It’s July 16th, 2022. Saturday. Time to GET WEIRD.
This week we’re getting REAL WEIRD. Are you ready for that? Surely the last 7 months of weird film have prepared you for this, no? What happens if you’re not ready? Will your brain melt into some gelatinous goo and leak out your ear holes? Will your heart swell and burst through your ribcage? Or will you simply just lay down and cry due to the heightened level of absurdity revealing itself to you in its purest form right there on your television screens?
Everyone reacts differently. I’m excited to see which one you are. For those of you who’ve followed Doom Fiction closely over the years, you have nothing to worry about. You’ve embraced your weird and films like this only make you more powerful. I salute you!
Okay, so the film we’ll be watching this week is:
THE GREASY STRANGLER.
Yes, it’s about a man who greases himself up and strangles people. It quite obvious who the killer is right from the beginning, but discovering secrets isn’t what makes this film fun. This movie has a certain trashy charm that is endearing and lighthearted, however still manages to be disgusting and utterly… well, stupid. It’s great. I love it. I’ve seen it 3 times now. I hope you love it as well.
Alright, weirdos, it’s time to pop up your snack corn, tear open those candy bar wrappers and veg out for a couple hours. Happy viewing!
The wonderfully talented Alexander T. Cardosi (who did the original artwork for both the first edition of Doom Magnetic and the newest edition of The Doom Magnetic Trilogy) sent me this incredible portrait last night!
Alexander is doing a phenomenal job of keeping New Orleans weird and interesting to look at. I’m so pleased my ugly mug has gotten the Cardosi treatment. It is a true honor. Thanks, Alexander! 💙
Today we’ll be watching a cool little animated flick called Time Masters. The story is a little slow in places, but the animation is of the highest quality. We have the brilliant Moebius to thank for that. Just check out these freezeframes I took of the film. Absolutely stunning.
What can I say? I’m a sucker for weird science fiction. Hopefully you are as well. If so, you’re really going to enjoy this one. It’s very much in the same vein as Heavy Metal, if you’re familiar with that one.
Alright, so as they say in the movie: “Shut your eyes, humans, and open your minds.”