Maybe you’re looking to save a few bucks or the current theater choices just aren’t cutting it. Whatever the case may be, sometimes it’s just as nice to sit at home and watch a good flick. Take a look at this week’s picks for some At-Home Alternatives to the weekly cinema options.
Instead of Texas Chainsaw 3D: The entire Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise
Alright, if you’re a fan of our blog, you maybe like horror, and when it comes to gritty gore films there’s none better than the Texas Chainsaw Massacre. The latest addition is actually the seventh film in the franchise and the first one to be presented in 3-D. This film takes place after the original and shows the granddaughter of one of the original murders taking a pilgrimage back to the family home where the madness is sure to begin all over again. Most of these films are structured exactly the same way and not a whole lot of new content is added along the way. This is one where you can probably save yourself the price of admission and just enjoy the classics.
Dredd 3D (2012)
This box office flop is hitting store shelves in regular DVD and 3D blu-ray flavors this week. This remake of the 1995 cult classic was not alluring enough to get people into the theaters but it may be worth checking out on home media. The film has some impressive visual effects and the acting feels better than the original. This is a violence-laden action film well deserving of its “R” rating, which may have worked against it in the theaters. I’d say don’t count this one out just because you didn’t like the Stallone version.
Stake Land (2010)
This film shows a barren wasteland of America in the aftermath of a vampire apocalypse. A young teenage boy is taken under the care of a rough and ragged vampire hunter known only as “Mister”. The film follows their journey as they make their way through the small towns of the country, headed north towards Canada. Don’t dismiss this as “just another vampire movie”. The film won Midnight Madness Cadillac People’s Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival and has generally positive marks from critics.
Stake Land Netflix Synopsis: This genre-bending thriller combines vampires, religious fanatics and post-apocalyptic horrors with a coming-of-age tale that finds drifter Mister (Nick Damici) training young Martin (Connor Paolo) to survive the nightmare that has become America as they journey to New Eden. While they combat the mutated bloodsuckers and vicious humans seeking to rule the land, Mister and Martin rescue other wanderers and become a tightly knit family of warriors.
What do you plan on watching this week, at home or otherwise? What do you think of my choices?