Our weekly look at what’s weird in theaters, on hot-off-the-presses DVDs, and on more distant horizons…

Trailers of new release movies are generally available at the official site links.

SCREENINGS – (Los Angeles, Cinefamily, Sunday, Oct. 30):

The Tingler (1959): Read Shane Wilson’s review. Vincent Price frees the creature that lives in all of our spines that causes the fight response, and also takes LSD (wonder if those two are connected?) This screening will be shown in ‘s original “Percepto” format—i.e., theater patrons seats will be wired for electricity, and random people will receive shocks to the tuckus when the creature escapes the screen and flees into the audience. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience, for sure. The Tingler at Cinefamily.

SCREENINGS – (Silver Spring, MD, AFI Silver Theater, Fri., Oct. 28):

Nosferatu, a Symphony of Horror (1922): Read the Certified Weird entry! D.C. metro residents can get their Halloween weekend off to a terrifying start with ‘s essential occult vampire film, with a live score by the Silent Orchestra. Also at AFI Silver this week: ‘s no-exit masterpiece The Exterminating Angel on Sunday at 3:00 PM. Nosferatu at the AFI Silver Theater.


“The Herschell Gordon Lewis Feast”: Fourteen definitively awful exploitation and gore hits (including, of course, the atrocious Blood Feast and the abysmal The Wizard of Gore) spread across seventeen discs (eight DVDs and nine Blu-rays). Unpacking it all would take a separate article, but suffice it to say there are a few extra bonus features in this sprawling Limited Edition set from Arrow; two Blu-rays and a DVD here are exclusive to this set. Buy “The Herschell Gordon Lewis Feast” [DVD/Blu-ray combo Limited Edition].


The Exorcist III (1990): Read Eric Young’s review. A 2-disc collector’s edition with both the theatrical and director’s cuts and a legion of supplements. Buy The Exorcist III [Collector’s Edition Blu-ray].

“The Herschell Gordon Lewis Feast”: See description in DVD above. Buy “The Herschell Gordon Lewis Feast” [DVD/Blu-ray combo Limited Edition].

Manhattan Baby (1982): An evil spirit from an Egyptian tomb possesses a young New York girl and turns her into a murder machine. Another  horror that straddles the fine line between the surreal and the incompetent; this Limited Edition  from Blue Underground includes a disc of extras and the soundtrack CD. Buy Manhattan Baby Limited Edition.


Queer Duck: The Movie (2006): The adventures of anthormorphic gay animals, including the title fowl and his lover, Openly Gator (groan). In this episode, Queer tries to go hetero in this “South Park”-esque “straight”-to-video satirical cartoon, with musical numbers like “Smile, You Bastard, Smile.” Watch Queer Duck: The Movie free on YouTube.

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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