It's Thanksgiving week, which means the screenings in the bay area are pretty sparse right now. But in a rare turn of events, there's actually some good stuff on VOD! I can honestly say I recommend most of these, with the exception of Dark Signal since I've never seen it. Rift, which was made by the same writer/director as Child Eater, is amazing and won the PUFF tiara this year. Both movies are up on VOD actually... Good Time was a nonstop, high tension, high stakes urban fantasy that I couldn't relax through (in a good way), and IT, well we've all seen IT by now. But if you've got an itch that only a spooky clown can satisfy, there you go.
Tuesday 21st @ 10pm (1hr 56min)
Horror/ Sci-Fi/ Fantasy (Rotten Tomatoes)
A young girl, with an amazing ability to communicate with insects, is transferred to an exclusive Swiss boarding school, where her unusual capability might help solve a string of murders.
Monday 20th to Wednesday 22nd @ 7pm & 9:15pm (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.
Available on VOD
VOD Tuesday 21st (1hr 51min)
Drama/ Horror/ Mystery (IMDB)
Gunner receives a strange phone call from his ex-boyfriend, Einar, months after they broke up. Einar sounds distraught, like he's about to do something terrible to himself, so Gunnar drives up to the secluded cabin where Einar is holed up and soon discovers that there's more going on than he imagined. As the two men come to terms with their broken relationship, some other person seems to be lurking outside the cabin, wanting to get in.
VOD Tuesday 21st (2hrs 15min)
Drama/ Horror/ Suspense (Rotten Tomatoes)
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.
VOD Tuesday 21st (1hr 38min)
Horror/ Mystery/ Thriller (IMDB)
The spirit of a murdered girl returns with a message for the staff of a local radio station.
VOD Tuesday 21st (1hr 40min)
Crime/ Drama (IMDB)
After a botched bank robbery lands his younger brother in prison, Constantine Nikas (Robert Pattinson) embarks on a twisted odyssey through New York City's underworld in an increasingly desperate-and dangerous-attempt to get his brother out of jail. Over the course of one adrenalized night, Constantine finds himself on a mad descent into violence and mayhem as he races against the clock to save his brother and himself, knowing their lives hang in the balance.