Thursday, October 29, 2015

Horror Movies on Halloween, Because Cinema Never Sleeps in San Francisco

Well, October is coming to a close in just two more days, which is a bittersweet thing to realize. On one hand horror movie marathons are about to end, decorations will slowly be packed away, and the countdown to this beautiful month will start all over again… but on the other hand, this means it’s about to be Halloween!! It’s the one day of the year where everyone is a horror fan, which may be off putting to some of us who would be immeasurably unhappy if we had the impossible task of condensing our horror love to one day or month, but I think it’s more fun to just enjoy any enthusiasm you find. Like Adam Green said, this is the one time a year people won’t think you’re a psycho for having dismembered body parts spread across your lawn.

Many of you probably have your nights planned out, but just in case you have some gaps in your day, these are some of the horror movies screening in San Francisco Halloween. 
It's proof that independent theaters in the bay area never sleep.

Japanese Horror Week continues and also ends today. 

Noriko’s Dinner Table @ 1:30pm

Tetsuo (The Iron Man) @ 3:15pm

Ju-On @ 9pm

Kairo @ 9:30pm

Free Halloween Cartoons! @ 10am

This triple feature is only $13! And it ends early enough to go out afterwards. Just sayin'...

Night of the Living Dead @ 3:30

Texas Chainsaw Massacre @ 5:20

Evil Dead @ 7
This will be showing in 35mm too!

And, of course, you can't go wrong with a classic. It may not be horror, but it's one of my favorites! 
Rocky Horror Picture Show @ 11:55pm

During my internet sleuthing, I came across a theater that I have never been to that was showing all horror this weekend. Even though its claim to local fame is showing the best Asian films, this is also the only theater in San Francisco showing Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse. 
It is the 4-Star Theater

Happy Halloween everyone!!

Monday, October 26, 2015

Bluray Tuesday!

October 27th 2015

Bluray Tuesday arrives once again, and it's the last one this month. Halloween month comes to an end this week but we horror fans all know we celebrate all year. First up this week is Scream Factory / Shout Factory's 3 disc release of Army Of Darkness loaded with new and old bonus materials. I am definitely double dipping on this this week. Best Buy has a couple exclusives as well, first up is Adam Sandler's Pixels metal pak and Some Kind of Hate as a timed exclusive. On the steelbook front Southpaw has a release that's not exclusive to any retailer so you can pick it up at Target, Best Buy, and Amazon. Southpaw was surprisingly really good and I'm definitely getting the steelbook edition today to add to my collection. For the first time on bluray this week is Stephen King's Sometimes They Come Back. This is one I look forward to rewatching sometime this week. Last but not least Scream factory releases The Human Centipede boxset with all three films as well another surprisingly good thriller, The Gift which I'd recommend checking out. So far it's a big week for us bluray collectors with Black Friday right around the corner I'm sure some of these may be super cheap in the next coming weeks.
So what will you be buying, renting or just skipping this week? Let us know in the comments and don't forget to check out our Instagram page Here. We love to talk about horror and what new films are coming out. If you have recommendations on what we should review let us know. We also have some giveaways going on as well, so check us out. Have a Happy Halloween everyone! It's our favorite holiday and we are looking forward to it!

The Gift: Amazon - $18.67

When married couple Simon (Jason Bateman) and Robyn (Rebecca Hall) unexpectedly encounter Gordo (Joel Edgerton), an acquaintance from Simon's past, little do they know that their perfect lives will be thrown into a terrifying tailspin. At first, Simon doesn't recognize Gordo, but after a troubling series of uninvited encounters and mysterious gifts, a horrifying secret emerges. As Robyn learns what really happened between Simon and Gordo, she begins to question how well she knows her spouse.

The Gift (Blu-ray) 

Army Of Darkness (1992) :  Amazon - $17.97

3rd Evil Dead movie. Ash (Bruce Campbell) finds himself trapped in medieval times. He must quest for the Necronomicon, a book of evil which can return him to his time. Unfortunately, he releases the evil trapped inside the book and unleashes an army of the dead.

Army of Darkness (Blu-ray) 

Sometimes They Come Back: Amazon - $12.99

High school teacher Jim Norman (Tim Matheson) reluctantly returns to his hometown with his wife (Brooke Adams) to pursue a job. Jim is haunted by the childhood memory of his brother being murdered by a group of teenagers, who were then struck by a train before they could kill him, too. To Jim's horror, he finds that the teenagers have returned to town as they appeared before they died, and are transferring into his class. When his students start dying off, Jim becomes the prime suspect.

Stephen King's Sometimes They Come Back (Blu-ray) 

Southpaw: Amazon - $17.99
Steelbook Version: Amazon - $19.99

Billy "The Great" Hope (Jake Gyllenhaal), the reigning junior middleweight boxing champion, has an impressive career, a loving wife and daughter, and a lavish lifestyle. However, when tragedy strikes, Billy hits rock bottom, losing his family, his house and his manager. He soon finds an unlikely savior in Tick Willis (Forest Whitaker), a former fighter who trains the city's toughest amateur boxers. With his future on the line, Hope fights to reclaim the trust of those he loves the most.

Southpaw (Blu-ray) 
Pixels 3D: Amazon - $22.99

When aliens intercept video feeds of classic arcade games and misinterpret them as a declaration of war, they attack Earth, using the games as models. Knowing that he must employ a similar strategy, President Will Cooper (Kevin James) recruits his childhood pal, former video-game champ and home-theater installer Sam Brenner (Adam Sandler), to lead a team of old-school arcade players and a military specialist (Michelle Monaghan) in an all-out battle to save the planet.

Pixels 3D (Blu-ray) 

Regular Version: Amazon - $19.99
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Best Buy Metal Pak: Best Buy - $19.99
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The Human Centipede: The Complete Sequence: Amazon - $49.99

The Human Centipede: A deranged surgeon (Dieter Laser) plans to make his morbid fantasy come true by suturing three people together through their gastric systems.
The Human Centipede 2A depraved mama's boy (Laurence R. Harvey) goes on a killing and collecting spree to recreate the experiment portrayed in "The Human Centipede (First Sequence)."
The Human Centipede 3: To punish his prisoners, a sadistic warden (Dieter Laser) and his right-hand man (Laurence R. Harvey) hatch a scheme to suture 500 inmates together.

The Human Centipede: The Complete Sequence (Blu-ray)
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The Human Centipede 3 The Final Sequence: Amazon - $25.38

Taking inspiration from The Human Centipede films, the warden of a notorious and troubled prison looks to create a 500-person human centipede as a solution to his problems.

The Human Centipede 3: The Final Sequence (Blu-ray)
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Some Kind Of Hate: Best Buy - $9.99
Best Buy Exclusive until December 29th

A bullied teenager is sent to a reform school where he accidentally summons the spirit of a girl, herself a victim of bullying, who takes vengeance on his tormentors.

Some Kind of Hate (Blu-ray)
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Max: Amazon - $22.99

After U.S. Marine Kyle Wincott is killed in Afghanistan, Max, his highly trained service dog, is too traumatized to remain in service. Back in the U.S., Kyle's family adopts the dog, but teenage brother Justin (Josh Wiggins) has problems of his own and doesn't want the animal. However, Max may be Justin's only chance to learn what really happened to his brother. With the help of a dog-savvy friend, Justin and Max begin to bond, and set out to unravel the mystery of Kyle's death.

Max (Blu-ray) 

-The Impostor

Ice Giant Shares Some Creepypasta

For those who don't know, Creepypasta are scary short stories that originated on boards such as 4chan and Reddit but have since become a thing all their own. Some of the more popular stories are even being turned into full length movies and many of the shorter stories have been attempted as short films but I find they just don't hold up for me. I love horror films and I, of course, prefer them over stories but when it comes to actually scaring me the stories do the job better by far; who knows what scares you better than you?  And when it's up to your mind to imagine whatever it is that is scary, it will always be scarier to you personally than someone else's idea. Creepypasta has a few characters who have broken into the the more main stream internet: Slenderman, Jeff the Killer, Squidward's Suicide, so I'll stay away from those and give you a few of my favorite to hopefully bring more of you into this amazing user generated world. Read the stories first then my comments about them if you don't want spoilers.

This is one of the first Creepypastas I read and I feel like it's a good place to start for everyone. It's one of the older creepypastas around, not too long and not too short. A lot of creepypastas seem to center on science and the fucked up things Russia, other Soviet Bloc or, if it goes back a little further, Nazis were up to behind closed door. It also doesn't end with any kind of twist..... Now don't get me wrong, I have no problems with twists but a good 80% of creepypastas end with one and it can get a bit tiring.

Another older one, Candle Cove uses a subject I always find interesting; the innocence of our minds when we're children and how we don't realize what we're seeing is not right or how anything is possible. It's not until years later when we look back and think maybe something was wrong with what we were seeing.

This is the story that made me really think of Creepypasta as a legit medium for horror. It's such a good look into a man truly losing his mind and so perfectly portrays this. When I first read it I was also very rarely going out and I could really connect with a character who doesn't even realize the world is falling apart around them because they haven't been a part of the world for a while.

Not all creepypastas are about some demon or killer aliens or anything malicious at all. Some of them are just, well, about something creepy. The Sandman does this perfectly. Much like Psychosis, it really shows how scary being alone really is....and the things we'll do to make sure we're not alone.

I'm going to end with Penpal because it is by far the longest and is broken up into multiple parts. This is one of the more successful creepypastas, it's already been turned into a novel and the last I heard it was being made into a movie. This is another one about being a child and how we don't know the dangers around us until we're much older. Unlike Candle Cove, this one has nothing supernatual about it and shows that humans are scary enough, we don't need any monsters.

- Ice Giant

Saturday, October 24, 2015

The Overlook Theatre Reviews: Ben Ketai's, Beneath

of 8 viewers "Liked" "Beneath" (USA, 2013)
Here's what the citizens of the Overlook Theatre had to say:

The Berkeley Blazer - "This movie was a pleasantly unpleasant surprise. Dread, claustrophobia, and the inherently terrifying nature of underground darkness is palpable and portrayed in a way that holds tension. The jump scares are truly terrifying but I don't want to ruin them with description; it suffices to say that this is a cringe-worthy film in the best way. The actors also do a great job with the script they've been given, and while said script holds together through most of the film the conclusion is inconclusive and not in keeping with the visceral satisfaction of the rest of the production. Nonetheless this is a recommend for horror and non-horror films alike, and a solid cavernous potboiler." - 4 Stars

Lord Battle - "Is it possible for a film to surpass it limitations, yet fail to reach its full potential? I'd say yes and Ben Ketai's Beneath proves this. To call Beneath a typical thriller is exactly wrong, as this film is undoubtedly a horror movie disguised as a thriller. Beneath stars a natural disaster that is all but diffused by solid emergency preparation. In fact, they are so prepared that the film teases an anticlimactic solution, which any self-respecting voyeuristic audience dreads. Thankfully our professionals weren't prepared for the complete spectrum of possible horrors that await folks trapped underground. Sadly, although Beneath surpasses it's thriller limitations, it still falls short of a satisfying ending, horror or not. This complaint ultimately doesn't mean much as the ride to the end is engaging and entertaining." - 4 Stars

Book Wyrm - "I cried 3 times during this movie. It felt so realistic and so bleak that it was hard not to feel for those poor people. The horror wasn't too much like what you'd expect from a horror movie, in fact, I didn't think it even was a horror movie until I asked. The tunnel setting is so stifling it becomes hard for even the viewer to breathe, and I think that inclusive experience is what made this movie truly moving." - 4.5 Stars

Huntress - "As much as I enjoyed Beneath, I was still a little relieved when it was over and I could take a deep breath after shaking the feeling that I was wheezing with the miners in the film. Wherever the film was shot looked great and, when combined with the darkness of the theatre, it gave me the feeling the walls around me were slowly moving in." - 4 Stars

KillDozer - "This film has enough atmosphere and claustrophobia to keep any film goer feeling breathless while being filled with at least a little anxiety. Beneath starts off simply enough with a premise that we have seen plenty of times in natural disaster films where "people trapped become their own worst enemy". I was pleasantly surprised that 2 writers known mostly for their work with video games managed to put something on screen that kept me thinking several days after. Without spoiling the film I will say that the unanswered questions and bizarre twists or "red herrings" made Beneath extremely interesting as well as thought provoking. A solid cast and excellent editing both keep the pace and emotional tone of the film consistent throughout. All in all I'm glad to have viewed this hidden gem and can't wait to share it with others (especially those who are claustrophobic in any way)." - 3 Stars (Collection worthy)

B4DK - "This one is definitely gonna have you guessing. Is it a creature? Is it something in the air? You never really find out. The mixture of it being completely dark and creepy the entire movie set's it up for some real good jump scares. Anything that makes you feel claustrophobic in my opinion is a winner." - 4 Stars

The Creature From the CombiCombs - "I definitely recommend watching this film but heed my warning, if you are claustrophobic in any way, beware. This one will drive you crazy. I had a bit of anxiety and claustrophobia all the way through. Such a tense movie! I loved the story, I just wish it more of an explanation. There is a lot left up to the viewer here to piece together. The effects were great, so much creepiness and wtf moments spread out through the film. There were a few moments where I felt it was starting to drag a little but was quickly slapped in the face for thinking that. Nobody likes being trapped, especially in extremely tight spaces, don't be ashamed if you have to stand up and walk outside for a quick moment." - 3.5 Stars

Ice Giant - "Not having any idea what this movie was about was awesome. I always love when I'm going into a movie blind and it turns out to be a gem. They really do a good job with the CG effects, just giving you glimpses and not leaving it up there to long. Beneath was also intensified by the fact that I have claustrophobia and just the idea of being trapped in a mine was enough to freak me out." - 4.5 Stars

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

Let me start by saying I stumbled upon Ben Ketai's Beneath looking for Larry Fessenden's film of the same title. It was a little strange to find a film of the same name/genre that was released the same year, although both films are set in drastically different settings. Well I guess you could argue they both relate to the less traveled parts of earth and trapping characters in those settings is a device to force exploration within the human animal. This is a really interesting concept too but Ben Ketai's Beneath gets a lot of slack for being "The Decent without monsters." And even though we are left with some room to determine what actually happened beneath the ground, most audiences sum up the events to whatever it is they were breathing. I actually think this film may be making a statement on a woman's place in a predominantly male work environment like a coalmine. 
Kelly Noonan plays Samantha Marsh, an environmental law graduate who was put through school by her father George Marsh (Jeff Fahey). Now Samantha (whom everyone calls Sam) is in an awkward position, since it's implied that she works for a group that opposes the type of labor that seems to be this town's life. So naturally the miners tease her for claiming to know about what they do and what's best for them without actually having gone below. It's not until Masek, a fellow miner, proclaims that the mine is no place for a woman that George gives his blessings and agrees to bring her down.
On the way below we get the feeling that she is only welcome because of the respect people have for her father, as it is quite obviously being said that she is bad luck. And that superstition is only further supported when the mine collapses for the first time in over 25 years. What happens after the collapse seems to affect Sam in a unique way and her perspective becomes untrustworthy.

She sees one of the miners pressing his finger into the wound of his coworker. She gasps and realizes she was seeing things. This is an important scene to remember as she is in the safe room breathing oxygen when she has this first hallucination. I'd hate to spoil this first scare for people who haven't seen the film yet but I did warn you above and it's necessary to share this screen shot as it is quit phallic and furthers my theory.
The next visual genital reference seems to be borrowed from The Decent but is just as poignant in this film, as she squeezes through a very vaginal looking cave (if you'd like to hear Neil Marshall talk about how and why he preferred his cave, wet and moist listen to Killer POV's episode 108).

The appearance of this vaginal cave and the misuse of the miners machine on it are what ultimately cause the cave in. This is either a very strong statement about women shaking up a male majority work environment (pardon the pun) or a very unfortunate coincidence. Needless to say Beneath's narrative is very unfriendly to Sam. Even though her father forced her to respect her mother by leaving a note, we get the feeling this is more a ritual than an act of love. And shortly after Sam is birthed out of the canal into the new caves she proceeds to finish off the rest of the male cast. Including the most horrific moment where we are left incomplete darkness as we hear her smash her dads head in. At least that's what I imagined... 
I personally don't think this film was intended to be a think piece about women and how they just can't do some jobs men can but Ben Ketai's finished product does leave me with a lot to work with.

-Lord Battle

*Based on the star ratings turned in by character reviewers, others viewed and got to "Dislike" or "Like" but that does not effect the rating.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

The Overlook Theatre Reviews: Larry Fessenden's, "Beneath"

of 7 viewers "Liked" "Beneath" (USA, 2013)
Here's what the citizens of the Overlook Theatre had to say:

Lord Battle - "Beneath is a Die-O-Drama set on a lake and executed perfectly; no flashbacks, no crazy scheme to get everyone together, and easily one of the coolest Die-O-Drama hosts. Leave it to Larry Fessenden to make a smart film about a big-ass fish killing teenagers." - 4.5 Stars

Johnny Ocelot - "In a story of submerged survival, Beneath doesn't sink. Glad they actually used practical effects for this one." - 3 Stars

KillDozer - "Director Larry Fessenden (ABCs of DeathThe Last Writer) president of Glass Eye Pix, directs this nature run amok film that proves once again that people can be their own worst enemy when it comes to survival in the wild. I have to give a lot of credit to the practical effects crew on this film, they managed to produce an amazing looking "killer fish" that didn't go over the top or bore you with all its screen time. The mood and setting of this film reminded me a lot of "The Raft" from CreepShow 2. The characters were set up very well and, even though this felt like familiar territory, there were still plenty of shocks and surprises to not only keep you entertained but also interested in what was on screen. Just when you thought it was safe to go into the lake... It is! Well just as long as you don't go in with a boat full of high school kids willing to sacrifice anyone who gets in their way of escaping a fish who will eat anything that falls in." - 4 Stars (Collection Worthy)

Huntress - "Beneath may follow a pattern, but it does so with a different take on the situation. And even when I realized where things were going, I was still pleasantly surprised." - 4 Stars

The Impostor - "Every monster movie needs a good monster and this fish was both comical and threatening. I loved how it seemed the fish played games with this awful group of friends. The character development in this film was really good. As the story progresses, we see beneath the disguises of these friendships. I was thoroughly surprised by Beneath; it was more than just a monster fish attacking people in a boat and I kept trying to predict how it would all end." - 4 Stars

Math Mage - "A boat full of assholes vs a delicious monster." - 4 Stars

Book Wyrm - "At times this movie proved to be too real for me. The plights of each character struggling to get out of their hometown and live another day really got to me. This felt too tragic for such a comical fish." - 4 Stars

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

A film titled Beneath with a "big-ass" fish on the cover usually spells one thing for horror fans; a Jaws ripoff that features a big CG creature that slowly kills a bunch of B-actors, much in the vein of everything SyFy. Larry Fessenden's Beneath could not be further from this initial assumption.

Beneath is a film less about what's beneath the surface of a lake, than it is about the surface of human relationships. Like all great microcosm films, our group is broken down into easily identifiable stereotypes; the jock, the hot popular girl, the nerd, the overachiever, the outcast, and the party girl. The one thing that keeps this cast from being torn to shreds instantly throughout the film is the fact that our fish isn't a slasher, it's a host. The term "host" is something I've come up with to describe the slasher-esque characters who hold people hostage in Die-O-Dramas. The fish, acting as a host, hangs out making sure our characters obey the rules. This often means forcing the group of unlikely victims to figure out why they are being tormented and murdered one by one. In Beneath, our host forces the characters to brainstorm ideas to get to shore. Unfortunately, these fresh out of high school kids don't actually like each other much and are all there for various selfish/petty reasons. The obvious one being Johnny going on the trip despite the fact that he knew about the fish/hex, which is proven by his necklace and article clippings in his room. This is also important since he tried to give the only safety from the fish to Kitty, which means he left on this dangerous trip to be near her but also knew that if he warned everyone, they may have canceled and he probably wouldn't get another chance to see her again. Another selfish reason steams from Kitty; through the brothers arguing a new insight is gained as to Kitty's motives and it would appear that this trip may have been her giving Simon one last chance to out do his brother Matt and win her once and for all...

Like most Die-O-Dramas the host sits by while the human monsters display far worse behavior than any mere murderer could muster. But unlike most Die-O-Dramas Beneath takes place outside of a basement or hidden building in a sprawling city, it all unfolds in the middle of a lake. This presents a whole new mess of problems for our filmmakers, the most important being how do we keep them stuck out there? The obvious answer is make it unsafe to paddle using your hands. This is where so many horror films phone it in and get some CG creature to menace you while never actually being scary. Beneath deviates from the norm here by making one of the coolest practical fish monsters I've ever seen.

The Fractured FX Team & their fish!
Maybe more amazing than the fish is how they got the crane for all those crane shots out on the lake! Check out Deep Fried Interview's conversation with the cinematographer who worked on Beneath, Gordon Arkenburg, to learn exactly how they managed that and to see more awesome photos like the one above.
(I borrowed their photo so they get a plug)

- Lord Battle

*Based on the star ratings turned in by character reviewers, others viewed and got to "Dislike" or "Like" but that does not effect the rating.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Bluray Tuesday!

October 20th 2015

Bluray Tuesday is here. Lots of choices this week to add to our collections. Scream Factory released two Tales From The Crypt Films loaded with new bonus features. Also from Scream Factory is the Larry Fassenden Collection that includes four of his films. New to Bluray this week is sequel to 2008's The Haunting of Molly Hartley and a sequel to the I Spit On Your Grave remake series. The Vatican Tapes rounds out the new horror release this week. I have heard many bad things on this film but do still want to check out sometime soon. Jurassic World, which I saw in theaters and loved, is my number one pickup today. I do recommend this for this week even if it is just to rent or VOD. For its 30th anniversary, Back To The Future is re-released with some cool exclusives. Teen drama Paper Towns, new Dragonball Z film and favorably reviewed The Wolfpack arrive in stores as well. It's an expensive week so far with some cool new additions! So what will you be buying, renting or skipping this week? Let us know in the comments and don't forget to check out our Instagram page HERE. We love to talk about horror and what new films you may have watched or want to check out that you recommend. We review so let us know. We also have some giveaways going on as well, so check us out.

Jurassic World 3D: Amazon - $24.99
2D: Amazon - $19.99

Located off the coast of Costa Rica, the Jurassic World luxury resort provides a habitat for an array of genetically engineered dinosaurs, including the vicious and intelligent Indominus rex. When the massive creature escapes, it sets off a chain reaction that causes the other dinos to run amok. Now, it's up to a former military man and animal expert (Chris Pratt) to use his special skills to save two young brothers and the rest of the tourists from an all-out, prehistoric assault.

Jurassic World (Blu-ray) 

Jurassic World 3D (Blu-ray) 

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Tales From The Crypt Demon Knight: Amazon - $22.89

Ex-soldier Frank Brayker (William Sadler) is the guardian of an ancient key that can unlock tremendous evil; the sinister but charming Collector (Billy Zane) is a demon who wants the key so he can initiate the apocalypse. On the run from wicked mercenaries for almost 90 years, Brayker finally stops in at a boarding house in New Mexico where -- with the help of its quirky residents -- he plans to face off against the Collector and his band of ghouls, preventing them from ever seizing the key.

Tales from the Crypt Presents: Demon Knight (Blu-ray) 

Tales From The Crypt Bordello Of Blood: Amazon - $22.90

After her troublemaking brother, Caleb (Corey Feldman), goes missing, Katherine Verdoux (Erika Eleniak) seeks the services of sarcastic private investigator Rafe Guttman (Dennis Miller) to track the errant youth down. Rafe eventually determines that Caleb is in the thrall of Lilith (Angie Everhart), a powerful vampire who operates a seedy brothel. When Rafe and Katherine set out to rescue Caleb, they must contend with the lethal Lilith and her evil minions.

Tales from the Crypt Presents: Bordello of Blood (Blu-ray) 

I Spit On Your Grave 3: Amazon - $12.99

After seeking out the help of a support group after her attack, a young woman decides to take the law into her own hands. She begins to dish out her own brand of justice to the people who abused her fellow group members.

I Spit on Your Grave III: Vengeance Is Mine (Blu-ray) 

The Larry Fassenden Collection: Amazon - $54.99

The Last Winter: Sent to evaluate the environmental impact of oil drilling in the Arctic, James Hoffman (James Le Gros) clashes with the drilling crew's chief (Ron Perlman), who wants to get the job done. Strange events begin to plague the crew, and they are soon cut off from the outside world. Hoffman and the crew feel the full force of Mother Nature's wrath, and there is no visible escape.  
 Habit: Sam (Larry Fessenden), a down-and-out New Yorker who is grieving over his father's death and has just broken up with his girlfriend, is lost in an alcoholic haze. When he meets the seductive Anna (Meredith Snaider) at a party, he immediately falls under her spell. Soon, Sam is pulled into a sporadic relationship with the mysterious woman, and their trysts increasingly involve blood being shed, slowly affirming his suspicion that he may be dating an actual vampire. 
Wendigo: A blue Volvo makes its way through the fading light this chilly winter evening in upstate New York. Kim (Patricia Clarkson), George (Jake Weber) and their 8-year-old son, Miles (Erik Per Sullivan), are city dwellers stealing a weekend away at a friend's country farmhouse. But a fluke accident sets off a chain of events that alters their lives forever and conjures up the ferocious spirit of the Wendigo, a Native American myth made manifest in Miles' imagination. 
No Telling:An organic-farming advocate (David Van Tieghem) meets a woman (Miriam Healy-Louie) whose husband (Stephen Ramsey) does weird limb-transplant experiments with animals. 

The Larry Fessenden Collection (Blu-ray) 

The Vatican Tapes: Amazon - $12.99

The fate of the world hangs in the balance when a cleric (Peter Andersson) battles an ancient satanic force for a young woman's (Olivia Taylor Dudley) soul.

The Vatican Tapes (Blu-ray) 

The Exorcism Of Molly Hartley: Best Buy - $12.99

Taking place years after The Haunting of Molly Hartley, who now, as an adult, has fallen under the possession of an evil spirit and must be exorcised by a fallen priest before the devil completely takes her.

The Exorcism of Molly Hartley (Blu-ray) 

The Wolfpack: Best Buy - $22.99

Locked away from the outside world in a Manhattan apartment, the Angulo siblings satisfy their curiosity, imagination and need to explore by re-enacting their favorite movies.

The Wolfpack (Blu-ray) 

Back To The Future 30th Anniversary: Amazon - $29.99

n this 1980s sci-fi classic, small-town California teen Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) is thrown back into the '50s when an experiment by his eccentric scientist friend Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) goes awry. Traveling through time in a modified DeLorean car, Marty encounters young versions of his parents (Crispin Glover, Lea Thompson), and must make sure that they fall in love or he'll cease to exist. Even more dauntingly, Marty has to return to his own time and save the life of Doc Brown.
In this zany sequel, time-traveling duo Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) and Dr. Emmett Brown (Christopher Lloyd) return from saving Marty's future son from disaster, only to discover their own time transformed. In this nightmarish version of Hill Valley, Marty's father has been murdered and Biff Tannen, Marty's nemesis, has profited. After uncovering the secret to Biff's success -- a sports almanac from the future -- Marty and the Doc embark on a quest to repair the space-time continuum.
In this final chapter, Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) obtains a 70-year-old message from the time-traveling Dr. Emmett Brown (Christopher Lloyd), in which he informs Marty that he has retired to a small town in the Old West. Marty then finds out that the Doc was murdered shortly after sending the letter. In order to save his friend, Marty will have to travel back in time, disentangle a lovestruck Doc from a local schoolmarm, and repair the DeLorean -- all while avoiding a posse of gunslingers.

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Collectors Edition: Amazon  - $87.99
Back to the Future: The Complete Adventures (Blu-ray) 

Target Steelbook: $29.99

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Dragonball Z Ressurection F: Amazon - $19.99

Gokû (Masako Nozawa) and Vegeta (Ryô Horikawa) must protect Earth from the resurrected Frieza and his army of soldiers.
Even the complete obliteration of his physical form can't stop the galaxy's most evil overlord. After years in spiritual purgatory, Frieza has been resurrected and plans to take his revenge on the Z-Fighters of Earth. Facing off against Frieza's powerful new form, and his army of 1,000 soldiers, Goku and Vegeta must reach new levels of strength in order to protect Earth from their vengeful nemesis.

Dragonball Z: Resurrection 'F' (Blu-ray)

Paper Towns: Best Buy - $18.99

Young and shy Quentin (Nat Wolff) is in for the night of his life when Margo (Cara Delevingne), the most popular student in high school, recruits him to help her play mischievous pranks on the friends who betrayed her. The next day, however, the mysterious Margo is nowhere to be found. With help from a few buddies and some cryptic clues that she left behind, Quentin embarks on an obsessive mission to find the girl who stole his heart and made him feel truly alive.

Paper Towns (Blu-ray)