Next week, G. Smalley plunges into the reader-suggested review queue for a wallow in the British rarity This Filthy Earth, followed by a primer on the anthology sequel ABCs of Death 2 (the original certainly had its weird moments). In other recent movie news, Giles Edwards weighs in with his thoughts on 2014’s Inherent Vice, while Alfred Eaker braves the psychological horror of The Babadook.
It’s another horrid week (in more ways than one) for weird search terms used to locate the site. Nonetheless, we soldier on, reporting on the oddities we noticed in our server logs. First up is what is probably a fragment from a longer, weirder text: “another girl into a tree.” Not another one! Next up is “watch durg addcit women computer video movie stripes cop clotheson youtube,” which we only wish was a fragment of a longer text. Our official winner of our Weirdest Search Term of the Week comes with a disclaimer. We see plenty of depraved and obscene search terms each week that we choose not to report , both to spare the tender sensibilities of our readers and, more importantly, so that we don’t encourage these sickos to strive for greater heights of perverse searching in order to win our coveted award. This week, however, we make an exception for “bizzarre zoo animal bestial for exxxxxxxxtra porno baby,” due to the searchers innovatively weird use of the letter “x.” The “baby” at the end is just the cherry on top. Well done, you degenerate, but don’t do it again.
Here’s how the ridiculously-long-and-ever-growing reader-suggested review queue stands: This Filthy Earth (next week!); Society (DVD re-release coming soon!); The Fox Family; Angelus; Conspirators Continue reading WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE
Here’s what’s on tap next week: 366 Underground returns with a look at the low-budget Lynchian feature Night and a Switchblade; we whip up a review of Hitoshi Matsumoto‘s latest, the surreal sadomasochistic black comedy R100; then we’ll thrill to what may be Nicolas Cage‘s craziest performance (and that‘s saying something) in Vampire’s Kiss; and, currently in-between summer blockbusters, Alfred Eaker will revisit an old favorite (we’ll keep you in suspense as to which one).
We were complaining about the lack of weird search terms used to locate the site last week. We didn’t know how good we had it then, as the summer drought of strange searches intensified this week. Where are all the vacuuming fetish searches we used to depend on for a steady stream of traffic? Instead, we once more saw the feebly bizarre “experimental hillbilly movies.” Is the searcher is looking for experimental movies made by hillbillies, or movies about experimental hillbillies? Yeah, we’re stretching, but Google is giving us nothing to work with! Next up is “weirdest anime trapeze.” Unfortunately, the searcher is probably not looking for strange depictions of trapezes in anime shows, which would be a weird search indeed, but instead searching for an anime titled “Trapeze,” which he believes to be the weirdest. With such non-weird searches dominating the slate, we’re forced to go with “looking for 60s horro movie about a married lady into masicaism and has a daughter who threw up a frog” as our official Weirdest Search Term of the Week. Misspelling is the lowest form of search weirdness, it’s true, but we do want to see that movie…
Here’s how the ridiculously-long-and-ever-growing reader-suggested review queue stands: R100 (next week!); Society (DVD re-release coming soon!); The Fox Family; Angelus; This Filthy Earth; Continue reading WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE
Spring is springing as the weirdness heats up at 366 Weird Movies. Here’s the lineup next week: Scott Sentinella samples 2005’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; Giles Edwards gets Wild at Heart; G. Smalley is blindsided by the krazy kung fu epic Master of the Flying Guillotine; and Alfred Eaker tools down the highway to catch Mad Max: Fury Road. Summer movie season is starting, so why not beat that blockbuster heat with some refreshingly bracing weird movies seen in the comfort of your air conditioned personal movie palace?
Speaking of heating up, people are streaming to this site after typing the strangest things into Google these days, which makes choosing our Weirdest Search Term of the Week a breeze. We got hits for “naked discussions films” and “experimental hillbilly movies,” two weird film genres that we must confess are underrepresented even here. There was the man searching for “giant tall and mini small talk video porn gay,” who actually visited us months ago (unless there are two of guys out there looking for giant and mini gay porn videos…) We’ll even mention “hats the movie about a guy who goes into a wired town” (which we read as Hats: The Movie About a Guy Who Goes into a Weird Town, which is a title we’re considering copyrighting even though we don’t have a script yet). With all of that, our choice for our official Weirdest Search Term of the Week goes to the simple “werdo wichis live.” There are so many different ways to read that: “Weirdo Witches Live” (as in, they are alive), “Weirdo Witches Live!” (as in, see weirdo witches performing live, perhaps on a webcam), “Weirdo Which Is Live,” etc.
Here’s how the ridiculously-long reader-suggested review queue stands: Wild at Heart (next week!); Master of the Flying Guillotine (next week!); Society (DVD re-release expected soon!); The Fox Family; Continue reading WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE
Happy Mother’s Day to all the lovely ladies who give us the strength to go on for another week!
Next week, Giles Edwards devours the reader-suggested cannibal horror Ravenous (1999). Meanwhile, G. Smalley is fated to cover the reader-suggested time-paradox feature Predestination (2014), and throws in bonus coverage of Jean Cocteau’s Surrealist-influenced fairy tale adaptation Beauty and the Beast [La Belle at la Bte] (1946). Finally, still waiting for Summer Blockbuster season to officially kick off, Alfred Eaker bides his time with Boris Karloff, focusing on the man’s 1930-40s mad science roles.
Now it’s time for the rundown you’ve all been waiting for: our weekly look at the weirdest search terms that brought traffic to 366 Weird Movies this week, a little feature we like to call “Weirdest Search Terms of the Week.” First up, we were surprised that anyone would go searching for the much less popular Buckaroo Banzai ripoff, “buckaroo banal.” We were less surprised, however, by the search for “weird worm spitting white,” though if you actually enter that phrase into Google (and we recommend that you do), you may be surprised at what you see (it’s G-rated, we swear!) Given that neither of the two runner-ups seriously nudged the Weirdometer, our winner of the Weirdest Search Term of the Week has to be the very specific yet incoherent “italian circus artist seduced by by the thik thigh lesian bos.” Sounds like footage from a lost Federico Fellini porn movie, doesn’t it?
Here’s how the ridiculously-long reader-suggested review queue stands: Ravenous (next week!); Predestination (next week!); Society (DVD re-release expected soon!); The Fox Family; Angelus; This Filthy Continue reading WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE
Next week starts out with El Rob Hubbard considering a great weird director who has been somewhat neglected around here, Andrzej Zulawski; he’ll provide a Director Retrospective followed by a review of his first film, the WWII drama The Third Part of the Night (1971). Next, G. Smalley dives into the reader-suggested review queue and comes up with the classic disturbing thriller Blue Velvet (1986), while Alfred Eaker brushes for summer blockbuster season by taking a look at The Road Warrior (1981) in preparation for the upcoming Mad Max reboot. That should hold you guys for another week!
Now it’s time for our weekly look at the weirdest search terms we saw that brought traffic to 366 Weird Movies: a little feature we like to call “Weirdest Search Terms of the Week.” First, long-time readers will be happy to know that the vacuuming searches continue with both “vacuuming moms sucking up” and “sucked up vacuuming fetish” (a fetish? Really? We had no idea!) Next, “3d cgi animal octopus porn sex” is a search term whose weirdness (we hope) needs no explanation. Since we saw “vitaly rules google ☆*:.｡.゚゚･*ヽ(^ᴗ^)丿*･゚゚.｡.:*☆ ¯\_(ツ)_/¯(•ิ_•ิ)(ಠ益ಠ)(ಥ‿ಥ)(ʘ‿ʘ)ლ(ಠ_ಠლ)( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)ヽ(゚д゚)ノʕ•̫͡•ʔᶘ ᵒᴥᵒᶅ(=^. .^=)oo,” we obviously have to mention it. There is a story behind this which makes it less strange: “Vitaly” is Vitaly A. Popov, an idiot spammer from Samara, Russia, who believes that he is taunting Google with this fake referral spam. So, he’s more annoying than weird, which is why his artisinal search term only rates an honorable mention in our Weirdest Search Term of the Week contest. Instead, we’ll give the award to “dragon close down down everything should down out with the bank robber was the one i can’t tell what jacarah brothers,” which looks like about four or five weird search terms stuck together in one gooey string of oddness.
Here’s how the ridiculously-long reader-suggested review queue stands: Blue Velvet (next week); Society (DVD re-release expected soon!); The Fox Family; Angelus; This Filthy Earth; Conspirators Continue reading WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE
Next week’s review slate includes Giles Edwards on Werner Herzog‘s historical fever-dream Aguirre, the Wrath of God, while G. Smalley looks at Alain Robbe-Grillet‘s surreal 1983 mystery La Belle Captive and takes another swipe at the silent dystopian classic Metropolis (for what may be the last time, barring more rediscovered footage).
Alfred Eaker will bring us something, but we’re not sure what just yet. We can announce the lineup (as voted by readers) for this year’s edition of “Alfred Eaker vs. the Summer Blockbusters”: you opted to send our curmudgeonly critic to Mad Max, Pitch Perfect 2 (ouch!), Terminator: Genisys, and The Fantastic Four. Alfred is a cinema masochist, so there’s no need to feel bad for him.
Once again, we’re scrambling for weird search terms to fill up a few inches of space in our “Weirdest Search Term of the Week” contest. But the vacuuming searches keep rolling in: this week we saw both “mommy blog vacuuming up toys” and “vacuuming mom sucked up.” Wish we knew what these were all about, though maybe we’re better off not knowing. In other weird search news, we noticed “what is the animated film about people who walk into a room, do something, then leave”; we would argue that that description is just a little too vague to be helpful. For our official Weirdest Search Term of the week, we’ll go with “claymation umbrellas are people too.” That makes a great slogan, but at the risk of being labelled bigots, we are going to have to disagree; claymation umbrellas aren’t people, and should not be granted the right to vote or marry.
Here’s how the ridiculously-long and ever-growing reader-suggested review queue stands: Aguirre, the Wrath of God (next week!); Society (DVD re-release expected soon!); The Fox Family; Angelus; Continue reading WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE
Next week, El Rob Hubbard (anyone notice the slight change in spelling?) starts us off with his review of 1969’s hippie musical oddity Cult of the Damned [originally Angel, Angel, Down We Go], which was recently released for the first time on DVD. G. Smalley follows with coverage of the recent horror mindbender The House of Last Things and the reader-suggested surreal anime Cat Soup. While nervously waiting to see what summer blockbuster atrocities 366 readers plan to send him to see, Alfred Eaker plans on passing the time by watching a good sic-fi blockbuster of years past: A.I., the abandoned Stanley Kubrick project completed by Stephen Spielberg in (oddly enough) 2001.
Last week was one of those weeks that we like to complain about. Where are all the people typing bizarre, disjointed search terms into Google? The lack of such folks makes our search to find the Weirdest Search Term of the Week a challenge. So light was the flow this week we’re forced to look at “rocky ho” as one of our weird highlights (surely the searcher just accidentally hit “enter” too early, though we like to imagine he was actually looking for a prostitute made of stone). Our other candidates are “scarlett johansson fake butt” (not sure if they’re wondering if the actress has one, or they want to order one) and “th farm owner was a fat woman amd she’d ring a bell” (and…?) For our official Weirdest Search Term of the Week we’ll go back to the vacuuming well for “vacuuming mom sucked up.” We need to keep highlighting these or we will lose all our “vacuuming mom” traffic, which currently makes up about 16% of all visits to the site.
Here’s how the ridiculously-long nd ever-growing reader-suggested review queue stands: Cat Soup (next week!); Society (DVD re-release expected soon!); The Fox Family; Angelus; This Filthy Earth; Conspirators of Pleasure; Innocence; Blue Velvet; ID (2005); Master of the Flying Continue reading WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE