You can still vote for the Weirdcademy Awards for one more week! (Since you can vote once every 24 hours, that gives you 7 chances to swing the vote). The races have turned into popularity polls, with partisans of various obscure films stuffing the ballot boxes for their candidates—but these are cult movies, and that’s probably how it should be. May the movie with the most rabid online fan base win! Amy Groneing (Fathers’ Day) and Steve Little (The Catechism Cataclysm) hold commanding leads in the Weirdest Actress and Actor categories, with The Oregonian‘s “rainbow pee” sequence holding a 6 vote edge over its nearest competitor for “Weirdest Scene.” The race for Weirdest Picture is actually surprisingly close and hard-fought, with Maximum Shame leading Fathers’ Day by 14 votes (164-150) at the time of this writing.
The place your vote can make the most difference is in the Weirdest Short Film competition, where the lead vote getter (Harmony Korine’s “Snowballs”) has only 8 votes total and a slim margin of only 3 votes. Plus, it’s the only category where you can actually watch all the nominees, so get on it!
Next week’s reviews: we’ll tell you whether Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie (available On Demand now or in theaters March 2) is worth $7-8 bucks you’ll have to shell out to see it. From the reader-suggested review queue, we’ll tackle Marco Ferreri‘s gluttonous drama La Grande Bouffe (1973), about four middle aged men who decide to eat themselves to death. We’ll also take a look at the second of five recently re-released Jean Rollin erotic vampire films when we cover (hee hee) The Nude Vampire (1970), and Alfred will continue downing “Karloff’s Bizarre and Final Six Pack” with a sip from Cauldron of Blood (1970).
Plenty of weird search terms materialized on our server logs this week, and as always we share our favorites with you guys. Typically, it’s the pr0n searchers who provide the most amusing tidbits, and this week is no exception. What follows is the kind of stuff you might hope to find inside our first highlighted search term, “bizarre african porn attics.” First, here’s evidence of why, to avoid unfortunate misunderstandings, you should always consider word order when typing your Google queries: “favourite movies black cat snatch.” We were a bit confused by the request for “lesbian love and lesbian women and a dog watch free porn movies.” Even stranger, however, was “japanese astronaut puking fetish.” (We know fetishes have been getting awfully specialized lately, but really?) Still, nothing we saw this week topped the strangeness of our Weirdest Search Term of the Week, the schizophrenic search for info on “icy hot sexy women long but lacks a little boots testing lesbian videos the devil by my place.” Nicely done; we’re speechless.
Here’s the rundown of the insanely long reader-suggested review queue: La Grande Bouffe (next week); Hedwig and the Angry Inch; Even Dwarves Started Small; “My Wrongs 8245-8249 and 117″; Freaked; Schizopolis; Strings; Dellamorte Dellamore [AKA Cemetery Man]; The Continue reading WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE