Thanksgiving is now over, and for many people that means confinement to the couch for the next week due to food coma. But don’t let couch confinement get you down. Enhance it by catching some releases on our AE On Demand Movie Guide. And look at the bright side, these films are the perfect excuse to avoid the holiday shopping frenzy:

RLJ Entertainment

RLJ Entertainment

Bone Tomahawk

A bit to stomach in terms of its brutality, writer and director S. Craig Zahler’s film is a fusion of the best qualities of multiple genres, including romance, westerns, and monster films. While the recipe might seem to describe an unpalatable mish-mash, Bone Tomahawk proceeds with astonishing balance, giving the best of all of those forms without having one get in the way of another.  Bone Tomahawk is currently available to rent with select cable and satellite providers, Amazon, and iTunes, starting at $6.99.

The Hallow

Entertainment One

The Hallow

The Hallow is the feature length directorial debut of Corin Hardy. It is a horror film that features a mix of fairytale and folk traditions, with inspirations drawn from both John Carpenter and David Cronenberg. The Hallow is currently available to rent with select cable and satellite providers, Amazon, and iTunes, starting at $6.99.

I Am Thor

Dark Sky Films

I Am Thor

I Am Thor is a biographical documentary about musical performer Jon Mikl Thor. Director Ryan Wise manages to portray an honest observation of the subject without shaping an artificial narrative, and succeeds where past musical documentaries highlighting overlooked careers have not. I Am Thor is currently available to rent with select cable and satellite providers, Amazon, and iTunes, starting at $6.99.

I Smile Back

Broad Green Pictures

I Smile Back

I Smile Back features an intersection of excellence from director Adam Salky, writer Amy Koppleman, and actress Sarah Silverman. The film examines depression in a thoughtful way, and Silverman provides an incredible performance. I Smile Back is currently available to rent with select cable and satellite providers, Amazon, and iTunes, starting at $6.99.

Love

Alchemy

Love

Gaspar Noe’s latest film, Love, follows his previous artistic ambitions. While sexually provocative, the film does feature an empathy and sincerity that may not be expected at first glance. The film is worth checking out, even though it may be uncomfortable viewing at times. Love is currently available to rent on Amazon, starting at $6.99.

Nasty Baby

The Orchard

Nasty Baby

Nasty Baby is an ambitious portrayal of a same-sex couples’ attempt to conceive while dealing with harassment from their neighbor. The film attempts to balance three different voices and tones, and is ultimately held together by its performances and thematic, human roots. Nasty Baby is currently available to rent with select cable and satellite providers, Amazon, and iTunes, starting at $6.99.