Not that we’ve ever needed an excuse to watch more movies but… like… what else is there to do at this point, right? So hopefully you guys have been using your quarantine time wisely — like training messenger pigeons, maybe getting into competitive dog grooming, or finally starting that podcast (should I?). There are a couple of potential gems hitting the genre in May, one of which is the highly anticipated follow-up to Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz’s debut Goodnight Mommy with The Lodge (yes!). A lot to look forward to this month, so let’s dig in!
The Wretched (VOD)
Director: Brett Pierce, Drew T. Pierce
Cast: John-Paul Howard, Piper Curda, Jamison Jones
A defiant teenage boy, struggling with his parent’s imminent divorce, faces off with a thousand year-old witch, who is living beneath the skin of and posing as the woman next door.
The Lodge (VOD)
Director: Severin Fiala, Veronika Franz
Cast: Alicia Silverstone, Richard Armitage, Jaeden Martell
A soon-to-be stepmom is snowed in with her fiancé’s two children at a remote holiday village. Just as relations begin to thaw between the trio, some strange and frightening events take place.
Director: Brandon Christensen
Cast: Keegan Connor Tracy, Jett Klyne, Sean Rogerson
A family find themselves terrorized by their eight-year-old son’s imaginary friend.
Director: Keola Racela
Cast: David Arrow, Evan Daves, Blake French
When five teen employees at the local movie theater in a small Christian town discover a mysterious old film hidden in its basement, they unleash an alluring succubus who gives them a sex education…written in blood.
A Nun’s Curse (VOD)
Director: Tommy Faircloth
Cast: Felissa Rose, Damian Maffei, Gunner Willis
A group of travelers are forced to seek shelter inside an abandoned jail where a notorious nun named Sister Monday had once been assigned and was suspected of murdering prisoners.