Looking for something to watch this weekend? We’ve got you covered. Check out these three hidden gems worthy of your attention.
Nobuhiko Obayashi’s 1977 cult classic House evades simple categorization. Melding horror, comedy, melodrama, and intentionally unrealistic visual effects, the film follows Gorgeous and her six classmates who travel to spend their summer vacation at Gorgeous’s ailing aunt’s home in the country. There, a series of kooky, bizarre events transpire as a bloodthirsty house devours its inhabitants. A delightfully delirious dollhouse nightmare that must be seen to be believed.
Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1989)
Starring Antonio Banderas as an unstable but seductive kidnapper and Victoria Abril as a B-movie film star, Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! is a contemporary retelling of the Beauty and the Beast fable. Not for the faint of heart, this transgressive movie bursts with director Pedro Almodóvar’s signature kitsch and color, offering dizzyingly vibrant sets and violent scenes that explore gender roles, fantasy, passion, and the surprising parallels between the romantic comedy and horror movie genres.
Burlesque is so bad, it’s so, so good. Starring Cher and Christina Aguilera, this camptastic backstage musical packs glam, glitz, genuinely riveting musical performances, and gratuitous shots that linger on Cam Gigandet’s chiseled physique. (We’re not complaining.) Whether you’re here for Aguilera’s powerhouse vocals, the glorious striptease costumes, Cher with a crowbar, or the movie’s overall ineffable cheese, Burlesque is bound to confound – and enchant.
Stream it on Prime Video.
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