January 17, 2017

Scream Factory is Bringing Slither to Blu-ray!

"**NEW TITLE ANNOUNCE**
Our Friday the 13th celebration continues with one more reveal of a title coming this Summer: James Gunn's cult classic horror comedy SLITHER is planned for a Collector's Edition release!
No other details to report at this time. Who's a fan of this gory fun throwback to B-films?"

Leave it to Scream Factory to bring one of our most wanted titles to Blu-ray, after years of it only being available as a Canadian import.

Slither is an awesome flick in every way, and we can't wait to see Scream give it the Collector's Edition treatment this Summer. DAY ONE purchase

https://thehorrorclub.blogspot.com/2015/03/dvd-review-slither-2006.html

Blu-ray & DVD: The Digital Dread Report for 1/17

Zombies on a train; a girl on a train; sluts at a slumber party; kidnapped girls locked in a motel room; and a double dose of a creepy Parker Bros. board game... it's a fright-filled week on the physical media front!

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?

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"Train to Busan is a harrowing zombie horror-thriller that follows a group of terrified passengers fighting their way through a countrywide viral outbreak, trapped on a suspicion-filled, blood-drenched bullet train ride to the Safe Zone…which may or may not still be there."

Train to Busan was one of the best movies we saw in 2016, and now that it's on Blu-ray, we can't wait to see it again. It's not loaded with a ton of Bonus Features, but it's a disc that will get repeat play around here, and so it's a on day one purchase for us.

Bonus Features:
  • Behind the Scenes
  • That's A Wrap
  • Trailer

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http://thehorrorclub.blogspot.com/2017/01/review-train-to-busan-2016.html

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"Ouija: A girl is mysteriously killed after recording herself playing with an ancient Ouija Board, which leads to a close group of friends to investigate this board. They later find out that some things aren't meant to be played with, especially the 'other side'

Ouija: Origin of Evil: It was never just a game. Inviting audiences again into the lore of the spirit board, Ouija: Origin of Evil tells a terrifying new tale in 1967 Los Angeles. A widowed mother and her two daughters add a new stunt to bolster their séance scam business and unwittingly invite authentic evil into their home. When the youngest daughter is overtaken by the merciless spirit, this small family confronts unthinkable fears to save her and send her possessor back to the other side."

The first Ouija (review HERE) got an unfair rap as being a terrible movie; and Ouija: Origin of Evil (review HERE) was surprisingly one of the best movies of 2016. We'll take both of them together in one Blu-ray set any day.

Special Features:

  • Disc 1 - Ouija:
  • Digital Copy of Ouija 
  • Includes UltraViolet 
  • The Spirit Board: An Evolution
  • Adapting the Fear
  • Icon of the Unknown

  • Disc 2 - Ouija: Origin of Evil:
  • Digital Copy of Ouija: Origin of Evil 
  • Includes UltraViolet 
  • Deleted Scenes
  • The Making of Ouija: Origin of Evil
  • Home Is Where the Horror Is
  • The Girl Behind Doris
  • Feature Commentary with Director/Co-Writer/Editor Mike Flanagan

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"A young woman wakes, bound and gagged in a dirty motel room filled with other young women. She's the only one that wakes up. A man takes a new job to provide for the daughter his estranged wife keeps from him. It pays well, but increasingly causes him to question his morals, especially after the "work" brings him face-to-face with this woman's predicament, and the killer who's set it all in motion."

I'm not usually one to take a chance with a blind buy, but All I Need looks like it could be a good stalk and slash effort. It's got Caitlin Stasey in it too, which helps.  

  • Scream Factory's release of the Slumber Party Massacre 2 & 3 2-pack just begs to be owned, if for nothing else but the sake of 80's Horror nostalgia. 
  • Come and Find Me looks like it might be a good Thriller. We dig Aaron Paul.
  • Stop me if you've heard this one before: The book was better. The Girl on the Train was a decent movie, and a decent adaptation, but it just felt off in many ways. Not a bad rental though.
  • With the final installment in the series due to hit theaters in 2 weeks, the Resident Evil flicks have been re-issued on Blu-ray, which I'd pass on because you know that there will be a Boxed Set of the completer series in a few months.
  • The Wolf House DVD look interesting.
  • And everything else, as always, is a crap-shoot.

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January 16, 2017

VOD Review: Bad Kids of Crestview Academy (2017)

"Something was lost in translation between comic book and movie."

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3349578/
Did you know that there was a movie in 2012 called Bad Kids Go to Hell? If your answer is no, don't feel bad, because it was a pretty obscure movie that was based on a pretty obscure graphic novel, so unless you had read that, you probably didn't even know the movie existed.

It was decent-enough. We didn't review it, but it was a passable watch that had Augie Duke playing an evil little bad girl. It's streaming for free on Amazon Prime if you want to check it out HERE.

Did you know that Bad Kids to Crestview Academy is a sequel to Bad Kids Go to Hell? Because it is. It's not as "edgy" as the first movie was, in that the kids in the first movie felt way more bad than they do here, but hey, it's a sequel, what do you expect?

After her big sister commits "suicide", sexy little Siouxsie infiltrates the uppercrust world of rich kid detention at the prestigious Crestview Academy to get some answers. She just knows that her sister didn't kill herself, and that somehow, one of the other kids in detention had something to do with her death. She just needs proof.

I'D GIVE HER SOME ANSWERS.
Locked in the school with a bunch of over-privileged assholes, Siouxsie has a plan to hack into their personal info or something to unlock the truth behind her sister's death. Did the gay drug dealer who is clearly a power-bottom have something to do with it? Was it the slutty preacher's daughter, or maybe the hot, half-Asian chick who loves Internet cat videos? Or was it the asshole son of a senator, who just so happens to be the brother of the blonde chick who died in the first movie?

Don't ask us. the movie wasn't very long on plot.

THEY FINALLY ARRIVE AT MORDOR...
To complicate matters, someone begins killing everyone in the building off one by one, which turns things from a whodunit, into a who's doing it. The evil senator, the creepy janitor, the government roaches... what in the hell is even going on in this movie?

THE ANSWERS ARE NOT BEHIND THAT DOOR.
The world of Crestview Academy is populated with the kinds of obnoxious characters that grate on the nerves; offers a school staff who have no clue how to properly watch after their students; and is made up of a a convoluted plot that never seems to make much sense. There's also bad dialogue; random animated sequences that felt out of place; and a bunch of twisty flashbacks that slow the movie down, rather than adding a layer of coolness to the proceedings like I imagine they were meant to do.

The big problem with this movie is that it's a jumbled mess of underwhelming story and inconsistent visuals that never amounts to much other than being a faithful homage to the graphic novel, which maybe was the point? I mean, what was the point of the whole mascot subplot?

That said, there was something oddly enjoyable about this movie.

Sammi Hanratty is adorable and competent in her role, and Erika Daly won our hearts with her odd little dance number. There's also some good gore to be had here, some slick visuals, and the small roles that Gina Gershon and Sean Astin occupied stole the show.

SHE CAN'T DANCE, BUT SHE'S A QT.
This movie offers up some decent kill scenes, involving, but not limited to: a scalping, some drill violence, and some poorly-rendered CGI flamethrower action.

WELL, THAT SHIRT'S RUINED...
Turns out that the bad girls of Crestview Academy aren't that bad at all, as they all remained clothed. They looked good in their schoolgirl outfits though.

NOT BAD ENOUGH, I SAY!
Bad Kids of Crestview Academy is not a good movie, and in fact, it's a bad one in many ways... and yet there's something fun about it that makes it a decent watch if you're in a campy, oddball sort of mood. It didn't work for us as a whole, but we enjoyed bits and pieces of it, so we can't totally call it a swing and a miss.

If you liked the first movie, or the graphic novels which inspired both films, then you'll probably dig this one too. Just know that it has issues.

C-/D+ , we can't decide which.

Bad Kids of Crestview Academy is available now on VOD.

http://amzn.to/2jmPlBk

Crestview's finest.