I imagine it must be pretty transparent that I like weird shit by this point in our relationship. All you really have to do is check out this site for an hour or two to know I have natural leanings toward the weirder, darker aspects of life. Why is that? Because normal bores me. Normal has been done to death. And really, what is spectacular about normalcy? Nothing. Normal people don’t make history. Normal people don’t burn themselves into your memory. It is the weird shit that stands out, so even if you don’t admit it as openly as I, you love weird shit, too. Seriously, why else would you be here? That out-of-the-way, here are five truly strange moments from movies. Moments so weird, they almost feel like they don’t belong in the movie, yet they are moments you never, ever forget.
It is early evening on a rainy humid night in late June, 1991.
Charlie Sheen is sitting home, smoking a cigarette by himself when he hears a knock on his door.
He opens his door reluctantly, half expecting another eager fan or crazy groupie, but instead sees a small box wrapped in brown paper and addressed to him with no return address.
He brings it inside and wipes it down.
Shakes it once or twice half expecting a bomb to go off and hears something tin sounding rattling within.
Stupidity and curiosity get the better of him and he opens the package to find a roll of 8MM film, wound tightly.
Charlie Sheen does what an ego centric, drugged out celebrity would do and calls his friends until he can find one with a projector.
When he does, he invites a cavalcade of other friends over to his place to watch this unknown film.
Cocaine can lead to some odd decision making, but I digress.
Flash forward everyone is sitting down,
joints are being smoked and coke is being snorted.
Some people have already wandered off to fuck in a spare bedroom when the reel starts rolling.
People sit in Silence.
Charlie begins to get a bad feeling.
Scene: First person shaky camcorder footage of a man stalking a woman,
following her for a few minutes until he finally catches her and
drugs her till she passes out.
Now at this point, Charlie Sheen and everyone is a little freaked out, but still more intrigued so they let the film play some more.
Flash forward, Scene: Asian woman comes to, tied up in bed, and man who stalked her walks in to the room with a Samurai sword and dressed in full Samurai regalia.
This footage looks real.
It’s grainy and terrifying.
Scene: Girls starts freaking out so he drugs her again.
And this commences her slow dismemberment at the
hands of this gap toothed, sick Samurai f*ck.
When you see this, there is NOTHING in your head that tells you it isn’t real.
For how old it is the special effects are just too perfect.
There is no way this could be faked.
She is drugged enough that she is conscious during all of this and apparently can’t feel pain, so she is watching and drooling as the deviant slowly cuts through the meat and bone of her shoulder and then uses his hands to pull the limb from the torso.
And your stomach is turning.
And it only gets worse.
Until she is finally pulled apart, like overcooked pork from a bone.
Legs and arms off, all on a white mattress in an empty room.
She is ultimately splayed like a “flower” on the bed and dies.
Flash back to Charlie Sheen’s living room: Everyone is speechless and freaked out.
Charlie Sheen has no idea why he got this.
He half expected to see some porn, maybe even with him in it, but instead, he is pretty sure he just watched a woman get abducted and murdered on film.
He apologizes to everyone and ends the party, sending everyone on their way.
He then IMMEDIATELY contacted the MPAA, who in turn brought the 8MM roll of film to the F.B.I.
Yes, Charlie Sheen ultimately did the RIGHT thing.( slow clap )
And so began the exhaustive search for any trails they could find to who made this, who the woman was, and the true nature of this film.
They treated it like snuff. Approached it bureaucratically from the stand point of looking for a murdered and the accomplice who could have filmed it.
Meanwhile, Charlie Sheen and every one who saw this reel are completely tweaked, having nightmares, and feeling like they somehow inadvertently took part.
The answers did not come soon enough, but when they did, they brought much relief to all who witnessed the travesty.
The film, which was also being looked into by Japanese police and FBI, was fake.
There was a director and it was but one of seven mock snuff films that were being made in a series called The Guinea Pig.
There was so much doubt about this being faked, the director actually brought the dismembered actress to court so every one could see she was indeed alive and in one piece.
Though the director did claim the films were based around actual snuff films he had seen, they themselves were not real.
The film Charlie received was called:
The Guinea Pig:The flower of flesh and blood.
and it was the second in the seven film series.
These films supposedly exploit the killings of infamous Japanese serial killer Tsutomu Miyazaki.
Now exactly why Charlie Sheen got that film, unmarked, and by whom he, will never know, but knowing it was not real brought much relief to him and his cohorts who witnessed that film that night.
The Guinea Pig series has since been outlawed from making any more films because they mess people up so badly.
That is true.
You cannot unsee this kind of stuff, whether it is fake or not.
I mean, even now in the 2000′s, I watched it and could NOT figure out the special effects at all
( and what type of sick person would want to make that and even worse, what self hating actress
would accept a “role” like that ) but when we live in a world with that kind of darkness, it makes you wonder about the stuff our eyes DON’T see.
Anyway, that is the true story of Charlie Sheen and the Snuff movie
that turned out not to be a snuff film after all.
And if you are really twisted, here is the trailer for the now infamous film, but I don’t recommend even watching this trailer.
You’ve been warned: