If you’re looking for some scintillating new terror, this weekend is dedicated to you.
There are a handful of excellent films arriving on a number of platforms this weekend, and we’re issuing a few major recommendations.
Here’s what you can expect to see this weekend, and where you can expect to find it.
Life (theatrical release)
Six astronauts aboard the space station study a sample collected from Mars that could provide evidence for extraterrestrial life on the Red Planet. The crew determines that the sample contains a large, single-celled organism – the first example of life beyond Earth. But..things aren’t always what they seem. As the crew begins to conduct research, and their methods end up having unintended consequences, the life form proves more intelligent than anyone ever expected.
Dig Two Graves (limited theatrical release, VOD)
DIG TWO GRAVES is an award winning, edge-of-your-seat, suspense thriller starring TED LEVINE (THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS), SAMANTHA ISLER (CAPTAIN FANTASTIC) and TROY RUPTASH (30 DAYS OF NIGHT). Co-Writer/director HUNTER ADAMS’ highly charged script tells the story of a young girl’s obsession with the death of her brother, taking her on a nightmarish journey where she must a face a deadly proposition to bring him back. The title refers to an ancient Chinese proverb, “When you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves!”
The Chamber (limited theatrical release, VOD)
A claustrophobic survival thriller set beneath the Yellow Sea off the coast of North Korea where the pilot of a small submersible craft and a three man Special Ops team on a secret recovery mission become trapped underwater in a fight for survival.
The Control Group (VOD – read our review here)
Trapped in an abandoned insane asylum, five college students and the rogue scientists who abducted them must band together when a supernatural threat appears.
Death Passage (VOD, DVD)
A couple of Australians introduce three American backpackers to the local legend of Lemon Tree Passage where a ghost of a motorcyclist warns young drivers to slow down. After seeing the ghost first hand they uncover a malevolent force that possesses the area and threatens to wreak havoc on the final days of their vacation. Isolated and ten thousand miles from home, the tourists find themselves caught in the clutches of an evil force much more heinous than the local myth believed.