For those of you who maybe don’t want to leave the house this weekend and/or have no interest in seeing Unfriended (review), which is actually better than you’d expect, today also marks the VOD releases of a couple new horror flicks, so plop yourself down on the couch and read on for details!
First up, Godzilla director Gareth Edwards’ 2010 film Monsters gets the sequel treatment with Monsters: Dark Continent (review). In the director’s chair this time around was Tom Green – and no, we’re not talking about THAT Tom Green.
The sequel is set ten years after the events of Monsters, and the Infected Zones have spread worldwide. Two soldiers embark on a life-altering mission through the dark heart of monster territory in the deserts of the Middle East. By the time they reach their goal, they will have been forced to confront the fear that the true monsters on the planet may not be alien after all.
Today’s other digital release is Gregory Levasseur’s The Pyramid, which doesn’t yet hit DVD and Blu-ray until May 5th. In other words, if you want to spend $15 you can watch it right now on digital HD from Fox, rather than wait another month.
In the film, a team of archaeologists gets more than they bargained for when they discover a lost pyramid unlike any other in the Egyptian desert. As they begin to uncover its horrifying secrets, they realize they’re being relentlessly hunted by an ancient evil more nightmarish than anything they could have imagined.