10 Weirdest Movies You May Never Have Heard Of
If you are a fan of the perverse, macabre, abnormal and twisted then you have found yourself sitting comfortably in the Siskel& Ebert seats, first row in the balcony, for some of Hollywood’s “finest.”
Why you say? For your viewing pleasure I have undertaken the task to compile ten of the weirdest movies to ever hit the big screen. From sex to drugs to murder, and every last disturbing and demented shadow of the human condition filling the crevices of reality in between, here are ten movies sure to leave you asking questions again about what it is that makes us human.
1. Gummo (1997)
Based on Xenia, Ohio, watching this movie may convince you that Ohio wins the title for “Armpit of America.” Xenia, decimated by a tornado years ago, is a boring, atrophied and soulless town. The movie revolves around the lives of two young boys in the town who try everything they can to instill some vigor into their lives.
Besides hanging around with a skinny skateboarding kid who always wears pink bunny ears, Solomon and Tummler also kill the time by sniffing glue, cat hunting and engaging in various sexual escapades, including one with a mentally ill woman. This is just barely cracks open Pandora’s Box of all the freaky, depraved and demented characters that Solomon and Tummler encounter throughout their daily lives.
2. Tetsuo II: Body Hammer (1992)
A sequel to Tetsuo, the follow up has Iron Man undergoing violent, physical transformation that sees him turning into a cyberkinetic gun. A group of vicious thugs kidnap his son, sending Iron Man into a rage to rescue his son. In the process, the thugs capture Iron Man and begin to run medical tests on him, sending his cyborg transformation into overdrive.
The movie is grade B, maybe even grade C, campy cyberpunk at its best. If you’re a fan of weird Japanese psychedelic, techno horror you will enjoy this.