Week of June 17-23:
1. Beach House
Release: Theatrical (Limited)
This thriller follows Emma (Willa Fitzgerald), whose quiet beach retreat takes an unsettling turn with the arrival of an enigmatic artist from her mother’s past, Paul (Murray Bartlett). Paul challenges, enthralls and frightens her as Emma comes to suspect him of a terrible crime.
Release: Theatrical (Limited)
Lauren (Christina Ricci) and Russel Curran (Brendan Fletcher) decide to move away from the bustle of the city and into the peaceful oasis of The Pinnacle, a coveted luxury condo boasting ultra-modern design, state-of-the-art features and security systems. Lauren begins to suspect the building has a dark side and seeks the help of Vernon (John Cusack), an investigative journalist with an interest in cyber-conspiracy. Together, they come to believe that The Pinnacle may be brainwashing unsuspecting residents.
3. Incident in a Ghostland
Release: Theatrical (Limited) / On Demand
Following her aunt’s death, Colleen and her daughters inherit her house. However, during their first night in their new home, murderers enter the home, putting Colleen in a situation where she must fight to save her daughters’ lives. When the girls suffer a terrible trauma during the night, their disparate personalities diverge even further. The eldest daughter, Beth, is said to become a famous horror author with a perfect family and life in Los Angeles, while her sister, Vera, can’t cope and loses her mind faced with an unshakable sense of paranoia. Sixteen years later the daughters and mother reunite at the house where Colleen and Vera continue to reside. It is then that strange events begin to take place. AKA Ghostland. From director Pascal Laugier (Martyrs).
4. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Release: Theatrical (Wide)
It’s been three years since theme park and luxury resort Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment. Isla Nublar now sits abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in the jungles. When the island’s dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event. Owen is driven to find Blue, his lead raptor who’s still missing in the wild, and Claire has grown a respect for these creatures she now makes her mission. Arriving on the unstable island as lava begins raining down, their expedition uncovers a conspiracy that could return our entire planet to a perilous order not seen since prehistoric times.
5. The Toybox
Release: On Demand
Charles has purchased a vintage RV with the hopes of taking his family on a road trip to reconcile with his two sons, a promise he made to his wife before she recently passed. His oldest son, Steve, his wife Jennifer (Denise Richards), their daughter and family dog, are excited for the excursion, however, his youngest son Jay is less than enthusiastic. Along the way, the family picks up Samantha (Mischa Barton) and her brother, broken down on the side of the highway. Before they get them to a service station in the next town, however, Charles insists on taking a detour into the desert to visit a landmark and they soon get lost. Now stranded in the desert, the unsuspecting group is blindsided by the terrible secrets they discover within the walls of the RV and find themselves in the fight of their lives.
6. Alien Predators
In this 1987 B-movie, when NASA’s Skylab fell to Earth the threat was over…but five years later the horror is just beginning. Three American teens on a European holiday are about to experience their worst nightmare. They are about to be trapped in a quaint Spanish town infested with a parasitic alien virus that drives the local townspeople insane and turns them into horrible mutants! The three teens must run for their lives…but is there really anywhere to hide?
In this thriller, Valerie returns home from prison years after killing her neighbour in an apparent drunk driving accident, and she wants nothing more than to move on — until the deceased’s son shows up at her door and it becomes clear that the past is not easily forgotten.
8. Dr. Jekyll and Mistress Hyde
Dr. Jackie Stevenson (Julian Wells) is a controversial therapist who believes the female psyche consists of the ‘pure’ and the ‘lustful,’ and she has developed an experimental serum that will separate the two halves, thus freeing women from psychological and sexual inhibitions. Jackie tests the drug on a depressed young woman (Misty Mundae) who immediately becomes a maniacal love machine that ravishes Jackie in her office. Turned on by the encounter, Jackie decides to experience the effects of the drug firsthand, and it transforms her from a plain and mousy doctor into a stunning and sensuous vixen who craves endless erotic satisfaction. Stars Julian Wells, Misty Mundae and Ruby LaRocca Includes a bonus CD of the movie’s soundtrack.
9. Face of Evil
On July 4th, private Williams comes back home from the Middle East but he finds hell, as a mysterious epidemic breaks out and infects his friends. On the dark road to salvation, he is joined by his ex-sergeant, who reveals chilling classified secrets leading to possible conspiracies. The night has just begun, as they embark on a survival quest for truth.
10. Hidden Peaks
Jarred, a warrior with a tragic past, and Eliza, a woman desperate to find her missing fiancée, are left stranded alone in an apocalyptically derelict world shrouded with evil and terror, where vicious monsters called Reapers run amok and hunt for human flesh. When Eliza is kidnapped by the enemy for a mysterious dark purpose, Jarred has no choice but to face his own demons and embark on a rescue mission that puts him, and the people he fights for at risk.
11. The Hollow Child
Troubled teen Samantha’s position in her new foster family is jeopardized when her new sister Olivia goes missing in the woods, only to reappear, apparently unharmed, days later. But when Sam begins to suspect that what emerged from the woods is not Olivia, her investigation will bring her face to face with an evil presence which has haunted the town for generations.
12. Night of the Lepus
In this 1972 cult film, a hormone intended to alter the breeding cycle of rabbits overrunning Arizona ranchlands instead turns them into flesh-eating, 150-pound monsters! Stuart Whitman, Janet Leigh, Rory Calhoun and DeForest Kelley are among the intrepid humans facing off against the behemoth bunnies, using guns, flames, dynamite and anything else in their grasp to battle their oversized, hungry tormentors.
13. Pacific Rim: Uprising
In this monster movie sequel, John Boyega stars as the rebellious Jake Pentecost, a once-promising Jaeger pilot whose legendary father gave his life to secure humanity’s victory against the monstrous “Kaiju.” Jake has since abandoned his training only to become caught up in a criminal underworld. But when an even more unstoppable threat is unleashed to tear through our cities and bring the world to its knees, he is given one last chance to live up to his father’s legacy by his estranged sister, Mako Mori (Rinko Kikuchi), who is leading a brave new generation of pilots that have grown up in the shadow of war. As they seek justice for the fallen, their only hope is to unite together in a global uprising against the forces of extinction.
A young woman is involuntarily committed to a mental institution where she is confronted by her greatest fear — but is it real or is it a product of her delusion?