Theater and VOD releases: April 1, 2011

Posted: April 1, 2011 by Jenny Dreadful in Film, News

First, I wanted to acknowledge our blog’s long period of inactivity. Although we’ve been very busy, we’re sorry to see Final Girl Support Group gone so quiet. We’re still just as enthused about horror as ever though! And we are determined to get back on track. Oh, the sweet sweet movie plans we have this month! Can’t wait!

Second, I’m posting to cover the genre’s newest theater and VOD releases. And I have a feeling today is the best day for new mainstream horror we’ve had this year! Am I hyping too much? Maybe. Let’s see why I’m so excited…

Insidious

In theaters everywhere today

Shortly after moving, a family discovers that dark spirits have possessed their home and that their son has inexplicably fallen into a coma. Trying to escape the haunting and save their son, they move again only to discover that it was not their house that was haunted.

The newest feature from the original Saw creators, James Wan and Leigh Wannell. Stars Patrick Wilson (Hard Candy, Watchmen) and Rose Byrne (Sunshine, 28 Weeks Later), but also features appearances from Lin Shaye (2001 Maniacs, Dead End, Nightmare on Elm Street franchise) and Barbara Hershey (Black Swan, The Entity). Insidious hit theaters everywhere today.

I’m not usually a fan of swearing on our blog, but FUCK. YES. Just watching this (very well designed!) trailer gives me the chills. Considering the number of times we’ve watched and re-watched this ad, it’s safe to say we’re very excited. It’s been a long time since a horror film has truly frightened us. Could tonight be the night?

Although the film is now getting mixed reviews critically, it’s had a strong festival reception and I’ve heard almost nothing but good news from the sources I trust. No guarantees that it’ll be perfect… but if you’re into supernatural horror, Insidious should be on your to-do list this weekend.

 

Hobo with a Shotgun

Available via VOD today

A train pulls into the station – it’s the end of the line. A Hobo jumps from a freight car, hoping for a fresh start in a new city. Instead, he finds himself trapped in an urban hell. This is a world where criminals rule the streets and Drake, the city’s crime boss, reigns supreme alongside his sadistic murderous sons, Slick & Ivan. Amidst the chaos, the Hobo comes across a pawn shop window displaying a second hand lawn mower. He dreams of making the city a beautiful place and starting a new life for himself. But as the brutality continues to rage around him, he notices a shotgun hanging above the lawn mower… Quickly, he realizes the only way to make a difference in this town is with that gun in his hand and two shells in its chamber.

Rutger Hauer is a hobo! He has a shotgun! From the film’s humble beginnings as the winner in Robert Rodriguez’s Grindhouse Trailer Contest to a full-length feature, this Exploitation-inspired action flick from Jason Eisener  (Treevenge) finally hits VOD today. Reviews are mixed. Recommended for horror fans looking for some 70’s nostalgia and whacky ultraviolence.

Anyone planning to check these films out this weekend?

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Comments
  1. ronBunxious says:

    Yeah, well… FUCK. YES. To you all too.

    Nice to see FGSG get some love again. I’ll probably go see Insidious this weekend.

    • Thanks! I’m happy to see the blog going again too. Even if it’s a slow start.

      I liked Insidious a lot! It could be argued that it gets a little silly as the plot takes some unexpected and odd turns, but I was cool with going with them and I had a great time. I thought it was creepy and fun enough to see twice. To each their own though! Please do come back and let us know what you think.

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