No new horror in the theater today! I doubt many are willing to go toe-to-toe with Harry Potter this weekend. We do, however, have an On Demand release to investigate.
Survivor horror flick, The Shrine, is available On Demand today courtesy of IFC Midnight. Jon Knautz (Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer) helms the picture and Aaron Ashmore (Warehouse 13, The Thaw) stars. Trevor Matthews, Jack Brooks himself, even makes an appearance.
After a young American backpacker goes missing in Europe, a group of journalists link his disappearance to a remote village in Poland. They travel there hoping to get the story, but as they unravel the secrets behind this mysterious village, they are suddenly pursued by hostile locals. Unable to escape, they soon become the next victims of ritualistic human sacrifice. Forced into the gruesome reality of true survival horror, the journalists will discover that this village hides a much darker secret than they could ever imagine.
Pretty surprising shift in tone from the horror comedy, Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer, isn’t it? I’ll admit that this trailer doesn’t do much for me, but…
Jesus… look at this poster. I know. I know. Don’t judge a book by its cover. I don’t care. The power of this poster compels me. The power of this poster compels me! Ok, I’ve also heard good things. I’m in.