WEIRD HORIZON FOR THE WEEK OF 12/3/2021

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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 THEATERS (LIMITED RELEASE):

The Sleeping Negro (2021): A black man (named Man) in corporate America is asked to betray his principles to get ahead. The project gives off a pretty strong Sorry to Bother You vibe. The Sleeping Negro official site.

NEW ON HOME VIDEO:

Blood for Dracula [AKA Andy Warhol’s Dracula] (1974): Read Alfred Eaker’s mini-review. Dracula can only drink the blood of virgins in ‘s campy-yet-transgressive take on the horror classic. A long-awaited deluxe release from Severin consisting of a 4K UHD disc, a Blu-ray, and a soundtrack CD, plus a flood of interviews and supplements. Buy Blood for Dracula.

Shatter Dead (1994): Read Pamela de Graff’s review. Vinegar Syndrome puts the low-budget “zombie” movie featuring a plague of the unliving sparked by the Angel of Death’s impregnating a mortal on Blu-ray for the first time. Buy Shatter Dead.

CANONICALLY WEIRD (AND OTHER) REPERTORY SCREENINGS:

This section will no longer be updated regularly. Instead, we direct you to our new “Repertory Cinemas Near You” page. We will continue to mention exceptional events in this space from time to time, however.

FREE ONLINE WEIRD MOVIES ON TUBI.TV:

Bubba Ho-Tep (2002): Read the Canonically Weird entry. Elvis teams up with black JFK to fight a mummy in his nursing home, but not for long, if Tubi’s “leaving soon” designation is accurate. Watch Bubba Ho-Tep free on Tubi.

WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE:

Please note that our Weird Watch Party originally planned for December 4 (this Saturday) has been rescheduled for December 11. You can still RSVP and make suggestions for a movie to screen here.

In reviews next week, Giles Edwards goes into the reader-suggested queue for a look at ‘s absurdly sexy marital movie I Married a Strange Person!; “Penguin” Pete Trbovich drops a new video review (with a vocal assist from the busy Giles) for 1968’s offbeat Tennessee Williams adaptation Boom!; and reports on ‘s typically befuddling latest, Memoria, currently on theatrical tour (and “Joe” is suggesting it will stay that way, with no plans for home video release). There may also be a surprise essay thrown into a busy week. Onward and weirdward!

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 12/3/2021”

  1. A couple of weird-sounding films premiered at the Torino film festival this week (I wasn’t able to watch because it’s geo-locked to Italy), but I’ll be interested to know if they show up anywhere else:

    The Edge of Daybreak, dir. Taiki Sakpisit, the main character “experiences the present and the past in superimposition, as if she were a prisoner of time and space. A visionary and hypnotic film that recalls Pedro Costa and the Apichatpong Weerasethakul.”

    Bipolar, dir. Queena Li, a re-telling of the myth of Orpheus in which “a young singer meets a sacred lobster that will change her life.”

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