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|LIGHTS OUT (7/22, THEATRICAL)|
A few years back, we saw a Horror short called Lights Out (watch it HERE), and it creeped the hell out of us; it was short, simple, and absolutely effective. If the full-length feature can manage to be half as effective as that short, then Lights Out may end up being the sleeper hit of the Summer.
We can't wait to find out.
|THE PURGE: ELECTION YEAR (IN THEATERS NOW)|
Everyone we know who has seen it so far has raved about it, so it's at the top of our list.
|THE BLACKCOAT'S DAUGHTER (7/15, DIRECTV)|
Of course it's going to air exclusively on DirecTV before it hits other VOD outlets, but don't let that stop you. Everyone knows someone with DirecTV, right?
Even in a year when we're still getting new Blu-ray releases for movies like Phenomena, Suspiria, Session 9, and The Thing, this Collector's Edition of Return of the Living Dead has us excited in ways that we can't even begin to describe. You probably wouldn't want us to, either.
This is a DAY ONE purchase for us, and it should be for you too. Pre-order that bad boy below.
|STRANGER THINGS (7/15, NETFLIX)|
We're not exactly sure what in the hell kind of show that Stranger Things is going to be, but it looks intriguing as hell. I've been crushing on Winona Ryder since I was a wee lad, and to see her headline a Genre show that looks so... strange... excites me to no end. Not like that, pervs.
|THE NIGHT OF (7/10, HBO)|
We caught the Pilot Episode of this new HBO show a few days ago (HBO released it early, because they're nice), and let me say that it's the best Pilot Episode that I've seen from them in forever. Maybe even since Game of Thrones. I loved every second of the dark, noirish mystery that unfolded before my eyes, and It's killing me to have to wait for two more weeks to be able to see what happens next.
If you like good dramatic TV, tune in on June 10th. You won't be sorry.
|TRAIN TO BUSAN (7/22)|
The S.Koreans do Thrillers just as good (if not better) than anyone else in the world, so there's no reason for us to think that they couldn't deliver a zombie flick like Train to Busan at the same level. The trailer looks solid, and even though some zombie purists are sure to yell "But zombies don't run!" at the top of their lungs, we're here to say that sometimes zombies do run, and it's better that way. Sometimes.
I have a hard time believing that a S.Korean movie is going to be released in theaters in the U.S. without a coinciding VOD release, but there's been no mention of VOD at all so far. Guess we'll have to wait and see.
We love us a good Horror Documentary, and Just Desserts looks like it's going to be a really good one.
Green Room is an intense Thriller that engaged us from the get-go, and kept us on edge throughout. Its ultra-violent content is a big part of the movie, but its humanity is what really propels it forward, making the gory moments that much more impactful. Solid writing, directing, and acting make this one well-above average in that way.
|GHOSTBUSTERS (7/15, THEATRICAL)|
We're not real excited to see this remake of Ghostbusters. It's not because we're sexist, or because we're big geeky babies who don't want to see anything from our childhood remade, but because it doesn't look funny. It just doesn't.
Still, this is going to be a big movie, and we'll be curious to see what critics and audiences make of it when it's released, so it's definitely on our radar.