Despite having only several titles released this week in our beloved genre, some of them are deemed very worthy of our hard-earned dollars.
While there were strong initial feelings about a US remake of a damn near perfect foreign film, the end result is hauntingly accessible to fans of both the book as well as its film adaptation, Let the Right One In. How will you feel about it? Decide for yourself this week. Once you’re done with your decision making, raise your Hatchets high and get ready to have a bloody good time because the movie they didn’t want you to see is finally here! From there after slugging it out in the swamps of Louisiana, get ready to face off against extraterrestrials in Gareth Edwards’ Monsters!
So, go forth and bring home these gems. You know how we feel about them.
Let Me In (Blu-ray REVIEW)
Directed by Matt Reeves
Starring Chloe Moretz, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Richard Jenkins, Elias Koteas
From Matt Reeves – the writer/director of Cloverfield – comes the new vampire classic that critics are calling “chillingly real” (Scott Bowles, USA Today) and “one of the best horror films of the year” (Cinematical). In bleak New Mexico, a lonely, bullied boy, Owen (Kodi Smit-McPhee of The Road), forms a unique bond with his mysterious new neighbor, Abby (Chloë Grace Moretz of Kick-Ass). Trapped in the mind and body of a child, however, Abby is forced to hide a horrific secret of bloodthirsty survival. But in a world of both tenderness and terror, how can you invite in the one friend who may unleash the ultimate nightmare? Check out our Let Me In CENTRAL.
Hatchet II (REVIEW)
Directed by Adam Green
Starring Danielle Harris, Tony Todd, R.A. Mihailoff, AJ Bowen, Tom Holland, Kathryn Fiore, Parry Shen, Rileah Vanderbilt, Ed Ackerman, Rick McCallum, Colton Dunn, David Foy, Nick Principe, Alexis Peters, and Kane Hodder
Hatchet II picks up right where the 2007 original film ends, as Marybeth (Danielle Harris from Halloween) escapes from the clutches of the deformed, swamp-dwelling killer Victor Crowley (Kane Hodder from Friday the 13th sequels). Marybeth returns to the Louisiana swamps along with an army of hunters to recover the bodies of her family and exact her revenge against Victor Crowley. The film also stars other genre icons including Tony Todd and Tom Holland and well known names including Parry Shen, AJ Bowen, and others. Watch the TRAILER and check out our Hatchet II CENTRAL.
Directed by Gareth Edwards
Starring Whitney Able, Scoot McNairy
Six years ago NASA discovered the possibility of alien life within our solar system. A probe was launched to collect samples, but crashed upon reentry over Central America. Soon after, new life forms began to appear and half of Mexico was quarantined as an INFECTED ZONE. Today, the American and Mexican military still struggle to contain the creatures … Our story begins when a U.S. journalist agrees to escort a shaken American tourist through the infected zone to the safety of the U.S. border. Read our EXCLUSIVE interview with director Gareth Edwards and watch a video clip from the movie.
Chain Letter (REVIEW)
Directed by Deon Taylor
Starring Nikki Reed, Keith David, Noah Segan, Cody Kasch, Betsy Russell, Brad Dourif, Cherilyn Wilson, Michael Bailey Smith
Six high school friends are bound together again by a sinister chain letter passing into their lives through e-mails and text messages. If the deadly letter isnÕt passed on, the recipient faces a grisly, unexpected death Ð and nothing can stop it. As time runs out and the deadly letterÕs rules become more challenging, the survivors must untangle the chilling secret Ð or die trying. Featuring Nikki Reed (The Twilight Saga), Betsy Russell (the Saw series), and Michael J. Pagan (CSI: Miami), this terrifying thriller in the tradition of The Grudge and Final Destination proves death is always watching and waiting Ð and anyone could be next! Watch our World Premiere Coverage Video.
A group of medical scientists are quarantined inside their lab after being infected with a deadly hyper-mutant form of the H1N1 virus. With only three days left to live, they have no way to escape and no way out. While the deceitful head doctor monitors them from a hidden surveillance room, the scientists must uncover the harrowing truth behind their detainment and force their own way to freedom.
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When a group of Satan worshiping bikers seek out a book holding the secrets of eternal life, they accidentally resurrect an ancient evil that manifests itself in the zombified forms of cult members that sacrificed themselves to Satan some 200 years ago. Private Investigator Jack Steele, while on a mission to help rescue Evelyn CraneÕs brother Tommy from the psychotic cult, may be the only one that can lay the curse to rest for good!
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– KW Low
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