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FloridaJudy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-23-08 09:28 AM
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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:
mind altering substance use is optional.
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