Tag Archives: Weirdness

THE FINAL MEMBER

The Final Member

The Icelandic Phallological Museum houses the world’s largest collection of mammalian penises. The museum’s founder—Sigurdur “Siggi” Hjartarson—is the subject of the fascinating documentary The Final Member (2012). Siggi Hjartarson’s private collection runs the gamut from microscopic to gargantuan, including penises from whales, dogs, pigs, bears, bulls and hamsters. Siggi believes …

CROPSEY

Cropsey Andre Reed

Cropsey (2009) is a creepy documentary that explores how fact and fiction intersect in a real-life murder case in Staten Island, New York. Like many kids that grew up in Staten Island, directors Joshua Zeman and Barbara Brancaccio were told the story of Cropsey, a lunatic child-killer that escaped from the …

MIRAGE MEN

Mirage Men UFO

In the 1980s, a scientist and entrepreneur named Paul Bennewitz made what was—at least to him—a shocking discovery. Using powerful testing equipment, he learned that the U.S. government was conducting secret UFO research at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, New Mexico. After reaching out to the Air Force, Bennewitz …

ROOM 237

Room 237 Shining

Stanley Kubrick’s Kubrick’s 1980 adaptation of Stephen King’s novel The Shining is rightly regarded as one of the best horror films ever made. While cinephiles admire The Shining for its iconic performances, dread-inducing atmospherics, and technical precision, others appreciate the film on an entirely different level. These fans see the …

KUNG FU ELLIOT

Kung Fu Elliot Scott

Elliot “White Lightning” Scott is a man of many talents. This Nova Scotia native is a martial artist, a director, a special effects technician, and Sinophile. Known throughout the region for films such as Blood Fight and They Killed My Cat, Elliot Scott’s ultimate goal is to become Canada’s “first action …