November 24th 2015
The final Bluray Tuesday of November has arrived. A few new Blurays are released today to catch the Black Friday sales this week. Some great early Black Friday deals are now going on through Amazon, Best Buy and Target now ahead of the big sale that starts Thursday evening/Friday. On the new release front is action comedy American Ultra and action thriller No Escape. Only horror new release out is A Christmas Horror Story from Image Entertainment. I'm a big fan of Christmas horror and look forward to checking this out this holiday season. Scream/Shout Factory releases older catalog titles for the first time on Bluray Ghost Town and Blood and Lace both of these I haven't seen but seem interesting and look forward to seeing these in the near future. What will you be buying, renting and or skipping this week? Let us know in the comments or on out Instagram page HERE. We love to talk about horror and what new films are coming out. If you have recommendations on what we should review let us know. We also have some giveaways going on as well, so check us out. Until next week, Happy Thanksgiving from the Overlook Theatre family, we hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving weekend.
A Christmas Horror Story: Amazon - $14.99
Interwoven stories occur on Christmas Eve, as a festive radio host attempts to spread cheer. A family brings home more than a Christmas tree; a student documentary becomes a living nightmare; a family's Christmas outing to a wealthy relative awakens a vicious spirit; and Santa fights evil.
American Ultra: Amazon - $17.99
Small-town stoner Mike Howell (Jesse Eisenberg) spends most of his time getting high and writing a graphic novel. What Mike doesn't know is that he was trained by the CIA to be a lethal killing machine. When the agency targets him for termination, his former handler activates his latent skills, turning the mild-mannered slacker into a deadly weapon. Now, the utterly surprised Mike must use his newfound abilities to save himself and his girlfriend from getting smoked.
No Escape: Amazon - $19.99
American businessman Jack Dwyer (Owen Wilson), wife Annie and their two young daughters arrive in Southeast Asia to begin a new life. As his company plans to improve the region's water quality, the family quickly learns that they're right in the middle of a political uprising. Armed rebels attack the hotel where they're staying, ordered to kill any foreigners that they encounter. Amid utter chaos, Jack must find a way to save himself and his loved ones from the violence erupting all around them.
Shaun The Sheep: Amazon - $17.99
All is well at Mossy Bottom Farm, except for the fact that the animals will do anything to get out of work. So, Shaun the sheep and his scheming friends devise a plan to put their master to sleep. However, the ruse backfires when the poor farmer finds himself transported to the big city, having lost his memory. Now, it's up to Sean, Timmy the lamb, Shirley the ewe and the rest of the gang to travel to the metropolis and get him back, while not landing in even more trouble themselves.
Blood & Lace (1971) - Amazon - $21.99
After her prostitute mother and her john are beaten to death while they are asleep in bed, teen-aged Ellie Masters is sent to an isolated orphanage run by Mrs. Deere and her handyman. Taking an avid interest in her welfare is detective Calvin Carruthers. Taking almost no interest at all, is social worker Harold Mullins who is completely under Mrs. Deere's thumb. Lots of unpleasant surprises are in store for Ellie, not the least of which is the fact that Mrs. Deere and her handyman are both brutal sadists, who run the orphanage like a concentration camp and the strong possibility that her mother's hammer-wielding killer is now stalking her.
Ghost Story(1981) : Amazon - $21.99
When his brother David dies on the eve of his wedding, Don travels back to his hometown in New England for the funeral services. He meets his grieving father Edward Charles Wanderley, who has a weekly meeting with his old friends Ricky Hawthorne, Dr. John Jaffrey and Sears James to tell tales of horror, and together they form The Chowder Society. When Edward and John die in mysterious circumstances, Don sees the picture of Eva Galli from the 20's and he joins Rick and Sears to tell a ghost story about his romance with Alma Mobley...
Blood Rage (1987) : Amazon - $25.99
A suburban apartment complex becomes a scene of carnage following the escape of an institutionalized twin.