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)

WEIRD HORIZON FOR THE WEEK OF 11/1/2019

366 Weird Movies may earn commissions from purchases made through product links. 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): Cubby: A … Continue reading WEIRD HORIZON FOR THE WEEK OF 11/1/2019

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)

1976 EXPLOITATION TRIPLE FEATURE, PART TWO: THE WITCH WHO CAME FROM THE SEA

The beauty of the 1970s is its obsession with multifarious genres and trends, but the hardly means all the movies are good. A case in point is Tobe Hooper‘s Eaten Alive, which jumps on the killer animal bandwagon started by Bruce the shark, who shows up here as a laughably fake big green scaly lizard. Naturally, Hooper … Continue reading 1976 EXPLOITATION TRIPLE FEATURE, PART TWO: THE WITCH WHO CAME FROM THE SEA

1975 EXPLOITATION TRIPLE FEATURE: ILSA, SHE WOLF OF THE SS, SWITCHBLADE SISTERS, AND SHIVERS

In 1975, Steven Spielberg’s Jaws defined the idea of blockbuster as we now know it. Despite the epic career that followed, the director has never surpassed this early work. It’s really a full-throttle horror adventure about the trio of shark hunters Roy Schneider, Robert Shaw, and Richard Dreyfuss; a fact that amazingly eluded MCA when they produced numerous sequels … Continue reading 1975 EXPLOITATION TRIPLE FEATURE: ILSA, SHE WOLF OF THE SS, SWITCHBLADE SISTERS, AND SHIVERS

CAPSULE: DEATH RACE 2050 (2017)

DIRECTED BY: G. J. Echternkamp FEATURING: Manu Bennett, Marci Miller, Yancy Butler, Malcolm McDowell PLOT: In a dystopian future, drivers compete in a cross-country race where the competitors score points for speed and vehicular homicide. WHY IT WON’T MAKE THE LIST: Aside from being the fifth film to bear the Death Race marque, the 2050 … Continue reading CAPSULE: DEATH RACE 2050 (2017)