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1swollen1
03-28-2012, 10:36 PM
Not in any certain order: I only ask that if you watch these movies don't watch them on your main TV or have any kids around...............

The Ambulance
Clockwork Orange
Hobo W Shotgun
Moon
Shark vs Eagle
The Rage in Placid Lake
Cennipead Man
Mind Warp
Requiem of a Dream
Mulhulland Drive
Momento
Snatch
Septua
Lawn Dogs
Squid vs Whale
The Mothman Prophecies
Dale and Tucker vs Evil
Joe vs the Valcano
American Psycho
Brasil
El Popo
Manos The hand of Fate
Short Bus
The Killing Jar
Cannibal The Musical
Rubber
Gummo
Y Tu Mama Tambien

crunchyblanket
03-28-2012, 11:19 PM
Okay.

seun
03-28-2012, 11:25 PM
You forgot Love, Actually.

Shadow_Ferret
03-28-2012, 11:32 PM
I've never even heard of the majority of those and of the 2 i did, didnt care for american psycho and clockwork orange Ive been meaning to watch for 40 years.

Manuel Royal
03-28-2012, 11:39 PM
Interesting topic.

Some of those titles are just a bit off. Normally we don't correct spelling here, but in this case, I want to facilitate anyone who wants to look some of these up, so here's the same list with a little editing, some IMDB links, and my comments, for whatever that's worth.


The Ambulance
Could be The Ambulance (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099026/)(1990) with Eric Roberts, or
Ambulance (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0400156/)(2005), a Danish thriller (looks interesting).

A Clockwork Orange (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066921/) (1971). Maybe Kubrick's best movie (although 2001 is my favorite). Still has an impact.

Hobo With a Shotgun (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1640459/) (2011). Part of a recent fad for making movies that deliberately look like low-budget violent thrillers of the 1960s and early '70s.

Moon (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1182345/)(2009). I really like this one. Some brain-engaging science fiction (if you accept a couple of extremely unlikely elements). Excellent performance by Sam Rockwell, and also by Kevin Spacey as a robot.

Eagle vs Shark (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0494222/)(2007). Looks interesting.

The Rage in Placid Lake (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0305999/)(2003). Don't know anything about this, but it's Australian, so that's already a leg up in the weird department. (One that comes to mind is Love Serenade (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0116930/) (1996).)

Cennipead Man
Don't know what this is. Do you mean The Human Centipede? I'm not even going to link to that.

Mind Warp
Is that this one? The Brain Machine (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075781/) (1977). Apparently a variant title is Mind Warp. (Lots of movies go by different titles in different markets.)

Requiem for a Dream (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0180093/) (2000). Said to be great. I've never watched it just because I find heroin addiction such a depressing subject.

Mulholland Dr. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0166924/) (2001). Great movie. Once you sort of figure out what the hell it is. I had to read three different essays before this flick made any sense to me.

Memento (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0209144/) (2000). Great flick; holds up well.

(Why is it so often misspelled as "Momento"? "Mem", as in "memory"; in this case it's about a guy with anterograde amnesia. (Not "short-term memory loss". His short-term memory works fine.))

Snatch

Septua

Lawn Dogs

Squid vs Whale

The Mothman Prophecies

Tucker and Dale vs Evil (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1465522/) (2010). Funny reversal of a slasher-movie formula. Worth listening to the DVD commentary track, too.

Joe versus the Volcano (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099892/) (1990). Really like this one. Offbeat comedy; deserves to be seen more.

American Psycho

Brazil (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088846/) (1985). Probably still Terry Gilliam's best movie.

El Popo

Manos: The Hands of Fate (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060666/) (1966). Hard to describe how bad this is. I don't know if I could make it through the movie sober. Hilarious on MST3K.

Shortbus (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0367027/) (2006). Interesting. Part gay porn, part an intriguing indie picture about relationships.

The Killing Jar (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1270296/) (2010). Hm; looks like it could be interesting. What happened to Michael Madsen's career? Always liked him.

Cannibal! The Musical (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0115819/) (1993). This involved Trey Parker and Matt Stone, pre-South Park.

Rubber (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1612774/) (2010). Absurdist meta-fiction about a homicidal tire. And ... that's about it. I guess you can pick out layers of satirical meaning.

Gummo

Y Tu Mama Tambien (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0245574/) (2001). Good movie. Poignant, sexy, socially conscious ... not sure I'd call it weird.

Here's one I like: Six-String Samurai (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118736/) (1998). Rock-n-roll in the wasteland after 1957's World War III.

Jcomp
03-28-2012, 11:41 PM
Tucker and Dale Vs Evil is such a brilliant premise I can't believe it wasn't made until 2010. For anyone who doesn't know (very mild spoilers outlining the premise ahead) it's a slasher / comedy where a group of teens venture into the woods and come across a couple of stereotypical (as far as movies go), menacing and presumably murderous backwoods locals. Only it turns out our "psycho redneck" villains are actually a couple of friendly dudes who mean the teenagers no harm, but through a series of misunderstandings, mishaps and unforeseeable malice, they end up scaring the kids into thinking they're the kind of murderous hillbillies you see in horror movies. The teenagers then decide to try to "fight back" and, well, hilarity ensues. Highly recommended.

crunchyblanket
03-28-2012, 11:53 PM
What's weird about Snatch, exactly? I thought it was a fairly straightforward film.

Jcomp
03-28-2012, 11:59 PM
What's weird about Snatch, exactly?

You mean aside from its mind-control powers?

maxmordon
03-29-2012, 12:12 AM
To add from Manuel Royal's list. El Topo is a trippy western by Alejandro Jodorowsky from the early 70's. Odd mix-mash from religious symbolism and Old West paraphernalia. Either a great psychodelic trip torwards illumination or an arrogant bunch of gratitious sex and violence.

Cyia
03-29-2012, 12:18 AM
Ed and His Dead Mother.

It was on the "Recommended by Staff" shelf back when Blockbuster had such things, so I picked it up. I never looked at the staff quite the same way after.


Tucker and Dale Vs Evil is such a brilliant premise I can't believe it wasn't made until 2010. For anyone who doesn't know (very mild spoilers outlining the premise ahead) it's a slasher / comedy where a group of teens venture into the woods and come across a couple of stereotypical (as far as movies go), menacing and presumably murderous backwoods locals. Only it turns out our "psycho redneck" villains are actually a couple of friendly dudes who mean the teenagers no harm, but through a series of misunderstandings, mishaps and unforeseeable malice, they end up scaring the kids into thinking they're the kind of murderous hillbillies you see in horror movies. The teenagers then decide to try to "fight back" and, well, hilarity ensues. Highly recommended.

Also. I want to see this movie RIGHT NOW.

thebloodfiend
03-29-2012, 12:27 AM
At eighteen, I've seen a few of these with or without my parents. Some aren't that weird. They're just odd.


Not in any certain order: I only ask that if you watch these movies don't watch them on your main TV or have any kids around...............

The Ambulance
Clockwork Orange -- Watched when I was 13. Weird, but interesting.
Hobo W Shotgun
Moon
Shark vs Eagle
The Rage in Placid Lake
Cennipead Man
Mind Warp
Requiem of a Dream -- Tried watching it a few weeks ago. Couldn't get into it or the book.
Mulhulland Drive
Momento -- I love this movie.
Snatch
Septua
Lawn Dogs
Squid vs Whale -- The Squid and the Whale. I read the script. Thought it was overrated.
The Mothman Prophecies
Dale and Tucker vs Evil
Joe vs the Valcano
American Psycho -- Started the book. Couldn't get into it.
Brasil -- Started watching with my parents. Thought it was weird.
El Popo
Manos The hand of Fate
Short Bus
The Killing Jar
Cannibal The Musical
Rubber
Gummo
Y Tu Mama Tambien -- It was okay. Not as bad as people make it out to be.

More --

The Girl Next Door (not as creepy as people make it out to be)
The Human Centipede (rather lame and cheesy)
Kick-ass (surprisingly, I liked it)
Heathers (loved it)
Being John Malkovitch (couldn't get into it but it's interesting)
Pi (couldn't get into it)

thebloodfiend
03-29-2012, 12:29 AM
Also. I want to see this movie RIGHT NOW.

Ditto. On Netflix, it just looks stupid. This description intrigues me.

Dreity
03-29-2012, 12:42 AM
Tucker and Dale VS Evil was brilliant. Easily one of my favorite movies of the last few years, and I can't stand slasher films. It reminded me of Shaun of the Dead. So I guess that means I can watch "fake" horror.

Hobo With a Shotgun I didn't care for. I thought I would because of my experiences with the other two, but for whatever reason it was just not funny to me. I think it's because the gore was supposed to be the funny part, and it wasn't, whereas in SotD and T&DvsE the humor was in the absurdity of the situation. ETA: I must amend this and say that the "Hobo stops begging, demands change!" line cracked me up.

bjcox
03-29-2012, 12:50 AM
You forgot City of Lost Children

maxmordon
03-29-2012, 12:51 AM
Yeah, I wouldn't put Hobo with a Shotgun on the same level than Moon, A Clockwork Orange or Brazil is ANY list.

Some weird movies I've enjoyed:

Tommy
Sins of the Fleshapoids
Forbidden Zone
Schizopolis
Naked Lunch
Videodrome

jennontheisland
03-29-2012, 01:37 AM
Hobo With A Shotgun only comes off weird if you're not Canadian.

If you're Canadian, it makes perfect sense, particularly the song during the closing credits.

Lyra Jean
03-29-2012, 01:39 AM
Psychos in Love: (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093800/) A strip-joint owner and a manicurist find that they have many things in common, the foremost being that they are psychotic serial killers. They fall in love and are happy being the family that slays together, until one day they come up against a plumber who also happens to be a cannibal.

SirOtter
03-29-2012, 02:30 AM
You want weird movies? Boy, have I seen some weird movies!

Eraserhead
The Saddest Music in the World
Brain Donors - a hilarious sideways remake of the Marx Brothers' Night at the Opera
Un Chien Andalou
Boudu Saved From Drowning
Jabberwocky
The Discrete Charm of the Bourgeoisie
What's Up, Tiger Lily?
Gabriel Over the White House
Memory of a Killer
8 1/2
Fermat's Room
Thesis
The Astro-Zombies
Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!
The Sadist
Eegah
Peeping Tom
Nightmare Alley
Barbarella

Just off the top of my head.

iRock
03-29-2012, 02:35 AM
Meet the Feebles
Anything by David Lynch, but especially Eraserhead and Mulholland Drive.

Gravity
03-29-2012, 03:06 AM
eXistenZ (wherin David Cronenburg out-Matrixes the Matrix; I think that's the spelling; could be wrong)

The Incredibly Strange People Who Stopped Living And Became Mixed-Up Zombies (yes, that's the title)

Phase IV (ants become sentient)

Horrors of Spider Island (ditto these guys)

Doctor Otto and the Riddle of the Gloom Beam (Jim Varney NOT doing his Ernest P. Worrell act)

Andy Warhol's Frankenstein (pretty to look at but suffering from script anorexia)

All That Jazz (featuring Ben Vereen dressed up as Mister Death, dancing around the operating table where Roy Scheider as Bob Fosse is undergoing open-heart surgery, with real footage inserted ... and they say Hollywood no longer knows how to make a good old fashioned family musical!)

And oh, so many more ...

maxmordon
03-29-2012, 03:13 AM
Thanks SirOtter to remind me Guy Maddin and Luis Bu˝uel! Really name that deserve to be here.

Jehhillenberg
03-29-2012, 06:22 AM
Tucker and Dale Vs Evil is such a brilliant premise I can't believe it wasn't made until 2010. For anyone who doesn't know (very mild spoilers outlining the premise ahead) it's a slasher / comedy where a group of teens venture into the woods and come across a couple of stereotypical (as far as movies go), menacing and presumably murderous backwoods locals. Only it turns out our "psycho redneck" villains are actually a couple of friendly dudes who mean the teenagers no harm, but through a series of misunderstandings, mishaps and unforeseeable malice, they end up scaring the kids into thinking they're the kind of murderous hillbillies you see in horror movies. The teenagers then decide to try to "fight back" and, well, hilarity ensues. Highly recommended.

Whoa! How come I never came across this? I have to check this out. It sounds good.

SirOtter
03-29-2012, 07:46 AM
The Incredibly Strange People Who Stopped Living And Became Mixed-Up Zombies If only the movie were as creative as the title. Catch it on MST3K.

Phase IV Actually a fairly interesting movie

All That Jazz I almost put this on my list. Best part - Sandahl Bergman topless.

SirOtter
03-29-2012, 07:56 AM
Thanks SirOtter to remind me Guy Maddin and Luis Bu˝uel! Really name that deserve to be here.

Indeed! I can't believe I left off my favorite Bunuel - El Angel Exterminador.

Here are a few more Quirky Classix -
The Hospital
The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra
Harold and Maude
The Assassination Bureau
Walker (Ed Harris as the Gray-Eyed Man of Destiny)
Belles of St. Trinian's
Orphee
Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse

DancingMaenid
03-29-2012, 07:56 AM
The Incredibly Strange People Who Stopped Living And Became Mixed-Up Zombies (yes, that's the title)

I found that movie hilarious on MST3K. One of my favorite episodes ever.

I think the most confusing movie I've ever seen is The Attic Expeditions (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118652/). I probably watched it when I was 15 or so. I don't remember much except that I was very confused.

Yorkist
03-29-2012, 09:12 AM
I'm not one of those folks who watches weird movies for the sake of watching weird movies (fortunately my spouse is, so I've got him mining diamonds for me out of coal mines filled with crap, hehe), but two of my absolute favorite films, relatively unknown and with low budgets and without broad commercial appeal:

Primer, about the accidental discovery of time travel by a couple of office drones and its real-world uses and implications, and The Wild Hunt, about roleplay/LARP-ing and what it means about our culture's search for meaning, on both the individual and collective level, and the potential consequences therein.

My descriptions aren't doing those two films justice, but I heartily recommend them for anyone who even remotely likes SFF or literary fiction, and not necessarily weird movies. They're the kinds of films I can watch twice in one day (and have).

J.S.F.
03-29-2012, 09:25 AM
I'm not one of those folks who watches weird movies for the sake of watching weird movies (fortunately my spouse is, so I've got him mining diamonds for me out of coal mines filled with crap, hehe), but two of my absolute favorite films, relatively unknown and with low budgets and without broad commercial appeal:

Primer, about the accidental discovery of time travel by a couple of office drones and its real-world uses and implications, and The Wild Hunt, about roleplay/LARP-ing and what it means about our culture's search for meaning, on both the individual and collective level, and the potential consequences therein.

My descriptions aren't doing those two films justice, but I heartily recommend them for anyone who even remotely likes SFF or literary fiction, and not necessarily weird movies. They're the kinds of films I can watch twice in one day (and have).
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Primer is an excellent example of what you can do with a lot of inventiveness offsetting a $1.98 budget. Clever and thought provoking.

I'm a fan of the old 'B' movies, and love Edgar Ulmer's stuff. Catch Detour if you can. It's on YouTube and in the Public Domain. Not a great movie by acting standards but the direction is offbeat and well done. Bluebeard (1944) has the same excellent direction and the mise-en-scene is superb. Unfortunately, the print has been damaged by time, but John Carradine gives probably his finest performance.

SirOtter
03-29-2012, 09:33 AM
I'm a fan of the old 'B' movies, and love Edgar Ulmer's stuff. Catch Detour if you can. It's on YouTube and in the Public Domain. Not a great movie by acting standards but the direction is offbeat and well done. Bluebeard (1944) has the same excellent direction and the mise-en-scene is superb. Unfortunately, the print has been damaged by time, but John Carradine gives probably his finest performance.

Ulmer did remarkably well on shoe-string budgets. There's more style in Bluebeard than in most MGM musicals, and all for a budget of about $48.27. And Detour is the definitive film noir. His Black Cat may be the best non-series film from Universal's first horror cycle, and The Man From Planet X is an underrated little SF picture that doesn't get its rightful due, IMHO. Even a piece of dreck like The Amazing Transparent Man is almost tolerable in Ulmer's hands, much better than any of his peers on Poverty Row could've done.

J.S.F.
03-29-2012, 11:06 AM
Ulmer did remarkably well on shoe-string budgets. There's more style in Bluebeard than in most MGM musicals, and all for a budget of about $48.27. And Detour is the definitive film noir. His Black Cat may be the best non-series film from Universal's first horror cycle, and The Man From Planet X is an underrated little SF picture that doesn't get its rightful due, IMHO. Even a piece of dreck like The Amazing Transparent Man is almost tolerable in Ulmer's hands, much better than any of his peers on Poverty Row could've done.

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Agreed, although The Amazing Transparent Man showed none of his style. Daughter of Dr. Jekyll is just confusing but it does have a couple of his trademark scenes. The Black Cat is just sick...but good, and way ahead of its time Some of his 'ethnic' films are quite good, both in terms of story and direction. He had a great quote. "I am looking for absolution in everything I do." (I think that's it). An excellent book is 'King of the B's' but I can't remember the author's name. Highly recommended.

maxmordon
03-29-2012, 08:10 PM
You want weird movies? Come no further than Mexican's children movies from the 50's. Check out those English dubs done by K. Gordon Murray (like Santa Claus, el Santo movies and the Aztec Mummy from MST3K).

Just check out Red Little Riding Hood And The Monsters:

http://youtu.be/JSNj_gv9mQ4

Other weird children's movies: Santa Claus And The Ice Cream Bunny and Dr. Seuss' only directorial work: The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T.

LongWave
03-29-2012, 08:40 PM
haha, I thought Tucker and Dale Vs. Evil was fun.

One of my favorite weird movies is Pan's Labyrinth.

UrbanAmazon
04-01-2012, 06:31 AM
Some good movies being mentioned in here, but I can't pass up an opportunity to mention my own top picks.

Undead (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0339840/) - This is hands down the weirdest zombie movie I have ever seen. Not really disturbing or horrifying, just hilariously weird. It starts with a meteor shower, and at one point, makes a Matrix parody. And that's not even the weirdest moment in the whole thing.

and Sphere (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120184/) - Just... weird. I think part of it may be the fault of the incredibly late hour at which I attempted to watch it, but... wow. That one was distractingly weird.