A Few Films To Get Through The Second Wave

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They may be pushing everything to reopen as summer approaches but Coronavirus cases are skyrocketing across the country, all but guaranteeing a return to lockdown sooner rather than later. Thankfully, you probably have time to get your hands on a few new releases to hide away with and enjoy while we again stay-at-home and avoid catching this deadly disease. Of course, most of them are scary because of course they are!

First up, is the Amazon original, and so far one of the best films of the year. A definite must see and an inspired throw back to sci-fi classics.

The Vast of Night:

In the twilight of the 1950s, on one fateful night in New Mexico, a young switchboard operator Fay (Sierra McCormick) and charismatic radio DJ Everett (Jake Horowitz) discover a strange audio frequency that could change their small town and the future forever.



The next few titles happen to be Shudder originals. So if you aren’t down with physical media (which is insane if you ask me), then you can get access to these titles via that site which is for sure a worthy purchase for any horror fan. The site is jam packed with great content both classic and current, original and curated. Each of these films are fantastic and will please any horror fan.

Tigers Are Not Afraid:

A haunting horror fairytale set against the backdrop of Mexico’s devastating drug wars; TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID follows a group of orphaned children who are unexpectedly given three magical wishes. As they run from the cartel that murdered their parents and the ghosts that haunt them, they must decide how to use this special gift to save their own lives and the people they love. Acclaimed by critics and filmmakers alike, Guillermo Del Toro has called TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID “an unsparing blend of fantasy and brutality, innocence and evil.



One Cut of the Dead:

An eccentric and determined director sets out to shoot a low-budget zombie film at an abandoned warehouse. Suddenly the cast and crew find themselves in the middle of an actual zombie invasion. Delighted with the all-too-real turn of events, the director insists that the crew continue filming to capture the terror in all its glory. Now the actors must work together to escape this deranged filmmaker, or this may be their last performance.




Creepshow: The new series for sure keeps the spirit of the classic Romero/King films alive.

Creepshow, the new anthology series based on the 1982 horror comedy classic, is still the most fun you’ll ever have being scared! Including all six episodes from the first season originally aired on Shudder.

You could also do well to pick up the original two films. They’re fantastic fun: Scream Factory’s release of Creepshow and Arrow Video’s release of Creepshow 2.


Finally, you if you want something that isn’t of the horror variety, three classic Tom Cruise films just made it to 4K and they look glorious.

Days of Thunder:

From the engine roar and fever pitch of professional stock car racing, Days of Thunder explodes with some of the most spectacular racing action ever captured on film. Tom Cruise plays race car driver Cole Trickle, whose talent and ambition are surpassed only by his burning need to win. Discovered by businessman Tim Daland (Randy Quaid), Cole is teamed with legendary crew chief and car-builder Harry Hogge (Academy Award winner Robert Duvall) to race for the Winston Cup at the Daytona 500. A fiery crash nearly ends Cole’s career and he must turn to a beautiful doctor (Nicole Kidman) to regain his nerve and the true courage needed to race, to win and to live.

Top Gun:

A heart-pounding combination of action, music and incredible aerial photography helped make Top Gun the blockbuster hit. of 1986. Top Gun takes a look at the danger and excitement that awaits every pilot at the Navy’s prestigious fighter weapons school. Tom Cruise is superb as Lt. Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, a daring young flyer who’s out to become the best. And Kelly McGillis sizzles as the civilian instructor who teaches Maverick a few things you can’t learn in a classroom.

War of the Worlds:

An iconic star, a legendary filmmaker and an all-time sci-fi classic come together with spectacular results in War of the Worlds. Tom Cruise stars as Ray Ferrier, an ordinary man who summons extraordinary courage to protect his children when a global army of alien invaders set their sights and their devastating war machines upon Earth and the entire human population. The masterful direction of multi-Academy Award-winning filmmaker Steve Spielberg dazzles the eye and touches the heart in this astonishing adventure based on the original story by H.G. Wells.

Each of these releases are worthy of a home in your well…home. Unfortunately, The Vast of Night is streaming only but if you have Amazon Prime, I’d watch it asap. While you can see a lot of these on various streaming services, they are most definitely movies I am proud to own and have on my shelves.
Stay safe out there and stay tuned for more!
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Garon CockrellA Few Films To Get Through The Second Wave