Monday, February 22, 2021

Bluray Tuesday Featuring: Wrong Turn (2021), The Fear & The Croods 2

 February 23rd 2021

The last Bluray Tuesday of February has arrived. First up this week is Wrong Turn (2021). This reboot may not be what you expect but definitely a solid watch and one I'd  recommend. Next up this week is The Fear from Vinegar Syndrome. I remember watching this film as a kid and am looking forward to revisiting it in the near future. Rounding out the week this week is animated sequel The Croods: A New Age, Shogun's Joy of Torture from Arrow Video for the first time on bluray and  thriller Silk Road from Lionsgate. So what will you buy, rent or skip this week? Let us know in the comments. Until next week!

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Wrong Turn (Blu-ray)

Wrong Turn (2021): Best Buy - $16.99 

Friends hiking the Appalachian Trail are confronted by 'The Foundation', a community of people who have lived in the mountains for hundreds of years.

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The Fear (Blu-ray)

The Fear: Vinegar Syndrome - $27.99 

A weekend group goes to a remote cabin for "fear therapy". While each person is working to conquer their worst fears, they all become terrorized by a living monster made of wood which stalks each of them in turn.

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The Croods: A New Age 4K (Blu-ray)
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The Croods: A New Age: Amazon - $27.99 

The prehistoric Crood family is challenged by rival family the Bettermans, who claim to be better and more evolved.

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 Hitcher in the Dark (Blu-ray) 

Hitcher in The Dark: Vinegar Syndrome - $27.99 

Mark, a disturbed young man, harbors sexual desires for his deceased mother. Driving around the back roads of Va. Beach, Mark seeks out lone females to carry out his twisted sexual fantasies. Enter Daniela, who bares a striking resemblance to mom, who happens to make the mistake of accepting a ride from Mark.

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Shogun's Joy of Torture (Blu-ray) 

Shogun's Joy Of Torture: Amazon - $27.99 

The Joy of Torture is an anthology that is made up of three separate stories that all intersect: The first segment is about Shinza who was hurt while working when a log hit him on the head, and now sister Mitsu is forced to give herself to her brother's boss Mr. Mino in order to help pay for Shinza's doctor bills. The second segment is about the arrival of mother Reiho and her servant Rintoku at the Jukuin monastery. The monastery is located near a temple inhabited by priests and one day when one of them named Shunkei runs by Reiho he arouses something inside of her. The final segment is about a tattoo artist named Horicho who has just given Kimicho his greatest tattoo to date. While showing his work off to a group of people, a man named Lord Nambera walks by mocking the tattoo and its lack of realism.

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Castle of the Creeping Flesh (Blu-ray) 

Castle of The Creeping Flesh: Amazon - $22.99 

In an ancient castle, a mad scientist is trying to revive his dead daughter by an operation, but there are certain body parts he needs that he can't get.

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Last Call (Blu-ray) 

Last Call: Amazon - $18.99 

Last Call tells the tale of a bitterly alone man, Scott, played by Daved Wilkins who calls the Suicide prevention hotline, but accidentally calls Beth, a janitor played by Sarah Booth.

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Silk Road (Blu-ray) 

Silk Road: Best Buy - $16.99 

Philosophical twenty-something Ross Ulbricht creates Silk Road, a dark net website that sells narcotics, while DEA agent Rick Bowden goes undercover to bring him down.

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- The Impostor

Saturday, February 20, 2021

UNNAMED FOOTAGE FESTIVAL 24hr ANNOUNCES FIRST WAVE OF TITLES AND WAKETRIX BADGE GIVEAWAY

Live 24-hour Virtual Screening Event to Take Place March 26th, 2021


Since 2018, the Unnamed Footage Festival has brought a unique and often obscure selection of found footage horror, first-person POV cinema, and faux documentary to San Francisco, with previous festivals being hosted at the historic Balboa Theatre, the Roxie Theater, and ATA. Strange times call for strange measures, and like so many other events, the fourth edition of the annual film festival is moving to a virtual landscape in the form of a 24-hour long webathon.

UFF24hr will be a live, one-time-only, day-long marathon of weird and exclusive in-world camera features and shorts, alongside Q&As with filmmakers and industry professionals. Beginning on March 26th at 7 PM CST, the event will be hosted by the forgotten legendary broadcast icon Vernon Herman Salinger, in his first return to the public eye in three decades, and other surprise guests.

All proceeds from UFF24hr will be donated to non-profit and independent cinemas across the country who are in need of support, and virtual badges, which include access to the full 24-hour event for viewers in North America, will go on sale the first week of March for the cost of $10 USD. Additional donations will be collected throughout the night and into the next day -- as long as the team can stay awake to receive them. 

UFF is thrilled to announce a new partnership with the lifestyle drug Waketrix as our presenting festival sponsor. A revolutionary sleep suppressant soon hitting the market, Waketrix is now holding a special promotion and raffle for a free UFF24hr badge and virtual merch pack. To enter the raffle, and to learn more about Waketrix, visit their website: https://www.waketrix.info

In this first wave of feature titles, UFF is proud to announce Gillian Horvat’s I Blame Society as the opening film -- the latest found footage release making waves with fans and critics alike. Writer/director Horvat plays a fictionalized version of herself working on a documentary exploring her friends’ belief that she has the ability to commit murder. 


ADDITIONAL FEATURE FILMS FROM THE LINE-UP INCLUDE:

0s & 1s (2006) 

Director Eugene Kotlyarenko’s (Spree) sophomore feature 0s & 1s is exploding with nostalgic internet ephemera as a pioneering screenlife comedy set entirely on a computer screen from the 00s. James Pongo (Morgan Krantz) has a cushy job, a busy social life and an alluring love interest all through the click of a mouse. But when he wakes up after a night of reckless partying to discover that his computer is missing, James' hyper-connected reality takes a nosedive.

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Dwellers (2021)

A collaboration between Megadeth bassist David Ellison and Bang Tango guitarist Drew Fortier, Dwellers is a found footage horror set in the deep, damp sewers of L.A. While shooting a documentary, a filmmaker and his crew go missing while uncovering a terrifying and vicious secret below the city's surface. It’s C.H.U.D meets The Blair Witch Project featuring surprising cameos from several rock legends.

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Poser (2020)

Aiden Doherty, once a skate legend, returns home from rehab to star in a documentary about his recovery in the lo-fi, Ohio punk skateboarding thriller Poser.  But it doesn’t take long for the project to derail when a drug stash is uncovered in an old hangout spot. Directed by up-and-comer Jake Striebel, and with a killer garage punk soundtrack featuring tracks from Together Pangea and The Raging Nathans.

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Murder Death Koreatown (2020) 

An exclusive screening in collaboration with the anonymous filmmaker themselves. A man’s curiosity over his neighbor’s murder becomes a conspiratorial descent into madness. Since the premiere of Murder Death Koreatown at UFF3, the film has garnered a cult following for its bizarrely unnerving blending of reality with fiction. This replay of the film will be a different cut than the version available on streaming platforms, with more surprises to come.

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More titles will be announced shortly, along with the full schedule and ticket sales, on the Unnamed Footage Festival website:

 www.unnamedfootagefestival.com


Follow @unnamedfootage on Twitter for more updates and tweet about #UFF24hr

UFF24h will be accessible for audiences in  North America, with any additional countries to be added and announced closer to the event. 

International industry and press badges are available worldwide. 


All requests can be sent to:

unnamedfootagefest@gmail.com

Friday, February 19, 2021

Overlook Hour Podcast Show Notes #233


Filmmaker Robbie Smith is the first in-studio guest we've has in MONTHS and it was fantastic. 

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Y'all are as much to blame for these Armie Hammer Two Sentence Horror Stories as we are...

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GIRLZ NIGHT in its entirety.

Make sure to "Like" the video and help spread the chaos.

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Jay Oakerson stops the tape.

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Last week's episode with Steven Kostanski on YouTube

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And finally, our 3.5-hour hangout with Robbie aka ep #233

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-Lord Battle

Monday, February 15, 2021

Bluray Tuesday Featuring: Fear of Rain, Lovecraft Country & Random Acts of Violence

 February 16th 2021


 Bluray Tuesday creeps up on us once more. First up this week is HBO series Lovecraft Country. I've heard great things about this series and am looking forward to checking it out. Fear of Rain is next up this week. This film is slightly predictable but definitely kept my attention enough to enjoy it for what it was. The main actress in this film will star in the I Know What You Did Last Summer TV series reboot. Shudder exclusive film Random Acts of Violence hits shelves today and has a cool premise. Rounding out the week is Good Burger a childhood classic for me, The Unseen and Harley Quinn complete seasons one and two. So what will you buy, rent or skip this week? Let us know in the comments. Until next week!
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Lovecraft Country: The Complete First Season (Blu-ray) 

Lovecraft Country (Season One)Amazon  - $27.99 

A search for a missing father turns into an otherworldly trip. Based on the 2016 novel by Matt Ruff, this HBO drama series follows Korean war vet Atticus Freeman (Jonathan Majors) as he joins his friend Letitia (Jurnee Smollett) and his Uncle George (Courtney B. Vance) on a journey across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his father (Michael Kenneth Williams). What follows is a struggle to survive and overcome both the racist terrors of white America and the terrifying monsters that could be ripped from an H.P. Lovecraft paperback.
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Random Acts of Violence (Blu-ray) 

Random Acts of Violence: Amazon - $12.99 

A pair of comic book writers begin to notice scary similarities between the character they created and horrific real-life events.
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Fear of Rain (Blu-ray) 

Fear of Rain: Amazon - $14.99 

A girl living with schizophrenia struggles with terrifying hallucinations as she begins to suspect her neighbor has kidnapped a child. The only person who believes her is Caleb -a boy she isn't even sure exists.

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The Unseen (Blu-ray) 

The Unseen: Amazon - $19.99 

A trio of female reporters find themselves staying overnight in a house occupied by a hostile 'being' known only as The Unseen.
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Archenemy (Blu-ray) 

Archenemy: Amazon - $12.99 

Max Fist, who claims to be a hero from another dimension who fell through time and space to earth, where he has no powers. No one believes his stories except for a local teen named Hamster.
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The Swordsman (Blu-ray) 

The Swordsman: Amazon - $14.99 

Three different swordsmen -- a swordsman who is going blind, the best swordsman in Joseon Dynasty, and the best swordsman in Qing Dynasty who aspires to be the best even in the Joseon Dynasty -- meet each other for their own reasons.
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Horizon Line (Blu-ray) 

Horizon Line: Amazon - $22.99 

A couple flying on a small plane to attend a tropical island wedding must fight for their lives after their pilot suffers a heart attack.
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Breaking Surface (Blu-ray) 

 Breaking Surface: Amazon - $24.99 

A winter diving trip in Norway turns into a desperate race against time for two sisters when one of them becomes trapped on the bottom of the ocean by falling rocks.
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Good Burger (Blu-ray) 

Good Burger: Amazon - $12.99 

Can fast-food counter dudes Ed (Kel Mitchell) and Dexter (Kenan Thompson) battle big business? That's the order of the day when Mondo Burger's high-tech hamburger haven opens across the street from the tiny Good Burger diner. Catch up with the gags as Ed and Dexter scramble to save their jobs and stop Mondo Burger's bid for fast-food domination!
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Jetsons: The Movie (Blu-ray) 

Jetsons The Movie: Amazon - $16.99

George Jetson is forced to uproot his family when Mr. Spacely promotes him to take charge of a new factory on a distant planet.
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Harley Quinn: The Complete First and Second Seasons (Blu-ray) 

Harley Quinn Season One & Two: Amazon - $23.99

Harley Quinn follows Harley Quinn's adventures after she breaks up with the Joker, including receiving help from Poison Ivy and others to become a member of the Legion of Doom.
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- The Impostor

Friday, February 12, 2021

Overlook Hour Podcast Show Notes #232

 


Steven Kostanski returns for a much longer episode in which sidetracks are plentiful. 

Steven's the best.

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Please submit your Two Sentence Horror Stories so we can leave Armie Hammer's DMs.

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No one asked for this one but here it is. 

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Catch up on last week's episode with Jordan Graham on YouTube!

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-Huntress

Sunday, February 7, 2021

Bluray Tuesday Featuring: Freaky, My Bloody Valentine, & Sputnik

 February 9th 2021


 Bluray Tuesday returns! First up this week is one of my favorites of last year, Freaky. This film was entertaining, fun and had some cool kills. I'd highly recommend it. Next up this week is My Bloody Valentine (1981) from Scream Factory in a glossy steelbook packaging and if you order from their site you can get a bundle with The Miner action figure from Neca as an exclusive to site figure. Perfect to watch this coming Valentines Day! Rounding out the week this week is IFC Midnight sci-fi thriller Sputnik, Greenland and Beach Babes From Beyond Director's Cut. So what will you buy, rent or skip this week? Let us know in the comments. Until next week!

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Freaky (Blu-ray) 

Freaky: Amazon - $22.99 

After swapping bodies with a deranged serial killer, a young girl in high school discovers she has less than 24 hours before the change becomes permanent.

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My Bloody Valentine (Blu-ray)
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My Bloody Valentine [Deluxe Limited Edition Steelbook with Exclusive Action Figure]

My Bloody Valentine: Amazon - $19.99

Figure Exclusive: Scream Factory - $68.99 

Twenty years ago in a sleepy mining town, a fatal mining disaster occurred on Valentine's Day, now a deranged murderer is killing those who celebrate Valentine's Day.

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Sputnik (Blu-ray) 

Sputnik: Amazon - $17.99 

USSR, 1983. Soviet cosmonaut Konstantin Veshnyakov brings an alien creature back to earth… concealed within his own body. In a secret laboratory situated in a military base closed off from the rest of the country, neurophysiologist Tatiana Klimova tries her best to save the cosmonaut from the alien monster. Meanwhile, she discovers that she feels much more than just a professional interest in her patient.

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Greenland (Blu-ray) 

Greenland: Amazon - $22.99  

John Garrity, his estranged wife and their young son embark on a perilous journey to find sanctuary as a planet-killing comet hurtles toward Earth. Amid terrifying accounts of cities getting levelled, the Garrity's experience the best and worst in humanity. As the countdown to the global apocalypse approaches zero, their incredible trek culminates in a desperate and last-minute flight to a possible safe haven.

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Beach Babes from Beyond (Blu-ray) 

Beach Babes From Beyond: Amazon - $12.99

Three intergalactic beauties beam down off the California coast and have close encounters with three local beach boys.

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The Little Prince (Blu-ray) 

The Little Prince: Amazon - $12.99

From Mark Osborne comes the first-ever animated feature film adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's iconic masterpiece, The Little Prince. At the heart of it all is The Little Girl, who's being prepared by her mother for the very grown-up world in which they live - only to be interrupted by her eccentric, kind-hearted neighbor, The Aviator. The Aviator introduces his new friend to an extraordinary world where anything is possible. A world that he himself was initiated into long ago by The Little Prince. It's here that The Little Girl's magical and emotional journey into her own imagination - and into the universe of The Little Prince - begins. And it's where The Little Girl rediscovers her childhood and learns that ultimately, it's human connections that matter most, and that what's truly essential can only be seen with the heart.

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Naked Girl Murdered in the Park (Blu-ray) 

Naked Girl Murdered in The Park: Amazon - $12.99

One of three female murder suspects has the misfortune of learning the killer's identity.

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Devil Times Five (Blu-ray) 

Devil Times Five: Amazon - $19.99 

Five extremely disturbed, sociopathic children escape from their psychiatric transport and are taken in unwittingly by a group of adult villagers on winter vacation.

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Blue Monkey (Blu-ray) 

Blue Monkey: Amazon - $27.99 

Detective Jim Bishop and Dr. Rachel Carson must find a way to stop a giant monstrous insect that's eating people in her quarantined hospital before it procreates and spreads a deadly infection it's carrying.

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The El Duce Tapes (Blu-ray) 

The El Duce Tapes: Amazon - $27.99 

Between appearing in supporting roles in General Hospital and local TV commercials, Ryan Sexton spent the early 90s documenting the life and art of El Duce, lead singer of the notorious shock rock band The Mentors. Famous for taking the stage in black executioner hoods, the band spent a few moments in the national spotlight after some of their most offensive lyrics were denounced on the floor of the US Senate. 25 years later, David Lawrence and Rodney Ascher dive into the long unseen VHS footage searching for clues about who El Duce really was, how much of his disturbing persona was for real, and what an act built around a cartoonish sense of violent misogyny can tell us about our own time and place.

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Panic Beats (Blu-ray) 

Panic Beats: Amazon - $17.99 

 The spirit of a deceased knight returns every 100 years to clean a house by graphicly murdering the women who are making the life of his descendants unbearable.

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Wander Darkly (Blu-ray) 

Wander Darkly: Best Buy - $14.99 

New parents Adrienne and Matteo are forced to reckon with trauma amidst their troubled relationship. They must revisit the memories of their past and unravel haunting truths in order to face their uncertain future.

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The Murderous Trance (Blu-ray) 

The Murderous Trance: Amazon - $17.99 

The most incredible series of hypnosis crimes in history send an investigator and a hypnotist into a world of psychological manipulation.

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Happy Times (Blu-ray) 

Happy Times: Amazon - $12.99

A seemingly friendly dinner party erupts into a night of violence and terror at a lush Hollywood estate.

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- The Impostor