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Smoking Causes Coughing (2022) Discussion: https://youtu.be/XKVs4y-OPD8?t=174. A tobacco-themed superhero group go on a morale-building retreat between adventures. It’s Quentin Dupieux‘s buzziest movie in some time, and it’s finally here (in theaters and on VOD). Official site. Buy or rent Smoking Causes Coughing on VOD.
Enys Men (2023) Discussion: https://youtu.be/XKVs4y-OPD8?t=481. A woman observing a flower on an isolated island hallucinates. The trailer emits strong 1970s folk horror vibes. In theaters now. Enys Men official site.
Exorcist 3 (1990) in 4K: Discussion: https://youtu.be/XKVs4y-OPD8?t=769. Read Eric Young’s review. A movie adaptation of William Peter Blatty‘s novel Legion that originally had no exorcism in it, so the producers demanded one be added in so they could title it “Exorcist III.” III got the last laugh, since it gets a 4K UHD remake, while the original Exorcist does not. Buy Exorcist III.
Son of the Stars [Fiul Stelelor] (1984): Discussion https://youtu.be/XKVs4y-OPD8?t=1066. In the year 6470, a husband-and-wife astronaut team crash land on a mysterious planet and leave their son behind while searching for a missing woman. A psychedelic Romanian sci-fi feature for children of all ages, made by Calin Cazan and the rest of the team behind Delta Space Mission. Buy Son of the Stars.
Blood on Méliès’ Moon (2016): Discussion https://youtu.be/XKVs4y-OPD8?t=1436. A filmmaker (80s Italian exploitation film director Luigi Cozzi, starring as himself) searches for a lost Georges Méliès film and ends up in a parallel universe. Unreleased in the US until Intervision picked it up for a surprise Blu-ray release, pairing it with the surreal Cozzi children’s film Little Wizards of Oz (2018) and the documentary Fantasticozzi on a separate disc. Buy Blood On Méliès’ Moon.
The Residents Triple Trouble (2022): Discussion https://youtu.be/XKVs4y-OPD8?t=1843. An ex-priest replaces his love of God with a love of fungus. The first feature film from the experimental cult band the Residents (they of the giant eyeballs), this played at a few underground film festivals but slipped our notice—until now. Triple Trouble official site. Buy Triple Trouble.
Vertigo remake?: Discussion https://youtu.be/XKVs4y-OPD8?t=2063. Robert Downey Jr. is apparently attached to a remake of Vertigo. Early April Fools’ joke? Deadline doesn’t seem to think so.
WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE:
Just to reiterate upcoming guests on April’s Pod 366 entries: Garry Huggins (Kick Me) jpoins us on 4/6; Jason Trost (the FP series) on 4/13; G.B. Hajim (Strange Frame: Love & Sax) on 4/20; and Terri McSorley and Erich Kursten (“Acidemic“) on 4/27.
Also, join us tonight at 9:00 PM on our Discord Channel for a screening of Ed Wood, Jr.‘s bizarre (but good-hearted) cross-dressing documentary, Glen or Glenda (1953).
Also we will be “debuting” a new trash/experimental feature, Russia’s Plan 9 from Aliexpress, on our Discord channel. We’re looking for suggestions as to the best time to schedule to reach the widest audience. Current options are 2 PM ET or 10:15 ET, both on Saturday, April 8. If you want to catch this (it could be your only chance), please weigh in with the best time/date in the comments section here. We will try to accommodate the maximum number of viewers.
Also, we will be hosting more regularly scheduled Weird Watch Parties this week! You can see the schedule in the sidebar, but we’ll reiterate here:
Friday, Mar. 31 (As mentioned, tonight!) at 9:00 PM: Glen or Glenda (1953) on Tubi via Discord (free)
Tuesday, Apr. 4 at 7:30 PM: Solaris [Solyaris] (1972) on Freevee via Discord.
And of course, we continue with print reviews. Next week, Shane Wilson describes the indescribable L’Ange (1982); Amy Vaughn Czechs out The Cassandra Cat (1963) [AKA The Day the Cat Came]; and Gregory J. Smalley takes a trip with Damselvis, Daughter of Helvis (1994). Also, Giles Edwards ears are burning because we’re mentioning his upcoming review of the lesbian-punk-post-apocalyptic-whatsit Flaming Ears (1992).
Onward and weirdward!