Let me start this off by saying that I saw the title Northwood Pie and I was very happy to confirm that the film is set in a Northwood Pizza, which was my pizza spot when I was a kid living in Irvine, CA! What an unexpected blast from the past! Great mushroom pizza too, btw. Anyway, Northwood Pie the film is an enjoyable and charming suburban hangout comedy. I thought it was a well made indie film with plenty of the indie vibes that I like. Definitely a hint of Linklater and Kevin Smith. You'll notice that the film has plenty of festival laurels and a 93% here on Rotten Tomatoes, so it's a quality flick and you don't just have to take my word for it.
I'm a big zombie movie fan and I was happy to stumble upon When the Fever Breaks. The film focuses on one of most compelling scenarios in any zombie story -- what do you do when you're about to turn into one of them -- particularly when you have a child to protect? It's also a fun home survival setup which I find to be more enjoyable since it's easier to envision yourself in that situation (if there ever were a zombie apocalypse haha). The film is an indie so it's definitely a bit raw, but I tend to appreciate that in this genre since When the Fever Breaks and others like it can often bring a fresh take on things. Definitely worth your time for zombie movie enthusiasts like myself.
The Stalker is a new release indie horror film that is a bit of a throwback within the genre. Suitably, the film is about a stalker who is very mysterious and will stop at nothing when coming after the Hamilton family. I like these kinds of more believable horror setups because the threat of a stalker is something many people have experienced in real life and would be enough to haunt anyone. Solid work on this indie film and I particularly liked the retro score. This would be an enjoyable watch for anyone looking for an indie horror film this Halloween season.
32 Weeks is a quality indie drama that I stumbled upon in the new releases on Amazon. I knew I was in for a romance/drama but I thought it might lean a bit more toward being a rom-com, but what the story turned out to be was a rather intriguing romance/mystery film that kept me very invested throughout. The film is also very well shot, particularly for an indie, and highlighted several beautiful Los Angeles locations and landmarks. If you're looking for an original indie that you'll want to watch to the end, then check out 32 Weeks.