I know Halloween is over but I have got to mention the weirdest movie I have ever seen. My mom called and really wanted me to see this one. She wouldn't tell me anything, just watch it.
Little Otik was released in 2001. It is a Czechoslovakian subtitled film (large titles, very easy to follow) directed by Jan Svankmajer.
I guess you'd call it a surreal fantasy, comedy horror. All of the above. Oh, and there is animation mixed in with the real action.
It's a simple story about a childless couple whose angst to have a baby leads them into the Twilight Zone.
I really don't want to give away any of the story because experiencing it as it moves along is all the fun and horror.
I'll just say the couple adopt a tree stump.
Yep, a cute little bouncing bundle of wood. Sounds silly, I know. But, this couple's frantic desperation, although mostly going in opposite directions from each other, is something to behold. Rounding out the cast of this bizaar story are many other characters that live in their large walk-up apartment building, including a snoopy little neighbor girl and a near-sighted old pedaphile who lusts after her.
I couldn't tear myself from it and didnt know whether to laugh or cry.