YMMV / The Holy Mountain

  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: Inverted: Possibly the only straightforward moment of the film is The Alchemist speaking of assembling a team with The Thief.
  • Epileptic Trees: Trying to understand the film inevitably causes this.
  • Faux Symbolism: Jesus has a plaster cast made of him while passed out and wakes up in a room full of hundreds of replicas and screams at the horror of... commercialized religion?
  • Fetish Fuel:
    • Klen of Jupiter's art gallery. The centerpiece of the collection is an electronic vagina that his mistress seduces with a giant metal rod. She successfully gets the machine to deliver a baby.
    • Berg of Uranus' mistress/partner wakes him by spanking him and stripteasing for him.
    • The armed guards of Berg's President, whom are all muscled men wearing lingerie.
  • Nightmare Fuel
  • True Art Is Incomprehensible: Definitely not kidding here. Also played with, as The Alchemist tells the audience that they are really just watching a movie, and that's all there is to it.
  • Values Dissonance: Despite the intended message of spirituality or whatever the hell the director is saying, it cannot be argued that "No animals were harmed in the making of this film".
    • Can't speak for the toads, but the crucified carcasses in the beginning were borrowed from a local restaurant and later eaten. Harmed, yes, but not technically for the film.