MeFi Horror Club #15: Monsters
September 19, 2014 6:33 AM - Subscribe

The pick for this coming Wednesday is a "crossover" pick. It's 2010's Monsters by Gareth Edwards (whose Godzilla remake hit screens this summer.)

Six years after Earth has suffered an alien invasion a cynical journalist agrees to escort a shaken American tourist through an infected zone in Mexico to the safety of the US border.
It's available for streaming on Netflix, as part of a paid monthly YouTube subscription (which is apparently a thing), for digital rental on iTunes, Google Play, YouTube, Vudu, and Sony Entertainment Network, and via a variety of digital purchase options.
posted by DirtyOldTown (7 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Next week's pick will be a "retro" pick. This one can be anything except a silent film, for the simple reason that we're going to have an October bonus pick that's a silent film a few days after and I don't want to double up on those right on top of each other.

There's been a lot of demand lately for Braindead/Dead Alive. That one is from 1992, which makes it 22 years old. Is that old enough we could consider it retro?
posted by DirtyOldTown at 6:55 AM on September 19, 2014

Is that old enough we could consider it retro?

Depends. Do we want to make me feel old?
posted by Hoopo at 9:09 AM on September 19, 2014 [2 favorites]

I use what I call the Toy Story divide. Everything made pre Toy Story is old and post Toy Story is modern. It isnt a perfect line to draw, but I generally think that post 1995 movies really were able to become unbound from reality with cgi and whatever else. So yeah, I will say 1992 is retro enough.
posted by Literaryhero at 11:49 PM on September 19, 2014

I went to see toy story in theatres while tripping on mushrooms and accidentally sat behind my high school principal, who I had to discuss the movie with the next morning when he called me to the office. Ugh, toy story is the scariest horror movie of all
posted by Hoopo at 9:35 PM on September 20, 2014 [3 favorites]

I definitely think Brain dead/dead alive is retro enough and I graduated from hs in 1993. I mean if you want seriously retro we could do Silver Bullet.
posted by miss-lapin at 3:53 PM on September 21, 2014

I think my brother settled this for me. "I know you don't want to feel old," he said, "But could you call a 22 year old movie 'recent'? If not, you have to let it be 'retro.'" I'll announce it tomorrow.

The Monsters post should be going up soon.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 1:09 PM on September 24, 2014 [1 favorite]

fwiw, I think there's a space between 'recent' and 'retro', and I think this time period fits in that space.
posted by isthmus at 1:26 PM on September 24, 2014

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