WEIRD HORIZON FOR THE WEEK OF 9/29/2017

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):

Lucky: The adventures of a crusty 90-year old atheist living his final years in a quirky desert town. Probably not very weird but certainly offbeat, featuring the last screen performance of cult icon and a rare acting role for . Lucky official site.

FILM FESTIVALS – Beyond Fest (Los Angeles, 9/29-10/10):

LA’s Beyond Fest usually features revivals of classic genre fare (which we’ve listed in our “repertory screenings” section) mixed in with recent hits from other festivals like the  Sequence Break (Oct. 8), Uganda’s madcap Bad Black (Oct 10), and highly awaited The Killing of a Sacred Deer (the Oct. 10 closing film). We like their taste.  Although they rarely land debuts, this year they do have one item of some interest:

  • Best F(r)iends and Greg Sestero reunite for a followup to The Room (also screening at Beyond Fest); whether they can recapture the “magic” remains to be seen, but Wiseasu is never ordinary. Sep 30, in a double feature with The Room, with Wiseau, Sestero and Justin MacGregor in attendance. Understandably, it is sold out already.

Beyond Fest homepage.

NEW ON DVD:

David Lynch: The Art Life (2016): Documentary about 366 fave , focusing on his formative years and on his painting. We’re (pleasantly) surprised that the Criterion Collection snapped up this one, though they bring few extra features this time (an interview with the director is the only item of note). Buy David Lynch: The Art Life.

NEW ON BLU-RAY:

David Lynch: The Art Life (2016): See description in DVD above. Buy David Lynch: The Art Life [Blu-ray].

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1978): Read our review. If you’re a fan of all-star flop musicals on Blu-ray, have we got a deal for you! Buy Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band [Blu-ray].

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.

2 thoughts on “WEIRD HORIZON FOR THE WEEK OF 9/29/2017”

  1. I just wanted to say, since everyone was voting for a Certified Weird entry, I was reminded of all the great suggestions that come from here. I have followed this site for a couple of years and it has been just a wonderful resource for discovering new films – and I have always been a Weird, cult, foreign and obscure movie devourer. For example, I already knew or had seen such things as Doggiewogiez! Poochiewoochiez! The Reflecting Skin and Trash Humpers. Looking at the list – I have seen at least 70% of the Certified Weird already and knew of many more. that made the list, even if I haven’t had the opportunity to see them yet. But it makes no difference, I could read your critiques and insights into the films I’ve already seen over and over again, and the reader suggestion list and your coverage of recommended movies – like your recent review of Panna a Netvor are always getting added to my own list of things to see. You guys are always delivering to me tons of movies I had NEVER even heard of. So in that spirit, here are eight movies that I had never heard of before, then bought or watched them because they were featured on your site:

    1. Possession – I enjoyed this so much it made me order “DEVIL” which you guys also reviewed. That subway freak out scene in Possession is one of the most horrible things I’ve ever seen in a movie. It disturbed me for days!

    2. L’Inhumaine (I watched this with my dad and we thought it was pretty amazing. The Criterion Blu-ray looks incredible)

    3. Eden and After – I actually took the plunge and bought the Robbe-Grillet boxset from Amazon UK. I’m having a difficult time with it!

    4. The Cremator – The lead guy is so super. The director’s edits are amazing. I actually wish everything had been amped up more though – 10x darker, 10x more satirical, 10x more horrific.

    5. Blancanieves – Gorgeous

    6. You, The Living – Loved it.

    7. The HourGlass Sanatorium – was really fascinating and truly like a dream.

    8. Dementia (I LOVED this movie and I’m glad I took the plunge and doled out $36.00 for it on Amazon.) I’ve already re-watched it twice.

    All of them were great!
    So thanks.

    1. Hello, Mike — very glad you like the site. I, too, fell in love with 366 Weird Movies for the same reasons before I began contributing. Since then, I’ve learned that we’re filling a larger niche than we could have hoped for.

      Have a good one.

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