We’ll start off next week with a look at Liar’s Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python’s Graham Chapman (2012), a surreal animated concoction narrated from beyond the grave by Chapman himself. We’ll follow that up with a couple of flicks from the reader-suggested review queue: the “New French Extremity” horror Sheitan (2006) and Lars von Trier’s misanthropic Dogville (2003). To cap off the week, Alfred will finish up his survey of the overlooked career of Harry Langdon with a review of The Chaser (1928), the second (and last existing) self-directed feature from slapstick’s “forgotten clown.”
Nothing (for you) to worry about, but our Google traffic took an unexplained nosedive this week. We still manage to locate mucho weird search terms sticking out of the statistical traffic wreckage like severed limbs. We’ll start with the person looking for advice to “stop dogs humping gf wakeup” (wanting to stop dogs from humping your girlfriend is perfectly understandable—it’s only the unexplained “wakeup” at the end that turns it into a weird search term). If that doesn’t ring your weird bell, how about the guy who’s looking to “chat shrewish directly”? And, while we’d actually like to see “bizarre movie about love transforming into goat,” if we had our video druthers we’d check out this week’s Weirdest Search Term of the Week winner, “naked barbarela vs. king kong,” instead. Why, oh why did Dino de Laurentiis have to die before he could greenlight that script?
Here’s how the ridiculously-long-and-ever-growing reader-suggested review queue stands: Sheitan (next week!); Dogville (next week!); Liquid Sky (re-review); Society (official review); “Foutaises”; Julien Donkey-boy; Amelie; The 7 Faces of Dr. Lao; 1; Fast, Cheap and Out of Control; Tokyo Continue reading WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE
Well, it’s the last week to vote in the 2012 edition of the Weirdcademy Awards. If you guys don’t mobilize, then Tim & Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie is going to win Weirdest Picture—something of an embarrassment for us, since we judged the movie as not that weird. (Since this contest mimics the Academy Awards, however, maybe it’s appropriate that the weirdest movie of the year not win the Weirdest Picture award, since the best movie of the year rarely wins the Best Picture award). All of the categories are still competitive except Weirdest Actor, where Denis Lavant’s lead is so huge we might as well declare him the victor already. Don’t forget you can also vote for Weirdest Short Film of 2012 (we’ve embedded all ten nominees).
Speaking of the Academy Awards and weird short films, a strange little Belgian movie called “Death of a Shadow “—about a soul who uses a magic camera to collects shadows of people at the moment of their death—somehow made it into the Oscar short film short list, giving us occasion to do a writeup on “Oscar Nominated Short Films” (the shorts collection is now touring major theaters in the U.S. for the second year). We’ll also delve into the reader-suggested review queue for a look at the absurdly shocking nude kill-fest Bloodsucking Freaks (1978), as well as scope out Criterion’s newly released version of the classic anti-Nazi magical realist satire The Tin Drum (with 20 minutes of never-before seen footage). Alfred will also finish up his coverage of forgotten silent clown Harry Langdon with The Strong Man (1926), in which the child-man hero is pressed into duty as the titular circus attraction. And of course, Weirdcademy Awards voting closes this Sunday the 24th, so we’ll be announcing the winners, thus making the televised Oscars obsolete.
It’s a scattershot bunch of search terms we had to wade through this week looking for our Weirdest Search Term of the Week, but although there were no spectacular entries we did find evidence of some strange folk out there in Googleland. First off is the guy looking for “accordion nude,” which we have to admit is one of the tamer fetishes we encounter (there is so much sick stuff out there we dare not print in this space…) Upping the ante a bit, we get “comedy semen explosion” (although we would like to suggest semen explosion is a serious matter and nothing to laugh at). Moving away from the sickos: we get lots of requests to find weird movies based on people’s sketchy memories, and in many cases there’s not much to go on. We think the following search probably takes the cake for vagueness, however: “whats the name of the movie with two people moving around.” If you have a guess, leave it in the comments below! This week, however, we”ll award Weirdest Search Term of the Week to the phrase the mystified us the most: “blue kitty mouth zoom eating the camera.” Blue kitty? Mouth zoom? Eating the camera? Each of those elements is weird enough on their own, but put them all together and you’re looking at something monumentally nonsensical.
Here’s how the ridiculously-long-and-ever-growing reader-suggested review queue now stands: Bloodsucking Freaks (next week!); The Tin Drum (next week!); Liquid Sky (re-review); Society (official review); “Foutaises”; Dogville; Julien Donkey-boy; Amelie; The 7 Faces of Dr. Lao; 1; Fast, Continue reading WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE
You have two weeks left to vote in the 2012 Weirdcademy Awards. Right now, Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie is still leading the race for Weirdest Picture, despite our staff’s firm refusal to endorse the cult comedy duo’s feature debut as an exemplary weird movie. Denis Lavant continues to kill in the Weirdest Actor category for his 12-part performance as “Mr. Oscar” in Holy Motors, and Quvenzhané Wallis leads for Weirdest Actress for her performance as Hushpuppy in Beasts of the Southern Wild. The tightest race is in Weirdest Scene, where the accordion concerto from Holy Motors and Tim & Eric’s “Shrim” advertisement are running neck and neck.
Meanwhile, people are continuing to avoid voting in our Weirdest Short competition, despite the fact that we’ve embedded all ten of the nominees for ease of viewing. We figured it out—next year, we’ll narrow the field down to only five entries, so it’s less of a time commitment for you guys to check out the films. Our bad. Still, we encourage you to check out some great professional quality weird films and to vote in the competition.
In terms of new movie reviews, next week you can check out King King Lives (1986), the bizarrely bad and belated sequel to the already pretty darn awful 1976 giant ape reboot. We’ll dig into the reader-suggested review queue for a look at the druggy caper comedy Weirdsville (2007) and our official take on the sexy Czech awakening-to-womanhood dream Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (1970). To top off the week Alfred checks out the silent clown Harry Langdon’s shorts (uh, his short films, that is).
We’ll devote this installment of Weirdest Search Terms of the Week entirely to the deranged porn searchers looking for erotica so specialized that it amazes even us (we’re excluding the people looking for info on “horny cats” and “lactating beer movie” for being too normal). Our first nominee is “youtube pigmy lingerie films erotic” (can you imagine unerotic pigmy lingerie films?) If that request doesn’t strike you as quite that weird, then how about “movie hot parody orgy snake forced” (sounds pretty sick, until you consider that the searcher is looking for a parody of hot forced snake orgy movies). If you still consider this search in the range of normal human sexual curiosity, then how about our Weirdest Search Term of the Week, “video porn angelic girl makes a straw with his feet to his friend”? We thought as much.
Here’s the ridiculously-long-and-ever-growing reader-suggested review queue: Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (next week!); Weirdsville (next week); Liquid Sky (re-review); Society (official review); “Foutaises”; Bloodsucking Freaks; Dogville; Julien Donkey-boy; Amelie; The 7 Faces of Dr. Continue reading WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE
There are three more weeks to vote for the Weirdcademy Awards: plenty of time to influence the results. As it stands Tim & Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie is leading 2012’s Weirdest Picture race, causing us no end of potential embarassment since our staff declined to consider it for a spot on the List of the 366 Weirdest Movies of All Time. Denis Lavant continues to run away with the Weirdest Actor prize for his multi-role performance as the malleable Mr. Oscar in Holy Motors, while cutiepie Quvenzhané Wallis clings to a lead in the Weirdest Actress poll. Weirdest Scene is a dead heat between Holy Motors‘ accordion concerto and Billion Dollar Movie‘s shrim-vertisement. You can also vote for the Weirdest Short Film of 2012: we’ve collected all ten nominees together on one page, so you can’t complain you didn’t see them.
As for what’s coming up in the review queue next week—we’re not entirely sure yet. We can promise you coverage of that uniquely British phenomenon, “Jerry Springer: The Opera” (the performance DVD featuring the London cast, not the New York stage production with Harvey Keitel as the titular sleazebag), along with Paul Bartel‘s uniquely American spoof of the Old West, Lust in the Dust (featuring Divine as a dancehall girl). As for the rest of the week, we’re kicking around a few candidates that include the Nazi allegory The Tin Drum and the midnight musical The Forbidden Zone.
You’ll just have to check in to see what we finally decide to go with… (UPDATE: It’s Forbidden Zone!)
One of the wierd things about our Weirdest Search Term of the Week contest is how often strange searches come in thematic bunches… as if our server logs are reflecting the weird zeitgeist, or something. To wit: there was a defitinite cannabilism trend this week, with separate searchers looking for info on “japanese girls been killed and cooked on fire eaten” and “photos of witches cooking nude little boy in a big oven real photos” (real photos??) In a similar vein, we think the guys searching for “fully fully sexy movies list” and “south africa sexay full sexay movies film” just have to be related. Still, some searchers retain their own bizarre uniqueness, like the guy or gal looking for “armless bondage ballet boots” (aren’t all boots armless?) and the official winner of this week’s Weirdest Search Term contest: “vulva flamy move.” If your vulva was flamy, you’d move too!
Here’s the state of the ridiculously-long-and-ever-growing reader-suggested review queue: Lust in the Dust (next week!); Forbidden Zone (next week!); Liquid Sky (re-review); Society (official review); “Foutaises”; Bloodsucking Freaks; Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (official review); Dogville; Julien Donkey-boy; Amelie; The 7 Faces of Dr. Lao; 1; Fast, Cheap and Out of Control; Tokyo Gore Continue reading WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE
The voting continues in the 2012-2013 Weirdcademy Awards. Unlike last year, none of the nominees have organized an online campaign—yet—so your vote can still influence the results. Tim & Eric fans have moved the duo’s Billion Dollar Movie into narrow first place leads in both the “Weirdest Movie” and “Weirdest Scene” categories. Meanwhile, Denis Lavant is (rightfully) leaving the competition in the dust due to the dozen roles he played in Holy Motors, while cutie Quvenzhané Wallis continues to impress even the weirdest voters. Vote for the 3rd Annual Weirdcademy Awards here, and you can also watch and vote for the Weirdest Short Film of 2012 here.
Next week, we’ll start our review journey off by cruising to nowhere on Monte Hellman‘s existential Two-Lane Blacktop (1971), accompanied by non-acting musicians James Taylor and Dennis Wilson; then we’ll climb Giorgos Lanthimos‘ conceptually imposing Greek Alps (2012) (about a troupe who substitute for dead loved ones to ease the grieving process); we’ll sail out to Korea’s The Isle [Seom] for a bizarre aquatic sadomasochistic love/hate story; and we’ll end up the week in a world far, far away (the afterlife, to be precise), as we take a peek at the new web series “The Book of Dallas.” It’s all in a week’s work for our well-traveled globetrotters (it helps that we don’t have to leave the comfort of our couches to cover this vast cinematic universe).
It’s time once again to dip into our server logs and retrieve the oddest of the odd queries as we search for our Weirdest Search Term of the Week. Sometimes there’s synchronicity among bizarre searches, and we wonder if maybe Searcher A’s “wow1981&jj boobs” might possibly belong on Searcher B’s “list of boob oriented movies.” The search for “picaresque upskirts around the world all free movie tube” goes in our “are you sure that was the adjective you meant to use?” file. We saw a couple of “conversational” style searches this week, starting with “in a film a couple went to jungle for love. but they are surrounded by few beatiful naked women. they both attracted by them and attacked as they are cannibals.” Do tell. There was also “: i remember once when i was young, and i was coming back from some place, a movie or something. movie,” which is the kind of search term that makes you think you’ve arrived in the middle of a conversation. But for all of this, our winner of the Weirdest Search Term of the Week award goes to the simple “hypnotized japanese orgasm.” The phrase has a certain bizarre rhythm to it, very pleasing to the inner ear. Repeat it to yourself: “hypnotized japanese orgasm, hypnotized japanese orgasm”… you’re getting sleepy… sleepy… oh yeah, that’s the stuff!
Here’s how the ridiculously-long-and-ever-growing reader-suggested review queue stands: Seom [The Isle] (next week!); Liquid Sky (re-review); Society (official review); “Foutaises”; Bloodsucking Freaks; Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (official review); Dogville; Julien Donkey-boy; Amelie; Continue reading WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE
Don’t forget to vote for the 2012 Weidcademy Awards, and for the Weirdest Short Film of 2012! Currently, “Solipsist” is running away with the Weirdest Short competition, Holy Motors leads for Weirdest Picture and Weirdest Actor (Denis Lavant), Quvenzhané Wallis is out-cuting the Weirdest Actress field, and there is an extremely tight three-way race for Weirdest Scene of 2012 between Holy Motors‘ accordion intermission, Beasts of the Southern Wild‘s oil rig brothel visit, and the Shrimverstisement from Tim & Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie. Polls stay open until Feb. 24 so there’s still plenty of time to influence the results!
We promised we would be digging into the long-neglected reader-suggested review queue when January rolled around, and we’re finally making good on that promise this week with a trio of reviews, as we delve into the insanity of Wojciech Has‘ The Hour-glass Sanatorium, take a last look at Robert Fuest‘s culty sci-fi effort The Final Programme [AKA The Last Days of Man on Earth], and decide whether to prove or disprove Pier Paolo Pasolini’s existential Teorema. Meanwhile, Alfred finishes up his Charlie Chaplin coverage (for now) with a piece on the Tramp’s early feature, The Kid (1921).
Every week as we search our server logs looking for our Weirdest Search Term of the Week, we notice We see a large number of movie searches from people who are too shy to post a “what was that weird movie?” query onsite: people looking for things like “movie witch makes porn bakery,” “old french naughty vegetables movies,” and “documentary geriatric incestuous hillbillies.” While we don’t have any titles for any of those (rightful) obscure films, we do have a suggestion for the person who asked “whats the movies name where a girl has a penis for a face” (our guess: “Nonexistent Movie”). But our Weirdest Search Term of the Week winner wasn’t movie related at all; we chose the mysterious “1 old man person bath and thinking something.” I’ll be retiring to the bathtub to soak and think about what that bizarre query could possibly refer to.
Here’s how the ridiculously-long-and-ever-growing reader-suggested review queue stands: The Hour-glass Sanatorium [Saanatorium pod klepsidra] (next week!); Final Programme (next week!); Teorema (next week!); Liquid Sky (re-review); Society;“Foutaises”; Bloodsucking Freaks; Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (official review); Dogville; Julien Donkey-boy; Amelie; The 7 Faces of Continue reading WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE
We start out this week’s edition of “What’s in the Pipeline” with a Shameless Plug: Episode 1 of the family friendly horror-comedy web-series “Creeporia” (co-produced by Fringe Cineaste Alfred Eaker) is up for a special preview, for three days only. For $2.99 you get a 24-hour rental of what’s described as “50 minutes of weird, bizarre and occasionally funny entertainment…” Click here to check her out!
As far as what we’ll be doing around here next week: well, if you’ve been paying attention, you’ve noticed that they released the Academy Awards nominees for 2012’s movies. You also probably noticed that Doggiewoggiez! Poochiewoochiez! was snubbed for Best Picture (it didn’t even get a Best Editing nomination!) To rectify that and other Academy omissions (no Best Actor nomination for Denis Lavant for playing a fashion model-abducting leprechaun and nine other roles in Holy Motors?), we’ll be bringing you the 3rd Annual Weirdcademy Awards—where you, the proud weirdos of the world, pick the winners! We’ll also discuss the strange sexual subtexts of John Ford’s 7 Women (1966), Alfred will finish off his review of Chaplin‘s tenure at First National, and we’ll go crazy for Ken Russell‘s maniacal musical comedy Lisztomania (1975).
Every week, fetish porn searchers dominate our Weirdest Search Term of the Week contest, usually polluting our server logs with depraved queries that can’t be reprinted on a family website like this one. This week, however, we found the horny surfers were curiously tamer than usual. Take, for example, the guy who, tired of all the fancy gestures that usually dominate the genre, went looking for “plain lesbian incest movies.” That fellow may have wanted to tone things down in the lesbian incest field, but we noticed another searcher with an even rarer (and tamer) fetish: “nose, his mouth was empty porn movie.” The search for “a movie about a girl who poses like people” will undoubtedly outrage the Girls Are People Too! crowd. Our official Weirdest Search Term of the Week, however, has a classically bizarre simplicity that tickles our sensibilities: someone went looking for information on “mermaid spit.” Sometimes it’s the simplest searches that are the weirdest.
Here’s how the ridiculously-long-and-ever-growing reader-suggested review queue stands: The Hour-glass Sanatorium [Saanatorium pod klepsidra]; Liquid Sky (re-review); Society; Final Programme; “Foutaises”; Bloodsucking Freaks; Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (official review); Dogville; Continue reading WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE
We’re slipping into 2013 slowly and casually. We’ll start off the week with a detailed reader review of the nutty Spanish sci-fi/horror hybrid Horror Express (1972); we’ll also take a dip into that long-neglected reader suggested review queue for a look at David Lynch‘s noirish 1997 identity parable, Lost Highway. Since it’s the only official awards we participate in, we’ll also take time out to report on the winners of the 2012 Online Film Critic’s Society Awards (nominees here), and Alfred will continue delving into his massive archives of Charlie Chaplin material to discuss the Tramp’s time at First National Studios.
It was another thin week for weird search terms, but as always we will take the oddest queries we discover in our server logs and present them to you in a little segment we like to call “Weirdest Search Terms of the Week.” In the holiday leftovers category comes the search for “old christmas movies with midgets dressed like pigs.” On a less seasonal and more universal note, another searcher asks the eternal question, “what causes dizzles all the time?” As usual, it was the horny pron searchers who sought out the most bizarre Internet documents. Typically these guys’ queries are too obscene to reprint in a family website like this one, but thanks to some creatively deranged spelling we’re able to bring you “people nuding songing when the laidy suking the willy and the mad suking bubbs youtube vidos” as our Weirdest Search Term of the Week.
Although Morgan will be outraged that we’ve passed over The Hourglass Sanitorium once again (sorry!), we nonetheless present the current state of our ridiculously-long-and-ever-growing reader-suggested review queue: Lost Highway (next week!); The Hour-glass Sanatorium [Saanatorium pod klepsidra]; Liquid Sky (re-review); Society; Final Programme; “Foutaises”; Bloodsucking Freaks; Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (official review); Continue reading WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE
A few notes: #1, we are planning to focus harder on covering reader suggestions and new releases in the coming weeks.
Also, note two category name changes. We changed the generic “Weird Movies” to “Certified Weird (The List).” (That should help with branding). Second, we decided the name “Borderline Weird” was highly misleading; the entries in that category are not marginal in their weirdness, but are actually movies that impressed us in some way with their weirdness but weren’t strong enough to make it on the List on the first ballot. That category has been renamed with the more accurate title “List Candidates.” The designation “Borderline Weird” will remain on old reviews until we get around to renaming everything, but at least it’s a start towards better clarity and organization.
Upcoming reviews next week include a guest review by The Cinematheque‘s Kevyn Knox of the camp western classic Johnny Guitar (1954). We’ll tackle the following new releases: the offbeat legal thriller Order of Chaos (2010); the 2010 remake of Nightmare on Elm Street; and Werner Herzog’s spin on the Bad Lieutenant archetype, Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009), starring a gonzo Nic Cage. Off the reader-suggested review queue, we’ll take a whack at screenwriter Charlie Kaufman‘s impressive debut Being John Malkovich (1999). Add in a review of Tim Burton‘s glorious Ed Wood (1994) and you’ve got another week of weirdness.
There weren’t too many candidates in weird search terms used to locate the site this week, but for the most bizarre one we’ll settle on “knotholes greased up with lard,” even though that search returns a legitimate result on the site.
Here’s the reader-suggested review queue:Trash Humpers (still waiting for the DVD); Mary and Max (later today); Being John Malkovich (next week); The Science of Sleep; The Attic Expeditions; After Last Season; Getting Any?; Performance; The Apple; Arizona Dream; Songs From The Second Floor; Singapore Sling; Alice [Neco z Alenky]; Necromentia; Hour of the Wolf; MirrorMask; Possession; Suspiria; Wild Zero; 4; Nothing (2003); The Peanut Butter Solution; Ninja Scroll; Perfume: The Story of a Murderer; Faust; Sublime; Battle Royale; Pink Floyd: The Wall; Escanaba In Da Moonlight; Jesus Christ, Vampire Hunter; Zardoz; The Films of Suzan Pitt; Toto the Hero [Toto le Héros]; Paprika; The Holy Mountain; Brazil; The Casserole Masters; Dark Crystal; Throw Away Your Books, Rally in the Streets; The Nines; The Pillow Book; Final Flesh; Lunacy [Sílení]; Inmortel; Tetsuo; Dead Ringers; Kairo [AKA Pulse]; The Guatemalan Handshake; Dead Leaves; The Seventh Seal; Primer; Maniac (1934); Hausu; A Boy and His Dog; 200 Motels; Private Parts (1972); Saddest Music in the World; Mulholland Drive; The American Astronaut; Blood Tea and Red Strings; The Films of Kenneth Anger, Vol. II (for Lucifer Rising, among others); Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory ; The Bride of Frank; La Grande Bouffe; Uzumaki [Spiral]; Hedwig and the Angry Inch; Even Dwarves Started Small; Bunny & the Bull; “I Killed My Lesbian Wife, Hung Her on a Meat Hook, and Now I Have a Three-Picture Deal at Disney” (assuming I can find it); Cinema 16: European Short Films; Freaked; Session 9; Schizopolis; Strings; Dellamorte Dellamore [AKA Cemetery Man]; The Hour-glass Sanatorium [Saanatorium pod klepsidra]; The Addiction; Liquid Sky; The Quiet; Shock Treatment; Tuvalu; “Zombie Jesus” (if we can locate it); 3 Dev Adam; Fantastic Planet; “Twin Peaks” (TV series); Society; May; The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension; Little Otik; Final Programme; Careful; Sweet Movie; The Triplets of Belleville; “Foutaises” (short); Johnny Suede; “Jam” (TV, UK, 2000), The Tale of the Floating World, Un Chien Andalou, Bloodsucking Freaks; Fellini Satyricon; Three Crowns of the Sailor; 8 1/2; Death Race 2000; Dororo; Lost Highway; Valerie and Her Week of Wonders; Dogville; and Julien Donkey-boy; Amelie; The Ten; The 7 Faces of Dr. Lao; 1; Fast, Cheap and Out of Control; Tokyo Gore Police; At Midnight I’ll Take Your Soul; The Trial [Le procès) (1962); Marquis; Hell Comes to Frogtown; Hellzapoppin’; Seom [The Isle]; Allegro Non Troppo; Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus; Lust in the Dust; Celine and Julie Go Boating; “Franz Kafka’s It’s a Wonderful Life;” The Magic Christian; Black Cat, White Cat; The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T; Abnormal: The Sinema of Nick Zedd; Robot Monster; Nightdreams; 3 Women; Rubin & Ed; Teeth; Vera; Weirdsville; Prospero’s Books; Inferno; Garden State; Persona; and The Real McCoy; Rat Pfink a Boo Boo; Themroc; Candy (1968); Run Lola Run; Pink Flamingos; Buffalo ’66; Northfork; Weekend; The Room; Glen or Glenda?; Night of the Hunter; The Fox Family; Midnight Skater; Angelus; Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs; Twister (1989); Yokai Monsters, Vol. 1: Spook Warfare [AKA Big Monster War]; Haxan; This Filthy Earth; Conspirators of Pleasure; Piano Tuner of Earthquakes; Clean, Shaven; Bubba Ho-Tep; Sheitan; Innocence; “Chingsao the Clown”; Léolo; 2001: A Space Odyssey; Blue Velvet; ID (2005); Master of the Flying Guillotine; Yesterday Was a Lie; The Ninth Configuration; Forbidden Zone; The Cell; The Illustrated Man; The Man Who Fell to Earth; Fando y Lis; Rampo Noir; Head; Christmas on Mars; “Broken Glass”; and Videodrome.
Next week you can expect to see reviews of Cat People (the 1982 remake), the overlooked biopic Bronson (a heavily stylized account of Britain’s most violent prisoner), and, from out of the reader-suggested review queue, the Roman Polanski absurdist sex-comedy (!) What (Diary of Forbidden Dreams) [Che?]. Add in another B-western review from Alfred Eaker and you have a week!
It was a poor week for weird search terms. Did the people searching for bizarre insect porn and Napoleon riding cults take the week off? But we found that “vega sex capsule man” (the worst superhero ever?) had a certain weird ring to it. Honorable mention to the guy looking for “zex in zex movies.”
Here’s how the reader-suggested review queue stands: What? (Diary of Forbidden Dreams) (next week); Xtro; Basket Case; Suicide Club; O Lucky Man!; Trash Humpers (when/if released); Gozu; Tales of Ordinary Madness; The Wayward Cloud; Kwaidan; Six-String Samurai; Andy Warhol’s Trash; Altered States; Memento; Nightmare Before Christmas/Vincent/Frankenweenie; The Science of Sleep; The Attic Expeditions; After Last Season; Getting Any?; Performance; Being John Malkovich; The Apple; Southland Tales; Arizona Dream; Spider (2002); Songs From The Second Floor; Singapore Sling; Alice [Neco z Alenky]; Necromania (1971, Ed Wood); Hour of the Wolf; MirrorMask; Possession; Suspiria; Mary and Max; Wild Zero; 4; Nothing (2003); The Peanut Butter Solution; Ninja Scroll; Perfume: The Story of a Murderer; Danger: Diabolik; Faust; Sublime; Battle Royale; Pink Floyd: The Wall; Escanaba In Da Moonlight; Jesus Christ, Vampire Hunter; Zardoz; The Films of Suzan Pitt; Toto the Hero [Toto le Héros]; Paprika; The Holy Mountain; Brazil; The Casserole Masters; Dark Crystal; Throw Away Your Books, Rally in the Streets; The Nines; 964 Pinocchio; The Pillow Book; Final Flesh; Lunacy [Sílení]; Inmortel; Tetsuo; Dead Ringers; Kairo [AKA Pulse]; The Guatemalan Handshake; Dead Leaves; Frownland; The Seventh Seal; Taxidermia; Primer; Maniac (1934); Hausu; A Boy and His Dog; 200 Motels; Walkabout; Private Parts (1972); Possession; Saddest Music in the World; Mulholland Drive; The American Astronaut; Blood Tea and Red Strings; Malice in Wonderland; The Films of Kenneth Anger, Vol. II (for Lucifer Rising, among others); The Human Centipede (First Sequence); Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory ; The Bride of Frank; La Grande Bouffe; Uzumaki [Spiral]; and Hedwig and the Angry Inch.
In other news, we added a slight update to Steppenwolf‘s Certified Weird entry after discovering this informative 2000 article from The Guardian about colorful co-producer Melvin Abner, whose idea of movie pre-production involved dropping acid with Timothy Leary!