10 Years of Bizarre (2011)

We've been doing this for a while now and we've had some pretty weird and wild stuff come through the mailbox. And here's a dirty fistful of our favourites! Long-time aficionados of our Late Night Bizarre screenings will relish (yes - relish) the opportunity to relive this collection of out of control classics. More recent initiates to the genre will have a chance to catch up and roll around in this swirling, murky pool of true cult cinema. Sunglasses optional, fancy dress encouraged, funny hats applauded. No puritans admitted.

Featured in AIAF2011
Program Type: Films
Content Rating: Restricted (R 18+)
Fantasie In Bubblewrap
Arthur Metcalf

Even bubblewrap has feelings. Lots of feelings. Especially when you start popping them one at a time. They begin to wonder out loud which bubble will be next.

United States
Runtime: 4:20
Year: 2007
The Bastard
Dave Quion

Wild & hand drawn! Mild mannered Johnny goes berzerk when his computer crashes.

United States
Runtime: 3:00
Year: 2005
Global Warming
Sheldon Lieberman, Igor Coric

Utterly hilarious! This guy will have you rolling in the aisles until they fill up with glacier melt.

Runtime: 1:51
Year: 2007
Journey To The Disney Vault
Robert Marianetti, David Wachtenheim, Glen Steinmacher

A wicked, behind the scenes look at what happened to Walt's head - among other scarey Mouseland outrages.

United States
Runtime: 3:09
Year: 2006
Hairy Driving
Jem Roberts

They don't come much crazier than this. Two guys trying to shoot an illegal car-chase movie cross paths with a very unusual cat.

United Kingdom
Runtime: 3:00
Year: 2004
Cuddle Sticks
Mike Geiger

Crossing a line that even Kricfalusi might have drawn. A demented look at the origins of kiddie ice treats.

Runtime: 2:35
Year: 2008
Golden Age: Hansel And Gretel
Aaron Augenblick

Did they or didn't they?

United States
Runtime: 1:50
Year: 2007
The Evil Empire
Russell Lowe, Federico Solmi

A porn crazed pope sends an army into battle.

Runtime: 4:13
Year: 2008
Ah Pook Is Here
Phil Hunt

"After I become Death, Death is the seed from which I grow". One of the most atmospheric animated films ever made. Featuring the voice of William Burroughs and the music of John Cale.

United Kingdom
Runtime: 6:04
Year: 1999
I Live In The Woods
Max Winston

It has to be every crazed hillbilly's dream to kill all the cuddly animals with his bare hands. But what about God? Is nothing sacred? If you like your Gods intact and all powerful, this is probably not the film for you.

United States
Runtime: 3:26
Year: 2008
Billy's Balloon
Don Hertzfeldt

One of the most popular animated films every made. Only the hilarious genius of Mr Hertzfeldt could so comprehensively capture the pure evil that beats in the heart of every balloon.

United States
Runtime: 5:22
Year: 1999
Priit Tender

A complex, utterly surreal examination of both youth and the animation art-form in their determination to ignore the physical laws of nature. Or something!

Runtime: 8:28
Year: 1996
Weekend Pussy Hunt
John Kricfalusi

It's not what you think. An agitated dog tries to explain to both his wives why he has to track down and beat a cat. More double entendres than a "Carry On" marathon.

United States
Runtime: 3:53
Year: 2003
Down To The Bone
Peter Ahern

Life just ain't no good when you've had your skin pulled off you.

United States
Runtime: 4:14
Year: 2009
Malice In Wonderland
Vince Collins

Definitely not one for the kiddies. A scabrously sexual, super surreal retelling of much beloved story that some how includes a girl, a rabbit and a lot of colour.

United States
Runtime: 4:30
Year: 1982
Cathy Snelling

Even a written synopsis for this would have problems passing the censor. A knitted exploration of...well..... personal bits!

United Kingdom
Runtime: 4:00
Year: 2004
Fallen Art
Tomasz Baginski

Ingenious, artful cruelty.

Runtime: 5:41
Year: 2004
Saddam and Osama
David Wachtenheim, Robert Marianetti

Politically incorrect - check. Horribly slanderous - check. Too hilarious not to screen - check. Let's screen this baby!

United States
Runtime: 3:39
Year: 2003