A bloody horror film about an indigenous myth about an ancestral creature tops DVD releases for the week of January 4.
“Antlers”: Keri Russell and Jesse Plemons play the role of adult siblings living in the Oregon countryside, school teacher and sheriff respectively, who get involved with a troubled student who hides a dark secret and unleashes unintentionally an old evil.
Directed by Scott Cooper, the film “is an adaptation of an Aboriginal First Nations myth, the tale of the wendigo, portrayed by former Sheriff Warren Stokes (played by Canadian First Nations actor Graham Greene),” writes the review of the Tribune News Service. Katie Walsh in her review. “This mythical creature offers the possibility of shocking and bloody bodily horror, and in ‘Antlers” it is also used as a metaphor for the social ills that plague this city. “
ALSO NEW ON DVD JAN. 4
“Black Friday”: Horror comedy about toy store workers preparing for an onslaught of holiday shoppers who must face off against hordes of a different kind after a meteor strike results in an alien parasite infecting the townspeople. With Devon Sawa, Michael Jai White and Bruce Campbell.
“The Superdeep”: In this original Shudder film, a small team is sent to investigate the mysteries of the world’s deepest borehole in Russia, uncovering a secret that could put the world in peril.
“The Djinn”: A boy who cannot speak, left alone in a new apartment by his father, finds a book of spells and summons a jinn to grant a wish, triggering a night of terror.
“Zeros and Ones”: Abel Ferrara wrote and directed this action thriller starring Ethan Hawke as an American soldier in Rome trying to thwart a terrorist attack.
“Ida Red”: Melissa Leo plays the role of a jailed (and terminally ill) crime boss who turns to her son, played by Josh Hartnett, for a final heist to regain his freedom, the FBI complicating matters .
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“A Mouthful of Air”: Adapting her own novel, Amy Koppelman wrote the screenplay and directed this drama, which stars Amanda Seyfried as a bestselling children’s author who writes about liberation from childhood fears, but didn’t unlock hers, an issue that came to the fore when her second child was born.
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