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):
Sylvio (2017): The story of a small-town gorilla stuck in a debt collection job, who dreams of starting a puppet show. Premiered at SWSX and earned a very limited theatrical run (in NYC and Baltimore, with a few more small festivals to go). Sylvio official site.
NEW ON DVD:
The Lure (2015): Read Alex Kittle’s festival review. The Criterion Collection wisely snapped up this mermaid horror musical and gives it their special treatment, with interviews, deleted scenes, and two shorts. Buy The Lure.
NEW ON BLU-RAY:
The Lure (2015): See description in DVD above. Buy The Lure [Blu-ray].
CERTIFIED WEIRD (AND OTHER) REPERTORY SCREENINGS:
- Chicago, IL, 10/13 & 10/14 (midnights) – Evil Dead II (1987). At the Music Box Theater.
- Los Angeles, CA, 10/13 – Suspiria (1977). At the Aero Theater.
- New York City, NY, 10/13 & 10/14 – Barbarella (1968). At IFC Center.
- New York City, NY, 10/13 & 10/14 – The Holy Mountain (1973). At IFC Center.
- New York City, NY, 10/13 – 10/19 – Stalker (1979). At IFC Center.
- New York City, 10/14 – The King of Comedy (1983) with Adaptation. (2002). At the Metrograph.
- New York City, 10/14 – Donnie Darko (2001). One ticket purchaser will win a replica of Frank’s bunny suit (on condition that they wear it for the screening). At Videology Bar & Cinema.
- Vancouver, BC, Canada, 10/15 – Akira (1988). At the Rio Theater.
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.