After the family is done celebrating turkey slaughter day and heads off to the mall, unbutton the pants, grab the pumpkin pie, and queue up a heap of horror movies available now OnDemand. The Babadook from Australia looks like it's this year's Insidious and has received tons of love on the festival circuit. Jessabelle was initially a wide-release film but is now in limited release (with a concurrent VOD release). Also on the radar are sequels to some great films: V/H/S: Viral follows up with some more freaky home videos, The Pact 2 and Dead Snow 2 look like straight continuations of the original stories – which were both awesome (The Pact) and hilarious (Dead Snow). See the trailers for our top picks below. Happy Thanksgiving!!
A troubled widow (Essie Davis) discovers that her son is telling the truth about a monster that entered their home through the pages of a children's book.
A young woman (Sarah Snook) returns to her childhood home to recuperate from a car accident and encounters a long-tormented spirit that refuses to let her escape.
A police chase through the streets of Los Angeles inspires dozens of fame-obsessed teens to try to capture the salacious footage, but they are unaware that they will face their own deaths as stars of the next video sensation.
Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead
Martin mistakenly thinks things could not get worse after he kills his girlfriend with an ax, cuts off his arm with a chainsaw, and watches his friends be devoured by Nazi zombies.
The Pact 2
A woman plagued by nightmares of a serial killer learns her dreams have a horrifying connection to the real world.
More notable releases:
As Above, So Below
An archaeologist in search of a rare artifact heads underground to the Catacombs of Paris with a documentary crew in tow. As they begin their descent, the team-members have no way of knowing that they are entering their own personal hell.
Malevolent aliens interrupt five collegians' vacation at a remote woodland cabin.
A new employee at a mental hospital becomes attracted to one of his colleagues, but he is unaware of a recent, horrifying change in staff.
Night breed: Director’s Cut
Clive Barker’s original vision of his 1990 slasher/fantasy film (based on his bool Cabal) is finally available! Aaron Boone is haunted by terrifying nightmares of a city of monsters. He goes to see a psychiatrist, Dr. Decker (played by David Cronenberg!), for help. But what Boone doesn't know is that Decker is really a serial killer.