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Alternately known as Dead Man’s Curve, The Curve is about two college pals who decide to exploit the little-known academic rule that provides straight A’s for the semester to students whose roommates commit suicide. They plot to kill their roommate and stage it to look like a suicide, but things in the horror movie world are never quite that easy, are they?
The Curve was released in 1998, the same year as the comedy Dead Man on Campus that pretty much used the same concept. Oh, and in case you’re getting any ideas, the “pass by catastrophe” clause is nothing more than an urban legend, so all of you college students, don’t try this at home. The Curve stars Matthew Lillard and Michael Vartan as the schemers, Randall Batinkoff as the suicide “victim,” and Keri Russell and Tamara Craig Thomas as their girlfriends. Have a look at The Curve here at TubiTV.
30 Days of Night: Dark Days
30 Days of Night: Dark Days is, of course, a 2010 straight-to-video sequel to 2007’s 30 Days of Night. It’s revolves around a survivor of the events of the first movie who relocates from Alaska to Los Angeles to track vampires and take revenge for her fallen husband.
This sequel is not nearly as good as its predecessor, actually not even in the same class as it. It’s a cool little vampire hunting movie, though, and it uses quite a bit of footage from the first movie, so even though the wife is played by a different actress (Kiele Sanchez instead of Melissa George), it still has a certain continuity to it. Check out 30 Days of Night: Dark Days right here at Crackle.
And speaking of taking revenge on vampires…Priest is a 2011 movie that takes place within a world that has been ravaged by a centuries-old war between men and vampires. A priest whose niece has been kidnapped by a tribe of vampires breaks his religious vows in order to hunt down the pack of bloodsuckers.
Priest is a bit like Blade-lite. It’s based on a Korean graphic novel, so it’s dark, gothic, and somewhat philosophical. Paul Bettany plays the Priest, and he is joined by a support cast which includes Christopher Plummer, Brad Dourif, Karl Urban, Lily Collins, Maggie Q, and Cam Gigandet. Catch Priest right here at Crackle.
Termite: The Walls Have Eyes
Termite: The Walls Have Eyes is about a young girl at a modeling school who is tormented by voices in the walls…or are they in her head? As the strange occurrences, and the bodies, start to pile up, the girl begins to question her own sanity.
This 2011 micro-budget flick has been described as Roman Polanski-meets-Roger Corman, and that’s an accurate assessment. It’s a cheap little movie that looks it, but it’s a good way to spend an hour and fifteen minutes. You can find Termite: The Walls Have Eyes right here at Vudu.
Murder on the Orient Express
Kenneth Branagh’s interpretation of Murder on the Orient Express just hit home video not too long ago, but you should watch this 1974 version instead. It’s about the famed detective Herule Poirot who is tasked with solving a murder that has occurred onboard a snowed-in train. Of course, everyone is a suspect.
This adaptation of the famous Agatha Christie novel was directed by Sidney Lumet and stars heavyweights like Lauren Bacall, Ingrid Bergman, Jacqueline Bisset, Sean Connery, Anthony Perkins, Vanessa Redgrave, Martin Balsam, Michael York, and, as Poirot himself, Albert Finney. So, it has the same star-power as Branagh’s, but without the pretense. See Murder on the Orient Express here at Popcornflix.
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Feature image courtesy Chris Fischer.