So you’ve got it made sitting in the double wide with orange shag carpeting, lava lamp under the velvet painting of Elvis. Feeling bored and nothing on the boob tube. Well you need some twisted movies for your altered mind……..
Wow where do I start. Quick summation. Man finds a severed ear in a field, tries to figure out how it got there and gets sucked into the evil underbelly of his local town.
2/ Donnie Darko (2001):
Time travel and strange people who dress in metallic bunny masks.
3/ Repo Man (1984):
awesome punk rock sound track, young man becomes a repo man. A repo notice goes out on a car that happens to have a dead alien in the trunk and a slowly dying government scientist (who is also slowly going crazy).
4/ Time Bandits (1981):
young boy travels through time and dimensions with a group of dwarves intent on looting. Monty Pythonish with Gillam and Cleese doing most of the writing and staring in along with some pretty heavy hitters (Sean Connery, Shelly Duvall, etc). Probably more of an absinth inspired film it still has those “headsy” elements that will prevail in later films from Gillam such as Brazil (a 1984ish film) and The Adventures of Baron von Munchausen. I would have added those films as well but linking them here will serve the purpose just as well.
5/ In the Mouth of Madness (1994)
An H.P. Lovecraft inspired film by John Carpenter. A book that apparently causes people to go crazy, problem is the places mentioned in the book exist. Or do they? Muhahhahahahaha. This is also on the Cthulu based horror-tainment article I wrote earlier. Ironically there is quite a few horror films that cross into the realm of psychologically stimulating film.
honorable mentions- (with some interesting links)
ok The Wizard of Oz ( and the “soul” version called The Wiz is a must see) apparently can be synced to Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon. There’s a whole group of people out there who spend time and money syncing iconic albums with movies saying they mesh. Dunno but sounds neat.
Rocky Horror Picture Show, any given Tarantino film, Doctor Strangelove, Hellraiser, A Clockwork Orange, Naked Lunch, Monty Python movies, Sleepaway Camp, Requiem for a Dream, One Hour Photo (probably the best thing Robin Williams ever did) , Harold and Kumar movies, Jay and SilentBob, Drug Store Cowboy, Jacobs Ladder, Kentucky Fried Movie.
If anyone feels I have missed any that just has to be on here feel free to leave us a comment or drop a line.
Just for fun Ive thrown in a 1984 inspired “headsy” episode of SCTV
Thanks for tuning in, turning on and dropping out (just not out of school that would be dumb). -Evil von Scary