ODDITIES THEATER: Rubber Johnny (2005)

When I was a teenager, I often turned on MTV to watch hours upon hours of music videos (ha! Imagine that, MTV playing music videos!) and every now and then I’d see something so uniquely bizarre that I just had to know who directed it. Almost always, it was Chris Cunningham.

“Rubber Johnny” is a short film collaboration between director Chris Cunningham and Richard David James (Aphex Twin). They’ve made a great deal of weird shorts together, including the Cronenbergian “Come to Daddy,” but “Rubber Johhny” is my favorite of the bunch.

The first couple minutes contain some of the creepiest visuals I’ve ever seen. Maybe leave the lights on.


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