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Films: The Weird and Weirder.

Recently I've had movies on the brain again, and for some reason in particular, the weird and weirder of them. While not a comprehensive list, I thought I'd share my thoughts. So here are some movies you just may have seen, and consequently, the stuff I still can't get over in them.

1. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

The entire movie still feels like a whimsy acid trip. From grandpa's song as he floats away, to the flying car, the love tropes, musical toys for the childish king to the candy temptations for children capture (in ironic opposition to the previous).

Speaking of candy to kidnap children, it would be near impossible to mention this film without a specific eccentric character--The Child Catcher. Aside from the entirety of his strange, creepy, and questionable demeanor, the guy looks like the Wicked Witch of the West, and Goth Eric Draven** birthed a love child with a personality disorder. That said, I have no choice but to list a related film next.

*The Wizard of Oz film reference (1939).