We were so fearful of Dark Shadows, Tim Burton‘s latest Gothic comedy, that we farmed out the review assignment to poor sucker—I mean, trusted industry professional—James Mannan for comment. Meanwhile, our staff is staying away from Hollywood summer blockbusters and focusing our energy on weird world classics, starting with the 1966 Czech New Wave omnibus film Pearls of the Deep, which includes a couple of surreal segments and a couple of entries by directors whose work should end up represented on the List. We’ll also dig into the reader-suggested review queue for Cemetery Man [AKA Dellamorte Dellamore], the world’s only arthouse surrealist Italian zombie gore movie, and maybe even bring you coverage of some surprise deep-catalog vintage exploitation films.
It wasn’t a banner week for weird search terms—summer blockbuster malaise must be infecting Google—but we always see something strange in our server logs to pass along to you. We’ll start with the quest for info about a “thai movie she as hot boob and was killing his king” (Google suggests this searcher might have meant “thai movie she is hot boob and was killing his king,” which is really not as helpful as the Googlebot thinks). There’s also the mind-boggling request for “www.empty libido in alex movies.com” (turns out that domain name is still available!) It’s not weird enough to win, but we just can’t pass up passing along this search we thought we’d never see: “mullets for preteen girls.” For our Weirdest Search Term of the Week award, we’re going to go with the elegantly simple, but still incomprehensible search for “plasticity her panties.”
Here’s how the ridiculously-long-and-ever-growing reader-suggested review queue stands: Dellamorte Dellamore [AKA Cemetery Man] (next week!); “My Wrongs 8245-8249 and 117″; The Hour-glass Sanatorium [Saanatorium pod klepsidra] (out of print in Region 1, but we’ll keep looking); Liquid Sky (re-review); 3 Dev Adam; Fantastic Planet; “Twin Peaks” (TV series); Continue reading WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE