More Movies To Rent On VOD Smaller, Independent Movies. Magic Pills(doc), Same Boat, & Others
Updated: Sep 20
A few days ago I shared here of the bigger studio titles that are available for rent right now while we are all inside and staying away from others. Here I am listing some titles of movies that do not usually see theaters, even when they are open.
First off are two documentaries, some horror, and science fiction as well.
No family films in this listing, unfortunately.
Tommy Baker’s chilling and captivating Facing East, an expose on a graveyard that would re-use graves over and over, premieres On Demand this March from Uncork’d Entertainment. With over 100,000 documented disturbed burials the owners and operators of Eastern Cemetery systematically re-used graves over and over, taking advantage of low-income families during one of the most difficult times in their lives. 25 years after the cemetery was left abandoned, the Friends of Eastern Cemetery was formed to provide care and upkeep that the burial grounds so desperately needed. Facing East out March 17 from Uncork’d Entertainment.
The timely and confronting MAGIC PILLS, which examines the different types of medicine and treatment available to us in this day and age, is now available on digital in the U.S and Canada. Filmmaker and homeopath Ananda More, Hom, DHMHS traveled the world to meet with scientists, practitioners, and patients to learn whether homeopathy is science-based or is an elaborate placebo that affects millions and endangers lives. When meeting with scientists, skeptics, practitioners, and patients, Ananda unravels the high drama and intrigue that envelops homeopathy today. Current science postulates that it can’t work because we can’t prove how it works. Similarly, in the past science could observe gravity and electricity before it could explain it. However, homeopathy is not granted the same latitudes or research and instead is the target of attacks, which disregards ever-growing volumes of compelling data. In her travels, Ananda sees how homeopathy is being used to treat cancer in India, support the use of antiretroviral medication for HIV/AIDS in Africa and prevent common epidemics in Cuba. She also visits and interviews scientists at university laboratories, where cutting edge experiments prove once again that maybe science can’t always explain how nature works. However, one thing becomes certain as intrepid professionals expose their work: homeopathy may offer a deep acting and gentle alternative in contrast to conventional medicine, which often focuses on toxic treatments that can have irreversible or life-threatening side effects. With homeopathy-friendly Switzerland as the final stop, Ananda reveals how ultimately, those most affected by policies that support prolonged treatment and subsequent profits are the people themselves, who are now being denied accurate information about their health choices.
From acclaimed director Marcel Walz (Blood Feast), and featuring scream queens Elissa Dowling and Felissa Rose, dare enter the forests of Rootwood this April. ROOTWOOD follows two students who host 'The Spooky Hour', a podcast about paranormal phenomena and urban legends. When they are hired by a Hollywood film producer to shoot a horror documentary about the curse of The Wooden Devil, they smell their chance to become famous. Together, with their friend, they enter Rootwood Forest and investigate the area to find out the truth about The Wooden Devil and his victims. Scripted by Mario von Czapiewski, ROOTWOOD stars Tyler Gallant (Alpha Wolf), Elissa Dowling (Death House), Sarah French (The Amityville Murders), Felissa Rose (Sleepaway Camp), Tiffani Fest (Circus of the Dead) and Brandon Rhea (Fearless). From High Octane Pictures, ROOTWOOD available on DVD and Digital April 7.
A time-traveling assassin finds himself on a cruise ship, where he falls for the women he’s supposed to kill, in Same Boat – coming this April from Dark Star Pictures! James is a time-traveling assassin from the 28th century sent to 2018 to kill a woman, but when his intern gets sick and he loses his paperwork he has some time to kill, so to speak, while enjoying the cruise he accidentally falls in love with the woman he's supposed to kill. Same Boat is a film about duty, love, friendship, and how kindness is more powerful than destruction. I am able to share the first clip from the film below:
Chris Roberti, Tony Glanz and David Bly star in a Chris Roberti film. Josh Itzkowitz, Chris Roberti and Mark Leidner wrote. Shot secretly on a cruise ship, the wonderful sci-fi rom-com Same Boat hits April 7 On Demand from Dark Star Pictures.
Dancing assassins, opera in uncharted canyons, armed children on dirt bikes, mines, hostages and mirages all form the wild whirlwind called Gold Dust. A rollicking western adventure for the whole family, Gold Dust arrives on DVD and Digital this April from High Octane Pictures. The film features music from Grammy Winning artist Cage The Elephant. Written and directed by David Wall, and starring David Wall, Darin Brooks (“The Bold & The Beautiful”), Chris Romano (“How I Met Your Mother”), David Wysocki (“The Young and The Restless”), Derek Severson and Garrett Marchbank. Classical music. Thundering opera. Rattlesnakes and precious gems. Mansions and gold mines. Friendship and despair. Treasure beyond imagination that vanishes in the desert wind. In the desert there is no limit to the adventures at hand! Gold Dust on DVD and Digital April 7.
Zach Galligan (Gremlins) won’t be getting much sleep this May when Evil Little Things hit town! From director Matt Green, and starring Hannah Fierman, Courtney Lakin, and Jonathan Horne comes a deliciously wicked new horror anthology in the tradition of Creepshow. A young boy finds a mystical toymaker with stories to tell. The first is of a leprechaun seeking revenge on a defenseless family. The second is of a doll who works evil on her fragile owner. The toymaker gives the boy a clown named Giggles. Clowns are supposed to be the guardians of happiness, right? These Evil Little Things will cause you many sleepless nights. Written by Yasmin Bakhtiari and Nancy Knight. Evil Little Things are unleashed May 12 on DVD and Digital from Uncork’d Entertainment!
Camille Keaton breaks isolation to Cry for the Bad Man this May! This May, I Spit On Your Grave’s Camille Keaton breaks Isolation to seek justice in Cry for the Bad Man. When a small-town widow is grieving in isolation, she receives a deadly ultimatum from the privileged sons of a local land developer to sell her beloved property. With 24 hours to decide and her pleas to the town's corrupt sheriff falling on deaf ears, she realizes she must take matters into her own hands. Her quest for justice turns into an all-out battle and grisly confrontation. From writer-director Sam Farmer, and starring Camille Keaton (I Spit on Your Grave, I Spit on Your Grave: Déjà vu), Karen Konzen, and Scott Peeler, Cry for the Bad Man premieres on DVD and Digital May 5 from Uncork’d Entertainment.
From writer-director, Tommy Faircloth, and starring scream queen Felissa Rose (Sleepaway Camp, Silent Night, Zombie Night), discover the horrifying truth about Sister Monday this May! A Nun’s Curse, also starring Damian Maffei (The Strangers: Prey at Night) and Gunner Willis (“The Resident”), premieres on DVD and Digital this May from Uncork’d Entertainment. On a weekend trip, a group of friends are forced to seek shelter inside an abandoned prison where a nun named Sister Monday had once been assigned. During her time at the prison, Sister Monday was suspected of killing prisoners who were serving out their sentences but before she could be questioned, she disappeared. Once inside the prison, they will learn the terrifying truth. The Nun’s Curse premieres on DVD and Digital May 12 from Uncork’d Entertainment.
Horror icon Jamie Bernadette (I Spit On Your Grave: Déjà vu) stars in Dead by Dawn, coming this April from Uncork’d Entertainment.
A suicidal man in a remote cabin is suddenly faced with protecting a kidnapped woman from three killers and their sadistic games. Unable to contact the outside world and with night falling, he falls backs on creating traps to prevent the criminals from gaining entry. It’s a fight to the death where only the strongest will survive until dawn.
From director Sean Cain, and co-starring Drew Lindsey Mitchell, Kelcey Watson, Bo Burroughs, Timothy Muskatell, Bobby Slaski, Detra Hicks, and Skylar Dominique, Dead by Dawn will be available on DVD and Digital April 7, 2020.
This April, comes face to face with stone-cold terror, Abominable on DVD and Digital April 14 from Uncork’d Entertainment. A research team embarks on a journey to obtain a plant that can advance medical research by centuries. While stumbling upon clues of the previous expedition, they discover that a Yeti creature lurks within the Himalayan mountains and will do anything to protect its terrain. From producer Justin Price, director of Alien: Reign of Man and The 13th Friday, and director Jamaal Burden (Elves), comes a new horror experience from Uncork’d Entertainment. Abominable on DVD and Digital April 14.
Thank you for reading this and let me know if any of these titles interest you.