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January 5

13 Ghosts

Reclusive Dr. Zorba has died and left his mansion to his nephew Cyrus and his family. They will need to search the house to find the doctor's fortune, but along with the property they have also inherited the occultist's collection of 13 ghosts. A film by William Castle. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 2:37 PM - 2 comments

House on Haunted Hill

Frederick Loren (Vincent Price) has invited five strangers to a party of a lifetime. He is offering each of them $10,000 if they can stay the night in a house. But the house is no ordinary house. This house has a reputation for murder. Frederick offers them each a gun for protection. They all arrived in a hearse and will either leave in it $10,000 richer or leave in it dead. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 10:38 AM - 9 comments

January 4

The Asphalt Jungle

A major heist goes off as planned, but then double crosses, bad luck and solid police work cause everything to unravel. [more inside]
posted by Carillon at 3:02 PM - 4 comments

January 3

The Tragedy of Macbeth

Macbeth, the Thane of Glamis, receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders his king and takes the throne for himself. Directed by Joel Cohen, starring Denzel Washington in the title role and Frances McDormand as the Lady.
posted by chrchr at 7:15 PM - 16 comments

Flesh for Frankenstein

A delectably gory and cynical social satire from acclaimed filmmaker Paul Morrissey, this film, disingenuously billed at the time as Andy Warhol's Frankenstein is among the most original and transgressive interpretations of Mary Shelley’s classic novel. With an exceptional cast, led by Udo Kier, in what might be his most iconic performance, Joe Dallesandro, Monique van Vooren, and Italian child star Nicoletta Elmi, and featuring a lush soundtrack by Claudio Gizzi (Blood for Dracula). Currently streaming in the US on Shudder in both 2D and 3D versions. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 2:22 PM - 3 comments

January 2

Witchfinder General

England, 1645. The cruel civil war between Royalists and Parliamentarians that is ravaging the country causes an era of chaos and legal arbitrariness that allows unscrupulous men to profit by exploiting the absurd superstitions of the peasants; like Matthew Hopkins, a monster disguised as a man who wanders from town to town offering his services as a witch hunter. Vincent Price stars in the seminal folk horror classic. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 10:28 AM - 8 comments

January 1

The Lost Daughter

A woman's beach vacation takes a dark turn when she begins to confront the troubles of her past. [more inside]
posted by Zonker at 5:31 PM - 5 comments

December 31, 2021

Spartacus

The slave Spartacus survives brutal training as a gladiator and leads a violent revolt against the decadent Roman Republic, as the ambitious Crassus seeks to gain power by crushing the uprising. [more inside]
posted by Carillon at 6:54 PM - 4 comments

The House on Sorority Row

After a seemingly innocent prank goes horribly wrong, a group of sorority sisters are stalked and murdered one by one in their sorority house while throwing a party to celebrate their graduation. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 10:17 AM - 1 comment

December 30, 2021

Pieces

A frustrated Boston detective searches for the maniac responsible for mutilating a number of university coeds. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 7:41 PM - 4 comments

The People Under the Stairs

When young Poindexter "Fool" Williams breaks into the creepy, immense old home of his family's greedy and uncaring landlords, he uncovers a disturbing scenario underneath the stairs. A 1991 horror comedy written and directed by Wes Craven. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 1:06 PM - 2 comments

The Feast

Set in the Welsh countryside, a politician and his wife are aided by a strange young woman when they hold a dinner party. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin at 6:44 AM - 1 comment

December 29, 2021

The Slumberparty Massacre

A female high school student's slumber party turns into a bloodbath, as a newly escaped psychotic serial killer wielding a power drill prowls her neighborhood. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 6:06 PM - 4 comments

From Here to Eternity

At a U.S. Army base in 1941 Hawaii, a private is cruelly punished for not boxing on his unit's team, while his commanding officer's wife and top aide begin a tentative affair. [more inside]
posted by Carillon at 1:54 AM - 5 comments

December 26, 2021

Ginger Snaps

The story of two outcast sisters, Ginger and Brigitte, in the mindless suburban town of Bailey Downs. On the night of Ginger's first period, she is savagely attacked by a wild creature. Ginger's wounds miraculously heal but something is not quite right. Now Brigitte must save her sister and save herself. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 2:09 PM - 8 comments

Farewell, My Lovely

Los Angeles private eye Philip Marlowe is hired by paroled convict Moose Malloy to find his girlfriend Velma, former seedy nightclub dancer. [more inside]
posted by Carillon at 10:40 AM - 2 comments

December 25, 2021

Don't Look Up

Two low-level astronomers must go on a giant media tour to warn mankind of an approaching comet that will destroy planet Earth. [more inside]
posted by jenfullmoon at 9:51 AM - 90 comments

December 23, 2021

Nightmare Alley

An ambitious young carny with a talent for manipulating people with a few well-chosen words hooks up with a female psychiatrist who is even more dangerous than he is. [more inside]
posted by chrchr at 11:49 PM - 6 comments

The Bird with the Crystal Plumage

An American writer living in Rome witnesses an attempted murder that is connected to an ongoing killing spree in the city, and conducts his own investigation despite himself and his girlfriend being targeted by the killer. The acclaimed directorial debut from Italian filmmaker Dario Argento. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 3:04 PM - 5 comments

Alice, Sweet Alice

Alice is a withdrawn 12-year-old who lives with her mother and her younger sister, Karen (a very young Brooke Shields), who gets most of the attention from her mother, leaving Alice out of the spotlight. When Karen is found brutally murdered in a church, suspicions start to turn toward Alice. But could a 12-year-old girl really be capable of such savagery? [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 8:15 AM - 2 comments

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