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Black Mirror Comes Just in Time for the New Year

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Netflix’s original series “Black Mirror” has announced that its fourth season will hit the streaming giant on December 29th, giving people just enough time to end one of the most contentious and difficult years with a binging session. Alternatively, those of you who are patient can wait a couple of days and then start 2018 off with a bit of a bang, although I’m not sure what kind of tone that will set for a new year… In any case, a trailer that compiles footage from each of the six episodes that will be in this season can be seen below.

“Black Mirror” first aired in 2011 on British Channel 4 and had a three-episode run, the same as the second season, which premiered in February of 2013. My personal view of the show is that the first two seasons were cautionary tales not against technology – although that was certainly a part of it – but rather against our own terrible human nature. While I won’t spoil the ending of the first episode of Season 1, I will say that the most powerful moment came at the end when it was clear that the onlookers had to face not only what they were seeing on the screen but also a reflection of their own sadistic and grotesque desires. Many of them got precisely what they asked for only to then realize just how awful it and, by extension, they truly were. The critical eye was aimed at those who derive pleasure from someone else’s pain, which is why I adored the first two season.

Admittedly, I couldn’t finish the third season because I felt that the show took a turn and began to attack the actions of the “protagonists.” Instead of being a commentary on society and its use of new technology, the stories focused their anger (for lack of a better word) at those who needed help. I enjoyed the sweeping commentaries of the original episodes, but something about the tone of the third season completely drove me off. Perhaps this will be a reason to try again?

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A Demon Within Is Coming Next Year; Exclusive Trailer Premiere

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We just scored you cats a look at the trailer for A Demon Within, which you’ll be able to dig on once it hits select theaters and VOD on January 12, 2018, via Blue Fox Entertainment. Blue Fox holds the worldwide rights and is currently selling the film internationally.

Charlene Amoia, Julia Larsen, Clint Hummel, Jeremy Miller, Patricia Ashley, Michael Ehlers, and Cole Crawford star in the film from directors Ayush Banker and Justin LaReau.

Synopsis:
In 1914 Crestwick, a demonic spirit named Nefas surfaced to prey on a family, which ended with the death of an innocent young girl. The mysterious events haunted the Midwestern community for years. Now, decades later, a skeptical doctor must stop history from repeating itself by confronting his personal demons and fighting to save the life of a teenage girl who has become possessed in his family’s old house.

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Better Watch Out for This Shudder-Exclusive Clip

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Currently on DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, and Shudder is the dark horror-comedy Better Watch Out (review), and to kick off your week while keeping you in the holiday spirit, we have an exclusive clip for you to stuff in your stocking!

The critically acclaimed horror-comedy Better Watch Out debuted on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD December 5 from Well Go USA Entertainment. Holiday cheer and Home Alone get a decidedly dark spin when a babysitter must protect her charges from a terrifying home invasion. Directed by Chris Peckover (Undocumented), Better Watch Out stars Olivia Dejonge, Levi Miller, Ed Oxenbould, Aleks Mikic, and Dacre Montgomery with Patrick Warburton Academy Award nominee Virginia Madsen. Bonus materials include a making-of featurette and a special insert holiday card.

Better Watch Out has a runtime of approximately 89 minutes and is rated R for disturbing violent content, language throughout, crude sexual references, drug and alcohol use – all involving teens.

Synopsis:
This holiday season you may be home, but you’re not alone… In this fresh and gleefully twisted spin on home-invasion horror, babysitter Ashley (Olivia DeJonge) must defend her young charges (Levi Miller, Ed Oxenbould ) when intruders break into the house one snowy night – or so she thinks.

BUY IT NOW!

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An Exclusive Clip Rises for The Rizen

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The government, man! You just never know what on earth they’re gonna be pulling next! One second they’re pardoning turkeys, and the next – BAM – they friggin’ unleash The Rizen.

Laura Swift (The Snowman), Sally Phillips (the Bridget Jones series), Bruce Payne (Warlock III, Passenger 57), Julian Rhind-Tutt (Lucy), Tom Goodman Hill (Everest), and The Young Ones’ Adrian Edmondson all star in writer-director Matt Mitchell’s action-horror The Rizen, invading VOD on January 2nd from Uncork’d Entertainment.

Synopsis:
The year is 1955. NATO and the Allied Forces have been conducting secret, occult experiments in a bid to win the Arms Race. They have finally succeeded, but what they have unleashed could tear our world apart. Now one woman must lead the only other two survivors past faceless horrors that threaten to kill or capture them at every turn. They are the only ones left who can fight to close a door that should never have been opened.

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