Movies

VOD November 2017

It Stains The Sands Red

Horror
Available on VOD: 9 november 2017
Director: Colin Minihan
Cast: Brittany Allen (All My Children, Bomb Girls, Dead Before Dawn), Juan Riedinger (Narcos, Grave Encounters), Merwin Mondesir (Grave Encounters)

In the throes of a zombie apocalypse, Molly – a troubled woman from Las Vegas with a dark past – finds herself stranded in the desert with a lone ravenous zombie on her tail. At first, she's easily able to outpace her undead pursuer, but things quickly become a nightmare when she realizes the zombie doesn't need to ever stop and rest. Running low on supplies and beat down by the harsh environment, Molly will have to summon the strength she never knew she had to ultimately face both the zombie and the demons that have chased her all her life.

From the creators of Grave Encounters and Extraterrestrial, IT STAINS THE SANDS RED is an action-packed apocalyptic thriller where only the strongest-willed survive.

Reviews
  • HeYuGuys.com: Thrilling, fascinating, groundbreaking. It's a remarkable work for film fans in general, as well as being one of the greatest zombie movies ever made.
  • SciFiNow.co.uk: A mannered mix of the odd-couple corpse comedy of Swiss Army Man (2016) and the arid maternity ordeal of Monolith (2016), It Stains The Sand Red offers a fresh feminist spin on well-trodden tropes, only reverting to a more conventional kickass routine in its wisely abbreviated final act.
  • Bloody-disgusting.com: Brittany Allen carries the entire film with aplomb, and her performance is up there with the best the genre has had to offer in recent years. Her transformation from fractured party girl to strong, independent mother is fiercely brilliant and believable. At this moment in time, It Stains the Sands Red is the best zombie film since Shaun of the Dead.
  • Glasgowlive.co.uk: Allen is incredible as she displays layers and emotions we don't normally expect from characters who tend to simply be fodder for the walking dead. Director Minihan (Grave Encounters, Extraterrestrial) has performed a masterstroke with It Stains the Sands Red. His direction, coupled with Allen's performance, makes for a winning combination that puts a beating heart in the chest of the undead.
  • Nerdly.co.uk: A taught, tense (and funny) reinvigoration of the zombie genre, It Stains the Sands Red honestlydeserves to be held in as high a regard as Romero's original zombie trilogy. **** 4/5
  • Horror Channel FrightFest: Smart, sharp, savage and unexpectedly moving. The most original zombie movie since 28 Days Later.
  • Horrorfreaknews.com: With a tremendously watchable and heartfelt lead performance, a wholly unique and unexpected central relationship and a damn good sense of humor (the tire/raft reveal) – It Stains the Sands Red is original and endearing. A shining example that there's something new to be culled from the genre created by George A. Romero almost 50 years ago.
Awards
  • Sitges 2016: Midnight X-Treme

The Hunter's Prayer

Action
Available on VOD: 16 november 2017
Director: Jonathan Mostow
Cast: Sam Worthington (Avatar, Hacksaw Ridge), Odeya Rush (Goosebumps, The Giver), Martin Compston (The Disappearance of Alice Creed), Allen Leech (Downton Abbey, The Imitation Game)

Lucas, (Sam Worthington), a solitary assassin, is hired to kill a young woman, Ella, (Odeya Rush) but when he can't bring himself to pull the trigger the plan falls apart, setting in motion a twisted game of cat and mouse. Now both are marked for death and forced to form an uneasy alliance. Relentlessly pursued across Europe, Their only hope for survival is to expose those responsible for brutally murdering her family and bring them to justice.

Reviews
  • Cinemarvellous.blogspot.nl: Moving along at a taut pace, never sinking into dulness, and featuring some thrilling car chases and tense hand-to-hand battles, "The Hunter's Prayer" is an action thriller with true soul, led by Worthington's more-than-strong performance, and complemented by the gifted Rush's mesmerizing presence.
  • Thatmomentin.com: Solid action thriller delivers with Worthington at his best. 
  • CaseyMovieMania: blessed with lean action sequences.
  • JBSpins.blogspot.nl: Recommended for anyone who appreciates throwback action-thrillers. 
  • Slantmagazine.com: provides the sort of cogent and compact visceral thrills that are in short supply in recent American action cinema.
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