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81. Creepiest had to be "The Cook, the Thief, his Wife and Her Lover"
Edited on Thu Oct-23-08 09:52 AM by FloridaJudy
I walked out half-way through because it was so disturbing. I'm told it got much, much worse. Helen Mirren gets my Intestinal Fortitude award for copulating on a bed of maggot-ridden meat.

Weirdest had to be strange little science fiction movie by Richard Lester called "The Bed Sitting Room". To quote IMDb:

Set in post-nuclear-holocaust England, where a handful of bizarre characters struggle on with their lives in the ruins, amongst endless heaps of ash, piles of broken crockery and brick, muddy plains, and heaps of dentures and old boots. Patriotically singing "God Save Mrs. Etheyl Shroake, Long Live Mrs. Etheyl Shroake", they wander through this surrealistic landscape, forever being warned by the police to "keep moving", and prone to the occasional mutation into a parrot, cupboard, or even, yes, a bed sitting room with "No Wogs" scrawled in the grime on it's windows.

Most memorable scene: a minister citing "The Good Book" reads a passage from Lady Chatterley's Lover. And it got even more bizarre after that. It's been almost forty years since I've seen it, and I don't think there's been a movie made since to top it in for Weird.

eta: I found The Bed Sitting Room on Google video:
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  -What Was The Most Weird Creepiest Movie You Have Seen Parche  Oct-22-08 04:31 PM   #0 
  - The Tingler.  rug   Oct-22-08 04:34 PM   #1 
  - and there rumors that the seats in the theaters were wired so the people would feel the "tingle"  BrklynLiberal   Oct-22-08 11:05 PM   #53 
     - Yes, that's right. I saw the Tingler in a movie theater in Kenosha  schmuls   Oct-23-08 08:23 AM   #73 
        - I still think the original version of Dracula, a silent movie  schmuls   Oct-23-08 08:27 AM   #74 
           - Back then movies did have to be gory to be fact I think they were more scary  BrklynLiberal   Oct-23-08 01:00 PM   #87 
  - The Sound of Music  dawgmom   Oct-22-08 04:38 PM   #2 
  - You sat through the whole movie... and THAT'S the scene that gave you nightmares?  DarkTirade   Oct-22-08 04:42 PM   #3 
     - The cannibalism scene from Old Yeller always gets me, too  dawgmom   Oct-22-08 04:53 PM   #7 
        - It Gets A Little Ruff  Parche   Oct-22-08 05:56 PM   #11 
           - Ruff brain is puns in me today  dawgmom   Oct-22-08 07:47 PM   #36 
           - This isn't a pun thread. I think you're barking up the wrong tree here.  DarkTirade   Oct-22-08 10:11 PM   #51 
  - David Cronenberg's "Shivers"  Fenris   Oct-22-08 04:48 PM   #4 
  - Dead Ringers was pretty creepy.  chimpsrsmarter   Oct-22-08 04:50 PM   #5 
  - Oh my God, yes.  Mad_Dem_X   Oct-23-08 07:53 AM   #71 
  - Easy. This one.  MrCoffee   Oct-22-08 04:51 PM   #6 
  - Yep. I was surprised that it hadn't been mentioned yet.  Greyskye   Oct-22-08 04:53 PM   #8 
  - that would be my choice, too  Kali   Oct-22-08 11:57 PM   #58 
  - To be serious for a moment -- "Kinsey"  dawgmom   Oct-22-08 04:59 PM   #9 
  - Yeah, didn't care for that scene.  Bornaginhooligan   Oct-22-08 06:47 PM   #20 
  - Probably Begotten.  primate1   Oct-22-08 05:02 PM   #10 
  - The Return of Doctor X  trof   Oct-22-08 06:03 PM   #12 
  - That Does Look Creepy!!  Parche   Oct-22-08 06:37 PM   #16 
  - The President's Analyst  Rancid Crabtree   Oct-22-08 06:09 PM   #13 
  - O Lucky Man.  jobycom   Oct-22-08 06:10 PM   #14 
  - "Audition"  ceile   Oct-22-08 06:34 PM   #15 
  - One of the fiew movies I couldn't stand to watch to the end  Lydia Leftcoast   Oct-23-08 12:39 AM   #64 
  - The ending's the best part!  ceile   Oct-23-08 02:38 PM   #91 
  - That's my pick, too  enigmatic   Oct-24-08 03:17 AM   #108 
  - Mondo Bizarro  Jamastiene   Oct-22-08 06:37 PM   #17 
  - Eraserhead.  crim son   Oct-22-08 06:38 PM   #18 
  - It's definitely weird and creepy.  primate1   Oct-22-08 07:18 PM   #30 
     - Yabbut  crim son   Oct-22-08 08:11 PM   #38 
  - Prince of Darkness, Eraserhead, Dead Ringers.  ocelot   Oct-22-08 06:41 PM   #19 
  - Jacob's Ladder...  MsKandice01   Oct-22-08 06:52 PM   #21 
  - I've always wanted to see that  Canuckistanian   Oct-22-08 06:59 PM   #25 
  - It's a really great film.  primate1   Oct-22-08 07:17 PM   #29 
  - Find out. I guarantee you it won't be a waste of time.  lazyriver   Oct-23-08 07:42 AM   #70 
  - Big inspiration for Silent Hill. Amazingly creepy movie.  Elrond Hubbard   Oct-22-08 07:40 PM   #34 
  - Great movie. A creepy-weird one, but a great one.  SeattleGirl   Oct-22-08 09:02 PM   #43 
  - Apartment zero. That was a real shocker to me. I'm not usually surprised by  applegrove   Oct-22-08 06:53 PM   #22 
  - Sounds familiar.  ceile   Oct-22-08 06:59 PM   #24 
     - Colin Firth. About a man with his roomate. He watches lots of movies  applegrove   Oct-22-08 07:28 PM   #31 
        - I believe the actor's name is Hart Bochner (or thereabout)  schmuls   Oct-23-08 02:35 PM   #88 
           - Yup.  applegrove   Oct-23-08 03:21 PM   #95 
  - Night of the Iguana  Canuckistanian   Oct-22-08 06:57 PM   #23 
  - "Wild At Heart".  Aristus   Oct-22-08 07:05 PM   #26 
  - eraser head  harmonicon   Oct-22-08 07:13 PM   #27 
  - i saw it in college nine million years ago  kedrys   Oct-22-08 09:31 PM   #46 
  - Serpent and the Rainbow  Taverner   Oct-22-08 07:14 PM   #28 
  - Looks like "Eraserhead" wins so far. That was gonna be my choice, too.  nomorenomore08   Oct-22-08 07:31 PM   #32 
  - I've seen Repulsion and Possession  darkstar   Oct-22-08 10:09 PM   #50 
     - Well, I really enjoyed "The Tenant," which is a later Polanski flick along kind of similar lines.  nomorenomore08   Oct-22-08 11:50 PM   #56 
        - Yeah, definitely watch Repulsion.  cemaphonic   Oct-23-08 12:14 AM   #59 
  - Sex in the City. nt.  IndianaJones   Oct-22-08 07:35 PM   #33 
  - "The Thing" and "Jacob's Ladder"  Elrond Hubbard   Oct-22-08 07:41 PM   #35 
  - Killer Klowns from Outer Space  ByTheRiver   Oct-22-08 07:49 PM   #37 
  - The greatest Clown of Death movie EVER!!!  Throckmorton   Oct-22-08 10:56 PM   #52 
  - I'm with you,  eyepaddle   Oct-24-08 09:11 AM   #109 
  - On edit: I'm changing my vote to Salo, 120 Days of Sodom.  deucemagnet   Oct-22-08 08:23 PM   #39 
  - Salo would be my choice too.  electricmonk   Oct-23-08 12:30 AM   #61 
  - I'll second (or third) that one. It's been long enough since I saw it that I've largely  petronius   Oct-23-08 12:47 AM   #65 
  - Blue Velvet  baldguy   Oct-22-08 08:38 PM   #40 
  - Naked Lunch  VancSouthpaw   Oct-22-08 08:59 PM   #41 
  - Spanish Prisoner  ceile   Oct-22-08 09:00 PM   #42 
  - Event Horizon  Hans Moleman   Oct-22-08 09:17 PM   #44 
  - Angel Heart.  femmocrat   Oct-22-08 09:26 PM   #45 
  - Yes. that was very disturbing...and may have been Mickey Rourke's best performance.  BrklynLiberal   Oct-22-08 11:08 PM   #54 
  - Got it on DVD  kedrys   Oct-22-08 09:32 PM   #47 
  - Clockwork Orange and Catch 22 still bother me.  erinlough   Oct-22-08 09:45 PM   #48 
  - Showgirls (1995) n/t  pokerfan   Oct-22-08 09:51 PM   #49 
  - This might be a cheesy choice, but "The Ring"  XemaSab   Oct-22-08 11:09 PM   #55 
  - "Siesta" with Ellen Barkin, I think it was...VERY odd movie, not even  grannylib   Oct-22-08 11:52 PM   #57 
  - That movie was a mess, but the score was fantastic  mitchum   Oct-23-08 06:17 PM   #98 
  - And it had Alexei Sayle in it.  Forkboy   Oct-24-08 12:18 AM   #106 
  - Videodrome  Tabasco_Dave   Oct-23-08 12:24 AM   #60 
  - Pi  EOO   Oct-23-08 12:36 AM   #62 
  - It.  Tilion   Oct-23-08 12:38 AM   #63 
  - Oldboy (Korean movie from a few years back)  Lydia Leftcoast   Oct-23-08 12:52 AM   #66 
  - Just saw that recently.  ceile   Oct-23-08 02:45 PM   #93 
  - The Grudge and also there were some scenes in John Carpenter's The Thing  Wetzelbill   Oct-23-08 01:05 AM   #67 
  - Ichi the Killer (Tadanobu Asano YUMMMY)  Lady-Damai   Oct-23-08 01:14 AM   #68 
  - "Closetland." Low-grade Alan Rickman psychodrama from the mid-'90s.  BlueIris   Oct-23-08 05:27 AM   #69 
  - "The Ring" creeped me out  JCMach1   Oct-23-08 08:10 AM   #72 
  - I had weird dreams after watching that one  noonwitch   Oct-23-08 08:35 AM   #76 
  - The Stand  ByTheRiver   Oct-23-08 08:32 AM   #75 
  - Maybe it was the mood I was in when I saw it, but:  new_beawr   Oct-23-08 08:48 AM   #77 
  - "Bloodsucking Freaks" - not at all scary, just lame, lame, lame.  mikeytherat   Oct-23-08 08:49 AM   #78 
  - The Terror with Jack Nicholson and Boris Karloff!  cyberswede   Oct-23-08 09:06 AM   #79 
  - CopyCat ...  meegbear   Oct-23-08 09:17 AM   #80 
  - Creepiest had to be "The Cook, the Thief, his Wife and Her Lover"  FloridaJudy   Oct-23-08 09:28 AM   #81 
  - But, but Peter Greenway rules!!  BlueIris   Oct-23-08 02:37 PM   #90 
  - The Mothman and the Blair Witch Project.  Swede   Oct-23-08 09:29 AM   #82 
  - SHOCK WAVES (1977), a little known movie, totally creeped me out.  raccoon   Oct-23-08 10:37 AM   #83 
  - Riget (aka, The Kingdom)  kentauros   Oct-23-08 11:50 AM   #84 
  - Hostel  bigwillq   Oct-23-08 11:52 AM   #85 
  - Donnie Darko  SydneyBristow   Oct-23-08 12:38 PM   #86 
  - "Strange Circus" or "Tideland"  unpossibles   Oct-23-08 02:35 PM   #89 
  - Night of the Hunter  Ohio Joe   Oct-23-08 02:40 PM   #92 
  - Save the Green Planet  Sabriel   Oct-23-08 02:47 PM   #94 
  - Forget Eraserhead. Tetsuo:The Iron Man makes it look like a Disney movie.  Forkboy   Oct-23-08 03:52 PM   #96 
  - "The Ring"  Sequoia   Oct-23-08 04:10 PM   #97 
  - Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS...nazi chic softcore porn  mitchum   Oct-23-08 06:20 PM   #99 
  - California Reich  Montauk6   Oct-23-08 06:27 PM   #100 
  - I've seen a lot of movies on this list, but this was the one I found most disturbing  NewJeffCT   Oct-23-08 06:30 PM   #101 
  - I don't know. Maybe "The Reincarnation Of Peter Proud"  Left Is Write   Oct-23-08 06:32 PM   #102 
  - A little low budget movie from the 1960s entitled Blood Feast  aint_no_life_nowhere   Oct-23-08 09:59 PM   #103 
  - The Comfort of Strangers  GoneOffShore   Oct-23-08 10:22 PM   #104 
  - Jesus Camp  LeftyMom   Oct-23-08 10:31 PM   #105 
  - The one where Jack Nicholson played a retired detective...  adsosletter   Oct-24-08 03:15 AM   #107 
  - i think that was it n/t  MountainLaurel   Oct-24-08 11:52 AM   #113 
  - Se7en, Angel Heart and Dead Ringers  sarge43   Oct-24-08 09:25 AM   #110 
  - 'sick' and 'visitor q'  Juche   Oct-24-08 09:36 AM   #111 
  - I Spit on Your Grave  tbredbeck   Oct-24-08 09:43 AM   #112 
  - Hellraiser and Hellraiser II  oktoberain   Oct-24-08 11:54 AM   #114 

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