The WTF Friday Video of the Week
With everyone out desperately trying to find the best deals and save the most money on this hellish shopping day known as Black Friday, it's really easy to lose your shit, become frustrated, and nearly end up trampled or in jail.
Now that October is over and the added madness of AFM has been put to bed, we can finally breathe again. And you know what that means, right? More disturbingly funny (or horrifying) user videos to help you kick off your weekend in the strangest fashion possible. Welcome back, my friends, to the show that never ends ... The Return of the WTF Friday Video of the Week!
Today's WTF video comes directly from the Foywonder archives. Released in 1978, quite obscure today, Matilda was a silly box office bomb starring Elliott Gould as a hard luck agent promoting a boxing kangaroo named 'Matilda' looking to challenge the heavyweight boxing champion. The movie might be even more notorious as the film that nearly killed the McDonald's Happy Meal.
You have seen them in stores. You watched in horror as others bought them for their "loved" ones. You've mocked anyone that dares to wear one in front of you. Looking for a little WTF to usher in the weekend's frightful activities? Don't worry, kids. We've got you covered. Or should we say "IT" has you covered?
HBO's vampire series "True Blood" is so insanely popular that even the kid-friendly Muppets on "Sesame Street" are getting in on the act. Yep, it must be time for another WTF Friday Video of the Week.
Horror films have many tried and true formulas, but few end up being as spooky as those that have something to do with the evil little bastards known as ... children.
The year was 1969. The American Social Health Association put out a new public service announcement to warn people that anybody can get a sexually transmitted disease. Anybody, especially happy, attractive people of all ages smiling along without a care in the world to the most infectious song ever performed about the threat of venereal disease.
That's right, kids! Time for another edition of our WTF Friday Video of the Week, and this one is stacked with the type of strangeness that has become a favorite around the Dread Central offices! Dare you see what's on tap?
This really should have been last Friday's WTF video given the date. Oh, well. Posting this on the wrong date is probably how David Lynch would have wanted it anyway.
I'll say it again. Whenever you're looking for a perfect WTF video for Friday, there's no place better to turn than Japanese television. One of the most popular Japanese superheroes is the insectoid motorcycle-riding, ascot-wearing, high-kicking Kamen Rider. And only in Japan will you find a kid's show where the villain is a genetic hybrid of Adolph Hitler and a starfish.
Sometimes you just have to fall back on a classic. If you haven't previously seen this wonderfully *bleep*ed up video, then today is your lucky day.
This week's video pulls off the rare double whammy of WTF-ness. As if a music video showcasing the pro wrestling career of a guy who wrestled back in the early Nineties dressed like Freddy Krueger wasn't strange enough, the absurd song accompanying the video of Freddy going buck wild in a wrestling ring is a novelty song called "Do The Freddy" featuring cackling by Robert Englund himself.
With "America's Got Talent" in full swing, we figured we'd showcase a little talent from around the world. Our kind of talent. You know, the kind that leaves you shrieking and wondering when this hell will end, if ever!
As I have said in the past, when you need a video to make you go "WTF?", look no further than the Japanese. Japanese television is infamous for the cruel practical jokes they often play on unsuspecting people, but to terrify three little kids into believing a flesh-eating zombie is on the way to eat them, that sounds like it's going too far. Except the whole prank is actually an exercise in teaching the kids the power of teamwork.
Whenever you need a video to make you react with a "WTF", you need only look to the Japanese. The early Seventies Japanese kiddy show "Gimme Gimme Octopus" is about as "WTF" as "WTF" gets.