CAPSULE: ROCK ‘N’ ROLL HIGH SCHOOL (1979)

366 Weird Movies may earn commissions from purchases made through product links. DIRECTED BY: Allan Arkush FEATURING: P. J. Soles, Dey Young, Vincent Van Patten, Clint Howard, Mary Woronov, Paul Bartel, The Ramones PLOT: Riff Randell battles the punk-hating administration at her high school by invoking the musical powers of her favorite band, The Ramones. … Continue reading CAPSULE: ROCK ‘N’ ROLL HIGH SCHOOL (1979)

CAPSULE: TIME WARP: THE GREATEST CULT FILMS OF ALL TIME, VOL 3: COMEDY & CAMP (2020)

366 Weird Movies may earn commissions from purchases made through product links. DIRECTED BY: Danny Wolf FEATURING: Joe Dante, John Waters, Illeana Douglas, Kevin Pollak PLOT: The final installment of a three-part survey of cult films, focusing on comedies and films with a camp sensibility. (Volume 1 is reviewed here, Volume 2 here.) COMMENTS: This … Continue reading CAPSULE: TIME WARP: THE GREATEST CULT FILMS OF ALL TIME, VOL 3: COMEDY & CAMP (2020)

CAPSULE: TIME WARP: THE GREATEST CULT MOVIES OF ALL TIME, PART 2: HORROR AND SCI-FI (2020)

DIRECTED BY: Danny Wolf FEATURING: Joe Dante, John Waters, Illeana Douglas, Kevin Pollack PLOT: This is part 2 of a three part documentary about cult films, focusing on horror and sci-fi featuring clips and interviews with critics and those associated with the films. (Volume 1 is reviewed here.) COMMENTS: Joe Dante, John Waters, Kevin Pollack … Continue reading CAPSULE: TIME WARP: THE GREATEST CULT MOVIES OF ALL TIME, PART 2: HORROR AND SCI-FI (2020)

APOCRYPHA CANDIDATE: EATING RAOUL (1982)

DIRECTED BY: Paul Bartel FEATURING: Mary Woronov, Paul Bartel, Robert Beltran PLOT: An urban middle-class couple notices they live in a world where they’re surrounded by expendable idiots—so they take to robbing and killing them in order to finance their modest dreams. WHY IT MIGHT MAKE THE LIST: Every weirdophile has seen this movie and … Continue reading APOCRYPHA CANDIDATE: EATING RAOUL (1982)

CAPSULE: MANSFIELD 66/67 (2017)

DIRECTED BY: P. David Ebersole, Todd Hughes FEATURING: Ann Magnuson, Richmond Arquette, John Waters, Mary Woronov, A. J. Benza PLOT: The final years of the life of perhaps the “Bomb”-est of the Blonde ((Despite being a natural brunette.)) Bombshells is explored through talking heads, archival footage, animation, and a smattering of interpretive dance. WHY IT … Continue reading CAPSULE: MANSFIELD 66/67 (2017)

WEIRD HORIZON FOR THE WEEK OF 9/12/2104

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 on the official site links. IN THEATERS (LIMITED RELEASE): Archaeology Of A Woman: An elderly woman with dementia is a suspect in a murder investigation. Slant calls it “Lynchian” (albeit in … Continue reading WEIRD HORIZON FOR THE WEEK OF 9/12/2104

CAPSULE: DEATH RACE 2000 (1975)

DIRECTED BY: Paul Bartel FEATURING: David Carradine, Simone Griffeth, Sylvester Stallone, Mary Woronov PLOT: In the year 2000, five racers competing in the annual Transcontinental Road Race must reckon with terrorists, government cover-ups, and each other in their rush to New Los Angeles. WHY IT WON’T MAKE THE LIST: Although it has some moments of … Continue reading CAPSULE: DEATH RACE 2000 (1975)