Terry Gilliam, still on a bit of a downward spiral, adapts Mitch Cullen's gothic fantasy about a girl who goes to live in a rural midwest farmhouse after her mother dies of a heroin overdose. Madness, addiction, sexual abuse and a bunch of really weird characters combine to create a visually arresting, though hardly lovable film. Gilliam has a eye for perverse fairy tales, and Tideland is no exception. Aside from the darkly ambitious Days of Heaven-goes-to-Hell atmosphere, though, the jangled script and grotesque characters are difficult to fathom. 117 minutes R.