A husband with a bad track record tries to renovate a dilapidated old Victorian home for his growing family, only to learn that the house has other plans. [more inside]
Rewatch! Evil Dr. Krupp, aka "The Bat" continues his plans to steal a treasure from the body of an Aztec mummy. This time he builds a robot to do it for him, which, why? Sell the robot, get more money than the treasure is worth! No matter. He's opposed by the virtuous Dr. Almada and the mummy, Popoca, itself. Also riffed is the first part of Commando Cody serial Radar Men From The Moon. Previously
This "historically engaging and pressingly relevant" biography establishes Shirley Jackson as a towering figure in American literature and revives the life and work of a neglected master. Still known to millions primarily as the author of "The Lottery", Shirley Jackson (1916-1965) has been curiously absent from the mainstream American literary canon. A genius of literary suspense and psychological horror, Jackson plumbed the cultural anxiety of post-war American more deeply than anyone. [more inside]
Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE CRAWLING EYE Rewatch Season 1, Ep 1
Rewatch! Ambulatory eyeballs with tentacles descend from space and menace the inhabitants of a mountain town. It's the first cable episode again, and as before, it's kind of a tough row to hoe. Previously [more inside]
This film tells the story of the German serial killer Fritz Honka who murdered four women between 1970 and 1975 and hid the parts of dead bodies in his apartment. [more inside]
Locke & Key: Season 1 Books Included Season 1, Ep 0
A family in need of a fresh start. A mysterious old manor. With the turn of a key, they'll open doors to a magical--and dangerous--new world. (Netflix, IDW comics adaptation) [more inside]
Locke & Key: Welcome to Matheson Show Only Season 1, Ep 1
After the Lockes move into Keyhouse, Bode makes a new acquaintance--and a startling discovery. Tyler and Kinsey try to start over at a new high school. (Netflix original, IDW comic book adaptation) [more inside]
The Ghost Bride: All Episodes Season 1, Ep 0
Set in 1890's Colonial Malacca, a Malaysian Chinese woman accepts a marriage proposal from a wealthy family to be the "ghost bride" to their deceased son - an opportunity that would save her family from a lifetime of debt, but require her to spend the rest of her days haunted by a ghostly spouse. Desperate to escape the situation, she soon finds herself wrapped up in a murder mystery and embroiled in otherworldly affairs far bigger than she could have imagined. [more inside]
A retelling of the classic fairytale. A sister and brother leave their home in search of food and security and find a great evil lurking in the woods.
Ares: Ares Season 1, Ep 0
Rosa Steenwijk, a biracial first-year medical student in Amsterdam, discovers her best friend is in a mysterious "student group." [more inside]
Castle Rock: Season Two Season 2, Ep 0
Season two of Hulu's horror anthology building on characters and settings created by Stephen King. A feud between warring clans comes to a boil when nurse and budding psychopath Annie Wilkes (Lizzy Caplan) gets waylaid in Castle Rock.
Dracula: Dracula (2020) Books Included Season 1, Ep 0
Moffat & Gatiss return with a three-part "adaptation" of Dracula on BBC One and Netflix. [more inside]
When a mysterious Signal triggers an event that sparks the end of the world, Aubrey Parker is trapped in her dead best friend's apartment, with a single cassette tape labelled "THIS MIXTAPE WILL SAVE THE WORLD."
A hiker's survival skills is put to the test when he stumbles upon the remains of an old abandoned camp and discovers its long dark secrets. This is part 10 of the Friday the 13th on Friday the 13th movie club. [more inside]
It has only been a few months since the last Friday the 13th, but we have one coming up at the end of this week. Jason X is the next movie up in the slow burn Friday the 13th movie club, but it has already been posted so I will post the fan movie Never Hike Alone (Available in its entirety on Youtube) in its stead. [more inside]
Finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction “[These stories] vibrate with originality, queerness, sensuality and the strange.”―Roxane Gay “In these formally brilliant and emotionally charged tales, Machado gives literal shape to women’s memories and hunger and desire. I couldn’t put it down.”―Karen Russell In Her Body and Other Parties, Carmen Maria Machado blithely demolishes the arbitrary borders between psychological realism and science fiction, comedy and horror, fantasy and...
After having narrowly escaped an attempt on his life at the hands of a psychopath, detective inspector Takakura quits active service in the police force and takes up a position as a university lecturer in criminal psychology. He can't quite leave his old work behind, and something about the neighborhood seems... off. Directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa (Cure, Pulse/Kairo). [more inside]
A man returns to the site of his childhood home where, years before, he knew a girl named Lettie Hempstock who showed him the most marvelous, dangerous, and outrageous things...
Bring It On, Ghost: Season 1 - all episodes Season 1, Ep 0
A college student with psychic abilities takes in an amnesiac ghost as his roommate -- who ends up helping him hunt down spooky spirits. (Netflix US, tvN Korea) [more inside]
American Horror Story: Final Girl Season 9, Ep 9
AHS 1984 concludes.
American Horror Story: The Lady in White Season 9, Ep 7
In which Brooke and Donna make a new friend, Montana finds an old friend, and two faces we haven't seen around these parts in a while make a welcome return, one of them in maybe the worst wig this show has ever produced (which is saying a lot, if we're being honest).
Mystery Science Theater 3000: MANOS: THE HANDS OF FATE Rewatch Season 4, Ep 24
Resuffer! For Halloween this year, we've moved an episode up an week. Spend All Hallow's Eve with us, Torgo and the gang! Previously. And we've got a whole bunch more Halloween stuff before and after at MST Club this week!
Columbus, Tallahasse, Wichita, and Little Rock move to the American heartland as they face off against evolved zombies, fellow survivors, and the growing pains of the snarky makeshift family. [more inside]
American Horror Story: Episode 100 Season 9, Ep 6
A Very Special Episode in which many random people are gruesomely murdered, Billy Idol is teased for a future appearance (seriously, do not let me down here), and a man is possessed by Satan after apparently stroking out on the toilet; so, actually, a Pretty Much Normal Episode of AHS.
Disturbing and mysterious things begin to happen to a bartender in New Orleans after he picks up a phone left behind at his bar. A Hulu original.
American Horror Story: Red Dawn Season 9, Ep 5
The massacre at Camp Redwood reaches a bloody apex as everybody goes spectacularly homicidal...-er. Good times!
American Horror Story: True Killers Season 9, Ep 4
Into the Dark: Uncanny Annie Season 2, Ep 1
On Halloween night, a group of college students get trapped in a mysterious board game that brings their darkest secrets and fears to life. [more inside]
American Horror Story: Slashdance Season 9, Ep 3
No one is what they seem! Chet falls in a hole. Ray is a dick.
Collected FF posts from the beloved annual list of "good or good-adjacent horror or horror-adjacent movies available for streaming on American Netflix for your falltimes enjoyment." As seen here on the blue. [more inside]
American Horror Story: Mr. Jingles Season 9, Ep 2
Mr. Jingles makes a bloody return to Camp Redwood, but he's not the only killer in the woods. Brooke shares a gruesome tale of her past with new friend Montana. A dark bargain is struck. [more inside]
American Horror Story: Camp Redwood Season 9, Ep 1
1984. A group of LA residents leave town to take summer jobs as counselors at Camp Redwood, apparently without ever having watched a Friday the 13th movie.
Serial killer Jason Voorhees' supernatural origins are revealed. [more inside]
Into the Dark: Pure Season 1, Ep 12
Two step sisters go to a "Purity Retreat" with their father [more inside]
Into the Dark: Culture Shock Season 1, Ep 10
A pregnant young Mexican woman seeks the American Dream. [more inside]
It has been about fifteen months, but finally the next Friday the 13th is right around the corner (and it is on a full moon, spooky!). We are up to the ninth movie in the franchise, Jason Goes to Hell. You can catch up with the previous 8 on our club page. [more inside]
Twenty-seven years after their first encounter with the terrifying Pennywise, the Losers Club have grown up and moved away, until a devastating phone call brings them back.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: SOULTAKER Rewatch Season 10, Ep 1
Rewatch! What awaits us after we die? If this movie is to be believed, we end up inside little rings such as the kind Sonic the Hedgehog collects, ferried back and forth through the afterlife by glorified deliverymen in black suits, overseen by the fearsomely-chinned Robert Z'Dar. A classic Season 10 episode, both for the ridiculous movie and for cameo appearances by both TV's Frank and Joel Hodgson, last seen in 624 and 512 respectively. Previously.
On Halloween night in 1968, three teenagers in the small town of Mill Valley, Pennsylvania—horror-obsessed amateur writer Stella and her friends Auggie and Chuck—play a prank on school bully Tommy Milner and evade him with the help of drifter Ramon. The group decides to explore a local haunted house which belonged to the Bellows family who helped found the town. Inside they find a secret room and a book of scary stories belonging to Sarah Bellows who is not in any family photographs. Are the scary stories tell about Sarah and her stories true? Based on the children's horror story collections of the same name. Produced and co-written by Guillermo del Toro. Directed by André Øvredal (Trollhunter).
A family's Christmas takes a strange turn when they awake to find themselves trapped inside and begin receiving mysterious instructions through the television.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: POD PEOPLE Rewatch Season 3, Ep 3
Rewatch! Deep in the northwestern woods somewhere is a house in which lives a lonely boy with way too many pets. His newest pet, however, is from a species with serious aggression problems. Oh also there are poachers in the woods. Oh and there's some singers in town who are vacationing in those same woods. It stinks! Pod People, shown early in Season 3, is a hugely iconic episode of MST3K, and "It stinks!" quickly became one of the shows many, many catchphrases. And I think we can all agree: the pet alien from this movie would make a better president than our current one. Previously.
Typewriter: Season One Season 1, Ep 0
A haunted house and a haunted book stir the imaginations of young wannabe ghost hunters.
Los Espookys: El sueño falso (The Fake Dream) Season 1, Ep 6
Andrés and Úrsula plan a fake dream to help a doctor's insomnia patient fall asleep; Renaldo's skills as a makeup artist are put to the test on Bianca's film set; Tati stumbles into a solution to her debt problem.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: PARTS: THE CLONUS HORROR Rewatch Season 8, Ep 11
Rewatch! Considering the political reality of the USA right now, this movie's almost charming with how the villain is an evil Senator's brother, who runs a farm for stupid 70s people, clones of "important" folk, you know, like senators, to serve as living sources of spare body parts. Especially hilarious is the pseudo-Orwellian culture of the farm, which is like a sinister community college. Previously
Los Espookys: El laboratorio alienígena (The Alien Lab) Season 1, Ep 5
A high-maintenance researcher tasks Los Espookys with creating alien lab subjects for her government presentation; Tico tries to reassure Bianca while Renaldo, Úrsula and Andrés have differing opinions on her latest screenplay.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: HOBGOBLINS Rewatch Season 9, Ep 7
Rewatch! Plush toys with the ability to make people's fantasies a reality encounter some teenagers with severe issues, and the result is supposed to be a comedy. You knew it was coming. Any list of the best MST episodes invariably covers most of the worst movies, meaning we're back here again, at the extremely 80s, extraordinarily tawdry film (in the sense of being an oily coating) known to those unfortunate enough to have experienced it as HOBGOBLINS. To watch it is to feel like your brain is floating in a tub of slime: enjoy! Previously
Los Espookys: El espejo maldito (The Cursed Mirror) Season 1, Ep 4
Los Espookys agree to help a U.S. ambassador fake her own abduction in exchange for the visas they need to work with legendary director Bianca Nova; Bianca turns to Tico to help her write her latest horror film.
A couple travels to Sweden to visit a rural hometown's fabled mid-summer festival. What begins as an idyllic retreat quickly devolves into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult. (IMDB)
Los Espookys: El monstruo marino (The Sea Monster) Season 1, Ep 3
After a longtime tourist attraction is compromised, the mayor of a seaside town is approached by Renaldo to create another; Tico eyes a fortuitous partnership after running into Renaldo's favorite director in Los Angeles. [more inside]
Danielle Cain is a queer punk rock traveller, jaded from a decade on the road. Searching for clues about her best friend’s mysterious and sudden suicide, she ventures to the squatter, utopian town of Freedom, Iowa. All is not well in Freedom, however: things went awry after the town’s residents summoned a protector spirit to serve as their judge and executioner. Danielle shows up in time to witness the spirit—a blood-red, three-antlered deer—begin to turn on its summoners. Danielle and her new friends have to act fast if they’re going to save the town—or get out alive.