Instant Gratification Quick Takes: July 30, 2011

Highlighting odd and off-beat new releases to watch instantly on Netflix

New for July 30, 2011

From Within (2008), directed by Phedon Papamichael, with Elizabeth Rice, Thomas Dekker, Kelly Blatz, Laura Allen, Adam Goldberg, Margo Harshman, Rumer Willis, Brittany Robertson, Jared Harris, Steven Culp, Amanda Babin – Evangelical Christians find their little community in upheaval after a series of mysterious suicides. Part of After Dark Horrorfest III, I saw this one a while back but remember very little of it. Now that I see his name in the credits, however, I do recall with some amusement Adam Goldberg — arguably one of the Jewiest Jews in all of Hollywood — playing one of the crazy redneck Christians. After Dark is kind of hit-and-miss with the movies they distribute, but this one has an interesting enough premise. (Available until October 1, 2011)

Slaughter (2009), directed by Stewart Hopewell, with Lucy Holt, Amy Shiels, David Sterne, Antonia Bernath, Craig Robert Young, Andrei Araditz, Ingrid Bisu, Vance Daniels, Cristi Hogas, Maxim Knight, C.J. Singer – A woman with an abusive boyfriend seeks refuge with a friend, but begins to suspect something is not quite right when the men she brings home begin disappearing. Another After Dark Horrorfest III selection. Once again, a compelling premise that could go either way in its execution. Supposedly based on true events. (Available until October 11, 2011)

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