December 2, 2016

VOD Review: Recovery (2016)

"Kirby Bliss Blanton fans will probably like this one. Mostly."

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3685668/
If I'm being honest, the only reason I watched Recovery was because it stars Kirby Bliss Blanton. That might sound a bit superficial, but it's really not: she's a good actress that has a very likable quality which makes her a perfect final girl for these types of flicks.

And yes, she just so happens to be really, really good looking too. I mean, even her name screams "adorable." No one named Kirby Bliss can be anything but adorable.

Point is, aside from her presence, Recovery didn't do all that much for me. It happens.
The movie opens with a father giving his nervous son a pep talk before his big date with the girl of his dreams... who just so happens to be locked in a trunk in the basement. Apparently father and son like to kidnap women to add them to the family, as evidenced by "Mom" who is shackled in the kitchen upstairs. Well, the girl escapes from the trunk, grabs a baseball bat, and takes the kids jaw off with a wicked swing, and then quickly dies for her trouble.

WHICH LEADS TO THIS GUY WEARING A BANDANA ON HIS FACE.
Flash forward to a wild party where hot little blonde Jessie (Kirby Bliss Blanton) sees her boyfriend cheating on her, but before she can smack him in the face, she's stopped by an equally hot girl, Kim (Rachel DiPillo), who tells her he's not worth it. The two become quick friends, and along with Jessie's brother, and some other dude who's trying to get laid, they set off on a wild party adventure!

YEAH, IT GET WILD ALRIGHT...
For some reason, Kim takes off with Jessie's phone, and being that every teenager is tech-savvy these days, they use a tracking app to track the phone to a creepy old house... where things get bad and bloody for everyone.

Twists and reveals abound from then on.

I TOLD YOU NOT TO GOOGLE LEMON PARTY.
Recovery is an average Slasher-ish Teen Terror flick that tries to use modern tech as some sort of clever plot device, but doesn't ever really end up feeling all that slick or clever.

As I said above, I watched this one because of Kirby Bliss Blanton, who is just about as cute as it gets, and her cuteness is pretty much the best part of the movie. Rachel DiPillo is a close 2nd, as she's both a decent actress, and cute as hell. They pretty much made the movie watchable on looks alone.

I know that's not much of a reason to watch a Horror movie, but sadly, everything else about Recovery was middle of the road material: A bunch of dumb kids wander around a creepy old house looking for some girl who stole a new cellphone, instead of calling the Cops like any rational person would do; and a family kidnaps girls to add them to their brood for no other reason than "they're all insane!" It makes for decent Horror fodder, but it sure doesn't make for a very good movie. At least not in this case.

BUT SHE'S GOOD. SHE'S ALWAYS GOOD.
We get a jaw being ripped off, a throat cutting, and some stabbing. It could have been bloodier.

IF YOU LOOK CLOSELY, YOU'LL NOTICE THAT THERE'S A BASEBALL BAT IN THIS PICTURE.
Nope, and that's really what's missing from so many Horror movies these days: gratuitous nudity!

STAY IN THE CLOSET, KIRBY. YOU'RE TOO SCANTILY CLAD TO BE SEEN IN THIS MOVIE.
Recovery isn't a "bad" movie. It's competent enough in most ways, but aside from the fact that I think Kirby Bliss Blanton is awesome, it really didn't do much for me. If a movie like this is going to have a generic, predictable plot, then it's got to go above and beyond in the blood or nudity department, or else what's the point.

You know, like a lot of B-grade Horror flicks did in the 80's.

Wait for it to hit Netflix.

C

Recovery is available now on VOD.

http://amzn.to/2fQJyTL


Kirby Bliss Blanton inspires her middle name in us.

What's New oon VOD This Week? (11/29-12/2)

This week we get 4 new movies for our streaming pleasure (there were supposed to be 9, but two got bumped to the 6th, and one went theatrical only), all of which look like worthwhile rentals.

*Be sure to click the pics to rent the movies, or watch their trailers. Or both. Or neither. It really depends on your mood, now doesn't it?

*If you aren't already a member, you should really give Amazon Prime a shot, especially if you order movies on the regular like we do, because the free two-day shipping pays for itself after around 10 orders. Check it out for free HERE

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 Here are this week's VOD releases, ranked in order from most to least anticipated.
  1. The Eyes of My Mother is at the top of our list this week because it looks atmospheric and spooky, and critics have done nothing but sing its praises since it first hit the festival circuit. Can't wait to see this one.
  2. We missed Morgan when it hit theaters back in September, so now is as good a time as any to see what it has to offer. We love us some Kate Mara.
  3. Pet looks disturbingly fun, and we're always down for a twisted "love" story. Especially one that stars a Hobbit.
  4. And finally we have Blood Brothers, which is based on "true events" and looks pretty solid.
  5. Happy Streaming!

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UPDATED: Our Top 31 Upcoming Movies of 2016 & 2017!

*This is an on-going post which is updated every Tuesday & Friday, to keep up with releases and release date changes.

We're always, ALWAYS, searching for newest and best Horror & Genre movies & TV shows to watch, which is why we work so hard to keep our Blu-ray & DVD, Theatrical, VOD, and TV release dates pages up to date.

One thing that we've never done though, until now, is kept a running list of the movies coming soon to a big or small screen near you that we want to see the most, and there are always a lot of those. With that in mind, below you'll find the Top 30 Upcoming Horror & Genre Projects that have us chomping at the bit like rabid fiends. And yeah, they're in order from most to least anticipated.

  • The movies listed below all have release dates that are set. As you know, some of them can, and will, change.
  • You'll only find new projects that will be Theatrical, VOD, and TV releases on this list. Nothing that's coming soon on disc (unless it’s some sort of Special Edition.).
  • You can click the pics to be taken to each movie's IMDB page, for release date info, etc...The release dates can also be found in the file names.
  • This list will be mainly comprised of upcoming Horror projects, but the occasional Superhero, Sci-Fi, or Action flick might break through. It's all relative to our interests.
  • We will add and remove titles from this list as needed, which will be pretty often.
  • Mark your calendars!

12/1: Added a bunch of 2017 titles, as soon there will be no more 2016 titles to anticipate!.

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