Today is thus far the biggest horror VOD release date of the year, as a handful of 2015’s hottest gems are now available for instant viewing. Read on for all the details, and get ready to spend the weekend on the couch!
First up, writer/director Adam MacDonald’s Backcountry (review) has been unleashed by IFC Midnight today, and our own Matt Boiselle raves that the flick “does for the woods what Jaws did for the ocean.” High praise, to say the very least.
Starring Eric Balfour, Missy Peregrym, and Jeff Roop, Backcountry follows an urban couple who embark on a camping trip in the Canadian backcountry. When they enter a predatory bear’s territory, their trip turns into an horrific tale of tragedy, will, and survival.
We go from survival horror to vampire horror with Ana Lily Amirpour’s A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (review), which is being touted as the world’s first Iranian vampire Western. Is your interest piqued? Because it should be!
In the film, the Iranian ghost town of Bad City, home to prostitutes, junkies, pimps, and other sordid souls, is a bastion of depravity and hopelessness where a lonely vampire stalks its most unsavory inhabitants. But when boy meets girl, an unusual love story begins to blossom… blood red.
One of this year’s most anticipated horror films has been Spring (review), the latest from Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead (Resolution). It has received predominantly rave reviews from those lucky enough to see it, and today it’s available for all to enjoy.
Lou Taylor Pucci (Evil Dead) and Nadia Hilker appear in the sci-fi horror film, centered on a young American fleeing to Europe to escape his past. While backpacking along the Italian coast, everything changes during a stop at an idyllic Italian village, where he meets and instantly connects with the enchanting and mysterious Louise. A flirtatious romance begins to bloom between the two – however, Evan soon realizes that Louise has been harboring a monstrous, primordial secret that puts both their relationship and their lives in jeopardy.
And last but certainly not least, those looking for a whacky horror-comedy need look no further than Jordin Rubin’s Zombeavers (review), which chomps its way to VOD outlets today courtesy of Freestyle Releasing.
When a trio of sexy college girls arrive at a remote cabin for a weekend getaway, their vacation is quickly jeopardized by a hungry bear, a menacing hunter, and the girls’ own party-crashing boyfriends. However, these disturbances are nothing compared to what lurks in the lake by the cabin: The result of a local chemical spill, a horde of bloodthirsty, zombified beavers closes in on the unsuspecting co-eds.