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):
Ladyworld (2018): Eight teenage girls are trapped in a house by an earthquake in a surreal distaff take on “Lord of the Flies.” Screening in Los Angeles and New York this week, coming to VOD in late August. Ladyworld official site.
NEW ON HOME VIDEO:
Hush Hush, Nellie Oleson (2019): documentary Hush…Hush, Nellie Oleson! about his “increasingly absurd (and gory)” attempts to fit former “Little House on the Prairie” actress Alison Arngrim into a low-budget experimental horror film. VOD only. Buy or rent Hush Hush, Nellie Oleson.
CERTIFIED WEIRD (AND OTHER) REPERTORY SCREENINGS:
- Columbus, OH , 8/2-8/8 – Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971). At the Gateway.
- Columbus, OH, 8/2 (midnight), 8/3-8/4 –Donnie Darko (2001). At the Gateway.
- Los Angeles, CA, 8/4 – 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968). At the Egyptian.
- New York City, NY, 8/2-8/3 (midnights) – Kung Fu Hustle (2004). At IFC Center.
- New York City, NY, 8/8 – School Daze (1988) with Sorry to Bother You (2018) (double feature) (free screening). At Lincoln Center.
- San Diego, CA, 8/3 (midnight) & 8/4 – 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968). At Ken Cinema.
- Schenectady, NY, 8/2 – Phantom of the Paradise (1974) with “We Sold Our Souls LIVE!,” a multimedia presentation from Grady Hendrix. At Proctors.
- Tuscon, AZ, 8/7 – The Wicker Man (1973) (“Final Cut”). At the Loft.
- Vancouver, BC, Canada, 8/2 – Paprika (2006). At the Rio.
- Vancouver, BC, Canada, 8/8 – The Holy Mountain (1973). At the Rio.
WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE: Next week, all reviews must go! We’re clearing out our stock and passing the savings along to you! Save on reviews of the Russian black comedy Why Don’t You Just Die?; the children’s anime fantasy The Moon in the Hidden Woods (act now and get a bonus interview with the director!); the early-release preview of the restored classic Son of the White Mare [Fehérlófia]; another preview, this time of the coming-soon-to-theaters thinking man’s sci-fi offering Freaks; and Giles Edwards final grab bag of Fantasia leftovers and left-field recommendations. All this before Tuesday, by which time we’re expecting to recieve Alfred Eaker‘s highly anticipated report on his second summer blockbuster assignment, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. And in case that’s not enough for you, Shane Wilson will also chime in on a couple of odd shorts now streaming on Netflix: ‘s 15-minute Thom Yorke music video “Anima” and David Harbour’s30-minute mockumentary Frankenstein’s Monster’s Monster, Frankenstein. Just because you’re on summer vacation doesn’t mean you can take time off from reading 366 Weird Movies; in fact, you should be using your free time to catch up on all the sizzling weird movies news. 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.