WEIRD HORIZON FOR THE WEEK OF 11/1/2013

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 on the official site links.

IN THEATERS (LIMITED RELEASE):

Mr. Nobody (2009): In 2092, an 118-year old man recounts his life story to a reporter, but the details of the various alternate personal histories he recounts are contradictory. This four-year old speculative feature from eccentric (Toto the Hero) is getting a very late, very limited U.S. release. Mr. Nobody official site.

The Visitor (1979): Jesus Christ sends an angel to snatch a woman with telekinetic powers from Atlanta, Georgia, and bring her to heaven before the Devil can get his hands on her. John Huston, Sam Peckinpah, , Glenn Ford, Mel Ferrer, Franco Nero and Shelley Winters all signed up for this Exorcist/Omen-ripoff that Drafthouse Films is resurrecting in hopes it will become the next exhumed camp hit (à la Miami Connection). The Visitor official site.

NEW ON DVD:

“Scream Factory All Night Horror Marathon, Vol. 2”: The “prize” feature here is the seven-director Dungeons & Dragonsploitation (!) flick The Dungeonmaster (1984), which is famous for bringing the world the solipsist’s favorite quote, “I reject your reality and substitute my own!” The rest of the mildly crazy entries in this rare horror box are Cellar Dweller (1988), about horror cartoonists who accidentally summon ancient demons; Catacombs (1988), about Italian monks who accidentally summon ancient demons; and Contamination .7 (1993), about nuclear power plant managers who accidentally create mutant radioactive killer trees. Buy “Scream Factory All Night Horror Marathon, Vol. 2”.

Tabu (2012): A two-part experimental art movie, with the first section taking place in modern Lisbon and the second half being a dialogue-free flashback to an affair in Africa. The title references F.W. Murnau’s scandalous silent film Tabu: A Story of the South Seas (1931). Buy Tabu.

NEW ON BLU-RAY:

100 Bloody Acres (2012): Two brothers find themselves running low on the corpses they need to make their organic fertilizer, until they find three stranded motorists. This Australian horror-comedy reportedly puts a bloody new spin on familiar ideas, and the Twitch reviewer called it “completely bizarre.” Buy 100 Bloody Acres [Blu-ray].

“Attack Of The B’s”: A wacky collection of el cheapo B-movies that includes a couple of our favorites oddities from the genre: Spider Baby (1968) and The Brain that Wouldn’t Die (1962), along with sixteen others including such usual B-list suspects as A Bucket of Blood, I Bury The Living, Little Shop of Horrors, Plan 9 from Outer Space, and Santa Claus Conquers Martians. A nice selection a crazy flicks, but these are all standard definition, full frame 480i transfers compressed onto a single (?!) disc—these movies won’t benefit from Blu-ray presentation. Buy “Attack Of The B’s” [Blu-ray].

FREE (LEGITIMATE RELEASE) MOVIES ON YOUTUBE:

Tombstone Canyon (1932): Read our review. An early attempt to mix horror and the Western, with a black-cloaked phantom in the role of desperado.

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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