Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Bluray Tuesday: Featuring Basket Case, Coco & The Sect

February 27th 2018

The last Bluray Tuesday of February has arrived. This week is filled with Disney titles as well as horror releases out for the first time on Bluray. There are also several Oscar nominated films on the list. Arrow Video re-releases  cult classic film Basket Case in their collector's line with new features to check out. I like this film and am looking forward to this upgrade. The Sect is released for the first time on Bluray this week. I haven't heard of this one but it sounds interesting. Agatha Christie's whodunit thriller Murder on the Orient Express hits shelves today in both Bluray and 4K platforms. I missed this in theaters and it got mixed reviews but this is another one I am interested in checking out. Disney releases two films today: Coco and the next in the collector's signature line, Lady and the Tramp with digital copies released for the first time. Both Disney releases have retailer exclusives. Best Buy will carry a steelbook packaging for both and Target's exclusive is a storybook packaging. Rounding out this week is Prey from Vinegar Syndrome, highly reviewed Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and 78/52 Hitchcock's Shower Scene documentary from Scream Factory. So what will you buy, rent or skip this week? Let us know in the comments. Until next week!

Basket Case: Amazon - $25.99

Duane Bradley always carries a wicker basket with him. It contains Belial, the mutant conjoined twin that was removed from Duane's side and left for dead when they were born. The two brothers are still connected telepathically, and have come to New York City to take revenge on the surgeons who separated them.

Basket Case (Blu-ray) 

The Sect: Amazon - $15.99

A spree of grisly murders is perpetrated in Frankfurt by a group of Satan worshippers. A school teacher almost runs over an old man with a box and takes him in. It's no accident that the old man has come into her life, and it quickly becomes apparent that he has plans for her, plans that involve a permanent future with the Satanic cult.

The Sect (Blu-ray) 

Coco: Best Buy - $22.99
4K: Best Buy - $27.99

Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector, and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history.

Coco (Blu-ray) 

Coco 4K (Blu-ray) 

Steelbook: Best Buy - $27.99

Coco (Blu-ray)
Temporary cover art 

Digibook: Target - $24.99

Coco (Blu-ray) 

Murder On The Orient Express: Amazon - $19.99
4K: Amazon - $24.99

A lavish trip through Europe quickly unfolds into a race against time to solve a murder aboard a train. When an avalanche stops the Orient Express dead in its tracks, the world's greatest detective -- Hercule Poirot -- arrives to interrogate all passengers and search for clues before the killer can strike again.

Murder on the Orient Express (Blu-ray) 

Murder on the Orient Express 4K (Blu-ray) 

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri: Amazon - $19.99
4K: Amazon - $24.99

After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter's murder case, Mildred Hayes makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby, the town's revered chief of police. When his second-in-command Officer Dixon, an immature mother's boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing's law enforcement is only exacerbated.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (Blu-ray) 

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri 4K (Blu-ray) 

Darkest Hour: Amazon - $19.99

Within days of becoming Prime Minister, Winston Churchill must face his most turbulent and defining trial: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation.

Darkest Hour (Blu-ray) 

Prey (1977): Amazon - $19.99

The day after a weird green light is seen in the English sky, a strange young man stops at the country home of two lesbian housemates. It turns out that the man is an alien, and a hungry one.
Prey (Blu-ray) 

Lady & The Tramp: Best Buy - $22.99

A cute, classy "Lady" cocker spaniel escapes from her confining owner and falls for an alley dog, known as the "Tramp", who rescues her from some mean dogs out on the streets.

Lady and the Tramp (Blu-ray) 

Steelbook: Best Buy - $27.99

Lady and the Tramp (Blu-ray) 

Digibook: Target - $24.99

Lady and the Tramp (Blu-ray) 

Serpent's Lair: Amazon - $18.99

Tom is seduced by a succubus who's out to drain him and destroy his marriage.

Serpent's Lair (Blu-ray) 

78/52: Hitchcock's Shower Scene: Amazon - $21.99

An unprecedented look at the iconic shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock's Psychose (1960), the "man behind the curtain", and the screen murder that profoundly changed the course of world cinema.

78/52: Hitchcock's Shower Scene (Blu-ray) 

Colossus: The Forbin Project: Amazon - $22.99

Tucked away in a secret location in the Rockies, Dr. Charles Forbin has developed a massive computer system, dubbed "Colossus," that is supposed to ensure the nation's safety against nuclear attack. But when Colossus connects to a similar Russian computer, "Guardian," the intelligent machines begin conducting a private dialog. Nervous as to what they might be plotting, Forbin severs the connection, only to have Colossus threaten a nuclear attack if the link isn't restored.

Colossus: The Forbin Project (Blu-ray) 

Hangman: Amazon - $14.99

A homicide detective teams up with a criminal profiler to catch a serial killer whose crimes are inspired by the children's game Hangman.

Hangman (Blu-ray) 

-The Impostor

Monday, February 26, 2018

Screenings in the Bay (Monday to Friday): The Lullaby, Island of the Fishmen, Basket Case

As Found Footage February begins to wind down, and March is just over the hump of this week, all of the awesome local festivals on the horizon are coming into focus. And March has some very cool stuff up its sleeves 😏

The Great Bigfoot Bonanza of 2018 is just under two weeks away! As a veteran of its freshman year I can tell you that this is not what you're probably expecting. You aren't walking into a room full of squachers who plan to argue their views all weekend, but rather you are joining a celebration of legendary monsters who spark your imagination, inspire great film and memorable art. It's a party, and you should be a part of it! So come to the Vogue Theatre March 10th and 11th and try something new.

But before February is officially over, we have some things to talk about. Basket Case is going to be playing at the Alamo Drafthouse this Terror Tuesday! Yes, really! I love this movie and cannot wait to hear that trademark guttural Belial attack cry on those crazy Alamo speakers.

The Super Shangri-La Show will be presenting Island of the Fishmen this Wednesday at the Balboa Theatre! And at the end of the week the Roxie Theatre will kick off The Lullaby, which will be screening for several days. And there's nothing like a new horror movie in the Little Roxie on a Friday night. 

Riffer's Delight

Monday 26th @ 9pm (1hr 38min)
Adventure/ Coemdy/ Fantasy (IMDB)
A voluptuous outer space agent travels to another galaxy in search of a missing inventor in this science fiction send-up. Barbarella (Jane Fonda), an interstellar representative of the united Earth government in the 41st century, is dispatched to locate scientist Durand Durand, whose positronic ray, if not recovered, could signal the end of humanity. Outfitted in an array of stunning Star Trek/Bond girl outfits and cruising around in a plush, psychedelic spaceship, Barbarella travels to the Tau Seti system and promptly crash-lands. She then spends the rest of the film discovering the joys of interstellar sex with a keeper of feral children (Ugo Tognazzi), a blind, beatific angel (John Phillip Law), and an inept revolutionary named Dildano (David Hemmings). Slowly but surely, she also finds her way to Durand Durand by moving from one exotic, Wizard of Oz-style locale to another. Along the way, she meets the kindly Professor Ping (a surprisingly verbal Marcel Marceau), a Eurotrash dominatrix named the Great Tyrant (Rolling Stones gal pal Anita Pallenberg), and the Concierge (Milo O'Shea), a strangely familiar lackey of the Great Tyrant who tries to destroy Barbarella with his great big organ of love.

Terror Tuesday

Tuesday 27th @ 10pm (1hr 31min)
Horror (Rotten Tomatoes)
A strange young man arrives in the city with a basket under his arm, which turns out to hold his horribly deformed twin brother. The pair proceed to enact a bloody revenge upon the doctors who separated them at birth in this alternately humorous and terrifying cult item.

Weird Wednesday

Wednesday 28th @ 10pm (1hr 39min)
Action/ Adventure/ Fantasy (IMDB)
This is an unusual entry in the knights-in-armor genre. Set in medieval England, the film follows the exploits of a young swordsman, Talon (Lee Horsley). Working as a mercenary knight, Talon possesses a unique three-bladed sword which fires its two extra blades when he touches a button. By chance, Talon learns that he is a prince who has forgotten his royal heritage. Using his sword and his wiles, he attempts to regain control of his kingdom, which has been taken over by a sadistic tyrannical knight and an evil sorcerer. In doing so, he can save a princess who has been taken hostage by the usurpers. Comedy is interspersed with gory and licentious drama throughout the film, which was directed and written by Albert Pyun.

Super Shangri-La Show Presents

Wednesday 28th @ 7:30pm (1hr 21min)
Action/ Adventure/ Horror (IMDB)
A madman's (Richard Johnson) daughter (Barbara Bach) and a shipwrecked convict (Claudio Cassinelli) flee a volcano island of fish-men, near Atlantis.

Midnight Madness

Friday 2nd @ 11:55pm (1hr 43min)
Horror (Rotten Tomatoes)
After moving to an idyllic home in the countryside, life seems perfect for the Creed family... but not for long. Louis and Rachel Creed and their two young children settle in to a house that sits next door to a pet cemetery - built on an ancient Indian burial ground. Their mysterious new neighbor, Jud Crandall, hides the cemetery's darkest secret until a family tragedy brings the secret to life. Now, an unthinkable evil is about to be resurrected.
Also Screening Saturday @ Midnight

Monday 26th to Wednesday 28th @ 9:15pm (1hr 18min)
Thursday 1st @ 9:30pm
Comedy/ Horror/ Romance (IMDB)
Fired, dumped, evicted Eli leaps at the chance to escape the city on an errand upstate. Plagued by strange illness, his journey culminates in an affair with a woman who shares his habit of eating hair. Xander Robin's genre-defying feature debut flings the audience on a roller-coaster ride of emotions--lovingly balanced by two vulnerable actors, a pulsating soundtrack and gritty, colorful cinematography.

Opening Friday

Opens Friday 2nd (1hr 36min)
Screening All Weekend
Horror (IMDB)
Chloe is overwhelmed by the birth of her first child. The incessant crying of her baby, the growing sense of guilt and paranoia sends her into depression. With a heightened urge to protect her son, Chloe sees danger in every situation. She starts to hear voices, the humming of a childhood lullaby and sees flashes of a strange entity around her child. Convinced that the entity is real, Chloe will do everything in her power to protect her son. Is she haunted by evil or is it just the baby blues?


Friday, February 23, 2018

Screenings in the Bay (Friday to Sunday): Are We Not Cats, Deep Red, The Dead End

Does it feel like the weeks are getting shorter or is it just me? Well, either way, I'm happy that Friday is here and that we have some exciting things on the horizon!

This weekend the Overlook is getting its hands into all kinds of stuff... figuratively, of course. It starts after the 9pm screening of Are We Not Cats at the Roxie Theatre. This showtime will be followed by a Skype Q&A with writer/director Xander Robin, which will be hosted by the Overlook Hour's very own Clark Little. And believe me, after you watch this surreal, body horror romance story, you'll have your fair share of questions! You can also check out the bonus episode of the Overlook Hour Podcast on iTunes or Stitcher, where the guys start the conversation with Xander.

Then on Sunday, Overlook reviewer and podcast co-host, Madeleine, returns to the Video Vortex stage to introduce Tammy and the T-Rex to a sold out theatre! So if you don't have tickets already you're probably sitting this one out.

And finally, on Sunday Noise Pop and the Alamo Drafthouse are co-presenting a night of horror soundtrack tribute at the Rickshaw Stop! Connect with other people who will be there at the event page and come celebrate the classics in a new way.

Opening This Week

Opens Friday 23rd (2hrs)
Adventure/ Drama/ Fantasy (IMDB)
Based on Jeff VanderMeer's best-selling Southern Reach Trilogy, Annihilation stars Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny and Oscar Isaac. It was written and directed by Alex Garland (Ex Machina, 28 Days Later).

Curvature (2017)
Opens Friday 23rd (1hr 30min)
Mystery/ Sci-Fi/ Thriller (IMDB)
CURVATURE is a time travel sci-fi drama about an engineer who travels back in time to stop herself from committing a murder.

4K Restoration

Friday 23rd @ 9pm (1hr 46min)
Horror/ Mystery/ Thriller (IMDB)
The film that has become the master work in Italian horror maestro Dario Argento's canon, Deep Red holds up brilliantly despite the plethora of copycat slasher films it inspired in the years to follow. The film opens with a flashback murder shown from the perspective of a child while an eerie nursery rhyme plays. Cut to the present, pianist Marc Daly (David Hemmings) witnesses the murder of a psychic while chatting with his drunken pal, Carlo (Gabriele Lavia). While the police investigate, Marc joins forces with attractive reporter Gianna (Daria Nicolodi). Once Marc realizes that he is a target for the killer, he seeks help from Giordani (Glauco Mauri), a professor of the paranormal, who soon becomes one of the killer's victims. Marc's research leads him to an abandoned house where he discovers a secret room that hides a corpse. Before he can call the cops, he is knocked out and awakens to find the place in flames while Gianna holds him. Racing to the neighbors to call for help, Marc discovers an important clue that leads him to a nearby school where he finally finds the killer's identity. The madman attacks him, but the police arrive to save Marc. Though the case appears to be solved, Marc comes to the disturbing realization that one piece of the puzzle remains. ~ Patrick Legare, Rovi

Video Vortex

Sunday 25th @ 9pm (1h 22min)
Comedy/ Sci-Fi/ Fantasy (Rotten Tomatoes)
A bizarre entry even for an area of film that specializes in the offbeat, this is the story of an ideal teenage couple, a cheerleader and a jock, who are abruptly separated when a jealous rival slays the footballer. At the hospital, a crazed doctor transplants the young man's brain into that of a giant robotic dinosaur as part of his immortality-via-cobras experiment. Unfortunately, the newly transplanted boyfriend is most unhappy with his new form and with the way things have turned out in general, so he goes on a bloody rampage for revenge. When he finds the cheerleader, he is somehow able to convey his plight to her. She and a pal decide to help him by finding a new body in which to place his brain (his old one was beyond repair). While the low-budget Tammy and the T-Rex has been for some reason marketed as a family-oriented comedy, parents beware. There is a lot of blood, violence, crude sexual innuendo and a striptease scene.

Hosted by Madeleine Koestner (aka Trash!)
- Sold Out :( -

Midnight Madness

Saturday 24th @ 11:55pm (1hr 41 min)
Comedy/ Scifi/ Horror/ Musical (Rotten Tomatoes)
This low-budget freak show/cult classic/cultural institution concerns the misadventures of Brad Majors (Barry Bostwick) and Janet Weiss (Susan Sarandon) inside a strange mansion that they come across on a rainy night. After the wholesome pair profess their love through an opening song, their car breaks down in the woods, and they seek refuge in a towering castle nearby. Greeting them at the door is a ghoulish butler named Riff Raff (Richard O'Brien), who introduces them to a bacchanalian collection of partygoers dressed in outfits from some sort of interplanetary thrift shop. The host of this gathering is a transvestite clad in lingerie, Dr. Frank N. Furter (Tim Curry), a mad scientist who claims to be from another planet.

Opens Friday 23rd (1hr 18min)
Screening All Weekend
Comedy/ Horror/ Romance (IMDB)
Fired, dumped, evicted Eli leaps at the chance to escape the city on an errand upstate. Plagued by strange illness, his journey culminates in an affair with a woman who shares his habit of eating hair. Xander Robin's genre-defying feature debut flings the audience on a roller-coaster ride of emotions--lovingly balanced by two vulnerable actors, a pulsating soundtrack and gritty, colorful cinematography.

Skype interview with director Xander Robin hosted by Clark Little Saturday 24th after 9pm show!

Staff Picks

Sunday 25th @ 8:30pm (1hr 50min)
Drama (Rotten Tomatoes)
This British film examines the choices individuals must make when confronted with a romantic relationship which is rewarding but does not offer them everything they want. In this sympathetic and psychologically precise drama, Alexandra Greville (Glenda Jackson), "Alex" to her friends, has a younger man as her sometime lover, the young sculptor Bob Elkin (Murray Head). Elkin is completely open about the fact that he is also the lover of her acquaintance, Dr. Daniel Hirsch (Peter Finch). These relationships continue in some kind of equilibrium until Alex and Bob agree to house-sit the children of a couple known to the three of them. In their roles, neither Head nor Finch "swished," or otherwise catered to homosexual stereotypes, and theirs was considered to be a groundbreaking, sympathetic portrayal of this kind of relationship, not condescending in any way. One highlight of the film is a scene in which Dr. Hirsch attends the Bar Mitzvah of his nephew. This critically well-received movie was unexpectedly successful at the box office. The film's director and screenwriter, as well as Jackson and Finch, were nominated for Academy Awards.

Screening in 35mm

Mainland Noir

Sunday 25th @ 2pm (2hrs 21min)
Thriller/ Crime (Google)
A young woman visits her father to seek his blessing for her marriage to the drug overlord who kidnapped her 10 years earlier.

Sunday 25th @ 4:15pm (2hrs 19min)
Crime (IMDB)
Based on a novel by Xu Yigua, this nail-biting morality play focuses on three men haunted by shared guilt over their role in an unsolved crime.
When Deng’s new boss revives the cold case, they find they have more to worry about than their consciences. It’s an acute study of men under impossible pressure, with Dostoevskian undertones.


Thursday, February 22, 2018

The Overlook Theatre Reviews: American Satan

1 of 7 viewers "Liked" "American Satan" (2018, USA)
Here's what the creatures had to say:

Midnight Bloom - "I had very high hopes for American Satan, just because Andy Black from Black Veil Brides and Ben Bruce from Asking Alexandria are in the movie. I loved the cast, soundtrack, and concept of the movie but hated how almost every other scene was a sex scene throughout the entire movie. If only The Relentless was a real band, I think they would be cool. Overall I'd give this movie a 3.5, it’s a movie I could rewatch if I was bored and it’s just out of the ordinary. Would I recommend this movie? Sure, to anyone who wants to watch something fresh." - 3.5 Stars

Math Mage - "This is the worst movie I have ever seen. It's as if someone wrote the movie about Dethklok but knew nothing about Metalocalypse except that it existed. So they threw together some devil movie cliches and some rock band cliches with some preposterous anti-religious* nonsense with dialogue written by autocomplete, mumbled by skeleton people as they jump cut their way through what scenery Malcolm McDowell hadn't chewed yet. Clearly wins the prize for most scene changes without establishing shots (especially irritating with how inconsistent the time/place/stages are) they clearly believe in their 'progressive message' not cognizant of their hypocrisy; 'we solved bullying with murder... Yay?'" - 1 Star

The Great Hornito - "American Satan feels like a Disney channel movie that actually shows the sex and drug use scenes, not just suggest them. This movie is emo hipster heaven, but for me, it feels more like my worst nightmare. The acting is terrible. The writing is even worse. The music is not that bad but worst of all the movie is really boring. The only good thing to come out of this movie was the Deal with the Devil cover contest they had on YouTube." - 2 Stars

Lord Battle - "It's hard to describe American Satan. It's got the excited mood of a Rags to Riches story, but tonally is impossible to navigate; the film turns murder into a joke and bullying into an epidemic, plays up sexual situations in a classic boys club style. This is what I found the most offensive, and not because I go looking for these type of cultural insensitivities but because I was genuinely haunted by the way they handled the groupie character losing her virginity. This could have been a "girls like sex too" moment and been fine. Instead, it plays out like this: said groupie appears with her mom at the tour bus. Goldberg (yes the pro wrestler) is persuaded by her mother to let her daughter in to lose her virginity (this is played for laughs). The groupie walks to the back of the bus and finds our hero being emo  (he's crying about his girlfriend catching him in the act of cheating or something (it's the Devils' fault, so we can still like him) who she then forcefully seduces. We then see her mom flirting with one of the bandmates outside the door. Cut back to inside the room and the groupie has been turned around, while our emo hero is forcefully granting her wish. While this is happening there is one very low camera angle centered on the groupies' ankles, it's unclear why we are lingering here until blood runs down her leg... The way this was shot inspires negative emotions, which isn't out of the ordinary since this whole film, again, lacks tonal cohesion. The groupie then leaves the back room and is greeted by her mom bouncing on the lap of the bandmate she was speaking with earlier. This breaks the groupie's heart, as she pulls her mom off the bus crying. We later see the mother-daughter duo at home with their police officer father, just long enough to see dad shoot himself in the head... Why?! Is this an awkward VH1 rock and roll history propaganda film, an elaborate commercial for a band, or just a poorly thought-out cool guy film that has more collateral damage than The Relentless' deal with the Devil? Who cares, don't watch it." - 1 Star

Wandering Panda - "A dirty pile of trash and excrement. American Satan has no right to ever exist. Whoever made this movie had no idea what they were doing. Oh and this is almost 3 hours!!! What in the absolute orgy fuck were they thinking?! Do not, I repeat do not watch this movie, it will make you want to kill yourself." - 1 Star

Dabbles - "Soooo I believe I've seen something like this with Mark Wahlberg. Yeah, nope, I'm good. Sorry Lord Battle, this is my review." - 2 Stars

Huntress - "Even if you look past the dumb name and high school fantasy plot, American Satan is just a badly made movie. It’s confused; the mechanical monologues spewing from these awful characters seem to be telling you that fame is evil, but every so often someone else will come in and drop some Rollingstone Magazine trivia about how many records Black Sabbath sold in the 70’s or something. There was not a single strong personality or remotely likable person in this movie, and the fact that they don’t all die is almost as upsetting as the weird orgy scenes I cringed through. And they can't blame budget or lack of star power, because just about everyone in this mess is known for something else. American Satan was unforgettably and unapologetically awful and there’s nothing but a douchy smirk waiting for you at the end of it. I don’t regret watching it, but I almost wish I could forget it happened." - 1 Star

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

Apparently, there was an American Satan cover contest at some point leading up to the film. I'm not sure what or how you would win but it seems like you entered by recording a vocal cover of "Let Him Burn" on YouTube. This, of course, has opened the floodgates for some of the most entertainingly cringy covers I've ever seen. Again, YouTube voyeurs who find trolling funny will enjoy this Top 5 Deal With The Devil Contestants, hand picked by The Great Hornito:

5. DriDarkness (250 Views)

Dri's cover was particularly eerie and dark. It sent chills down my spine! Go to 0:46 for MeeEEhhHH!
4.Rib Rose in Brambles (91 Views)

Brambles has some amazing range and her timing is impeccable. Rose's also got enough stage presence to take her far in her career. She has the "It" factor. RIB will be signed any day now!

3. Naomi Sanders (675 Views)

I love this video so much that I find myself watching it over and over, even though her eyeliner gives me anxiety.
2. Artish Human (1,321 Views)

This might be my nostalgia pick since it's the first "Deal With The Devil" contest entry I viewed! Enjoy Artish's powerful yet sentimental rendition.
1. Christian Hartt (2,229 Views)

I found Christian Hartt while scouring YouTube for fashion tips. Who knew I'd not only find the greatest fashion icon on the web, but also the clear winner of the "Deal With The Devil" contest!? ...Well, I actually don't know who won the devil's deal but I can honestly say we're all winners thanks to these awesome submissions!

- The Great Hornito

The Overlook Theatre materialized in a residence for a special screening on 1/18/2018
*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, February 20, 2018

Bluray Tuesday: Featuring Gate 2, Mom & Dad & American Satan

February 20th 2018

It's that time of week again! This week is a bit lighter than the last with a few different titles released today. First up is Mom & Dad an intense horror thriller about the parents in town attacking their children. I'm definitely looking forward to picking this up this week. Scream Factory is releasing Gate 2 for the first time on Bluray with a few new features as well as a new scan. It's cool, we get the sequel to coincide with the first one that Vestron Video released last year. Indie horror film American Satan is next up to release today. I haven't seen the best reviews for this one but I do want to check it out in the near future. What I have seen great reviews for is The Florida Project, which hits shelves today from A24. I missed this in theaters but have heard nothing but good things. If you like Will Farrell films, his sequel to Daddy's Home, Daddy's Home 2 is released on Bluray and 4K today. The first one was just okay for me but I'm looking forward to watching this sequel. Rounding out the week is Scalpel from Arrow Video and The Night Walker. What will you be buying, renting or skipping this week? Let us know in the comments. Until next week!

Gate 2: Amazon - $21.99

It's been five years since Terry's friend Glen discovered The Gate to hell in his backyard. Glen has now moved away and Terry begins practicing rituals in Glen's old house and eventually bringing back demons through The Gate and leading to demoniac possession and near world domination.

Gate II: Return to the Nightmare (Blu-ray) 

American Satan: Amazon - $14.99

A young rock band, half from England and half from the US, drop out of college and move to the Sunset Strip to chase their dreams. Living in a van, their passion and talent exceed their means to survive. An enigmatic stranger sees their true potential and emotionally manipulates them during a time of weakness. Caught in the middle of a Faustian deal, their music and controversial altercations end up influencing society beyond anything this century has seen, but can they take back control of their destiny before it's too late?

American Satan (Blu-ray) 

Mom & Dad: Amazon - $14.99

A teenage girl and her little brother must survive a wild 24 hours during which a mass hysteria of unknown origins causes parents to turn violently on their own kids.

Mom and Dad (Blu-ray) 

The Florida Project: Amazon - $19.99

Warm, winning, and gloriously alive, Sean Baker’s The Florida Project is a deeply moving and unforgettably poignant look at childhood. Set on a stretch of highway just outside the imagined utopia of Disney World, The Florida Project follows six-year-old Moonee (Brooklynn Prince in a stunning breakout turn) and her rebellious mother Halley (Bria Vinai, another major discovery) over the course of a single summer. The two live week to week at “The Magic Castle,” a budget hotel managed by Bobby (a career-best Willem Dafoe), whose stern exterior hides a deep reservoir of kindness and compassion. Despite her harsh surroundings, the precocious and ebullient Moonee has no trouble making each day a celebration of life, her endless afternoons overflowing with mischief and grand adventure as she and her ragtag playmates—including Jancey, a new arrival to the area who quickly becomes Moon’s best friend—fearlessly explore the utterly unique world into which they've been thrown. Unbeknownst to Moonee, however, her delicate fantasy is supported by the toil and sacrifice of Halley, who is forced to explore increasingly dangerous possibilities in order to provide for her daughter.

The Florida Project (Blu-ray) 

Daddy's Home 2: Amazon - $19.99
4K: Amazon - $24.99

Father and stepfather Dusty and Brad join forces to make Christmastime perfect for the children. Their newfound partnership soon gets put to the test when Dusty's old-school, macho dad and Brad's gentle father arrive to turn the holiday upside down. After a sudden change in plans, the four men decide to take the kids to a luxury resort for a fun-filled getaway that turns into a hilariously chaotic adventure.

Daddy's Home 2 (Blu-ray) 

Daddy's Home 2 4K (Blu-ray) 

The Night Walker: Amazon - $22.99

Barbara Stanwyck (in her last theatrical feature) stars as a wealthy woman who is terrorized by recurring dreams regarding her jealous, blind husband who supposedly burned to death in a recent fire. She tries to convince her attorney (Robert Taylor) that the nightmares are real. Exploitation King William Castle produced and directed from a screenplay by PSYCHO's Robert Bloch.

The Night Walker (Blu-ray) 

Scalpel: Amazon - $25.99

A psychopathic plastic surgeon transforms a young accident victim into the spitting image of his missing daughter.

Scalpel (Blu-ray) 

The Star: Amazon - $19.99

A small but brave donkey and his animal friends become the unsung heroes of the first Christmas.

The Star (Blu-ray)
Temporary cover art 

Downhill: Amazon - $16.99

After his best friend dies in a racing accident, biking star Joe agrees to get back on the bike for an exhibition in Chile.

Downhill (Blu-ray) 

-The Impostor