Today on VOD: Bite and The Horde


While the box office is being taken over this weekend by the fantastic Captain America: Civil War, which you should absolutely go see at your earliest possible convenience, there are also a couple of horror flicks headed to both limited theaters and small screens. As always, we’ve got all the info ya need, so read on.

Directed by Chad Archibald (The Drownsman), Bite (review) had a sensational premiere at the 2015 Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal, where it won an Audience Award, and has played at numerous top international genre film festivals. Scream Factory brings it to select U.S. theaters and VOD outlets today.

The film stars Elma Begovic, Annette Wozniak, Denise Yuen, Jordan Gray, Lawrene Denkers, Barry Birnberg, Daniel Klimitz, Tianna Nori, and Caroline Palmer.

While on her bachelorette party getaway, Casey, the bride to be, gets a seemingly harmless bite from an unknown insect. After returning home with cold feet, Casey tries to call off her wedding, but before she’s able to, she starts exhibiting insect-like traits. Between her physical transformation and her wedding anxiety, Casey succumbs to her new instincts and begins creating a hive that not only houses her translucent eggs but feeds on the flesh of others. As her transformation becomes complete, Casey discovers that everything can change with a single bite.


Also out today, via Gravitas Ventures, is The Horde, which stars Bill Moseley, Costas Mandylor, and Paul Logan. It was written by Logan and directed by Jared Cohn.

The Horde co-stars Vernon Wells, Nestor Serrano, Matt Willig, Tiffany Brouwer, Sydney Sweeney, John Omuhundro, Thomas Ochoa, Frankie Ray, Jack David Frank, and Elisabeth Ferrara.

John Crenshaw (Logan) has given up his life as leader of his Navy SEAL team to settle down and marry his girlfriend, Selina (Brouwer). He accompanies Selina and her students on a weekend nature photography expedition deep into the Oregon woods. What starts out as an educational and fun-filled weekend turns into horror as the group is besieged by an unspeakable evil – a horde of hideously disfigured, mutated humans with an insatiable taste for blood.

The horde savagely attacks the camp. John fights off some and is left for dead as the creatures led by the sadistic Atkinson take Selina and the group back to their camp. Battered and enraged, Crenshaw must once again embrace the life he left behind to track down and kill the horde. He uses all of his Special Forces training to try to save the group. With unrelenting danger around every corner, he must deal with the savage mutants and human deceit. As things go from bad to worse, Crenshaw becomes their only hope if they are going to get out alive.




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