Review The Strangest Films You Have Ever Seen!

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  1. Doctor Omega

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    Perhaps they made no sense?

    Perhaps they were trying to be arty?

    Perhaps they are intellectually very deep?

    Perhaps they were just stupid nonsense?

    Let's talk about them here....
     
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    Scream and Scream Again (1970)



    It is now several decades later and I am still trying to figure out what exactly what this was about plot wise.

    Something to do with aliens and body parts and....

    Maybe I didn't follow the dialogue closely enough?

    Will have to watch it again!

    At least it has Vincent Price, Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee all in it!
     
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    Three movies in particular:

    1. "Interstellar." It was long, it was boring, and it was confusing.

    2. "Heathers." I was hearing about the recent musical stage production of the movie, with people claiming that it was "like a musical version of Mean Girls." I listened to a few of the songs, and enjoyed them, and later found that it was based on an 80's movie (that was not a musical). I decided to watch the movie, and spent the majority of it with my mouth wide open in shock. It's classified as "Dark Comedy," but I didn't think it was funny at all. I just kept thinking, "there's no way they would be allowed to make this movie today. Holy crap! This is just terrible!" It was an interesting movie, but it clearly hasn't aged well.

    3. Jan Svankmajer's "Alice." An adaptation of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" that I heard about back when I was in middle school. I read reviews on IMDb that claimed that it was the closest to the spirit of the original book. So I watched it, and it was awful. Creepy stop motion creatures everywhere. Edible ink bottles. Every time a character speaks, there's a close-up of Alice's mouth, saying, "...said the White Rabbit." "...said Alice." "...said the caterpillar." "...thought Alice to herself." etc. Man, was it annoying! And creepy too. I don't get scared easily by horror or thriller movies, but I have a phobia of bizarre-looking images, and this movie gave me major creeps. At the end, I said, "What the heck did I just watch?" I'm never watching it again. Those people who said it was the closest to the spirit of the book must have believed the rumors that Lewis Carroll was on drugs when he wrote the book, which is not true at all. The most faithful adaptation is the version with Fiona Fullerton, not this movie.
     
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    Un Chien Andelou: Eight minutes of bizarre surreal goodness
    Pan's Labyrinth: Brilliant but strange
    Nosferatu: Creepiest vampire ever
     
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    Nosferatu is still, I think, the scariest vampire of them all.
     
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    I'd certainly scream if he appeared on my door step!
     
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    Hmm, I think I have seen Un Chien Andalou once, since it was in the 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die book. Another similarly weird/artistic short film in that book is Meshes of the Afternoon (1943). It somehow made it to BBC's top 40 American movies ever in 2015. o_O
     
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    A lonely young woman traumatized by a difficult childhood and her increasingly desperate attempts to connect with the people around her is sent into a murderous tailspin.


    Angela Bettis was great in this strange film.
     
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    The Babadook (2014) starring Essie Davis

    I watched this as a way to follow her career. It is about a single mothers battles w/her son's fear of a monster. I found it quite reviting. It is available on Netflix...:cool:
     
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    I'd expected both Fire Walk With Me and, much later, Tideland to be weird in their ways, but they were so much weirder than I was ready for... so I had to expand my weirdness receptors to cope - much better than a popcorn experience any day.
    Strangest of all was the 3 day event of seeing Bertolucci's 1900 in two halves with Bugsy Malone on the day in-between. A film sandwich of real and playtime violence best not attempted, really.
     
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    Just watched "Crimes of the Future" (1970) by Cronenberg a couple of days ago. Guess it fits in this category.
     
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    Yes! I grew up with Twin Peaks and Fire Walk With Me came out while I was in high school. My friends and I all had expectations of weirdness but it blew them out of the water
     
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    Eraserhead and Altered States both messed me up pretty good as a kid
     
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    I've seen several Japanese films that were too weird for words. Here's 5 of them that come to mind (there's more, but this is a damn good start):
    Survive Style 5+ (2004)http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0430651/?ref_=nv_sr_1
    House (1977) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076162/?ref_=nv_sr_1
    Tetsu the Iron Man (1989) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096251/?ref_=nv_sr_1
    Horrors of Malformed Men (1969) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0142257/?ref_=nv_sr_1
    Screwed (1998) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0269614/?ref_=nv_sr_6
     
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    definitely House.

    I had to watch it twice b/c the first time through I kept saying to myself "I can't believe this is actually happening."
     
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    I just watched Wise Blood. Of course it was going to be strange, being based on a novel by Flannery O'Connor. Intense, especially the end!
     
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    Motorama was a weird one.
     
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    The Girl Next Door (2007)
    Is strange, disturbing and sick. At the time, I was seeing someone who was
    into that kind of thing. Needless to say, he was not around for very long.
    I'm almost ashamed , to post it.:(:(:(
     
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