June 6, 2015

What's New on VOD for the week Ending 6/6?

June kicks off with a bang on the VOD front, giving us one of our favorite movies of 2015 (Grizzly Maze), and one of our most anticipated movies of 2015 (We Are Still Here), amongst others.

*Click the pics below to watch the trailers & rent the movies.

Into The Grizzly Maze: Two estranged brothers reunite at their childhood home in the Alaskan wild. They set out on a two-day hike and are stalked by an unrelenting grizzly bear.

We loved the hell out of this movie, so don't let its stupid title (we like Red Machine way better) fool you; this is one taut, fun, killer animal flick. Billy Bob Thornton hunting a bear. What else really needs to be said?

Read our full review below to get a more in-depth read on the movie.

Read our review HERE.

The Lazarus Effect: A group of researchers led by Frank and his fiancé Zoe have achieved the unimaginable: bringing the dead back to life. When the dean of their university learns of their underground experiments, their project is unexpectedly shut down and their materials confiscated. Frank, Zoe and their team take matters into their own hands, launching a rogue attempt to recreate their experiment, during which things go terribly wrong and one of their own is horrifically killed. Fueled by terror and grief, Frank pushes them to do the unthinkable: attempt to resurrect their first human test subject.

Not as bad as you might believe, but not nearly as good as you'd hope, The Lazarus Effect is a middle-of-the-road Supernatural Thriller that we mostly enjoyed, despite its faults. If you're alright with the typical glossy Hollywood Horror movie, then this one should work for you as long as you know that it suffers from many of the same issues that most Hollywood Horror flicks do. 

Olivia Wilde makes for one hell of a creepy villain too.

Read our review HERE.

The Nightmare: From the Director of the successful documentary ROOM 237, THE NIGHTMARE, explores the real-life horror of sleep paralysis. While science can explain the biological phenomenon, what it can’t explain is why so many of its sufferers see eerily similar figures, shadowy human forms.

As ridiculous as some of it was, we really loved Room 237, so we're naturally curious to check out the new documentary by its director, Rodney Ascher. Sleep Paralysis is a fascinating (and terrifying) subject, and if he can do the topic half the justice that he did for the crazy Kubrick theories of Room 237, we'll be happy.

Word is though that the half doc/half fiction approach of this one was off-putting for some, but we'll still give it a chance.

We Are Still Here: In the cold, wintery fields of New England, a lonely old house wakes up every thirty years - and demands a sacrifice.

We're really, really eager to see this movie. It's garnered all sorts of excellent buzz since it began making the festival rounds earlier this year, and we honestly believe that it might just be able to live up to the hype. It looks creepy as hell, and we're suckers for a good Haunted House story, plus, Barbara Crampton is looking mighty fine more that 30 years after captivating our loins with roles in such 80's classics as Re-Animator and From Beyond.

We'll be watching this one asap.

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