WEIRD HORIZON FOR THE WEEK OF 3/16/2018

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):

Apocalypsis (2018): We’ll let the producer-supplied synopsis speak for itself: “Set in a parallel universe entering a black hole, a woman reading the book of Revelation has visions of regeneration during Anthropocene.” That’s a pitch you don’t hear everyday. Apocalypsis official site.

Vertigo (1958): Read the Certified Weird entry! Turner Classic Movies and Fathom Events team up to bring you ‘s deceptively weird classic thriller of doubles on the big screen. Thanks to Matt (See comments) for the heads up. Mar 18 and 21, all across the United States—check for a theater near you here.

NEW ON HOME VIDEO:

The Shape of Water (2017): Read our capsule review. This interspecies fish-man love story was not as weird as we might have hoped (it won an Oscar, after all), but we did dig the musical number. Available on any format you could want: DVD, Blu-ray, on-demand, or even 4K. Buy The Shape of Water.

The Soultangler (1987): An 80s mad scientist discovers a way to allow living souls to possess corpses, with hallucinatory side effects. Distributor American Genre Film Archives says “[t]his epic of outsider filmmaking is a dream-like wasteland…” Buy The Soultangler.

A Trip to the Moon (1902): Read our mini-review. ‘ fantasy classic, restored to its original colors, on Blu-ray for what we believe is the first time. The film itself is only twelve minutes long, but it’s presented here by Flicker Alley in both color and black and white with five different soundtrack options, and also offers a 65-minute documentary and two additional Méliès shorts. A Blu-ray/DVD combo pack. Buy A Trip to the Moon.

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 we have overlooked, feel free to leave them in the COMMENTS section.

2 thoughts on “WEIRD HORIZON FOR THE WEEK OF 3/16/2018”

  1. You forgot that Certified Weird classic Vertigo is playing at national theaters courtesy of Fathom Events as part of their TCM Big Screen Classics this Sunday and Tuesday! Better make a quick shout out to it now or else there’ll be some people who won’t know about it until it’s too late!

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