5 items from 2016
Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and/or own this week via various Digital HD providers such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical exclusives for rent, priced from $3-$10, in 24- or 48-hour periods Miracles from Heaven (faith-based drama; Jennifer Garner, Queen Latifah; includes bonus featurette; Premieres 7/12; rated PG) The Divergent Series: Allegiant (Ya action/sci-fi; Shailene Woodley, Theo James; rated PG-13) Traders (action-drama; Killian Scott, John Bradley; not rated) Demolition (action-fantasy; Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomi Watts, Chris Cooper; rated R) Everybody Wants Some!! (comedy; Will Brittain, Zoey...
- Robert B. DeSalvo
A quiet night at home turns into a frightening game of cat-and-mouse in the official trailer for IFC Midnight’s Intruder. Also in today’s Horror Highlights: a trailer and release details for the John Bradley-starring film Traders, teaser videos and release information for The Dooms Chapel Horror, and the cover art and details for the first issue of Dark Horse’s Rise of the Black Flame comic book series.
Watch the Trailer for Intruder: “A young woman’s quiet night in becomes a free-fall into fear in this disturbing home invasion thriller. After she lands her dream job, a young cellist (Louise Linton) settles in for a relaxing few days holed up in her apartment but as a violent storm rages outside, she can’t shake the feeling that someone is watching her every move. Cleverly toying with the rules of suspense, director Travis Z wrings maximum terror from everyone’s worst nightmare: you may not be alone.”
Written and directed by Travis Zariwny, Intruder stars Louise Linton, John Robinson, and Moby. The film will be released theatrically in New York and on VOD nationwide on June 24th courtesy of IFC Midnight.”
Traders Trailer, Poster, and Release Details: Press Release: “Desperate times call for desperate measures, but the scheme at the center of Traders may be the most desperate of all. The twist-filled suspense drama in which young men risk their lives to get ahead stars John Bradley (Samwell from Game of Thrones) and Killian Scott. Traders will be available on Digital Platforms and Cable VOD on July 11, 2016.
Jobs are gone. Homes are being repossessed. Suicide rates are soaring. But newly unemployed Vernon Stynes (John Bradley, Game of Thrones) might have the solution to the despair brought on by recession. He masterminds a diabolical, all-or-nothing plan he calls Trading. Through an underground online network of similarly displaced individuals, two people agree to “trade” by emptying their bank accounts, selling everything they own and putting the cash in nondescript green bags. They then travel to a remote location, dig a grave and fight to the death. Winner buries the loser and takes the two bags.
Then you find someone else and do it again, and again, and again, until you are rich enough or dead, whichever comes first. Like Vernon, Harry Fox (Killian Scott, Calvary, Love/Hate) has lost his job and his dignity. What else has he got to lose? Why not become a Trader? But when Trading becomes an alarmingly popular underground phenomenon, Vernon becomes a participant in the very game he created. Featuring an exciting young cast and sure to appeal to fans of such classics as Shallow Grave and Fight Club, Traders is a daring and troubling look at the depths to which ordinary people can be driven.
iTunes pre-order link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/traders/id1104505114”
The Dooms Chapel Horror Teaser Videos & Release Details: Press Release: “Paducah, Kentucky – The indie horror title The Dooms Chapel Horror is set for a wide release. This title, from director John William Holt and writer Jason Turner, will be available on DVD and through Video-on-demand formats this week. This feature focuses on the character Kyle Cole, his return to a small town and a strange group – with nefarious plans. As well, the film stars Bill Oberst Jr., Joshua Mark Robinson, Shaun Gerardo and Wendy Kneeling. A preview of the film’s home entertainment launch is hosted here.
The film will be available on a number of platforms. On cable, The Dooms Chapel Horror will be showing on DirectTV, the Dish Network and Charter. Through Video-on-demand, this title will be on Netflix, Vimeo-on-demand, iTunes and Amazon Video. Also, this horror title will be available on DVD at: Best Buy, Walmart, Target and Barnes & Noble. Being distributed by Brain Damage Films, a sub-division of Midnight Releasing, this title will be available across North America, beginning this June 14th!
The film’s official trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=930OIpMagFw
The official synopsis: Kyle Cole returns to home for the first time in nearly 10 years with the hopes of healing the emotional wounds caused by a family tragedy. What he finds is that his family and the town are not ready for the same. However, a mysterious man, Jordan, has been waiting for him with an evil plan.
More info: http://braindamagefilms.com/dvd/horror/suspense-thriller/dooms-chapel-horror/
Social media links: https://www.facebook.com/TheDoomsChapelHorror/
On Twitter: https://twitter.com/theDCHmovie”
Rise of the Black Flame #1 (of 5) Release Details & Cover Art: “Press Release: “Milwaukie, Or— This September, legendary Hellboy creator Mike Mignola,iZOMBIE co-creator Chris Roberson, Criminal Macabre and 30 Days of Night artist Christopher Mitten, award winning colorist Dave Stewart and cover artist Laurence Campbell will present Rise Of The Black Flame. This five issue miniseries from Dark Horse Comics will present a dark horror story about an ancient, evil power. In Rise Of The Black Flame, young girls are going missing from the cities of Siam, and the trail leads to the jungle hideout of a bloodthirsty cult– the Cult of the Black Flame.
“There have been several villains in Hellboy’s world who’ve been called the Black Flame, and the striking visual of a skeleton burning with dark flames is pretty hard to beat,” said co-writer Chris Roberson. “In Rise Of The Black Flame, we reveal that before there was a man called the Black Flame, there was an ancient cult hidden deep in the jungles of Southeast Asia known by that name. We plumb the depths of cruelty and ruthlessness that groups of people are capable of reaching, and explore how this cult which reaches back to prehistoric times is connected to the most dangerous villain in the history of the Hellboy books.”
In addition to Rise Of The Black Flame, Roberson and Mignola will be co-writing Hellboy & The Bprd: 1954 and Witchfinder: City Of The Dead. Rise Of The Black Flame will mark the Mignolaverse debut of artist Christopher Mitten.
“It is tremendous fun–and a little surreal–to be given the chance to dive into this fantastic universe,” said Christopher Mitten. “Mike and Chris (with whom I’ve long wanted to work) have concocted a fantastic story, and then there’s Dave Stewart…I mean, Knowing Dave would be coloring and then actually Seeing his artistry in action are two wholly different things. Getting a chance to dip my toe into this expansive world has made me want to dig in and explore more of it, to go off into little corners and find what strangeness, what beauty, lurks there.”
Rise Of The Black Flame #1 (of 5) goes on sale from Dark Horse Comics on September 7. Preorder your copy today at your local comic shop!”
- Derek Anderson
In this ingenious satirical thriller, humiliated traders meet online to settle their uncertain futures for good
The morose dissatisfaction of Ireland’s newly impoverished Celtic tigers is satirised in this interesting first feature from writer-directors Rachel Moriarty and Peter Murphy. It’s a violent futurist thriller with hints of David Fincher’s Fight Club and Géla Babluani’s cult Russian-roulette nightmare 13 (Tzameti). Killian Scott plays Harry, a young guy who has grown used to the good life in the financial world; being laid off post-slump introduced him to the humiliation of not having much money. But his cringing beta-male friend Vernon (John Bradley) has invented an internet game called Trading; individuals who can’t bear the thought of not being rich must sell everything, put all their money in a bag and challenge other individuals to meet on a patch of wasteground for a bareknuckle fight to the death; the »
- Peter Bradshaw
After debuting to great praise at last year’s Galway Film Fleadh, the first trailer for Rachael Moriarty and Peter Murphy’s Traders has come our way, and there is a lot to like about this bloody, high concept thriller. Taking it’s cue from the banking crisis and spinning it off in a gloriously over the top way with two former financial brokers (Love/Hate’s Killian Scott and Game of Thrones’ John Bradley) masterminding a diabolical, web based get rich scheme where two strangers convert all of their money and assets into cold hard cash, put their entire worth in a green sports bag, and fight each other to death in a remote location. The winner buries the loser and walks away twice as rich as when he started. Of course, things only get worse from there. Traders hits Irish shores on March 11th. »
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5 items from 2016
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