WEIRD HORIZON FOR THE WEEK OF 12/28/2018

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…

We are now in the movie industry post-Christmas doldrums, with almost no new releases either in theaters or home video. Things will pick up soon as a new season begins with Sundance debuts in late January. But here’s a few items for you…

IN DEVELOPMENT:

The Caring Only Cry at Night (2019?): A company transports the unwanted elderly to remote locations to die. The filmmakers cite Dogtooth and Stalker as inspirations for the tone. We discovered the project in a Teleflim Canada funding application, where they identify one of their target demographics as “Absurdist Dark Comedy fans” and write “Through our research we have found where these communities live on the internet. They include websites such as 366 Weird Movies…” In other words, they are making this movie (at least partly) for you guys. According to their proposed production schedule the film should be in post-production now, although we don’t know for sure. No official site (yet), but the Telefilm application is publicly available.

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.

FREE (LEGITIMATE RELEASE) MOVIES ON TUBI.TV:

Dogtooth (2009): Read the Certified Weird entry! The Favourite might be headed for an Oscar, but we’ll always treasure our first encounter with the weird world of , this story of three children secluded by the parents in a chateau and taught bizarre, purposeless untruths about the outside world. Watch Dogtooth free on Tubi.tv.

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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