Director: Ti West
Starring: AJ Bowen, Joe Swanberg, Amy Seimetz, Gene Jones
(Magnolia Pictures / Rated R/ 99 min.)
When a photographer is contacted by his long-lost sister, who is living abroad in an isolated commune, he goes to visit her with two journalists from the news program VICE. The community they find in the jungle, led by a charismatic preacher known as “Father,” is idyllic on the surface, but is there more?
Director: George P. Cosmatos
Starring: Peter Weller, Richard Crenna, Amanda Pays, Daniel Stern, Ernie Hudson, Michael Carmine
(Scream Factory / Rated R / 98 min.)
Perched on the hull of a wrecked Soviet freighter, a team of deep-sea miners — led by head oceanographer Steven Beck — comes face to face with a mutant creature that’s the product of a failed genetic experiment. As Beck’s crew members begin to disappear one by one, the flesh-eating monster lurks below the surface — and the divers left alive are scared to death.
THE QUITE ONES
Director: John Pogue
Starring: Jared Harris, Sam Claflin, Olivia Cooke
(Lionsgate / Rated PG-13 / 97 min.)
In the 1970s, a psychology professor at Oxford and a small group students assemble at a secluded estate to research and treat Jane Harper, a troubled woman who spent her youth moving from foster family to foster family and is thought to be the cause of strange phenomena.
Director: Agnieszka Holland
Starring: Zoe Saldana, Patrick J. Adams, Jason Isaacs, Carole Bouquet
(Lionsgate / Rated TV-14 / 240 min.)
Modern 4 hour mini-series adaptation of the classic novel by Ira Levin focusing on young Rosemary Woodhouse’s suspicions that her neighbors may belong to a Satanic cult who are hell bent on getting one thing: the baby she is carrying.
Directors: James Mangold, Nimrod Antal
Starring: John Cusack, Kate Beckinsale, Ray Liotta, Luke Wilson, Amanda Peet, Frank Whaley
(Mill Creek Entertainment / Rated R / 175 min.)
Identity: Ten strangers with secrets are brought together in a savage rainstorm: A limo driver (John Cusack), an ’80’s TV star (Rebecca DeMornay), a cop (Ray Liotta) who is transporting a killer (Jake Busey), a call girl (Amanda Peet), a pair of newlyweds (Clea DuVall and William Lee Scott) and a family in crisis (John C. McGinley, Leila Kenzle, Bret Loehr), all take shelter at a desolate motel run by a nervous night manager (John Hawkes). Relief in finding shelter is quickly replaced with fear as the ten travelers begin to die, one by one. They soon realize that, if they are to survive, they’ll have to uncover the secret that has brought them all together.
Vacancy: When David (Luke Wilson) and Amy Fox’s (Kate Beckinsale) car breaks down in the middle of nowhere, they are forced to spend the night at the only motel around, with only the TV to entertain them – until they discover that the low-budget slasher videos they find in their room were all filmed in the very room in which they’re sitting. With hidden cameras now aimed at them – trapping them in rooms, crawlspaces, underground tunnels – and filming their every move, David and Amy must struggle to get out alive before they end up the next victims on tape.