Two of the most bizarre movies of the millennia – nay, PERHAPS OF ALL TIME – hit the big screens later this year. We have trailers for both of them, and I warn you… they are not for the faint of heart or delicate of nature. First up: The Greasy Strangler. Indie Wire called it “disgusting, deviant and pleasurably weird at heart.” Cinema Blend says “it’s crass, it’s horrific, it’s horrendous, and it promises one of the most unique cinematic experiences in recent memory.” And Variety called it an “exercise in juvenile scatology that’s almost awesomely pure in its numbing, repetitious determination to annoy.”
“The Los Angeles-set tale follows Ronnie, a man who runs a Disco Walking tour along with his browbeaten son, Brayden. When a sexy, alluring woman comes to take the tour, it begins a competition between father and son for her attentions. It also signals the appearance of an oily, slimy inhuman maniac who stalks the streets at night and strangles the innocent, soon dubbed ‘The Greasy Strangler.’”
Watch the trailer below.
Up next is Swiss Army Man, the movie about a man (Paul Dano) shipwrecked on a desert island who makes friends with a gaseous corpse (yes, Daniel Radcliffe) that washes ashore and…. that’s it. Well, sort of. But not quite. The wildly inventive writer/directors Dan & Dan manage to mine that rather thin premise for everything it’s worth, finding surreal beat after surreal beat, and turning the plot on it’s head every twenty seconds. It’s dizzying, joyous, audacious, and undeniably brilliant. Sundance audiences leapt to their feet for multiple standing ovations. Critics have been over the moon about it. In fact, I’m going so far as to predict it’s going to SWEEP next year’s Academy Awards. (OK, I might have just gone too far, but really. YOU NEED TO WATCH THIS).
Watch that trailer below.
So which will it be? Will you see The Greasy Strangler or Swiss Army Man this summer? CHOOSE ONE!