What’s new in horror this week? Monsters, angst and silly versus matches mostly. (You’ll see) Fortunately, it’s not difficult to pick my recommendation. A copy is already on its way to me from Amazon. That’s how hard I recommend it. Here’s a clue:
My Recommendation this week:
Being Human: Season 3
If you’re not caught up with the series up to this point and are worried about spoilers, there are some in the synopsis and a minor one in the trailer.
While Annie the ghost waits in purgatory to learn her fate, her supernatural friends- Mitchell the vampire and werewolves George and Nina-settle into their new home in Wales, hoping for a fresh start at living normal lives. Brace yourself for out-of-this-world adventure when Mitchell decides to rescue Annie. All eight new episodes in the hit BBC series, starring Aidan Turner, Russell Tovey and Lenora Crichlow. Many extras.
If you haven’t seen Being Human, we highly recommend picking up the first season and giving it a try. No, turn off the SyFy channel! Not that American travesty. The British version.
So it sounds like the beginning of a joke. Three monsters share a flat. A werewolf, a ghost and a vampire. Understanding the basic premise ahead of time, we expected a goofy comedy series when we first pressed play. We were surprised by the incredibly likable trio of housemates with their angst, their levity… a supernatural face on familiar human issues like addiction, depression, mania, friendship, love… emotional ups and downs that get under your skin. And… well… there are monsters battling of course. Before I knew it, I was a a devoted fan and I’m desperate to see more after Season 2’s finale. Today is a good day.
(Plus, one of the episodes in Season 2 scared the crap out of me. Well done, Being Human. Well done.)
More DVD titles released today:
Bonnie & Clyde vs Dracula
In the City of Angels there exists an entire world beneath Hollywood -the Gangs. When the Bloods and Salvadorians start encroaching into theirneighborhood, the local gang fights back. But as the violence escalatesinnocent by-standers start to become the victims. One unlucky night ayuppie couple wanders into the wrong neighborhood at the wrong time andpay the ultimate price. Now the victim becomes the hunter as one manjourneys into the violent and unforgiving underbelly of Los Angeles andrips open the wounds where loyalty is decided by the color of your skin,where pain is part of growing up and violence and mayhem rule. Can hesurvive or become another statistic?
Bound by Blood: Wendigo
For Hundreds of years, Native American culture has believed in the evil cannibalistic spirit know as “the Wendigo”. For those who had taken part in cannibalism, no matter the reason, it was said “the Wendigo” would then take possession of the person’s body and soul. Once the Wendigo would take possession of the human host, the host would develop and insatiable desire to eat human flesh.
In the deep woods of Northern Pennsylvania, A small town sheriff is investigating a bloody crime scene. On the scene, he meets beautiful Angeni Stonechild , a traveling physician doing work in the area. During the investigation, the two stumble upon FBI Agents, two individuals under their witness protection program, dead bodies, and a whole slew of hired hitmen out to ensure the witnesses never make it to trial. With a trail of mutilated bodies piling up, the sheriff and Angeni must not only confront the dangerous assassins but also find away to destroy….the Wendigo!
Forget Me Not
It’s graduation weekend, and Sandy Channing, the popular class president of her small-town high school, should be enjoying the time of her life. But when her friends start disappearing, Sandy discovers they have unwittingly awakened the vengeful spirit of a girl they wronged long ago. Fighting for her sanity and her life, Sandy must unlock a dark secret from her own past before it’s too late.
Midnight Movie: The Killer Cut
A midnight screening of a 1970s cult horror film becomes a bloodbath after the members of the audience see one of their friends butchered on the big screen, and quickly surmise that there’s a madman in the theater who seeks to slaughter them all.
Ninjas vs Vampires
Moments after down-on-his-luck Aaron is rejected by the girl of his dreams, they both are attacked by blood sucking VAMPIRES. Driven to save her, Aaron tracks down the mysterious NINJAS, who wage a nightly war against the forces of darkness. Now, as the Vampire overlord Seth plots to destroy Mankind, Aaron has only one choice – join the ninjas, save the world, and get the girl… or die trying.