January 23, 2015

What's new on VOD this week?

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There are a healthy handful of Horror & Genre movies hitting VOD outlets today, a few of which are definite must-see material.

This week's releases all carry a price tag of $9.99 and higher (save for Gnome Alone and Wolves, both of which start at $4.99), but this is the new way of VOD; we're going to pay a bit of a higher price to be able to watch moves in the comfort of our own homes, without having to worry about returning a DVD or Blu-ray to a Video Store. Remember Video Stores? Ah, the memories...

We don't mind paying a slightly higher price, as long as the movies we're renting are good, but that's really the trick, isn't it? Would we pay $14.99 to watch Dracula Untold? Probably not. Then again, we're not the only people in the world, and everybody has their own set of rules that they follow when it comes to spending money, so what we'd do is neither here nor there in the grand scheme of things. As long as you're being entertained, that's all that really matters.

That said, with Killers and Everly both hitting VOD today, our weekend is pretty much set as far as entertainment goes.

*As always, click the pics to rent yourself some flicks!

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Dracula Untold: As his kingdom is being threatened by the Turks, young prince Vlad Tepes must become a monster feared by his own people in order to obtain the power needed to protect his own family, and the families of his kingdom.

Dracula Untold made many critic's Worst of 2014 lists (22% on Rotten Tomatoes), and yet it's got a decent score over at IMDB, and it made over $200 million at the Worldwide Box Office, which goes to say that audiences seemed to like it a lot more than critics did. We could never bring ourselves to actually go and see it, so we can't really give an opinion on it either way other than to say it looks like something that we'll catch when it eventually hits Netflix.

Everly: An action/thriller centered on a woman who faces down assassins sent by her ex, a mob boss, while holed up in her apartment.

At almost 50-years-old, Salma Hayek is still crazy gorgeous, and the idea of her running around in skimpy outfits with an arsenal of weapons, killing a bunch of people in over-the-top ways, sounds good to us. Director Joe Lynch said this on Twitter "Honored to be dropping on VOD the same day as the insane 's new flick KILLERS! I smell a double feature..." We're inclined to agree with him.

We'll definitely be catching this one this weekend.

Gnome Alone: When Zoe inherits the magical protection of a bewitched Gnome, she quickly realizes that he isn't your garden variety gnome, when he begins eliminating her enemies in extravagant displays of revenge.

If hearing that there's going to be a third Sharknado movie excites you and makes you say "Hell yeah!," then Gnome Alone is a movie that you'll probably enjoy. If not, then run like hell from this one, because it's definitely a movie for people who like really, really bad movies. Because it's really, really bad.

Read our review of Gnome Alone HERE.

Killers: A psychopathic Japanese executive accidentally triggers a journalist's 'dark side'. They begin to connect over the Internet and make a complicated bond.

One of the best movies we saw in 2014, Killers is finally making its North American VOD debut today. We can't really do a movie like this justice in a sentence or two here, so you should read through our review to see why we liked it so much, but the bottom line is that Killers blew us away from start to finish. It's not perfect, but damn it if it doesn't come pretty close.

*As of right now, Amazon still has Killers listed as a movie that you can pre-order, even though its release date is clearly listed as today. We hope that they're just a bit slow at getting it up for rental/purchase, and that it hasn't been delayed. Either way, see it whenever it's made available.

Read our review of Killers HERE.

Out of the Dark: A couple and their daughter moves to Colombia to take over a family manufacturing plant, only to realize their new home is haunted.

Out of the Dark looks like it could be nothing more than your average run-of-the-mill Supernatural Thriller, but the trailer looks decent enough, and we like Julia Styles, so we'll be giving this one a go this weekend.

Wolves: A boy is trying to find out about his family history and stumbles upon a town of lycans.

Another movie that critics seemed to hate in 2014 (25% on Rotten Tomatoes), Wolves looks like it's definitely suited towards the younger, vampire-loving demographic. I'm not saying that it's Twilight or anything, but it sure does look like it's cut from a similar sort of cloth.

Jason Momoa and Stephen McHattie are awesome though, so maybe their presence will make this one at least watchable?

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