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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):
Apples (2020): A man enters a program to build new memories after a pandemic causes amnesia. A debut feature from Greek director Christos Nikou that reportedly contains surreal imagery. Apples official site.
Dawn Breaks Behind the Eyes (2019): Read Gregory J. Smalley’s review. The mindbeding Eurohorror tribute gets a week-long debut at Columbus, Ohio’s Gateway Film Center; no other theatrical screenings located, but it is on video-on-demand. Dawn Breaks Behind the Eyes official site.
NEW ON HOME VIDEO:
Why Don’t You Play in Hell? (2013): Read the Canonically Weird entry! Giant Pictures recently acquired Drafthouse Films’ catalogue, and is rereleasing Sion Sono‘s bloody yakuza meta-movie under its own imprint; specifics about this release are unknown. Buy Why Don’t You Play in Hell?
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. Like the one below:
- Saturday, 6/25, Los Angeles, CA: Batman Returns (1992) at The Montalbán Theatre. With numerous guests in attendance for a Q&A, including screenwriter Daniel Waters, makeup artists and hairstylists, and the guys who played Acrobat Thug #1and Terrifying Clown #1 (!)
- Friday, 7/8-Sunday, 7/10, Memphis, TN: “Joe Bob’s Drive-In Jamboree” at Malco Summer Drive-In. Joe Bob Brigg’s annual exploitation celebration for mutants is back, and the horror host announced some of the movies and guests in a video posted to his Facebook page. The reason we’re mentioning it is because one of Saturday night’s movies is Bubba Ho-Tep (2002) (the second half of a double feature, paired with with Rock ‘n’ Roll High School). Lots of other movies, guests and acts, but Bubba’s the highlight for weirdophiles.
WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE:
Amazon Prime subscribers, be sure to join us tomorrow evening (not afternoon!) at 10:15 PM ET for our Weird Watch Party, Lake Michigan Monster (2019). As always, the link to join will drop here, on Facebook, and on Twitter around 10 PM.
In reviews next week, Giles Edwards covers the new-release beat with the allegorical Finnish horror Hatching, while
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.