The Forbidden Zone
Hilarious, weird, camp, with great music and The Mystic Knights Of The Oingo Boingo. When this film was introduced, the audience were warned that they would either love it or hate it. No middle ground. I loved the cheap sets, the wacky accents, the ‘interesting’ costuming, and most of all the music. Herve Villechaize as a king with a Napoleon complex. My favourite musical.
Leningrad Cowboys Go America
Finnish band struggles to make good in America. They’re always a step behind. They keep their beer in a coffin with their dead guitarist. Maybe it’s not ‘weird’ weird, but charming in a slightly off-kilter way.
A taste of the Apocalypse. A love story set in a dilapidated building in a blasted landscape, where cannibalism is the norm. I wonder if the clown would taste funny?
Zombie! Vs. Mardi Gras
What if you had a Roger Corman script, George Romero zombies, and got Jean-Luc Godard to direct? Has been called ‘The Worst Film Ever’. Critics hate it. Received well at the New York Underground Film Festival. If you really know your Godard films and a bit about New Orleans you’ll get it.
Meet The Feebles. Or ‘Muppets On Acid’, as I like to call it. Some annoying voice-acting. Everybody run! That muppet has a gun!
Greaser’s Palace. Biblical story set in the Old West. Lots of funny stuff in it. Definitely weird. (Might be the weirdest film after TFZ.) Seaweedhead Greaser keeps killing his son Lamy Homo, and Jesse just wants to be a song-and-dance man. But a very slow film.