Welcome back, friends. One would imagine that a release list containing only five entries wouldn’t contain any discrepancies, right? Nope. The Amicus Collection may have come out on December 5th, but it popped up again this week so if you missed it then, go get yours now.
The big hit of this week, and of 2017, Happy Death Day gets its release this week on both Blu-ray and DVD. This was a great movie and recently surpassed $100 million dollars worldwide. I highly recommend it.
Up next is The Snowman. You can check out the Dread Central review of this wintertime serial killer thriller here.
If you’re feeling more of a science-fiction kind of vibe, check out Beyond Skyline.
Basically there’s a little something for everyone this week. What are you going to watch?
Pleasant viewing, friends.
Beyond Skyline (2017)
Frank Grillo, Bojana Novakovic, Iko Uwais, Jonny Weston
When the population of Los Angeles is vacuumed off the face of the Earth, Detective Mark Corley storms his way onto an alien ship to rescue his estranged son. But after crashing the ship in Southeast Asia, he must forge an alliance with a band of survivors to discover the key to saving his son and taking back the planet once and for all.
Eye of the Cat (1969)
Michael Sarrazin, Eleanor Parker
A man and his girlfriend plan to rob the mansion of the man’s eccentric but wealthy aunt. However, the aunt keeps dozens of cats in her home, and the man is deathly afraid of cats.
Happy Death Day (2017)
Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Ruby Modine, Rachel Matthews, Charles Aitken
Blumhouse (Split, Get Out, The Purge) produces an original and inventive rewinding thriller in Happy Death Day, in which a college student relives the day of her murder with both its unexceptional details and terrifying end until she discovers her killer’s identity. The thrills continue with an Alternate Ending never-before-seen in theaters.
Snowman, The (2017)
Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Toby Jones, Chloe Sevigny
From executive producer Martin Scorsese, The Snowman is based on Jo Nesbø’s New York Times bestselling thriller series. When an elite crime squad’s lead detective (Michael Fassbender) investigates the disappearance of a victim on the first snow of winter, he fears an elusive serial killer may be active again. With the help of a brilliant recruit (Rebecca Ferguson), the cop must connect decades-old cold cases to the brutal new one if he hopes to outwit this unthinkable evil before the next snowfall.
The Amicus Collection
Peter Cushing, Britt Ekland, Herbert Lom, Patrick Magee, Stephanie Beacham
Known as The Studio That Dripped Blood, British film company Amicus Productions (founded by American writer/producers Max J. Rosenberg and Milton Subotsky) built a legacy of horror anthologies and twisted thrillers that remains among the very best genre movies of the 70s. In this trio of Amicus classics featuring stars that include Peter Cushing, Herbert Lom, Britt Ekland, Patrick Magee, Stephanie Beacham, Calvin Lockhart, Michael Gambon, and Charlotte Rampling, you’ll discover the studio’s legendary portmanteau Asylum, their insane Gothic shocker And Now The Screaming Starts, and exclusive to this set the infamous werewolf whodunit The Beast Must Die, as well as a Bonus Disc of Amicus trailers, TV commercials, rare interviews, and more – all in this 4-disc box set.