Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Bluray Tuesday Featuring: The Meg, Single White Female & Mile 22

November 13th 2018


Bluray Tuesday returns once again. Another solid week for new releases and older titles released on Bluray for the first time. Black Friday is just a little over a week away so most may possibly drop soon. First up is The Meg that was in pre production for a while. It's not the best film of 2018 but it's definitely a fun popcorn flick that I really enjoyed in the theater. Best Buy will carry an exclusive steelbook edition. Scream Factory releases on of my favorite 90's thriller, Single White Female. This release comes with new bonus material and a new scan. Mark Wahlberg is back with an action thriller, Mile 22 with co star Iko Uwais who starred in the brutal and epic The Raid film series. Mile 22 I missed in theaters and look forward to checking out sometime soon. The Wizard of Gore is one I've never heard of that will be released for the first time on Bluray and seems pretty interesting. That is one I may blind buy in the near future. Rounding out the week is Disney spinoff film Olaf's Frozen Adventure, Lasso from Dread Central Presents and House of Forbidden Secrets from Unearthed Films. So what will you buy, rent or skip this week? Let us know in the comments. Until next week!

The Meg: Amazon - $24.99
4K: Amazon - $29.99
3D: Amazon - $29.99

Previously thought to be extinct, a massive creature attacks a deep-sea submersible, leaving it disabled and trapping the crew at the bottom of the Pacific. With time running out, a visionary oceanographer recruits rescue diver Jonas Taylor to save the crew and the sea itself from an unimaginable threat -- a 75-foot-long prehistoric shark known as the Megalodon.

The Meg (Blu-ray) 

The Meg 4K (Blu-ray) 

Steelbook: Best Buy - $34.99

The Meg 4K (Blu-ray) 

Single White Female: Amazon - $29.99

When a 'Single White Female' places an ad in the press for a similar woman to rent a room (to replace the boyfriend she's just left), all the applicants seem weird. Then along comes a level headed woman who seems to be just right. The new lodger has a secret past which haunts her.

Single White Female (Blu-ray) 

Mile 22: Amazon - $19.99

An elite American intelligence officer, aided by a top-secret tactical command unit, tries to smuggle a mysterious police officer with sensitive information out of the country.

Mile 22 (Blu-ray) 

The Blue Dahlia: Amazon - $22.99

When Johnny (Alan Ladd) comes home from the navy he finds his wife Helen kissing her substitute boyfriend Eddie, the owner of the Blue Dahlia nightclub. Helen admits her drunkenness caused their son's death. He pulls a gun on her but decides she's not worth it. Later, Helen is found dead and Johnny is the prime suspect.
 
The Blue Dahlia (Blu-ray) 

Star Trek Discovery (Season One): Amazon - $35.99

Ten years before Kirk, Spock and the Enterprise, the USS Discovery discovers new worlds and lifeforms as one Starfleet officer learns to understand all things alien.

Star Trek: Discovery - Season One (Blu-ray) 

Steelbook: Best Buy - $44.99

Star Trek: Discovery - Season One (Blu-ray)
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The Satanic Rites of Dracula: Amazon - $17.99

In London in the 1970's, Scotland Yard police investigators think they have uncovered a case of vampirism. They call in an expert vampire researcher named Van Helsing (a descendant of the great vampire-hunter himself, no less) to help them put a stop to these hideous crimes. It becomes apparent that the culprit is Count Dracula himself, disguised as a reclusive property developer, but secretly plotting to unleash a fatal virus upon the world.

The Satanic Rites of Dracula (Blu-ray) 

Pixar Short Films 3: Amazon - $24.99

From Disney•Pixar and the creative minds who brought you The Incredibles, Finding Nemo and Toy Story comes the studios latest collection of delightful and inspiring animated stories Pixar Shorts: Volume 3. Thirteen short films include Oscar® winner Piper (Best Short Film, Animated, 2016) and nominees Sanjays Super Team (2015) and Lou (2017). With unforgettable characters, insightful bonus extras, and cutting-edge animation, its a must-own for any movie fan!

Pixar Short Films Collection: Volume 3 (Blu-ray)
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Olaf's Frozen Adventure: Amazon - $17.99

It's the first holiday season since the gates reopened and Anna and Elsa host a celebration for all of Arendelle. When the townspeople unexpectedly leave early to enjoy their individual holiday customs, the sisters realize they have no family traditions of their own. So, Olaf sets out to comb the kingdom to bring home the best traditions and save this first Christmas for his friends.

Olaf's Frozen Adventure (Blu-ray)
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Perversion Story: Amazon - $17.99

An insurance scam lands a man on death row for murdering his wife. What everyone doesn't know is she really isn't dead.

Perversion Story (Blu-ray) 

Alpha: Amazon - $19.99

After a hunting expedition goes awry, a young caveman struggles against the elements to find his way home.

Alpha (Blu-ray) 

Preacher (Season 3): Amazon - $29.99

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 Three (Blu-ray) 

Juliet, Naked: Amazon - $14.99

Juliet, Naked is the story of Annie, the long-suffering girlfriend of Duncan, and her unlikely transatlantic romance with once revered, now faded, singer-songwriter, Tucker Crowe, who also happens to be the subject of Duncan's musical obsession.
 
Juliet, Naked (Blu-ray) 

Bloodlust: Amazon - $17.99

A deaf and dumb accountant suffers from a psychic trauma in his childhood. He is collecting puppets and mutilates female bodies in the mortuary. After his secret love died by an accident he starts to kill.

Bloodlust (Blu-ray) 

The Marine 6: Amazon - $14.99

Jake Carter and another former Marine, Luke Trapper, join forces to rescue a kidnapped girl from a gang of international criminals.
 
The Marine 6: Close Quarters (Blu-ray) 

Sailor Moon Super S: Season 4 Vol. 2: Amazon - $54.99

The hunt for Pegasus heats up after the evil Zirconia enlists the help of the mischievous but deadly Amazoness Quartet to find the mystical creature and the Golden Crystal he possesses for their ruler, the beautiful Queen Nehalennia! From hypnotic stage shows to energy-draining spiderwebs, the Amazoness Quartet seems to endanger even its own members in its attempt to obtain the Golden Crystal. What would they do if they discovered that Pegasus has chosen Chibi-Usa as his host? And why is Queen Nehalennia so obsessed with obtaining the Golden Crystal? The Sailor Guardians are in for a real surprise as they uncover the Queen of Darkness's secret and her connection to Sailor Moon's past!

Sailor Moon Super S: Season 4, Part 2 (Blu-ray) 

The Wizard of Gore: Amazon - $25.99

A TV talk-show hostess and her boyfriend investigate a shady magician whom has the ability to hypnotize and control the thoughts of people in order to stage gory on-stage illusions using his powers of mind bending.
 
 The Wizard of Gore (Blu-ray) 

Nosferatu's Crush: Amazon - $14.99

People are being attacked in a town where a descendant of the famous Dracula lives. They have bite marks on their necks. Some of these victims are showing up dead. For two FBI agents (Lady Altovise and Kristy White), it's no mystery who is responsible. Vlad Dracula III (Mike M. Burke), a direct decedent to Dracula of Transylvania doesn't kill and now must prove his innocence. Vlad seeks out a lawyer and finds one in the beautiful and sweet Rebekah (Malissa Longo). For Vlad it's love at first site but his hopes are dashed when her obnoxious boyfriend (John Gaydos) storms in. Dracula is not the only "vampire" in town. He lives with his three beautiful brides (Angalisha Marie, Sylvia Kovacs and Xaviera Desgrottes ) who find victims for him by drinking their blood and then let Dracula feed from them. Vlad is too lazy to seek out victims unlike his famous relative. 

Nosferatu's Crush (Blu-ray) 

Lasso: Amazon - $16.99

An Active Senior Tour group outing turns deadly when the crazed, bloodthirsty cowboys from a local rodeo attraction start abducting and killing people.
 
Lasso (Blu-ray) 

House of Forbidden Secrets: Amazon - $18.99

Jacob is hired as the overnight security guard in an old manor, and his first night is interrupted by a dark past breaking through the boundaries of space and time.

House of Forbidden Secrets (Blu-ray) 


  - The Impostor

Monday, November 12, 2018

Screenings in the Bay (Monday to Sunday): The Clovehitch Killer, Body Melt, Laserblast



We are entering a very event heavy week you guys, so get ready!

There are two titles under the Opening This Week category, but unfortunately neither of them appear to be showing in theatres for us. Still, I must admit that I'm into both of these titles: The Clovehitch Killer and The Farm (love me some cannibals). What we do have in theatres includes Rocky IV, tonight at the Roxie Theatres, presented by Midnites for Maniacs, then Terror Tuesday gets gooey with Body Melt in 35mm, Weird Wednesday brings Yorgos Lanthimos's Dogtooth to the screen, while the Super Shangri-La Show does a Freaky Space Dudes Double Feature at the Balboa Theatre.

There is also a French Noir film festival starting up at the Roxie Theatre this Thursday, get details and the full lineup here.


Opening This Week


Limited Theatres/VOD Friday 16th (1hr 50min)
Horror (Rotten Tomatoes)
A shocking revelation turns a teenage boy's world upside down in this chilling look at the evil that can lurk below even the most wholesome surface. Tyler Burnside (Charlie Plummer) is a Boy Scout, a volunteer at his local church, and the dutiful son of an upstanding, community leader dad (Dylan McDermott). Only one thing troubles the quiet Kentucky town he lives in: the unsolved murders--in which ten women were brutally tortured and killed by a psychopath known as Clovehitch--that rocked the community more than a decade ago. When Tyler discovers a cache of disturbing images in his father's possession, he begins to suspect that the man he trusts most in the world may be Clovehitch--and that his deadly rampage may not be over. With unrelenting tension, director Duncan Skiles crafts a picture-perfect vision of the all-American family--and then piece by piece rips it to shreds.



Limited Theatres/VOD Friday 16th (1hr 20min)
Horror (Rotten Tomatoes)
While taking a road trip, a young couple takes a wrong turn on a highway and decides to stop at a diner for a meal. Little do they know that their choice of a simple hamburger will have such horrible consequences. Their journey soon becomes a harrowing story of survival and escape as they are kidnapped by local farmers with nefarious intentions... On their farm, humans are the main dish.




Terror Tuesday

Tuesday 13th @ 10:35pm (1hr 21min)
Horror/ Comedy/ Sci-Fi (IMDB)
Residents of peaceful Pebbles Court, Homesville, are being used unknowingly as test experiments for a new 'Body Drug' that causes rapid body decomposition (melting skin etc.) and painful death.


Weird Wednesday

Wednesday 14th @ 10:35pm (1hr 34min)
Drama/ Horror/ Thriller (IMDB)
The father, the mother and their three kids live at the outskirts of a city. There is a tall fence surrounding the house. The kids have never been outside that fence. They are being reared in the manner that their parents deem appropriate, without any influence from the outside world. The only person allowed to enter the house is Christina. She works as a security guard at the father's business. The father arranges her visits to the house in order to appease the sexual urges of the son. The whole family is fond of her, especially the eldest daughter. One day Christina gives her as a present a headband that has stones that glow in the dark and asks for something in return.





Laserblast (1978)
Wednesday 14th @ 7:30pm (1hr 25min)
Horror/ Sci-Fi (IMDB)
A California teen (Kim Milford) finds a laser gun and a pendant left by aliens, who watch what happens...he destroys everything in his way!!

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Time Walker (1982)
Wednesday 14th @ 9pm (1hr 23min)
Horror/ Sci-Fi (IMDB)
A mummified alien unearthed at King Tut's tomb runs amok when a university professor exposes it to radiation!





Touch of Evil (1958)
Wednesday 14th @ 2:50pm & 7pm (1hr 35min)
Crime/ Drama/ Noir (IMDB)
When a car bomb explodes on the American side of the U.S./Mexico border, Mexican drug enforcement agent Miguel Vargas (Charlton Heston) begins his investigation, along with American police captain Hank Quinlan (Orson Welles). When Vargas begins to suspect that Quinlan and his shady partner, Menzies (Joseph Calleia), are planting evidence to frame an innocent man, his investigations into their possible corruption quickly put himself and his new bride, Susie (Janet Leigh), in jeopardy.

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Stage Fright (1950)
Wednesday 14th @ 4:55pm & 9:05pm (1hr 50min)
Noir/ Thriller (IMDB)
The police think actor Jonathan Cooper (Richard Todd) is a murderer, and now they're on his tail. He asserts that it was his lover, the famous actress Charlotte Inwood (Marlene Dietrich), who killed the victim (not coincidentally, her husband). He seeks shelter with his ex-girlfriend Eve (Jane Wyman), a budding actress. Convinced Jonathan is innocent, Eve plays detective and assumes multiple disguises. But once she is entangled in a web of deception, she fears everyone in fact wears a mask.


Peaches Christ Productions Presesnts

Saturday 17th @ 4pm & 8pm
Our hi-class, low-brow, couture-drenched parody of the '80s cult classic, "Troop Beverly Hills"




Midnight Madness

Friday 16th & Saturday 17th @ 11:55pm (1hr 53min)
Drama/ SciFi/ Thriller (IMDB)
A troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a man in a large rabbit suit who manipulates him to commit a series of crimes, after he narrowly escapes a bizarre accident.




Midnites For Maniacs Presents

Monday 12th @ 8:30pm (1hr 31min)
Drama/ Sports (IMDB)
Stallone is back for the fourth time (as Rocky) when an invincible computer-trained Soviet boxer kills his friend in a one-sided bout. Rocky must get ready for one more impossible bout against a clobbering cluck who probably couldn't get his own grandma to root for him. Even though there is probably never any real doubt as to the outcome, this film will likely have viewers on their chairs' edges one more time.



-Huntress

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Bay Area Punk-Metal Flea Market comes to Oakland Metro Operahouse


Tomorrow the Overlook will be taking a field trip to the Oakland Metro Operahouse to man a table at the Savage People's third annual Bay Area Punk-Metal Flea Market! This is a free event, so you bay area folks should come by and tour the multiple rows of DIY artists, publishers, and other creative minds. Chances are you'll find something awesome to take home and you'll be supporting independent creators at the same time. 


In addition to movies and various horror stuff, we'll also be selling limited tshirts of the latest Overlook art, done by The Gross Uncle, and spreading the found footage horror love with updates about the second Unnamed Footage Festival.


Yet another reason to come out to the flea market is the musical lineup! Eight bands and a DJ will accompany the over 50 vendors. And again, there's no cover to get in ☺

Check out the event page and RSVP today! Hope to see you guys tomorrow!


-Huntress

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Bluray Tuesday Featuring: Sleepwalkers, Mara & Incredibles 2

November 6th 2018


New month and new blurays to add to our growing collections. Scream Factory starts off November with a collector's edition of Stephen King's Sleepwalkers. This edition has a cool slip cover with new artwork, new scan and bonus material. I loved this film as a kid and look forward to owning this edition. Next up is sleep paralysis horror Mara from Lionsgate. I thought Mara was okay, not as good as I anticipated but I enjoyed it. The biggest release this week is the long awaited sequel form Disney and Pixar, Incredibles 2. I loved this sequel and can't wait to own it. Best Buy will release and exclusive steelbook for this release and Target's version includes a Digibook packaging. Also from Disney this week is a live action Winnie The Pooh film titled Christopher Robin. Exclusively at Target is Stranger Things season 2 in a VHS packaging like last year's season one release. Sharknado is releasing the final film in the long running franchise and to celebrate, a limited edition Steelbook including all 6 films also hits shelves today. So what will you buy, rent or skip this week? Let us know in the comments. Until next week!

Sleepwalkers: Amazon - $34.99

Charles Brady and his mother Mary move to a small town. They are sleepwalkers - they can change their appearance and they need the life force from young women. Charles has picked out young Tanya as his next victim. He asks her for a date and invites her home.

Sleepwalkers (Blu-ray) 

Mara: Amazon - $15.99

A criminal psychologist investigates the mysterious strangling death of a man in his bed. She soon meets members of a community who tell her about a centuries-old demon that kills people in their sleep.

Mara (Blu-ray) 

Incredibles 2:  Best Buy - $22.99  
4K: Best Buy - $29.99 

Everyone’s favorite family of superheroes is back in “Incredibles 2” – but this time Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is in the spotlight, leaving Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell) and Dash (voice of Huck Milner) to navigate the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life. It’s a tough transistion for everyone, made tougher by the fact that the family is still unaware of baby Jack-Jack’s emerging superpowers. When a new villain hatches a brilliant and dangerous plot, the family and Frozone (voice of Samuel L. Jackson) must find a way to work together again—which is easier said than done, even when they’re all Incredible.

Incredibles 2 (Blu-ray) 

Incredibles 2 4K (Blu-ray) 

Steelbook: Best Buy - $34.99

Incredibles 2 4K (Blu-ray) 

Digi-Book: Target - $32.99

Incredibles 2 4K (Blu-ray) 

The Thing (Steelbook): Amazon - $34.99

A twelve-man research team stationed in Antarctica finds an alien being that has fallen from the sky and has been buried for over 100,000 years.

The Thing (Blu-ray)
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Christopher Robin: Best Buy - $22.99

Working-class family man Christopher Robin encounters his childhood friend Winnie-the-Pooh, who helps him to rediscover the joys of life.

Christopher Robin (Blu-ray) 

Digi-Book: Target - $27.99

Christopher Robin Target Exclusive with Limited Edition Storybook (Blu-ray) 

BlacKkKlansman: Amazon - $19.99
4K: Amazon - $24.99

Ron Stallworth, an African-American police officer from Colorado, successfully managed to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan and became the head of the local chapter.

BlacKkKlansman (Blu-ray) 

BlacKkKlansman 4K (Blu-ray) 

Wreck It Ralph (4K): Amazon - $29.99

Wreck-It Ralph longs to be as beloved as his game's perfect Good Guy, Fix-It Felix. Problem is, nobody loves a Bad Guy. But they do love heroes... so when a modern, first-person shooter game arrives featuring tough-as-nails Sergeant Calhoun, Ralph sees it as his ticket to heroism and happiness. He sneaks into the game with a simple plan -- win a medal -- but soon wrecks everything, and accidentally unleashes a deadly enemy that threatens every game in the arcade.

Wreck-It Ralph 4K (Blu-ray) 

Steelbook: Best Buy - $34.99

Wreck-It Ralph 4K (Blu-ray)
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Grindhouse (Steelbook): Amazon - $21.99

'Planet Terror' - Robert Rodriguez's tale about two doctors that find their graveyard shift inundated with townspeople ravaged by sores. Among the wounded is Cherry, a dancer whose leg was ripped from her body. As the invalids quickly become enraged aggressors, Cherry and her ex- boyfriend Wray lead a team of accidental warriors into the night.

'Death Proof' - Quentin Tarantino's tale about Austin's hottest DJ, Jungle Julia, who sets out into the night to unwind with her two friends Shanna and Arlene. Covertly tracking their moves is Stuntman Mike, a scarred rebel leering from behind the wheel of his muscle car, revving just feet away.
 
Grindhouse (Blu-ray) 

Stranger Things (Season 2): Target - $24.99
4K: Target - $29.99

It's been nearly a year since Will's strange disappearance. But life's hardly back to normal in Hawkins. Not even close.

Stranger Things: Season 2 (Blu-ray) 

Stranger Things: Season 2 4K (Blu-ray) 

Sharknado 6 Film (Steelbook): Best Buy - $29.99

A giant tornado picks up a school of sharks from the ocean and drops them on Los Angeles. Sharknado is a series of American disaster horror comedy science-fiction films released by Syfy starting in 2013. The sixth film concluded the series in 2018.

Sharknado Collection (Blu-ray)
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Revenge of The Dead: Amazon - $16.99

Stefano, a young journalist, buys a used typewriter and accidentally sees that some text is still readable on the ribbon. He manages to reconstruct the story of a scientist, Paolo Zeder, who in the 1950's discovered that some types of terrain have the power to revive the dead that are buried in them. Stefano's investigations bring him in contact with a group of renegade scientists that are still making experiments to prove Zeder's theories.

Revenge of the Dead (Blu-ray) 

The Last Sharknado: Amazon - $15.99

Fin must unlock the time-traveling power of the Sharknados in order to save the world.

The Last Sharknado: It's About Time (Blu-ray) 

Loving Pablo: Amazon - $16.99

A journalist strikes up a romantic relationship with notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar.
 
Loving Pablo (Blu-ray) 

All Light Will End: Amazon - $16.99

When a capricious young author hiding a dark secret returns home for her brother's graduation, she finds herself haunted by the past and tormented by grimly night terrors.

All Light Will End (Blu-ray)
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The Glass House (1972): Amazon - $27.99

Mild mannered university professor Jonathan Paige (Alan Alda) is sentenced to one year in prison for manslaughter. He is completely unprepared for prison life, and once inside he refuses to adapt, although he does realize he is going to need some protection if he is to survive his term.

The Glass House (Blu-ray) 


- The Impostor