WEEKLY WEIRD NETFLIX PARTY: IS THIS OFFICIALLY A THING?

Our second Netflix watch party (April and the Extraordinary World) was as well attended as the first. This might just be a quarantine thing, or it may turn into a regular feature of the site, but we’re going to go for number three.

We have had requests to move the time back to accommodate viewers who must put small children to bed, so we’re going to suggest starting next week’s showing at 10:30 PM EST, although we’ll consider different suggestions if mentioned in the comments.

Do note that next week’s April 11 showing will be the night before Easter and plan accordingly. (Maybe we can even find a weird Easter-themed movie to watch?)

Just like previous weeks, we’ll open it up to reader suggestions for a day, then put up a poll to vote on which movie to screen. Only films in Netflix’s catalog are eligible. We don’t have to watch a Canonically Weird movie together, but just for your convenience, we’re reasonably sure these are all the ones available on the service at the moment: Enemy (2013), The Lobster (2015), Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion (1997), Pan’s Labyrinth (2006), Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010), A Serious Man (2009), Sin City (2005), Skins [Pieles] (2017), Swiss Army Man (2016), Under the Skin (2013), and The Wicker Man (1973). Feel free to nominate any of these, or ignore them in favor of other selections.

Giles Edwards will host; G. Smalley is not 100% sure he’ll be able to attend this one.

To join, you’ll need a U.S. Netflix account, a Chrome-based browser (Brave works) and the Netflix Party extension.

Make your nominations in the comments below. You have 24 hours [ed. … from now!]

8 thoughts on “WEEKLY WEIRD NETFLIX PARTY: IS THIS OFFICIALLY A THING?”

  1. Can we nominate the same as last week? I didn’t chime in until the 11th hour last week so I think a lot of people missed reading why I think The Incident is a good pick for us. Here’s my post from last week: “Here’s a recommendation that’s a little different. How about “The Incident (El Incidente)”? It’s not the absolute weirdest movie in the world, but I believe fans of the movies covered here would love it. I certainly do. It’s a Twilight Zone-ish mindjob of a movie that really makes you think. It’s by Mexican filmmaker Isaac Ezban. Just throwing out an idea a little outside of our usual box.”

  2. I’ve done this twice with some friends and we watched “Bad Batch” and “Iron Sky.” Both were super weird and comedy gold.

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