January 15, 2016

What's New on VOD This Week? (1/12-1/15)

Some space terror; the Boston Mob; a viral sequel; the world of R.L. Stine; werewolves on a train; a creepy home invasion; and Vin Diesel fighting some witches... this is the week in VOD Releases!

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400 Days centers on four astronauts sent on a simulated mission to a distant planet to test the psychological effects of deep space travel. Locked away for 400 days, the crew's mental state begins to deteriorate when they lose all communication with the outside world. Forced to exit the ship, they discover that this mission may not have been a simulation after all.

We're always up for a good Sci-Fi Thriller set in space, and especially when it involves the gorgeous Caity Lotz. Brandon Routh and Dane Cook might be a bit hard to take though. Still looks cool.

Rent it if you like Sci-Fi flicks or Caity Lotz.

The true story of Whitey Bulger, the brother of a state senator and the most infamous violent criminal in the history of South Boston, who became an FBI informant to take down a Mafia family invading his turf.

Black Mass wasn't the epic gangster flick that we expected it to be (we wanted something close to The Departed, and it wasn't quite that), but it was a solid effort with some great performances, so we were happy with it overall. Johnny Depp was lights-out in this one.

Rent it for Johnny Depp's performance alone.

Riley searches for a cure to the virus that took over Samantha before it consumes him and the entire world.

The first Contracted wasn't that great (read our review HERE), and the sequel looks just about as good, which isn't saying much.

Skip it, unless you liked the first movie, then Rent it, I guess.

A teenager teams up with the daughter of young adult horror author R. L. Stine after the writer's imaginary demons are set free on the town of Madison, Delaware.

A fun, kid-friendly movie based on the popular 90's TV show, Goosebumps is... a frigging kids movie. What more can we really say? Rent accordingly.

Rent it if you have kids, or if you're feeling nostalgic.

On a stormy night, passengers on the last train out of London begin to panic after coming to a sudden halt. They soon realize there’s something dangerous lurking in the forest, and it’s stalking the besieged train and picking them off one-by-one.

Howl isn't going to change the Genre or anything, but overall it's a well-made and entertaining Werewolf flick that boasts some good gore; some cool monster VFX; and a solid cast, most of whom we rooted for. For fans of Werewolf flicks, this is a fun and gory ride that is definitely worth taking. Read our review for the full scoop. 

Rent it if you like werewolves or trains.


Anna suffers from agoraphobia so crippling that when a trio of criminals break into her house, she cannot bring herself to flee. But what the intruders don't realize is that agoraphobia is not her only psychosis.

A Home Invasion flick with a Revenge Thriller bent, Intruders looks promising enough. At least we're familiar with the acting work of Rory Culkin (he's pretty good) and Martin Starr (and he's pretty funny), so maybe they'll bring something to this one, and it will surprise us

This is the one VOD release this week that we're genuinely excited to see.

Rent it!

The last witch hunter is all that stands between humanity and the combined forces of the most horrifying witches in history.

The critics shit all over this one, and it pretty much bombed at the domestic Box Office, but hey, it's Vin Diesel hunting witches through time... can it really be that bad?

Rent it, and enjoy its cheesy, Vin Diesel-fueled goodness.

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