Friday, April 19, 2019

The Overlook Theatre Reviews: The Haunting of Sharon Tate, Daniel Farrands'

Pregnant with director Roman Polanski's child and awaiting his return from Europe, 26-year-old Hollywood actress Sharon Tate becomes plagued by visions of her imminent death.

4 of 7 viewers "Liked" "The Haunting of Sharon Tate" (2019, USA)
Creature reviews have been minimally altered in an attempt to maintain their voice:

The Impostor - "As a fan of Hilary Duff, I was excited and looking forward to seeing The Haunting of Sharon Tate. I knew very little about Sharon Tate's death, so I looked forward to how this would play out. Sadly, with all the different scenarios it was kind of confusing. I did like a few of the crazy kills but something would happen next that would ruin it. Hilary Duff played a decent Sharon Tate and I enjoyed her in this role. I hope to see her in the horror or thriller genre again in the near future. Overall, okay film...nothing special, nothing new brought to the table." - 3 Stars

Math Mage - *Spoiler* - "Offensively terrible, made me want to headbutt the whole cast. I'm gonna spoil this right now so you don't have to watch it. Sharon Tate, plagued by prophetic nightmares, turns the tables on her murderers, except not - they're ghosts! The BGM tried its hardest to make the film scary but the bad acting continuously took me out of the action." - 1 Star

Dr. Gonzo, Toy Surgeon - "Hilary Duff steps out of her usual role and delivers a stressed-out nostalgic Sharon Tate. I enjoyed her Sharon Tate - I thought she pulled it off. The movie went into a third person POV and flipped the script. The killed became the killers. The movie didn't dive too much into what Helter Skelter is, but it brought some decent jump scares. The writer might have tried too hard going in a different direction. He took real history and just rewrote it in his own mind. I gave it a 3.5 because it was entertaining, but it was a movie that used the name for fame." - 3.5 Stars

Grey Ranger - "BULLSHIT. BULLSHIT. BULLSHIT. BULLSHIT. BULLSHIT. BULLSHIT. BULLSHIT. BULLSHIT. BULLSHIT. BULLSHIT. BULLSHIT. BULLSHIT. BULLSHIT. BULLSHIT. BULLSHIT. BULLSHIT. If there's a sensitive, intelligent film to be made of this story with this approach, Farrands is not the person to do it." - 0 Stars Farrands owes me a star for sitting through it! (default 1 Stars)

Lord Battle - "The Haunting of Sharon Tate is a weird film. Combing real crime scene footage with an alternate reality Sharon Tate who's plagued by premonitions of her own death, the film becomes a sort of tragic "What if" placing Sharon in a survivor girl role. The problem here is that unlike Tarantino's Inglorious Bastards, Farrands chooses to reach for heartstrings instead of over the top revenge. I honestly would be interested in seeing a grindhouse retelling where Sharon Tate murders her would be killers and hunts down Charles Manson for some proper comeuppance... Guess we'll just have to live with this subpar/offensive slasher. Oh, and for the record, I really enjoyed Hillary Duff in this role, I just wish she was more like the Bear Jew." - 2.5 Stars

Huntress - "I think most people question the use of real police footage in a non-documentary movie, especially one that goes out of its way to distance itself from the actual events it's based on. If that question never came to mind, it sure will at the end of The Haunting of Sharon Tate! Maybe Daniel Ferrands expected the audience not to know that this was based on true events. It's not too crazy of an assumption, but it still felt unnecessary. I liked a lot of the atmosphere of this movie, the huge empty house it was filmed in had lots of ominous ajar doors and dark windows. Hillary Duff looked great playing Sharon Tate but all the acting felt somehow rusty, which made for a lot of commentary from the Overlook audience. I think the concept was stronger than the execution here." - 3 Stars

Slayer Swift - "This movie actually surprised me. I had no idea where they were going to take it after the murders were acted out halfway through the runtime. Turning Sharon Tate into a survivor girl was an interesting twist. The musical choices were really distracting though - they almost counteracted efforts to build suspense and tension at some points. Overall, I enjoyed it." - 3 Stars

The Overlook Theatre Final Rating*
(Below is for after you've seen the film)

The Haunting of Sharon Tate is the second of Daniel Farrands' narrative features the Overlook has screened. The Amityville Murders was entertaining, but not very well liked (review will be up soon). We later received a screener for his second narrative feature The Haunting of Sharon Tate the same week as several other films. As host, I made a choice I usually regret immediately after and I put the nights screening to a vote. The audience leaned heavily towards tHoST beating out the remaining votes which were all for BIG KILL. The reason I hesitate putting titles to vote is; movies don't win, audience members do. This almost instantly sours the mood as the crowd is divided into winners and losers. Not to mention the compound effect when sore losers try to disrupt the screening by complaining/riffing.
The screening played to an attentive, confused, and offended crowd. For the most part, I think everyone did a good job at describing their experience in their review, so I'd like to let Daniel say his piece and refer you to The Overlook Hour Podcast. Below is a link to the chat we had with Mr. Farrands about The Amityville Murder. If you skip past that, he spoke with us about tHoST. Keep in mind that this was before the release of the film and he was already geared up to defend his position as Writer/Director on this project.
Watch the film for yourself before you jump to conclusions. And be sure to hold on tight if tHoST offended you because his next feature is promising to do the same.

- Lord Battle

The Overlook Theatre materialized in a Residence for a screening on 2/28/2019
*Based on the star ratings turned in by character reviewers, others viewed and got to "Dislike" or "Like" but that does not affect the rating.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Bluray Tuesday Featuring: Glass, Replicas, & Stray

April 16th 2019

New week means new Blurays to add to our collections. First up is M. Night Shyamalan's Glass, the third in the series followed by Unbreakable, and Split. I missed this one in theaters and I'm looking forward to checking it out now. Target will carry an exclusive steelbook for this title and Best Buy's exclusive will have different packaging and character cards. Keanu Reeves's new sci fi thriller Replicas is next to hit shelves today. I've heard mixed reviews on this one but look forward to checking it out anyway. Next is the newest DC animated original movie, Justice League vs the Fatal Five. Target will carry and exclusive steelbook and Best Buy a figurine gift set. Rounding out the week is The Karate Kid 35th anniversary, The Manitou from Scream Factory and Dragon Ball Super: Broly. So what will you buy, rent or skip this week? Let us know in the comments. Until next week!

Glass: Amazon - $22.99
4K:Amazon - $27.99

Following the conclusion of Split, Glass finds Dunn pursuing Crumb’s superhuman figure of The Beast in a series of escalating encounters, while the shadowy presence of Price emerges as an orchestrator who holds secrets critical to both men.

Glass (Blu-ray) 

Glass 4K (Blu-ray) 

Steelbook: Target - $27.99

Glass (Blu-ray)
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Exclusive Packaging: Best Buy - $29.99

Glass 4K (Blu-ray)
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 Stray: Amazon - $21.99

An orphaned teenager forms an unlikely friendship with a detective. Together they investigate her mother's murder, and uncover the supernatural force that proves to be a threat to her family.

Stray (Blu-ray)
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Replicas: Amazon - $17.99

A daring synthetic biologist who, after a car accident kills his family, will stop at nothing to bring them back, even if it means pitting himself against a government-controlled laboratory, a police task force and the physical laws of science.

Replicas (Blu-ray) 

Justice League vs the Fatal Five: Amazon - $17.99
4K: Amazon - $24.99

The fate of the Earth hangs in the balance when the Justice League faces the Fatal Five, a time-travelling band who terrorise Metropolis in search of the budding Green Lantern.

Justice League vs the Fatal Five (Blu-ray) 

Justice League vs the Fatal Five 4K (Blu-ray) 

Steelbooks: Target - $22.99

Justice League vs the Fatal Five (Blu-ray)
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Figurine: Best Buy - $33.99

Justice League vs The Fatal Five 4K (Blu-ray)

The Manitou: Amazon - $26.99

A psychic's girlfriend finds out that a lump on her back is a growing reincarnation of a 400 year-old demonic Native American spirit.

The Manitou (Blu-ray) 

Malibu Express: Amazon - $11.99

A smooth-talking Texan sexy private eye is assigned by a cryptic Contessa with the task of investigating who is behind the hi-tech computer technology leaks to the Russians.

Malibu Express (Blu-ray) 

Superstition: Amazon -  $25.99

A witch put to death in 1692 swears vengeance on her persecutors and returns to the present day to punish their descendants.

Superstition (Blu-ray) 

Keoma: Amazon - $26.99

Half-breed Keoma returns to his border hometown after service in the Civil War and finds it under the control of Caldwell, an ex-Confederate raider, and his vicious gang of thugs. To make matters worse, Keoma's three half-brothers have joined forces with Caldwell, and make it painfully clear that his return is an unwelcome one. Determined to break Caldwell and his brothers' grip on the town, Keoma partners with his father's former ranch hand to exact violent revenge.

Keoma (Blu-ray) 

Dragon Ball Super: Broly: Amazon - $19.99

Knowing that there are increasingly powerful forces in the universe that he has yet to encounter, Goku spends all of his time training to achieve even greater strength. But, one fateful day a mysterious new Saiyan appears before Goku and Vegeta: Broly. How can a Saiyan—a member of the proud warrior race that was completely annihilated after the destruction of Planet Vegeta—appear here on Earth? With Frieza’s return from hell, a fierce battle awaits the three mighty Saiyans who have followed completely different destinies.

Dragon Ball Super: Broly (Blu-ray) 

Steelbook: Amazon - $27.99

Dragon Ball Super: Broly (Blu-ray)
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The Karate Kid (4K): Amazon - $19.99

Daniel arrives in Los Angeles from the east coast and faces the difficult task of making new friends. However, he becomes the object of bullying by the Cobras, a menacing gang of karate students, when he strikes up a relationship with Ali, the Cobra leader's ex-girlfriend. Eager to fight back and impress his new girlfriend but afraid to confront the dangerous gang, Daniel asks his handyman Miyagi, whom he learns is a master of the martial arts, to teach him karate. Miyagi teaches Daniel that karate is a mastery over the self, mind, and body and that fighting is always the last answer to a problem. Under Miyagi's guidance, Daniel develops not only physical skills but also the faith and self-confidence to compete despite tremendous odds.

The Karate Kid 4K (Blu-ray) 

The Kid Who Would Be King: Amazon - $19.99
4K: Amazon - $24.99

Old-school magic meets the modern world when young Alex stumbles upon the mythical sword Excalibur. He soon unites his friends and enemies, and they become knights who join forces with the legendary wizard Merlin. Together, they must save mankind from the wicked enchantress Morgana and her army of supernatural warriors.

The Kid Who Would Be King (Blu-ray) 

The Kid Who Would Be King 4K (Blu-ray) 

Master of Dark Shadows: Amazon - $22.99

Master of Dark Shadows reveals the fascinating impact of the ground-breaking Gothic drama Dark Shadows and award-winning filmmaker Dan Curtis.
 Master of Dark Shadows (Blu-ray) 

 -The Impostor

Thursday, April 11, 2019

The Overlook Theatre Reviews: BIG KILL

A tenderfoot from Philadelphia, two misfit gamblers on the run, and a deadly preacher have a date with destiny in a boom town gone bust called Big Kill.

0 of 8 viewers "Liked" "BIG KILL" (2019, USA)
Creature reviews have been minimally altered in an attempt to maintain their voice:

Huntress - "A formulaic western with no main character and a surprisingly high body count. BIG KILL looked really good and was well acted, but it could have used a sprinkle of new ideas to spice things up. But if you want to spend two hours living with a couple of characters in a small desert town, this one could be for you. I personally can't handle desert climate." - 2 Stars

The Impostor - "BIG KILL for me was a BIG waste of time and I felt it tried to BIG KILL me will boredom. Maybe it's because western films aren't my cup of tea or shot of Hennessy. In the 2 hour runtime, I had no idea what the story was even about. Just two guys in a town of 8 people and they all spend their time in the saloon. The music was laughable in the moments it were placed. Danny Trejo made his 2 min cameo 'n we never seen him again. Overall not the film for me and I would not recommend this." - 1 Star

Dr. Gonzo - "The title of this film is misleading, it was like I was watching a snooze fest. The iconic actors that were in BIG KILL couldn't save it. Lou Diamond Phillips and Jason Patrick, I grew up watching these guys. Legendary Danny Trejo had a cameo. Sorry, BIG KILL was disappointing. The writers had a good beginning but didn't really take it anywhere. No good special effects. Kills were boring, except for the quick shoot out scenes. Watching BIG KILL brought good memories of Young Guns, but BIG KILL is no comparison." - 2 Stars

Math Mage - "10 minutes of gunfighting with unintelligible dialogue lead us awkwardly into 115 minutes of nothing punctuated by absurd BGM." - 2 Stars

Lord Battle - *Spoiler* - "I'll admit I was pretty excited to see Danny Trejo and Lou Diamond Phillips in a gunfight... Spoiler, they don't even share a scene. I honestly doubt they even met on set. Actually was Danny Trejo even in this film?" - 2 Stars

Greyranger - "So earnest in its reverence for the classic western that it's too timid to give us anything new. A likable cast can't save the thing which is at least 30 minutes too long." - 2 Stars

KillDozer - "This was a real throwback western that stubbornly refused to tread any new ground. It managed to play the old-time western plots of the '50s completely straight. Jason Patrick and Lou Diamond Philips couldn't save what could have been a really fun watch. Big Kill would have played better as a made for TV mini-series. Big Kill aka Big Let Down." - 2 Stars

Wandering Panda - *Fell Asleep* - 2 Stars (Default)

The Overlook Theatre Final Rating*
(Below is for after you've seen the film)

BIG KILL made for a weird screening. I expected the initial questions about why we were screening a Western and I answered them by pointing out the fact it was called BIG KILL and stared Lou Diamon Phillips, Jason Patrick, and Danny Trejo. I think I said something along the lines of "How could it be boring?!".

Like the Math Mage mentions in his review, BIG KILL opens with a large shoot out. This would be great except that there was a distracting issue with the leads all sounding like they each had a mouth full of gravel. The very hard to understand dialogue overshadowed all of the gunfighting and betrayed BIG KILL's one potentially cool reveal...

Anyway, the creatures calmed down after the first 5 minutes but became concerned again when the characters seek shelter at a fort and have Danny Trejo turned away. I remember the joke being made that we'd never see him again... The film took an interesting turn here as we watch our now articulate leads make do in a makeshift bar in a border fort. I mentioned the possibilities for interesting stories here and after some hijinx, our characters are hired to lead an accountant to BIG KILL a town no one had ever heard of. If this sounds potentially cool to you, I'd have to agree. When the party has a travel montage backed by a humorous musical score and encounters some riders lead by Lou Diamond Phillips I still had high hopes! It wasn't until Mr. Diamond and his entourage had their 5 minutes and rode off that I became worried.

Upon reaching Big Kill (the town) it was clear that BIG KILL (the film) had peeked back at the fort. Big Kill (the town) looked like every other Hollywood low end studio western. One strip of buildings, a saloon on the corner, balconies that countless stunt doubles must have fallen from, and yet not a tumbleweed... or a pianist! BIG KILL (the film) was like Greyranger said, "so earnest in its reverence for the classic western" yet failing to capture the vibe. When I was younger I HATED westerns for pretty much the same reasons as The Impostor, I thought they were boring and full of talking. Then I learned about every film students favorite word: juxtaposition, and just how ripe the western genre was with them. The city vs wilderness, family vs the loner, the dry of the desert vs the moisture of the saloon (😉). BIG KILL explores none of this yet embodies what an 8-year-old Lord Battle and current day Impostor fear. A Hallmark drama in the desert, with occasional gunfire thrown in to keep the audience awake.

I'd like to note that the film was technically well crafted. The only complaint we had was about the mumbled speech early on, which honestly turned out to be one of the most memorable parts of the film. Seriously what's worse? A low budget shit-show that has people laughing or a well made safe studio film that's uninspired and has a crowd of people sitting silently waiting... Oh and that cool reveal I mentioned earlier was when Jake Logan (Scott Martin) turned out to be an amazing gunslinger. After navigating the film as a nonviolent comic relief, this would have been an impactful reveal... Except they opened the damn movie with that stupid shoot out that I and everyone except for the Math Mage forgot about.

-Lord Battle

The Overlook Theatre materialized in a Residence for a screening on 3/28/2019
*Based on the star ratings turned in by character reviewers, others viewed and got to "Dislike" or "Like" but that does not affect the rating.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Lord Battle Blogs: SHE @ The Alamo Drafthouse, Weird Wednesday

It's 12:25AM and I've just returned from a screening of a 35mm print of Avi Nesher's 1984 post-apocalyptic fantasy SHE. This is my first time in the presence of SHE and also the second time I've been back to the Alamo Drafthouse SF since they removed their program director. I'd like to address very briefly the fact that people think The Overlook Theatre has been boycotting the Alamo since the aforementioned separation and I will now say on the record, it's not true. Well not intentionally... 

The thing that you need to realize is San Francisco has gone through some serious gentrification and lost a lot of great independent theatres. With that, we've also lost a lot of great hosts. Recently we lost the Yerba Beuna film program department which took with it two of our favorite intro voices, followed by the Alamo Drafthouse now being booked by a shadow entity... I'm removing names from this post because I've been drinking and I've gone down a tangent. So no, we are not boycotting the Alamo, but does it feel warm and inviting like it used too? No, honestly it hasn't since they removed Lost Weekend Video and stopped booking Video Vortex and turned it into a souvenir shop. Will I still show up for a midday screening of a new Gaspar Noé film with a promised Skype Q&A? Fuck yes, but next time spare us the tool of a host (I don't know who he was but anyone other than Mike was gonna make me mad, especially while pandering insincerely).

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Forget Stranger Things, you wanna see an old Mountain Dew can? Watch SHE!

The Math Mage accompanied Huntress and I out on this $6 10PM adventure, which I couldn't have been happier about. I have been a long time enjoyer of fantasy film and when one loves fantasy film one also knows how few and far between a kindred spirit can be!

Like most Terror Tuesdays / Weird Wednesdays, SHE had the bulk of the middle section of theatre one full with a few stragglers on either side. I'd say this was a solid turn out, especially for a 1h 45m Post-apocalyptic film starting at 10PM on a school night... So I checked IMDB to see if I could recognize any films Avi Nesher may have made post SHE and help give me some insight on the turnout.

Avi Nesher's award-winning films have played a major part in Israeli cinema's rise to prominence during the last decade. During that period, remarkably enough, four Israeli movies were nominated for Best Foreign Picture. During that era Nesher was singled out and honored several times as one of Israel's all-time greatest filmmakers.
-excerpt from IMDB mini bio on Avi Nesher

I didn't recognize anything from his filmography but that paragraph from IMDB sure got me excited. As for the larger than expected crowd, it appeared they were just looking to drink/laugh. I pass no judgment here.

The Mummy Mutant gang wields chainsaws (with optional sunglasses)!

Shove (@shovemink (IG)) intro'd the feature with the credits rolling behind her, some slight technical difficulty, and an obvious sense of disdain. Shove is very knowledgeable when it comes to film and horror specifically, but she hesitates not when she dislikes something. She did not like SHE. This set the tone for an ironic viewing and I'm not going to lie, kinda bummed me out. I am glad that she gave a nod to Avi Nesher's band Bastard, which ruled! I should probably mention that I spent my first initial moments home trying to look them up, but according to Metal-Archives there are 13 bands named Bastard and 69 more with Bastard in the name... (Let me know if you have more info on Bastard!) After making fun of the bikini warrior women, oiled hunks, and costume choice, Shove departed.

The ballerina giant from the sleeping gas woods comes equipped with a gas mask.

SHE looked, sounded, and played beautifully. Right after the film abruptly ended the Math Mage jumped up and expressed his anger that the film presented a plot line that they left out of the movie. He was referring to the one part of the movie I went to the bathroom during, but I think the mad scientist in the sleeping gas forest released the female henchmen to reunite some crystals. This character returns towards the end of the film with no mention of this. The Math Mage was clearly the only person in the theatre anticipating this story arch. After his protest of the ending, we both instantly agreed that SHE was amazing. I personally think SHE is the best post-apocalyptic fantasy film I've ever seen. The plot of CONQUEST with unique-ish warbands ala THE WARRIORS, locations that felt fresh and unique, with a bombed out city for the climactic 3rd act! 

Nazis now rule New York City.

I seemed to be the only one annoyed with the amount of laughter throughout the film, but even I had to ask myself, what did I expect? Post-screening the crowd cleared out quickly. I did spot a couple cool artist in the crowd and an SF film programmer. I just wonder if we'll ever have after film discussions like we did for the first 3 years of the Alamo. I suppose I should make an effort to keep that culture alive. Math Mage did hang out and walk Huntress and I to our car to talk about SHE some more. That counts.

I'll speak more about the film on The Overlook Hour Podcast #137 since I'd like to start doing these post-screening blog posts as a sort of diary of SF cinema culture. I was really upset with myself for not doing this sooner when the culture was stronger and I'm committed to documenting events now, albeit 5 years late.

- Lord Battle

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Bluray Tuesdsy Featuring: The Amityville Murders, A Dog's Way Home & Project Blue Book

April 9th 2019

Bluray Tuesday returns! This week is filled with indie and older titles released for the first time on Bluray. But first up is a new title, The Amityville Murders, another take on the Amityville horror story. This one is not the best we have seen but definitely not the worst either. Next up is family film A Dog's Way Home. This film looks like is spoiled by its trailer that paints out the whole story in two minutes. Will Farrell's new comedy hits shelves today titled Holmes & Watson based on Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson. Rounding out the week is History Channel show Project BlueThe God Inside My Ear, and The Iguana With The Tongue of Fire from Arrow Video. So what will you buy, rent or skip this week? Let us know in the Comments. Until next week!

The Amityville Murders: Amazon - $19.99

On the night of November 13, 1974, Ronald DeFeo, Jr. took a high-powered rifle and murdered his entire family as they slept. At his trial, DeFeo claimed that "voices" in the house commanded him to kill. This is their story.

The Amityville Murders (Blu-ray) 

A Dog's Way Home: Amazon - $19.99

As a puppy, Bella finds her way into the arms of Lucas, a young man who gives her a good home. When Bella becomes separated from Lucas, she soon finds herself on an epic 400-mile journey to reunite with her beloved owner. Along the way, the lost but spirited dog touches the lives of an orphaned mountain lion, a down-on-his-luck veteran and some friendly strangers who happen to cross her path.

A Dog's Way Home (Blu-ray) 

Project Blue Book (Season One): Amazon - $21.99

The story of the real-life, U.S. Air Force-sponsored investigations into UFO-related phenomena from 1947-70. 

Project Blue Book: Season 1 (Blu-ray) 

Holmes & Watson: Amazon - $19.99

A humorous take on Arthur Conan Doyle's classic mysteries featuring Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson.

Holmes & Watson (Blu-ray) 

Berlin, I Love You: Amazon - $15.99 

Ten stories of love, compassion, redemption and acceptance set against the vivid backdrop of Berlin.

Berlin, I Love You (Blu-ray) 

Enigma: Amazon - $17.99

A CIA agent tries to infiltrate Soviet intelligence to stop a murderous diabolical plot.

 Enigma (Blu-ray) 

We Die Young: Amazon - $15.99

The story takes place in the slums of Washington DC, a world ruled by violent gangs and ruthless drug dealers. We get to see what happens to the characters over the course of 24 hours. Lucas, a 14-year-old Hispanic boy, inducted since age 10 into the brutal gang life of a San Salvadorean neighborhood in Washington D.C., is determined that his 10-year-old brother Miguel won't follow the same path. When Daniel (an Afghanistan war veteran) comes into the neighborhood looking for drugs to escape his own reality, an unusual opportunity arises that can change their lives forever. With the help of Daniel, Lucas tries to flee his gang-lord mentor, Rincon.

We Die Young (Blu-ray) 

Glass (2015): Amazon - $30.00

Sex, conspiracy and violence explode in GLASS, the second instalment of Vince D'Amato's neo-giallo series. Tirra Dent plays Zarana, a woman consumed by paranoia and rabid nightmares after she finds herself relentlessly stalked by the enigmatic killer. Set in the "glass jungle" of Vancouver's gentrified neighbourhoods, Glass is a scathing critique of social media and the society of middle and lower classes.
Glass (Blu-ray) 

Strange Nature: Amazon - $17.99

Based on a true unsolved ecological mystery, thousands of hideously deformed frogs have turned up in the waters of Minnesota. As seen through the eyes of a one hit wonder single-mother and her 11-year old son, a small town struggles with the unknown when the deadly mutations move beyond the ponds.
 Strange Nature (Blu-ray) 

The God Inside My Ear: Amazon - $12.99

Elizia has just experienced a sudden breakup with her boyfriend, Fred, who has left her to join a UFO Cult in California. This breakup becomes a catalyst that triggers strange visions and voices. Mysterious figures hidden away in a secret control room begin controlling Elizia, hypnotizing her and sending her cryptic messages that she becomes determined to decode. Confiding her problems to a random telemarketer only attracts more problems as the telemarketer begins stalking her. Elizia seeks solutions through a number of methods, including visits to physicians, psychiatrists, psychics and even experimenting with hallucinogenics. But all of her troubleshooting only seems to add more chaos as the psychedelic darkness encroaches around her. Throughout the film, Elizia's friends try to help her figure out if these experiences are real or some sort of delirium.

The God Inside My Ear (Blu-ray) 

The Blood Drinkers: Amazon - $21.99

This weird and chilling tale of vampires and the undead seeking to bring their kind back to life features the evil Marco (Ronald Remy), an updated version of the vampiric Count Dracula replete with cape, fangs, and clean-shaven head! Marco seeks to reanimate his long lost love and infuse her with the blood of his victims as he casts his evil spell over the inhabitants of a lonely village. Sharp fangs gleam in the night as bloodsuckers and bats seek fresh blood from the veins of their victims in this eerie drive-in favorite, also known as "The Vampire People" and featuring unusual color photography and tinting effects. A must for any vampire film collection!
 The Blood Drinkers (Blu-ray) 

The Iguana With The Tongue of Fire: Amazon - $27.99

In Dublin, a young woman is brutally murdered in her home by a maniac that throws acid in her face and then slits her throat with a razor. Her mangled body is later discovered in the boot of a limousine owned by the Swiss Ambassador Sobiesky. The Ambassador, who was the dead woman's lover, refuses to cooperate with the police due to his diplomatic immunity. John Norton, an ex-cop famed for his brutal working methods, is brought in to help and gets too deeply involved when he stars an affair with the Ambassador's beautiful step-daughter, Helen. Meanwhile, the brutal killings continue.

The Iguana with the Tongue of Fire (Blu-ray) 


Blood Lake: Amazon - $13.99

Six teenagers decide to party one weekend, but before the partying begins one couple disappears. Only to be fount brutally murdered. A blood thirsty killer is stalking their summer playground. One by one bodies begin to show up, as they become prey to the venomous vengeance-seeking maniac.

Blood Lake (DVD) 

-The Impostor