Need something to do between reading all those books on your Summer Challenge list? Here are some far out movie and music stops to add to your journey:
This psychedelic sci-fi animation is based on Stefan Wul’s 1957 novel Oms en Série. Directed by René Laloux and written by Roland Topor, the film was animated at Jiří Trnka Studio in Prague.
A 1973 jazz album by afrofuturist Sun Ra, not to be mistaken for the movie and soundtrack of the same name.
Filmmaker Sharon Lewis wrote and directed this dystopian sci-fi film as a prequel to Nalo Hopkinson’s novel Brown Girl in the Ring.
Filmmaker Nobuhiko Obayashi created this off-the-wall fairytale horror story with help from the imagination of his 11-year-old daughter Chigumi.
From the minds of Panos Cosmatos and Aaron Stewart-Ahn, a gore-filled hallucinatory fantasy evoking heavy metal imagery and monsters à la Hellraiser.
The Mars Volta reportedly experienced paranormal phenomena while recording their album The Bedlam in Goliath, which was inspired by the band’s communications with spirits via a ouija board.
This 2016 Lovecraftian tale by Jeremy Gillespie and Steven Kostanski pays homage to 80s b-movie horror.
Written by Jennifer Phang and Jacqueline Kim, this film with a feminist slant offers a more intimate and understated take on a sci-fi story in a not-so-distant future.