February 24, 2017

UPDATED: VOD Release Dates!

Ahead of tomorrow's crop of new VOD releases, we've updated our VOD Release Dates Page with a bunch of titles (click the link to check them all out), some of them available now, some coming in the months ahead (Rogue One, y'all.)

Check 'em.

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February 21, 2017

Blu-ray & DVD: The Digital Dread Report for 2/21

It's a small week on the Blu-ray & DVD front to be sure, but it's also one that has a few spinning gems to offer us, and we'll take quality over quantity any day.

Be sure to click the pics below to buy the movies, or even rent them. Or both. Or neither. It really depends on your mood, now doesn't it?

  • Overall, I have to say that Mel Gibson's Hacksaw Ridge is probably the "Biggest" release of the week in general. Critics love it, and it's one that we need to see, because Mel Gibson behind the camera is gold. Yes, we love Mel. We're also suckers for War pics with an emotional bent, so we're all in on this one.
  • Nocturnal Animals (read our review HERE) is a great movie, even if we didn't exactly love the twist that drove the whole thing forward. It may not end up being what you expect by the end, but it's a journey that's well-worth taking anyhow. The more I think about it, the more it haunts me... and I know that sounds like hyperbole, but it's the truth. The Blu-ray should look fantastic too.
  • In his first real role, Jean Claude Van Damme played a bad guy, and if No Retreat, No Surrender is anything, it's a cheesy 80's karate movie that will entertain the shit out of you, especially watching JCVD mean mug the camera. It's mad cool that this movie has finally hit Blu-ray, and it's going to be in our collections soon enough.
  • Black Widows looks like it might be a fun, low-budget Indie flick, if you're in the mood for a black comedy that treads into the waters of rape revenge. That just sounds wrong, but hey, maybe it's a laugh riot!
  • Everything else, as always, is a crap-shoot.

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February 20, 2017

Trailer: Prepare to Enter the Madness That is The Void!

"In the middle of a routine patrol, officer Daniel Carter happens upon a blood-soaked figure limping down a deserted stretch of road. He rushes the young man to a nearby rural hospital staffed by a skeleton crew, only to discover that patients and personnel are transforming into something inhuman. As the horror intensifies, Carter leads the other survivors on a hellish voyage into the subterranean depths of the hospital in a desperate bid to end the nightmare before it's too late."

The trailer for The Void brings to mind movies like The Thing and Assault on Precinct 13, which is probably why its being billed as an homage to the early works of John Carpenter. Whether or not the quality of the movie lives up to that name, and those movies, it sure looks like a crazy, twisted, gory good time.

We're all in come April 7th.

The Void hits theaters and VOD on April 7th.

The Final Season of Bates Motel Begins Tonight!

It's about to get Psycho, literally, on Bates Motel, as the show begins its final season tonight on A&E.

It sucks that its coming to an end, because Bates Motel was a solid staple in out TV watching schedule, but 5 seasons is a good run for a good show. While we're excited to see how it all ends, I have to say the casting of Rhianna is a bit of a head-scratcher; can she even act, or did they add her to the final season for the purpose of hype alone?

We'll find out starting tonight, I'd imagine.

Whatever the case may be, I'm sure that Bates Motel will go out in a blaze of creepy glory.

Season 5 of Bates Motel premieres tonight at 10 on A&E. Don't miss it.

Trailer: Xavier Gens' New Flick, The Crucifixion!

"When a priest is jailed for the murder of a nun on whom he was performing an exorcism, an investigative journalist strives to determine whether he in fact murdered a mentally ill person, or if he lost the battle with a demonic presence."

If there's anyone who can do justice to the Supernatural Thriller sub genre in this day and age, it's Xavier Gens. He burst onto the scene in 2007 with the modern day classic splatterfest, Frontiere(s) (review HERE), and ever since then we've been waiting for the guy toget back on point and blow our minds again.

The trailer below looks pretty good, although I'm a bit bummed out by the fact that it's got more than one quick-cut jump scare in it, but hey, the guy made Frontiere(s), so we have to hold out hope that this one will deliver the creepy and disturbing goods.

There is no set release date for The Crucifixion as of yet. We'll let you know when that changes.