A big collection of films that might be considered as strange, mindfucking, surreal and weird. Sorted by year. Suggestions are…
Are you TIRED of the expected?
In the California desert, the adventures of a telepathic killer-tire, mysteriously attracted by a very pretty girl, as witnessed by incredulous onlookers.
The first 30 minutes or so I really felt that this was going to be my kind of weird. I loved the bizareness of the opening and the subsequent monologue. The first babysteps of the killer tyre were wonderful, but somewhere in the back of my mind a small voice was already starting to whisper things about this being too thin a concept for a full movie. I hate that voice because it's usually right.
An homage to 'No reason'. Starting your film by saying that it will have reason doesn't really give you the right to make it an unnecessarily boring one, devoid of any creativity or…
It is obvious this film will find a devoted following but it left me stone cold. It tries far too hard to be quirky whilst doing nothing interesting with the premise at all. At best this is a mildly entertaining short film but they stretch it far beyond what the concept will allow. Murderous inanimate objects are nothing new in cinema from The Refrigerator to Attack of the Killer Tomatoes. None of these films are ever really great but they do provide some B-movie charms and still at least try and tell a story. Rubber on the other hand is a one-joke movie when the joke isn't all that funny to begin with.
Sure, the idea of a car tyre…
Film #13 in Driver’s December Death Penalty AKA The December Project , which is part of Cinebro's The December Challenge. 1 month, 100 movies.
"Ladies, gentlemen, the film you are about to see today is an homage to the "no reason" - that most powerful element of style." - Lieutenant Chad
This is probably the oddest re-watch I've ever had. While my friend kept looking across at me, baffled, I just kept telling him that he was never going to get it, and that he should just stop asking questions and enjoy it for what it was. He calmed down, but didn't enjoy it at all. Personally, I loved it.
In fact, I love every inch of this.…
Well-crafted photography and a terrific score are spoiled by lousy writing and hackneyed gore effects that grew tiresome after the 3rd or 4th installation. Early on, I was fixated by the "tire" scenes, while I found the "spectator" side story completely superfluous. Some savvy editing and a rewrite of the 3rd act, and this could have made for a nice little 20-minute short. Instead, we get this pile of wasted competence.
Sort of a nice concept but completely wears thin and pops after about 30 minutes. This thing is not the awesome piece of genre fare that it could've been. Would've worked great as a short. Seriously, the novelty of watching a tire shake for a second and then seeing a head explode starts to really lose its lustre after the 15th take. Boring boring boring.
Robert the tire is on the loose! In one of the great screen performances of all-time....Goodyear plays Robert the tire. This tire might look friendly but he has Scanner like abilities and seems to have a quick temper. This movie will make you take down that tire swing that is hanging on a tree in your backyard. Probably the best tire serial killer movie ever! Then again this is probably the one and only tire serial killer movie.
Ok this one makes no sense what so ever and has some pretty poor acting. But I give it credit for originality especially with such a small budget. Leave your brain at the door and just embrace the craziness of this movie. You might not like this movie....but you will remember it. I was prepared to give this a 0 star rating....but it won me over enough to give it not 1 but 2 stars.
I've been thinking about what the makers of this movie might have been trying to say through its weird, disjointed story and presentation and so far I've come up blank. I suppose that maybe that is the point. If it is, though, there's not much that redeems this self-indulgent (wannabe?) avant-garde exercise in tedium save for its basic premise and the always entertaining plethora of exploding heads. I feel like if they had played the core idea straight (sentient tire explodes heads) it might have worked much better.
This Movie Had No Reason to exist, and yet it does.
I wouldn't call it good, nor would I call it bad. I liked it's meta Humor, and Surrealism. But it started to feel dull after a while.
The killer tire movie loses a bit of its luster on a second viewing. The meta commentary loses its novelty. And though I'd be willing to watch a sequel featuring the evolved tricylce leading an army of tires in a ravaging of Hollywood, I'm not sure I'll ever want to watch this one again. But on a more positive note, I really do love that Boris Vallejo inspired poster.
An homage to "no reason"
It might be clear that this film is all about "wanting reasons" when there's none. But, I'm afraid to tell you, Quentin, but you made a paradox since the beginning trying to giving reasons about "no reasons" to your audience. It's a paradox. It's inevitable creating or looking for a logic to organize our world, and consequently, ourselves. So, about this, I must disagree: we are only capable of thinking through a logic, which might be illogical, but through somebody's logic.
However, I appreciate the intention to reflect upon movie industries and audiences behaviour. Sometimes the need for a reason is so strong that unconvincing reasons are given... yes... a reason is supposed to be convincing!
Non divertente come il più recente "Wrong Cops", ma senz'altro più "coraggioso"; un piacevole e intelligente esperimento che mischia horror, commedia e no-sense in maniera originale.
Tributo ad un certo horror low-budget anni '80 e con inquadrature e fotografia in linea con il retroterra da "videoclipper" del regista.
La prima parte quella che ho apprezzato maggiormente. Una ottima introduzione presentazione dei personaggi.
If you like bad movies, this is right up your alley.
It's puzzlingly stunning in its visual aspects - the direction and camerawork is often artistic, and their budget was appropriately used when it came to getting equipment. The plot is what makes (or breaks) Rubber, since it's clear the filmmakers are capable of much more.
A few interesting ideas float around, but you're probably going to think one of two things:
1. This is one of the worst movies ever made and it's a waste of time;
2. This is one of the best bad movies ever made and it's worth every minute.
I can't imagine a lukewarm response to Rubber. I'm only rating 3 stars because I can't decide if the movie is pure genius or pure stupidity. There's a thin line between the two, and Rubber brazenly walks it.
I was only 60% stoned so I'm allowed to think this a masterpiece
A fun 15-minute horror comedy attempts desperately but vainly to escape from an 80-minute plus lark that belabors its two or three moderately clever ideas far past the point of exhaustion. Tragic. The dead-pan acting and the desolately devastating beauty of its Southwest locations keep it borderline amusing long after the premise has worn out its welcome.
the tire could have rolled over more victims
the tire could have been less anthropomorphized
if already constructed after human behavior, I would have liked to watch more of the car race together with the tire
- A Page of Madness
- Un Chien Andalou
- L'âge d'or
- Meshes of the Afternoon
- The Cremaster Cycle
- Sweet Movie
- The Holy Mountain
- Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
ranges from entry-level weird to...Cremaster
not necessarily disturbing, but it helps
- I've Heard the Mermaids Singing
- Zazie dans le métro
- Allegro non troppo
- The Adventures of Prince Achmed
***EDIT (March 30, 2014)***
Wow! I never would have expected that I'd get anywhere close to 100 likes on this…