A "Paranormal Activity" sequel, an animated horror comedy about Count Dracula, and a dark comedy about gangsters are among the movies that premiere on demand from January 28 to February 3, 2013. (Check with your cable or satellite provider for a lineup of on-demand channels on your system.)
Here is a list of those movies and their on-demand premiere dates:
January 28, 2013: "Knife Fight" (Three days after theatrical release) Rated TV-MA.
In this drama, Rob Lowe stars as a political strategist/PR consultant who has no hesitation about doing what is necessary to win an election and cover up his clients' misdeeds. But when he is asked to help an earnest do-gooder (played by Carrie-Anne Moss) run for office, he takes on more than he expected.
For more info: "Knife Fight" website
January 29, 2013: "Paranormal Activity 4" (Same day as DVD) Rated R.
The "Paranormal Activity" horror movie series continues with the same "found footage" premise documenting evil lurking inside a house. This time, a family's teenage daughter (played by Kathryn Newton) takes center stage as the one who senses that something is wrong after the family temporarily cares for a strange neighbor boy (played by Brady Allen) when the boy's single mother goes missing.
For more info: "Paranormal Activity 4" website
January 29, 2013: "Hotel Transylvania" (Same day as DVD) Rated PG.
In this animated horror comedy, Dracula (voiced by Adam Sandler) has invited some of his best friends (including Frankenstein and his wife, the Mummy, the Invisible Man and the Werewolf family) to Hotel Transylvania celebrate the 118th birthday of his beloved daughter Mavis (voiced by Selena Gomez). For Dracula, catering to all of these legendary monsters is no problem, but everything could change for the overprotective dad when one ordinary guy stumbles on the hotel and takes a shine to Mavis.
For more info: "Hotel Transylvania" website
January 29, 2013: "Seven Psychopaths" (Same day as DVD) Rated R.
A struggling screenwriter (played by Colin Farrell) working on a script called "Seven Psychopaths" inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster's beloved dog. This dark comedy also stars Christopher Walken, Sam Rockwell, Woody Harrelson, Tom Waits, Abbie Cornish an Olga Kurylenko.
For more info: "Seven Psychopaths" website
January 29, 2013: "The Cold Light of Day" (Same day as DVD) Rated PG-13.
While on vacation in Spain, a young American (played by Henry Cavill) finds out that his family has been kidnapped. During his frantic search for his family, he becomes a fugitive when he finds out that he has been accused of killing a police officer. Bruce Willis and Sigourney Weaver co-star in this action thriller.
For more info: "The Cold Light of Day" website
January 29, 2013: "The Awakening" (Same day as DVD) Rated PG-13.
Set in London in 1921, "The Awakening" stars Rebecca Hall as Florence Cathcart, author of the popular book "Seeing Through Ghosts," who has devoted her career to exposing claims of the supernatural as nothing but hoaxes. Haunted by the recent death of her fiancé, she is approached by Robert Mallory (played by Dominic West) to investigate the recent death of a student at the all-boys boarding school where he teaches.
For more info: "The Awakening" website
January 29, 2013: "Noobz" (Four days after theatrical release)
A gamer clan made up of three luckless, aging gamers and an asthmatic adolescent is forced to "frag up" and take a road trip to Los Angeles in order to enter the Cyberbowl Video Game Championships. "Noobz," which was written and directed by Blake Freeman, has a cast that includes Freeman, Jason Mewes, Casper Van Dien and Moises Arias.
For more info: "Noobz" website
January 31, 2013: "The ABC's of Death" (Before theatrical release)
"The ABC's of Death" is a horror anthology film conceived with productions spanning 15 countries and featuring segments directed by more than two dozen of the world's leading talents in contemporary genre film. Inspired by children’s educational books, the motion picture is comprised of 26 individual chapters, each helmed by a different director assigned a letter of the alphabet. The directors were then given free reign in choosing a word to create a story involving death.
For more info: "The ABC's of Death" website
February 1, 2013: "Day of the Falcon" (Before theatrical release)
"Day of the Falcon" is an epic drama that stars Antonio Banderas, Mark Strong and Freida Pinto. After bloody conflict, the leaders of two rival kingdoms reluctantly agree to end the fighting, but when oil is discovered between their territories, the war is re-ignited, and it is now up to their children to find a way to end the violence and bring peace to the land.
February 1, 2013: "Sound City" (Same day as theatrical release)
Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters and Nirvana fame directed and produced this documentary about the Sound City recording studio in Van Nuys, California. Through interviews with the artists and producers that created decades of musical history at Sound City, the film showcases the history of the studio, focuses on the albums recorded there that went on to change the world, discusses the human element of music in an age of technology, and features performances from many of the artists that called it "home."
For more info: "Sound City" website
February 1, 2013: "Wrong" (Before theatrical release)
Dolph Springer (Jack Plotnick) awakens one morning to find he has lost the sole love of his life – his dog, Paul. Desperate to reunite with his best friend and to set things right, Dolph embarks on a journey which spirals into the realm of the absurd. On his quest, he drastically alters the lives of several severely bizarre characters, including a promiscuous pizza delivery girl (Alexis Dziena), a mentally unstable, jogging-addicted neighbor, an opportunistic French-Mexican gardener, an eccentric pet detective (Steve Little) and most mysterious of all, an enigmatic pony-tailed guru, Master Chang (William Fichtner) who imparts his teachings to Dolph on how to metaphysically reconnect with his pet.
For more info: "Wrong" website