There are a lot of streaming services out there, from the big guys like Netflix and Hulu to genre ones like Shudder and Screambox. A new service has burst upon the scene in the last couple of months and they have an interesting business model: compete with EVERYONE. Playster.com is a new streaming service that feature movies, music, video games, and ebooks all in one place for one low price. And while the selection may be on the smaller side (they’ve only been out since December 2015, give them time) I see this growing into a very cool service.
Of course, no streaming service would be complete without a selection of slasher movies and Playster.com has some good ones, including one of my favorite slasher films in recent years.
One such film is Spliced aka The Wisher. This is a teen slasher film along the lines of Scream or Cherry Falls, keeping the iconic style of the 90’s while missing it slightly with its 2002 release date. The film focuses on Mary, a girl obsessed with horror films who at the same time suffers extreme nightmares. She goes to see a new film in town called The Wisher and ends up having to leave the theater early, sick to her stomach by what she has seen and impressed by the film. Soon after, however, she finds her wishes coming true with gruesome results and she is being stalked by the killer from the film.
Spliced is a unique film in the genre which slipped under the radar. With an interesting, almost meta premise and a surprise twist playing on an old urban legend, it’s a solid entry that missed it’s time.
Playster.com is only $24.95/ month to bundle movies, books, games, and music (you can pick and choose for less but you get the best value with the bundle). They are currently offering a 90 day free trial and a package where you get a free 7″ Android tablet and headphones with a 1 year contract. Check it out at Playster.com and you can find more info here and here.
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