Now Watching: NIGHTSCAPE (2012) via Roku Streaming VOD Channel VIEWSTER

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Part the lyricism of BAD LANDS, part the body horror of John Carpenter’s THE THING, part the fetishism of the American car experience ala King’s CHRISTINE, and part something all its own… NIGHTSCAPE is a flawed horror film, it’s too long, too plodding, at times too indecipherable, but for all its flaws its ambitions and strengths and shear devotion to its own myth-building keeps you watching and keeps you compelled.

Like quite a few films you can’t go by its IMDB rating, generally because most people rating on IMDB don’t know how to do it. Given ‘1’ to anything they don’t like. The more accurate grade for this film would be ‘6’ going into ‘7’.

Cult I find is a term tossed out too often, sometimes just an excuse for bad, however not in this case. NIGHTSCAPE is a singular vision, and for all its homages, Writer/Director David W. Edwards has crafted something uniquely his own and uniquely compelling. Grade: Recommended to fans of films such as THE THING and CHRISTINE (I’m not saying its on that level, I’m saying its of that ilk. And if you enjoy those movies you’ll find things to enjoy here). Would love to see a DVD or BluRay of this complete with director and or cast commentary, because would like to hear more about the backstop of this film. Based on this first effort David W. Edwards is a filmmaker to watch.

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Today’s Recommended Roku Channel: VIEWSTER


Today’s Recommended Roku Channel: VIEWSTER

Recently added to the Roku platform, VIEWSTER is a Swedish run on-demand channel that presents a surprising variety of free on-demand films. With a nice helping of Indie and Documentary films you are unlikely to find on other on-demand channels, as well as classic and current films.

Some that may be of interest this week are:

CROPSEY
THE THIRD MAN
WHEELS ON MEALS
LOVE COMES SOFTLY

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EVIDENCE OF A HAUNTING- the word on this movie is the only thing interesting is the poster, but you can see it for free here and decide for yourself

CLAY
SHADOW PEOPLE
DARK WOODS
THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME
HE WALKED BY NIGHT
THE STRANGER
THE AMAZING MR. X
THE RED HOUSE
THE CEREMONY

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SUBHYSTERIA

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THE FRAGILITY OF SECONDS
SO YOU’VE DOWNLOADED A DEMON
BLOODMYTH
UNDER OUR SKIN

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THE SISTERS FOUR
THE MYSTERY OF SINTRA
THE BIG COMBO

Take a gander and let me know what ones you recommend.