Good morning, friends! No earthquakes and zombies, huh? Disappointing.
We do have a few new DVD releases to talk about today. Although it annoys me to see the films trickle into circulation this year instead of dropping as a group, two more After Dark Originals are now available. Fertile Ground and Seconds Apart. I’m interested in seeing both, but which one should I recommend?
My Recommendation this week:
Seth and Jonah are murderous twins who share an evil kinship. Damned from the moment of their births, the brothers possess a gruesome talent for telekinesis – a power they use in the most horrific ways imaginable. As their fellow students meet gory fates, the local law enforcement begins to suspect the twins’ connection to some depraved murders. What started as a jealous rage escalates into a supernatural showdown – pitting brother against brother, evil against evil.
I love a good haunted house, but Fertile Ground looks like yet another Amityville Horror clone to me. Scary twins have certainly been explored in horror before (The Shining, Altered States), but not nearly as often as your generic ghosts, zombies, slashers ,vampires, etc… Considering the comparably unique premise, strong imagery and the film’s reputation as the best of the first AD Originals series, Seconds Apart is this week’s recommendation.
And those creepy boys are kind of cute. That doesn’t hurt either. http://www.afterdarkoriginals.com/movie/seconds-apart/
More DVD titles released today:
In a forgotten region of the desert, an unspeakable evil exists. By no choice of his own, John Croix will come face-to-face with the most terrifying creatures of the dark night. Equipped with the power of the werewolf and newfound faith his mission is to save mankind from certain doom.
Emily and Nate Weaver leave the city for the rural comfort of Nate’s ancestral home in the country. Once there, Emily is plagued by horrifying visions and haunted by the ghosts inhabiting their isolated new home. When Nate’s behavior undergoes a strange and fearful metamorphosis, Emily fears she might be the latest target in a murderous tradition.
And that’s our list. Coming soon… reviews of Rammbock: Berlin Undead and I Saw the Devil.