As the sum­mer winds to a close, a fun way to ride out the last of the hot-tem­per­a­ture dol­drums is to catch up on some cult movie view­ing via home video.  With that in mind, here’s a batch of twelve film picks that offer an eclec­tic way to fill out your home the­ater view­ing sched­ule.  This buf­fet of choic­es includes the strangest spaghet­ti west­ern ever made, a tru­ly hilar­i­ous black com­e­dy about sui­cide star­ring and direct­ed by Burt Reynolds(!) and a grim gang­ster clas­sic from Robert Aldrich.  The list also includes a Hong Kong rip-off the 1976 King Kong remake that out­does its mod­el for wacked-out thrills and one of the most con­tro­ver­sial sci-fi films of the 1970’s.  What are you wait­ing for?  Dive into this pool of cin­e­mat­ic wild­ness and shake off the end-of-sum­mer blues…

BLACK GUNN: http://www.allmovie.com/movie/black-gunn-v85199/review

BLOB, THE (1988 ver­sion): http://www.allmovie.com/movie/the-blob-v6069/review

DEVIL’S NIGHTMARE, THE: http://www.allmovie.com/movie/the-devils-nightmare-v13538/review

DJANGO, KILL! IF YOU LIVE, SHOOT!: http://www.allmovie.com/movie/django-kill–if-you-live-shoot!-v89621/review

END, THE: http://www.allmovie.com/movie/the-end-v15803/review

GRISSOM GANG, THE: http://www.allmovie.com/movie/the-grissom-gang-v20951/review

I DRINK YOUR BLOOD: http://www.allmovie.com/movie/i-drink-your-blood-v24045/review

MAD MISSION (a.k.a. ACES GO PLACES): http://www.allmovie.com/movie/mad-mission-v709/review

MIGHTY PEKING MAN, THE: http://www.allmovie.com/movie/the-mighty-peking-man-v156567/review

PSYCHIC KILLER: http://www.allmovie.com/movie/psychic-killer-v39571/review

ROAD GAMES: http://www.allmovie.com/movie/road-games-v41558/review

ZARDOZ: http://www.allmovie.com/movie/zardoz-v56115/review