This Week's Discs: 'Methodic,' 'Earth Day,' 'Drifter: Henry Lee Lucas'

Perhaps today's crop is thin because the assumption was that all our horror dollars were tied up with watching Halloween 2 and/or The Final Destination last weekend? Whatever. Disc addicts still need their fix.

Stop me if you're heard this one before: a young boy kills his parents, is stopped by his older sister, and is locked up in an insane asylum for 20 years. Hmm, watch John Carpenter much? Chris R. Notarile's debut film "does at first come off as a script that takes it's story and ideas from Halloween," says The Horror Review. Yet "Notarile took the mold of a modern horror icon and turned that icon into his own, while giving the audience a character that they think they already know." Here's what may cinch the deal: "One must give credit to Mack the dog, who was one hell of a pet actor hitting all his marks on cue." Any indie horror flick that has good canine acting deserves a rental, in my opinion.

Earth Day
The DVD cover for this horror/comedy is very promising -- topless girl with her back to the camera, concealing a big knife -- but I couldn't find much information on this one, and I'm wary of films with official sites on MySpace, not to mention a writer/director who calls himself "Mister Ooh-La-La." From the official synopsis: "A group of ex eco-crusaders ... find themselves being systematically slaughtered as the one year anniversary of the tragic Earth Day death of their leader, Pixie, approaches." It's about time someone started killing people who care about the Earth!

categories DVDs, Horror