In 2011 VICE went to North Korea to try and penetrate the Korean Feature Film Studio, the state-run film production facility west of Pyongyang: a sprawling lot that at its height produced around 40 films a year.
Recorded in Chicago on NBC in 1971 with Carole Simpson interviewing the Becker family about their haunted home. The blown-out transfer quality only adds to the eeriness of this groundbreaking moment in television. A reverend performs an exorcism in aid of a Chicago couple plagued by voices and moving objects.
Here are 10 films whose plots are so outlandish that you’d never believe them if they weren’t actually based on true stories.
VICE’s Ryan Duffy went to Colombia to check out a strange and powerful drug called Scopolamine, also known as “The Devil’s Breath.” It’s a substance so intense that it renders a person incapable of exercising free will. The first few days in the country were a harrowing montage of freaked-out dealers and unimaginable horror stories about Scopolamine. After meeting only a few people with firsthand experience, the story took a far darker turn than we ever could have imagined.
The world has always known that Russia is a pretty odd place when it comes to their people. It seems that the entire country has weird stuff happening, and not just in the bigger cities. Here are some of the strangest things that happen only in Russia.
In this clip from DisinfoTV we visit outsider music expert Irwin Chusid, who introduces us to Harvey Sid Fisher, BJ Snowden and others whose music defies description.
This is the History Channel’s excellent documentary exposing top secret government mind control programs. This powerful documentary reveals how for decades top secret government projects worked virtually non-stop to perfect means of controlling the human mind. Though for many years the government denied that these projects even existed, the details have long been preserved in thousands of pages of now declassified government documents reluctantly released through the Freedom of Information Act.
In 2004, the World Health Organization released its global status report on alcohol and health, finding Uganda as the top contender for per capita alcohol consumption in the world. Since 2011, the numbers have only increased, basically making Uganda the drunkest place on earth.
This might be the trippiest mashup ever! Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon dubbed over The Wizard of Oz. You’ve heard the rumors (or maybe you haven’t: here’s the full list of bizarre coincidences), now watch for yourself. Unbelievable but truly fantastic.
Excellent use of 1960s pop culture images in this video accompaniment to Merv Griffin’s 1968 anti-drug song “Have a Nice Trip.” Far out!
Mountain climber Jim Sevigny talks about how a “third man” intervened to save him after an avalanche. This video is from an interview about John Geiger’s new book The Third Man Factor.
Read more about this phenomenon here: The Third Man Factor: Saved from Certain Death by Apparitions
Eat, Drink, Be Merry… then do some crazy shit.
In this documentary Piers Gibbon goes in search of an Amazonian shaman and encounters frog poison and ayahuasca during his journey. Jungle Trip is another brilliant documentary on Ayahuasca Shamanism, the largest psychedelic religion in our world today. Lost in the heart of the Peruvian Amazon, there is a vine that is said to talk to humans, giving an understanding to the secrets of life.
Some believe that there is a Military Industrial Extraterrestrial Complex, and that Earth is being assimilated by an alien agenda which also operates on Earth’s Moon.