When I made my preview post listing how excited I was about various films I’d be watching for this challenge, I put two films under “I’m Terrified” – notable so-bad-it’s-good movie Birdemic: Shock and Terror and this Alejandro Jodorowsky film. I was terrified because my husband had watched it for his podcast and thought it was pretty weird and maybe a little offputting. I’d heard Jodorowsky was a tough nut to crack in general, and I wasn’t sure if this was going to be a good introduction to his surrealism or not – and surrealism has about an iffy track record with me. So I went in with quite a bit of trepidation.

Well, I kind of loved it.