This week, Meeting Evil and Asylum Blackout receive a limited theatrical release, while low-budget camp rules a light home video schedule.
George, Max and Ricky are in a rock band. Between small gigs and rehearsals, they hope for their big breakthrough. In the meanwhile, someone has to pay the bills! So they work in the kitchen of a high security asylum. Good pay, minimum risk -- they have no physical contact with the inmates. One night, just before dinner time, a big storm shuts down the security system, the doors open and the lunatics break loose. Help is on its way and should soon arrive. They just have to wait for it…and survive until then.
When John Fleton, a depressed suburban family man and recently fired realtor, offers to help a stranger, Richie, with his car, John is sucked into a surreal, nightmarish murder spree that forces him to question everything about his life, his mode of behavior, and the very nature of evil.
Cult filmmaker David DeCoteau continues his run of homoerotic horror with the seemingly endless 1313 series of films. In this sci fi-skewed entry, shirtless (and sometimes pantsless) treasure hunters encounter supernatural forces while searching for riches in the Caribbean.
Renowned B-movie writer-director-producer Charles Band (Ghoulies, the Puppet Master films and pretty much any movie involving a killer doll/puppet/usually inanimate object) helms this tale of real estate agents trying to sell a house haunted by the vengeful spirits of fomer Hollywood stars -- including one played by Eric "I'll Act in Anything" Roberts.
When the Army decides to recreate a Nazi experiment, what could go wrong? Nazi zombies, that's what. "Nazi zombies; I hate these guys."
Rise of the Animals
No doubt rereleased to capitalize on the rash of recent Snow White films, this 1997 flick puts a horror spin on the fairy tale -- supposedly utilizing the original dark Brothers Grimm story for inspiration -- with Sigourney Weaver playing the jealous, evil stepmother seeking to kill her beautiful stepdaughter (here named Lilli).