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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.


Bacurau (2019): A Brazilian village is sold to big human game hunters; they fight back with psychotropic drugs in what TIFF programmers called “a wild, weird, and politically charged revisionist western.” Kino Lorber picked it up for distribution. Bacurau official site.

Queen of Paradis (2020): Documentary chronicling Surrealist artist Reine Paradis’ latest project, a series of photographs taken at scenic spots across the U.S.A. Screening theatrically in Los Angeles only, but it will simultaneously drop on VOD. Queen of Paradis official site.

Seven Stages to Achieve Eternal Bliss (2018): Black comedy about a couple whose bargain apartment comes with a catch: cultists continually break in to commit suicide in their bathtub. Despite positive festival reviews, this has taken two years to reach cineplex screens; most of that time was reportedly spent on whittling down the title from the original 7 Stages to Achieve Eternal Bliss by Passing Through the Gateway Chosen by the Holy Storsh. Seven Stages to Achieve Eternal Bliss official site.

ON TV (AMC Network):

“Dispatches from Elsewhere”: Jason Segel produces and stars in this “confusing” series about the mysterious “Jejune Institute” and its nefarious plans. It’s described as an anthology series, so it’s possible that future seasons may follow independent plot arcs (a la “American Horror Story”). “Dispatches from Elsewhere” at AMC.


Impossible Monsters (2019): A sleep-study participant is murdered; is it a literal nightmare? Another “blurring the line between dreams and reality” psychothriller, now exclusively on Blu-ray. Buy Impossible Monsters.

Kinetta (2005): A threesome re-enact a serial killer’s murders at a Greek resort. ‘ experimental solo feature debut (the immediate predecessor to Dogtooth) doesn’t have a lot of fans, but may be of interest to some. Kino Lorber brings it to DVD and Blu-ray. Buy Kinetta.

My Hindu Friend (2015): A filmmaker, dying of cancer, is visited by Death. Made in 2015 and garnering festival awards for Willem Dafoe, the film was never properly released when director Hector Babenco died soon after making it (he survived cancer, then succumbed to a heart attack); now it’s finally available on a (bare-bones) Blu-ray. Buy My Hindu Friend.


The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975). We’ll only list irregularly scheduled one-time screenings of this audience-participation classic below. You can use this page to find a regular weekly screening near you.


The Double (2013): Read the Canonically Weird review! ‘s steampunk version of the Dostoevsky novel (starring and Jesse Eisenberg) shows up free (with ads) on YouTube this week.  Watch The Double free on YouTube.

WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE: Next week, we’ll continue our March Mad Movie Madness Apocrypha Candidate tournament (there’s still time to vote in this round). Furthermore, Giles Edwards will rap about Sion Sono‘s hip-hop musical Tokyo Tribe (which was actually announced last week—oops!), and Gregory J. Smalley will take on Troma‘s grossout meta-movie, Terror Firmer (1999) (which is not in the reader-suggested queue, but probably should be). Until then, 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.

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