Not every movie receives the recognition it deserves, especially in a world where the number of films being released each year continues to grow. However, the streaming age has provided a digital afterlife for movies that may not have gained a following during their theatrical run. Peacock, in particular, is giving some underrated films a second chance. Let’s take a look at three movies that you should watch before the end of September.
First up is “The Rundown” (2003), an action comedy starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. In one of his early acting roles, Johnson portrays Beck, a bounty hunter who dreams of owning a restaurant. However, before he can pursue his dream, Beck must track down and bring back Travis Walker (Seann William Scott). This task becomes more challenging when both men find themselves entangled in a dangerous situation involving rebels and a corrupt mine owner. “The Rundown” showcases Johnson’s talent as an action hero and provides an entertaining and fun-filled experience.
Next on the list is “The Frighteners” (1996), a supernatural horror comedy directed Peter Jackson, known for his work on “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy. Michael J. Fox stars as Frank Bannister, a man with the ability to communicate with ghosts. Frank embarks on a con where he pretends to banish spirits from people’s homes until he discovers a malevolent spirit targeting a woman named Lucy Lynskey. To stop this deadly entity, Frank must confront his own fears and the ghosts of his past. “The Frighteners” combines horror and comedy elements to create an enjoyable and unique viewing experience.
Finally, we have “Curse of Chucky” (2013), a revival of the Child’s Play franchise. Brad Dourif returns as the voice of Chucky, the killer doll, alongside his real-life daughter, Fiona Dourif, who plays Nica Pierce. Nica, a paraplegic young woman, unknowingly becomes linked to Chucky’s previous life as a notorious serial killer. As the murders begin, suspicion falls on Nica, and she must uncover the truth about Chucky before it’s too late. “Curse of Chucky” breathes new life into the franchise, delivering a thrilling and suspenseful horror experience.
Don’t miss out on these underrated gems available on Peacock this month. Each movie offers its own unique blend of genres, from action comedy to supernatural horror. Sit back, relax, and get ready for an entertaining movie night.
– The Rundown (2003) – Universal Pictures
– The Frighteners (1996) – Universal Pictures
– Curse of Chucky (2013) – Universal Studios Home Entertainment