Dr. Nobuhiko Ohbayashi (1977). Certainly one of the world’s strangest flicks, this Japanese freakout has been a staple of the midnight movie and batshit-footage file-sharing set. Expect evil cats, flying severed heads, occasional animated beauty, and pretty much whole barrels marked “Things you Never Could Expect So Don’t Bother.” Yes, it’s recently enjoyed a Criterion release, but here’s how it’s meant to be seen: With astonished strangers.
Sat., Oct. 13, 12:20 a.m.; Sun., Oct. 14, 12:20 a.m., 2012
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 10, 2012