Next week we start off with a theme: it’s mini-Lucio Fulci week, as Giles Edwards takes on City of the Living Dead while G. Smalley goes into The Beyond (1981). The latter makes for a perfect transition into the reader-selection Beyond the Black Rainbow (2010). Meanwhile, we note that the Summer Blockbuster season is creeping up upon us, and so Alfred Eaker will be looking at what’s coming up—and asking you to choose which bombastic cinematic atrocity he should be forced to endure! What a week, what a week!
It’s time again for our rundown of the strangest search terms we spotted in our referral logs last week—a little feature we like to call “Weirdest Search Terms of the Week.” First up is “orange rensy jappanes sex vedio,” which would probably be weird even without the obvious misspellings (what could “orange rensy” possibly be?) Still, it’s not quite as weird as the search for “movie where guyruns up stairs and starts singing brrrrrrrrrr.” Yet both of these pale in peculiarity next to this week’s official Weirdest Search Term: “two sexy nuns sucking each others huge – duck movie下午3:33http://duckmovie.” To make the search even weirder, if you put that insanely-phrased query into Google, you will notice that the assiduous search engine returns (as you would expect) exactly zero hits. So how in the world did the searcher end up on our site? Accept the mystery!
Here’s how the ridiculously-long reader-suggested review queue stands: The Beyond (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 Guillotine; Continue reading WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE
Happy Easter, weirdophiles!
Next week, intrepid correspondent Caleb Moss will introduce 366 readers to a hard-to-classify little project going by the (accurate) name, “Aleister Crowley’s The Rite of Mars: A Rock Opera.” G. Smalley will follow up with the equally odd An American Hippie in Israel, and we’ll also cover a pair of recent Criterion Collection releases of films that have received attention on these pages before: Carl Theodor Dreyer‘s shadowy 1932 horror classic Vampyr, and the Certified Weird Fellini Satyricon.
We’ll also announce the winner of the March Madness Mad Movie List Candidate tournament on Tuesday: you will have today and tomorrow to cast your vote for the winner of the championship match between the two surreal science fiction-y finalists, Beyond the Black Rainbow and The Congress.
When you don’t speak English very well, and/or you’re drunk, and you have foggy half-memories of a movie that was probably pretty strange to start with, you’re headed for a spot in our weekly survey of Weirdest Search Terms of the Week. That’s the case with the people searching for “love crazzy boy that they tied up girls nacked” and “cartoon film where old man had robots in a tree elivaror.” The strangest of these queries, and therefore the official winner of our Weirdest Search Term of the Week contest, is “what is the name of the movie when teo girls are sitting in a roller coaster seat and they get stick and then a guy gets a while in his stomach.” I can’t even think of a single movie where a guy gets a while in his stomach, much less one that meets all those bizarre criteria.
Here’s how the ridiculously-long reader-suggested review queue stands: An American Hippie in Israel (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 Continue reading WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE
366 Weird Movies, the premier site for coverage of the cinematically surreal, bizarre, cult, oddball, fantastique, psychedelic, and the just plain weird, has released its slate of reviews for the week of March 20-April 4. “We’re very excited about this week’s lineup, which we believe creates multiple paradigmatic synergies and added value for the brand-engaged weird movie consumer,” said G. Smalley, 366 Weird Movies’ CWO (Chief Weird Officer). The week’s reviews begin with exciting new reviewing discovery Giles Edwards analyzing Alain Resnais’ rare 1968 time travel tale Je T’aime, Je T’aime. The CWO himself will assay Jake Squared, the self-indulgent new release about a self-indulgent filmmaker who finds multiple copies of himself at different ages running around as he tries to film his life story. Fringe Cinema expert Alfred Eaker promises us something from the canon of the esteemed Ingmar Bergman. Plus, Smalley promises a surprise movie review, which he will only describe as “a little film that many of readers know and have been silently clamoring for, but which is new to me. When I saw it for the first time, I was blown away, wondering how I had managed to miss this bizarro classic for so long.” All this, plus popular running features like “Weird Horizon” and “Saturday Short” make 366 Weird Movies your premier destination for weird movie coverage in the last week of March/first week of April.
In further 366 Weird Movies news, the website has released its weekly list of the weirdest search terms used to locate the site. This week’s runners-up include “accidental sexchange from (fiction)” and “carolina crash barbarella porno,” while the official winner of the Weirdest Search Term of the Week contest was “3d tall giant big guy tall mini small gay video porn gay.” “We are thrilled and excited at the weirdness of the search terms used to locate the site this week, which we believe enhances the richly integrated media experience today’s socially-conscious millennials demand, while simultaneously demonstrating cross-viral appeal to our key demographics,” said Smalley. “The searches suggest that we appeal equally to tall giant big guys and mini small gays.”
Finally, the website would like to release an updated version of its “ridiculously-long and ever growing” [TM] reader-suggested review queue: Society (DVD re-release expected soon!); The Fox Family; Angelus; This Filthy Earth; Conspirators of Pleasure; Innocence; Blue Velvet; Continue reading PRESS RELEASE: WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE
Here’s our review lineup next week: Alex Kittle will scope out David Cronenberg‘s Hollywood satire Maps to the Stars; Caleb Moss will look at the low-budget home invasion drama A Killer Conversation for 366 Underground (and also get it out of the reader-suggested review queue); G. Smalley will go beyond the stars, and take 2001: A Space Odyssey out of the reader-suggested review queue; and Alfred Eaker plans to turn his attention from Federico Fellini to Werner Herzog. Yep, Cronenberg, Kubrick and Herzog all in the same week!
There are some real sickos out there searching for bizarre things that even we can’t print, but we will nonetheless bring you the (printable) weirdest search terms used to locate the site this week in our weekly feature we call Weirdest Search Terms of the Week. First off, “vacuuming mom” searches have become so common that they are no longer eligible to be named Weirdest Search Term of the Week. This week we saw “vacuuming sucks up mom,” “vacuuming sucks up,” and “vacuuming moms sucking up.” OK, you vacuum freaks can quit now. On to searches that do have a chance to be named weirdest of the week, starting with “5th e3e0ent,” which we will give an honorary “worst use of numerals to substitute for letters award” (why not “5th 313m3nt”?) Next up, in the “so mundane it’s weird” category, it’s “movie were man remembers to bring a towel.” That would make for one anticlimactic beach movie. Our official winner of the Weirdest Search term of the Week contest, however, is “erotic man eating plant horror movie.” A horror movie revolving around a man eating a plant is a little odd (although it’s been done), but when it’s an erotic man munching on the gardenias, then it turns weird.
Here’s how the ridiculously-long reader-suggested review queue now stands: A Killer Conversation (next week!); 2001: A Space Odyssey (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 Guillotine; Yesterday Continue reading WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE
Next week is one of those weeks that’s still unsettled in terms of upcoming reviews. Rest assured that we’ll feature the following: another chance for readers to select one of our List Candidates as one of the official 366 Best Weird Movies of All Time—this time, in exciting tournament format, in honor of March. We’ll also review Hayao Miyazaki‘s 1992 flying pig anime Porco Rosso, and you can hope to see some more Fellini coverage from Alfred Eaker. We’ll have one more review for you next week, but you’ll have to check in to see what it is.
It was a very light week for weird search terms that brought people to the site, so sparse that we are forced to mention “nudist family hungry” and “human milking machine” as two of the very weirdest searches we saw. Perhaps those two searchers could help each other out? If we have to honor one search as the absolute weirdest of the week—and we do—we’ll take “weird searches mom vacuuming sucked up toys,” which continues the recent tradition of queries about moms vacuuming. Had we known the Internet was so hungry for information about vacuuming moms, we’d have started a site dedicated to that fetish (?) instead of weird movies. Too late now, but maybe when this project is completed.
Here’s how the ridiculously-long-and-ever-growing reader-suggested review queue now stands: Society (DVD re-release expected soon!); The Fox Family; Angelus; This Filthy Earth; Conspirators of Pleasure; Innocence; 2001: A Space Odyssey; Blue Velvet; ID (2005); Master Continue reading WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE
Here’s what’s up next week: looks at Heart Attack!, the documentary on Kelly Hughes’ unknown underground cinema; Fudge 44, a very different sort of experimental low-budget movie (that will also be embedded for your pleasure); Zéro de conduite, the 1933 anarchist classic; and, to top it off, Alfred Eaker will fill one of the few remaining gaps in our David Lynch coverage with a review of the atypical The Straight Story.
Now is that time you look forward to all week long: time to take stock of the weirdest search terms used to locate the site. We’ll start with a couple of oldies but goodies, back for a (second or third) weird turn. First off is frankenstein hypno handshake,” an official “Weirdest Search Term of the Week” from way back in 2011 that’s suddenly popped up again. Yep, once every four years seems about right for that search. Next we continue to be hit with vacuuming searches, as we saw both “mom vacuuming sucks up” and “vacuuming sucks up mom” this week. Of course we couldn’t ignore the search for “deadballthedark1993..movies………………………………………dvdsmovies…………..8” [sic], any more than we could fit it on a single line of our too-narrow layout. Nor could we overlook “reproduction how it works with a man andd woman you ttude liive,” a search which suggests that our public schools are failing terribly both at sex ed and basic literacy (or at least typing). Still, we chose “duke. of. hazy. tv” as our official Weirdest Search Term of the Week, simply because we have no idea what it could possibly mean. Well done!
Here’s how the ridiculously-long-and-growing-at-an-obscene-rate reader-suggested review queue now stands: Fudge 44 (next week!); Society (DVD re-release expected soon!); The Fox Family; Angelus; This Filthy Earth; Conspirators of Pleasure; Innocence; 2001: A Continue reading WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE
Here’s the plan for next week (substitutions possible but unlikely): we’ll start with a reader recommendation for Quentin Tarantino‘s Kill Bill (both vols). G. Smalley will take a look at Studio Ghibli’s environmental “racoon testicle” cartoon Pom Poko (1994) and Peter Greenaway‘s artsploitation revenge drama The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover (1989). Alfred Eaker will address one of the many gaps in our Federico Fellini coverage with an examination of La Strada, the maestro’s modern fable about a circus strongman and his waif slave. That’s a pretty impressive lineup of high quality movies; we hope our writers will be up to the challenge.
Now’s the time you’ve been waiting for all week—when we reveal the strangest search terms that brought people to the site the past seven days. We’ll start with a search that’s paradoxically so bland that it becomes weird: “australian movie of the asian man diving into a pool.” Even Australians can’t think this is a strong enough premise to maintain an entire movie. A weirder film might be “sci fi decadent teen bra movie” (I picture a “smart bra” that talks and gives its wearer indecent advice). But our official Weirdest Search Term of the Week once more returns to the theme of vacuuming and blogs: “mom vacuuming suck up blogger.” We’re not entirely sure how we became the Web’s #1 destination for weird vacuuming/blog searches, but we’ll take traffic any way we can get it.
Here’s how the ridiculously-long-and-ever-growing reader-suggested review queue now stands: The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover (next week!); Society (DVD re-release expected soon!); The Fox Family; Angelus; This Filthy Earth; Conspirators of Pleasure; Innocence; 2001: A Space Odyssey; Blue Velvet; ID (2005); Master of the Flying Guillotine; Yesterday Was a Lie; The Ninth Configuration; Love Me If Continue reading WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE