It’s another huge weekend for the genre. Whether you want to snatch up a stellar Blu-ray, order up a compelling piece on VOD or make a trek to your local theater, you’ve got nothing but superb options this weekend. Take a look at the new horror that will be sending shivers down many a spine this weekend!
The Dark Tapes (VOD)
The Dark Tapes is a horrifying blend of terror and mayhem that takes the viewer on a twisted journey into the world of paranormal activity, demonic possession, and the supernatural. The cast includes a who’s who of genre talent: Cortney Palm (Sushi Girl, Zombeavers, Death House), Brittany Underwood (Nickelodeon’s “Hollywood Heights”), and Emilia Ares Zorayn (Amazon’s “Bosch,” V/H/S: Viral). To date, the film has garnered 57 awards and nominations on the festival circuit, placing it #2 all-time for “found footage” movies (source: IMDb.com), right after the 1999 original worldwide smash The Blair Witch Project. The Dark Tapes was directed by Michael McQuown and Emmy Award-winning makeup effects artist Vincent J. Guastini (Requiem for a Dream, The Last of the Mohicans).
Phoenix Forgotten (Theatrical)
In the spring of 1997, several residents of Phoenix, Arizona, claimed to witness mysterious lights in the sky. This phenomenon, which became known as “The Phoenix Lights,” remains the most famous UFO sighting in American history. On July 23, 1997, three high school student filmmakers went missing while camping in the desert outside Phoenix. The purpose of their trip was to document their investigation into the Phoenix Lights. They were never seen again.
Twenty years later, Sarah Bishop, a documentary filmmaker and younger sibling of one of the missing, returns to Phoenix to delve into the their disappearances and the emotional trauma left on those that knew them. Nothing can prepare her for the shocking discovery of a tape from the night her brother and his friends disappeared.
Though Kevin (James McAvoy) has evidenced 23 personalities to his trusted psychiatrist, Dr. Fletcher (Betty Buckley), there remains one still submerged who is set to materialize and dominate all the others. Compelled to abduct three teenage girls led by the willful, observant Casey (Anya Taylor-Joy), Kevin reaches a war for survival among all of those contained within him—as well as everyone around him—as the walls between his compartments shatter apart.
Wolves at the Door (Theatrical, VOD)
Four friends gather at an elegant home during the Summer of Love, 1969. Unbeknownst to them, deadly visitors are waiting outside. What begins as a simple farewell party turns into a night of primal terror as the intruders stalk and torment the four, who struggle for their lives against what appears to be a senseless attack.