Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Bluray Tuesday!

December 30th, 2014

Its the last Tuesday of 2014! we have had many horror related releases this year both new and older releases that was a great addition to the Bluray catalog. This week is very light for new releases but the month of January is packed with cool upcoming films to add to all of our collections. So Happy New Year to all our readers and thanks for checking out our blog. Stay tuned to some new things this coming year!

Tusk - Amazon - $14.99

When his best friend and podcast co-host vanishes in Canada, a young man joins forces with his friend's girlfriend and a former detective to search for him.
Tusk is a modern day Frankenstein type of flick i really enjoyed it. it has its slow moments but it didn't bug me much as i was tuned into this film. This is also intended to be a Kevin Smith trilogy called the True North Trilogy the second in the series is to be called Yoga-Hosers with Johnny Depp, his daughter Lilly-Rose  And Kevin Smith's Daughter Harley Quinn. The Third in the True North series is to be called Moose Jaws.

Tusk (Blu-ray)

The Equalizer: Amazon - $18.99

Feature film version of the classic television show. A veteran covert operative who, seeking redemption for his dark deeds, quits a CIA-like agency and puts a classified advertisement in the paper that reads simply: "Got a problem? Odds against you? Call the Equalizer."
I just watched this last night and i really enjoyed it it has some slow burn moments but this film is really bad ass. It is more action then horror btw but is the only other main release this week i highly recommend this film nice kills too.

The Equalizer (Blu-ray)

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Santa's Scream Fest... Because Every Holiday has a Dark Side

Here's some good news for those of us who are feeling the post-Halloween blues: Fear Overload has decided to extend their bloody reach into December and are hosting 2 days of  Christmas horror this week! Tickets and information can be  found HERE. This even will run 12-19 and 12-20 7PM to 10PM. 

Unfortunately, The Overlook Theatre didn't make it out to the Fear Overload Halloween nights, but we heard it was a lot of fun from several people who did. And if this is anything like the yuletide haunts that are happening in New York, this will be an awesome event. I know I'm excited!!

And for those who like to order their tickets online, enter FUNCHEAP35 at checkout to get $3 off tickets (thanks SF Fun Cheap!). Normally, they're be $18 online and $20 at the door. VIP tickets, which include front of the line passes and unlimited haunted house tours, are $30. Hope you guy can make it out!


Monday, December 15, 2014

Bluray Tuesday!

December 16th 2014

Its that busy time of year holiday season! New releases this week in the horror genre are a few this week 1 older title and 2 new independent ones.

Lord Of Illusions: Amazon - $19.99

During a routine case in L.A., NY private investigator Harry D'Amour stumbles over members of a fanatic cult, who are waiting for the resurrection of their leader Nix. 13 years ago Nix was calmed down by his best trainee Swann. In the meantime Swann is advanced to a populary illusionist like David Copperfield and is married to the charming Dorothea. She hires D'Amour to protect Swann against the evil cult members. Short time later Swann is killed by one of his own tricks and the occurrences are turning over. And it crackles between Dorothea and D'Amour...
 I look foward to rewatching this soon. I saw back in 1995 when it was out but  i was alot younger and dont remember this much.

Lord of Illusions (Blu-ray)

Stonehearst Asylum: Amazon - $14.96

A recent medical school grad who takes a position at a mental institution soon finds himself taken with one of his colleagues -- though he has no initial idea of a recent, horrifying staffing change.
Not sure how this film will turn out but I am sure i will check it out soon. I haven't heard much about this i do like Kate Beckinsale though

Stonehearst Asylum (Blu-ray)

At The Devil's Door: Amazon - $9.99

When ambitious young real estate agent Leigh is asked to sell a house with a checkered past, she crosses paths with a disturbed girl whom she learns is the runaway daughter of the couple selling the property.
Interesting film i watched a little while back i liked it for the most part i can also see why some may not. Hopefully we screen this soon and give u guys a review.

At the Devil's Door (Blu-ray)
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Saturday, December 13, 2014

The Babadook; A Brief but Hearty Update

Hello and happy Saturday! Hopefully all of you bay area residents made it through our recent Stormageddon, also known as #hellastorm, with minimal trouble. Personally, I just saw all the best sides of the rainy days and avoided driving whenever possible. I only saw pictures and footage of less fortunate situations. You would think that our dried up storm drains would have been able to handle the necessary liquid, but it just didn't work out that way. Anyway... onward!

For those of you who check out this blog on a regular basis know that the citizens of The Overlook Theatre were absolutely smitten with The Babadook without exception. Many of us were ecstatic to hear that the book featured in the film, a huge piece of the plot, was going to be available for preorder, contingent on 2000 orders. They gave people 60 days and reached their goal in about 2 weeks. There are 36 days left on the counter, so you can still grab your very own at HERE. Two days ago, it was announced that the director of this awesome movie decided to sign every copy of the book that is ordered. What!! That's an act of pure love and appreciation; the orders are currently at 2786. 

But there's more to this update! Another of the Overlooks loves, The Balboa Theatre will be screening The Babadook for the next week! This is a small theatre with two screen, but they will have two showtimes each day at 5pm and 9:45pm, starting yesterday and ending on the 18th. There will definitely be an Overlook field trip to the Balboa to support and enjoy both of these gems, and all those in range should do the same! And those who are not in range of this particular theatre are still in luck. Check out the dates and locations here to see which theatres around the country will be hosting this film and when. 

You can also follow Mister Babadook's facebook for more updates and fan art contest pictures. Enjoy!


Sunday, December 7, 2014

Bluray Tuesday!

December 9th 2014

This week one of the biggest films of the year and my favorite marvel film Guardians of the Galaxy releases to Bluray and Dvd this week. Best Buy has a special Steelbook packaging as well. This week also sees the release of Dead Snow 2 a film I am looking forward to checking out soon I have heard all good things.

Guardians of the Galaxy: 3D Amazon - $19.99/ Reg. Amazon - $14.99

An Earth-born outlaw who came of age in space, Peter "Star-Lord" Quill joins with four idiosyncratic aliens, including a bounty-hunting raccoon and a living tree, to recover a coveted infinity stone and fight an intergalactic evil.
Best Buys Steelbook is also $19.99 but is sold out online i recommend getting to your local best buys early at opening if you want to snag this steelbook. Walmart has a slipcover exclusive with several different covers.

Guardians of the Galaxy 3D (Blu-ray) 

Walmart Covers

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Guardians of the Galaxy (Blu-ray)

Best Buy Steelbook

Guardians of the Galaxy 3D (Blu-ray)

Dead Snow 2: Amazon - $11.99

If the worst day of your life consisted of accidentally killing your girlfriend with an axe, chain-sawing your own arm off, and watching in horror as your closest friends were devoured by a zombified Nazi battalion, you'd have to assume that things couldn't get much worse. In Martin's case, that was only the beginning.

Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead (Blu-ray)
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Under The Dome Season 2: Amazon - $42.99

Based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel, "Under the Dome" is the story of a small New England town that’s suddenly and inexplicably sealed off from the rest of the world by an enormous transparent dome. The town’s residents need to survive the deteriorating post-apocalyptic conditions while searching for answers to what this barrier is, where it came from, and how to make it go away.

Under the Dome: Season 2 (Blu-ray)
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Friday, December 5, 2014

"A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night" Opens Tonight!

Finally this film is getting a theatrical release! The Overlook Theatre will be in attendance tonight at the Embarcadero Center at 7:45. Check your local listings and go support this film if its showing! If you need a little convincing I'll attach the trailer below.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Bluray Tuesday!

December 02, 2014

Horror comes to bluray again this week. I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving weekend! last week new releases weren't horror related at all which is why no post was made last week. Well our favorite day of the week is here and here are some of today's releases.

As Above So Below: Amazon - $22.99

In search of a lost treasure, a group of archaeologists enter the catacombs below Paris and encounter an evil presence.
The overlook theater saw this opening night when this was released i enjoyed it prolly the least but i will pick this up soon.

As Above So Below (Blu-ray)

The Strain Season 1: Amazon  - $34.99

Dr. Ephraim "Eph" Goodweather, the gifted head of the Center for Disease Control's canary team in New York City, and his team are called upon to investigate a mysterious, rapidly-spreading virus reminiscent of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism. As the strain spreads, Eph, his team, an enigmatic Holocaust survivor, and an assembly of regular people wage a desperate war for the fate of humanity itself.

The Strain: The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)

Dawn Of  The Planet Of The Apes: Best Buy - $19.99

A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth¹s dominant species.
Best Buy has an exclusive metalpak for this release its similar to a steelbook but the hinges are a bit different i should receive this to i preordered weeks ago this and the Guardians of the Galaxy best buy exclusive steelbooks kept going out of stock. I thought this was a pretty good sequel look forward rewatching.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 3D (Blu-ray)