MARCH MAD MOVIE MADNESS TOURNAMENT: THE EERIE 8

We know it’s already April, but we’re too in love with alliteration to change the tournament title.

We’ve reached the quarterfinals, with only eight favorite weird movies left of the original 366 contestants.

Mostly the favorites won in the previous round. The most interesting result was Mulholland Drive, which trailed in tight voting up until yesterday but came back at the last moment to defeat Hausu and set up a death-match with another powerhouse: Eraserhead.

Here are the official Eerie 8, along with the path they took to make it this far:

The Holy Mountain (1973): defeated Playtime (1967), 135-33; defeated The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975), 105-36; defeated Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), 108-45; defeated Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (1970), 107-46; defeated Spirited Away (2001), 78-55.

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968): defeated Dementia [Daughter of Horror] (1955), 125-18; defeated Lost Highway (1997), 99-52; defeated Enter the Void (2009), 107-42; defeated Santa Sangre (1989), 109-51; defeated Repo Man (1984), 92-47.

Suspiria (1977): defeated Hour of the Wolf [Vargtimmen] (1968), 87-24; defeated Vertigo (1958), 123-39; defeated Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998), 96-68; defeated The Hourglass Sanatorium (1973), 109-36; defeated Donnie Darko (2001), 93-48.

Tetsuo: The Iron Man (1989): advanced through play-in round; defeated Phantom of the Paradise (1974), 64-36; defeated After Hours (1985), 79-44; defeated The Cook the Thief His Wife & Her Lover (1989), 89-49; defeated Barton Fink (1991), 89-68; defeated Under the Skin (2013), 75-64,

Naked Lunch (1991): defeated Time Bandits (1981), 94-44; defeated Glen or Glenda (1953), 103-16; defeated Don’t Look Now (1973), 94-52; defeated Dogtooth [Kynodontas] (2009), 98-55; defeated Possession (1981), 67-58.

Un Chien Andalou (1929): defeated Forbidden Zone (1982), 76-49; defeated The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972), 76-39; defeated Daisies [Sedmikrásky] (1966), 77-61; defeated Akira (1988), 83-71; defeated El Topo (1970), 69-65.

Mulholland Drive (2001): defeated Society (1989), 111-22; defeated Orpheus (1950), 97-27; defeated Brazil (1985), 91-69; defeated The Lobster (2015), 111-43; defeated House [Hausu] (1977), 75-70.

Eraserhead (1977): defeated Evil Dead II (1987), 99-29; defeated A Clockwork Orange (1971), 102-33; defeated The Exterminating Angel [El àngel exterminador] (1962), 117-30; defeated The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920), 112-41; defeated Häxan [Witchcraft Through the Ages] (1922), 111-34.

You can see the full results and progress of the entire tournament here: https://challonge.com/tsut4018 (note that this link is just for viewing results. You must vote using the forms below.)

You may vote once every 24 hours. This round closes at midnight, EST Apr. 13.

Get to voting below! (No wagering, please.)





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