Week of July 21-27:
1. Dead Water
Release: Theatrical (Limited) / On Demand
John (Casper Van Dien) invites his buddy David “Coop” Cooper and his attractive wife Vivian onto his new yacht, encouraging the couple to relax and get away from it all. They embark on a sea journey on John’s yacht, The Bella which, becomes the stage for a deadly game that puts friendships and lifetime love to the test. As the ship treks farther into the open horizon, the characters become more isolated; and an unexpected mechanical malfunction leaves the yacht dead in the water, they decide to launch a mission to seek help. But is soon met by a modern-day pirate (Judd Nelson) which becomes a fight for survival in the dead open water.
2. Jacob’s Ladder
Release: DISH only July 25 (Theatrical/On Demand August 23)
After the death of his brother in Afghanistan, Jacob Singer is finally getting his life back together. He has a beautiful wife, a newborn child and a successful career as a surgeon in a VA hospital. When a stranger approaches him and tells him that his brother is actually alive and living in an underground shelter with other homeless vets, Jacob’s life starts to unravel. He begins hallucinating, believes he is being followed by violent attackers and becomes paranoid about the truth of what really happened to his brother. When he discovers that his brother is alive and addicted to an experimental drug, he uncovers a secret he never could have been prepared for. Michael Ealy, Jesse Williams, Nicole Beharie and Karla Souza star.
While making a web series mocking their quaint small town, two high school teens discover that their relatives and neighbors are being killed and replaced by creatures that are perfect copies of their victims.
4. The Book of Birdie
When a fragile, imaginative teenager is placed in a dying convent, will her unusual obsessions and hallucinations become a mark of sainthood or dark heresy?
5. Critters Attack!
Inspired by the cult-favorite film series from the ’80s and ’90s, Critters Attack! follows 20-year-old Drea, who reluctantly takes a job babysitting for a professor of a college she hopes to attend. Struggling to keep the professor’s children, Trissy and Jake, and her own little brother Phillip entertained, Drea takes them on a hike, unaware that mysterious alien critters have crash-landed and started devouring every living thing they encounter. While being tracked by the ravenous critters, Drea and the kids encounter an adorable, seemingly harmless female critter named Bianca, an exiled royal fleeing the critter race. As the critters converge on campus, Drea and the kids, who are now inextricably linked to Bianca, rush to head them off. Will Drea discover her inner badass, and will it be enough to stop the critter onslaught? And is the critter princess as innocent as she seems?
Hellboy is back, and he’s on fire. From the pages of Mike Mignola’s seminal work, this action-packed story sees the legendary half-demon superhero (David Harbour) called to the English countryside to battle a trio of rampaging giants. There he discovers The Blood Queen, Nimue (Milla Jovovich), a resurrected ancient sorceress thirsting to avenge a past betrayal. Suddenly caught in a clash between the supernatural and the human, Hellboy is now hell-bent on stopping Nimue without triggering the end of the world.
7. Indestructible: Reckoning
The second sequel to 2009’s Indestructible sees the story picking up one year after the events in Indestructible: Afterlife. After being injured by Stephanie Kersey, James Kirby escapes the Sumner house before the police can find him. The Mayor believes that Robert Kersey is responsible for these new murders and has him committed. Stephanie meanwhile is adopted by the kind and loving Tripp family. Kirby is then found out cold by an old retired doctor who takes him in and nurses him back to health. Kirby awakens one year later, but he’s different now; he’s evolved once again. What is this new Kirby planning and what is going on with his obsession with the now eleven-year-old Stephanie.
8. Rock, Paper, Scissors
Peter “the Doll Maker” Harris returns to his ancestral family home after being released from the state’s hospital for the criminally insane — a “cured” man. Once inside the old house, anguished memories from a tortured childhood and ghostly visitations from his past victims shake Peter’s resolve. It isn’t until lovely young Ashley enters his life that Peter makes a fateful decision, a decision that will rekindle old desires that always ended in murder. Luke Macfarlane, Michael Madsen, Ari Lehman, Maureen McCormick and Tatum O’Neal star in a film from director Tom Holland (Child’s Play, Fright Night).
9. Universal Horror Collection Volume 2
This collection of vintage Universal Pictures horror includes Murders in the Zoo, The Mad Ghoul, The Mad Doctor of Market Street and The Strange Case of Doctor Rx.