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Why 366 movies?  That’s one for every day of the year, with a spare for leap years.

Weird derives from the Germanic word wyrd, meaning fate.  It achieved its current meaning of “odd, surreal” through Shakespeare, whose “weird sisters” who foretell Macbeth’s fate are both weird in the modern sense and wyrd in the pagan sense.  So are the best weird movies.

Most of the movies selected are both weird and good.  Sometimes, if a movie is very weird, it will make the list ahead of a better movie.  Sometimes, if a movie is very good, it does not have to be quite as weird.  The key determinant is that each movie gives me that I-know-it-when-I-see-it feeling; a film that makes my skin crawl, my jaw drop, or just causes me to mutter to myself, “Now that’s weird….”

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  The author enjoys watching weird movies, and then writing what he thinks about them.



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