August 7, 2015

What's New on VOD for the Week of August 7th?

This week sees 9 new Horror & Genre related movies hitting VOD, and just about all of them look to be worthwhile rentals. *Toolbox Murders 2 could be the exception.

*Click the pics to check out the trailers or rent the movies.
Big Sky: Hazel suffers from a crippling case of agoraphobia. So much so that it causes a rift between her and her mother, Dee. Hazel and her mother decide to go on a road trip to a desert facility to help Hazel deal with her fear but when gunmen and brothers Jesse and Pru attack them, Hazel has to battle her fears so she and her mother can survive.

This movie kinda came out of nowhere, and just showed up on Amazon for rental. With a name as big as Bella Thorne involved, I'm not sure why this one didn't get a theatrical release, or at least a lot more promotion. I mean, Frank Grillo and Kyra Sedgewick are no slouches either, so who knows.

It looks like a serviceable Thriller that might just end up being good, so we'll give it a go.
Dark Places: Libby Day was only seven years old when her family was brutally murdered in their rural Kansas farmhouse. Twenty-five years later, she agrees to revisit the crime and uncovers the wrenching truths that led up to that tragic night.

Great cast, great mystery, great movie. The ending wasn't as great as the rest of it was, but Dark Places is still a movie that we're glad we saw, and would recommend to anyone who loves a good Thriller with a dark side.
Harbinger Down: A group of grad students have booked passage on the fishing trawler Harbinger to study the effects of global warming on a pod of Orcas in the Bering Sea. When the ship's crew dredges up a recently thawed piece of old Soviet space wreckage, things get downright deadly. It seems that the Russians experimented with tardigrades, tiny resilient animals able to withstand the extremes of space radiation. The creatures survived, but not without mutation. Now the crew is exposed to aggressively mutating organisms. And after being locked in ice for 3 decades, the creatures aren't about to give up the warmth of human companionship.

We're really, really hoping that Harbinger Down ends up being as good as its trailer makes it look, because it looks great; any Horror flick set on a Crab/Fishing Boat in the middle of The Bearing Sea is right up our alley. Deadliest Catch, represent!

Ahem. We'll definitely be renting this one this weekend.
The Last Survivors: It's been a decade since the last rainfall, and society at large has dried up and blown away. Kendal and the few others that remain barely scrape by, while dreaming of escape. When a greedy water baron lays claim to what little of the precious resource remains underground, Kendal must decide whether to run and hide or bravely fight for the few cherished people and things she has left.

Another movie that we recently saw and loved, The Last Survivors is a Must See for anyone who loves Post-Apocalyptic movies. It's a really solid flick.

Also New
In addition to the "Bigger" releases above, the rest of this week's VOD crop still has a lot to offer us for our entertainment $$$.

  • Closer to God was set to be released back in June, but then got pulled, then it got a Mid-August release date, but then there it is already on Amazon to rent... It looks interesting though, and disturbing, so I suppose that we should just be grateful that it's out and ready for us to watch. 
  • Game of Thrones' very own Arya Stark is starring in a creepy little Thriller? Might as well give it a go then.
  • Mads Mikkelsen+Eva Green+bloody vengeance, Western style = we are watching The Salvation asap. 
  • Maybe Toolbox  Murders 2 will be good, or maybe it will really suck. Either way, we'll wait to catch it on Netflix. If then.
  • Wyrmwood is a fun little zombie flick that already saw a release earlier this year, but maybe VOD wasn't a part of it. I honestly can;t remember. Anyway, it's on Netflix to stream right now, but if you aren't a subscriber, then it's definitely worth a rent.

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