Strangest films of all time

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  1. b.c.

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    What are some of the strangest artsy fartsy films you've ever found yourself in some little "art house theater" watching (and possibly wondering "Why?")

    Here are some of mine:

    Rocky Horror Picture Show, How Tasty Was My Little Frenchman, Zardoz, The Wickerman, Salo
     
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    Stanley Kubrick's Clockwork Orange and Eyes Wide Shit
     
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    What's not to love about Jeff's typos? :rolleyes:
     
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    if i had to endure another five seconds of that movie, i would have surely killed at least six people .... myself included
     
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    Repo Man.

    Although that could also have been the 4 grams of mushrooms I took before watching it.
     
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    Pink Flamingos: basically a home movie with unpaid "actors" centering around a 300lb drag queen who looks like a whore/clown and her posse whose adventures run the gamut...my favorites (of course) are the guy with the stretchy asshole in the party scene (followed by cannibalism), the chicken fucking scene and of course the execution "I hereby convict you of assholism" followed by the infamous dog shit eating scene.
    I know you've ALL seen it.
     
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    speaking of Eyes Wide Shut, i forgot to add "Apocalypse Now" (tho a more mainstream film than the previous ones i mentioned).
     
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    I actually meant Eyes Wide Shit!! :biggrin1: Either way.. you clearly caught my opinion of the film. And thanks GoneA... It was a torture fest to watch
     
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    Y'see, my problem with answering on this thread is that Pink Flamingos seems positively well-known to me. Three random choices off the top of my head would have to be:

    Gross Out (1991), featuring a Divine impersonator and an exploration of a sexual fetish described as 'turd-teasing'.
    Hookers in a Haunted House (1999), in which three hookers and three Trekkies battle the ghost of a supermarket bag boy.
    and...
    Queen Victoria and the Zombies (1988), which is exactly what you'd expect, with the addition of an extra-terrestrial Prince Albert, a Van Helsing-like Disraeli, and legendary Victorian stage actress Lily Langtry. Not to mention a running time of almost two hours.
     
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    So "Eyes Wide Shut", "Rocky Horror Picture Show" and "A Clockwork Orange" aren't positively well-known?
     
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    there were actually two "artsy" films created by a very close friend of mine. they [the films] were weird, at best.

    A Fool's Game: in short, it was about a young boy who turned out to be the devil. right.

    Hunting with Tom Ridge: SURPRISE! about a man named Tom Ridge who loved to ... you guessed it ... hunt! he died of a heart-attack in the end. *eye roll*
     
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    I was just using Pink Flamingos as a measuring-stick of what I would still consider well-known (even though to many, it won't mean a thing). The titles above are mainstream, end of. :smile:

    Now stop bringing our lovers' quarrel onto this thread, I thought we were conducting it on an adjacent thread already. :tongue:
     
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    I don't recall being the one who brought our private affairs into the open in this thread.
     
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    Yeah, but whichever thread it in, wouldja just get to the MAKE UP SEX? :tongue:
     
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    Not until he apologizes for what he said to me in bed last night.
     
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    Oh god. I was pretty drunk at the time, and I kept falling asleep, but Videodrome was probably the most bizzare thing I've ever seen. I think it was about a guy who watched asian murder porn and then he went crazy and his hand turned into a gun?
     
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    David Lynch's beautiful but strange Eraserhead

    It's 20 years since the introduction of Blue Velvet

    Guy Madden's The Saddest Music In The World
     
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    Strange in a good way, at least most recent one... MULHOLLAND DRIVE - the experience of it was like being in a fever dream... and then you realize... well, I won't give it away. David Lynch is one f*cked-up mofo, bless his pointed little head.

    Strange in a strange way... some hmmm 1970s (?) movie about a woman who uses her enormous breasts to kill men. Yes, I actually sat through this with my brother. It was something he found in some discount video store and he thought it was hysterical. This was when he still smoked pot, though. :rolleyes:
     
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    Dude, you you simply have to tell us more about "How tasty was my little Frenchman"!
     
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    Donnie Darko - easily the strangest I've seen.
     
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