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Next week should please animation fans as we check out a couple of hand-drawn features: Pete Trbovich gives as the skinny on the 1977 kid’s oddity Raggedy Ann and Andy: A Musical Adventure, while G. Smalley checks out a more modern and self-aware work with Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie for Theaters. We almost went with an all-animated week (in fact we’ll have one or two more cartoon reviews next week), but instead Alfred Eaker breaks it up with a pair of live-action articles: he takes the first part of a two-part look at 1976’s horror and exploitation offerings (focusing on Carrie and The Omen), and also skips ahead a year for a second look at 1977’s trash opus Desperate Living.

Lots of strange search terms to discuss for our weekly survey of the weirdest search terms that brought visitors to the site. First off, we saw a recurrence of an old weird search, “we ied about in the wa”—three times, in fact. We still have no idea what info the searcher is seeking. Skipping over some of the grosser porn searches in favor of the incomprehensible ones, we’ll mention “fly snopys porno” (Google suggests they meant to search for “fly Snopes porno,” which still baffles us).  “thought the girl was a transvestite tube” is actually decipherable (once you figure out that a number of searchers believe “tube” is a synonym for “movie”), but it’s inelegant phrasing nonetheless renders it pretty damn weird. For our official Weirdest Search Term of the Week, we’ll go with “nude ecstasy antagony biqle.” (It’s a bit of an in-joke, because “Ecstasy and Antagony” is the former name of Tim Brayton’s excellent movie review site, now Alternate Ending, which of course has no salacious content to speak of. “Biqle” seems to be a Russian porn search engine. Clearly the searcher is deeply confused).

Here’s how our ridiculously-long reader-suggested review queue stands:Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure (next week!); Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters (next week!); Grendel Grendel Grendel; Daughter of Horror [AKA Dementia]; Beauty and the Continue reading WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE

WEIRD HORIZON FOR THE WEEK OF 4/21/2017

Our weekly look at what’s weird in theaters, on hot-off-the-presses DVDs, and on more distant horizons…

Trailers of new release movies are generally available at the official site links.

IN THEATERS (LIMITED RELEASE):

Slack Bay (2016): Tourists disappear in a north France beach resort; the investigation turns into an abusrdist slapstick farce. This origiably caught our eye because of the Variety reviewer who complained of the movie’s occasional resort to the beloved “weird for weirdnesses sake” aesthetic. Slack Bay official U.S. site.

CERTIFIED WEIRD (AND OTHER) REPERTORY SCREENINGS:

FILM FESTIVALS – Tribeca Film Festival (New York City, Apr. 19-30):

Modern film festivals are trending towards more virtual reality exhibits and TV show premieres, and, in the race to stay relevant, no one has embraced this trend more than Tribeca. Unfortunately, that means even less space for actual movies. Besides a movie or two we’ve seen listed at other festivals (e.g., the crime mindbender Buster’s Mal Heart), here are a couple of potential weirdo long shots lurking here:

  • November – Magical realism from Estonia, set in a 19th century peasant milieu where werewolves and the Devil are real. Screens 4/24 to 4/28.
  • Psychopaths – Four serial killers on a one-night rampage in a midnight movie programmers describe as a “fever dream.” 4/20-22 and 4/25.

Tribeca Film Festival home page.

IN DEVELOPMENT (POST-PRODUCTION):

The Shape of Water (Winter 2017): ‘s latest stars Sally Hawkins as a maid who discovers and falls in love with an “aquatic man” () being held captive at a government facility during the Cold War. The IMDB tagline currently describes it as “an other-worldly story, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1963.” More info at Variety.

MISCELLANEOUS CROWDFUNDING:

“Cult Epics Hardcover Book”: At least three (and possibly more) of our Certified Weird movies will be featured in this upcoming weird coffee-table book: Death Bed: The Bed That Eats, I Will Walk Like a Crazy Horse, and Nuit Noire [Black Night]. The campaign closes six days from now and although the funding goal was already met, you can still get a few perks, including a pre-release version of Death Laid an Egg with a limited-edition copy of the avant-garde soundtrack. Cult Epics Hardcover Book at Indiegogo.

NEW ON DVD:

Doonnie Darko (2001) [Limited Edition]: Read the Certified Weird entry! Surely everyone knows the outline of this legendarily confusing time travel cult film by now, so let’s get right to the Limited Edition contents: two DVDs and two Blu-rays containing new restorations of both the Theatrical and Director’s cuts, three separate commentary tracks (at least one recycled), and too many featurettes and interviews—some new, some archival—to list separately. Donnie Darko [Limited Edition Blu-ray/DVD combo pack].

NEW ON BLU-RAY:

Doonnie Darko (2001) [Limited Edition]: See description in DVD above. Donnie Darko [Limited Edition Blu-ray/DVD combo pack].

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.

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UPDATE: We forgot to note a time-sensitive item in Friday’s “Weird Horizon” column. The label Cult Epics, distributors of the Certified Weird films Death Bed: The Bed That Eats, Nuit Noire, and I Will Walk Like a Crazy Horse, as well as more “extreme” films (like the oeuvre of Nekromatik provocateur ) is creating a commemorative hardcover book covering 25 years of the label’s acquisitions. While the work is fully funded through an Indiegogo campaign, there are still some rare perks to be had for those who sign up: signed DVDs, and the item that caught our eye, an advance release copy of the long-awaited title Death Laid an Egg, with a limited edition, signed copy of Bruno Maderna’s avant-garde soundtrack included as an Indiegogo exclusive.  Campaign ends April 27. Cult Epics Indiegogo Campaign.

Now, back to regular Pipeline business. Don’t forget to vote on which Summer Blockbusters to send Alfred and Aja Eaker to this year. (We’re supposed to be neutral, but it does warm our hearts to see Baywatch getting a push). You have until Thursday.

As for the rest of the week, Shane Wilson starts us off with a 366 Underground notice for the microbudget noir Road to the Well; Pete Trbovich kicks in a review from the reader-suggested queue with a look at the self-explanatory SLC Punk; and G. Smalley stays with the reader suggestions as he tries to crack the mysteries of The Secret Adventures of Tom Thumb. Meanwhile, in preparation for his summer blockbuster adventure, Alfred Eaker checks out some definite non-blockbusters in his survey of exploitation film circa 1976, featuring Switchblade Sisters, Ilsa: She Wolf of the S.S., and Shivers.

It was a strange week in terms of weird Google searches that brought people to the site. At first, there was almost nothing truly demented (but see below), and then over the weekend we caught the oxymoronic search for “bestiality mainstream” and the even weirder (but no less depraved) query “movies full stories god of priest porn.” But we think that there can be no doubt that the winner of our Weirdest Search Term this week is one that is so epic in scope that it gets its own paragraph:

“hey what’s wrong alex ”i just got this from boss” ”what is it about” ”this girl she was murdered last night 1:16 am the window was broken” where is the broken windows located in the house” ”in the basement” ” that’ weird why the basement ” i don’t know but the weird thing about this whole cast is that there were 4 others girls and the girl he or she picked was the farthest room and close the the parents room ” well i don’t find that weird maybe he’s a picky murder ” enough with the jokes we need to focus why her” well let’s go to the cram seen ” that a good idea let go ” are u the parents ” ya ” will ”i’m officer sam” ”and i’m officer alex in very sorry for your lost’

Hmm… we were just getting interested when the searcher cut off his text.

Here’s how our ridiculously-long reader-suggested review queue stands: SLC Punk (next week!); The Secret Adventures of Tom Thumb (next week!); Grendel Grendel Grendel; Daughter of Horror [AKA Dementia]; Beauty and the Beast [Panna a Netvor] (1978); Aqua Teen Continue reading WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE

WEIRD HORIZON FOR THE WEEK OF 4/14/2017

Our weekly look at what’s weird in theaters, on hot-off-the-presses DVDs, and on more distant horizons…

Trailers of new release movies are generally available at the official site links.

IN THEATERS (LIMITED RELEASE):

My Entire High School Is Sinking Into the Sea (2016): A crudely animated story that literally describes the disaster of its title. We’re a little surprised to see this offbeat, moderate festival hit picked up for distribution, by GKIDS, no less. My Entire High School Is Sinking Into the Sea official site.

NEW ON VIDEO ON DEMAND:

Neil Stryker and the Tyrant of Time (2017): Sci-fi adventure spoof about a super secret agent fighting a time-traveling mad scientist and an army of goblin puppets. This microbudgeted triumph of persistence was ten years in the making (!), and Major Winchester (David Odgen Stiers) and Chekov (Walter Keonig) lent their talents along the way. Check it out exclusively on-demand. Neil Stryker and the Tyrant of Time official site.

CERTIFIED WEIRD (AND OTHER) REPERTORY SCREENINGS:

We’re changing the way we’re compiling this section (formerly called just “Screenings”). Simply noting the venues with minimal commentary will allow us to list more screenings across the country (and the world). If you know of an upcoming screening of a Certified Weird film, please drop us a line or mention it in the comments section of this post.

IN DEVELOPMENT (IN PRODUCTION):

Insects (est. 2017) – Legendary animator and Czech Surrealist , now 83 years old, has announced that Insects will be his last movie before a well-deserved retirement. The news here is that this week he released some notes from his production diary. No bombshells here, but fascinating stuff for fans, with plenty of behind-the-scenes stills to whet your appetite. “Jan’s diary from the Insects film” on Facebook.

NEW ON DVD:

“Dead or Alive” Trilogy: ‘s yakuza trilogy starts out extreme with 1999’s Dead or Alive, turns surreal in the 2000 sequel Dead or Alive: Birds, and moves into post-apocalyptic territory for the 2002 installment appropriately titled Dead or Alive: Final. Arrow Video releases the whole deal in a 3 DVD or Blu-ray set, for only a slight premium over what you’d pay for a single film.  Buy “Dead or Alive Trilogy”.

NEW ON BLU-RAY:

“Dead or Alive” Trilogy: See description in DVD above. Buy “Dead or Alive Trilogy” [Blu-ray].

“House: Two Stories”: 1985’s original horror cult film House is about a Vietnam vet/writer who inherits a haunted house after his aunt’s suicide; the barely-related 1987 sequel House II: The Second Story  has a new owner moving onto the titular locale, looking for an Aztec skull. The first installment is in our reader-suggested review queue, but not to be confused with the Japanese weird classic House [Hausu]. Buy “House: Two Stories” [Blu-ray].

“The Phantasm Collection”: All five Phantasm movies, from the Certified Weird original to 2016’s surreal finale Phantasm: Ravager, with a bonus disc containing four hours of supplemental material. Maybe this will supply the motivation we need to finally get off our butts (or rather, to stay on our butts, but with a fully-loaded Blu-ray in the player) and review Ravager. Buy “The Phantasm Collection” [Blu-ray].

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.

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Next week, Shane Wilson gives you his take on the new live-action Ghost in the Shell extravaganza—not a List contender, for sure, but a flick that will be of interest to a lot of you. Getting weirder, Giles Edwards looks back at ‘ 1967 Coffin Joe sequel This Night I’ll Possess Your Corpse (with its memorable trip to Technicolor hell), while G. Smalley knocks one out of the reader-suggested queue with a look at Fernando Arrabal’s surreal and bromantic 1973 jewel-thief-meets-mystical-dwarf surrealist oddity I Will Walk Like a Crazy Horse. And, returning to the mainstream for a moment, we’ll have our poll for you to send Alfred (and Aja) Eaker on their yearly pilgrimage to the multiplex for our annual exercise in sadism, “Alfred Eaker vs. the s.” Any spare time G. gets, he’ll be working on finalizing that long overdue 2016 print yearbook…

Now is the time when we survey the weirdest search terms that brought visitors to the site this week, a feature we sensibly call “Weirdest Search Terms of the Week.” Strange cinematic diets made a mini-theme this week, as we noted both “commercial in movie shows other white meat snake movie” and “movie were girl gets cut up puppy and eats it.” We have to give an incomplete—but a weird incomplete—to the person who told Google “we ied about in the wa.” For our official Weirdest Search Term of the Week, let’s go with “all cebelit seks.” We like to imagine that this is a misspelling for “all celibate sex,” because that’s how our weird searchers minds work (we think; frankly, we can’t figure them out at all half the time).

Here’s how our ridiculously-long-and -ever-growing reader-suggested review queue stands: I Will Walk Like a Crazy Horse (next week!); Grendel Grendel Grendel; Daughter of Horror [AKA Dementia]; Continue reading WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE

WEIRD HORIZON FOR THE WEEK OF 4/7/2017

Our weekly look at what’s weird in theaters, on hot-off-the-presses DVDs, and on more distant horizons…

Trailers of new release movies are generally available at the official site links.

IN THEATERS (LIMITED RELEASE):

Your Name (2016): Two teenage strangers randomly and periodically swap bodies in this anime feature. The words “weird” and “bizarre” were briefly spotted in Rotten Tomato excerpts, along with the phrase “Oscar buzz.” Your Name U.S. distributor site.

SCREENINGS – (IFC Center, New York City, Apr.7-13):

bonanza: The IFC Center has become so prolific in screening their stockpile of weird midnight movies that we don’t mention them every week anymore; you can just assume something cool is playing there on weekends. This week, however, their lineup is just too stacked to pass up. In conjunction with their screening of the documentary David Lynch: The Art Life, they’ve broken out their Lynch archive, with showings of Blue Velvet, Lost Highway, and Mulholland Drive this weekend, along with Eraserhead playing all week long. And if you get sick of a steady diet of Lynch, there’s The Holy Mountain on Friday and Saturday at midnight to break it up. Don’t overdose, and remember you cannot live on popcorn and soda alone for long. Check the IFC Center homepage for a complete schedule.

SCREENINGS – (The New Parkway Theater, Oakland, CA Apr.9, 10, & 13):

El Topo (1970) and Pink Flamingos (1972): The New Parkway is new to us, but they feature an eclectic lineup of new and repertory movies, highlighted this week by two Certified Weird classics: ‘s surrealist spaghetti western El Topo and ‘ classic of filth, Pink Flamingos. Hope the pizza (delivered to your seat as you enjoy the film) is good, too (though we suggest skipping the brownies for Flamingos). The New Parkway calendar.

SCREENINGS – (AFI Silver Theater, Silver Springs, MD, Mon. Apr. 10):

Swiss Army Man (2016): If you’re in the D.C. metro area and you missed our pick for 2016’s second weirdest movie when it was in theaters, here’s your chance to catch it on the big screen, courtesy of AFI’s “second look” series. Swiss Army Man at AFI Silver Theater.

FILM FESTIVALS – San Francisco International Film Festival, (San Francisco, CA, Apr. 5–19 ):

We don’t always mention the second-tier San Francisco International Film Festival, but this year they’re worth noting due to a very special guest programmer and one big, weird U.S. debut. Besides a few international films we’ve seen making the rounds—Iran’s experimental A Dragon Arrives!, João Pedro Rodrigues’s mystical The Ornithologist, the erotic Mexican horror The Untamed, and the Korean doppelganger romance Yourself and Yours—the big items (from our skewed perspective) appear below:

  • “Canyon Cinema 50: Guy Maddin Presents ‘The Great Blondino’ and Other Delights” – Four short avant-garde films from Canyon’s catalog, selected by a great Guy and including Daina Krumins “The Divine Miracle.” Happening Apr. 15.
  • Endless Poetry – SFIFF’s big get is the U.S. debut of Alejandro Jodorowsky’s second installment in the autobiographical project that began with the Certified Weird The Dance of Reality, now concerning his experiences as a young bohemian artist in Santiago. Premiering Apr. 10, bonus screening on the 19th.
  • The Green Fog: A San Francisco Fantasia – Guy Maddin is back, along with The Forbidden Room collaborators Galen and , with a (doubtlessly transformed) collage of San Francisco footage inspired by the storyline of Vertigo, set to a new composition by Jacob Garchik preformed by the Kronos Quartet. No idea if this intriguing collaboration will ever be seen outside this live performance, but it closes the festival on April 16.

San Francisco International Film Festival home page.

IN DEVELOPMENT (rumored):

Donnie Darko sequel: We’re a little bit late in passing on this news, but suggests that he’s interested in making a “bigger and more ambitious” movie (not necessarily a sequel) set in the Donnie Darko universe. Kelly hasn’t directed since 2009’s The Box, but says he has another project lined up before the Darko film. Nothing shows up on IMDB yet. In more recent Kelly news, he also suggests he might rerelease an “expanded” cut of his post-apocalyptic flop Southland Tales. Come back to us, Richard! The Playlist seems to be first with Kelly news.

IN DEVELOPMENT (currently filming):

Image et Parole (est. late 2017): Speaking of late news, we’re even tardier in telling you about ageless provocateur ‘s latest—but this one will definitely happen, at least. All we know for sure is that its set in the Arab world and be “a mix of fact and fiction”; we assume it will follow the abstract, postmodern pattern of his late work (Film Socialisme and Goodbye to Language, both of which divided critics—we came down on the “insufferably indulgent” bandwagon). Our expectations may be low, but Godard’s distinguished career has earned him a fair hearing. The Film Stage has a few details.

NEW ON DVD:

Tank 432 [AKA Belly of the Bulldog] (2015): Post-apocalyptic mercenaries seek refuge in an abandoned tank that becomes a prison. The feature debut of ‘s cameraman Nick Gillespie (Wheatley produced); reviews were not good, but it does describe itself as a “mind-bending plunge into hallucinatory terror.” Buy Tank 432.

NEW ON BLU-RAY:

Tank 432 [AKA Belly of the Bulldog] (2015): See description in DVD above. Buy Tank 432 [Blu-ray].

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.

WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE

G. Smalley is still off on his mysterious project—which we would again like to stress has nothing to do with the Polish ambassador—but will be back tomorrow to start the week relatively fresh. In the meantime, Giles Edwards helps out with a review of the classic black comedy Parents, and Shane Wilson pitches in with a report on the traumatizing Claymation feature The Adventures of Mark Twain (both from the 1980s, and both in the reader-suggested review queue). G. will be back on Wednesday with coverage of ‘s odd roughie Indecent Desires (also in the reader-suggested queue), with an assist from Terri McSorley. And of course Alfred Eaker chips in his ongoing year-by-year survey of exploitation films; he’s up to 1974, the year that brought us Blood for Dracula [AKA Andy Warhol’s Dracula], It’s Alive, and the Hammer-Shaw Brothers kung fu/horror crossover Legend of the Seven Golden Vampires. And no, we haven’t forgotten about the 2016 Yearbook, which is not too far off…

Time for a quick survey of the weirdest search terms that brought people to the site. Not much to report on this week; we’re reduced to mentioning “amputeefreak” as one of the very oddest terms we saw. A little bit stranger is “holywood film in wich policeman reached with family at a area in wich people suck and eat people.” For our official weirdest search term of the week, we’ll go for “+movie about an ld lady who buries her hand and comes back to life.” Let’s hope those Googlers get lot weirder next week!

Here’s how our ridiculously-long reader-suggested review queue stands: Parents (next week!); The Adventures of Mark Twain (next week!); Indecent Desires (next week!); Grendel Grendel Grendel; Continue reading WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE

WEIRD ANTI-366 MIDNIGHT TWEETSTORM FROM POTUS

Sometime after midnight, when one would expect the President of the United States to be either resting up for a big day or burning the midnight oil prepping for a diplomatic meeting, Donald J. Trump was apparently cruising the Web, and came across a site that rubbed him the wrong way:

Trump 366 Weird Movies tweet

What prompted this attack against a small-traffic, niche cinema website devoted to surrealist and cult cinema, fields in which the President had previously shown zero interest? Apparently, it was an offhand comment by leftist commentator in his review of Suicide Squad that drew the Preisdent’s ire:

Trump 366 Weird Movies Tweet

A few minutes later, after cruising the site a bit longer, the President chimed in with another, unexpected criticism:

Trump 366 Weird Movies Tweet

 

 

 

 

 

The President was, of course, referring to the 1989 Bo Derek vehicle where she plays the trophy wife of ghost Anthony Quinn, who wants Bo to kill a younger man so he can possess his body and have sex with her again, and also advises her in corporate negotiations:

A weird movie (though not a very good one), but where does this have a bearing on the point at issue?

Naturally, all tweets were deleted within half an hour of posting. Fortunately we were able to save screenshots to prove that this bizarre rant did indeed occur.

WEIRD HORIZON FOR THE WEEK OF 3/31/2017

Our weekly look at what’s weird in theaters, on hot-off-the-presses DVDs, and on more distant horizons…

Trailers of new release movies are generally available at the official site links.

IN THEATERS (WIDE RELEASE):

Ghost in the Shell (2017): stars in the Hollywood remake of the classic anime about a cyber-hacker who can possess the minds of the numerous cyborgs of the future. We expect it to be pretty but over-explained, de-weirdified and de-philosophized. Ghost in the Shell official site.

IN THEATERS (LIMITED RELEASE):

David Lynch: The Art Life (2016): Documentary about 366 fave , focusing on his formative years and on his painting. Hot off the film festival circuit, Lynch is playing venues unknown before heading off to its natural home on DVD/Blu-ray/video-on-demand. David Lynch: The Art Life official Facebook page.

IN THEATERS (RE-RELEASE):

Donnie Darko (2001): Read the Certified Weird entry! Released soon after the 9/11 disaster, Donnie initially flopped in theaters; perhaps this 15th anniversary restoration of the apocalyptic Christ allegory featuring a giant bunny will do better this time out. Find out if it’s playing in your town at U.S distributor Cartilage Films Donnie Darko page. If you’re in L.A., check it out at Cinefamily tonight, where writer/director   will be hanging out to answer questions about what the hell exactly happened in the movie.

SCREENINGS – (Los Angeles, Cinefamily, Apr. 1):

Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982): Read the Certified Weird entry! Roger Waters’—I mean, Pink Floyd’s—trippy rock opera screens at midnight. Don’t blame us if it turns out to be an April Fool’s joke, we’re just reporting what they put on the schedule. Pink Floyd: The Wall at Cinefamily.

SCREENINGS – (Silver Springs, MD, AFI Silver Theater, Apr. 1):

The Wicker Man (1973): Read the Certified Weird entry! The pagan rites will be presented by “Dr. Sarcofiguy.” We honestly can’t say why venues are scheduling Certified Weird screenings on April Fool’s Day (except for the fact that this year it falls on Saturday, a traditional day for midnight movies). The Wicker Man at AFI Silver Theater.

NEW ON DVD:

Blow-Up (1966): Read our review. ‘s enigmatic, but not quite weird, exercise in ennui gets the Criterion Collection treatment. Buy Blow-Up.

Death Walks at Midnight (1972): “Susan Scott” (Nieves Navarro) stars as a model who takes LSD and witnesses a murder that happened six months earlier. This was released last year bundled with the (less-weird) Death Walks on High Heels; now available on a standalone disc (still packed with Arrow Videos usual extra features). Buy Death Walks at Midnight.

NEW ON BLU-RAY:

Blow-Up (1966): See description in DVD above. Buy Blow-Up [Blu-ray].

Death Walks at Midnight (1972): See description in DVD above. Buy Death Walks at Midnight [Blu-ray].

“Wishmaster Collection”: All four movies in the campy horror series about an evil djinn trying to escape captivity and wreak havoc by granting three wishes to teenagers. Wishmaster 2, which only recently got it’s first positive review at Rotten Tomatoes, making it recommended by 10% of critics, is in our reader-suggested review queue. Buy “Wishmaster Collection” [Blu-ray].

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.

WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE

Next week, for reasons that don’t directly concern our readers, head honcho G. Smalley will be away from his desk (and no, sadly he won’t be working on the overdue 2016 Weird Movies Yearbook). Hopefully the only slight hiccup you may notice is comments being slow to be approved, and all of the upcoming content will autopost smoothly. What is that upcoming content, though? Well, Pete Trbovich brings us a look at the rare bug-apocalypse anime Twilight of the Cockroaches (1989); Scott Sentinella gapes at the disco-musical disaster Xanadu (1980); Giles Edwards buys the new 2015 Blu-ray of David Bowie in The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976) as an excuse to cover that one again; and Alfred Eaker marches ahead in his chronological exploitation survey to 1973, the year that brought us Andy Warhol’s Frankenstein, The Satanic Rites of Dracula, and Brian De Palma‘s Sisters. That should be enough to keep you kids busy until G. gets back from his secret mission.

For reasons hinted at above, today’s trip through the weirdest search terms of the week will have to be rushed. In fact, we’re only going to spotlight two terms this week: the hopefully-misspelled runner-up “sexy black putty movie.com” and this week’s truly deserving winner of the weirdest search term of the week, “and i cannot feel the palace where his car is in the a** nailed it till 1 or little one i am searching everywhere hindi.” That bizarre string of verbiage, complete with unnecessary self-censoring, would have dominated a more competitive week.

Here’s how our ridiculously-long reader-suggested review queue stands: Twilight of the Cockroaches (next week!); Grendel Grendel Grendel; Indecent Desires; Daughter of Horror [AKA Dementia]; Beauty Continue reading WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE