Saturday, June 30, 2018

Digging Up the Dirt with KillDozer and Adam Butcher (Internet Story, The Prevailing Winds)



The Overlook Theatre has always championed those in the Horror Community that dare to bring new and exciting ideas to life regardless of financial restraint, lack of industry connections, or naysayers. Incredible things are happening every day in the world of independent horror and sadly, even in this age of information, most of it passes by without the respect or recognition it deserves. One such form of media often overlooked in our genre is the short film. Even though full length features have been made from shorts such as Mama and Lights Out most still don't realize that a well crafted short film can in many ways have more of an impact than a full length feature and all within a fraction of the time. I was lucky enough to dig up the dirt with director Adam Butcher on his new thought provoking and visually stunning short film The Prevailing Winds





KillDozer: Is the decision to work on a short film one of artistic freedom? Does budget ever come into play or cause a film maker to go the short film route rather than full length feature?

Adam: Short films are very freeing to make - you don't have to think "who's going to pay to watch this?" or "will anyone sit through 90 min of this?" or "if this goes wrong is my career over?". That said, you don't have any money so you're also very constrained! I would've added a lot more to this film if I had double the money - ask my producer.


KillDozer: How did you become involved in The Prevailing Winds? What inspired you to join the project?

Adam: I was browsing the internet looking for opportunities and came across this great IdeasTap short film competition. They had 10 scripts, each given funding and a producer - they were just looking for directors. I read The Prevailing Winds, loved it, wrote a treatment, and thankfully "got the job". A great script and a bit of money is enough to get my heart pumping!


KillDozer: The visuals of the film create such a specific mood and atmosphere that is consistent throughout. Was this something you envisioned through the direction of the script?

Adam: You couldn't help but read the script and get a picture in your mind. With hardly any dialogue and lots of landscape I instantly got a No Country For Old Men vibe. DoP Mike thought of The Revenant - and we both went from there.


KillDozer: The wind felt like a character in some ways. Was this intentional?

Adam: The wind had to be pretty key - it's in the title and the whole plot kinda hinges on it! I wouldn't say it was a character, but maybe an antagonist. Like the truck from Duel, but made out of air.


KillDozer: The sound of the film was incredible and really added a lot to the film's mood and atmosphere. What difficulties if any did you face when working with sound on this film?

Adam: The audio was a real joy on this. Despite the windy outdoor environment, we thankfully recorded perfect sound on set (no planes or car noises helps!). So the rest was just creative. Me and sound designer/composer Alex just experimented with lots of things, taking inspiration from Under The Skin and the Utopia soundtrack. When the threat is invisible, the audio has a big fun job to do.



KillDozer: Did you know from the beginning where you were going to shoot the film? Did you use natural light?

Adam: The script always said "The Peak District" because the screenwriter Lawrie grew up around there, and Saddleworth Moor had spooky links to the Moors Murderers. But ultimately we kept that choice because it was the nearest moor to London (where the crew was based). Practicalities come first on shorts!

Likewise - we used mostly natural light because we had to. Only for the cottage scene could we get a generator and some big ol' lights.


KillDozer: How long did the film take to shoot?

Adam: We did the main shoot in 3 days, then went back a month later to film pick-ups, like all those nice grass and landscape shots at the start. We still needed 2 days to get them because the weather was so unpredictable and we kept waiting for the mist to roll in...or roll out.


KillDozer: Have you been able to experience a screening of The Prevailing Winds with an audience? What has been the feedback or reaction?

Adam: I've seen the film play at a few festivals and the reaction's been good. Normally my films have a laugh or two in them, which helps you measure people's engagement, but this one's kinda serious! Thankfully you can feel that people are feeling tense rather than bored - and I always get asked about the ending afterwards.


KillDozer: The ending was incredibly moving for me. What have you been asked about the ending, its meaning, or how it plays out?

Adam: When I read the script the first time - the ending of the film was really clear and unambiguous to me, but the more people that read it and the more edits they watched I realized that it's a lot more perplexing and open-to-interpretation than I first thought. Me and Editor Napo really went round the houses on making it work but I'm really happy with it in the end. I'd say 50% of people see it in the way I do, and others come to their own conclusions - which is great. I had one commenter on Vimeo talk about Shrodinger's Cat - which had never occurred to me!


KillDozer: What do you hope audiences will get out of seeing this film?

Adam: Thrills and chills. I think the film's saying something about death and the way we pretend "that won't happen to me", but first and foremost I wanted to make a tense, visceral and ultimately entertaining film.


But enough teasing it, now check out The Prevailing Winds for yourself! It's currently enjoying the coveted Staff Pick title on Vimeo, and with good reason.

Check out Adam's other films at Adam-Butcher.co.uk.





-KillDozer

Friday, June 29, 2018

Screenings in the Bay (Friday to Sunday): Sicario 2: Day of Soldado, Leave No Trace, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Stereo Argento VI,



Happy Friday bay area! Are you looking for a crazy way to spend a Friday night? Are you into art, drag, and blood? Well then you need to report directly to the Stud bar for the sixth installment of Stereo Argento, where the theme of the show is Cronenberg! The show starts at 10pm and it runs late! The cover is just ten bucks.




But maybe you're not looking to drink and get blood splattered... Then check out what's playing around the city over the next couple of days. Catch up on (or rewatch) Hereditary at a plethora of theatres and find out where you stand on whether it's terrifying or dull. First Reformed, which I've heard people say is their favorite film of the year, expands to the 4 Star Theatre and the Roxie Theatre all weekend, Who Framed Roger Rabbit will be presented by Midnites for Maniacs Saturday at the Roxie, and Sicario 2 offically opens today! 


Opens Today


Opens Friday 29th (2hrs 2min)
Action/ Crime/ Drama (IMDB)
In Sicario: Day of the Soldado, the series begins a new chapter. In the drug war, there are no rules--and as the cartels have begun trafficking terrorists across the US border, federal agent Matt Graver (Josh Brolin) calls on the mysterious Alejandro (Benicio Del Toro), whose family was murdered by a cartel kingpin, to escalate the war in nefarious ways. Alejandro kidnaps the kingpin's daughter to inflame the conflict--but when the girl is seen as collateral damage, her fate will come between the two men as they question everything they are fighting for.





Screening All Weekend (2hrs 7min)
Drama/ Horror/ Mystery (IMDB)
When Ellen, the matriarch of the Graham family, passes away, her daughter's family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry. The more they discover, the more they find themselves trying to outrun the sinister fate they seem to have inherited. Making his feature debut, writer-director Ari Aster unleashes a nightmare vision of a domestic breakdown that exhibits the craft and precision of a nascent auteur, transforming a familial tragedy into something ominous and deeply disquieting, and pushing the horror movie into chilling new terrain with its shattering portrait of heritage gone to hell.

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Screening All Weekend (1hr 49min)
Drama (Rotten Tomatoes)
Will (Ben Foster) and his teenage daughter, Tom (Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie), have lived off the grid for years in the forests of Portland, Oregon. When their idyllic life is shattered, both are put into social services. After clashing with their new surroundings, Will and Tom set off on a harrowing journey back to their wild homeland. The film is directed by Debra Granik from a script adapted by Granik and Anne Rosellini.




Midnight Madness

Saturday 30th @ 11:55pm (1hr 41 min)
Comedy/ Scifi/ Horror/ Musical (Rotten Tomatoes)
This low-budget freak show/cult classic/cultural institution concerns the misadventures of Brad Majors (Barry Bostwick) and Janet Weiss (Susan Sarandon) inside a strange mansion that they come across on a rainy night. After the wholesome pair profess their love through an opening song, their car breaks down in the woods, and they seek refuge in a towering castle nearby. Greeting them at the door is a ghoulish butler named Riff Raff (Richard O'Brien), who introduces them to a bacchanalian collection of partygoers dressed in outfits from some sort of interplanetary thrift shop. The host of this gathering is a transvestite clad in lingerie, Dr. Frank N. Furter (Tim Curry), a mad scientist who claims to be from another planet.






Saturday 30th @ 3:20pm (1hr 48min)
Sunday 31st @ 6:40pm
Drama/ Thriller (IMDB)
Reverend Ernst Toller (Ethan Hawke) is a solitary, middle-aged parish pastor at a small Dutch Reform church in upstate New York on the cusp of celebrating its 250th anniversary. Once a stop on the Underground Railroad, the church is now a tourist attraction catering to a dwindling congregation, eclipsed by its nearby parent church, Abundant Life, with its state-of-the-art facilities and 5,000-strong flock. When a pregnant parishioner (Amanda Seyfried) asks Reverend Toller to counsel her husband, a radical environmentalist, the clergyman finds himself plunged into his own tormented past, and equally despairing future, until he finds redemption in an act of grandiose violence. From writer-director Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver; American Gigolo; Affliction) comes a gripping thriller about a crisis of faith that is at once personal, political, and planetary.



Midnite for Maniacs Presents

Saturday 30th @ 8:30pm (1hr 44min)
Animation/ Adventure/ Comedy (IMDB)
30 years ago, Robert Zemeckis (BACK TO THE FUTURE) delivered one of the most technically inventive films of the 1980s. Come celebrate the 30th Anniversary of this smart, silly and subversive tribute to the history of animation, the Film Noir genre and the City of Angels. 35mm print courtesy of Walt Disney. 104 minutes. 1988.

+ BONUS: Feature followed by all three RARE Roger Rabbit short films in 35mm (TUMMY TROUBLE, ROLLER COASTER RABBiT, TRAiL MiX UP) and a ton of giveaways, making this a summer movie going experience that you can’t refuse! Original 35mm prints. 22 min. 1988.


-Huntress

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Bluray Tuesday Featuring: The Endless, The Addiction & The Curse of The Cat People

June 26th 2018


This year is flying by, it's already the last Bluray Tuesday of June. This week is filed with indie releases both new and old. From Well Go USA is The Endless from directors Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead who also directed Resolution, Spring and the best short in VHS 3, Bonestorm. The duo were also the guests on last week's episode of the Overlook Hour, which you can find on iTunes, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcast updates. Arrow Video releases 90's Vampire film The Addiction for the first time on Bluray and I look forward to revisiting this one soon. Scream Factory releases 40's horror film The Curse of The Cat People also the first time on Bluray. The premise sounds interesting on this one. Criterion Collection titles released this week are Female Trouble & The Virgin Spring both with new scans and bonus material. Continuing with the first time on Bluray is Blood Theatre from Vinegar Syndrome and this film looks right up my alley so I'm definitely going to pick this one up. Rounding out the week is Escape Plan 2, a sequel I didn't even know was being made, Russian thriller The Return and Tyler Perry thriller Acrimony. So what will you buy, rent or skip this week? Let us know in the comments. Until next week!

The Endless: Amazon - $17.99

Two brothers return to the cult they fled from years ago to discover that the group's beliefs may be more sane than they once thought.

The Endless (Blu-ray) 

The Addiction: Amazon - $25.99

Kathleen Conklin was just a New York philosophy grad student attending college. While walking home one night she is dragged off the street and bitten by a strange woman. Soon Kathleen goes from being a normal student to being a vampire. Kathleen's need for blood is similar to a drug addict's need for drugs, and we watch as she goes from one fix to the next.

The Addiction (Blu-ray)  

The Curse of the Cat People: Amazon - $22.99

The young, friendless daughter of Oliver and Alice Reed befriends her father's dead first wife and an aging, reclusive actress.

The Curse of the Cat People (Blu-ray) 

Female Trouble: Amazon - $25.99

A spoiled schoolgirl runs away from home, gets pregnant while hitch-hiking, and ends up as a fashion model for a pair of beauticians who like to photograph women committing crimes.

Female Trouble (Blu-ray) 

Terminal: Amazon - $19.99

Two hitmen agree to take on a high risk mission for a mysterious employer and a large paycheck. Along the way they encounter a woman who may be more involved in their mission than they had realized.
Terminal (Blu-ray) 

Gemini: Amazon - $22.99

A heinous crime tests the complex relationship between a tenacious personal assistant and her Hollywood starlet boss. As the assistant unravels the mystery, she must confront her own understanding of friendship, truth, and celebrity.

Gemini (Blu-ray) 

The Virgin Spring: Amazon - $25.99

After brutally attacking a young woman, a group of men unknowing seek food and shelter from her parents, setting the stage for revenge.
The Virgin Spring (Blu-ray) 

Blood Theatre: Amazon - $20.00

An old movie house with a bloody past reopens causing history to repeat itself.

Blood Theatre/The Visitants (Blu-ray) 

Acrimony: Amazon - $19.99

A faithful wife (Taraji P. Henson) tired of standing by her devious husband (Lyriq Bent) is enraged when it becomes clear she has been betrayed.

Acrimony (Blu-ray) 

The Return: Amazon - $18.99

In the remote Russian wilderness, two brothers face a range of new, conflicting emotions when their father--a man they only know through a single photograph--resurfaces.

The Return (Blu-ray) 

German Angst: Amazon - $9.99

Three German tales of love, sex and death in Berlin.

German Angst (Blu-ray) 

Escape Plan 2: Amazon - $14.99

Sequel to the 2013 film that featured a security expert named Ray Breslin, who used his skills to test out the reliability of maximum security prisons.

Escape Plan 2: Hades (Blu-ray) 


-The Impostor 

Monday, June 25, 2018

Screenings in the Bay (Monday to Friday): Sicario 2: Day of the Soldado, The Exorcist III, Sisters, Stereo Argento VI


Happy Monday everyone! We've almost made it through day one of the last week of June, and we're well on our way to the midpoint of the year. BUT this year is far from over! There's still so much to look forward to, and this week presents one of them... Sicario 2: Day of the Soldado has a lot to live up to and will be out in theatres starting this Thursday. The Exorcist III, possibly the most talked about Exorcist sequel in my experience, will be the Terror Tuesday movie of the week, and the Weird Wednesday presentation of Wacko will be introduced by Midnites for Maniacs's Jesse Hawthorne Ficks! 




And if you're looking for a loud and bloody way to celebrate Friday night, the 6th installment of Stereo Argento will be at the Stud starting at 10pm! The theme this time will be Cronenberg. Get info at the Facebook page.



Opening This Week


Opens Friday 29th (2hrs 2min)
Action/ Crime/ Drama (IMDB)
In Sicario: Day of the Soldado, the series begins a new chapter. In the drug war, there are no rules--and as the cartels have begun trafficking terrorists across the US border, federal agent Matt Graver (Josh Brolin) calls on the mysterious Alejandro (Benicio Del Toro), whose family was murdered by a cartel kingpin, to escalate the war in nefarious ways. Alejandro kidnaps the kingpin's daughter to inflame the conflict--but when the girl is seen as collateral damage, her fate will come between the two men as they question everything they are fighting for.




Terror Tuesday


Tuesday 26th @ 10:15pm (1hr 50min)
Horror (Rotten Tomatoes)
The second sequel to the landmark 1973 horror film The Exorcist, this horror outing has little to do with the previous two. This time, the story centers on a police detective who for the past 15 years has been obsessed with solving a series of murders that occurred on the night of the first exorcism. These murders were exceptionally brutal and seemed to be the work of a serial killer who was executed in a prison that very night. A pair of priests assist with the gumshoe's investigation.


Weird Wednesday

Wednesday 27th @ 10:15pm (1hr 30min)
Horror/ Comedy (Rotten Tomatoes)
In this horror spoof, a group of high-school students prepare for the annual Halloween Dance, while a dedicated police officer, Dick Harbinger (Joe Don Baker), attempts to stop the town's "Lawnmower Killer" before he strikes again.





Double Feature

You Were Never Really Here (2018)
Monday 25th @ 7pm (1hr 30min)
Drama/ Mystery/ Thriller (IMDB)
A traumatized veteran, unafraid of violence, tracks down missing girls for a living. When a job spins out of control, Joe's nightmares overtake him as a conspiracy is uncovered leading to what may be his death trip or his awakening.

-with-


Drive (2011)
Monday 25th @ 8:45pm (1hr 40min)
Crime/ Drama (IMDB)
Ryan Gosling stars as a Los Angeles wheelman for hire, stunt driving for movie productions by day and steering getaway vehicles for armed heists by night. Though a loner by nature, Driver can't help falling in love with his beautiful neighbor Irene (Carey Mulligan), a vulnerable young mother dragged into a dangerous underworld by the return of her ex-convict husband Standard (Oscar Isaac). After a heist intended to pay off Standard's protection money spins unpredictably out of control, Driver finds himself driving defense for the girl he loves, tailgated by a syndicate of deadly serious criminals. But when he realizes that the gangsters are after more than the bag of cash in his trunk-that they're coming straight for Irene and her son-Driver is forced to shift gears and go on offense. -- (C) FilmDistrict


Double Feature

A Quiet Place (2018)
Tuesday 26th @ 7pm (1hr 30min)
Drama/ Horror/ Sci-Fi (IMDB)
In the modern horror thriller A QUIET PLACE, a family of four must navigate their lives in silence after mysterious creatures that hunt by sound threaten their survival. If they hear you, they hunt you.

-with-


The Changeling (1980)
Tuesday 26th @ 8:45pm (1hr 47min)
Horror (Rotten Tomatoes)
Peter Medak's The Changeling is among a handful of films, including The Haunting (1963), Ghost Story (1981), and Lady in White (1988), that have successfully recreated the intimate, drawing-room atmosphere of supernatural horror fiction. After his wife and daughter are killed in a snowbound car accident, classical composer John Russell (George C. Scott) relocates from New York to Seattle to teach at his alma mater. Looking for a quiet place to rest and continue writing music, he is referred Claire Norman (Trish Van Devere) at the Seattle Historical Preservation Society. Claire shows John a large, sparsely furnished estate in the outlying countryside. He takes the house, appreciating its remoteness and the solitude it might afford, and diverts himself by renovating and settling in. He even starts to compose, putting aside his older work in favor of a new, sentimental piece for the piano. It is not long, however, before he begins having nightmares about the accident that killed his wife and daughter. Possibly because of this trauma, he is open to communications from the house's ghostly occupant.


Double Feature

Psycho (1960)
Thursday 28th @ 7pm (1hr 49min)
Horror/ Mystery/ Thriller (IMDB)
In 1960, Alfred Hitchcock was already famous as the screen's master of suspense (and perhaps the best-known film director in the world) when he released Psycho and forever changed the shape and tone of the screen thriller. From its first scene, in which an unmarried couple balances pleasure and guilt in a lunchtime liaison in a cheap hotel (hardly a common moment in a major studio film in 1960), Psycho announced that it was taking the audience to places it had never been before, and on that score what followed would hardly disappoint. Marion Crane (Janet Leigh) is unhappy in her job at a Phoenix, Arizona real estate office and frustrated in her romance with hardware store manager Sam Loomis (John Gavin). One afternoon, Marion is given $40,000 in cash to be deposited in the bank. Minutes later, impulse has taken over and Marion takes off with the cash, hoping to leave Phoenix for good and start a new life with her purloined nest egg. 36 hours later, paranoia and exhaustion have started to set in, and Marion decides to stop for the night at the Bates Motel, where nervous but personable innkeeper Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins) cheerfully mentions that she's the first guest in weeks, before he regales her with curious stories about his mother. There's hardly a film fan alive who doesn't know what happens next, but while the shower scene is justifiably the film's most famous sequence, there are dozens of memorable bits throughout this film.

-with-


Sisters (1973)
Thursday 28th @ 9pm (1hr 33min)
Thriller/ Indie (Google)
Inquisitive journalist Grace Collier (Jennifer Salt) is horrified when she witnesses her neighbor, fashion model Danielle Breton (Margot Kidder), violently murder a man. Panicking, she calls the police. But when the detective arrives at the scene and finds nothing amiss, Grace is forced to take matters into her own hands. Her first move is to recruit private investigator Joseph Larch (Charles Durning), who helps her to uncover a secret about Danielle's past that has them both seeing double.



Roxie Theatre

Film School Drop Outs Presents

Thursday 28th @ 9:30pm (1hr 32min)
Drama/ Exploitation (1hr 33min)
"Notorious Baltimore criminal and underground figure Divine goes up against a sleazy married couple who make a passionate attempt to humiliate her and seize her tabloid-given title as "The Filthiest Person Alive"."


-Huntress








Friday, June 22, 2018

Screenings in the Bay (Friday to Sunday): The Lair of the White Worm, Mrs. Hyde, Upgrade



Happy Pride Weekend from San Francisco!

The pride parade is this Sunday, and while that means that the city will full of floats and characters, it also means that the city will be much more packed than usual. Remember to give yourself extra time to get wherever you're going, and avoid that stress educing rush. (This advice is honestly more for me than you LOL)

There are not a ton of titles I want to talk about playing in the city this weekend but if you're looking for something to watch, there are still some interest ticklers out there... Russian sci-fi action film Attraction opens at the 4 Star today, and the Roxie Theatre will be presenting The Lair of the White Worm on Sunday evening. But if you're looking to get out of the city, while also catching up on some must see films, the New Parkway will be screening both Upgrade and A Quiet Place several times over the weekend!




Opens Friday 22nd (1hr 57min)
International/ Sci-Fi/ Romance (Rotten Tomatoes)
An unidentified falling object from space changes our view of humanity and life beyond Earth. As local residents of Moscow residential district gather to see the fallen object, it forces mankind to question existing civilization and the potential for learning more...




Midnight Madness

Friday 22nd & Saturday 23rd @ 11:55pm (1hr 43min)
Adventure/ Fantasy (Rotten Tomatoes)
Veteran animator Hayao Miyazaki directs this buoyant children's adventure yarn about a young witch striking out on her own. At her mother's behest, 13-year-old Kiki sets out on a year-long apprenticeship with her black cat in tow. With a shaky command of her broom, she ends up in a charming little coastal town that looks like a cross between the French provincial and San Francisco. Unfortunately, the local hotels have a strict "no witches" policy and the police have taken a dim view of her recent aerial mischief-making. She's saved from the street by a kindly baker's wife, who offers her room and board in exchange for her delivering by broom the baker's wares. Soon she befriends a college-aged artist, an old women who fusses over her, and a boy her same age who is nursing a massive crush. All is well until she wakes up one day and realizes that she can't make her broom levitate nor can she talk to her cat. What will Kiki do? ~ Jonathan Crow, Rovi






A Quiet Place (2018)
Friday 22nd @ 8:25pm (1hr 30min)
Satuday 23rd @ 8pm
In the modern horror thriller A QUIET PLACE, a family of four must navigate their lives in silence after mysterious creatures that hunt by sound threaten their survival. If they hear you, they hunt you.



Upgrade (2018)
Friday 22nd & Saturday 23rd @ 10pm (1hr 35min)
Action/ Horror/ Sci-Fi (Rotten Tomatoes)
After his wife is killed during a brutal mugging that also leaves him paralyzed, Grey Trace (Logan Marshall Green, SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING, PROMETHEUS) is approached by a billionaire inventor with an experimental cure that will "upgrade" his body. The cure - an Artificial Intelligence implant called STEM - gives Grey physical abilities beyond anything experienced and the ability to relentlessly claim vengeance against those who murdered his wife and left him for dead.





Friday 22nd & Saturday 23rd @ 9pm (1hr 35min)
Sunday 24th @ 8:30pm
Comedy/ Drama/ Sci-Fi (Rotten Tomatoes)
High school science teacher Mrs. GĂ©quil is struck by lightning on the night of a harvest moon. The woman begins to embody a powerful alter ego, Mrs. Hyde, that instills a newfound confidence in her. However, the new persona is dangerous and must be controlled.


Staff Pick

Sunday 24th @ 7pm (1hr 33min)
Horror (IMDB)
Taken from Bram Stoker's last novel, Ken Russell adds his artistic flair to this campy horror comedy. While staying at the ancestral home of sisters Mary (Sammi Davis) and Eve Trent (Catherine Oxenberg), a Scottish archaeology student uncovers a skull of unknown origin. Angus Flint (Peter Capaldi) reveals his findings to the neighboring nobleman Lord James (Hugh Grant). The two connect the ancient legends of a dragon to a strange cult that worships a giant, ravenous subterranean white worm. The property of the Trent sisters is later revealed to have been built on the sight where ancient pagan rituals took place. Vampire vixen and cult-member Lady Silvia Marsh (Amanda Donohoe) lures victims to the white worm to feed on.



VOD


Limited Theatres/ VOD Friday 22nd (1hr 31min)
Horror / International (Rotten Tomatoes)
Following her aunt's death, Colleen and her daughters inherit her house. However, during their first night in their new home, murderers enter the home, putting Colleen in a situation where she must fight to save her daughters' lives. When the girls suffer a terrible trauma during the night, their disparate personalities diverge even further. The eldest daughter, Beth, is said to become a famous horror author with a perfect family and life in Los Angeles, while her sister, Vera, can't cope and loses her mind faced with an unshakable sense of paranoia. Sixteen years later the daughters and mother reunite at the house where Colleen and Vera continue to reside. It is then that strange events begin to take place.



-Huntress

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Bluray Tuesday Featuring: Unsane, Alien Predators & Pacific Rim Uprising

June 19th 2018


Our favorite day of the week returns once more! This week is a bit lighter on releases, but there's something for everyone being released today. First up is psychological thriller Unsane hitting both on Bluray and 4K today. I enjoyed this film in theaters, it's definitely one I'd recommend checking out. Scream Factory releases two films I haven't heard of but that seem pretty interesting, Alien Predators and Night of the Lepus. Both are released for the first time on Bluray. Pacific Rim was great and I had anticipated a sequel for some time. The sequel was finally released in theaters but the trailer didn't sell me on it, so I decided to wait for the Bluray. Pacific Rim: Uprising now hits shelves today with a few retailer exclusives. Target will carry a steelbook packaging and Best Buy will carry a 4K/3D combo pack if you want to own all discs in one set. Bella Thorne lead remake Midnight Sun is also released today if you are in the mood for a dramatic romance film. So what will you buy, rent or skip this week? Let us know in the comments. Until next week!

Unsane: Amazon - $19.99
4K: Amazon - $22.99

Sawyer Valentini relocates from Boston to Pennsylvania to escape from the man who's been stalking her for the last two years. While consulting with a therapist, Valentini unwittingly signs in for a voluntary 24-hour commitment to the Highland Creek Behavioral Center. Her stay at the facility soon gets extended when doctors and nurses begin to question her sanity. Sawyer now believes that one of the staffers is her stalker -- and she'll do whatever it takes to stay alive and fight her way out.

Unsane (Blu-ray) 

Unsane 4K (Blu-ray) 

Alien Predators (1985): Amazon - $19.99

Teens (Dennis Christopher, Lynn-Holly Johnson, Martin Hewitt) tour Spain in an RV and see the outgrowth of microbes brought back from the moon.

Alien Predators (Blu-ray) 

Pacific Rim: Uprising: Amazon - $19.99
3D: Amazon - $30.99
4K: Amazon - $22.99

Jake Pentecost is a once-promising Jaeger pilot whose legendary father gave his life to secure humanity's victory against the monstrous Kaiju. Jake has since abandoned his training only to become caught up in a criminal underworld. But when an even more unstoppable threat is unleashed to tear through cities and bring the world to its knees, Jake is given one last chance by his estranged sister, Mako Mori, to live up to his father's legacy.

Pacific Rim: Uprising (Blu-ray) 

Pacific Rim: Uprising 3D (Blu-ray) 

Pacific Rim: Uprising 4K (Blu-ray) 

Steelbook: Target - $22.99

Pacific Rim: Uprising (Blu-ray) 

3D/4K Exclusive: Best Buy - $27.99

Pacific Rim: Uprising 4K + 3D (Blu-ray) 

The Woman in The Window: Amazon - $19.99

Gotham College professor Wanley and his friends become obsessed with the portrait of a woman in the window next to the men's club. Wanley happens to meet the woman while admiring her portrait, and ends up in her apartment for talk and a bit of champagne. Her boyfriend bursts in and misinterprets Wanley's presence, whereupon a scuffle ensues and the boyfriend gets killed. In order to protect his reputation, the professor agrees to dump the body and help cover up the killing, but becomes increasingly suspect as the police uncover more and more clues and a blackmailer begins leaning on the woman.

 The Woman in the Window (Blu-ray) 

Night of the Lepus (1972): Amazon - $20.99

Arizona rancher Cole Hillman, dealing with massive rabbit overpopulation on his land, calls on a local college president, Elgin Clark, to help him. In order to humanely resolve the matter, Elgin brings in researchers Roy and Gerry Bennett, who inject the rabbits with chemicals. However, they fail to anticipate the consequences of their actions.

Night of the Lepus (Blu-ray) 

Midnight Sun: Amazon - $19.99

Based on the Japanese film, Midnight Sun centers on Katie, a 17-year-old sheltered since childhood and confined to her house during the day by a rare disease that makes even the smallest amount of sunlight deadly. Fate intervenes when she meets Charlie and they embark on a summer romance.
 
Midnight Sun (Blu-ray) 

Furious: Amazon - $17.99

A story of a legendary battle, where seventeen fearless warriors defend their land against an army of thousands well-trained soldiers. In 13th-century Mongol warrior hordes and their leader, Batu Khan, control most of the known world. As the Mongols move towards Europe they invade the last Russian principality standing in their way. Little do they know, their plans are about to be ruined by a small detachment of heroic strong men led by a mysterious brave warrior. This is a story about courage, endurance and self-sacrifice for the sake of one's country. This is the story of Evpaty the Furious.

Furious (Blu-ray) 


-The Impostor