Horror is a particularly tricky genre to get right. It’s seemingly all been done, and so it takes a special type of creative genius to still wow viewers and deliver something that feels fresh.
On the plus side, one of the great things about it is that it can be weird. Really, really weird. More often than not, it isn't particularly weird. It's just haunted houses and masked-killers chasing half-naked women around, and that's all fine and dandy, but the genre's ability to go deep into WTF territory is one of its most notable strengths. Sure, sometimes the results are more "Huh?" than "Wow!" but the effort is important all the same.
With that being said, it’s time to take the road less traveled and dive into the deep depths of the horror genre to find some sincerely bizarre movies that truly are one of a kind.
The following list will be shedding a light on some of the oddest horror movies that you (probably) haven't seen - from an aborted foetus who goes on a murderous rampage to a killer who unapologetically likes to have sex with severed heads. Watch them with an equal sense of amazement and sheer bafflement – cinema doesn’t get any weirder than this.
16. The Killing Of Satan (1983)
The Killing Of Satan, more or less, delivers exactly what it promises. Yes, Satan appears in this film, and yes, he's going to die. This is, of course, far better than having a movie called "The Killing Of Satan" where the title is a metaphor for the human condition and the real enemy is man's injustice to man, or something equally artsy and disappointing. No, you can rest assured that Beelzebub gets his comeuppance.
The story follows a mustachioed, jean jacket wearing Filipino man named Lando who gains the super powers of God to battle the forces of evil. Though, before actually getting to battle Satan, he must first face the equally impressive mustachioed Prince Of Magic.
Here's a small sampling of what to expect with this film: A superpower granting zombie. Superpowers that operate according to a completely invented version of physics. A jail full of naked women. The son of Satan decked out in glowing red spandex. The main character throwing people into animals (not "into" as in “someone bumped into me” but rather “he turned into a frog when she kissed him”). And finally, Lando vs. Satan. This movie has so much imagination packed into 90 minutes, you'll be pretty much forced to enjoy it in spite of the ridiculousness that's invading your eyeballs.