2015 is already flying by fast, and February is actually bringing a ton of cool new horror releases!
Only a handful of theatrical releases, and most every thing will be arriving to your chosen On Demand platform, as the latest trend seems to be. I love the fact that so many films are being wide released for home viewing on the same day as the theatrical release. It is great to get the chance to see so many cool independent movies we would have missed or had to wait and track down. I still love going to the theater, but it is so cool to have all the options we now have at our fingertips.
That said, check out this long list of kick ass releases coming this month.
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February 3 ~ Starry Eyes (DVD)
Determined to make it as an actress in Hollywood, Sarah Walker spends her days working a dead-end job, enduring petty friendships and going on countless casting calls in hopes of catching her big break. After a series of strange auditions, Sarah lands the leading role in a new film from a mysterious production company. But with this opportunity comes bizarre ramifications that will transform her both mentally and physically into something beautiful… and altogether terrifying.
I still need to give this one a look. I have heard nothing but good stuff about it, and the trailer below looks weird and awesome.
February 3 ~ ABCs of Death 2 (DVD)
The sequel to the ambitious anthology ABCs of Death, featuring 26 new tales of death and each director tackling a letter of the alphabet.
I loved this one, and found it to be far superior to the first collection. A lot of fun and each film brings something unique to the table. See my review here.
February 3 ~ Exists (DVD)
For five friends, it was a chance for a summer getaway— a weekend of camping in the Texas Big Thicket. But visions of a carefree vacation are shattered with an accident on a dark and desolate country road. In the wake of the accident, a bloodcurdling force of nature is unleashed—something not exactly human, but not completely animal— an urban legend come to terrifying life…and seeking murderous revenge.
I saw this one On Demand a few months ago. It is a pretty damn good Bigfoot flick!
I still preferred Willow Creek, but Exists was a whole different animal. A lot of fun.
February 3 ~ Dracula Untold (DVD)
In 15th-century Transylvania, Vlad III (Luke Evans), prince of Wallachia, is known as a just ruler. With his beloved wife, Mirena (Sarah Gadon), Vlad has brokered a prolonged period of peace and ensured that his people are protected, especially from the Ottoman Empire. However, when Sultan Mehmed II (Dominic Cooper) demands 1,000 of the country’s boys, including Vlad’s son, for his army, Vlad makes a deal with a monster that will enable him to defeat the Turks — but cost him his humanity.
I saw this one at the drive in. Hated it. At least it was a double feature with Nightcrawler, and that was an awesome flick!
February 3 ~ Ouija (DVD)
Following the sudden death of her best friend, Debbie, Laine finds an antique Ouija board in Debbie’s room and tries to use it to say goodbye. Instead, she makes contact with a spirit that calls itself DZ. As strange events begin to occur, Laine enlists others to help her determine DZ’s identity and what it wants. As the friends delve deeper, they find that Debbie’s mysterious death was not unique, and that they will suffer the same fate unless they learn how to close the portal they’ve opened.
Yeah this one is a definite maybe for me. As in maybe when it gets to Netflix streaming and I am really drunk one night…
February 6 ~ Seventh Son (DVD)
In a time long past, an evil is about to be unleashed that will reignite the war between the forces of the supernatural and humankind once more. Master Gregory (Jeff Bridges) is a knight who had imprisoned the malevolently powerful witch Mother Malkin (Julianne Moore) centuries ago. But now she has escaped and is seeking vengeance. Summoning her followers of every incarnation, Mother Malkin is preparing to unleash her terrible wrath on an unsuspecting world. Only one thing stands in her way: Master Gregory.
In a deadly reunion, Gregory comes face to face with the evil he always feared would someday return. Now he has only until the next full moon to do what usually takes years: train his new apprentice, Tom Ward (Ben Barnes), to fight a dark magic unlike any other. Man’s only hope lies in the seventh son of a seventh son.
What the what? Is this a sequel to the Big Lebowski?
February 6 ~ Enter The Dangerous Mind (On Demand)
Enter the mind of Jim (Jake Hoffman)—a socially awkward EDM musician with a traumatic past, a tenuous grip on reality, and voices in his head. When he meets Wendy (Nikki Reed), he thinks he might finally have a shot at happiness. But as long-buried memories begin to stir, and his crush turns into obsession, Jim finds himself looking into a violent abyss… and he won’t be going alone. Pulsating with raw energy and an intense electronic soundtrack, Enter the Dangerous Mind is a pitch-black psychological thriller that doesn’t let off the gas for a second as it twists to its shocking conclusion.
This one looks like it could go either way to me. That Scott Bakula, though!
February 6 ~ The Voices (On Demand)
Jerry Hickfang is a lovable but strange bathtub factory worker who yearns for the attention of a woman in accounting. When their relationship takes a sudden murderous turn, Jerry’s evil talking cat and benevolent talking dog lead him down a fantastical path that ultimately brings him to salvation.
I’m not the biggest Ryan Reynolds fan, but this one looks pretty fucking weird and funny. Count me in.
February 10 ~ Fear Clinic (DVD)
When trauma-induced phobias begin to re-emerge in five survivors a year after their horrifying tragedy, they return to the ‘Fear Clinic,’ hoping to find the answers they need to get cured. Dr. Andover, a fear doctor who runs the clinic, uses his Fear Chamber to animate their fears in the form of terrifying hallucinations. However, the good doctor soon begins to suspect that something more sinister may be at work, something that yearns to be more than just an hallucination.
Pretty cool looking. Plus, Robert Englund!
February 13 ~ Wyrmwood (DVD)
Wyrmwood follows Barry, a mechanic and family man, as he struggles to rescue his sister, who was kidnapped by soldiers on the eve of a zombie apocalypse. He sets out through the harsh, blood-splattered Australian bushland to battle both the undead and the military alike.
Mad Max meets Dawn Of The Dead? I’m listening…
February 13 ~ GirlHouse (On Demand)
In an attempt to make some extra cash while away at College, Kylie (Ali Corbin) moves into a house that streams content to an X-rated website. After a deranged fan hacks in to determine the house’s location, she finds herself in a terrifying fight for her life.
February 17 ~ V/H/S : Viral (DVD)
V/H/S: VIRAL’s segments include the story of a deranged illusionist who obtains a magical object of great power, a homemade machine that opens a door to a parallel world, teenage skaters that unwillingly become targets of a Mexican death cult ritual, and a sinister, shadowy organization that is tracking a serial killer. The segments are tied together by the story of a group of fame-obsessed teens following a violent car chase in LA that unwittingly become stars of the next internet sensation.
I enjoyed the first two, for the most part. Down for this sequel.
February 20 ~ Digging Up the Marrow (On Demand and DVD)
When filmmaker Adam Green receives a package in his fan mail from a strange man claiming that he can prove that monsters indeed exist, he and his crew are taken on a mysterious, fantastical, and terrifying journey into the shadows and deep down under the ground below our very feet.
This is the one I am looking forward to the most this month! Adam Green teaming up with artist Alex Pardee for a unique monster movie is like a dream come true for this horror geek. Watch out kids, I think this film is going to really be something beautiful.
The DVD and On Demand release is the 20th, but they will be screening the film in some limited theaters that week and the week before with tons of cool perks! More info about the theatrical tour can be found here.
February 24 ~ CUT! (DVD)
In CUT!, the apparent is never the truth as an ex-con and aspirant filmmaker set out to manufacture a film by scaring people for real; however, when it goes too far and someone actually dies, the pair decide that killing for real on film is the only way to make a truly terrifying movie.
I’m going to check this one out in the theater the week before the DVD release, so check back for a full review!
February 24 ~ Zombieworld (DVD)
Zombie world is a horror anthology focusing on survivors across the world as they struggle to overcome horrifying circumstances when a pandemic brings forth a zombie apocalypse.
I don’t know. I am suffering from zombie fatigue and this one looks kind of uninspired. Even that poster is a direct rip of Zombieland, but the trailer below did make me smile with some of the gratuitous gore!
February 27 ~ Ejecta (On Demand)
Tells the story of two men who witness an unexplainable event in the atmosphere on the eve of a historic solar storm and must survive a terrifying life form that’s hunting them. An anonymous group will stop at nothing to unearth the truth behind what happened to the men that night and prove to the world that we were never alone in the universe.
Interesting concept and it looks creepy as shit! I’m down for this one, for sure!
So there we have it! A nice long list of at home horrors for the coming month!
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