So it’s happened to all of us. We’re watching something that we like and all of a sudden something happens that makes us go “What the F*ck?.”
It could be a throw away line or just the death of a character, but you know that there’s something off about it.
So here’s my Top 5 WTF? Moments:
Number 5: The Ghost from House on Haunted Hill
House on Haunted Hill is a classic horror film from the late 50s. The film stared Vincent Price as a wealthy man who offers $10,000 to anyone who can spend the night in the house.
From there so weird stuff happens. However, the one scene that really stands out is the one with the Ghost.
This scene is never explained over the course of the film, even at the end of the movie where the true purpose of all of this is revealed, no one brings up this scary looking old woman that just hovers around the basement.
Number 4: Scott Steiner:
So while I’ll admit that Scott Steiner himself isn’t a moment, he still makes just about anyone who watches him say WTF?
Steiner was a professional wrestler who became famous in the 90s to mid 00s due to his look and his grip on the English language.
Steiner was always entertaining but there was always that nagging feeling in your head that just made you question how he was currently employed.
Unfortunately for us he was released from his TNA contract in March of 2012 and has been working small indie shows ever since.
But his amazing promos live on, in the hours of YouTube videos.
Number 3: Furious 4 (Brothers in Arms: Furious 4)
Brothers in Arms was a popular game franchise developed by Gearbox Software and published by Ubisoft and was a more realistic looking and feeling WWII game.
The show featured a strategy element where the play would have to command his troops into battle.
The game also had a deep and interesting storyline similar to Band of Brothers. The two main characters Matt Baker and Red were interesting characters and fans wanted to see the conclusion of their stories.
Then as E3 of 2011, this trailer was released.
Looking more like Inglourious Basterds 2 it really shocked fans. Ubisoft and Gearbox tried to calm fans by saying this was a spin-off and eventually dropping Brothers in Arms from the games name.
The game has yet to be released.
Number 2: Batman: The Killing Joke
The Killing Joke is one of Alan Moore’s greatest works in his career. It’s also on of the most controversial stories of the past 30 years.
Moore choose to not only give us a chilling origin of ever ones favourite clown prince of crime but show us just how evil he is when he shots and paralyzes Barbra Gordon.
The inclusion of this into the DC Universe has caused many to question the good taste of the DC editorial staff, however that isn’t the WTF? Moment.
At the end of the story Joker is captured by Batman and chooses to tell him one final joke before being brought in.
See, there were these two guys in a lunatic asylum… and one night, one night they decide they don’t like living in an asylum any more. They decide they’re going to escape! So, like, they get up onto the roof, and there, just across this narrow gap, they see the rooftops of the town, stretching away in the moon light… stretching away to freedom. Now, the first guy, he jumps right across with no problem. But his friend, his friend didn’t dare make the leap. Y’see… Y’see, he’s afraid of falling. So then, the first guy has an idea… He says ‘Hey! I have my flashlight with me! I’ll shine it across the gap between the buildings. You can walk along the beam and join me!’ B-but the second guy just shakes his head. He suh-says… He says ‘Wh-what do you think I am? Crazy? You’d turn it off when I was half way across!
After the joke we see an odd and strange couple panels of Batman and Joker laughing together.
Batman saw the killer that Joker was but still found this joke funny? WTF? That’s screwed up.
Chris Cornell Scream:
So after years in being in Soundgarden and Audioslave Chris Cornell has a hit solo record and single with Carry On and You Know My Name, the theme to Casino Royale. He then follows it up with Scream, an album produced by Timbaland that focused on electronic and pop music…why? This album was not very good, sorry Chris.
WWE Buys WCW:
At the time WCW was in dire straits. The company was financially in pain and creatively it hadn’t been great since the late 90s. So when Time Warner merged with AOL the writing was on the wall. However, it was still a shock to hear about the deal and see Vince and Shane McMahon on WCW and talk about buying WCW. The Monday Night War was over and WWE won by a landslide.
Number 1: School Days:
School Days was an anime based upon a Visual Novel in Japan. Visual novels are a bit like electronic versions of pick your own adventure stories, but most of them generally revolve around the player choosing which girl he wants his character to sleep with.
So I’ll admit I’ve never seen School Days. The whole idea of a geeky loser surrounded by women that want him doesn’t interest me (that’s a typical Tuesday Night for me). But the setting or trope of School Days isn’t the WTF? Moment.
Over the course of the show the main character Makoto more or less sleeps with all of the women in his life and get’s one pregnant. However, instead of being a rational human and try and help the pregnant girl he runs away to be with another one of his friends.
This new girl doesn’t take that well, and ends up murdering him. And she doesn’t stop there…
(fun fact all of the YouTube clips have disabled there enabled, so here’s the link)
To make the story more tragic and weird, the episode in which this happened was delayed due to a similar murder that took place a couple weeks before. So what did the television replace the episode with? A slide show of scenery.
The slide show even created a internet meme about the inclusion of a boat in the slide show. The meme was so popular that it parodied by other titles and even by Overflow, the company that made School Days.
So this girl is crazy and a murdering psychopath. This out of nowhere swerve must have made many people think WTF?