Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Bluray Tuesday Featuring: Satan's Slaves, Swallow & The Soul Collector

August 4th 2020

New month and new releases are hitting shelves today. First up is Shudder exclusive film Satan's Slaves. I've heard good things of this one and will check out this week for sure. Scream Factory releases 2019 film The Soul Collector. This is new to me and I haven't heard anything about it but it does sound interesting. Next up is this year's Swallow. Now this is a must own and one of the highlights on 2020. I'd highly reccomend it. Rounding out the week is sci-fi thriller Coma, The Resistance Fighter and AMC's Ride With Norman Reedus. So what will you buy, rent or skip this week? Let us know in the comments. Until next week!

Satan's Slaves (Blu-ray) 

Satan's Slaves: Amazon - $15.99

After dying from a strange illness that she suffered for 3 years, a mother returns home to pick up her children.

Swallow (Blu-ray) 

Swallow: Amazon - $17.99

Hunter, a newly pregnant housewife, finds herself increasingly compelled to consume dangerous objects. As her husband and his family tighten their control over her life, she must confront the dark secret behind her new obsession.

The Soul Collector (Blu-ray) 

The Soul Collector: Amazon - $17.99

An old man, fated to collect souls for eternity, seeks atonement after trading his daughter's soul.

The Resistance Fighter (Blu-ray) 

The Resistance Fighter: Amazon - $16.99

Commemorating the anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising, the largest resistance operation in German-occupied Europe, The Resistance Fighter tells the incredible true story of the Polish "James Bond" war hero Jan Nowak-Jeziorański, a man of extraordinary courage, who served as an emissary between the commanders of Poland's resistance movement and the Polish government in exile in London at the height of the Second World War. Hunted by all the Axis Powers' secret services, he is smuggled out of Poland on a mission to make his way to London with information that would decide the fate of the war. The stakes could not be higher in this riveting wartime thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat!

Coma (Blu-ray) 

Coma (Blu-ray) 

Coma: Amazon - $22.99
Steelbook: Amazon - $24.99

After a colossal and mysterious accident a young talented architect comes back to his senses in a very odd world that only resembles the reality. This world is based on the memories of the ones who live in it - people who are currently finding themselves in a deep coma. Human memory is spotty, chaotic and unstable. The same is the COMA - odd collection of memories and recollections - cities, glaciers and rivers can all be found in one room. All the laws of physics can be broken. The architect must find out the exact laws and regulations of COMA as he fights for his life, meets the love of his life and keeps on looking for the exit to the real world which he will have to get acquainted with all over again after the experience of COMA.

Ride with Norman Reedus: Season 1 (Blu-ray) 

Ride With Norman Reedus: Amazon - $29.99

Norman Reedus hits the open road to explore local biker culture and celebrate the best and brightest collectors, mechanics and craftsmen around the country. Each episode features Reedus and a riding companion as they journey to custom bike shops, tattoo parlors, collectors' warehouses, or a roadside smokehouse. 

His Dark Materials: The Complete First Season (Blu-ray) 

His Dark Materials (Season One): Best Buy- $22.99

Two children embark on a magical adventure through parallel universes.

Dispatches from Elsewhere: Season 1 (Blu-ray) 

Dispatchers from Elsewhere (Season One): Amazon - $34.99

Four ordinary people feel there's something missing in their lives, but can't quite put their finger on what it is, are brought together by chance - or perhaps it's by design - when they stumble onto a puzzle hiding just behind the veil of everyday life. As they begin to accept the mysterious "Dispatches from Elsewhere" challenges, they come to find that the mystery winds deeper than they imagined, and their eyes are opened to a world of possibility and magic.

-The Impostor

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Overlook Hour Podcast Episode Guide #204

We had a great time talking to Ray Sullivan in episode 204, but before we got to the interview, we made a lot of references to stuff on the internet. As promised, here is a guide to all of them.


Ray's short Good Business. If you do check this one out, make sure to look at the rest of his uploads on YouTube. There is a TON of good stuff there!


Here is our collaboration with Barely Functional Gamers. The thumbnail picture is Oksana, Chris, and me. Get more info about the games we played here.


Tom Hanks donates his voice to the A's.


The dark lord Cobes reads his White House letter at about the 15 minute mark.


This is a brief trailer for the Apollo 11 Deep Fake, but you can find the full video HERE.


The Handyman happens @ 4:15.


Order the Limited Canadian Edition of DEAD DICK's HERE


And finally, get the full episode on all the usual platforms. Apple users can click here!

-Lord Battle

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Bluray Tuesday Featuring: Thirteen Ghosts, Graveyard Shift & The Outsider

July 28th 2020

Our favorite day of the week returns! First up this week from Scream Factory is Thirteen Ghosts. I've been wanting to watch this so I'm excited it's getting an updated release. A must buy for me. Stephen King releases are the theme this week with Graveyard Shift and miniseries The Outsiders, both of which I'm also looking forward to adding to my collection. Rounding out the week is The Tenant, Dead Dicks which I'd highly recommend and Wonder Woman The Complete Series for the first time on Bluray. So what will you buy, rent or skip  this week? Let us know in the comments. Until next week!

Thirteen Ghosts (Blu-ray)

Thirteen Ghosts: Amazon - $28.99

A family inherits a spectacular old house from an eccentric uncle. There's just one problem: the house seems to have a dangerous agenda all its own. Trapped in their new home by strangely shifting walls, the family encounters powerful and vengeful entities that threaten to annihilate anyone in their path. Soon the family is joined by an offbeat ghost hunter who is determined to free the spirits imprisoned in the house. Caught in a frantic race to save themselves before it's too late, the human inhabitants realize the house is a riddle which contains the key to their imminent salvation - or destruction.

Graveyard Shift (Blu-ray)

Graveyard Shift: Amazon - $26.99

In a very old textile mill, with a serious rat infestation, the workers discover a horrifying secret deep in the basement.

The Outsider: The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)

The Outsider (Season One): Amazon - $22.99

Investigators are confounded over an unspeakable crime that's been committed.

The Tenant (Blu-ray)

The Tenant: Amazon - $26.99

A quiet and inconspicuous man rents an apartment in France where the previous tenant committed suicide, and begins to suspect his landlord and neighbors are trying to subtly change him into the last tenant so that he too will kill himself.

Old Dracula (Blu-ray)

Old Dracula: Amazon - $29.99

In this spoof of the Transylvanian legend, Count Dracula, sinks his fangs into a bevy of Playboy Bunnies in order to find the right blood type to resurrect his dear-departed wife, then after a mix up in the lab, he finds he has a different kind of uh.. "problem".

Wonder Woman: The Complete Collection (Blu-ray)

Wonder Woman (The Complete Collection): Amazon - $49.99

During World War II, a plane piloted by Major Steve Trevor crashes near Paradise Island, the secret hidden island home of the mighty and eternally young Amazons. He is rescued by Princess Diana and learns of the war against the Nazis. The Amazons decide to send Diana to help fight in this crisis.

The Other Lamb (Blu-ray)

The Other Lamb: Amazon - $22.99

A girl born into an all-female cult led by a man in their compound begins to question his teachings and her own reality.

Dead Dicks (Blu-ray)

Dead Dicks: Amazon - $17.99

After Becca receives a distressing call from her suicidal brother Richie, she rushes over to his apartment and finds him alive and well - surrounded by copies of his own dead body.

Nazi Undead (Blu-ray)

College sweethearts Brad and Ashley venture into the heartland of Germany. Their romantic holiday takes a sinister turn when encountering a German SS Officer, thrusting them into a psychological vortex revealing there is not always life in a 'Living Space'.

Best Friends (Blu-ray)

Best Friends: Amazon - $29.99

Two young couples taste the "free and easy" life on a cross country motor-home tour until love backfires and tragedy follows.

-The Impostor

Monday, July 27, 2020

Horror Games in ISOLATION #1: Observer, Stifled, Little Nightmares, Dead Space

For years, people have been telling us we should incorporate horror games in the Overlook in some capacity, and the day has finally arrived that we take that suggestion. Lord Battle and I (Huntress) have teamed up with the Barely Functional Gamers duo (Panda Dojo and Eddie the Gamer Ghoul) to develop ISOLATION, the goal of which is to turn the experience of solo horror games into a community one. Unsuspecting victims will be lead to the confines of isolation to play a horror game for our voyeuristic pleasure, as we sit back and watch them squirm. We can hear them but they can't hear a thing 😈 

Our trial run is linked below, and you should definitely check out the games we tried out. Each one looked great and had at least one uniquely memorable quality. 

We're planning to do these every Thursday at 8pm PST. If you wanna watch it live and jump in the chat, you can check out BFG on Twitch.
But be prepared to stay up late. 

What would you do if your fears were hacked? >observer_ is a cyberpunk horror game from Bloober Team, the creators of Layers of Fear. Play as an Observer, the new front line of neural police, as you hack into the jagged minds of the insane.

Stifled is a multi-award winning, Sound-based Stealth Thriller Mystery, where SOUND is the only way you SEE and the enemies HEAR your fear through your microphone input. Microphone input and VR Features are optional.

Immerse yourself in Little Nightmares, a dark whimsical tale that will confront you with your childhood fears! Help Six escape The Maw – a vast, mysterious vessel inhabited by corrupted souls looking for their next meal.

You are Isaac Clarke, an engineer on the spacecraft USG Ishimura. You're not a warrior. You're not a soldier. You are, however, the last line of defense for the remaining living crew.



Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Bluray Tuesday Featuring: Scoob!, Castle Rock Season 2 & The Room

July 21st 2020

Bluray Tuesday creeps up once more. First up this week is Scoob! I loved Scooby Doo growing up and I'm excited to own this reboot. Next up is Shudder exclusive psychological / supernatural thriller, The Room (2019) hitting Bluray. This was an interesting film and I enjoyed it overall, will definitely add to the collection. Hulu original series Castle Rock (Season Two) hits shelves this week sadly no 4K release like its first season but I'm looking forward to binging this season. Rounding out the week is Clueless 25th anniversary steelbook, Marriage Story on Criterion and Bloodstone from Arrow Video. What will you buy, rent or skip this week? Let us know in the comments. Until next week!

Scoob! (Blu-ray)
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Scoob! 4K (Blu-ray)
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Scoob!: Amazon - $19.99
4K: Amazon - $27.99

Scooby and the gang face their most challenging mystery ever: a plot to unleash the ghost dog Cerberus upon the world. As they race to stop this dogpocalypse, the gang discovers that Scooby has an epic destiny greater than anyone imagined.

The Room (Blu-ray) 

The Room (2019): Amazon - $15.99

While moving into a secluded mansion, a young loving couple, Kate and Matt discovers a strange secret room, whose interior holds the power to make everything they want a reality. Millions of dollars, the original of Van Gogh and the most luxurious outfits - whatever they want, instantly materializes. One day, she decides to ask the room to grant them the child they haven't been able to have. But their initial happiness from this blessing will have unforeseen consequences. As they say: careful what you wish for.

Castle Rock: The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray)
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Castle Rock (Season 2): Best Buy 

Based on the stories of Stephen King, the series will intertwine characters and themes from the fictional town of Castle Rock.

Clueless (Blu-ray) 

Clueless (Steelbook): Amazon - $14.99

Shallow, rich and socially successful Cher (Alicia Silverstone) is at the top of her Beverly Hills high school's pecking scale. Seeing herself as a matchmaker, Cher first coaxes two teachers into dating each other. Emboldened by her success, she decides to give hopelessly klutzy new student Tai (Brittany Murphy) a makeover. When Tai becomes more popular than she is, Cher realizes that her disapproving ex-stepbrother (Paul Rudd) was right about how misguided she was -- and falls for him.

Marriage Story (Blu-ray) 

Marriage Story: Amazon - $22.99

A stage director and his actor wife struggle through a grueling, coast-to-coast divorce that pushes them to their personal and creative extremes.


Ghost: Amazon - $19.99

After a man is shot and dies, he -- as a ghost -- teams with a psychic to uncover the truth behind his murder, and to save his sweetheart from a similar fate.

Taste of Cherry (Blu-ray) 

Taste of Cherry: Amazon - $22.99

An Iranian man drives his truck in search of someone who will quietly bury him under a cherry tree after he commits suicide.

You Don't Nomi (Blu-ray) 

You Don't Nomi: Amazon - $14.99

You Don't Nomi is a 2019 American documentary film that discovers the history of the 1995 erotic drama film Showgirls. The documentary is directed by Jeffrey McHale and it features the original cast of the film.

Torment (Blu-ray) 

Torment: Amazon - $17.99

A detective sets out to capture a psycho who kills women, but the psycho turns the tables and goes after the detective's girlfriend.

Resistance (Blu-ray) 

Resistance: Amazon - $14.99

The story of the legendary Mime Marcel Marceau and the French Resistance.

Capone (Blu-ray) 

Capone: Amazon - $14.99

The 47-year old Al Capone, after 10 years in prison, starts suffering from dementia, and comes to be haunted by his violent past.
Bloodstone (Blu-ray) 

Bloodstone: Amazon - $27.99

When an newlywed American couple goes to India on their honeymoon, little do they realize that they were about to go on the adventure of their life time. A ruby, back from the ages of the Indian Maharajas has been stolen and placed in the backpack of the Americans. When the bad guys realize this, they kidnap the wife.. Now the husband and his Indian friend (played by a famous Tamil Indian actor) must go out to save the wife. But along the way, they are confronted with many challenges, like the Indian bad guys who steal the ruby from them! Overall a great movie, especially if you've ever been to Tamil India! And even if you haven't, here's your chance to see what an American action movie can be like when filmed on the other side of the world!

Samurai Marathon (Blu-ray) 

Samurai Marathon: Amazon - $14.99

The American imperialists are at the door and intruding on Japan. To assess and train his troops the lord of the land announces a marathon through the land crisscrossing shores, forests and the mountain. The shogunate in Edo was not approving and views word of the contest with contempt and suspicion. Spies and moles are dispatched. One mole realizes the misunderstanding and is determined to stop lives and alliances being lost. He runs.

Spartacus 4K (Blu-ray) 


Spartacus (4K): Amazon - $19.99
Best Buy Steelbook: Best Buy - $19.99

The rebellious Thracian Spartacus, born and raised a slave, is sold to Gladiator trainer Batiatus. After weeks of being trained to kill for the arena, Spartacus turns on his owners and leads the other slaves in rebellion. As the rebels move from town to town, their numbers swell as escaped slaves join their ranks. Under the leadership of Spartacus, they make their way to southern Italy, where they will cross the sea and return to their homes.

Survive the Night (Blu-ray) 

Survive The Night: Amazon - $14.99

A disgraced doctor and his family are held hostage at their home by criminals on the run, when a robbery-gone-awry requires them to seek immediate medical attention.

-The Impostor