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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 on Jan 29, 2016 - 6 comments

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 on Jan 17, 2016 - 0 comments

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 on Nov 27, 2015 - 6 comments

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 on Nov 21, 2015 - 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 on Nov 21, 2015 - 0 comments

Movie: Creep

When a videographer answers a Craigslist ad for a one-day job in a remote mountain town, he finds his client is not at all what he initially seems. Trailer [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Aug 28, 2015 - 8 comments

Mefi Horror Club: Creep (2014)

Next up for the MeFi Horror Club, Creep, a low budget single camera movie about a craigslist job that goes wrong. Notable for Mark Duplass' eponymous performance and how so much of it is normal everyday creep behavior turned up a bit.
posted by The Whelk on Aug 21, 2015 - 3 comments

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 on Aug 14, 2015 - 19 comments

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 on Aug 6, 2015 - 5 comments

Movie: Killer Klowns from Outer Space

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 on Jul 31, 2015 - 4 comments

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 on May 22, 2015 - 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 on May 22, 2015 - 9 comments

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 on May 15, 2015 - 6 comments

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 on Apr 24, 2015 - 9 comments

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 on Apr 20, 2015 - 2 comments

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 on Apr 17, 2015 - 2 comments

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 on Apr 10, 2015 - 10 comments

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 on Apr 9, 2015 - 5 comments

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 on Apr 2, 2015 - 4 comments

Movie: Housebound

Kylie Bucknell is forced to return to the house she grew up in when the court places her on home detention. However, when she too becomes privy to unsettling whispers & strange bumps in the night, she begins to wonder whether she's inherited her overactive imagination, or if the house is in fact possessed by a hostile spirit who's less than happy about the new living arrangement. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Mar 27, 2015 - 7 comments

MeFi Horror Club: Housebound (2014)

The pick for March 27th will be Housebound. A surly bank robber is sentenced to house arrest at her parents' home, and a malevolent spirit isn't any happier about it than she is. canistream.it listing [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Mar 20, 2015 - 3 comments

Movie: Friday the 13th Part 2

Friday the 13th Part 2 is a 1981 American horror film directed by Steve Miner. It is a direct sequel to Friday the 13th, picking up five years after that film's conclusion, where a new murderer stalks camp counselors at a nearby training camp. The film marks the first time Jason Voorhees is the antagonist. [more inside]
posted by Literaryhero on Mar 13, 2015 - 5 comments

MeFi Horror Club: Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)

Friday the 13th Part 2 is a 1981 American horror film directed by Steve Miner. It is a direct sequel to Friday the 13th, picking up five years after that film's conclusion, where a new murderer stalks camp counselors at a nearby training camp. The film marks the first time Jason Voorhees is the antagonist. [more inside]
posted by Literaryhero on Mar 5, 2015 - 2 comments

Movie: The Orphanage

The Orphanage is a Spanish language horror film produced by Guillermo Del Toro, and directed by Juan Antonio Bayona. It is the story of a woman returning to her childhood home—an orphanage—with her husband and adopted son, intending to reopen the facility. [more inside]
posted by GrumpyDan on Feb 27, 2015 - 9 comments

MeFi Horror Club: The Orphanage (2007)

The Orphanage is the story of a woman returning to her childhood home—an orphanage—with her husband and adopted son, intending to reopen the facility. Produced by mefi favorite Guillermo del Toro, The Orphanage is praised by critics for its spooky atmosphere, good acting, and emotional core. [more inside]
posted by GrumpyDan on Feb 20, 2015 - 5 comments

Movie: Friday the 13th (1980)

Friday the 13th is a 1980 American slasher film directed by Sean S. Cunningham and written by Victor Miller. The film concerns a group of teenagers who are murdered one by one while attempting to re-open an abandoned campground, and stars Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, Harry Crosby, Laurie Bartram, Kevin Bacon, Jeannine Taylor, Mark Nelson and Robbi Morgan. It is considered one of the first "true" slasher movies. [more inside]
posted by Literaryhero on Feb 13, 2015 - 8 comments

MeFi Horror Club: Friday the 13th (1980)

Friday the 13th is a 1980 American slasher film directed by Sean S. Cunningham and written by Victor Miller. The film concerns a group of teenagers who are murdered one by one while attempting to re-open an abandoned campground, and stars Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, Harry Crosby, Laurie Bartram, Kevin Bacon, Jeannine Taylor, Mark Nelson and Robbi Morgan. It is considered one of the first "true" slasher movies. [more inside]
posted by Literaryhero on Feb 9, 2015 - 2 comments

Friday the 13th Films

I mentioned back in August of last year that I would like to make a spin-off of the horror club that posts Friday the 13th movies on every Friday the 13th. Since this upcoming Friday falls on the 13th, I wanted to toss the idea into the ring again. [more inside]
posted by Literaryhero on Feb 7, 2015 - 7 comments

Movie: We Are What We Are

The Parkers, a reclusive family who follow ancient customs, find their secret existence threatened as a torrential downpour moves into their area, forcing daughters Iris and Rose to assume responsibilities beyond those of a typical family. [more inside]
posted by Kitteh on Jan 31, 2015 - 4 comments

MeFi Horror Club -- We Are What We Are (2013)

A reclusive family hides very dark secrets. [more inside]
posted by Kitteh on Jan 23, 2015 - 1 comment

Movie: House of the Devil

Sam, a college student desperate for money, accepts an unusual babysitting job. [more inside]
posted by Librarypt on Jan 17, 2015 - 14 comments

MeFi horror club: House of the Devil

House of the Devil is one of those movies that's better not to know anything about the plot beforehand. Released in 2009, it is made to look like a horror movie from the late 70s/early 80s, and pulls off this aesthetic remarkably well. At the same time it is just a great horror movie, extremely effective at slowly building suspense to a terrifying climax. House of the Devil is available for streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime. [more inside]
posted by Librarypt on Jan 9, 2015 - 8 comments

Movie: Triangle

The story revolves around the passengers of a yachting trip in the Atlantic Ocean who, when struck by mysterious weather conditions, jump to another ship only to experience greater havoc on the open seas. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 2, 2015 - 17 comments

MeFi Horror Club: Triangle

Long one of MeFi's favorite horror movies, Christopher Smith's 2009 film Triangle gets the MeFi Horror Club treatment. The extremely vague iMDb blurb for it says: "The story revolves around the passengers of a yachting trip in the Atlantic Ocean who, when struck by mysterious weather conditions, jump to another ship only to experience greater havoc on the open seas." That doesn't tell you much, but if you haven't actually seen it before, you'll have a better time going in as blind as you can. The film stars Melissa George and Liam Hemsworth. And is freaking amazing. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 29, 2014 - 9 comments

Movie: 100 Bloody Acres

This 2012 Australian horror comedy tells the story of two brothers who find a new and potent source of organic material for their blood and bone fertilizer business, and some teens who get caught up in their plans. Matt Zoller Seitz of rogerebert.com called it "the best low-budget horror comedy since Shaun of the Dead, and one of the most assured first features in ages." And it's on Watch Instantly! [more inside]
posted by showbiz_liz on Dec 19, 2014 - 5 comments

MeFi Horror Club: 100 Bloody Acres

LiteraryHero has done me the honor of tagging me for the next horror club pick! On Friday, December 19th, I'll post a discussion post for the 2012 Australian horror comedy 100 Bloody Acres, the story of two brothers who find a new and potent source of organic material for their blood and bone fertilizer business. Matt Zoller Seitz of rogerebert.com called it "the best low-budget horror comedy since Shaun of the Dead, and one of the most assured first features in ages." [more inside]
posted by showbiz_liz on Dec 13, 2014 - 2 comments

Movie: A Tale of Two Sisters

A 2003 South Korean psychological horror film written and directed by Kim Jee-woon. The film is inspired by a Joseon Dynasty folktale entitled "Janghwa Hongryeon jeon", which has been adapted to film several times. The plot focuses on two sisters who, after returning home from a psychiatric hospital, experience increasingly disturbing events involving both them and their stepmother. [more inside]
posted by Literaryhero on Dec 5, 2014 - 6 comments

MeFi Horror Club: A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)

The next pick for the MeFi Horror Club will be posted to Fanfare on Friday, December 5th. A Tale of Two Sisters (Hangul: 장화, 홍련; Janghwa, Hongryeon) is a 2003 South Korean psychological horror film written and directed by Kim Jee-woon. The film is inspired by a Joseon Dynasty folktale entitled "Janghwa Hongryeon jeon", which has been adapted to film several times. The plot focuses on two sisters who, after returning home from a psychiatric hospital, experience increasingly disturbing events involving both them and their stepmother. [more inside]
posted by Literaryhero on Nov 28, 2014 - 4 comments

Movie: V/H/S: Viral

A wraparound story about a mysterious ice cream truck rampaging through Los Angeles ties together three found-footage horror shorts by various writers/directors. [more inside]
posted by doctornecessiter on Nov 21, 2014 - 10 comments

Proposal for a new Horror Club model

OK, I think we have a plan for a new way to proceed with horror club that will: a) get more people involved; and b) make for minimal workload to keep it going indefinitely. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 18, 2014 - 12 comments

Horror Club 2.0 Brainstorming

So Horror Club, the very first MeFi movie club kind of petered out into nothing there. It can still work, but it maybe needs help. Let's brainstorm. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 12, 2014 - 11 comments

Movie: House of Wax

An associate burns down a wax museum with the owner inside, but he survives only to become vengeful and murderous. Vincent Price stars. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 17, 2014 - 4 comments

Movie: Ju-On

The original Japanese version of The Grudge, from 2002. A mysterious and vengeful spirit marks and pursues anybody who dares enter the house in which it resides.
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 15, 2014 - 4 comments

Movie: Bride of Frankenstein

Mary Shelley reveals the main characters of her novel survived: Dr. Frankenstein (goaded by an even madder scientist) builds his monster a mate. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 10, 2014 - 5 comments

MeFi Horror Club: #18 - Ju-On; #19 - VHS Viral

The next two picks in the MeFi horror club are Ju-On (The Grudge, the original 2002 version) and V/H/S Viral, which get a thread on the same day it is released via On Demand. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 10, 2014 - 10 comments

Movie: The Golem

In 16th-century Prague, a Jewish rabbi creates a giant creature from clay, called the Golem, and using sorcery, brings the creature to life in order to protect the Jews of Prague from persecution. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 8, 2014 - 2 comments

Movie: Ravenous

THE SPIRIT OF 99 VIEWING CLUB + HORROR CLUB: Things aren't what they seem at this remote outpost in the American West around the time of the Mexican-American war and a new hire suspects claims of cannibalism have root in fact. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Oct 7, 2014 - 18 comments

Movie: Dead Alive

A young man's mother is bitten by a Sumatran rat-monkey. She gets sick and dies, at which time she comes back to life, killing and eating dogs, nurses, friends, and neighbors. AKA Braindead [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 2, 2014 - 10 comments

MeFi Horror Club: October Bonus Picks!

In honor of Halloween, MeFi Horror Club is going to double up, with extra picks every Friday in October. By design, these picks will primarily be the kind of widely-seen movies that a hefty chunk of horror fans will have already seen. This will allow us to maybe lure in some people with big titles, cover some movies we'd normally skip for being too overexposed, and present the opportunity for people to comment on films they may know well enough they needn't rewatch them to join in. List after the jump... [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Sep 27, 2014 - 3 comments

MeFi Horror Club #16: Dead Alive (aka Brain Dead)

It pains me greatly to call something from 1992 a "retro" movie, but I couldn't call it "recent" with a straight face, so working within our parameters, it's "retro." [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Sep 25, 2014 - 6 comments

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