This week’s release list is a short one, but have no fear Deadheads is here…to make you laugh and fall in love. Also available to crash into your home is Ed Wood’s infamous classic Plan 9 From Outer Space on Blu-ray. Yes, someone somewhere said to themselves, “Man, you know what movie should be on Blu? Plan 9?” Even crazier, someone agreed and made it a reality. All I can say to those brave thinkers is, “Thank you, you crazy bastards.”
DEADHEADS (pictured above) – Freestyle Digital Media
Two zombie slackers, Mike and Brent, find themselves surprisingly reborn from the dead amid a disastrous zombie outbreak. After discovering an engagement ring in his coat pocket, Mike enlists his new found zombie pal, Brent, to embark on a quest in search of his lost love. What ensues is a hilarious cross country road trip as these two reformed flesh-eating pals hitch-hike across the country as they are pursued by a team of zombie killin’ bounty hunters!
MICAH SAYS: Initially touted as the American Shaun of the Dead, which is isn’t. It is, however, a fun zomedy that centers more on romance than horror. Sure, some of the jokes fall flat, but there is plenty to like in the affectionate homage. PICK OF THE WEEK
PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE (Blu-ray) – Legend Films, Inc
Hailed as the worst film of all time, Ed Woods cult classic Plan 9 From Outer Space is one of the most hilariously entertaining movies you will ever see. Aliens fear the human race will develop a deadly ‘solaranite bomb.’ After eight failed attempts, Plan 9 is their scheme to reanimate earth s dead to build a zombie army and stop the earthlings from destroying the universe. With string powered flying saucers, twisted alien logic and ‘priceless’ special effects, it is a movie mission destined for success, or not!
MICAH SAYS: Yes, because this film NEEDS to be on Blu-ray. I’ve seen this film a couple times and it’s bad charm is undeniable. I am curious to how the transfer looks, not that it matters one bit. This movie is a jumbled mess of interplanetary proportions. Much love.
REQUIEM FOR THE DAMNED – Hannover House
Edgar Allan Poe. For nearly two hundred years his stories of the macabre have shocked and terrified audiences. And now, inspired by five of Poe’s most terrifying tales, five filmmakers have banded together to create the ultimate tribute to the master: Edgar Allan Poe’s Requiem For The Damned – featuring adaptations of : The Fall of the House of Usher, The Pit and the Pendulum, The Black Cat, The Tell-Tale Heart and The Murders in the Rue Morgue.
MICAH SAYS: POE. What was that movie that had Vincent Price playing a part in three separate Poe stories? I want to watch that again. As for this effort, my thought is you can never have enough Poe in your life. Certainly worth a rent / Netflix.