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WEIRD HORIZON FOR THE WEEK OF 7/15/2022

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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):

Earwig (2021):  ‘s first offering since 2015’s Evolution is about a mysterious girl with teeth made of ice, and the man tasked to take care of her. The distributor says it’s releasing this week, but we could not locate any theaters or streaming offers. Keep your eyes out. Earwig official site.

CANONICALLY WEIRD (AND OTHER) REPERTORY SCREENINGS:

This section will no longer be updated regularly. Instead, we direct you to our new “Repertory Cinemas Near You” page. This week we do have a new venue to add: the Arcata Theater Lounge in Arcata, CA, who will be screening Twelve Monkeys (1995) this Wednesday, July 20; later in the month they’ll bring in Fight Club (1999), and in early August they’ll put up It’s Such a Beautiful Day (2011). Offbeat selections for a theater that’s not in a major metro area (it is a college town, though).

FREE ONLINE WEIRD MOVIES ON TUBI.TV:

Under the Skin (2013): Read the Canonical entry! is an alien who uses her sex appeal to hunt men for a bizarre ritual, but picks up the wrong guy (it isn’t what you think). Now listed as “leaving soon.” Watch Under the Skin free on Tubi.

WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE:

Our Weird Watch Party for July 23 will likely be the (Japanese-style) French animation MFKZ (2017) on Netflix. We’ll leave the discussion up through the weekend before deciding, though.

All next week (and for the next three weeks), Giles Edwards will be filing unscheduled (but likely frequent, if past years are any indication) reports from the 2022 edition of the Fantasia Film Festival. In fact, we should have his first dispatch up later today. In addition to that, plans on digesting ‘s latest, Flux Gourmet (currently in theaters and on VOD) for your reading pleasure. Onward and weirdward!

What are you looking forward to? If you have any weird movie leads that we have overlooked, feel free to leave them in the COMMENTS section.

PLANNING OUR NEXT WEIRD WATCH PARTY FOR 7/23/2022

We will tentatively schedule July’s second Weird Watch Party for Saturday, July 23 at 10:15 PM (unless someone requests an afternoon screening instead, in which case, majority decides).

Currently, we can only confidently stream movies from subscription sites Netflix, Amazon Prime, or, (technically) Hulu for our watch parties.

If you’d like to attend our watch party, then the important thing is to RSVP in the comments, where you can make a screening suggestion, or just say you plan to be there. When making your nomination, simply comment with “I think we should watch Weird Movie on Netflix” or “How about Weird Movie 2: Electric Boogaloo on Prime?” You can also pitch in as to whether you prefer the afternoon or evening time slot.

When the party is set to begin we’ll announce it in three places:

  • On this site (if you’ve signed up for regular email alerts via the sidebar you’ll also get a notice that way)
  • On our Facebook page
  • On Twitter

Make your nominations and/or RSVP in the comments below.

Add your input in the comments, please.

JULY’S WEIRD NETFLIX WATCH PARTY, “THE HOUSE,” STARTS IN 15 MINUTES

This month’s Netflix Weird Watch Party—The House (2022)— starts in fifteen minutes. (It’s a planned replacement for Let the Corpses Tan, since Kast let us down. Apologies to eager Corpses fans.)

You’ll need to be a Netflix member to participate, and have the teleparty extension installed.

Here is the link to join: https://redirect.teleparty.com/join/18511b7260b98714

See you soon!

WEIRD HORIZON FOR THE WEEK OF 7/8/2022

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.

FILM FESTIVALSFantasia International Film Festival (Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 7/14-8/3):

Long-time readers know how we revere this particular festival (we’re in our seventh year of coverage this year, with correspondent Giles Edwards rarin’ to get back to live screenings after a couple of pandemic-mandated virtual festivals). As its name suggests, Fant-Asia began by specializing fantasy films from Asia, but has since expanded to cover all types of genre filmmaking from around the world, including the more accessible experimental and would-be-cult films. There are a couple of titles we’ve seen at other festivals playing this year, specifically, the critical documentary Lynch/Oz and the Danish psychological horror Speak No Evil. Of the new-to-us titles we haven’t seen on the circuit before, here’s a whole slew of titles and revivals we’ll be keeping an eye on—and even with all of these, there will probably be something we’ll miss.

  • Acción mutante (1993) – New restoration of ‘s satire about a future gang of terrorists with disabilities
  • All Jacked up and Full of Worms – Something about an earthworm festish?
  • Blue Sunshine (1978) – New restoration of the 70s exploitation classic about bad acid that makes hippies lose their hair and turn into serial killers
  • “Cavalcade of Perversions” – This short film program, split into three separate blocks (“A Lewdly Religious Gaze,” “I’m So Beautiful” and “A regular Little orgy”), features Blood of the Dinosaurs, a short film prequel to the upcoming short film The Wheel of Heaven from , and a new offering from surreal homoerotic short specialist
  • Country Gold – Eccentric indie auteur ‘s latest project is about, of all things, the 90s country music scene
  • The Cow Who Sang a Song Into the Future – As wildlife dies around a contaminated Chilean river, a suicide emerges on its banks, miraculously whole
  • The Fifth Thoracic Vertebra – A mold steals the verbtebrae of humans who sleep on its mattress habitat
  • Footprints (1975) – A revival programmers call ” the most criminally underseen giallo mindf*ck of the ’70s”
  • Frágil – Portuguese youths seek entry to “the Club” over a hallucinatory night
  • Freaks Out – Superhero circus freaks fight Nazis in Fascist Italy
  • Give Me Pity – A recreation of a one-woman 1970s TV special performed with a psychedelic edge
  • Glorious – The protagonist spends the movie in a toilet stall as the voice of J.K. Simmons gives him directions from next door
  • Happer’s Comet – A one-hour late-night experimental montage from Ham on Rye‘s
  • Harold and Maude (1971) – You know it, you love it; here’s our ancient review
  • Identikit (1974) – Elizabeth Taylor gives an unhinged performance as a mentally ill woman searching for love in Rome in this rarely-screened, newly restored flop
  • Incredible But True – One of the two distinctively absurdist comedies released by this year
  • In My Skin [Dans Ma Peau] (2002) – Revival of the self-cannibalism parable reviewed here years ago
  • Inu-Oh musical anime about Japanese history and a meeting between a deformed boy and a blind musician
  • A Life on the Farm – Documentary about an English farmer who made bizarre, morbid home videos
  • The Mole Song: Final – The conclusion of ‘s latest trilogy
  • One and Four – A hungover Tibetan forest ranger receives three visitors, plus one ghostly deer
  • Orchestrator of Storms: The Fantastique World of Jean Rollin – Documentary about the title subject
  • Panique au Village : Les Grandes Vacances – Cowboy and Indian try to build a boat in the latest Panique au Village short
  • La Pietà – Finally, another feature from Skins; this one stars Angela Molina (That Obscure Object of Desire) as an overbearing mother
  • Polaris – In a post-apocalyptic world without men, a girl and her polar bear mother head north
  • Popran – Penises fly away from their owners in Tokyo; a CEO goes on a quest to get his back before it disappears for good
  • Resurrection – This psychological thriller has been getting raves on the festival circuit for the performances of Rebecca Hall and and for a third act frequently described as “insane” or “bonkers”

Reports on these films and more coming in the next month.

Fantasia International Film Festival home page.

NEW ON HOME VIDEO:

Everything Everywhere all at Once (2022): Read Gregory J. Smalley’s Apocrypha Candidate review. 2022’s weirdest blockbuster comes to DVD, Blu-ray and 4K UHD. Includes 13 minutes of deleted scenes. Buy Everything Everywhere all at Once.

Final Flesh (2009): Read the Canonically Weird entry! Long out-of-print, Vinegar Syndrome is offering a limited edition Blu-ray of comedian ‘s absurdist amateur fetish porn experiment. As far as we can tell, the special embossed slipcover is the only difference between the limited edition and the standard edition that will be available at retailers later in the month. For now, it can only be purchased at Vinegar Syndrome’s website.

CANONICALLY WEIRD (AND OTHER) REPERTORY SCREENINGS:

This section will no longer be updated regularly. Instead, we direct you to our new “Repertory Cinemas Near You” page. We will continue to mention exceptional events in this space from time to time, however, like this one:

  • Wed, July 13, Oakland, CA: Blood Tea and Red String (2006) at UMA Gallery. The film will be screened (a rare occurrence) with a Q&A with creator . It’s in conjunction with a larger Cegavske exhibit that includes an art installation and custom soundscape.
    Christiane Cegavske exhibit

WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE:

Join us tomorrow night at 10:15 PM ET for our latest  weird watch party, Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani‘s surreal poliziotteschi tribute, Let the Corpses Tan (2017). On Tubi (so no subscription required) via Kast.tv (free account required). Should Kast fail us, we have a backup movie/venue planned: The House (2022) on Netflix. The link to join will drop around 10 PM here, on Facebook, and on Twitter around 10 PM Saturday night.

In reviews next week, we raid the 1970s section of the reader suggestion queue, as gazes at the campy 1976 European (Scottish/German co-production?) sci-fi series “Star Maidens,” while gets absorbed into Rapture [Arrebato], the Spanish cult horror from 1979. Onward and weirdward!

What are you looking forward to? If you have any weird movie leads that we have overlooked, feel free to leave them in the COMMENTS section.

“LET THE CORPSES TAN” (2017) WILL BE OUR JULY 9 WEIRD WATCH PARTY

Join us this next Saturday, July 9 at 10:15 PM for Let the Corpses Tan (2017) on Tubi (hopefully). We will be using Kast again to stream and chat, as they appear to have restored this functionality (at least temporarily).

We have a backup plan if Kast fails us: The House (2022) on Netflix.

The link to join will drop here, on Facebook, and on Twitter around 10 PM Saturday night. Save the date!

WEIRD HORIZON FOR THE WEEK OF 7/1/2022

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):

Clara Sola (2021): A Costa Rican peasant woman develops mystical healing powers, but they may not come from God. Reviewers are throwing around the words “magical realism” a lot. Clara Sola official site.

NEW ON HOME VIDEO:

The Coca-Cola Kid (1985): directs a movie about a Coca-Cola salesman trying to market his product in the Outback. Aimed at a mainstream audience, but inevitably includes weirdo bits like a seduction by a sexy Mrs. Santa Claus. Buy The Coca-Cola Kid.

“The Films of Doris Wishman: The Twilight Years”: This set celebrating the inimitable Ms. and her strangely sleazy films knocks off with the double feature Deadly Weapons (1973) and Double Agent 73 (1974), then slimes it’s way through the amazing The Amazing Transplant (1970), Love Toy (1971), Keyholes Are for Peeping (1972), The Immoral Three (1975), and the transploitation documentary Let Me Die a Woman (1978). Buy “The Films of Doris Wishman: The Twilight Years.”

Hey, Stop Stabbing Me! (2003): A recent college graduate joins a cult where he’s forced to dig holes in the backyard and deal with a sock-stealing Sasquatch in the basement. Microbudgeted absurdist shot-on-video comedy that’s actually funny, from the guys who went on to helm the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise (which is actually not funny). Also on VOD. Buy or rent Hey, Stop Stabbing Me!

Inspector Ike (2020): Inspector Ike investigates the murder of the star member of an avant-garde acting troupe. An absurd spoof of 70s police procedurals like “Colombo.” Blu-ray only. Buy Inspector Ike.

King Car [Carro Rei] (2021): Read Giles Edwards’ festival review. A Brazilian man has a telepathic link with a car with radical politics. On Blu-ray, or rent/own on VOD. Buy or rent King Car.

Pink Flamingos (1972):Read the Canonically Weird entry. You’re a filthy liar if you said twenty years ago that you thought Pink Flamingos would be in the Criterion Collection, with two commentaries, essays, appreciations, deleted scenes, appreciative essays, the whole works. Buy Pink Flamingos.

Urusei Yatsura 4: Lum the Forever (1986): Those crazy teens and their hot alien friend Lum cut down a magical tree and find themselves trapped in various movies. More craziness for the Urusei Yatsura crew, now on North American Blu-ray. Buy Urusei Yatsura 4: Lum the Forever.

Uzumaki (2000): Read Kat Doherty’s List Candidate review. Japan’s spiral-themed death movie hits Blu-ray for the first time, courtesy of Discotek. Buy Uzumaki.

Videophobia (2019): When a woman finds one of her sexual encounters was surreptitiously filmed and put online, she develops a severe agoraphobia eventually manifesting itself in surreal imagery. Japanese, black and white, and dreamy. Blu-ray only. Buy Videophobia.

CANONICALLY WEIRD (AND OTHER) REPERTORY SCREENINGS:

This section will no longer be updated regularly. Instead, we direct you to our new “Repertory Cinemas Near You” page. We will continue to mention exceptional events in this space from time to time, however.

WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE:

You can vote on our next Weird Watch Party, scheduled for the evening of July 9, here. Currently Let the Corpses Tan on Tubi is our leading candidate; since the Kast streaming platform has let us down in the past, The House on Netflix is our backup plan. But you can still make suggestions or just RSVP through the weekend.

366 Weird Movies takes a hike next week. kicks us off with Gus Van Sant‘s arid Gerry (2002), about two men who take a long walk in the desert, while goes in a different direction with The Long Walk, about a single man who takes a walk (into the past) Laos. , however, shirks this theme and instead covers Shirkers (2018), a documentary about the making of a documentary (with a twist). Onward and weirdward!

What are you looking forward to? If you have any weird movie leads that we have overlooked, feel free to leave them in the COMMENTS section.

PLANNING OUR NEXT WEIRD WATCH PARTY FOR 7/9/2022

We will tentatively schedule July’s first Weird Watch Party for Saturday, July 9 at 10:15 PM.

Currently, we can only confidently stream movies from subscription sites Netflix, Amazon Prime, or, (technically) Hulu for our watch parties.

Kast.tv, which allows streaming Tubi and YouTube free content, is a again a possibility, but it is now asking for a $10 yearly subscription, followed by (if I am reading this correctly) a 3-month waiting period after signing up. They also appear to have a temporary “free summer streaming promotion” up right now; sounds good, but I don’t know when it ends and I’m suspicious of the service given the bad experience last time. You can suggest Kast/Tubi selections but we also need to have a back-up from another service ready in case they flake again.

If you’d like to attend our watch party, then the important thing is to RSVP in the comments, where you can make a screening suggestion, or just say you plan to be there. When making your nomination, simply comment with “I think we should watch Weird Movie on Netflix” or “How about Weird Movie 2: Electric Boogaloo on Prime?” You can also pitch in as to whether you prefer the afternoon or evening time slot.

When the party is set to begin we’ll announce it in three places:

  • On this site (if you’ve signed up for regular email alerts via the sidebar you’ll also get a notice that way)
  • On our Facebook page
  • On Twitter

Make your nominations and/or RSVP in the comments below.

If you would prefer an afternoon showing to an evening one, let us know. In general the evening screenings have been better attended.

Add your input in the comments, please.