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Amazing Underrated Obscure Bizarre Films PART 12

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THE greatest low budget backwoods hicksploitation slasher EVER.
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Notorious (1946)
My favorite Hitchcock by far.
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Nihilism has never been more fun to watch with Tsui Hark completely losing his shit while making this movie. Also, be sure you get the uncut, non-watered down narrative version; the one that doesn't puss out.




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Crazy Love (2007)
It's not as traumatizing as Dear Zachary (but what is) but this talking heads documentary gives off the same feel with the gradual revelation of fucked up info after fucked up info to the point where you're in a state of disbelief and wonder.
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Margaret (2011)
The most fascinating 3 hour epic mess of a movie I've seen in years.
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Kurt Vonnegut adapted via 70s filmmaking.
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Mother Night (1996)
Kurt Vonnegut + Nick Nolte as an undercover Nazi = Keith Gordon getting a greenlight and a thumbs up. Frankie Faison too!
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Them Americans doing Italian Giallo
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Them Japanese doing Italian Giallo.
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People who added this item 424 Average listal rating (247 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.2
Another one of those flicks that was wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy ahead of its time and is as relevant today as it was 60 years ago. Also, a good example of just how good Kirk Douglas and his chin could be. Would make a great double bill with A Face in the Crowd.
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Caliber 9 (1972)
The opening sequence is one of the coolest, most violent, ridiculously energetic pieces of filmmaking I've seen in quite some time. Italian Crime cinema at its peak. Made by the man, Fernando Di Leo. “I am a huge fan of Italian gangster movies, I’ve seen them all and Fernando Di Leo is, without a doubt, the master of this genre.” - Quentin Tarantino




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Room 237 (2012)
Crazy film nerds obsessed with The Shining go in depth with all their crazy conspiracy theories and hidden messages that they think Kubrick put in there. The best one is about how Kubrick directed the faked moon landing and he lays hints of this throughout the movie. A must watch for true film buffs.
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Just look at the pictures.





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People who added this item 42 Average listal rating (18 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.3
Frightmare (1974)
Beautifully slow moving British horror of the grim variety. Sinks in deeper after you see it.
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Old school doc on a secluded from civilization family of 5: dad, two daughters, and two sons living out in the country in Sussex, England in 1970. Unaware of things such as the fact that we've already landed on the moon. The ending reminded me of the twist to Shamalamadingdong's The Village.


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Two Lovers (2008)
Rarely does a flick truly capture how fucked up relationships can make you act. Sometimes you just lose your mind and you know you shouldn't do a certain something but it doesn't matter cause you can't help it.
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Gothic Giallo with one hell of a EWWWW AHHHHH SHIT WTF twist ending.
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These guys have a band called Friends Forever but they can't get any gigs but that doesn't deter them one bit so what they do is they drive around in their van to where other bands are getting gigs and set up on the street or in the parking lot and rock the fuck out RIGHT IN THEIR GODDAMN VAN to anybody that just happens to be hanging outside the venue. They even know that their music is kinda shitty but they love playing it so much they don't give a flying fuck. One of the best documentaries on the true spirit of rock n' roll.
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Coming Apart (1969)
Great Rip Torn Movie #1

Psycho psychiatrist, Torn, hides a camera in his apartment (which is where the entire movie takes place) to record the messed up lives of all the women who come to him for help.
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Payday (1973)
Great Rip Torn Movie #2

Long before Jeff Bridges in Crazy Heart, there was Torn here as the pill poppin', whiskey in his cereal and pussy on his toothbrush, self-destructive country singer, Maury Dann.
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People who added this item 281 Average listal rating (188 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.8
The thing is when a horror/comedy from the 80s that has screenshots like this gets a 6.7 on IMDB you need to take notice. Cause a 6.7 for this type of flick on IMDB basically means like a 9.7 or some shit. So yeah MUST SEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




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People who added this item 166 Average listal rating (97 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.2
The Beguiled (1971)
A troubling, macabre Civil War drama with Clint playing against type.
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People who added this item 87 Average listal rating (65 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.8
Shoot to Kill (1988)
Sidney Poitier is the FBI agent after a psychotic killer who is out there somewhere in mountain man territory. Tom Berenger just happens to be the expert mountain man able to guide Poitier through the dangerous terrain in order to capture/arrest/shoot-sixteen-times the mad killer on the loose. Buddy action thriller comedy with some nice touches.
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Indy dark comedy/drama that manages to be mean spirited yet endearing somehow. Adam Scott kills it and that sex scene is REAL TIME PRIMAL.
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Atypical (not "A typical" ya fast reading bastids) slasher about escaped mental patients deciding not to play nice anymore comprised of a stellar cast: Donald Pleasance, Martin Landau & Jack Palance. Entertainment maxed out. Tom Savini did some of the special fx.


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Sensational Aussie action with an Asian actor who can hangglide, kick ass and get laid JUST LIKE SHAFT! Also watch George Lazenby actually get set on actual fire!
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I Know What You Did Last Summer stole its premise from this 80s slasher.


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Hitchock style b-movie thriller with Adam Baldwin and Roy Schieder playing two shithead criminals hired to bring back this kid (who might have overheard important bad guy kind of information) to an interested mob boss. Baldwin and Schieder's personal conflicts mixed with the kid's head games don't make this an easy ride home. Dun Dun Dun!
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Tape (2001)
A gripping, hardcore play of a movie directed by Richard Linklater.
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People who added this item 245 Average listal rating (174 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.7
Demons (1985)
Demons attack movie goers in a theatre. People get possessed. Gore flies everywhere. People run and scream. Guys on motorcyles have samurai swords. There is this funny pimp guy. Etc.




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Is Danny Glover the devil? I mean in this movie. In the movie.
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High concept Thai dark comedy/drama that asks how far would you go for a whole lot of money. Would you make small children cry? Would you eat poop? Would you smash your ex-gf's new boyfriend with a chair? (Well I mean that's an easy one) Would you a kill a dog? What are you REALLY capable of as a human being? That kinda thing but ya know, with that extra OH THAT'S FUCKED UP Thailand touch.



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Ben Stiller plays Jerry Stahl, a heroin addicted TV writer who used to pen episodes of Alf and Thirtysomething among others. Based on Jerry's actual life and book about Hollywood fueled depravity. Easily the best performance of Stiller's career.
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Screwballs (1983)
I've seen a good many over the top goofy 80s high school sexual hijinks movies lately but this one takes the biggest piece of poontang pie. "Your bra bomb better work, Nerdlinger!"




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SlamNation (1998)
Absolutely unbelievably passionate documentary on the 1996 National Poetry Slam in Portland, Oregon. Saul Williams is THE FUCKING MAN.
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A feminist slasher movie? Well sorta. Btw, a feminist slasher movie means you have to show girls playing basketball...HORRIBLY. And they also like baseball and talk about box scores. But they still have girly slumber parties and show off their tits. I dunno.

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The Hole (2009)
Joe Dante does a perfect 80s horror/family flick but oh yeah, it's 2009.
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What the fuck? How was this movie that good? I really didn't wanna like you movie but you melted my black heart. There, now we can be friends again. Script by pre-West Wing Aaron Sorkin.
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Mischief (1985)
American Pie for the 1950s. Attentive and well done coming of age story.
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The Yards (2000)
James Gray, who did Two Lovers, does Mean Streets.
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Before Scream. Before Scary Movie. There was...Student Bodies!





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Antibodies (2005)
Great serial killer film in the vein of Silence of the Lambs but then that piece of shit ending hits the glass and you just go UGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHH. Still I'd say you should check it out but be prepared.
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Engrossing documentary on club n' bar bouncers. Some of these dudes are sadistic wastes of a pulse and some are the sweetest, most heartbreaking characters, specifically the black dude down there. There's one scene with him on the phone that...man it's good.


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Premium Rush (2012)
Standard thriller premise elevated to a high degree by putting a very talented actor in as the hero and another very talented actor in as the villain. Then you cut down on the CGI bullshit for some really intense, heart racing practical looking chase sequences and you got yourself a pretty groovy movie.

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But seriously Michael Shannon fucking owns this movie. He's an ANIMAL.
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Doesn't have the KAPOW twist ending of the first one but it makes up for it with stupid ass entertaining characters, an awesome sex scene in the woods, horror flick homages, and just inspired silly shit o' plenty. And oh yeah, the lead chick is Bruce Springsteen's sister.






Daniel Tosh?
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Eye of God (1997)
Dramatically experimental soul smasher of a drama.
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Tapeheads (1988)
John Cusack and Tim Robbins yucking it up!
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More killer, inventive low budget monster flickage!!!


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Dennis Hopper as William S. Burroughs. John Turturo as Allen Ginsberg. Johnny Depp as Jack Kerouac. And it's a documentary, not a period piece.
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Pootie Tang (2001)
Sa da tay! Some think it's a godawful reprehensible shit sandwich of a film but it made me laugh my ass off so whatjagonnado? Written and Directed by Louis CK!
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With it being October n' all (well it was while I was working on this) I've been overdosing on horror flicks (slashers especially cause I think I'm gonna try to write a slasher/giallo/thriller concoction for the fuck of it so good luck me) so this list is chock full of em. Enjoy mofos!

Not every flick here is a top to bottom masterpiece (well some are dammit) but I will guarantee you that every flick is filled with an OH SHIT moment or two or strives for something big n' bold n' ballsy or will be branded into your brain until the very day you die. Or just all 3. Enjoy ya rat basta'ds!

Also, some are just amazing some are just underrated some are just obscure and some are just bizarre but most of the time there's a little mix n matching crossover going on but don't expect each flick to meet all four criteria. All I know is all these flicks just need more love.

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Posted: 4 years, 4 months ago at Dec 18 2:05
Another awesome list with a ton of stuff that's piqued my interest. Good luck on your slasher script, man.
Posted: 4 years, 4 months ago at Dec 18 2:40
Great list as usual, I've been looking for more interesting 70's films and now I've got some new ones to watch. Keep us posted on the script
Posted: 4 years, 4 months ago at Dec 18 3:28
POOTIE TANG!!!
Posted: 4 years, 4 months ago at Dec 18 5:15
Looks like I've got some more films to check out.
Great list!
Posted: 4 years, 4 months ago at Dec 18 6:16
Agreed wholeheartedly on Ace in the Hole. Also agreed that Saul Williams is the man, despite the fact I haven't seen SlamNation (sad, yes). Since you liked that I recommend his first feature film Slam which should feature nicely in part 13. ;)

Thanks for keeping these going!
Posted: 4 years, 4 months ago at Dec 18 6:32
Man, you are the man! I have watched only 2 of 'em. Worth watch-listed. Your list is great as usual. My holidays will be filled up by some of them definitely!
Posted: 4 years, 4 months ago at Dec 18 7:17
Night of the Creeps is amazing!
Posted: 4 years, 4 months ago at Dec 18 15:59
I totally forgot about Shoot to Kill (1988) - great movie!
Ben Stiller in the Permanent Midnight (1998) - awesome! :)
Posted: 4 years, 4 months ago at Dec 18 19:53
More movies for my watchlist. There is no end!!! thanks for the list JayTrotter. Great as usual
Posted: 4 years, 4 months ago at Dec 19 23:15
I have watched only 1 of them, th rest to want to watch list
Posted: 4 years, 4 months ago at Dec 21 4:29
I'll have to catch a Trotter pic now that things have slowed down a bit. Man, I can't believe you liked Tape! Evil Dead Trap was amazing though. Cheers.
Posted: 4 years, 4 months ago at Dec 21 8:55
YES! "Slaughterhouse-five" is in here!!!

Oh man, I can't believe I've seen both "Cohen & Tate" and "Shoot to Kill", thanks for reminding me.

I'm kicking myself, I had the chance to see "the Yards" back when it was recent since it was playing regularly on cable, but could never set aside the time, now I'm wishing I had another chance simply cause it's on here...
Posted: 4 years, 4 months ago at Dec 22 10:33
My favorite Hitchcock by far.


And just like that, you got my vote! I've seen 30 or so of Hitch's movies and Notorious I 100% agree.
Posted: 4 years, 4 months ago at Dec 22 10:36
Oh, and only seen 5 others. Glad you saw something in Tape. I dug it, for what it was. Happy to hear more good things about Room 237- excited to get my hands on that one. And I really should follow up with the Sleeaway Camp movies, it would appear. Really enjoyed the original.
Posted: 4 years, 3 months ago at Dec 28 14:14
The new list is interesting and superb, as always.

I have to nitpick a bit though and say that 13 Beloved is a Thai film, not Japanese.
Posted: 4 years, 3 months ago at Jan 7 15:28
Great list!
Posted: 4 years, 2 months ago at Jan 26 21:43
Hi Jay Trotter, I want to say a great THANK YOU. I've been looking for lists like that for a very long time... Considering the few movies I've seen in your lists, I'm so happy to find, at last, someone with similar tastes in movies (except for pulse, punishment park,the changeling (!),communion, and street trash, which I didn't like). And yes, sorcerer is in my opinion way better than wages of fear (And I'm french).
So once again THANK YOU VERY MUCH, keep going like that I sure will check regulary (even if I have already a load to watch now) !
By the way, you might appreciate this documentary, but you need to understand french :
"le choix de jean"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q41OlvIkjVQ

See ya ;)
Posted: 2 years, 12 months ago at Apr 27 4:47
The vicious kind doesn't have any comedy in it. It's a dark drama.
Posted: 2 years, 9 months ago at Jul 18 18:51
It doesn't? Cause it did for me. Guess I'm the only one :)
Posted: 2 years, 4 months ago at Nov 27 15:47
Jay, when are you doing a part 13? Take care.

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