Thursday, August 13, 2020

Overlook Hour Podcast Episode Guide #206 - Brendan Steere (Velocipastor, Animosity)

Welcome to the clips/notes from episode #206!

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If you'd like to contribute a 2 Sentence Horror Story, email us at TheOverlookTheatre@gmail.com

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Episode #206's 2 Sentence Horror Story was penned by film programmer/playwright David Robson. Check out his film blog House of Sparrows.

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"He a piece of garbage." around 2:30ish.

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Craig Ferguson talks about MODERN VAMPIRES.

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Danny Elfman's MODERN VAMPIRES theme song!

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Rod Steiger on Larry King.

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Samuel L spins the roulette wheel, Russian style.

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Here is an example of Stan Brakhage, the experimental filmmaker Brendan Steere talked about in our interview.

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And finally, episode 206 in its entirety!


-Lord Battle

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Bluray Tuesday Featuring: Mikey, The Wretched & Live Feed


August 11th 2020


Bluray Tuesday creeps up on us once more! First up is one I'm most excited for, Mikey. I watched this one a lot when I was younger, renting it at the video store and watching over and over. I'm glad MVD is releasing this for the first time on Bluray today. Next up from IFC Midnight is The Wretched, another one I enjoyed and will add to the collection in the near future. Unearthed Films releases Live Feed. I've never seen this but it has definitely piqued my interest. Rounding out the week is the Casper steelbook only at Best Buy for its 25th anniversary, the newest season of Blacklist, and The Phantom of The Opera from Scream Factory. So what will you buy, rent or skip this week? Let us know in the comments. Until next week!

Mikey (Blu-ray) 

Mikey: Amazon - $22.99

Although Mikey is just a little boy, he is capable of anything.... Every family Mikey lives with has a series of unexplained "accidents" and hence he's moved from home to home. After his original family die, accidently, Mikey is taken by authorities and placed into the care of adoptive parents. Of course they eventually come to learn that.

The Wretched (Blu-ray) 

The Wretched: Amazon - $22.99

A defiant teenage boy, struggling with his parent's imminent divorce, faces off with a thousand year-old witch, who is living beneath the skin of and posing as the woman next door.
 
Live Feed (Blu-ray) 

Live Feed: Amazon - $19.99

Five young adults are about to find themselves in a fight for their lives, pitted against evil itself! While on vacation in a foreign city, one of the five makes a seemingly innocent albeit ignorant mistake and soon all of them will realize the cost of such an inconsequential action. A stranger appears to help them, but is this too little, too late?

Ozone (Blu-ray) 

Ozone: Amazon - $24.99

While ambushing a drug-dealer, Detective Eddie Boone is injected in a fight against the dealer with a new drug called Ozone, which transforms the users in powerful zombies. His partner and friend Mike Weitz is kidnapped by a group of Ozone addicted. Eddie tries to find Mike in the streets, fighting against the zombies and having several hallucinations due to the effect drug in his blood.

Serial Killer Collection (Blu-ray) 

Serial Killer Collection: Amazon - $19.99

Mainstream movies that depict serial killers completely sanitize their actions, or they rely too much on blood and gore. In this collection of four movies, the emphasis is on the bizarre and aberrant behavior. The main feature "Depraved" is a word that sums it up the best, but there are three other movies that are just as twisted.
 
 Max Reload and the Nether Blasters (Blu-ray) 

Max Reload and the Nether Blasters: Amazon - $19.99

A video game store clerk must go from zero to hero after accidentally unleashing the forces of evil from a cursed Colecovision game. Unbeknownst to Max, the game bears a "Curse of The Ages", and in playing it, he has just unlocked the Nether, an ancient malevolent force of evil from the cartridge, upon his small hometown. Along with a mysterious masked man and his two best friends, Liz and Reggie, Max must figure out how to beat the Nether at it's own game before it's Game Over for humanity.

Valley of the Gods (Blu-ray) 

Valley of The Gods: Amazon - $14.99

Entwines Navajo lore with a reclusive trillionaire and his would-be biographer, creating a fascinating, mysterious and idiosyncratic vision of America.
 
 
The High Note (Blu-ray)
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The High Note: Amazon - $19.99

A superstar singer and her overworked personal assistant are presented with a choice that could alter the course of their respective careers.
 
Gemini (Blu-ray) 

Gemini: Amazon - $17.99

Country doctor Yukio couldn't ask for much more from life. Well respected in the community, he has a flourishing practice and a beautiful wife, albeit one who can't remember her past. Yukio prefers to associate with the upper class, and his disdain for the less fortunate causes him to turn away from those in need. But soon his storybook life begins to fall apart, with the murder of his parents and the appearance of a dangerous man who looks exactly like him and is intent on taking over his life.

Final Space: The Complete First and Second Seasons (Blu-ray) 

Final Space (Complete Series): Amazon - $24.99

New animated series Final Space, an interstellar comedy created by independent filmmaker, actor, comedian and entrepreneur Olan Rogers. Final Space is being produced by Conan O'Brien's Conaco and New Form, in association with Turner's Studio T. Rogers and creative partner David Sacks will write the episodes, executive-producing them along with O'Brien, David Kissinger, Larry Sullivan and Jeff Ross of Conaco and Kathleen Grace, Melissa Schneider and Matt Hoklotubbe of New Form. Final Space is a serialized intergalactic space saga about an astronaut named Gary and his adorable, planet-destroying friend, Mooncake. The series will follow their adventures as they embark on a quest to unlock the mystery of "Final Space," the place where the entire universe ends.
 

Front Standard. Casper [25th Anniversary Edition] [SteelBook] [Blu-ray] [Only @ Best Buy] [1995]. 
Casper (Steelbook): Best Buy - $14.99

Casper (voiced by Malachi Pearson) is a kind young ghost who peacefully haunts a mansion in Maine. When specialist James Harvey (Bill Pullman) arrives to communicate with Casper and his fellow spirits, he brings along his teenage daughter, Kat (Christina Ricci). Casper quickly falls in love with Kat, but their budding relationship is complicated not only by his transparent state, but also by his troublemaking apparition uncles and their mischievous antics.

The Phantom of the Opera (Blu-ray) 

The Phantom of The Opera: Amazon - $24.99

The corrupt Lord Ambrose D'Arcy steals the life's work of the poor musical Professor Petry. In an attempt to stop the printing of music with D'Arcy's name on it, Petry breaks into the printing office and accidentally starts a fire, leaving him severely disfigured. Years later, Petry returns to terrorize a London opera house that is about to perform one of his stolen operas

Split Second (Blu-ray) 

Split Second: Amazon - $27.99

In a futuristic London, the rising sea levels mean that large areas are under feet of water. Hauer plays a cop who previously lost his partner to some strange creature. Now the creature is back and is after him.

Eureka: The Complete Series (Blu-ray) 

Eureka (Complete Series): Amazon - $42.99

Welcome to the quirky and seemingly perfect small town of Eureka, where the hidden work of America's brightest scientists can lead to innovation or utter chaos. Making sense of the mysteries is Sheriff Jack Carter, a former U.S. marshall who, after a random car accident, becomes a permanent resident of the surreal small town where nothing is as it seems.
 
The Blacklist: The Complete Seventh Season (Blu-ray) 

Blacklist (Season Seven): Amazon - $40.99

Former government agent turned international criminal Raymond "Red" Reddington has eluded capture for decades. One day, he abruptly surrenders to the FBI and agrees to help them capture terrorists under the condition he only communicate with Elizabeth Keen, an inexperienced profiler who just recently graduated from Quantico.


 
-The Impostor

Friday, August 7, 2020

Overlook Hour Podcast Episode Guide #205


CILPS!



Cobra Clip of the Week: Cardi B gets cursed / blocked at 54:10


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Thor the Mighty aka Thor the Conqueror aka Thor el Conquistador!


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Please, share it on your social media! (😈)

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-Lord Battle

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-JezioraƄski, 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.

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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!

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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.

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Tom Hanks donates his voice to the A's.

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

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

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The Handyman happens @ 4:15.

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Order the Limited Canadian Edition of DEAD DICK's HERE

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

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-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