***Warning! This article contains massive spoilers! So if you haven’t seen one of titles just skip it.***
Here’s my top 10 WTF movies of 2016:
UK Release: 9th of October
Family of 3: weird mother, taciturn father and daughter Francisca. The mother gets killed by a psycho in their home; the father catches the psycho in the act and beats him to an inch of his life then locks him in the barn for years. Daughter is lonely and makes the psycho her slave friend. And this is only the beginning. – Top WTF moment: giving a bath to your dead father is one thing, but jumping in the tub with him is just on another level of disturbing. –Least WTF moment: as soon as Francisca hitches a ride with the mother and her baby it was oblivious that child was gonna get kidnapped and his mother was doomed.
9 – The Invitation
Uk Release: 8th of April
A man is invited to a dinner party at his ex wife’s house (recipe for disaster right there already) with some old friends, and some new creepy ones. – Top WTF moment: the ex wife, her new boyfriend and John Carroll Lynch are part of a sect that are planning on killing all their guests and then ending their life, at the same time of a whole bunch of other sect member all over LA. – Least WTF moment: John Carroll Lynch playing the bad guy. DUH!
8 – I am not a serial Killer
Uk Release: 9th of December
John Wayne Cleaver is a young boy who is fascinated with serial killers, so it’s a pretty exciting time for him when in his small town people start getting slaughtered. And who wouldn’t be! – Top WTF moment: cute old neighbour Christopher Lloyd is an alien that has to kill to survive! – Least WTF moment: John is socially awkward and a stalker.
7 – The Neon Demon
UK Release: 8th of July
Breathtaking beautifully shot movie about the danger of the fashion industry and why you should never move to LA because is a city full of sickos and meanies. Basically a piece of art meets Mean Girls.
– Top WTF moment: How the fuck did a puma got in a hotel room? Is it normal to have those things roaming around LA? – Least WTF moment: Ruby turns out to be a necrophiliac. Didn't exactly saw it coming but I never trusted the bitch for a second.
6 – Don’t Breathe
Uk Release: 9th of September
Three career criminal are planning to do the score of a lifetime by robbing a blind old man that cashed a fuck load of insurance money because of the tragic death of his daughter. The gang should have done their homework as the old man is a war veteran that kicks major asses. – Top WTF moment: The old buff blind man has a woman kept prisoner in his basement! No freaking way! – Least WTF moment: As soon as I saw Stephen Lang's ripped body, I knew he was going to kick ass.
5 – Pet
USA Release: 2nd of December
A loser kidnaps a hot girl, that for obvious reasons doesn’t want to go out with him. But it's not for making her his sex slave, why is Seth really keeping Holly locked in a cage? – Top WTF moment: little sweet Holly turns out to be a fucking serial killer! – Least WTF moment: Holly manages to escape. She is way too smart to end up dead, and Seth hasn’t have sex for a very long time.
4 – The VVitch: A New-England Folktale
UK Release: 11th of March
A family in the 1630s New England is kicked out of their commune and decides to settle on the border of a witch infested forest. – Top WTF moment: Black Philip can really speak? And he has a sexy voice? Nice! – Least WTF moment: Thomasin goes psycho and joins the witch family, we all knew it was going to happen, after all whom wouldst like to live deliciously?
3 – The Handmaiden
UK Release: 7th of October
In a Japanese colonised Korea a ‘Count’ and a young girl are planning to steal a young heiress of her riches, but then some lesbian romance happens. – Top WTF moment: the heiress and the ‘Count’ are secretly planning on framing the young girl so the lady can get away from her twisted uncle and steal all of his money. – Least WTF moment: if Japan and pornography are involved, you know soon or later you will be shown a drawing of a woman and an octopus.
2 – 10 Cloverfield Lane
UK Release: 18th of March
One of my favourite films to come out this year, I got in not having watched or really heard anything about Cloverfield so I had no clue what I was in for. John Goodman locks a young woman in a bunker, but the other guy that’s in there says he begged to get in. – Top WTF moment: Aliens??? Seriously: WHAAAAT?– Least WTF moment: John Goodman killing Emmett – you were never supposed to be down there buddy!
1 – Sausage Party
UK Release: 2nd of September
Hilarious movie about a bunch of groceries living happily in a supermarket that can’t wait to be chosen by a human to go in the outside world to be their bffs, little do they know, the human will chop them up, boil them and eat them! – Top WTF moment: this animated movie would have never made this list if it wasn’t for the almost 3 minute long orgy scene at the end – What the hell? Was that really necessary? I mean, there’s plenty of innuendo from the start but that? WOW! – Least WTF moment: the weed smoking scene. It’s a Seth Rogen movie, we all knew it was coming.
Special shout out to The Lobster, that you can either call a 2015 or a 2016 film depending where in the globe you are stationed. In the UK was out on the 16th of October 2015 but I didn’t watch it until mid 2016… because I’m a tool.
In another dystopian society, David (Colin Farrell) is a middle-aged single bachelor that according to the law has 45 days time to spend in a hotel with other singles to find a woman to marry that has a similar characteristic to his own. If he fails he will be turned into an animal of choice, in this case, he opted for a lobster. – Top WTF moment: there are seriously A LOT, but seeing Colin Farrell kicking a child in the shin is pretty unexpected and funny. – Least WTF moment: the end is totally open to interpretation as we will never find out if David went through with blinding himself. I say he didn’t have the balls to do it.
Please do tell if I’ve missed anything. I appreciate if you suggest some good kind WTF movies, to be clear, not WTF movies for the all wrong reasons like Nine Lives.
Written by Magali F.