WEIRD HORIZON FOR THE WEEK OF 9/14/2018

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):

Don’t Leave Home (2018): An Irish woman contacts a painter priest whose models disappear. Maybe a longshot for “weird,” but early reviewers have used words like “dreamy” and “elliptical.” Cranked Up Films Facebook page.

Mandy (2018): Read Giles Edwards’ Fantasia report and interview with director Panos Cosmatos. The psychedelic revenge story starring as—get this—a crazy lumberjack finally gets its limited release. Weirdos will be lined up around the block. Mandy official site.

Slice (2018): Chance the Rapper debuts as Chance the Actor, playing a werewolf pizza delivery guy. Jacob Knight of “birth. movies. death.” called it “genuinely weird” in a review that compares it to Repo Man. Slice official site.

IN DEVELOPMENT:

“Wakey Wakey?” (201?): The trailer (?) below was dropped onto YouTube without further comment. It would seem to be an announcement for a new installment of and ‘s puppet nightmare “Don’t Hug Me, I’m Scared.” Or perhaps a feature film, or a Netflix series. We will see…

NEW ON HOME VIDEO:

Brain Dead (1991): Read our review. This very strange B-movie about a hallucinating brain surgeon was made by ‘s studio, and forced  to change the name of his zombie film from Braindead to Dead Alive in the U.S. to avoid confusion. Now out on Blu-ray for the first time from Shout! Factory. Also streaming on Amazon Prime. Buy Brain Dead.

Slice (2018): See description in “limited release” above. If you can’t catch the werewolf pizza boy rapper in theaters, it’s being released simultaneously for rental or purchase on video-on-demand. Buy or rent Slice.

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.

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