Best Gross-Outs for People Who Love Gross-Outs

It's okay to hate the Farrelly Brothers. A lot of us film critics

do. But many hate them for the wrong reason. Too many people give the

Farrellys credit for popularizing juvenile gross-out humor, when in

fact they simply re-popularized it. The fact is it's been around

forever and just because you might not like their brand of gross-out

(or that of their even cruder and less funny cousins the Wayans

Brothers) doesn't mean there is any shame in liking a good gross-out

joke, or for that matter a whole gross-out movie. In fact, there are

many that are classics, made by true, honest to god geniuses.

I present to you the gross-out movies for people who LOVE gross-out

movies:

Meet

the Feebles:

Once upon a time, before he was the Academy Award-winning director of

the sweeping three-part epic Lord

of the Rings, Peter Jackson was just some Kiwi known for his

sick sense of humor and amazing effects on zero budgets. In this

gross-out masterpiece, Jackson make a rated R/NC-17 send-up of our

beloved Muppets, known here as the Feebles.

Much like the Muppet Show, the Feebles run a popular television

show. But unlike the wholesome backstage antics we're all accustomed

to, these are decidedly more… disgusting. With gags that include puppet

sex, drug use, war flashbacks and even a little fecal humor (stemming

from a tabloid "journalist" played by a fly), this movie crosses the

line and goes well past it. But that never stops it from being

uproariously funny.

Pink

Flamingos:

John Waters' over-the-top 1972 film redefined the very meaning of poor

taste. It's about a competition to be the "filthiest people alive," and

boy, howdy do, they really pull out all the stops. From a singing body

part (you might not want to know), to a pre-op transsexual, all the way

down to the incredibly well-known final dog-poo sandwich gag (which

Waters to this day attests is real), this film is the gold standard by

which all such films are measured.

Taxidermia:

This Hungarian film has been burning up the festival scene as of late,

taking gross-out humor to an entirely different level. In what is

considered an epic work of deranged genius by many, Hungarian director

Gyorgy Palfi escalates the gross-out to an actual honest to god art

form. Utilizing beautiful cinematography, Palfi creates a world that is

both stunning and grotesque with gags ranging from bestiality to

flaming genitalia to power vomiting to grandiose self-mutilation.

Not for the faint of heart or stomach, Taxidermia is one

of those films bound to be passed around by film lovers for years as a

forbidden pleasure. As disturbing and seemingly random as it appears at

first, the film slowly weaves in the themes of art and manages to

create a serene sense of beauty out of it all.

Black

Sheep:

I couldn't let this chance slip by, especially since it releases this

very week. Black Sheep isn't just one of my favorite

gross-out films of the year, it is one of my favorites of the whole

year. Another New Zealand assault on good taste, this is the story of a

ranch full of genetically engineered zombie sheep that attack and

devour anyone they can. Those that survive become sheep bent on a

similar purpose. Full of blood, guts and a very disturbing (but

hilarious) gross-out sequence, this is one for fans of those good

old-fashioned gross-outs.

C. Robert Cargill - - - Email

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Austin-based Cargill, who not

only loves but owns The Cutting Edge, writes on movies

and DVD five times a week.