Fry Those Little Brains

Films to aid in the destruction of your cerebral cortex: Out of the fire and into the frying pan
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1.
Dynamite Chicken (1971)
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A collection of skits, parodies, musical performances, and film clips supposedly relating to the peace... (76 mins.)
Director: Ernie Pintoff
“ Like a counter cultural mixtape. These mutants all have one thing in common... ” - elvistheripper
 
2.
Human Highway (1982)
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The new owner of a roadside diner stuck in a town built around an always leaking nuclear power plant plans to torch the place to collect insurance... (88 mins.)
“ I may be worried now but I WON'T BE WORRIED LONG ” - elvistheripper
 
3.
Head (1968)
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The Monkees are tossed about in a psychedelic, surrealist, plotless, circular bit of fun fluff. (86 mins.)
Director: Bob Rafelson
“ (as in out of their ___) ” - elvistheripper
 
4.
200 Motels (1971)
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"Touring makes you crazy," Frank Zappa says, explaining that the idea for this film came to him while the Mothers of Invention were touring... (98 mins.)
“ Tuna fish epic ” - elvistheripper
 
5.
Psych-Out (1968)
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A deaf runaway arrives in San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury hippie district looking for her missing brother. (101 mins.)
Director: Richard Rush
“ Sugar cube divinity ” - elvistheripper
 
6.
Invocation of My Demon Brother (1969 Short Film)
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Experimental short, featuring strobe-like erotic imagery with several shots of the Rolling Stones in performance and an original synthesizer score by Mick Jagger. (12 mins.)
Director: Kenneth Anger
“ Please allow Ken to introduce myself ” - elvistheripper
 
7.
Space Is the Place (1974)
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Sun Ra--space-age prophet, Pharaonic jester, shaman-philosopher and avant-jazz keyboardist/bandleader--land his spaceship in Oakland... (85 mins.)
Director: John Coney
“ “In some far off place
Many light years in space
I’ll wait for you.
Where human feet have never trod,
Where human eyes have never seen.
I’ll build a world of abstract dreams
And wait for you.” ” - elvistheripper
 
8.
My Best Fiend (1999 Documentary)
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In the 1950s, an adolescent Werner Herzog was transfixed by a film performance of the young Klaus Kinski... (95 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
“ Savage vile beat of a human loved by butterflies ” - elvistheripper
 
9.
Delicatessen (1991)
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Post-apocalyptic surrealist black comedy about the landlord of an apartment building who occasionally prepares a delicacy for his odd tenants. (99 mins.)
“ Quelquechose ” - elvistheripper
 
10.
Nothing (2003)
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After a terrible day, two good friends and housemates find the outside world converted into a featureless and empty white void. (90 mins.)
Director: Vincenzo Natali
“ and beingness ” - elvistheripper
 
11.
Zachariah (1971)
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Two gunfighters separate and experience surreal visions on their journey through the west. (93 mins.)
Director: George Englund
“ Finally the cowboys are taking acid! ” - elvistheripper
 
12.
Logan's Run (1976)
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An idyllic sci-fi future has one major drawback: life must end at the age of 30. (119 mins.)
“ The future is so retro! ” - elvistheripper
 
13.
Lost Highway (1997)
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After a bizarre encounter at a party, a jazz saxophonist is framed for the murder of his wife and sent to prison, where he inexplicably morphs into a young mechanic and begins leading a new life. (134 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
“ There is no such thing as a bad coincidence. ” - elvistheripper
 
14.
Maniac (1980)
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A psychopath, troubled by his childhood abuse, loose in New York City, kills young women and takes their scalps as his trophies. Will he find the perfect woman in a photographer, and end his killing spree? (87 mins.)
Director: William Lustig
“ AKA How to get a head in New York city ” - elvistheripper
 
15.
River's Edge (1986)
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A high school slacker kills his girlfriend and shows off her dead body to his friends. However, the friends' reaction is almost as ambiguous and perplexing as the crime itself. (99 mins.)
Director: Tim Hunter
“ Melodrama vs mock-mellodrama and Denis Hopper ” - elvistheripper
 
16.
Race with the Devil (1975)
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Two couples vacationing together in an R.V. from Texas to Colorado are terrorized after they witness a murder during a Satanic ritual. (88 mins.)
Director: Jack Starrett
“ Quicker than the cold ” - elvistheripper
 
17.
Cocksucker Blues (1972 Documentary)
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This fly-on-the-wall documentary follows the Rolling Stones on their 1972 North American Tour, their... (93 mins.)
Director: Robert Frank
“ A bigger piece of stick ” - elvistheripper
 
18.
American Pop (1981)
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The story of four generations of a Russian Jewish immigrant family of musicians whose careers parallel the history of American popular music in the 20th century. (96 mins.)
Director: Ralph Bakshi
 
19.
Love and a .45 (1994)
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Watty has made a living out of robbing convenience stores, but after one of these job turned into murder by his partner... (101 mins.)
Director: C.M. Talkington
 
20.
Where the Buffalo Roam (1980)
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Semi-biographical film based on the experiences of gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson. (96 mins.)
Director: Art Linson
 
21.
Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (1971)
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After saving a Black Panther from some racist cops, a black male prostitute goes on the run from "the man" with the help of the ghetto community and some disillusioned Hells Angels. (97 mins.)
 
22.
Nowhere (1997)
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Follows a day in the lives of a group of high school kids Los Angeles and the strange lives they lead. (82 mins.)
Director: Gregg Araki