This week’s Horror In Your House is pretty effin’ weak featuring two big titles: Daybreakers and Legion. While Daybreakers is a refreshing look at the vampire genre, Legion completely rips off the themes (and even sequences) from Terminator 2. See what else arrives in stores this Tuesday by reading below.
Horror in Your House
May 11, 2010
DAYBREAKERS: Lionsgate (TEX’S PICK OF THE WEEK)
Ethan Hawke plays Edward Dalton, a researcher in the year 2019, when an unknown plague has transformed the world’s population into vampires. As the human population nears extinction, vampires must capture and farm every remaining human, or find a blood substitute before time runs out. However, a covert group of vampires makes a remarkable discovery, one which has the power to save the human race.
TEX SAYS: Slim pickings this week, and since Legion was crap, my default pick of the week, comes this vampire films that–almost–gets it right. Anyway…it’s a helluva lot better than Twilight…just sayin’.
FLESH FOR THE BEAST: Shriek Show
Six parapsychologists investigate a reputed haunted mansion and are set upon by three flesh-eating succubus ladies under the control of the sinister warlock owner bent on finding a mysterious amulet to give himself more power. Welcome to Shriek Show’s meat locker of hard-core horror!
In the supernatural action thriller Legion, an out-of-the-way diner becomes the unlikely battleground for the survival of the human race. When God loses faith in Mankind, he sends his legion of angels to bring on the Apocalypse. Humanity’s only hope lies in a group of strangers trapped in a desert diner and the Archangel Michael
ONE DEADLY SUMMER: Widowmaker
Eliane, a beautiful young woman, settles into a small town in the south of France with her introverted mother and physically handicapped father. Traumatized by her knowledge that her mother was raped by three men before she was born, Eliane thinks she’s on a trail of vengeance when she’s courted by a young garage mechanic, whose father has the only clue to the identity of her mother’s aggressors. But as the story unfolds in Rashomon-like flashbacks and narrations, the tale becomes increasingly complex and leads inexorably to a stunning conclusion.