When Max discovers the legendary lost instalment of the Nether Game series, he accidentally unleashes the ancient “Curse of the Ages,” turning friends and family into possessed ghouls hell-bent on destroying civilisation. It’s now up to Max to figure out how to beat the dark forces of The Nether before it’s game over for humanity. Max Reload and the Nether Blasters is a retro gaming-inspired, action-packed comedy-adventure featuring a top cast including Greg Grunberg, Kevin Smith, Wil Wheaton, and rising star Tom Plumley.
Set in 1990, the horror/thriller Rent-A-Pal stars Brian Landis Folkins as a lonely bachelor named David who searches for an escape from his day-to-day life of caring for his aging mother. While seeking a partner through a video dating service, he discovers a strange VHS tape called Rent-A-Pal. Hosted by the charming and charismatic Andy, the tape offers him much-needed company, compassion, and friendship. But Andy’s friendship comes at a cost, and David desperately struggles to afford the price of admission. Rent-A-Pal is written and directed by first-time filmmaker Jon Stevenson.
“He talks to you. He listens to you. He understands you.”
Adapted from H.P. Lovecraft’s short story The Colour Out of Space, David Keith’s 1987 directional debut The Curse is remarkably faithful to the source material; albeit poorly executed.
I must admit that I was unaware that The Curse was a tale of Lovecraftian horror until I realised the thematic similarities to Daniel Haller’s Die, Monster, Die! (1965); wherein a radioactive meteorite hits Earth with horrific consequences.