MeFi Horror Club

MeFi Horror Club is a biweekly film discussion club about horror and horror-related films that anyone and everyone in MetaFilter is invited to take part in. Films are announced on alternating Fridays, with the discussion posts following a week later on the next Friday. All selections are made by individual MeFites. You might want to look at the club guidelines.

Posts for this club should be tagged: mefihorror_club.

September 5

Movie: Train to Busan

While a zombie-virus breaks out in South Korea, a couple of passengers struggle to survive on the train from Seoul to Busan.
posted by misfish at 4:15 PM - 11 comments

May 2

Movie: The Invitation

While attending a dinner party at his former home, a man thinks his ex-wife and her new husband have sinister intentions for their guests.
posted by tel3path at 2:39 PM - 9 comments

April 29

Movie: The Omen

Mysterious deaths surround an American ambassador. Could the child that he is raising actually be the anti-christ? The devil's own son? Full movie here on YouTube. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb at 10:31 AM - 10 comments

April 26

MeFi Horror Club Selection: The Omen

Selection for Friday, April 29 is The Omen, founding streaming here on YouTube.
posted by MoonOrb at 6:28 PM - 0 comments

April 22

Movie: The Crazies

The military attempts to contain a manmade combat virus that causes death and permanent insanity in those infected, as it overtakes a small Pennsylvania town. Movie here on YouTube [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb at 5:55 PM - 3 comments

April 17

MeFi Horror Club Selection: The Crazies

I'll be soon posting George Romero's 1973 movie The Crazies as a selection of the MeFi Horror Club (and also as I continue my journey through the 1970s). [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb at 9:07 AM - 1 comment

Movie: Class of Nuke 'Em High

The pupils at a high school next to a nuclear power plant start acting and looking strange after buying contaminated drugs from a plant worker. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin at 2:34 AM - 0 comments

April 16

Movie: He Never Died

Jack, a social outcast, is thrust out of his comfort zone when the outside world bangs on his door and he can't contain his violent past.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 8:12 AM - 8 comments

April 8

Mefi Horror Club Selection: Class of Nuke 'Em High

At Tromaville High School, located a stone's throw from the local Nuclear Power Plant, the students are getting brighter. In fact, they are beginning to get a green glow! [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin at 6:14 PM - 3 comments

April 1

Movie: Calvaire

A singer's car breaks down deep in the woods. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin at 11:36 PM - 2 comments

March 31

MeFi Horror Club Posting Norms Question

A few times in the last couple of weeks I've put a movie up on FanFare that might also make a good selection for the MeFi Horror club, but I didn't make it a club selection because the process for making a club selection was pretty involved. For future reference if I or anyone else just feels like going, "Hey, here's a movie that would be cool for FanFare but it's also a horror movie, I'm just going to announce it as a MeFi Horror Club selection," do people think this is okay? Or is it preferable to keep MeFi Horror Club selections only to things that follow the announcement and posting protocol? Anyone?
posted by MoonOrb at 2:31 PM - 4 comments

March 25

Mefi Horror Club: Calvaire

The next selection is Calvaire (The Ordeal) a Belgian horror film that pays respect to Psycho. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin at 11:21 AM - 2 comments

March 18

Movie: I Saw the Devil

A secret agent exacts revenge on a serial killer through a series of captures and releases. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 7:53 AM - 2 comments

March 15

MeFi Horror Club: I Saw the Devil

The next pick will be of the horror-adjacent variety. 2010 Korean thriller I Saw the Devil by director & co-writer Kim Jee-woon (A Tale of Two Sisters), tells the bloody tale of a secret agent who exacts revenge on a serial killer through a series of captures and releases. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 9:10 AM - 5 comments

March 6

Movie: From the Dark

A couple on a trip through the Irish countryside find themselves hunted by a creature who only attacks at night. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin at 11:22 AM - 7 comments

February 27

Mefi Horror Club: From the Dark

A new take on the vampire myth set in Ireland. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin at 1:44 PM - 2 comments

February 19

Movie: Let Us Prey

Rachel, a rookie cop, is about to begin her first night shift in a neglected police station in a Scottish, backwater town. A hit-and-run victim brought into the station for safekeeping turns out to be altogether more than they bargained for. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 6:14 AM - 14 comments

February 12

MeFi Horror Club: Let Us Prey

Scottish director Brian O'Malley's 2014 film is a clever melding of John Carpenter eras, mixing the police under siege vibe from Assault on Precinct 13 with a bit of the supernatural, a la Prince of Darkness. Stars The Woman's Pollyanna McIntosh and Game of Thrones' Liam Cunningham. Discussion goes live on 2/19. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 6:57 AM - 5 comments

February 5

Movie: Turbo Kid

In a post-apocalyptic wasteland, a comic book fan dons the persona of his favourite hero to save his enthusiastic friend and fight a tyrannical overlord. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 10:35 AM - 14 comments

January 29

MeFi Horror Club: Turbo Kid

Let's get weird, MeFi Horror. The critic's fave/emerging cult hit Turbo Kid is a dystopian sci-fi/comedy/gorefest. It's a bloody, but affectionate movie to kids' movies of yore that has as much love for BMX Bandits as it does for Mad Max. Discussion goes live, Friday, February 5th. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 11:02 AM - 6 comments

January 23

Movie: The Final Girls

A young woman grieving the loss of her mother, a famous scream queen from the 1980s, finds herself pulled into the world of her mom's most famous movie. Reunited, the women must fight off the film's maniacal killer. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 12:23 PM - 6 comments

January 17

MeFi Horror Club: The Final Girls

Is this a first for MeFi Horror Club: a PG-13 movie? The Final Girls is a meta horror comedy that one part Scream, one part Purple Rose of Cairo. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 5:56 PM - 0 comments

January 7

Movie: Kiss of the Damned

Sexy vampires and their sexy vampire problems. [more inside]
posted by kittens for breakfast at 8:54 PM - 2 comments

December 31

MeFi Horror Club: Kiss of the Damned

Next time on MeFi Horror Club, it's our first film for 2016: Xan Cassavettes's Kiss of the Damned (2013)! Discussion thread to go live on Friday, January 8. [more inside]
posted by kittens for breakfast at 6:43 PM - 1 comment

December 25

Movie: The Thing

A research station in the Antarctic is infiltrated by a shape-shifting alien... uh... thing that assumes the appearance of the people it kills. [more inside]
posted by brundlefly at 12:31 PM - 35 comments

December 18

MeFi Horror Club: The Thing

The next MeFi Horror Club post will go live on Friday, December the 25th. Christmas Day! In that spirit, we'll be watching John Carpenter's snowy 1982 classic, The Thing. [more inside]
posted by brundlefly at 1:10 PM - 5 comments

December 11

Movie: Lifeforce

A race of space vampires arrive in London and infect the populace. [more inside]
posted by Artw at 1:22 PM - 12 comments

December 6

MeFi Horror Club: Lifeforce

Next up on MeFi Horror Club: Lifeforce, 1985. Discussion to be posted next Friday 11 December. [more inside]
posted by Artw at 5:48 PM - 7 comments

November 27

Movie: Kill List

Nearly a year after a botched job, a hitman takes a new assignment with the promise of a big payoff for three killings. What starts off as an easy task soon unravels, sending the killer into the heart of darkness. [more inside]
posted by Two unicycles and some duct tape at 11:06 AM - 6 comments

November 21

MeFi Horror Club: Kill List (2011)

Next up on MeFi Horror Club: Kill List, 2011. Discussion to be posted next Friday 28 November. [more inside]
posted by Two unicycles and some duct tape at 3:18 PM - 3 comments

MeFi Horror Club: Kill List (2011)

Events take a darker turn as a contract killer (Neil Maskell) and his business partner (Michael Smiley) carry out a new assignment. [more inside]
posted by Two unicycles and some duct tape at 1:00 AM - 0 comments

November 13

Movie: Tucker and Dale vs. Evil

Tucker & Dale are on vacation at their dilapidated mountain cabin when they are attacked by a group of preppy college kids. [more inside]
posted by Etrigan at 5:35 AM - 17 comments

November 6

MeFi Horror Club: Tucker & Dale vs. Evil

This month has a Friday the 13th, so we're going to do a movie that owes a lot to the Friday the 13th franchise but doesn't step on Literaryhero's toes (because we are afraid of him): Tucker & Dale vs. Evil. [more inside]
posted by Etrigan at 5:16 PM - 1 comment

October 30

Movie: The Faculty

Students suspect that their teachers are aliens after bizarre occurrences. [more inside]
posted by yellowbinder at 7:34 AM - 6 comments

October 23

MeFi Horror Club: The Faculty

On October 30th, let's check out this 1998 high school alien invasion flick! It's got a strong cast, cool effects, and all the body snatching you can handle! [more inside]
posted by yellowbinder at 11:09 AM - 0 comments

October 17

Movie: The Loved Ones

When Brent turns down his classmate Lola's invitation to the prom, she concocts a wildly violent plan for revenge. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 10:38 AM - 5 comments

October 11

MeFi Horror Club: The Loved Ones

The next pick for MeFi Horror Club will be 2009's Australian film The Loved Ones, written and directed by Sean Byrne. iMDb's summary: "When Brent turns down his classmate Lola's invitation to the prom, she concocts a wildly violent plan for revenge." Good news: this movie is available in its entirety, legally and free through Paramount's YouTube Vault. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 2:12 PM - 3 comments

September 18

MeFi Horror Club: Frogs

A wealthy family is menaced during a Fourth of July birthday party by an army of ruthless amphibians, reptiles, and birds. [more inside]
posted by bakerina at 10:04 AM - 4 comments

August 14

Movie: You're Next

When the Davison family comes under attack during their wedding anniversary getaway, the gang of mysterious killers soon learns that one of the victims harbors a secret talent for fighting back. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 8:22 AM - 19 comments

August 6

MeFi Horror Club: You're Next (2011)

Next up for MeFi Horror Club: on August 13th, we'll be discussing You're Next (2011) by Adam Wingard. This is a kind of convention-tweaking slasher film, with considerably more energy and fluidity than standard slasher fare. It makes for a pleasing pivot from how these stories usually unfold. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 5:37 PM - 5 comments

July 24

MeFi Horror Club: Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)

Killer Klowns from Outer Space is a 1988 American science fiction horror comedy movie made by The Chiodo Brothers and starring Grant Cramer and Suzanne Snyder. [more inside]
posted by Literaryhero at 3:47 PM - 1 comment

July 17

Movie: Honeymoon

A newlywed couple finds their lake-country honeymoon descend into chaos after Paul finds Bea wandering and disoriented in the middle of their first night. [more inside]
posted by Kitteh at 9:40 AM - 5 comments

July 3

Movie: Scream

Do you like scary movies? [more inside]
posted by Literaryhero at 2:55 AM - 33 comments

June 25

MeFi Horror Club: Scream (1996)

Scream is a 1996 American slasher film. [more inside]
posted by Literaryhero at 11:08 PM - 10 comments

June 19

Movie: Dust Devil

A woman on the run from her abusive husband encounters a mysterious hitch-hiker. [more inside]
posted by doctornecessiter at 3:54 AM - 3 comments

June 12

MeFi Horror Club: Dust Devil

A woman on the run from her abusive husband encounters a mysterious hitch-hiker. Next week's MeFi Horror Club pick! [more inside]
posted by doctornecessiter at 5:03 AM - 3 comments

June 4

Movie: Here Comes the Devil

A married couple's children disappear on a day trip into the mountains outside Tijuana. That's bad. Then they come back. That's worse. [more inside]
posted by kittens for breakfast at 7:33 PM - 5 comments

May 28

MeFi Horror Club: Here Comes the Devil

A married couple's children disappear on a day trip into the mountains outside Tijuana. That's bad. Then they come back. That's worse. Here Comes the Devil is the next MeFi Horror Club pick. [more inside]
posted by kittens for breakfast at 8:39 PM - 4 comments

May 22

Mefi Horror Club Part II: The Returninging

Greetings, connoisseurs of the uncanny! Fanfare has new functionality to support movie clubs, and since I'm running MeFi Horror Club this week I thought I'd set up shop for us here. [more inside]
posted by Artw at 4:20 PM - 4 comments

Movie: Berberian Sound Studio

A sound engineer's work for an Italian horror studio becomes a terrifying case of life imitating art. [more inside]
posted by Artw at 8:40 AM - 9 comments

May 15

MeFi Horror Club: Berberian Sound Studio

Toby Jones is hired as a sound engineer for Italian horror film "The Equestrian Vortex", or is something more sinister going on? It's Berberian Sound Studio, the next MeFi Horror Club film! [more inside]
posted by Artw at 5:41 PM - 6 comments

May 8

Movie: Don't Look Now

John and Laura Baxter (Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie) move to Venice after the tragic drowning of their young daughter. There they encounter eerie visions, omens, psychic sisters and (of course) murders. [more inside]
posted by brundlefly at 11:03 AM - 10 comments

May 2

MeFi Horror Club: Don't Look Now

John and Laura Baxter (Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie) move to Venice after the tragic drowning of their young daughter. There they encounter eerie visions, omens, psychic sisters and (of course) murders. [more inside]
posted by brundlefly at 3:07 AM - 0 comments

April 24

Movie: Jacob's Ladder

A veteran attempts to discover the truth about a devastating attack on his unit in Vietnam years earlier, while reality crumbles around him and gives way to demonic, nightmarish visions. [more inside]
posted by Joakim Ziegler at 10:37 PM - 9 comments

April 20

MeFi Horror Club: Jacob's Ladder (1990)

Jacob Singer (Tim Robbins) is a postal worker in New York City in 1975 who experiences frightening hallucinations and breaks with reality that are possibly related to a devastating attack on his unit in Vietnam four years earlier. As he tries to figure out what's going on, things turn even stranger and more sinister. [more inside]
posted by Joakim Ziegler at 5:23 PM - 2 comments

April 17

Movie: Black Death

Set during the time of the first outbreak of bubonic plague in England, a young monk is given the task of learning the truth about reports of people being brought back to life in a small village. [more inside]
posted by Etrigan at 10:14 AM - 2 comments

April 10

Movie: The Host (aka Monster 괴물)

A monster emerges from Seoul's Han River and focuses its attention on attacking people. One victim's loving family does what it can to rescue her from its clutches. [more inside]
posted by Ik ben afgesneden at 6:36 AM - 10 comments

April 9

MeFi Horror Club: Black Death (2010)

Black Death takes place in 1348 in plague-ridden medieval England. Osmund (Eddie Redmayne), a young monk, is tasked with leading the feared knight Ulric (Sean Bean) and his band of mercenaries to a remote marshland village which has remained untouched by the Black Death. Their quest is to hunt down a necromancer, who is rumoured to be able to bring the dead back to life. description shamelessly stolen from Wikipedia [more inside]
posted by Etrigan at 9:01 PM - 5 comments

April 2

MeFi Horror Club: The Host (2006)

In The Host, toxic chemicals create a monster of a problem in Seoul, South Korea. The director is Bong Joon-ho of Snowpiercer fame. It's funny, scary, and good fun. This is the pick for April 10. [more inside]
posted by Ik ben afgesneden at 8:11 PM - 4 comments

March 31

Movie: The Babadook

A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son's fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her. [more inside]
posted by tel3path at 5:01 AM - 34 comments