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):
Clara’s Ghost (2018): A ghost prompts an actress to confront her dysfunctional family. Starring Chris “Cabin Boy” Elliot and his family (it was written and directed by and stars his youngest daughter, Bridey Elliot). Clara’s Ghost official site.
Mountain Rest (2018): A daughter and granddaughter visit their estranged matriarch, an aging actress, at her mountain cabin. Pitched as a “surreal drama.” Mountain Rest official site.
IN DEVELOPMENT (Completed?):
Eyes of the Sun (2019?): The following trailer dropped into our in box the other day. It’s for an “artsy adventure film” from Sweden, about a man seeking revenge for a cult kidnapping his sister. I think you can see why it caught our eye. Eyes of the Sun official Facebook page.
CERTIFIED WEIRD (AND OTHER) REPERTORY SCREENINGS:
- Chicago, IL, 12/9 & 12/11 – Greaser’s Palace (1972). At Gene Siskel Film Center.
- Los Angeles, CA, 12/7 (midnight) – Mandy (2018), with a Q&A with producer Daniel Noah. At the Nuart.
- New York City, NY, 12/7-12/8 (midnights) – Female Trouble (1974). At the Nitehawk Cinema.
- New York City, NY, 12/7-12/8 (midnights) – Fight Club (1999). At IFC Center.
- New York City, NY, 12/8 – Belle de Jour (1967). At the Metrograph.
- New York City, NY, 12/8 & 12/13 – Malpertuis (1972). At the Quad.
- Omaha, NB, 12/8 – El Topo (1970). At the Alamo Drafthouse.
- Portland, OR, 12/8 – The Wicker Man (1973). At NW Film Center.
- Portland, OR, 12/10 – Liquid Sky (1982). At the Hollywood Theater.
- Tuscon, AZ, 12-7-12/13 – Perfect Blue (1997). At the Loft.
- Yonkers, NY, 12/9 – Spider Baby (1967). At the Alamo Drafthouse.
FREE (LEGITIMATE RELEASE) MOVIES ON SHOUT FACTORY TV:
Fantasy Mission Force (1983): Read the Certified Weird review! “[A] pulp surrealism masterpiece, set in a previously undiscovered movie universe at the conjunction of the Shaw Brothers, , and the Three Stooges.” Watch Fantasy Mission Force free on Shout Factory TV.
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.