Thursday, September 24, 2020

Overlook Hour Podcast Episode Guide #212

I bet you're here for the Pat Hilton song... Still, feel free to share this art around and help promote two indie horror film festivals!

...Or not.

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Mr. Holehead's favorite art!

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This week's submission came from beyond the grave. Thanks Marbles!

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 #saveourchildren #cuties #cancelnetflix

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Cobes reflects on a YouTube review of Cuties.

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"The Push For The Normalization Of Pedophilia - Ted Talks - Netflix Cuties - Spaced Out News"

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"I Just Cancelled Netflix" - Pat Hilton

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Click HERE for more info.

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Super Freak Media YouTube video/channel.

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Bloody Cuts YouTube video/channel.

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Click HERE for more info.

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Enjoy episode 212!



-Lord Battle

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

No Escape (2020) with Listener Sam

Written and Directed by Will Wernick

Starring Keegan Allen, Holland Roden, Denzel Whitaker

When I started researching Will Wernick’s No Escape (aka Follow Me), I was disappointed that this wasn’t from the director of Escape Room (2017), rather than Escape Room (2019). Despite not having seen the former, I really enjoyed the latter, and the bait-and-switch had me coming into No Escape guarded, unsure of what to expect. By the end of the film, I was happily surprised. Despite some flaws, Wernick does an excellent job at crafting tension as the protagonists navigate the film’s menagerie of traps, and beyond.

No Escape simultaneously feels like a lost Hostel film, a holdover from the recent escape room craze while also being rooted in a world of obnoxious streamers which I’m a little too old to feel familiar with. The combination makes it feel weirdly anachronistic, though no less fun. Structurally, the film plays more like three separate films, with harsh tonal shifts between its segments. Because of that, it suffers from the same issues as many anthologies, particularly, the segments are uneven, and its best segments suffer from its worst. 

Frustratingly, the weakest segment is the first, giving the film a fairly significant barrier to entry, but it’s worth sticking around. No Escape makes no effort to hide what kind of film it’s going to be, and spending a third of its runtime building up characters we know are going to be fodder is downright frustrating. Once we get through this however, we get a tense, component, and refreshing throwback to Saw and Hostel, told through the lens of vapid, insufferable influencers. 

Once you’re past that barrier, you’re in for a ton of campy fun, with enough tension to keep things interesting. A pick-em-off, there's a fun guessing game in who’ll die next, and the characters, while vapid and insufferable, are perfect targets.

Keegan Allen (Pretty Little Liars) steals the show as Cole, the film's Logan Paul-esque protagonist. He’s a shallow, narcissistic douche, but compelling enough that watching him go through varying degrees of torture is surprisingly amusing. His payoff, which I won’t spoil, is the film’s high point, and left me leaving the film far more satisfied than the first act led me to believe I would be.

It’s hard to talk about this movie without ostensibly spoiling things, if only because what are ostensibly twists are highly telegraphed, but I don’t think that hurt things too much. Basically, this movie goes Annoying Influencer Drama → Escape Room (2017, 2018, or 2019, pick one) → Hostel, and anyone with relatively seasoned horror sensibilities can guess how those end... Quality-wise, the first segment is overlong and obnoxious, the second is tense and extremely well done, and the third is somewhere in between, but lands exactly where you want it in a way that’s totally delightful. 

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Available for rental on Amazon Prime


-Listener Sam

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Bluray Tuesday Featuring: The Dead Ones, Shhhh, & Rick & Morty Season 4

 September 22nd 2020 


 It's a new week so let's see which new blurays we can add to our growing collections. First up from Artsploitation Films is The Dead Ones. This one looks like it may be a fun watch and interesting for sure, so this one's my top pick of the week. Next up is a 2014 indie horror slasher called Shhhh! I love the premise and miss the movie theaters so this is definitely on my radar. Next to hit shelves this week is the fourth seaon of Rick And Morty. I love this show and this release will also have an exclusive limited steelbook as well. Rounding out the week is the fifth season of DC's Legends of Tomorrow, Whiplash in 4K and from IFC Films Babyteeth. So what will you buy, rent or skip this week? Let us know in the comments. Until next week!

 

The Dead Ones (Blu-ray) 

The Dead Ones: Amazon - $17.99 

For four outcast teens, summer detention means being assigned to clean their high school after a horrific incident. But they are not alone; a macabre gang wearing guises of The Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse - Famine, Pestilence, War and Death - has locked them inside and is hunting them through the school's ravaged hallways. As the four students battle to survive, each must confront the supernatural echoes of past traumas they have struggled to forget - and may be condemned to relive.


Shhhh (Blu-ray) 

Shhhh!: Amazon - $24.99 

 While Harris and his Mother enjoy bonding at the movies, it seems the jerks in the theaters are making it harder for them to enjoy the show. Soon someone starts murdering those disrupting the film, and now Harris finds himself not only confronting his past, but questioning his own sanity as well.


Rick and Morty: Season 4 (Blu-ray) 

Rick and Morty: Season 4 (Blu-ray) 

Rick & Morty (Season 4): Amazon - $24.99 

Steelbook: Amazon - $27.99 

 Welcome to the world of Rick and Morty, a genius inventor grandfather and his less than genius grandson. Missing for nearly 20 years, Rick arrives at his daughter’s doorstep looking to move in, but her husband isn’t too thrilled. Rick converts the garage into his lab and involves Morty in his insane adventures.


 The Masque of the Red Death (Blu-ray) 

The Masque of The Red Death: Amazon - $23.99 

Satan-worshiper Prince Prospero invites several dozen of the local nobility to his castle for protection against an oncoming plague, the "Red Death". Prospero orders his guests to attend a masked ball and, amidst a general atmosphere of debauchery and depravity, notices the entry of a mysterious hooded stranger dressed all in red. Believing the figure to be his master, Satan, Prospero is horrified at the revelation of his true identity...
 

Whiplash 4K (Blu-ray) 

Whiplash 4K (Blu-ray) 

Whiplash (4K): Amazon - $19.99 

Best Buy Steelbook: Best Buy - $27.99 

A promising young drummer enrolls at a cut-throat music conservatory where his dreams of greatness are mentored by a vicious jazz band instructor who will stop at nothing to realize a student's potential.
 

Full Metal Jacket 4K (Blu-ray) 

Full Metal Jacket 4K (Blu-ray) 

Full Metal Jacket (4K): Amazon - $24.99 

Best Buy Steelbook: Best Buy - $29.99 

The story of an 18-year-old marine recruit named Private Joker - from his carnage-and-machismo boot camp to his climactic involvement in the heavy fighting in Hue during the 1968 Tet Offensive.
 

Legends of Tomorrow: The Complete Fifth Season (Blu-ray) 

Legends of Tomorrow (Season 5): Amazon - $22.99 

Time Master Rip Hunter travels back in time to the present day where he brings together a team of heroes and villains in an attempt to prevent Vandal Savage from destroying the world and time itself.
 

Most Wanted (Blu-ray) 

Most Wanted: Amazon - $12.99

 In 1989, a Canadian journalist investigates the circumstances surrounding the suspicious arrest of a heroin addict imprisoned in a Thai jail.


Babyteeth (Blu-ray) 

Babyteeth: Amazon - $22.99

 When seriously ill teenager Milla falls madly in love with smalltime drug dealer Moses, it's her parents' worst nightmare. But as Milla's first brush with love brings her a new lust for life, things get messy and traditional morals go out the window. Milla soon shows everyone in her orbit - her parents, Moses, a sensitive music teacher, a budding child violinist, and a disarmingly honest pregnant neighbour - how to live like you have nothing to lose. What might have been a disaster for the Finlay family instead leads to letting go and finding grace in the glorious chaos of life. Babyteeth joyously explores how good it is not to be dead yet and how far we will go for love.


                                    -The Impostor

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Overlook Hour Podcast Episode Guide #211

 

Episode #211 is definitely making up for the lack of clips these last couple of weeks... Enjoy!

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Joe Oliver returns with his FORTH "2 Sentence Horror Story"! 

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Flying to Epstein's Island

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Corridor Crew covering Kubrick

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WAP - Wings and Pizza

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WAP - Weak Ass Penis

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DAP - Dry Ass Pussy

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PVP - Player vs Player

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WAG - Wet Ass Gottfried

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CAP - Cute Ass Puppies

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WAP - Wet Ass Puppy

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Godsmack Ballet

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"HOOD 2 HOOD 3 (East Oakland)" aka Jahsaudi's short!

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DEATH BLOOD 4 Trailer

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Navy Seals vs Zombies Trailer

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The Game "Same Hoes" Ft. Nipsey Hussle & Ty Dolla $ign (Official Music Video).

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And finally, episode 211! Enjoy our chat with Chris De Pretis!

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-Lord Battle

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Bluray Tuesday Featuring: Little Monsters, Shivers & Hocus Pocus 4K


September 15th 2020


Bluray Tuesday creeps up on us once more. First up is the return of the Vestron Video Collector's Series blurays with the 1989 classic Little Monsters and David Cronenberg's Shivers for the first time on bluray. Next up Disney releases classic Halloween film Hocus Pocus in 4K Ultra HD and Best Buy will carry an exclusive steelbook edition for this release. Rounding out the week is Becky which I'd recommend checking out, Killing Eve season 3 and indie horror Trauma Therapy. So what will you buy, rent or skip this week? Let us know in the comments. Until next week!
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Little Monsters (Blu-ray) 

Little Monsters: Amazon - $12.99

After moving to the neighborhood, Brian Arthur Stevenson (FRED SAVAGE - TV's "The Wonder Years") and his family are looking forward to a new life in the suburbs. But it isn't long before Brian meets up with his first real best friend that of all people (or things) turns out to be a monster named Maurice (HOWIE MANDEL - TV's "Bobby's World"), a monster who lives to have fun playing jokes and all the things that a kid can't do under an adult's supervision.
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Shivers (Blu-ray) 

Shivers: Amazon - $12.99 

The residents of a suburban high-rise apartment building are being infected by a strain of parasites that turn them into mindless, sex-crazed fiends out to infect others by the slightest sexual contact.
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Hocus Pocus 4K (Blu-ray) 

Hocus Pocus 4K (Blu-ray) 

Hocus Pocus 4K: Best Buy - $22.99
Best Buy Steelbook: Best Buy  - $27.99

After three centuries, three witch sisters are resurrected in Salem, Massachusetts on Halloween night, and it is up to two teenagers, a young girl, and an immortal cat to put an end to their reign of terror once and for all.
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Becky (Blu-ray) 

Becky: Amazon - $12.99

A teenager's weekend at a lake house with her father takes a turn for the worse when a group of convicts wreaks havoc on their lives.
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Jesus Shows You the Way to the Highway (Blu-ray) 

Jesus Shows You The Way To The Highway: Amazon - $27.99

Special Agent Gagano (Daniel Tadesse, 'Crumbs') dreams of leaving the CIA to open a business with his wife Malin (Gerda-Annette Allikas). Before he can hand in his resignation, however, a strange cyber virus attacks Psychobook, the CIA's operating system, forcing Gagano to enter cyberspace via virtual reality to combat the threat.
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Ivans xtc. (Blu-ray) 

Ivansxtc: Amazon - $27.99

Update on Leo Tolstoy's "The Death of Ivan Ilyich," set in contemporary Hollywood.
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Front Standard. A Nightmare on Elm Street [SteelBook] [Includes Digital Copy] [Blu-ray] [Only @ Best Buy] [1984].

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) (Steelbook): Best Buy - $14.99

Nancy is having nightmares about a frightening, badly-scarred figure who wears a glove with razor-sharp "finger knives." She soon discovers that her friends are having similar dreams. When the kids begin to die, Nancy realizes that she must stay awake to survive. Uncovering the secret identity of the dream killer and his connection with the children of Elm Street, the girl plots to draw him out into the real world.
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 Front Standard. The Rocky Horror Picture Show [45th Anniv. Ed.] [SteelBook] [Digital Copy] [Blu-ray] [Only @ Best Buy] [1975].

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Steelbook): Best Buy - $24.99

When bland engaged couple Brad and Janet seek shelter after their car breaks down in a storm, they find themselves made welcome in the very weird home of mad scientist Dr Frank N. Furter, an alien transvestite who is building a monster called Rocky.
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Killing Eve: Season 3 (Blu-ray) 

Killing Eve (Season 3): Amazon - $19.99

A security operative hunts for an assassin. Based on the Villanelle novellas by Luke Jennings.
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Trauma Therapy (Blu-ray) 

Trauma Therapy: Amazon - $17.99

At a remote wooded retreat, a group of lost souls attend a self-help seminar lead by famous influencer Tobin Vance. As the guests get pushed further and further by Vance’s extreme program, which includes lie detectors, firearms, and experimental drugs, they question his methods and begin to fear for their lives.
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Edge of Extinction (Blu-ray) 

Edge of Extinction: Amazon - $19.99

15 years after World War III, the nuclear winter is over, but mankind is on the verge of extinction. Civilization no longer exists, food is scarce and most survive by stealing and killing. One boy clings onto life in the desolate countryside of southern Britain, where staying away from other humans has been key to his survival. But this self imposed isolation comes to an abrupt end when he crosses paths with another group of survivors and an enemy far more savage than any of them could imagine.
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-The Impostor

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Overlook Hour Podcast Episode Guide #210

 


Welcome friend! I hope you enjoyed our interview with Charlie Steeds. Check out Winterskin and Escape From Cannibal Farm (AKA Cannibal Farm) on Amazon Prime now!

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Joe Oliver returns with his THIRD "2 Sentence Horror Story"! 

If you'd like to submit a 2 Sentence Horror Story email us, comment on the post, DM our Instagram/Twitter/Facebook, or write us a letter. It's easy and I'll force Creepy Clark to read it on air!

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The American Cinematheque Show: Episode 2: Haunted House of Gothic Horror

The name rolls right off the tongue!
(Don't tell Clark that I linked another podcast on this post)

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The Osbournes Want to Believe S01e02 - Breaking All the Rules

What aired on the show starts at 16:40.

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While searching Toobz for that Ozzy clip I stumbled upon this complete Filipino horror film called "ASWANG". I decided not to mention this on the show since the 180min film is in Tagalog and without subtitles... Still, I know some of you might enjoy the film regardless.

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If you're here but haven't heard the episode... You're welcome.

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-Lord Battle

Monday, September 7, 2020

Bluray Tuesday Featuring: Rob Zombie Trilogy, Ghost In The Shell 4K & Superman: Man of Tomorrow


September 8th 2020


Bluray Tuesday returns! This week is filled with exclusive steelbook packaging releases. First up, only at Target, is The Rob Zombie Fireflies trilogy which includes House of 1000 Corpses, The Devil's Rejects and Three From Hell. Next up is the 25th anniversary 4K steelbook only at Best Buy of the anime Ghost in The Shell. Next up hitting shelves is the new DC animated film that is the start of a new animated film universe is Superman: Man of Tomorrow. Target will carry an exclusive steelbook and Best Buy an exclusive figurine giftset. Rounding out the week is Supergirl season five, The Comic from Arrow Video and The Invisible Man Only at Best Buy steelbook. So what will you buy, rent or skip this week? Let us know in the comments. Until next week!

Rob Zombie Trilogy (Blu-ray) 

Rob Zombie Trilogy (Target Steelbook): Target - $29.99

The terrifying trilogy that follows the blood-soaked saga of the depraved Firefly family, including 3 From Hell, House of 1000 Corpses, and The Devil’s Rejects.

Ghost in the Shell 4K (Blu-ray) 

Ghost in the Shell 4K (Blu-ray) 

Ghost in The Shell (4K): Amazon - $17.99
Best Buy Steelbook: Best Buy - $19.99

Set in the year 2029 and following World Wars III and IV, a Japanese-led Asian block dominates world affairs. The alliance maintains its international supremacy through its elite security force whose cybernetically enhanced operatives tackle an array of hi-tech terrorists and other threats to international security. These augmented agents can "ghost hack" (i.e., download their consciousness) via the now omnipresent internet into other machines and human/machine cross breeds. Major Motoko Kusanagi, a cybernetically augmented female agent, has been tracking a virtual entity known as the Puppet Master with her crack squad of security agents. The shape-shifting Puppet Master, a rogue creation of a rival agency of the security apparatus, has concluded that it is a life form in its own right, "born in sea of information," and requested political asylum and true physical existence in defiance of its creators.

Superman: Man of Tomorrow (Blu-ray)
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Superman: Man of Tomorrow 4K (Blu-ray) 

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Superman: Man of Tomorrow 4K (Blu-ray)

Superman: Man Of Tomorrow: Amazon - $17.99
4K: Amazon - $24.99
Target Steelbook: Target - $19.99
Best Buy Giftset: Best Buy - $29.99 

Young Clark Kent works as an intern at the Daily Planet while learning how to save the city of Metropolis.

Psycho 4K (Blu-ray) 

Psycho 4K 60th Anniversary (Best Buy Steelbook): Best Buy - $22.99 

A Phoenix secretary embezzles $40,000. On the run she checks into the remote Bates Motel, run by a young man under the domination of his mother.

The Invisible Man 4K (Blu-ray) 

The Invisible Man (2020) (Best Buy Steelbook): Best Buy - $22.99

When Cecilia's abusive ex takes his own life and leaves her fortune, she suspects his death was a hoax. As a series of coincidences turn lethal, Cecilia's works to prove that she is being hunted by someone nobody can see.

Bad Education (Blu-ray) 

Bad Education: Amazon - $17.99

The unfolding of the single largest public school embezzlement scandal in history.

First Cow (Blu-ray) 

First Cow: Amazon - $17.99

A loner and cook (John Magaro) has traveled west and joined a group of fur trappers in Oregon Territory, though he only finds connection with a Chinese immigrant (Orion Lee). The men collaborate on a business, although its longevity is reliant upon the participation of a wealthy landowner's prized milking cow.
 
The Comic (Blu-ray) 

The Comic: Amazon - $27.99

In a future police state, a stand-up comic murders a competitor for a job, then gets mixed up with a stripper.
 
Retaliation (Blu-ray) 

Retaliation: Amazon - $14.99

An adult victim of childhood sexual abuse confronts the horrors of his past.

Supergirl: The Complete Fifth Season (Blu-ray) 

Supergirl (Season Five): Amazon - $31.99

Meet Kara Danvers, aka Kara Zor-El, who escaped the doomed planet Krypton at age 12 and was raised on Earth by her foster family, the Danverses. Years later, Kara lives in National City working for fierce taskmaster Cat Grant alongside her friends, IT technician Winslow "Winn" Schott and photographer James Olsen. But Kara's days of keeping her talents a secret are over when Hank Henshaw, head of a covert agency, enlists her to help protect the world from sinister threats.




-The Impostor