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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 Carnivores: A lesbian couple’s marriage is tested when Alice becomes jealous of Bret’s relationship with their dying dog. That synopisis sounds like it could make for a dry indie drama, but the trailer promises something much darker and weirder. Limited theatrical release; also simultaneously on VOD. The Carnivores official site.
DVR ALERT (Turner Classic Movies, 6/7, 2:00 AM ET):
TCM brings the late-night weird with a Ken Russell crazed composer biopic double feature, starting with the rarely-screened Mahler (1974) and capped off by the canonically weird Lisztomania (1975). Here’s the evidence.
NEW ON HOME VIDEO:
Dementia Part II (2018): This non-sequel tribute to Dementia is a black and white indie horror about an ex-con who takes a job as handyman for a demented old woman. Supposedly set to debut June 1, we discovered it’s already available for rental via Vudu and Itunes. We’ll let you know if it turns up elsewhere.
CANONICALLY WEIRD (AND OTHER) REPERTORY SCREENINGS:
This section is starting to fill out, as more and more theaters come back online. We’ve also started tracking several new venues. That said, unless there is a big outcry, we’re strongly considering removing this section as a regular weekly feature (we’ll still highlight major events, and come up with an alternative for readers to track their local theaters). Tracking these movies has been fun, and suggests a wider community of weird film lovers and promoters; but it’s time-consuming, and we’re skeptical about its utility for the average reader. But do let us know if you like the feature, maybe we could be talked out of it.
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FREE ONLINE WEIRD MOVIES ON TUBI.TV:
Cube (1997): Read the canonically weird entry! It seems like we’ve been here before: this existential sci-fi thriller was listed on Tubi’s “leaving soon” list before, and now it is once again. At any rate, you can catch it for free (again) for a limited. Watch Cube free on Tubi.tv.
WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE:
Join us tomorrow night for June’s Weird Netflix Party, Synchronic (2018) (an upset winner over heavily favored Jiu Jitsu), screening at 10:15 PM ET. The link to join will appear here, on Facebook, or on Twitter around 10 PM ET.
In upcoming reviews, next week Giles Edwards clocks in with the vampire opus Ten Minutes to Midnight (2020), while Gregory J. Smalley gazes aghast at the “homemade horror” of Winterbeast (1991). 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.