Friday, November 17, 2017

Screenings in the Bay (Friday to Sunday): Suspiria, Attack of the Killer Donuts, The Evil Within


Happy Friday guys! Okay, this is a weird weekend, not too much going on in theatres, aside from two sold out Trixie and Katya's High School Reunion at the Castro Theatre, but VOD is pretty cool. One of my favorite movies from this year, and one with a crazy backstory, is The Evil Within. It's very strange, but it is easily in my top three of 2017. Nails, which we checked out at the Roxie a week ago is also hitting VOD today, as well as Attack of the Killer Donuts, which looks a bit like pandering to be honest. But I could be completely wrong, so if you're onto weird looking horror comedies, check it out!


Now Available on VOD


Out on VOD (1hr 38min)
Horror (IMDB)
A demon appears in an antique mirror and manipulates a mentally handicapped young man, urging him to murder the ones he loves in this /horror /drama. Directed and written by Andrew Getty and starring Frederick Koehler, Sean Patrick Flanery, Brianna Brown and Dina Meyer.



Out on VOD (1hr 25min)
International/ Horror (Rotten Tomatoes)
Dana Milgrom (Shauna Macdonald) is a track coach and mother who's survived a near-death car accident, only to find herself paralyzed and trapped inside her own body. Forced to communicate via an artificial voice program and hooked to a breathing machine, she becomes convinced that a terrifying presence called Nails exists inside her hospital room. No one believes her - not even her own husband, who think she's experiencing a mental breakdown. As her marriage disintegrates and her grip on reality starts to shred, Dana fights to convince the doctors and staff that Nails is real and intent on destroying her.



Out on VOD (1hr 38min)
Comedy/ Horror (IMDB)
A chemical accident in a sleepy town turns ordinary donuts into bloodthirsty monsters. Unaware of the donuts' danger, Johnny, Michelle and Howard sell them to unsuspecting customers. When the donuts start eating their victims, the only way the three friends can save their sleepy town is to track down the Killer Donuts down and destroy them. The final standoff is where it all began: Dandy Donuts.




Peaches Christ Productions Presents

Trixie and Katya's High School Reunion
Saturday 18th @ 3pm & 8pm
The inventors of Post-its cordially invite you to join us for the very special event "Trixie and Katya's High School Reunion" followed by a rare Castro Theatre screening of the 1997 Romy & Michele classic! "It seems like yesterday we were young queens, so young and hopeful and full of dreams. It's hard to believe it, but almost twenty years have passed, so let's reconnect and have a blast!" Don't miss Katya & Trixie reunite with all of their old pals including April Kidwell as "Christy Masters", Peaches Christ as "Peaches Mooney", Lady Bear as "Tobey", and Manuel Caneri as "Sandy". You're encouraged to adhere to the Romy & Michele dress code: 90's nightlife attire. Stop folding scarves, grab your original homemade girly couture, and start prepping now because looks should include blonde hair with black roots and being mono-skinny.

Sorry guys, both shows are sold out!



Rear Window (1954)
Sunday 19th @ 12pm & 7pm (1hr 52min)
Mystery/ Thriller (IMDB)
"A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbors from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder."

-with-


Blow-Up (1966)
Sunday 19th @ 2:10pm & 9:10pm (1hr 51min)
Drama/ Mystery/ Thriller (IMDB)
"Thomas (David Hemmings) is a London photographer who spends his time photographing fashion models. But one day he thinks he may have photographed something far more sinister: a murder. After taking pictures in the park, Thomas is horrified to find an ambiguous image lurking on the edge of the frame, which could be a shadow, but looks like a gun. The only thing clear is that the woman (Vanessa Redgrave) in the photo has appeared at his studio -- and wants the pictures he took."




Midnight Madness

Friday 17th @ 11:55pm (1hr 32min)
Saturday 18th @ 11:55pm
Drama/ Fantasy/ Horror (IMDB)
A candy-colored nightmare from Italian terror maestro Dario Argento, Suspiria weaves a menacing tale of witchcraft as a fairy tale gone horribly awry. From the moment she arrives in Freiberg, Germany, to attend the prestigious Tans Academy, American ballet-dancer Suzy Banyon (Jessica Harper) senses that something horribly evil lurks within the walls of the age-old institution. Ill at ease as the result of her fellow student's peculiar behavior and increasingly terrified following a series of gruesome and spectacular murders, Suzy slowly begins to unravel the dark history of the academy. Convinced that the occult roots of the school and the horrific tale of its founding mother may hold an unthinkable secret, she begins a hallucinatory journey into the black heart of one of the most powerful witches ever known to exist. As Suzy edges ever closer to a secret that may hold the answers to all of her nightmares, the coven's grip on her soul begins to tighten until there is seemingly no escape. Will Suzy solve the mystery of the cursed academy before the fearsome Black Queen consumes her, or will she finally reveal the secret that has forever haunted the lavish corridors of the academy and bring an end to the Black Queen's terrifying reign?





Opens Friday 17th (1hr 47min)
Biography/ Crime/ Drama (IMDB)
Jeffrey Dahmer murdered 17 men and boys in the Midwest United States between 1978 and 1991 before being captured and incarcerated. He would become one of America's most infamous serial killers. This is the story before that story. Jeff Dahmer (Disney Channel's Ross Lynch) is an awkward teenager struggling to make it through high school with a family life in ruins. He collects roadkill, fixates on a neighborhood jogger (Vincent Kartheiser, "Mad Men"), and copes with his unstable mother (Anne Heche) and well-intentioned father (Dallas Roberts). He begins to act out at school, and his goofball antics win over a group of band-nerds who form The Dahmer Fan Club, headed by Derf Backderf (Alex Wolff, "Patriots Day"). But this camaraderie can't mask his growing depravity. Approaching graduation, Jeff spirals further out of control, inching ever closer to madness.


-Huntress

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Digging Up the Dirt with KillDozer and Writer/Director of The Triangle, Adam Stilwell



Those who know me know that I am not shy about speaking out when it comes to my dislike of the "found footage" or "POV" sub genre of horror. Rarely does it follow its own rules, have a believable cast, or tell a story worth investing in (in my opinion). The "POV" titles I have connected with are few and far between, but they do exist! Lake Mungo, and Night Light to name a few. I can honestly say that when The Triangle screened at The Overlook Theatre, I was going in with a biased attitude and ready to pick it apart from the title, to the description, to the vague poster art with the cliche bull skull or bearded "hipster" staring into the sun (I have a beard so I can make fun of bearded people). Little did I know that each of these things were a necessary set up for me to truly enjoy what I was going to experience on screen. The Triangle was beautifully shot, well acted, and thought provoking. A title for those true genre fans who embrace diversity. By the end of the screening fans were divided in a way I hadn't witnessed in a while. This film inspired questions in a good way and connected with some while leaving others wondering what they just witnessed, which to me means that this was a true piece of art on film. I was lucky enough to speak with one of the writers/ directors/ stars of The Triangle and "Dig up the Dirt" on this film making experience and his title that has created so much buzz. 





KillDozer: Let's start at the beginning. What was the inspiration for The Triangle? Did you know from the beginning that it would be shot as POV/documentary?

Adam: To me, Orson Welles radio broadcast of War Of The Worlds is one of the most fascinating things that’s ever happened. We weren’t sure if that was possible to do with film and we really wanted to give it a good hard try. We absolutely knew that we were going to be making a documentary.


KillDozer: What was the toughest part about filming in the desert? Was being isolated an advantage or disadvantage? How isolated were you?




Adam: We were out there on our own. What you saw, was what we were doing. Living off the land. We had a couple short cuts, like a refrigerator at the land owners place which was a 30 minute drive away. Other than that…it was us and the elements. And the elements were harsh. We filmed in July of 2012 which was a historically hot month in Montana. It was 110 almost every day, which is not normal. And Montana heat is a very dry heat…you really FEEL the sun pushing you to shade. Our camp had no trees, so the tents served as refuge and when out in it, filming…you can literally see the heat. Was it all an advantage or disadvantage? I’m not sure that I can answer that. What I can say, is that every single thing added up to what THE TRIANGLE became. And I am head over heels for the film that we created, so…. advantage?


KillDozer: The cinematography in the film is beautiful and I can tell you that several people who had done road trips across the country said that it truly captured the spirit of adventure and the "culture shock" of being in your own country but still unfamiliar territory. Was this all candid footage or were you looking to express something in your intro? How much footage did you soon all together? What was the editing process like?

Adam: To be honest the intro was the first and easiest thing for us to edit. It was the only thing prior to filming that we knew how we wanted to craft and knew relatively what to expect. Although, we couldn’t have planned for the two dead horses, the overturned cars and running into a native american pow wow. It’s amazing the luck we have when we green light a project and just go. The horses and car crashes were incredible in the way that they subtly set a foreboding tone, and that pow wow was a mind blowing coincidence. We were driving the final leg of our trip through Browning, MT and were the second car stopped in what would become a long line of cars. We were stopped because the Native American community were having their annual “Running Of The Horses”, which was absolutely insane. If you’ve seen the film, you know the scene I’m talking about. Following that, they told us that we should stick around for an extra hour for the big Pow Wow. I grew up in Montana and one of the most important childhood experiences I had was being a guest at a Native American Pow Wow. Cherokee blood runs through my veins and I’ve always felt spiritually connected to the Native American way. Having the footage of the pow wow is very very special to me, and it flows beneath the entire film.


KillDozer: Was casting people to play themselves the best way to feel authentic on screen? How do you inspire an engaging and honest performance in a film like this? Were there tricks used to capture natural reactions and responses?

Adam: Yes. The trick? Preparation and absolute trust. The cast is an amazing group of people that were first classmates at the University of Montana, remained friends and colleagues and also attended The Burning Man Festival for years together. They are as much the inspiration for this film as anything. A massive and hopefully not-so-secret part of this film and really any films success is in it's casting. This is the reason, for me, that THE TRIANGLE was an absolute must-make film. We, the filmmaking crew, cut off from the other two filmmakers who were planted in the commune/cult for a month before hand. The “trick” is that we were naturally reacting, because for the first 5 days that we were there filming/interviewing we didn’t know anything. As far as the commune/cult actors, they were told that if they were “acting” then they were doing it wrong. They were told to be themselves. To make real choices.


KillDozer: Some angry genre fans have posted reviews like "warning-this is not a real documentary". Is it a badge of honor to think some film goers believed this to be an actual event caught on film? Were you able to attend screenings of your film with an audience? If so what was that experience like? Have you had conversations with people confused by your film?

Adam: The point of the film was to create something sensational that could be real. I, as a viewer, believe that we accomplished that. Of course I wish that everyone loved the film and that they were thrilled by it, but that’s not realistic. The fact that it’s so divisive is a massive compliment. The last thing you want as a filmmaker is for someone to shrug, walk away and forget about your film. We have been to screenings and it’s really quite fun. The people who are into it are SO into it. People who are not are pretty passionate about it. I appreciate both reactions. I’m a lover of films like DONNIE DARKO and MOTHER!, but it’s not because I completely understand those films. It’s quite the opposite, I like them because I feel challenged and excited by the content. They confuse me and inspire thought. THE TRIANGLE is full of everything that I love swirling all around it and quite frankly, I’d love it if the film torments you.


KillDozer: Some have said they have more questions then answers at the end of the film. So I have to ask, do you have the answers to what I'm sure are the obvious questions involving the plot of this film? Were there explanations in the script, or do the details live only in your mind?

Adam: Hahaha. Hmm. I think in life that the wisest people are those asking more questions than they’re answering. If you want to know what THE TRIANGLE is truly about, figure out the questions it’s asking.


KillDozer: As far as sound is concerned, it seems to play a big part in creating the vibe and atmosphere. Who did the soundtrack and what direction were they given?

Adam: So glad you asked! The sound is the genius of Adam Cotton. He’s the actual sound guy you see in the film. We were roommates/bandmates at the time, so we worked closely together in our home studio coming up with the sound palette. We used all kinds of lo-fi tricks for the soundscapes and Cotton purchased a really beautiful acoustic guitar while we were in pre-production that held a unique sound which rounded out the score for the film. If you can, see this film in surround sound and watch/listen LOUD. As loud as fucking possible. Our goal was to physically hurt you. We’re sound freaks and believe that it is the most important part of a film. You can have shitty video and if your audio is on point, you’re okay. It doesn’t work the other way around. This was not an easy film sound-wise, but I think it’s Cotton’s masterpiece.


KillDozer: A lot of people share directing/writing credit on The Triangle. Were there any moments of "too many cooks in the kitchen"? What were some of the areas of the film that really needed to be agreed upon before shooting?

Adam: The way we made THE TRIANGLE is unlike any movie that I have ever heard of. There were never too many cooks because we were all on the spot, with almost no idea what to expect, cooking together. Like an episode of “Chopped”, but we were all on the same team. We all had our specialties going in and we all performed them perfectly. Peterson and Rizzo set up the dominos exquisitely, Pitman and Blair knocked them down very tactfully and captured the action, while I did my best to veer the ship in a direction that it all wanted to go naturally. I get this question a lot, now that I’m moving on to the next projects and it’s much like how on a normal shoot you have captains, “Producer”, “Director”, “Cinematographer”, “Production Designer”, “Gaffer”, etc. We each wore our hats, lent 100% of our strengths and took full responsibility for our work, while trusting each other to pick up any slack. It was a pretty magical collaboration. Not to mention the fact that EVERYONE out there was a kind, helpful genius of sorts.


KillDozer: I know this is off topic of The Triangle, but can you tell me how it feels to have co-written The Sighting (2016)"the scariest Big Foot movie ever" according to Rotten Tomatoes? What was it like to be working these 2 projects in the same year?

Adam: Well, the interesting thing is that we made THE SIGHTING years before. We made that film in 2006-08. We shot it on 35mm film and ran out of money, so it wasn’t until years later that a distributor came along who was willing to front the cash to make that expensive transfer to HD. It was wild timing. At that point, when both films garnered distribution in 2016, I’d been a filmmaker for 10 years with nothing to show for it. Then, all of a sudden, I’ve got two films coming out! I didn’t direct THE SIGHTING, but learned an insane amount during that process. That film is very different and I can say, that while I’m proud of it, it was definitely a very important learning experience. I really wish that film had a chance to be released in the late 2000’s when it was produced. It’s a very interesting story and it’s well done, considering it was a cusp film. Digital cameras had just come on the scene and they weren’t even close to what they are now, so we had to make the film in kind of an old school way, which made some stuff clunky…but taught us so much. Man, I remember getting back to L.A. from Montana and a fellow producer taking me to see this mysterious new camera that Oakley was making….Oakley? The sunglasses?! Yep. Now, half the indie films on the planet are shot with The RED.


KillDozer: Where can we go to follow your work and what can we expect in terms of BR and DVD releases?

Adam: Search me out at @adamstilwelll (that’s 3 L’s at the end) on Instagram & Twitter. Look for @thetrianglefilm on those as well as Facebook. And yes, THE TRIANGLE was just released on DVD via Amazon and it’s loaded with over 5 hours of extra features that will tell you A LOT more about all the questions you asked above. Also, later this month on 11/27 it will be released on Amazon Prime and iTunes Extras worldwide!


KillDozer: You played yourself in the film but would you have actually reacted the same way if this situation was real?

Adam: Honestly…yes. I was deep in there. When you have a project, or a camera in front of your eyes, it takes a bit of the reality away. The part in The Blair Witch Project when Josh tells Heather, “I know why you like this video camera so much… It's not quite reality. It's like a totally filtered reality. It's like you can pretend everything's not quite the way it is.” That’s an absolutely true statement. And if you look around the world on a daily basis right now…it’s a pretty scary statement. We’re all holding up cameras and pretending quite a bit.


KillDozer: If you could pick a film universe (example Star Wars, Pixar) for The Triangle to exist in which would you choose and why?

Adam: 2001: A Space Odyssey hands down. That’s honestly where it lives for me.


KillDozer: Were there any pranks played during filming?

Adam: The entire film is a prank.


KillDozer: If this film was ever remade as a block buster who would you cast to play you?

Adam: Gosling. I mean, come on! You know McConaughey would be taken by Rizzo.




Don't forget to follow The Triangle on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter
And you can connect with Adam on his Instagram and Twitter.



-KillDozer

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Bluray Tuesday: Featuring Amityville The Awakening, Atomic Blonde & Wind River


November 14th 2017


It's that time again. Let's see which new Blurays are released and which ones we'll add to our collections. This week is lighter than the past few, which is fine since Black Friday is just over a week away. The first up today is the long awaited release of Amityville The Awakening. This Blumhouse / Lionsgate release was pushed back numerous times and was released in October for free to stream through Google. After watching I can see why it's been pushed back so much. And, while it did get a theatrical release for one day, it only made a little over $700.. I'd recommend a rent on this one before you pull the trigger. Drama, crime / thriller Wind River hits shelves today and stars two Marvel's Avengers stars, Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olson. It's gotten great reviews and I'm looking forward to checking it out. Atomic Blonde also is a highlight this week. I loved this film! Director David Leitch, who also directed the awesome John Wick films, brings this actions packed thriller to life. There are also some cool twists I didn't see coming. Scream Factory releases 50's horror film Attack of The Puppet People. This is being released for the first time on Bluray and sounds cool. Cat and mouse thriller Nightkill from Kino Lorber is also released on Bluray for the first time today. Last highlight of the week is Preacher Season 2. Perfect time to catch up before its third season airs, which will be soon. So what will you buy, rent or skip this week? Let us know. Until next week!

Amityville The Awakening: Amazon - $14.99

When some footage dating back to 1976 is discovered, the case of the haunted house in Amityville is reopened. An ambitious woman who is working as a television news intern seizes the opportunity to advance her career and is soon leading a team of journalists, clergymen, and paranormal researchers into the house, but she may have unwittingly opened a door to the unreal that she will never be able to close.

Amityville: The Awakening (Blu-ray) 

Wind River: Amazon - $19.99

Cory Lambert is a wildlife officer who finds the body of an 18-year-old woman on an American Indian reservation in snowy Wyoming. When the autopsy reveals that she was raped, FBI agent Jane Banner arrives to investigate. Teaming up with Lambert as a guide, the duo soon find that their lives are in danger while trying to solve the mystery of the teen's death.

Wind River (Blu-ray) 

Atomic Blonde: Amazon - $19.99
4K: Amazon - $22.99

Sensual and savage, Lorraine Broughton is the most elite spy in MI6, an agent who's willing to use all of her lethal skills to stay alive during an impossible mission. With the Berlin Wall about to fall, she travels into the heart of the city to retrieve a priceless dossier and take down a ruthless espionage ring. Once there, she teams up with an embedded station chief to navigate her way through the deadliest game of spies.

Atomic Blonde (Blu-ray) 

Atomic Blonde 4K (Blu-ray) 

Steelbook: Best Buy - $22.99

Atomic Blonde (Blu-ray) 

Exclusive Slip: Target - $19.99
Atomic Blonde (Blu-ray) 

Nightkill (1980): Amazon - $19.99

A simple love affair becomes a deadly game of cat-and-mouse... Katherine Atwell has come up with a foolproof plan: she will kill her rich husband, have her lover take his place, and no one will be any the wiser. Trouble is, she hasn't factored stetson-wearing investigator Donner into the equation, and when he gets wind that something is wrong, there's little that can put him off the trail.

Nightkill (Blu-ray) 

Attack of The Puppet People (1958): Amazon - $19.99

This twisted tale about a deranged maniac who creates a device that shrinks people to foot-high figurines is big on terror! Tired of being toyed with, the puppets launch an attack, and suddenly their captor finds he'd better stop playing — and start praying — because these miniature moppets are hellbent on revenge!

Attack of the Puppet People (Blu-ray)
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Preacher Season 2: Amazon - $27.99

Preacher tells the story of Jesse Custer, a preacher in the small Texas town of Annville. Custer is accidentally possessed by the supernatural creature named Genesis in an incident which killed his entire congregation and flattened his church. Genesis, the product of the unauthorized, unnatural coupling of an angel and a demon, is an infant with no sense of individual will. However, as it is composed of both pure goodness and pure evil, it might have enough power to rival that of God Himself.

Preacher: Season Two (Blu-ray) 

The Nut Job 2: Amazon - $19.99

Surly and the gang must save their park when Oakton's mayor plans to bulldoze it to make way for an amusement park.

The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature (Blu-ray) 



 - The Impostor

Monday, November 13, 2017

Screenings in the Bay (Monday to Friday): The Descent, Stand By Me, My Friend Dahmer


Happy rainy Monday guys! It took a while to get here, but I'm glad it finally came. Especially since wet desolate streets set the perfect tone to watch horror movies in. And this week has some good ones. First, the Castro Theatre starts the week off with another of its perfectly paired double features, followed by a creature feature terror Tuesday with a special guest host, and the week ends with the initial screening of My Friend Dahmer at the Roxie Theatre.



Terror Tuesday

Tuesday 15th @ 10:35pm (1hr 39min)
Horror (Rotten Tomatoes)
A caving expedition goes horribly wrong, as the explorers become trapped and ultimately pursued by a strange breed of predators.

Introduced by Sam Sharkey




Super Shangri-La Show Presents

Wednesday 15th @ 7:30pm (1hr 21min)
Action/ Adventure/ Drama (IMDB)
American adventurer gets involved in archaeological artifact smuggling and treasure hunting in Mexico.





Stand By Me (1986)
Monday 13th @ 7pm (1hr 29min)
Adventure/ Drama (IMDB)
Based on the Stephen King short story The Body, Rob Reiner's easygoing nostalgia piece is set in Castle Rock, OR, over Labor Day weekend, 1959. A quartet of boys, inseparable friends all, set out in search of a dead body that one of the boys overhears his brother talking about. The foursome consists of intellectual Gordie (Wil Wheaton), born leader Chris (River Phoenix), emotionally disturbed Teddy (Corey Feldman), and chubby hanger-on Vern (Jerry O'Connell). The boys' adventures en route to the elusive body are colored by the personal pressures brought to bear on all of them by the adult world. Richard Dreyfuss, playing the grown-up Gordie, narrates the film, while Kiefer Sutherland dominates every scene he's in as a brutish high-school bully. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
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It (2017)
Monday 13th @ 8:45pm (2hrs 15min)
Drama/ Horror/ Thriller (IMDB)
New Line Cinema's horror thriller "IT," directed by Andy Muschietti ("Mama"), is based on the hugely popular Stephen King novel of the same name, which has been terrifying readers for decades. When children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, a group of young kids are faced with their biggest fears when they square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries.




Friday 17th @ 11:55pm (1hr 32min)
Drama/ Fantasy/ Horror (IMDB)
A candy-colored nightmare from Italian terror maestro Dario Argento, Suspiria weaves a menacing tale of witchcraft as a fairy tale gone horribly awry. From the moment she arrives in Freiberg, Germany, to attend the prestigious Tans Academy, American ballet-dancer Suzy Banyon (Jessica Harper) senses that something horribly evil lurks within the walls of the age-old institution. Ill at ease as the result of her fellow student's peculiar behavior and increasingly terrified following a series of gruesome and spectacular murders, Suzy slowly begins to unravel the dark history of the academy. Convinced that the occult roots of the school and the horrific tale of its founding mother may hold an unthinkable secret, she begins a hallucinatory journey into the black heart of one of the most powerful witches ever known to exist. As Suzy edges ever closer to a secret that may hold the answers to all of her nightmares, the coven's grip on her soul begins to tighten until there is seemingly no escape. Will Suzy solve the mystery of the cursed academy before the fearsome Black Queen consumes her, or will she finally reveal the secret that has forever haunted the lavish corridors of the academy and bring an end to the Black Queen's terrifying reign?





Tank Girl (1995)
Friday 17th @ 10:30pm (1hr 44min)
Action/ Comedy/ Sci-Fi (IMDB)
This wild, futuristic action-fantasy is set in the year 2033 where drought and pollution have turned the Earth into a desert wasteland. The planet's water supply is controlled by a despotic company that is opposed by a few courageous rebels who regularly risk their lives to poach the precious fluid.




Staff Pick

Wednesday 15th @ 9:15pm (1hr 33min)
Drama (Rotten Tomatoes)
In this drama, a woman begins having a nervous breakdown after her marriage falls apart. Through her visions, real and imaginary scenes involving her husband are presented. She is also seen with her new lover and her psychiatrist.


Opens Friday 17th (1hr 47min)
Biography/ Crime/ Drama (IMDB)
Jeffrey Dahmer murdered 17 men and boys in the Midwest United States between 1978 and 1991 before being captured and incarcerated. He would become one of America's most infamous serial killers. This is the story before that story. Jeff Dahmer (Disney Channel's Ross Lynch) is an awkward teenager struggling to make it through high school with a family life in ruins. He collects roadkill, fixates on a neighborhood jogger (Vincent Kartheiser, "Mad Men"), and copes with his unstable mother (Anne Heche) and well-intentioned father (Dallas Roberts). He begins to act out at school, and his goofball antics win over a group of band-nerds who form The Dahmer Fan Club, headed by Derf Backderf (Alex Wolff, "Patriots Day"). But this camaraderie can't mask his growing depravity. Approaching graduation, Jeff spirals further out of control, inching ever closer to madness.

Screening All Weekend!


-Huntress

Friday, November 10, 2017

Screenings in the Bay (Friday to Sunday): Nails, Cat Video Fest, Punk Metal Flea Market


We're heading into a pretty slow weekend, as far as horror is concerned, but there are still a some cool things to keep you busy happening in the next couple of days. Tonight, Nails starts screening at the Roxie Theatre, but only tonight's show will be followed by a live Q&A with the director Dennis Bartok. This will be in the Little Roxie, so it may be a good idea to get your ticket early. Sunday is the most eventful day, with the Yerba Buena Center's Cat Video Fest sharing the day with Savage People's Punk Metal Flea Market. Don't worry, you can do both!


Opening Today


Opens Friday 10th (1hr 54min)
Crime/ Drama/ Mystery (IMDB)
What starts out as a lavish train ride through Europe quickly unfolds into one of the most stylish, suspenseful and thrilling mysteries ever told. From the novel by best-selling author Agatha Christie, "Murder on the Orient Express" tells the tale of thirteen strangers stranded on a train, where everyone's a suspect. One man must race against time to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again. Kenneth Branagh directs and leads an all-star cast including Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley and Josh Gad.





Opens Friday 10th @ 7pm (1hr 25min)
Screening All Weekend
International/ Horror (Rotten Tomatoes)
Dana Milgrom (Shauna Macdonald) is a track coach and mother who's survived a near-death car accident, only to find herself paralyzed and trapped inside her own body. Forced to communicate via an artificial voice program and hooked to a breathing machine, she becomes convinced that a terrifying presence called Nails exists inside her hospital room. No one believes her - not even her own husband, who think she's experiencing a mental breakdown. As her marriage disintegrates and her grip on reality starts to shred, Dana fights to convince the doctors and staff that Nails is real and intent on destroying her.

Director Dennis Bartok in person after the Friday, November 10th screening





Sunday 12th @ 2pm (1hr 20min)
CatVideoFest 2017 will feature 80 minutes of footage of your favorite internet felines and will be presented in the YBCA Theater. Arrive early to partake in cat-themed activities and stay afterward for our Happy Meow-hour! CatVideoFest is founded by filmmaker Will Braden, creator of YouTube sensation Henri, le Chat Noir and curator of the popular Internet Cat Video Festival.



VOD


VOD Friday 10th (1hr 45min)
Drama/ Horror/ Mystery (IMDB)
An elderly woman hangs herself in a church. A grieving father searches for the truth about what happened to his missing son. And a trio of young city dwellers unleash a sinister force when they begin renovating a cursed home on a remote island. They don't know it yet, but each of these strangers is connected by a disturbing, decades-old secret--a mystery that holds the key to a series of terrifying supernatural events. Based on the acclaimed novel by the "Queen of Icelandic Crime," this atmospheric chiller is both a hair-raising ghost story and a powerful tale of life beyond death.





Sunday 12th 12pm-7pm
An event where all the punks, metalheads or just someone who likes the culture gather under one roof, bringing the Bay Area scene together to have a platform for artist to sell their products. We will be bringing you records, comic books, zines, DIY arts and crafts, art pieces and jewelry.

Free Admission


-Huntress

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Bluray Tuesday: Featuring Darkness Rising, The Untamed and Cars 3

November 7th 2017


New month and new Blurays to add to the growing collections. It's November which means Black Friday sales are just around the corner. Today the new month starts off with a bang with lots of titles to choose from this week. Scream Factory is releasing two new horror films today with Darkness Rising and Killing Ground. Both of these are pretty decent films, but I'd definitely recommend checking out Killing Ground. It's intense and had me at the edge of my seat. Scream Factory is also releasing the long awaited Darkman sequels to finish off the Scream Factory Darkman series on Bluray with a new transfer and bonus features. Foreign sci-fi film The Untamed also is released today. It has an  interesting premise similar to Species. Blind buy of the week for me is The Show, it has a basic title but really cool premise. Biggest title of the week is Disney & Pixar's Cars 3, which continues Lightning McQueen's adventures. Only at Best Buy you can get Cars 3 in a steelbook packaging. Target's exclusive is in a digibook packing with a storybook attached. Dark comedy Ingrid Goes West is also a must buy for me today. I loved this film and the actors are great in their roles. So what will you be buying, renting or skipping this week? Let us know in the comments. Until next week!

Darkness Rising: Amazon - $18.99

A house's horrifying secrets are resurrected in this blood-drenched supernatural nightmare. For years, Madison (Katrina Law) has been tormented by the memories of a traumatic childhood incident: when she was a girl, her mother murdered her younger sister, and nearly killed Madison, too. Joined by her fiancĂ© (Bryce Johnson) and cousin (Tara Holt), the now-adult Madison returns to the home where it happened just before it's slated to be demolished. Seeking closure, the trio instead find themselves ensnared by the same evil presence that drove Madison's mother to unthinkable violence. It soon looks like history may repeat itself… Cult horror icon Ted Raimi costars.

Darkness Rising (Blu-ray) 

The Untamed: Amazon - $19.99

A couple in a troubled marriage locate a meteorite, initiating an encounter with a mysterious creature. Their lives are turned upside down by the discovery of the creature, which is a source of both pleasure and destruction.

The Untamed (Blu-ray) 

The Limehouse Golem: Amazon - $14.99

London, 1880. A series of murders shakes the already dangerous Limehouse district, and the neighbors begin to suspect that such monstrous crimes can only be the work of the Golem. Desperate, the police put the seasoned detective Kildare in charge of the investigation.

The Limehouse Golem (Blu-ray) 

Killing Ground: Amazon - $14.99

A couples' camping trip turns into a frightening ordeal when they stumble across the scene of a horrific crime.

Killing Ground (Blu-ray) 

Overdrive: Amazon - $16.99

Two car thief brothers, who journey to the south of France for new opportunities, wind up in the cross hairs of the local crime boss.
 Overdrive (Blu-ray) 

The Burning Bed (1984): Amazon - $19.99

A battered wife sets her husband on fire one night after living with his beatings and humiliations for years.

The Burning Bed (Blu-ray) 

Cars 3: Best Buy - $19.99 
4K: Best Buy - $27.99

Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast cars, the legendary Lighting McQueen finds himself pushed out of the sport that he loves. Hoping to get back in the game, he turns to Cruz Ramirez, an eager young technician who has her own plans for winning. With inspiration from the Fabulous Hudson Hornet and a few unexpected turns, No. 95 prepares to compete on Piston Cup Racing's biggest stage.

Cars 3 (Blu-ray) 

Cars 3 4K (Blu-ray) 

Steelbook: Best Buy - $22.99

Cars 3 (Blu-ray)
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Digibook: Target - $24.99

Cars 3 (Blu-ray) 

The Show: Amazon - $14.99

An unsettling look at reality T.V. where a disturbing hit game show has its contestants ending their lives for the public's enjoyment.

The Show (Blu-ray)
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Westworld: Season One: Amazon - $36.99
4K: Amazon - $44.99
Tin: Amazon - $60.99

Visitors to a futuristic theme park populated by artificial beings experience Wild West adventures -- and more. Based on the 1973 film by Michael Crichton. Westworld isn't your typical amusement park. Intended for rich vacationers, the futuristic park -- which is looked after by robotic "hosts" -- allows its visitors to live out their fantasies through artificial consciousness. No matter how illicit the fantasy may be, there are no consequences for the park's guests, allowing for any wish to be indulged. "Westworld"

Westworld: Season One (Blu-ray)

Westworld: Season One 4K (Blu-ray)

Westworld: Season One (Blu-ray)
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Darkman 2: Amazon - $20.99

Scientist Peyton Westlake (Arnold Vosloo) returns to his lab believing he has disposed of his nemesis, mobster Robert G. Durant (Larry Drake), who gave him the hideous burns that transformed him into his alter ego, Darkman. While Darkman is perfecting an artificial skin that will restore his old appearance, Durant inexplicably returns to torment him. Overcome by rage, Darkman disguises himself with the artificial skin, setting out to infiltrate Durant's world and bring him to justice.

Darkman II: The Return of Durant (Blu-ray)
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Darkman 3: Amazon - $20.99

Burn-scarred scientist Peyton Westlake (Arnold Vosloo) roams the night as his alter ego, the cloaked Darkman. When Darkman, who often steals from the corrupt, crosses drug kingpin Peter Rooker (Jeff Fahey), he finds a worthy adversary. Rooker tricks Darkman into an operation, implanting a remote-control device in his mind. To free himself from his enemy, Darkman must now take down Rooker or die -- a job that will draw the recluse unexpectedly close to his target's family.

Darkman III: Die Darkman Die (Blu-ray)
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Ingrid Goes West: Amazon - $19.99

Following the death of her mother and a series of self-inflicted setbacks, young Ingrid Thorburn escapes a humdrum existence by moving out West to befriend her Instagram obsession, a Los Angeles socialite named Taylor Sloane. After a quick bond is forged between these unlikeliest of buddies, the facade begins to crack in both women's lives -- with comically malicious results.

Ingrid Goes West (Blu-ray) 

Ghastlies: Amazon - $34.99

Four sorority sisters accidentally unleash a trio of ghastly ghouls from an underground bunker during a weekend getaway in the country.
 
Ghastlies (Blu-ray) 

Mother Krampus: Amazon - $9.99

Based on the myth of Frau Perchta, a witch that comes on the 12 days of Christmas taking children each night.
 
Mother Krampus (Blu-ray) 


  -The Impostor