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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.


Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) (remastered): Read the Canonically Weird entry! has remastered his millennial cult classic. We’re early reporting on this one (the show debuts in AMC theaters April 30), but it’s a light week, and we have actually heard of theaters selling out already. Entertainment Weekly has an interview with Wright about the project.


This week we have only a single canonically weird movie screening to highlight nationwide. More next week, for sure.


Why Don’t You Play in Hell? (2013): Read the canonically weird entry! Whet your appetite for ‘s upcoming Prisoners of the Ghostland with (another?) look at Sono’s ulraviolent, self-reflexive yakuza war film. Listed as “leaving soon.” Watch Why Don’t You Play in Hell? free on Tubi.

WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE: It’s that time of year again, that major event in the film calendar. Yes, the Weirdcademy Awards are right around the corner, and as honorary members of the Academy of Weird Arts and Sciences you (yes, you!) have about 48 hours to get your votes in. The Weirdest Short race is still a contest, but ‘s dark “Sox Six” has finally pulled ahead of the lighthearted early leader, Brian David Gilbert‘s “Earn $20K EVERY MONTH by being your own boss!” In the Feature contests, The Wolf House has a commanding (and perhaps insurmountable) lead for Weirdest Picture. For Weirdest Actor, Jean Dujardin’s portrayal of a man in midlife crisis in Deerskin is within striking distance of Tom Hardy‘s superbly odd take on Al Capone. holds a slim lead in Weirdest Actress for her Possessor assassin, but Jessie Buckley isn’t ending her campaign for I’m Thinking of Ending Things. And Ending Things‘ pig scene is also the current favorite to win Weirdest Scene (followed by another pig-related scene from The Wolf House). Of course, your votes could still change any of these. Vote for Shorts here and Features here.

And we also need to remind you that our weird Amazon Prime party is scheduled for tomorrow, with 1989’s baffling microbudget horror Things our subject. Join us at 10:15 PM ET; as always, the link to join will appear here, on Facebook, or on Twitter around 10 PM ET. Should be a fun one.

We will have a busy week of content next week, starting with the official announcement of the 2020 Weirdcademy Awards on Sunday. Then, since there was no Summer Blockbuster season last year, Alfred Eaker wants to make up lost time by reviewing blockbusters from summers of yore (with your input, naturally). Giles Edwards reviews the upcoming surrealist feature film Country of Hotels and notches an interview with its creators, and Gregory J. Smalley weighs in on 2016’s cannibal art film Raw. Theaters may be slow right now, but we’ve got all the weirdness you need right here. 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.

5 thoughts on “WEIRD HORIZON FOR THE WEEK OF 4/23/2021”

  1. I’ve got a prior engagement and can’t attend, but I hope everybody enjoys Things. It’s craptastic.

    1. Hopefully your engagement doesn’t involve a semi-remote cabin and a basement full of things.

  2. I saw Third Window Films are releasing Funky Forest on bluray this summer (in UK atleast). As one of the List films I didn’t have availability to, I’m very excited

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