WEIRD HORIZON FOR THE WEEK OF 10/19/2018

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):

Caniba (2017): An experimental documentary about notorious cannibal Issei Sagawa (told largely in his own words). We should have a review of this relatively soon. Caniba official site.

An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn (2018): An unhappily married woman (Aubrey Plaza) attends a performance put on by a man from her past entitled “An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn.” Greasy tries to make a romantic comedy, without sacrificing his absurdist tendencies. If you can’t find it in theaters, it’s being released simultaneously on-demand. An Evening with Beverly Luff Lin official site.

Thunder Road (20187): Dramatic comedy about a cop who tries to rebuild his life after his mother’s death shocks him. Actually, it doesn’t look very weird; we feel compelled to mention it because we previously featured the awkward comic short (involving the main character’s karaoke eulogy) from which it was expanded. Thunder Road Facebook page.

NEW ON HOME VIDEO:

Mamoru Hosoda Movie Collection: The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006)/ Summer Wars (2009) / Wolf Children (2012) / The Boy and the Beast (2015)“: The only one of ‘s movies we’ve reviewed is the virtual reality feature Summer Wars. By reputation, at least, the others are about the same: imaginative fantasies that come oh-so-close to turning into weird movies, but fall just short. This set contains four Blu-rays, all with supplemental interviews. Buy “Mamoru Hosoda Movie Collection”.

Twelve Monkeys (1995): Read the Certified Weird entry! Arrow Video’s “collector’s edition” release of ‘s time-travel mindbender is remastered; all special features seem to be the same as previous releases, except that the first pressing of this one includes a commemorative booklet. Blu-ray only. Buy Twelve Monkeys.

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.

NEPOTISM CORNER:

Goodland (2017): El Rob Hubbard served as script supervisor, and appears as an extra in a diner, in this Kansas-set mystery thriller about a small-town female sheriff investigating the murder of a drifter. It just dropped on demand or on DVD.

“An October of Surrealism: Defining a Movement”: 366 Weird Movies founder was one of the experts answering the question “is Surrealism relevant today?” for this Studio UK article. Read it here.

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.

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