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 Bad Batch (2016): A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night features and and was originally pitched as “a dystopian love story in a Texas wasteland and set in a community of cannibals.” Critics didn’t like it much, but then again they hated Southland Tales when it first came out, too. The Bad Batch official site.much-anticipated followup to
Blood Feast (2016): Faud Ramses wants to host an Egyptian feast to raise Ishtar, which will require lots of gore and cannibalism. This remake of feature is understandably drawing little attention (you can’t hope to top ‘s interpretation of the same material, after all). Blood Feast official Facebook page.‘ classick pioneering gore
The Ornithologist (2016): While searching for an elusive black stork in Portugal, an ornithologist gets lost in the forest and experiences events that mimic the story of St. Anthony of Padua, with a gay twist. An arthouse festival favorite that’s been at the edge of our radar screen for a while now. The Ornithologist U.S. distributor site.
NEW ON DVD:
Tag (2015): Someone or something is killing schoolgirls in Japan. You may have seen viral videos of the notorious bus scene, or you may have noticed Buy Tag.in our reader-suggested queue.
CERTIFIED WEIRD (AND OTHER) REPERTORY SCREENINGS:
- Columbus, OH, 6/23-24 – The City of Lost Children [La cité des enfants perdus] (1995). At Gateway Film Center.
- New York City, NY, 6/23 (midnight) – Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) (with a drinking game). At Videology Bar & Cinema.
- New York City, NY, 6/23-24 (midnights) – The Holy Mountain (1973). At Nitehawk Cinema.
- New York City, NY, 6/23-29 – Stalker (1979). At IFC Center.
- Silver Spring, MD, 6/23-29 – Blue Velvet (1986). At AFI Silver Theater.
FREE (LEGITIMATE RELEASE) MOVIES ON YOUTUBE:
FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions (2004): Read our review. A mute male slave’s involvement with romance and rebel pornographers lands him in trouble in a sex-free future ruled by a totalitarian matriarchy. Watch FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions free on YouTube or on Carlos Atanes’ personal site.
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.