Our weekly look at what’s weird in theaters, on hot-off-the-presses DVDs and Blu-rays (and hot off the server VODs), and on more distant horizons…
Trailers of new release movies are generally available at the official site links.
IN THEATERS (LIMITED RELEASE):
IN DEVELOPMENT (post-production):
Hipsters, Gangsters, Aliens and Geeks (2018?): “When the cigar-chomping Clown Captain (Martin Klebba from Pirates series) shifts his space craft into 4th gear and steps on the gas, all Hell breaks loose as we blast into hyperspace!” Forbidden Zone sequel. With Vern Troyer, French Stewart and George Wendt. The Hipsters, Gangsters, Aliens and Geeks official site features some intriguing perverted clown stills.made this smaller-scale comedy feature as a way to generate interest in his long, long-gestating
IN DEVELOPMENT (announced):
Two Screenplays from IndieWire.I’m Thinking of Ending Things, a thriller starring a suicidal woman; Kaufman called the book “ingeniously twisted nightmare road trip through the fragile psyche of two young lovers. My kind of fun!” Netflix will fund and produce the film (presumably for theatrical release in 20??). We heard the news from
NEW ON HOME VIDEO:
“Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency”, Season 2 (2017): Read our Season 1 review. As Season 2 of the Douglas Adams inspired series begins, Dirk has been kidnapped, Todd and Farah are on the run from the FBI, and a man from the fantasy world of Wendimoor is seeking assistance to fulfill a prophecy that will save his kingdom. On DVD, Blu-ray, and VOD. Buy “Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency”, Season 2.
The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017): Read our List Candidate review! If you missed it in theaters, now’s your chance to check out ‘ first (official) horror movie, a story of irrational karmic vengeance. On DVD, Blu-ray and VOD. Buy The Killing of a Sacred Deer.
Red Krokodil (2012): A man takes the homemade Russian drug “krokodil” and finds himself in a post-apocalyptic hallucination. You might remember when “krokodil” was the designer-drug-of-the-month scare sometime back in 2013 (despite never being found in the U.S.); this Italian exploitation film actually came out a year before, and now is being offered in a “director’s cut.” On DVD and Blu-ray. Buy Red Krokodil.
CERTIFIED WEIRD (AND OTHER) REPERTORY SCREENINGS:
- Los Angeles, CA, 1/26 – Don’t Look Now (1973). At the Egyptian Theater.
- Los Angeles, CA, 1/26 (midnight) – Phantasm (1979). At the Nuart Theater.
- New York City, NY, 1/26-1/27 (midnights) – Eraserhead (1977). At the IFC Center.
- Washington, DC, 1/29 – The Beast of Yucca Flats (1961), on a bill with “That’s Not What I Said” (a program of re-dubbed shorts). At Smoke & Barrel.
What are you looking forward to? If you have any weird movie leads that I have overlooked, feel free to leave them in the COMMENTS section.