WEIRD HORIZON FOR THE WEEK OF 10/9/2020

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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 DEVELOPMENT (content wanted):

“Untitled project”: Reposting this content request word-for-word: “I’m putting together a new No-Budget Feature Film that’ll be an anthology film of lots of weird shit. If y’all have any weird shorts, music videos, fake commercials, cartoons, claymations, fake trailers, really anything weird that you’d like to possibly be in the film then email me: Sonburnt77 [at] gmail [dot] com.

I can’t guarantee that what you send me will make it in the film but I’ll definitely try to fit in as much as I can! Also, we probably won’t use the entirety of whatever you send me (so keep that in mind)! Most of the videos will be chopped up in the editing room. Basically, if you’ve made weird shit in the past and you’re not doing anything with it then I’d love to possibly use it! Lastly, there is no upfront payments for this (since this is basically a no budget deal) but I’ll definitely negotiate a backend deal with whatever I use from anyone! Thanks so much! Love y’all!”

Saturday Short contributors take note!

DVR ALERT (Turner Classic Movies, 10/14):

Freaks (1932): Read the Canonically Weird review! It’s officially October: time again for Turner Classic Movies to unlock their vault of horror films, including the weird ones! This week you can catch the astounding Freaks in a marathon that also includes The Unholy Three, The Unknown, The Blackbird, The Thirteen Chair, Mark of the Vampire, and The Devil Doll. We’ll keep you up to date on the weirdest of the weird on TCM this month, but you can also check out Watching Forever’s handy October TCM schedule.

NEW ON HOME VIDEO:

The Deeper You Dig (2019): Read Giles Edwards’ review. This family-affair ghost story (made by a husband/wife/daughter filmmaking team) isn’t exceptionally weird, but is a bit uncanny and makes for a chilly Halloween-season watch. Previously released on DVD or VOD, now on Blu-ray. Buy The Deeper You Dig.

Pierrot le fou (1965): Read the Canonically Weird entry! The has reacquired the rights to ‘s New Wave classic and re-released it in a new transfer (2K); otherwise the supplements are the same as their previous out-of-print edition. On two DVDs or one Blu-ray. Buy Pierrot le fou.

Shutter Island (2010): Read our review. Scorsese‘s psychological thriller makes it to 4K Ultra HD (Blu-ray also included). Buy Shutter Island.

“Star Trek 10-Movie Stardate Collection”: All ten of the original “Star Trek” franchise films collected together (omitting the J.J. Abrams remakes). We mention the release in case you’re a Trekker who doesn’t yet own Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, which Alfred Eaker argues is the weirdest of the bunch. Buy “Star Trek 10-Movie Stardate Collection”

Teknolust (2002): plays a scientist and the three cyborg clones she creates, who need to seduce men to acquire Y-chromosomes. In our review queue, and now on Blu-ray for what we believe is the first time ever. Buy Teknolust.

CANONICALLY WEIRD (AND OTHER) REPERTORY SCREENINGS:

Theaters are cautiously starting to reopen across North America at diminished capacity, and we’re seeing a trickle of new screenings. You’ll have to use your own judgment as to whether it’s safe to go to movie theaters at this time.

WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE: Our October 17 Weird Netflix Party is set and scheduled. We’ll be screening the Shirley Jackson adaptation We Have Always Lived in the Castle (featuring !) Mark the date!

As for next week’s reviews, Giles Edwards is ready with ‘s 2015 debut Crumbs , in which a post-apocalyptic Ethiopian dwarf sets out to find Santa Claus. Meanwhile,

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.

2 thoughts on “WEIRD HORIZON FOR THE WEEK OF 10/9/2020”

  1. My power just returned after a 50-hour outage. Reckon I better finish up that review the Admin has threatened.

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