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Another Top 10 Most WTF Movie Ideas

VO: Matthew Wende
Christopher Lozano It's tough to know what the filmmakers were thinking when they came up with these ideas, but these films somehow got made anyway! WatchMojo presents our second list for the Top 10 WTF Were They Thinking Movie Ideas! But what will take the top spot on our list? Will it be The Garbage Pail Kids, Being John Malkovich, or The Lobster? Watch to find out! Watch on WatchMojo: WatchMojo.com Big thanks to BucketsFinest and klara97 for suggesting this idea, and to see how WatchMojo users voted, check out the suggest page here: http://WatchMojo.comsuggest/Top+10+Worst+Movie+Ideas
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Some ideas are better left un-expressed. Other ideas make for awesomely bizarre entertainment. Welcome to WatchMojo.com and today we’ll be counting down our picks for Another Top 10 WTF Movie Ideas.

For this list, we’ll be looking at films with premises that are so strange we almost couldn’t believe it. That doesn’t mean these movies are necessarily bad, but they’re most definitely bizarre. And if you didn’t see a film you thought should be here, be sure to check out our first list on the same topic!

#10: “Tusk” (2014)

From the wild mind of the director behind Jay and Silent Bob, “Tusk” is brought to us by none-other-than Kevin smith. Famously based off one of his podcast episodes, “Tusk” is about Wallace Bryton, who goes missing in the boondocks of Manitoba while interviewing a strange and mysterious man. So far this sounds like pretty normal stuff, right? Well, this movie takes a hard right towards weird when Bryton is slowly turned into a walrus before our eyes. Between the visuals and premise, we’re not sure if this was intended to be hilarious or horrifying. All we know is that it’ll leave you saying, “WTF?”

#9: “Trash Humpers” (2009)

Directed by Harmony Korine, this experimental horror dramedy follows a group of elderly, deranged, sociopathic people living in Nashville, Tennessee. Shot on VHS home video, the film features scenes of the “gang” masturbating to trash on several occasions. These elderly people are shown living in squalor and being a general nuisance, much like what you’d expect from a group of young punk kids. With a 59% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, the consensus seems to be that this film is either so bad it’s good or so bad it’s just bad.

#8: “Iron Sky” (2012)

In this very implausible future, Nazis fled to the moon after the war in 1945, and waited there in secret before returning to Earth in 2018. We figure if there can be movies about Nazi vampires and Nazi raptors, there can be a movie about Nazis in space, right? Though the movie looks interesting enough, the lofty premise fails to hold it up. Despite receiving mixed critical reviews, a sequel titled “Iron Sky: The Coming Race” was being crowd funded and was slated for a 2018 release as of 2017.

#7: “Teeth” (2007)

This is the nightmare of every pubescent teenage boy. “Teeth” is a black comedy about a woman who has teeth in her vagina and embarks on a quest to take vengeance on all the men who wronged her after she was raped. The idea of vagina teeth is actually present in several folktales around the world. For instance, in Shintoism, there is a demon that waits inside lady parts in order to emasculate young men on their wedding night. But it’s the visuals in this film that really take it to a whole new level of creepy.

#6: “Killer Condom” (1996)

The second movie on our list with a castration theme, “Killer Condom” might be taken as a cautionary tale against safe sex. This German film is based on the comic books translated as “Down to the Bones” in English. The movie premiered at Cannes Film Festival with a giant fanged condom. It follows Detective Mackeroni as he embarks on a quest of revenge against a condom that bit off his right testicle, while also investigating multiple cases of men whose penises have been chomped upon. Insane setup aside, the shocking scenes in this film are certain to leave a lasting impression.

#5: “John Dies at the End” (2012)

If you are into bizarre psychedelic sci-fi horror films, you’ll like this one. The plot revolves around a drug called “Soy Sauce,” which causes its uses to hallucinate and slip in and out of time. Maybe the strangest part of the movie is a scene where various pieces of meat come together to form a big monster. Yeah, kinda like Voltron. The movie also features alternate dystopian realities, time travel, aliens, and general oddities. Seriously, this movie has it all… if you’re into that kind of thing.

#4: “Soul Man” (1986)

The white son of an affluent man, Mark Watson gets accepted into his dream school, Harvard Law. But there’s a catch: his parents aren’t gonna pay for it. Faced with giving up on his dream, Mark attempts to pass himself off as African-American to qualify for tuition subsidies. Yup, that’s more than a bit racist. One good thing this film has going for it is the appearance of James Earl Jones, so there’s that. Aside from the cringy jokes, defenders of “Soul Man” claimed it had some serious and thought-provoking commentary on race relations in the United States… but its critical lashing seemed to say otherwise.

#3: “The Lobster” (2015)

The plot of this dystopian comedy thriller revolves around a hotel where people are forced to find romantic partners within 45 days or are transformed into animals. The film’s main character, named David, has decided to be transformed into a lobster if he doesn’t find a partner after being recently dumped. His dog is actually his brother. Because the residents must match up based on some sort of commonality, David goes through several ordeals trying to pair with different women. Nominated for Best Original Screenplay at the Academy Awards, this movie is well made and offers a seriously strange plot.

#2: “The Garbage Pail Kids Movie” (1987)

This movie isn’t really for kids. In fact, we don’t really know who it’s for. A parody of the Cabbage Patch Kids, “The Garbage Pails Kids Movie” is based on a series of trading cards. The film revolves around Dodger, a young kid working in an antique shop, who is rescued from some ruffians by interplanetary creatures who arrived on earth via flying garbage can. It’s too bad such cool cards had to go to waste on what critics would end up calling one of the worst movies ever made. Filled with all kinds of weird and gross scenes, it’s no surprise it was a box office bomb as well.

Before we unveil our top pick, here are a few honorable mentions:


“Weekend at Bernie’s” (1989)

“Killer Klowns from Outer Space” (1988)

“Kuso” (2017)

#1: “Being John Malkovich” (1999)

You can already assume that a movie will be unconventional when you find out it’s about a puppeteer. Written by the legendary Charlie Kaufman, this is easily one of his strangest films. The plot revolves around Craig Schwartz, who unexpectedly stumbles upon a portal into the brain of actor John Malkovich. After a few minutes, he is dumped out of the portal and onto the New Jersey Turnpike. Things get weird - as if they weren’t already - when Craig learns to control John. If you’re in the mood for a wild ride, check this one out for sure.--
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