Seekers of the truly bizarre need look no further than this 1980 carnival of weirdness to find cause for celebration. Filmed in glorious black and white and employing wacky, off-kilter sets and wonderful animation sequences inspired by the cartoons of the 1930s, Richard Elfman’s Forbidden Zone tells the twisted tale of “teen-age” school girl Frenchy Hercules’ descent into the Sixth Dimension by way of a secret door in her family shack’s basement. Her dreamlike adventures among the inhabitants—who include King Faustus (enthusiastically hammed up by Herve Villechaize), a sometimes topless Princess, and the evil Queen Doris (Susan Tyrell, of Andy Warhol fame)—play out in a phantasmagorical wonderland worthy of the Fleischer brothers. The music, composed and performed by Danny Elfman and the Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo, is a perfect complement to the weirdness of the action. Simultaneously macabre and horribly funny, this one must be seen to be believed. Excellent digital transfer. Not for the kiddies.