Smash Cut (2009)
With his recent films failing to impress anyone, independent horror auteur Able Whitman (David Hess) is desperate to win fans — and win them he does when he begins to use real body parts as set dressing in this splatter flick send-up from director Lee Demarbre. While a car accident provides him with the initial body parts — which belonged to a stripper — Able begins to resort to more desperate measures when his new realism catches on.
The Fourth Kind (2009)
When Alaskan psychiatrist Dr. Abigail Tyler (Milla Jovovich) begins videotaping her therapy sessions with clients, she uncovers petrifying evidence that they have experienced the fourth level of alien encounter: abduction. But as she finds more clues, she suspects that the government will do anything to conceal the truth. Olatunde Osunsanmi directs and Will Patton co-stars in this jarring thriller allegedly based on a true tale.
The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009)
In this sequel to Twilight directed by Chris Weitz (American Pie), Forks, Wash., resident Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) is reeling from the departure of her vampire love, Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson), and finds comfort in her friendship with Jacob Black, a werewolf (Taylor Lautner). But before she knows it, she’s thrust into a centuries-old conflict, and her desire to be with Edward at any cost leads her to take greater and greater risks.