January 17, 2015

What's New on VOD This Week?

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It's a pretty solid week for VOD releases, what with Gone Girl, John Wick, and The Scarehouse all hitting VOD outlets. Slowly but surely, 2015 is picking up the pace in the movie release department.

*Be sure to checkout our VOD Release Dates page for a complete listing of everything of note that is available for your streaming pleasure.

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Dark Summer: A 17-year-old is on house arrest for the summer while his mother is away on business. A horrifying incident occurs leaving an ominous presence in the house.

Dark Summer is a nice looking movie, and it has a talented cast, but it's a slow-moving effort that packs very little in the way of scares. Feel free to read our review below for a more in-depth analysis of the movie, but the gist is that you should probably wait to catch this one on Netflix if you want to see it.

Read our review of Dark Summer HERE.

Gone Girl: With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.

Since we covered this one a few weeks ago when it was an Early Release, we'll just say that Gone Girl is an excellent movie with an extremely unsatisfying ending. That about covers it. It's absolutely worth a watch though.

John Wick: An ex-hitman comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him.

John Wick is basically just Keanu Reeves killing 150 people over the span of 100 minutes, and it is glorious. I would have liked to have seen the story be a bit more fleshed out and carry more emotional weight, but as an action movie, John Wick is pure escapist fun. We'll definitely own this one when it hits Blu-ray next month.

Ouija: A group of friends must confront their most terrifying fears when they awaken the dark powers of an ancient spirit board.

Not nearly the irredeemable piece of trash that many people made it out to be, Ouija is a decent watch for an unoriginal, paint-by-numbers ghost story. Should you rent it? If you don't have really high standards when it comes to scary movies, then yes. However if most Hollywood movies of this kind tend to irk the hell out of you, then skip it, and avoid being pissed off.

Read our review of Ouija HERE.

The Phoenix Project: Four scientists craft a machine to reanimate deceased organisms.

This movie's got an interesting trailer, and an intriguing premise, so let's hope that it ends up being a pleasant surprise, rather than an unpleasant disappointment.

The Scarehouse: When two friends open a Halloween fun house on Devil's Night it is all fun and games until their former sorority sisters begin to arrive. These six sisters are confronted by their past as the night spins out of control.

This movie looks like it could be a bit of sleazy fun, but that also means it could be a low-budget shit-fest that will serve only to waste 80 minutes of our lives... We'll see it and let you know. Pray for us.


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