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366 Weird Movies brings you more odd odds-and-ends next week: Alfred Eaker takes us back to a 1966 drive-in double feature of Nightmare Castle (starring cult fave ) and The Diabolical Dr. Z (directed by the divisive); Shane Wilson looks at the UK low-budget horror Malady, recently arrived on these shores and available on VOD; G. Smalley fills a gap in our criticism with a look at the maestro’s late offering, Ginger and Fred (1986); and Bryan Pike takes on another one from the reader-suggested queue with coverage of ‘s shockingly bad taste 1989 puppet show Meet the Feebles.

We’re sure you’re tired of hearing about how the increased use of privacy settings on search engines is negatively impacting our hunt for the Weirdest Search Terms of the Week, so we’ll just launch straight into our meager finds this week, while you keep in mind that the strangest searches were probably hidden under layers of encryption. therefore, we have to spotlight things like “movie where man has a mole that falls” and the hard-to-picture “movie scenes where spy goes from toilet pipeline but there was ladder beside,” before settling on “journey inside vabina nd sperms” as our official Weirdest Search Term of the Week. Yeah, we know, first world weird problems.

Here’s how our ridiculously-long reader-suggested review queue stands: Meet the Feebles (next week!); Beauty and the Beast [Panna a Netvor] (1978); 1 Day; Vermilion Souls (depending on availability); Continue reading WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE

WEIRD HORIZON FOR THE WEEK OF 8/18/2017

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):

Dave Made a Maze (2017): Dave builds a pillow fort in his living room and then gets lost inside its maze of booby-trapped corridors; his girlfriend assembles a team to go in and rescue him. The rare film to debut at the low-budget Slamdance festival and still earn a relatively wide release. Dave Made a Maze official site.

Lemon (2017): An unsuccessful, socially-inept jerk actor loses his blind girlfriend and finds a new interracial relationship in this indie comedy. Probably more in the quirky vein, but at least one critic called it “deeply weird.” Lemon official site.

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CERTIFIED WEIRD (AND OTHER) REPERTORY SCREENINGS:

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975). We won’t list all the screenings of this audience-participation classic separately. You can use this page to find a screening near you.

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

Here’s what we’ve got lined up for next week: Alfred Eaker continues his drive-in mini-series with a 1963 double feature of The Ghost and Dead Eyes of London; Giles Edwards gets in his final Fantasia Festival review with a peek at UFO-cult mindbender The Endless; and we finally get around to discussing Stan Brakhage, as Stan blows G. Smalley ‘s mind with the autopsy short “The Act of Seeing With One’s Own Eyes” and the experimental epic Dog Star Man.

Increased use of Google privacy settings among selfish web surfers means that the days of 366 mocking the Weirdest Search Terms of the Week may be gradually coming to an end. But we promise we’ll continue bringing you the strange searches we see every week until our server logs dry up and blow away. First off this week is “hedo hedonism genie costume bikini models 1999,” which scores an extra “weird” point for stuttering. Next up is the hard-to-picture search for “movie man hanging on rope horse sky.” (Rope horse sky?) The “spelling matters even for perverts” category this week brings us “hot ant sax mom ant sun xxx movie.com” (somehow, I doubt the searcher really wants to see an ant colony orgy in the hot sun). For our official Weirdest Search Term of the Week we’ll take “potus zex”—mainly because we currently come in at #1 for that search term on Google! Think 366 Weird Movies for all your POTUS zex needs.

Here’s how our ridiculously-long reader-suggested review queue stands: “The Act of Seeing With One’s Own Eyes” (next week!); Beauty and the Beast [Panna a Netvor] (1978); 1 Day; Vermilion Souls Continue reading WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE

WEIRD HORIZON FOR THE WEEK OF 8/11/2017

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):

The Ghoul (2017): A police detective goes undercover as the patient of a suspicious psychotherapist while investigating a series of bizarre murders that leave victims in an undead state. You have to take notice of any psychological thriller that gets a good review in “The Fortean Times.” The Ghoul official site.

Planetarium (2016): A movie director seeks to exploit two psychic sisters ( and Lily-Rose Depp) in between-the-wars Paris. Reviews suggest that it’s a mess, but perhaps a somewhat weird mess. Planetarium Facebook page.

IN DEVELOPMENT (completed):

Mother (2017): Paramount released the first trailer for ‘s Mother (starring Jennifer Lawrence) this past week. Anticipation is sky-high for this “psychological horror” movie, despite the fact that there have been few to no leaks about the plot. The trailer suggests weirdness is still a live possibility. It premieres at the Venice Film Festival in a couple of weeks, so we’ll know soon enough. Mother official Facebook page.

NEW ON DVD:

“Seijun Suzuki’s Taisho Trilogy”: Full of eroticism, ghosts, and mysterious widows, this set collects three surreal period films from Japanese maverick : Zigeunerweisen (1980), Kageroza (1981), and Yumeji (1991). All set during the Taisho era (1912-1926), these three movies have never been released on Blu-ray before and have been long out-of-print on DVD. Buy “Seijun Suzuki’s Taisho Trilogy” [DVD/Blu-ray].

NEW ON BLU-RAY:

Re-Animator (1985): ‘s influential 80s black comedy adaptation of ‘s story about a couple of mad scientists raising the dead is an outrageous hoot and a seminal cult film. Arrow Video pulls out all the stops with this 2-Blu Limited Edition that includes the original cut and the much-longer “integral” version (it’s complicated), along with the commemorative booklet and reams of extras you’d expect. Buy Re-Animator [Limited Edition Blu-ray].

“Seijun Suzuki’s Taisho Trilogy”: See description in DVD above. Set includes three DVDs and three Blu-rays. Buy “Seijun Suzuki’s Taisho Trilogy” [DVD/Blu-ray].

CERTIFIED WEIRD (AND OTHER) REPERTORY SCREENINGS:

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975). We won’t list all the screenings of this audience-participation classic separately. You can use this page to find a screening near you.

BOOKS:

“The Holy Mountain” – A full-length appreciation of Alejandro Jodorowsky‘s mystical masterpiece by Latin American literature professor Alessandra Santos. We haven’t gotten out hands on it yet, but we do now this site’s review is cited in the bibliography.  Buy “The Holy Mountain (Cultographies)”.

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

Only 72 more titles left to Certify Weird!

Next week starts off with Alfred Eaker bringing you a 1971 drive-in double feature: stars in ‘s execrable Castle of Fu Manchu, and in the somewhat better Jekyll/Hyde adaptation I, Monster. Also on tap: still decompressing from his three-week movie binge, Giles Edwards looks back at 2017’s Fantasia Festival. We’ll also bring you our first look at ‘s latest, Endless Poetry (courtesy of Rafael Moreira), while Shane Wilson and G. Smalley chip away at that massive reader-suggested review queue, tackling ‘s Me and You and Everyone We Know and Bollywood’s take on the mindbender, No Smoking, respectively.

Here’s our weekly look at the weirdest search terms that brought visitors to the site this week, a feature we like to call “Weirdest Search Terms of the Week.” First off, we’re not sure about the cause and effect is supposed to work in “a action movie from the early 2000s about a girls who is impregnated by a creature and give birth to it.”  There’s also this one, offered in an unknown but strange-sounding language: “zex fonkey maying.” In a similar vein is the almost-sweet but still incoherent “zex love kusing.” We were both intrigued and weirded-out by our official choice for Weirdest Search Term of the Week: “film tentang two men found a wild girl. they have sex with her by rotation and together, but something strange and frightening was in this girl…” Nice use of the closing elipsis, but we’re not sure why you want to generate suspense in a web search (maybe the searcher thinks Google will be more motivated to process the query because it wants to find out what happens next?)

Here’s how our ridiculously-long reader-suggested review queue stands:  Me and You and Everyone We Know (next week!); No Smoking (next week!); Beauty and the Beast [Panna a Netvor] (1978); 1 Day; Continue reading WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE

WEIRD HORIZON FOR THE WEEK OF 8/4/2017

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):

68 Kill: Bad-taste caper black comedy about a lowlife and his girlfriend who decides to steal cash from her sugar daddy. Reviews were generally impressed by its cult movie aspirations, although our own Giles Edwards was unimpressed (“it fails more often than not“). 68 Kill at Snowfort Pictures.

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NEW ON DVD:

Colossal (2016): An alcoholic woman (Anne Hathaway) discovers that the appearance of a giant monster in Seoul coincides perfectly with her blackouts in this absurd allegory. We missed it in theaters, but now is the perfect chance to get caught up. Buy Colossus.

NEW ON BLU-RAY:

Colossal (2016): See description in DVD above. Buy Colossus [Blu-ray].

CERTIFIED WEIRD (AND OTHER) REPERTORY SCREENINGS:

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975). We won’t list all the screenings of this audience-participation classic separately. You can use this page to find a screening near you.

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

Only 73 more titles left to Certify Weird!

Next week we’ll give our Blu-ray players a rest and head out to the theaters for some summer flicks. Alfred Eaker kicks things off by fulfilling his 2017 Summer Blockbuster obligation with coverage of Dunkirk. What a trooper! Then, Shane Wilson tackles the movie readers probably should have sent Alfred to see— ‘s eye-candy sic-fi opus, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. G. Smalley resists the blockbuster trend with a trip to see Casey Affleck’s ghost-in-a-sheet indie A Ghost Story; and by that time, the Blu-ray player should be well-rested enough to handle Titus, ‘s psychedelic adaptation of William ‘s most cannibal-friendly play. Plus, Giles Edwards will be pitching in throughout the week with his coverage, including his find-of-the-fest (so far) and an interview with its makers. We’ll keep you up to date!

The combination of low seasonal traffic (summer always means decrease of readers) and ever-increasing use of privacy filters makes our logs a little bit thin this week as we search for the Weirdest Search Terms of the Week, but as always, we’ll bring you a peek at what we found. This week’s results are mostly strangely-phrased queries about movies that probably really exist (and which we’d probably want to check out): “flying killer hand that turns people to stone,” “alien movie with mud in the living room,” and “animated movie about pigs boiling other people for tea.” And what about the official Weirdest Search Term of all? We’ll go with “that’s pretty much all i remember,” which is a strange search because it’s pretty much guaranteed to bring up zero useful results about whatever it is the searcher is trying to remember!

Here’s how our ridiculously-long reader-suggested review queue stands: Beauty and the Beast [Panna a Netvor] (1978); 1 Day; Vermilion Souls (depending on availability); No Smoking (2007); Gahjini; One Continue reading WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE

WEIRD HORIZON FOR THE WEEK OF 7/28/2017

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.

NEW ON DVD:

Bag Boy Lover Boy (2014): An art photographer specializing in “unusual” human specimens takes a slow-witted hot dog vendor for his muse. It’s got a grimy, shot-in-NYC grindhouse feel to it. Buy Bag Boy Lover Boy.

Ghost in the Shell (2017): Read Shane Wilson’s capsule review. You’re better off with the animated original, unless you just really want to see Scarlett Johansson in a skintight bodysuit. Buy Ghost in the Shell.

NEW ON BLU-RAY:

Bag Boy Lover Boy (2014): See description in DVD above. Buy Bag Boy Lover Boy [Blu-ray].

Ghost in the Shell (2017): See description in DVD above. Buy Ghost in the Shell [Blu-ray].

CERTIFIED WEIRD (AND OTHER) REPERTORY SCREENINGS:

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975). We won’t list all the screenings of this audience-participation classic separately. You can use this page to find a screening near you.

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

It’s a somewhat funky week upcoming on 366 Weird Movies. Alfred Eaker starts us off with a castle-themed 1964 drive-in double feature of Horror Castle and Castle of the Living Dead. Giles Edwards is busy at the Fantasia Film Festival and will be bringing us his weekly check-in, plus a bonus review and interview (or two). Finally, G. Smalley brings in the promised funk with reviews of the blaxploitation parody/soft porn feature Black Devil Doll and, on a more positive note, Melvin Van Peebles’ extravagant 1971 experiment Sweet Sweetback’s  Baadasssss Song.

Speaking of funky, it’s time for our survey of the weirdest search terms that brought people to the site this week, a feature we call “Weirdest Search Terms of the Week.” First off, we think it’s obvious that the guy who searched for “(((incest drama))) online” early in the week and the guy looking for “((incest film))) 1979 mubi” on the weekend are the same person. Right? Or is putting incest search terms inside multiple parentheses a thing now?[1]) [Ed. Apparently “triple parenthesis” are a “thing”; see the comments section.] We also noted other perverts with bad spelling searching for “japanes house keeper with ownar lebens sex .com”. But we’ll give the official award for Weirdest Search Term of the Week to “sex parody hit femors movies.com,” which we like to think is a search for x-rated parodies of hit movies about femurs.

Here’s how our ridiculously-long reader-suggested review queue stands: Black Devil Doll (next week!); Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song (next week!); Beauty and the Beast [Panna a Netvor] (1978); 1 Continue reading WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE

  1. (Maybe he thinks it’s like whispering on the Internet? []

WEIRD HORIZON FOR THE WEEK OF 7/21/2017

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 (WIDE RELEASE):

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017): Two space operatives investigate a mystery in a city that serves as a galactic cultural crossroads. ‘s latest attempt to crack the U.S. blockbuster market has gotten mixed reviews, but also drawn some complaints/plaudits for its “trippiness.” Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets official site.

IN THEATERS (LIMITED RELEASE):

The Girl Without Hands [Le Jeune Fille sans Mains] (2016): Animated version of the Grimm fairy tale about a girl who loses her hands to the Devil. Looking more like a series of overlapping art canvases than a traditional animated film, this one is drawing universal praise. The Girl Without Hands U.S. distributor site.

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Kuso (2017): It looks like a psychedelic cable access variety show set in the aftermath of an L.A. earthquake. The grotesque bodily fluid imagery mixed with narrative incomprehensibility inspired many a walkout during its not-quite-succès de scandale debut at Sundance. Kuso official site.

The Untamed (2016): Erotic Mexican horror about an unhappy marriage and some sort of creature in the woods. It made enough of a splash on the festival circuit to earn a limited release; we hope it’s not too tame. The Untamed official site.

NEW ON DVD:

Buster’s Mal Heart (2017): Read Alex Kittle’s review. A hermit ranting about “the Inversion” has a couple of other possible identities in this mindbender. Buy Buster’s Mal Heart.

Stalker (1979): Read the Certified Weird review! The Criterion Collection releases ‘s newly-restored, mesmerizingly ambiguous sci-fi feature; special features (mostly interviews) are on a second disc. Buy Stalker.

NEW ON BLU-RAY:

Buster’s Mal Heart (2017): See description in DVD above. Buy Buster’s Mal Heart [Blu-ray].

Stalker (1979): See description in DVD above. The movie and bonus content fit on one Blu-ray. Buy Stalker [Blu-ray].

CERTIFIED WEIRD (AND OTHER) REPERTORY SCREENINGS:

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975). We won’t list all the screenings of this audience-participation classic separately. You can use this page to find a screening near you.

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.