Alright boys and girls, it’s midnight movie time and things are about to get weird. As usual, this weekend brings you everything including cult comedies, bizarrely violent films, and the most ‘90s movie ever made. Let’s start with the pleasant though, shall we?
Up first, IFC Center continues their “High Art” midnight movie series of drug-centric cult classics with Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle. The stoner comedy is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, and IFC is screening a 35 mm print. I’m assuming that “see Harold and Kumar on 35 mm” is on every one’s bucket list, so here’s your chance to fulfill that dream. IFC is also screening a very different type of film (that is probably just as drug fueled) with The Holy Mountain. Directed by, written by, and starring Alejandro Jodorowsky, this movie was very controversial when it was released in 1973 and will certainly still shock today.
A Jodorowsky movie seems as good a segue as any to Nitehawk’s midnight movie this weekend: Heavenly Creatures. Directed by Peter Jackson and starring Kate Winslet before either was a household name, Heavenly Creatures is the story of two girls who create an intense fantasy world, causing their worried parents attempt to separate them. After that… things get crazy. I don’t want to spoil anything, but I will say that it comes highly recommended. If you’re looking for something more fun, Nitehawk’s brunch movie this weekend is Animal House, which I won’t waste your time describing.
Up last is the obligatory nostalgic choice, courtesy of Sunshine Cinema. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you She’s All That. You can’t get much more 90s-teen-comedy than this, and I mean that in the best way possible (I watch this every time it is on TV). There’s a reason this was the movie Not Another Teen Movie spoofed the most, which I’m only mentioning because I want to remind everyone of this photo (which I will warn you is possibly NSFW and will definitely embarrass you).