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REVIEW: Delirium

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Netflix has rolled out a number of horror titles over the past month or so, due to the Halloween holiday, and while there was a lot of new content to go through, some titles from this year may have gotten buried a bit under the mass.

One of those titles is ‘Delirium’, starring Topher Grace, Genesis Rodriguez, and Patricia Clarkson, and arrived this year on the streaming platform, telling the story of “A man recently released from a mental institute inherits a mansion after his wealthy parents die. After a series of disturbing events, he comes to believe it is haunted.”

The movie toes the line between mental illness, paranoia, and the paranormal and consistently puts the viewer in the position of determining whether what Tom (Topher Grace) is experiencing in the house is real, or simply a mental break.

When Tom’s brother Alex (Callan Mulvey) shows up to search the house for their deceased dad’s money, things take a terrible turn. Tom forges a relationship with a local grocery deliver girl Lynn (Rodriguez) who feels a connection with Tom due to her own mental issues.

Under the watch of officer Brody (Clarkson) who seems to find Tom both disturbing and sexually appealing, Tom struggles to deal with what is going on in the house as the events get progressively worse and his paranoia kicks into another gear.

As the movie unfolds, untold dark family secrets start to unravel and push the movie towards some surprising twists and turns at the end.

Delirium won’t be the most unforgettable horror/thriller you will see in 2018, but it quietly makes it’s way into one of the more memorable flicks of the 2018 year. While it gets lost within itself a few times, it steers towards an intriguingly deeper plot that will certainly keep you on your toes, and delivers and ending out of left field.

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Delirium won't be the most unforgettable horror/thriller you will see in 2018, but it quietly makes it's way into one of the more memorable flicks of the 2018 year. While it gets lost within itself a few times, it steers towards an intriguingly deeper plot that will certainly keep you on your toes, and delivers and ending out of left field.
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Lionsgate’s ‘Leprechaun Returns’ Arrives This December

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The return of everyone’s favorite evil, blood thirsty, and menacing leprechaun is upon us as Lionsgate films is rebooting the infamous ‘Leprechaun’ franchise with the film ‘Leprechaun Returns’, which will arrive on digital and On Demand on December 11th, 2018.

Steven Kostanski will be behind the camera directing, but Warwick Davis will not be reprising his role as the evil leprechaun, as Linden Porco will be taking on the character in what should be a bloody and gory good time for all.

According to the synopsis:

“The deadly, wisecracking Leprechaun is back in all his gory glory. When the sorority sisters of the Alpha Upsilon house decide to go green and use an old well as their water source, they unwittingly awaken a pint-sized, green-clad monster. The Leprechaun wants a pot of gold buried near the sorority house, but first, he must recover his powers with a killing spree—and only the girls of AU can stop him.“

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Blumhouse, Amazon Partnering for Eight Original Genre Films

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Blumhouse Productions and Amazon have closed an exclusive production deal that will team up the two for a series of eight thriller/darkly-themed feature length productions, which will be made available via direct-to-service on Amazon Prime Video.

Furthermore, an element will link all the films together. Here is a statement on the collaborative project from Blumhouse’s Jason Blum:

“We are delighted Amazon is entrusting Blumhouse to deliver its signature thrills and chills to its global audience through this deal,” Blum said, according to Deadline. “This is a great opportunity for Blumhouse Television to empower underrepresented filmmakers offering a fresh take on the dark genres loved by fans the world over.”

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‘The Farm’ Set to Arrive This Friday

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Red Hound Films’ indie horror ‘The Farm’ made a success run at the festivals earlier this year and is now set to officially arrive this Friday, November 16th via on Demand.

The film, directed by Hans Stjernswärd, stars Nora Yessayan, Alec Gaylord, and Ken Volok and tells the story of “a young couple gets kidnapped and treated like farm animals after stopping at a roadside diner to eat meat.” This will certainly be on our “to do list” this weekend.

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