August 7, 2018

The Keeping Hours (2017) (Directed by Karen Moncrieff)

 

  • PRINCIPAL CAST: Lee Pace, Carrie Coon, Molly Hagan, Christina Vidal, Ana Ortiz, Anna Diop, Ray Baker, Jane Daly, Cliff Chamberlain, Sander Thomas, Karen Baxter, Ruby Moncrieff-Karten, Lylah Raye Acosta, Julian LaTourelle
  • WRITER: Rebecca Sonnenshine
  • SYNOPSIS: 10 years after the death of their son, a divorced couple is suddenly reunited by supernatural events that offer them a chance at forgiveness.
  • DVD
  • GENRE: Drama/Horror/Romance
  • RATING: PG-13 – thematic elements, some sensuality and language
  • RUN TIME: 95 Minutes
  • STUDIO: Universal Studios
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Wildling (2018) (Directed by Fritz Böhm)

 

  • PRINCIPAL CAST: Liv Tyler, Brad Dourif, James Le Gros, Bel Powley, Mike Faist, Troy Ruptash, Charlotte Ubben, Patrick M. Walsh, Frank Deal, Kelly Lamor Wilson, Brian Donahue, Keenan Jolliff, Bhavesh Patel, Julia Rusatsky, Collin Kelly-Sordelet
  • WRITER: Fritz Bohm, Florian Eder
  • Synopsis: The story centers on young Anna (Powley), who spends her entire childhood in a single room under the care of a mysterious man (Brad Dourif) she only knows as “Daddy.” He makes her fear the Outside by telling her of the “Wildling,” a creature with sharp teeth and claws who roams about eating little children. At age 16, Anna is freed by small-town sheriff Ellen Champney (Tyler) with whom she finds a temporary home. For the first time in her life, Anna experiences the Outside, but as she begins to flourish as a young woman, a series of unsettling events unfold.
  • GENRE: Drama/Fantasy/Horror
  • RATING: Rated R – violence including bloody images, language, some sexual content and teen drinking
  • RUN TIME: 92 Minutes
  • DVD/ Blu-ray
  • STUDIO: Shout! Factory

 

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Dead Shack (2017) (Directed by Peter Ricq)

 

  • PRINCIPAL CAST: Cameron Andres, Lizzie Boys, Hannah Rochelle Burr, Lauren Holly, Raphael Kepinski, Gabriel LaBelle, Matthew Nelson-Mahood, Taylor St. Pierre, Donavon Stinson, Valerie Tian, June B. Wilde
  • WRITER: Phil Ivanusic, Davila LeBlanc
  • Synopsis: On a weekend getaway at a rundown cabin in the woods, Jason, a cautious teen, his crude best friend Colin and his fearless older sister Summer are forced to work together, grow up and save their hard-partying parents from their predatory neighbor intent on feeding them all to her undead family.
  • GENRE: Horror
  • RATING: Rated R – bloody violence/gore, language throughout, and some sexual references
  • RUN TIME: 85 Minutes
  • DVD/ Blu-ray
  • STUDIO: Magnolia Pictures

 

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Marrowbone (2017) (Directed by Sergio G. Sanchez)

Aka: The Secret of Marrowbone

 

  • PRINCIPAL CAST: George MacKay, Charlie Heaton, Mia Goth, Matthew Stagg, Nicola Harrison, Kyle Soller, Tom Fisher, Myra Kathryn Pearse, Paul Jesson, Robert Nairne, Anya Taylor-Joy
  • WRITER: Sergio G. Sanchez
  • SYNOPSIS: Four siblings seek refuge in an old home after the death of their mother, only to discover that the house has another, more sinister, inhabitant, in this haunting directorial debut from Sergio G. Sánchez, screenwriter of The Orphanage and The Impossible.
  • RATING: Rated R – some violence
  • RUN TIME: 110 Minutes
  • GENRE: Drama/Horror
  • DVD/ Blu-ray
  • TAGLINE: No One Will Ever Separate Us.
  • STUDIO: Magnolia Pictures

 

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Pyewacket (2017) (Directed by Adam MacDonald)

 

 

 

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Aura (2018) (Directed by Steve Lawson)

 

  • PRINCIPAL CAST: Rula Lenska, Shane Taylor, Denise Moreno
  • SYNOPSIS: When Mitch Walker and his pregnant wife Diane inherit his uncle’s house in Illinois, they discover elaborate apparatus in the basement that his uncle had used to photograph people’s Aura, which some claim, is a person’s SOUL. Mitch realizes his sister Karen, might have been a victim of her uncle’s experiments which could explain why she was confined to an asylum since childhood. He brings his sister to the house and hires local psychic to help him solve the mystery who quickly discovers that Karen was possessed as a child by a demon, and in fact, his uncle was trying to help her, not harm her. They hold a seance to try and free Karen of her curse… but can she ever be free?
  • GENRE: Horror
  • RATING: Not Rated
  • RUN TIME:  72 Minutes
  • DVD
  • STUDIO: Sony Pictures

 

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Mandy: The Haunted Doll (2018) (Directed by Jamie Weston)

Aka: Mandy the Doll

 

 

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2036 Origin Unknown (2018) (Directed by Hasraf Dulull)

  • PRINCIPAL CAST: Katee Sackhoff, Steven Cree, Julie Cox, Ray Fearon, Noush Skaugen, David Tse, Joe David Walters
  • WRITER: Gary Hall, Hasraf Dulull
  • SYNOPSIS: After a deadly crash, Mission Controller Mackenzie “Mack” Wilson (Katee Sackhoff, “Battlestar Gallactica”) assists an artificial intelligence system, A.R.T.I., to uncover a mysterious object under the surface of Mars that could change the future of our planet as we know it. Together, Mack and A.R.T.I. expose a web of international conspiracies which put Earth at risk. Can Mack find a place for humans in a technology-dominated future and solve the mystery of the cube?
  • GENRE: Science Fiction/Suspense/Horror
  • RATING: Rated Not Rated
  • RUN TIME: 95 Minutes
  • DVD/ Blu-ray
  • STUDIO: Gravitas Ventures

 

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Pledges (Directed by Bryan Binder, Austin Reading)

 

  • PRINCIPAL CAST: Ren Harris, Natassia Halabi, Calida Jones, Rebecca Lee Robertson, Tyler Straessle, Everett Moss, Tim Drier, Sierra Mellinger, Arthur J. Davis, Scarlett Mellinger
  • WRITER: Bryan Binder, Austin Reading
  • SYNOPSIS: Six co-ed students are kidnapped, blindfolded, dumped in the woods and given instructions to complete and record a number of tasks in order to complete their pledges. Things escalate as the pledges discover they’re not alone and must confront something far less controllable.
  • GENRE: Horror
  • RATING: Not Rated
  • RUN TIME: 90 Minutes
  • DVD/VOD
  • STUDIO: Echo Bridge

 

 

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Charismata (2017) (Directed by Andy Collier, Toor Mian)

  • PRINCIPAL CAST: Sarah Beck Mather, Jamie Satterthwaite, Andonis Anthony, Johnny Vivash, Ross Mullan, David J. Peel
  • WRITER: Andy Collier, Toor Mian
  • SYNOPSIS: As a rookie detective struggling to find acceptance in a police department defined by a culture of bullying and intolerance, things go from bad to worse when the chief suspect in a series of brutal ritualistic murders takes a personal interest in her. A game of cat and mouse ensues which sees Rebecca’s grasp on reality beginning to spiral out of control, leading to a terrifying climax where she needs to fight for her sanity, her life and maybe even her soul.
  • GENRE: Horror
  • RATING: Not Rated
  • RUN TIME: 96 Minutes
  • TAGLINE: Face your demons
  • DVD
  • STUDIO: Echo Bridge
  • https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5665022/

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Revenge (2017) (Directed by Coralie Fargeat)

 

  • PRINCIPAL CAST:  Matilda Lutz, Kevin Janssens, Vincent Colombe, Guillaume Bouchede
  • SYNOPSIS: Jen (Matilda Lutz) is enjoying a romantic getaway with her wealthy boyfriend which is suddenly disrupted when his sleazy friends arrive for an unannounced hunting trip. Tension mounts in the house until the situation abruptly––and viciously––intensifies, culminating in a shocking act that leaves Jen left for dead. Unfortunately for her assailants, Jen survives and reemerges with a relentless, wrathful intent: revenge.
  • GENRE: Horror, Action, Thriller
  • RUN TIME: 109 minutes
  • RATING: Rated R
  • DVD/BLU-RAY
  • STUDIO: Universal Pictures