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Digital Multiplex: Monsters University, The Conjuring, and More

The newest and best movies available for streaming and download.

by | October 8, 2013 | Comments

This week in streaming video, we’ve got a Pixar follow-up to one of their most beloved animated features, one of the most popular horror flicks in recent memory, a solid found footage sci-fi movie, and a home invasion thriller. On top of that, we’ve got a slew of older favorites newly available. Read on to find out what’s available to watch right now.

Monsters University

This prequel to Monsters Inc. shows how diminutive, one-eyed Mike (Billy Crystal) and imposing, blue-furred Sulley (John Goodman) became friends while studying how to frighten children in college.

Available on: Amazon, iTunes, Vudu

The Conjuring

Ed and Lorraine Warren (Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga) are paranormal detectives who are summoned by the Perron family to investigate mysterious goings on in their new home; as the Warrens dig deeper, they come face to face with a terrifying presence intent on pure destruction.

Available now on: Amazon, iTunes, Vudu

Europa Report

This found-footage thriller about a group of astronauts in search of life on one of Jupiter’s moons emphasizes the science end of the sci-fi equation, and the result earned a Certified Fresh rating from the critics.

Available now on: Amazon, iTunes, Vudu

The Purge

Set in a dystopian future America in which the government allows an annual 12-hour period of complete lawlessness, The Purge stars Ethan Hawke and Lena Headey as a suburban couple who must decide whether to help a desperate intruder who’s on the run from a heavily armed mob.

Available now on: Amazon, iTunes, Vudu

The Devil’s Backbone

Guillermo del Toro’s psychological horror film is both a potent ghost story and an intelligent political allegory, and it helped to solidify the Mexican director’s status as one of contemporary cinema’s most imginative stylists.

Available now on: Crackle

The Big Easy

Dennis Quaid, Ellen Barkin, John Goodman, and Ned Beatty star in Jim McBride’s N’awlins-set thriller about a cop and and a district attorney who fall in love while investigating a series of gang murders.

Available now on: Crackle

Evil Dead 2

Sam Raimi’s grisly, gory, goofy blend of ultraviolence and slapstick practically defines the term “cult classic,” and Bruce Campbell’s lively central performance solidified his status as one of 1980s horror’s ultimate antiheroes.

Available now on: Crackle


Adapted from a Stephen King novel and directed by horror maestro John Carpenter, Christine is the story of a car that kills people and the teenager that loves it.

Available now on: Crackle

Night of the Living Dead

The 1990 remake of George A. Romero’s zombie classic is better than most of its ilk, and stars horror movie regulars Tony Todd and Tom Towles.

Available now on: Crackle

Forrest Gump

Robert Zemeckis’ decade-spanning drama cleaned up at the box office, won six Academy Awards, wowed the masses with its technical wizardry, and solidified Tom Hanks’ status as one of his generation’s biggest stars. If you haven’t seen it, you probably should.

Available now on: Netflix


If there’s somethin’ strange in your neighborhood, who ya gonna call? How about Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver, and Rick Moranis? After all, they’re the stars of Ghostbusters, arguably the most iconic horror comedy of the last three decades.

Available now on: Netflix

The Italian Job

Mark Wahlberg, Charlize Theron, Donald Sutherland, Jason Statham, Seth Green, and Mos Def star in this high-tech remake of the swingin’ 1969 heist caper.

Available now on: Netflix

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