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):
Knife + Heart (2018): A producer of gay porn films becomes obsessed with recreating a series of murders in hopes of winning back her lesbian lover. From Knife + Heart U.S. distributor site., this queer slasher/giallo pic sounds fairly unclassifiable, with strong hints of weirdness.
Starfish (2019): Read our review! A slow rollout for this metaphorical psychological horror about a woman facing the apocalypse alone begins this week with a couple of dates in NYC, with scattered screenings across the country. Starfish official site.
NEW ON HOME VIDEO:
Piercing (2018): A man plots to thrill-kill an escort, but she turns the tables as things turn surreal. Starring Christopher Abbot and Eyes of My Mother” Pesce, (adapting a Ryû “Audition” Murakami novel), this one almost escaped our notice, but we’re planning on nabbing a review. On DVD, Blu-ray and VOD. Buy Piercingand directed by Nicolas “
CERTIFIED WEIRD (AND OTHER) REPERTORY SCREENINGS:
- Chicago, IL, 3/15 (midnight) & 3/19 – Trash Humpers (2009). At the Music Box Theatre.
- Dallas, TX, 3/19 – Enter the Void (2009). At the Texas Theatre.
- Denver, CO, 3/19 – Audition [Ôdishon] (1999). At the Alamo Drafthouse.
- Los Angeles, CA, 3/15 (midnight) – Evil Dead II (1987). At the Nuart Theatre.
- Los Angeles, CA, 3/16 – Repo Man (1984) with Tombstone Rashomon (2017) (double feature), with director in attendance. At the Egyptian Theatre.
- Los Angeles, CA, 3/19 – Gummo (1997) with Julien Donkey-Boy (1999) (double feature), with in attendance. At the Egyptian Theatre.
- Los Angeles, CA, 3/20 – Trash Humpers (2009) with Spring Breakers (2012), with in attendance. At the Egyptian Theatre.
- Minneapolis, MN, 3/15-3/16 (midnights) – Vertigo (1958). At the Uptown Theatre.
- New York City, NY, 3/16-3/16 (midnights) – Eraserhead (1977). At IFC Center.
- Portland, OR, 3/16 – Fantastic Planet [La Planète Sauvage] (1973). At the Hollywood Theatre.
- San Francisco, CA, 3/20 – Altered States (1980). At the Alamo Drafthouse.
- Tuscon, AZ, 3/20 – Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), introduced by Stuart Hameroff, MD, Director of the University of Arizona’s Center for Consciousness Studies. At the Loft.
FREE MOVIES ON TUBI.TV:
Beyond the Black Rainbow (2010): Read the Canonically Weird entry! Explore the mysteries of the sinister, New Age-y Arboria Institute in ‘ psychedelic debut film. Watch Beyond the Black Rainbow free on Tubi.tv.
WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE: The March Mad Movie Madness tournament will kick into another round next week as we will winnow the field from 128 weird movies all the way down to a manageable 64 contestants, and even start to take it down to 32. In the midst of all that voting and tallying, we’ll continue bringing you reviews: Pete Trbovich goes giallo for All the Colors of the Dark (1972), Shane Wilson raids the old reader-suggested review queue for the 80s campfest The Perils of Gwendoline in the Land of the Yik-Yak, and Giles Edwards looks at the “other” weird movie of 2018, the overlooked Between Worlds. Onward and weirdward!
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.