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October 26

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: I'm On My Own Path  Season 4, Episode 3

As Rebecca contemplates her feelings about her career, Paula is forced to deal with a big client.
posted by JimBennett at 9:08 PM - 13 comments

Podcast: Serial: S03 Episode 07: The Snowball Effect

"If you listen closely to the trash-talking, you start to get the message." Follow up on the cases of Jesse Nickerson, who feels he's continually harassed by police after winning a lawsuit against them, and Erimius Spencer, beaten by a cop subsequently fired for excessive force. [more inside]
posted by dnash at 6:29 PM - 7 comments

Podcast: Making Gay History: Magnus Hirschfeld

On the occasion of Magnus Hirschfeld's 150th birthday in May 2018, Eric Marcus traveled to Germany to find out more about this early champion of LGBTQ civil rights. A true story of a heroic doctor, forbidden romance, a global search for lost artifacts, and Nazis. [more inside]
posted by roger ackroyd at 2:48 PM - 1 comment

Movie: Tales of Halloween

Ten stories are woven together by their shared theme of Halloween night in an American suburb, where ghouls, imps, aliens and axe murderers appear for one night only to terrorize unsuspecting residents. With segments by Lucky McKee (The Woman), Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw II-IV), and Neil Marshall (The Descent), among others.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 7:30 AM - 2 comments

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Chapter One: October Country  Season 1, Episode 1

While Greendale readies for a Halloween eclipse, Sabrina faces a crucial decision and Harvey makes and unexpected declaration.
posted by lesser weasel at 7:02 AM - 20 comments

Movie: Juliet, Naked

Juliet, Naked is the story of Annie (the long-suffering girlfriend of Duncan) and her unlikely transatlantic romance with once revered, now faded, singer-songwriter, Tucker Crowe, who also happens to be the subject of Duncan's musical obsession.
posted by ellieBOA at 4:56 AM - 1 comment

October 25

The Good Place: The Ballad of Donkey Doug  Season 3, Episode 5

Michael and Tahani join Jason for a mission to Florida to help some people from Jason's past, while Janet creates a virtual reality simulation to help Chidi resolve a problem.
posted by fluffy battle kitten at 11:38 PM - 68 comments

American Horror Story: Traitor   Season 8, Episode 7

Cordelia enlists a secret weapon in an attempt to divine the warlocks' plan, and Zoe has a startling revelation.
posted by kittens for breakfast at 1:58 PM - 6 comments

Movie: Apostle

In 1905, a man travels to a remote island in search of his missing sister who has been kidnapped by a mysterious religious cult. Stars Dan Stevens (Legion) and Michael Sheen (Masters of Sex). Written and directed by Gareth Evans (The Raid: Redemption). A Netflix original. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 1:24 PM - 5 comments

Movie: Beyond the Gates

Two estranged brothers reunite at their missing father's video store to liquidate the property and sell off his assets. As they dig through the store, they find a VCR board game dubbed 'Beyond The Gates' that holds a connection to their father's disappearance and deadly consequences for anyone who plays it.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 1:16 PM - 5 comments

Book: Circe, by Madeline Miller

In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child--not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power--the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves. [more inside]
posted by roger ackroyd at 11:53 AM - 2 comments

Norsemen: Seasons 1 & 2, It's good to be the chieftain?  Season 1 (Full Season)

Waiting for the return of Game of Thrones? Missing the awkward comedy of The Office? Check out Norsemen on Netflix! [more inside]
posted by Hermeowne Grangepurr at 8:40 AM - 11 comments

Movie: XX

An anthology of four short horror films that are directed and written by women: "The Box," by Jovanka Vuckovic (former editor of Rue Morgue magazine); "Her Only Living Son" by Karyn Kusama (The Invitation, the upcoming Destroyer); "The Birthday Cake" by St. Vincent (aka rock musician Annie Clark); "Don't Fall" by Roxanne Benjamin (Southbound). [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 7:06 AM - 3 comments

Dancing Queen: Season 1 (full season)  Season 1 (Full Season)

"Justin Johnson has made a name for himself as drag artist Alyssa Edwards, rising to fame on "RuPaul's Drag Race." But when he's not on stage performing as Alyssa, he is an accomplished choreographer and dance teacher. This docuseries follows Justin in his hometown of Mesquite, Texas, at his highly competitive Beyond Belief Dance Company. It is there where he prepares young students for an intensely competitive season on the stage. The multihyphenate has a lot has on his plate, as he has to juggle his dance life, drag life, family life and love life." (Summary from Google)
posted by sperose at 6:45 AM - 6 comments

Podcast: My Brother, My Brother And Me: MBMBaM 430: Scare's Swamp Thing A-boo-t Scary

This is our Halloween episode, I guess? Travis kind of forced our hand a little bit, and we didn't realize that we will, in fact, have another episode up before Halloween. Basically, this whole episode is an accident. Enjoy! Suggested talking points: An Extremely Spooky Intro, Haunted House Guidance, Ghost Cement, Bone Drone, A Very Sexual Spirit, Creamed Corn Surprise, Halloween Shave, Scare Training, Secret Hogwarts, Crunchy Skeleton
posted by Tevin at 5:45 AM - 5 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: EEGAH  Rewatch   Season 5, Episode 6

Rewatch! A ridiculous film where an ageless giant living in the California desert, lured out by a teenage girl, finds her creepy father, her annoying boyfriend, bad rock n roll, and policeman's bullets. Eegah have bad day. We're continuing on the episodes picked out by online poll. Previously. [more inside]
posted by JHarris at 1:29 AM - 6 comments

October 24

The Walking Dead: Warning Signs  Season 9, Episode 3

Rick’s vision for the future is threatened by a mysterious disappearance that divides the work camp where the communities are building a bridge. [more inside]
posted by jimw at 1:47 PM - 3 comments

The Great British Bake Off: Pâtisserie  Season 9, Episode 9

Semi-final week: only three out of Briony, Kim-Joy, Rahul and Ruby can go through to the final. Firstly, our bakers must go in search of lost time the approval of Prue and Paul with madeleines, then they must attempt one of the most complicated technical challenges ever, the Torta Setteveli, before producing 12 each of three different types of pastries: choux pastry, pate sucree and puff pastry Mille-feuille. [more inside]
posted by Major Clanger at 11:49 AM - 30 comments

Movie: The Happy Prince

The untold story of the last days in the tragic times of Oscar Wilde, a person who observes his own failure with ironic distance and regards the difficulties that beset his life with detachment and humor. [more inside]
posted by larrybob at 11:45 AM - 1 comment

Movie: Tales from the Hood 2

Mr. Simms returns to tell more eerie, unsettling tales involving dolls, psychics, possession and ghosts. Rusty Cundieff (Fear of a Black Hat) finally gets the chance to make a followup to his 1995 horror/social satire anthology Tales from the Hood. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 8:56 AM - 4 comments

Movie: The Lodgers

1920, rural Ireland. Anglo-Irish twins Rachel and Edward share a strange existence in their crumbling family estate. Each night, the property becomes the domain of a sinister presence which enforces three rules upon the twins: they must be in bed by midnight; they may not permit an outsider past the threshold; and if one attempts to escape, the life of the other is placed in jeopardy. Rachel grows skeptical and begins to rebel, desperate to escape the oppression and misery of their captivity. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 8:45 AM - 4 comments

Movie: Errementari: The Blacksmith and the Devil

A visually rich, gothic re-telling of an old Basque folk tale about a young girl caught in the middle of a battle between a blacksmith and the Devil. Available streaming in the original Basque or dubbed on Netflix.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 7:53 AM - 7 comments

October 23

Black Lightning: The Book of Consequences: Chapter Three: Master Lowry  Season 2, Episode 3

Jefferson is forced to watch as all his good work is undone when his replacement arrives and begins implementing sweeping changes. Meanwhile, Anissa continues to play Robin Hood by stealing from one of the most powerful crime syndicates in Freeland. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 7:51 PM - 3 comments

The Flash: The Death of Vibe  Season 5, Episode 3

After Cicada's attack on the Flash, the team realizes they need to think outside the box to stop this dangerous new foe. Desperate to help her parents, Nora comes up with a plan that ultimately puts a member of Team Flash in danger. Meanwhile, Caitlin delves into her past. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 7:40 PM - 8 comments

Movie: Dig Two Graves

After 13-year-old Jacqueline "Jake" Mather loses her brother in a mysterious drowning accident, she is soon visited by three moonshiners who offer to bring him back to life, but at a grim cost. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 6:33 PM - 3 comments

Movie: A Dark Song

A determined young woman and a damaged occultist risk their lives and souls to perform a dangerous ritual that will grant them what they want. 91% on Rotten Tomatoes.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 6:21 PM - 7 comments

The Walking Dead: The Bridge  Season 9, Episode 2

The communities join forces to restore a bridge that will facilitate communication and trade. Someone is gravely injured at the construction site. [more inside]
posted by jimw at 3:52 PM - 7 comments

Special Event: MLB baseball World Series 2018

L.A. Dodgers vs. Boston Red Sox. Best-of-seven series starts tonight at 8pm eastern; come on in here to chatter, predict, and livewatch.
posted by LobsterMitten at 1:30 PM - 104 comments

Movie: Under the Shadow

As a mother and daughter struggle to cope with the terrors of the post-revolution, war torn Tehran of the 80s, a mysterious evil begins to haunt their home. A Farsi-language horror/drama currently streaming on US Netflix. 99% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 8:49 AM - 2 comments

October 22

Movie: Witchboard

Playing around with a Ouija board, a trio of friends succeeds in contacting the spirit of a young boy. Trouble begins when the evil spirit, Malfeitor, takes over one of their bodies. [more inside]
posted by infinitewindow at 8:42 PM - 4 comments

Movie: Wings of Desire (1987)

Two angels, Damiel and Cassiel, glide through the streets of Berlin, observing the bustling population, providing invisible rays of hope to the distressed but never interacting with them. When Damiel falls in love with lonely trapeze artist Marion, the angel longs to experience life in the physical world, and finds -- with some words of wisdom from actor Peter Falk -- that it might be possible for him to take human form. [more inside]
posted by praemunire at 8:17 PM - 8 comments

Legends of Tomorrow: The Virgin Gary  Season 4, Episode 1

In the Season 4 premiere, the Legends find themselves in unfamiliar territory with the Time Bureau after defeating Mallus and eliminating the final anachronism from time. All that changes when Constantine informs Sara of a new magical threat that leads the team to Woodstock. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 7:53 PM - 23 comments

Arrow: The Longbow Hunters  Season 7, Episode 2

In order to track down Diaz from inside prison, Oliver has to align with an old enemy. Meanwhile, in Star City, Felicity's attempts to root out Diaz are thwarted by Diggle, whose allegiance to ARGUS takes priority. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 7:46 PM - 8 comments

Bob's Burgers: Nightmare on Ocean Avenue Street  Season 9, Episode 4

The Belcher kids set out to find the culprit who's snatching everyone's candy bags on Halloween night; Teddy gets carried away when he decorates the restaurant to compete with another handyman on the street.
posted by tobascodagama at 3:44 PM - 10 comments

Star Wars Resistance: Fuel for the Fire  Season 1, Episode 3

Frustrated with the role of mechanic in Yeager's garage, Kaz seeks a quiet contemplation at Aunt Z's where he encounters a trio of young Colossus residents steeped in the racing life of the fueling platform. Unbeknownst to Kaz, their leader, Jace Ruckling (voiced by Elijah Wood) has ulterior motives other than simple friendship. [more inside]
posted by Atreides at 7:16 AM - 0 comments

Movie: Before I Wake

About an orphaned child whose dreams - and nightmares - manifest physically as he sleeps. From Mike Flanagan, the writer/director of The Haunting of Hill House.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 7:11 AM - 5 comments

Movie: Ouija: Origin of Evil

In 1965 Los Angeles, a widowed mother and her two daughters add a new stunt to bolster their seance scam business and unwittingly invite authentic evil into their home. When the youngest daughter is overtaken by the merciless spirit, this small family confronts unthinkable fears to save her and send her possessor back to the other side. Mike Flanagan (The Haunting of Hill House) defies the odds by turning in an amazingly solid prequel to the amazingly crappy Ouija (2014). [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 7:07 AM - 4 comments

Movie: Hush

A deaf woman is stalked by a psychotic killer in her secluded home. Co-written by Mike Flanagan (The Haunting of Hill House) and Kate Siegel (who plays Theo on THoHH). Directed by Flanagan and starring Siegel. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 6:49 AM - 5 comments

Movie: Oculus

A woman tries to exonerate her brother's murder conviction by proving that the crime was committed by a supernatural phenomenon. From Mike Flanagan, the writer/director of The Haunting of Hill House. Stars Karen Gillan and Katee Sackhoff. An expansion of Flanagan's short film Oculus: Chapter Three, The Man with the Plan.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 6:38 AM - 5 comments

Movie: Absentia

Tricia's husband Daniel has been missing for seven years and pressure mounts to declare him "dead in absentia." As Tricia tries to move on with her life, her sister Callie finds that an ominous tunnel near the house is linked to other mysterious disappearances and Daniel's presumed death might be anything but "natural." From writer/director Mike Flanagan (The Haunting of Hill House).
posted by DirtyOldTown at 6:31 AM - 4 comments

Podcast: Hello from the Magic Tavern: Season 2, Ep 82 - Chunt for Red October 4: Rainbow Squish

It's time for Chunt's annual blood drive for lazy vampires, Chunt for Red October. This year he has two mummies along to help. here! [more inside]
posted by FallowKing at 12:46 AM - 0 comments

October 21

Star Trek: Enterprise: Silent Enemy  Season 1, Episode 12

Enterprise falls victim to a random encounter. [more inside]
posted by mordax at 9:22 PM - 8 comments

The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell: Season One: Puppets and Monsters and Cookies, Oh My!  Season 1 (Full Season)

How in the world did an Instagram baking star with a flair for the grotesque land a homemaking show on the biggest streaming service? Curious Creations is a weird combination of puppets (via Henson Alternative), gory-gothic humor, and cooking how-to (with a few craft projects as well), all stemming from the creepy vibe of the title character. [more inside]
posted by Etrigan at 7:25 PM - 21 comments

Movie: Hold the Dark

In the grim Alaskan winter, a naturalist hunts for wolves blamed for killing a local boy, but he soon finds himself swept into a chilling mystery. [more inside]
posted by Existential Dread at 5:57 PM - 3 comments

The Walking Dead: A New Beginning  Books Included   Season 9, Episode 1

Rick and his group make a risky run into Washington, D.C. to search for artifacts they will need to build the civilization he and Carl envisioned. [more inside]
posted by jimw at 3:08 PM - 7 comments

Doctor Who: Rosa  Season 11, Episode 3

Montgomery, Alabama, 1955. The Doctor and her friends find themselves in the Deep South of America. As they encounter a seamstress by the name of Rosa Parks, they begin to wonder whether someone is attempting to change history. [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 12:00 PM - 101 comments

Daredevil: Daredevil Full Season 3  Season 3 (Full Season)

A blind lawyer by day, vigilante by night. Matt Murdock fights the crime of New York as Daredevil. (Full season discussion) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 9:36 AM - 39 comments

Supernatural: Gods and Monsters  Season 14, Episode 2

Sam finds a clue to Dean's whereabouts; Castiel imparts some sage advice to Jack, who, still desperate to belong, looks for a familial connection. [more inside]
posted by litera scripta manet at 8:30 AM - 8 comments

Movie: The Wife

A woman questions her life choices as she travels to Stockholm with her husband, where he is slated to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature.
posted by ellieBOA at 7:05 AM - 2 comments

October 20

Movie: Être et avoir

A documentary portrait of a one-room school in rural France, where the students (ranging in age from 4 to 11) are educated by a single dedicated teacher. [more inside]
posted by Ten Cold Hot Dogs at 10:50 PM - 2 comments

Movie: Platoon

A young soldier in Vietnam faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man. [more inside]
posted by Ten Cold Hot Dogs at 3:42 PM - 1 comment

Babylon 5: Exogenesis  Season 3, Episode 7

Ivanova seeks to discover if Lieutenant Corwin is suitable to join the Conspiracy of Light. Franklin and Marcus discover something strange happening with the Lurkers... "Word is, something screwy's happening back home." "This is not exactly a revelation." [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet at 2:35 PM - 4 comments

Movie: True Grit

A stubborn teenager enlists the help of a tough U.S. Marshal to track down her father's murderer. [more inside]
posted by Ten Cold Hot Dogs at 1:22 PM - 8 comments

Book: Educated

An unforgettable memoir about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University. [Trigger Warning: Descriptions of physical and emotional abuse in the book and in links below the fold] [more inside]
posted by jcreigh at 12:19 PM - 4 comments

Movie: The Kindergarten Teacher

A kindergarten teacher in New York becomes obsessed with one of her students who she believes is a child prodigy.
posted by ellieBOA at 10:16 AM - 4 comments

Babylon Berlin: Episode 1  Season 1, Episode 1

Gereon Rath is the enigmatic new inspector who joins Berlin’s vice squad. He is a First World War veteran from Cologne, but appears to be entangled in the capital’s criminal underworld. Episode one’s opening scenes show flashes of Rath’s life both past and future: cavorting in nightclubs, fighting on the front lines, drowning underwater. In present-day Berlin, he is charged with closing down a pornographic film set with his chief inspector, Wolter – a gruff, untrusting man. Guardian Wikipedia Rotten Tomatoes 100% IMDB 8.4 On Netflix in US, CA and AU.
posted by jouke at 10:15 AM - 6 comments

Movie: An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn

Lulu Danger's unsatisfying marriage takes a turn for the worse when a mysterious man from her past comes to town to perform an event called "An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn; For One Magical Night Only."
posted by ellieBOA at 7:00 AM - 1 comment

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: I Am Ashamed  Season 4, Episode 2

Rebecca convinces Paula, Heather and Valencia to participate in a séance after making a spooky discovery; Darryl takes his parenting duties to an extreme; Nathaniel is determined to prove to his father that he can run the law firm.
posted by JimBennett at 12:20 AM - 9 comments

October 19

Daredevil: Resurrection  Season 3, Episode 1

Shattered physically and spiritually, Matt rethinks his purpose and place in Hell's Kitchen. Meanwhile, Fisk puts a plan in motion from behind bars. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 6:36 PM - 14 comments

October 18

American Horror Story: Return to Murder House   Season 8, Episode 6

Madison and Behold move into Murder House to learn the truth about Michael Langdon.
posted by kittens for breakfast at 7:07 PM - 8 comments