The thriller Fear of Rain will be available via on demand and in theaters Feb. 12, and on Blu-ray and DVD Feb. 16 from Lionsgate.
In the film, for teenager Rain Burroughs (Madison Iseman), a diagnosis with schizophrenia means that every day is a struggle as she tries to figure out which of the disturbing images, harrowing voices, and traumatic feelings she experiences are real and which are all in her mind. But when Rain insists against her parents’ (Katherine Heigl and Harry Connick Jr.) advice that the shadows and cries from her neighbor’s attic are hiding a dark secret, she enlists help from Caleb (Israel Broussard), the charmingly awkward new boy at school — who himself may not be real.
Written and directed by Castille Landon (After We Fell, After Ever Happy), Fear of Rain takes viewers inside Rain’s mind as she confronts the frightening hallucinations of her imagination to determine whether there is real horror hiding next door.
The cyber-thriller Dark Web: Cicada 3301, will come out on digital and on demand March 12, and on on Blu-ray and DVD March 16 from Lionsgate.
Inspired by “Cicada 3301,” one of the most famous online puzzles in internet history, the film stars Jack Kesy (The Outpost), Conor Leslie (“The Man in the High Castle”), and Alan Ritchson (upcoming “Jack Reacher” TV series), along with Ron Funches (Trolls) and Andreas Apergis (X-Men: Days of Future Past).
When disenfranchised hacker Connor (Kesy), his affable best friend Avi (Funches), and the cunning librarian Gwen (Leslie) discover a mysterious online treasure hunt, they must elude aggressive NSA agents, led by Agent Carver (Ritchson), as the trio race to find the clues and claim their prize.
The action thriller Simmer will be released on digital and VOD Jan. 26 from Level 33 Entertainment.
Written and directed by Stefan van de Graaff and Nick Rush, the film stars Marsuvio Sanchez (“Better Call Saul”), Richard Keep, Travis Su’a, Chris Eguizabal, Monica Lopez, Eric Wood, Elvia Martinez, Eliana Su’a and Oscar Sanchez.
It follows a young man (Sanchez) who finds out his family will be deported if he doesn’t pay government-imposed fees. He turns to his boss who offers him an opportunity as a black-market driver to earn the money.
The thriller Come Play will come out on digital Jan. 12 and Blu-ray and DVD Jan. 26 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.
In the supernatural thriller exploring the connection between technology and isolation, a young boy who struggles to connect with others turns to his cell phone and tablet for companionship, befriending a strange and sinister non-human creature. When the mysterious creature uses the devices to break into our world, his parents must fight to save their son.
The film stars Gillian Jacobs, John Gallagher Jr. and Azhy Robertson with a creature created by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop.
The crime thriller Coming From Insanity will be released on digital and on demand Jan. 12 from Level 33 Entertainment.
The film — based on the true story of a notorious currency counterfeiter with genius-level intelligence — follows Kossi, one of many children trafficked and sold into servitude in Nigeria. He grows up and becomes frustrated with his life as a domestic worker. Dreaming of a better life, he turns to his natural abilities and masters the art of counterfeiting U.S. dollars. Floating the most flawless bills in town, he lands on the radar of a determined currency agent who will stop at nothing to bring him to justice.
The film won the Programmer’s Best First Feature Narrative at the Pan African Film Festival; Best Screenplay at the Five Continents International Film Festival; Best Thriller Feature at the Five Continents International Film Festival; and the Audience Choice Award Best Feature at the PressPlay Film Festival. It picked up a Special Mention, Team Performance Feature Film, at the Five Continents International Film Festival and was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize Best International Narrative Feature at the American Black Film Festival.
Netflix has optioned Isabella Maldonado’s book The Cipher to adapt into a feature film starring Jennifer Lopez.
The story follows FBI agent Nina Guerrero who finds herself drawn into a serial killer’s case after he strategically posts complex codes and riddles online corresponding to recent murders in order to lure her into a cat and mouse chase.
Author Isabella Maldonado wore a gun and badge in real life before writing crime fiction. A graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico and the first Latina in her department to attain the rank of captain, she commanded the Special Investigations and Forensics Division before retiring after 22 years on the force.
The thriller Wander will come out on DVD Jan. 19 from Paramount Home Entertainment.
The film is available now on digital and on demand.
Aaron Eckhart, Tommy Lee Jones and Heather Graham star in the film, which follows Arthur Bretnik (Eckhart), a paranoid private investigator with a troubled past. After Bretnik is hired to investigate a suspicious death in the town of Wander, he becomes convinced the case is linked to the same ‘conspiracy cover up’ that caused the death of his daughter. The film also stars Katheryn Winnick.
The sci-fi thriller Synchronic will debut on digital Jan. 12 and on Blu-ray and DVD Jan. 26 from Well Go USA Entertainment.
From directing duo of Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead (The Endless), the film stars Anthony Mackie (“Altered Carbon,” Falcon in the “Avengers” franchise), Jamie Dornan (Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy), Katie Aselton (Bombshell) and Ally Ioannides (“Into the Badlands”) in the story of two paramedics whose lives are ripped apart after they encounter a series of horrific deaths linked to a designer drug with bizarre, otherworldly effects.
When New Orleans paramedics and longtime best friends Steve (Mackie) and Dennis (Dornan) are called to a series of bizarre, gruesome accidents, they chalk it up to the mysterious new party drug found at the scene. But after Dennis’s oldest daughter suddenly disappears, Steve stumbles upon a terrifying truth about the supposed psychedelic that will challenge everything he knows about reality — and the flow of time itself.
Lionsgate has acquired the crime thriller Silk Road for U.S. theatrical, digital and VOD release Feb. 19 and Blu-ray and DVD release Feb. 23.
Written for the screen and directed by Tiller Russell, the film stars Jason Clarke, Nick Robinson, Alexandra Shipp, Jimmi Simpson, Katie Aselton, Lexi Rabe, Darrell Britt-Gibson, Daniel Stewart and Paul Walter Hauser.
Based on true events, Silk Road focuses on the young, affluent, and highly motivated entrepreneur Ross Ulbricht (Nick Robinson), whose ambitious goal is to launch the Internet’s first completely anonymous and unregulated marketplace. With Ulbricht’s passion for the possibilities his invention offers the world, his site — the Silk Road — becomes the world’s fastest-growing drug market, catching the focus of disgraced DEA agent Rick Bowden (Clarke). A dinosaur with a habit for substance abuse and blowing cases, Bowden once had street savvy in dark corners but is unprepared for the dark web as he struggles through tutorials on how to use the Internet. As both men’s private lives erode, with Bowden in over his head and Ross’s growing paranoia driving unthinkable choices, they cling to their jobs in an elaborate game of cat-and-mouse that have both men asking how far their idealism can take them.
Silk Road is based on the Rolling Stone article “Dead End On Silk Road” by David Kushner. Years after the legal conclusion of the investigation, the Silk Road saga continues to make headlines, as it was recently reported that $1 billion in bitcoin connected to the site was recently moved for the first time in years — a signal that the criminals who operate in the darkest corners of the internet have not gone away.
“Silk Road is a thrilling story with the kind of stranger-than-fiction details that can only come from a true story,” Lionsgate VP of acquisitions Lauren Bixby said in a statement. “This movie will keep audiences riveted by its cat and mouse game of a criminal mastermind being tracked by a hot-headed narc.”
The action thriller Reversion will come out on digital and VOD Dec. 15 from Level 33.
The film follows an ex-Marine accused of assassinating the president of the United States. Hiding out in a secluded house, he tries to convince his hostage that he’s not the one who killed the president — it was a clone.
Directed by Christopher R. Miles, the film stars Isaac Stephen Montgomery, Marshal Glenn and Vic Stagliano.