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Movie: Rebecca

A young woman (Joan Fontaine) marries a fascinating widower (Laurence Olivier) only to find out that she must live in the shadow of his former wife, Rebecca, who died mysteriously several years earlier. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 23, 2023 - 8 comments

The Rig: The Rig  Season 1, Ep 0

A group of workers on a remote Scottish oil rig are due to return to the mainland when a mysterious fog enshrouds them and supernatural forces take hold. [more inside]
posted by porpoise on Jan 14, 2023 - 5 comments

Book: The Devil and the Dark Water

A murder on the high seas. A remarkable detective duo. A demon who may or may not exist. It's 1634 and Samuel Pipps, the world's greatest detective, is being transported to Amsterdam to be executed for a crime he may, or may not, have committed. Travelling with him is his loyal bodyguard, Arent Hayes, who is determined to prove his friend innocent. [more inside]
posted by quatsch on Jan 12, 2023 - 5 comments

Movie: The Pale Blue Eye

A world-weary detective is hired to investigate the murder of a West Point cadet. Stymied by the cadets' code of silence, he enlists one of their own to help unravel the case - a young man the world would come to know as Edgar Allan Poe.
posted by Omon Ra on Jan 11, 2023 - 4 comments

Movie: Wolfen

[TRAILER] New York City police investigator Dewey Wilson (Albert Finney) is trying to solve a series of grisly deaths in which the victims have seemingly been maimed by feral animals. He teams up with expert criminologist Rebecca Neff (Diane Venora), and together they stumble upon a band of inner-city Native Americans, led by the streetwise Eddie Holt (Edward James Olmos), who warns Wilson and Neff about a wolf-like, mythical creature that could offer a shocking solution to this disturbing case. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 4, 2023 - 6 comments

Movie: Missing

Original title: Sagasu. Depressed and in debt, Santoshi (Jirô Satô) tells his young teen daughter Kaede (Aoi Itô) that he's going to find an infamous serial killer and collect a reward. However, when Santoshi disappears without a trace, she starts to fear the worst and begins searching for him. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 4, 2023 - 1 comment

Movie: Angel Heart

A private investigator is hired by a man who calls himself Louis Cyphre to track down a singer named Johnny Favorite. But the investigation takes an unexpected and somber turn. Trailer. [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on Dec 18, 2022 - 20 comments

Movie: Oldboy

Obsessed with vengeance, a man sets out to find the person who kidnapped him and kept him in solitary confinement for twenty years. [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on Dec 18, 2022 - 12 comments

Movie: Oldboy

(Original title: Oldeuboi) After being kidnapped and imprisoned for fifteen years, Oh Dae-Su is released, only to find that he must find his captor in five days. [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on Dec 18, 2022 - 8 comments

Movie: The Police Are Blundering in the Dark

During an outbreak of violent murders in the area targeting young women, a journalist searching for a female friend gone missing ends up in a villa owned by an eccentric photographer. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 16, 2022 - 0 comments

Movie: Le retour de Martin Guerre / The Return of Martin Guerre

In medieval France, some villagers challenge a man's claim of identity when he (as he says) returns home from some time in the army. Trailer [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on Dec 13, 2022 - 1 comment

Three Pines: The Crulest Month, episodes 3 and 4  Season 1, Ep 4

Gamache returns to investigate the disappearance of a popular resident but it soon becomes a murder case. [more inside]
posted by bq on Dec 11, 2022 - 7 comments

Movie: History of the Occult

[TRAILER] Sixty Minutes Before Midnight, Argentina's most watched investigative journalism program is being taken off the air. The staff attempts to go out in a blaze of glory, exposing a conspiracy and linking the government to a obscure secret society. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 8, 2022 - 8 comments

Movie: Ichi the Killer

As sadomasochistic yakuza enforcer Kakihara searches for his missing boss he comes across Ichi, a repressed and psychotic killer who may be able to inflict levels of pain that Kakihara has only dreamed of achieving. Trailer [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on Dec 7, 2022 - 16 comments

Movie: Where the Crawdads Sing

Abandoned by her family, Kya (Daisy Edgar-Jones) raises herself all alone in the marshes outside of her small town. When a local man is found dead near her home, Kya is instantly branded by the local townspeople and law enforcement as the prime suspect for his murder. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 5, 2022 - 10 comments

Movie: Satan's Slaves: Communion

[TRAILER] Four years ago, Rini’s dead mother returned and wreaked havoc. Now, she lives with her surviving family in a crowded cheap apartment, thinking it safer. But when a heavy storm hits, an unseen menace creeps in and Rini suddenly finds herself in a life and death struggle to save her family and get out of the building alive. Indonesian auteur Joko Anwar returns with a sequel to his acclaimed 2017 horror film. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 2, 2022 - 2 comments

Movie: Satan's Slaves

[TRAILER] After the death of Rini's mother, something is disturbing her family. When a famous singer dies from a mysterious illness, her family feels her presence linger, and a horrifying saga begins. Rini and her siblings care for their sick mother in the countryside, but after the matriarch passes away, evil entities terrorize and even possess the family. To protect her little brothers, Rini traces back the roots of the evil and learns the horrifying truth. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 2, 2022 - 3 comments

Movie: Z

A family finds themselves terrorized by their eight-year-old son's imaginary friend. Trailer. [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on Nov 28, 2022 - 1 comment

Movie: Z

The public murder of a prominent politician and doctor amid a violent demonstration is covered up by military and government officials. A tenacious magistrate is determined not to let them get away with it. Trailer. [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on Nov 28, 2022 - 2 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: Curtain: Poirot's Last Case  Season 13, Ep 5

An ailing Poirot and his old friend Captain Hastings travel to Styles, the location of their first mystery almost three decades earlier, to try to stop a serial killer from continuing their spree.
posted by Carillon on Nov 23, 2022 - 3 comments

Magpie Murders: Magpie Murders (all episodes)  Season 1, Ep 0

Alan Conway is the best-selling (if difficult) author of the Atticus Pünd mystery novels. But when the manuscript for his latest book is delivered to his publishers missing the last chapter, and then Conway mysteriously turns up dead, his editor Susan Ryeland must solve both mysteries. [more inside]
posted by Ben Trismegistus on Nov 21, 2022 - 11 comments

1899: The Boy  Season 1, Ep 2

The captain experiences unexplainable flashbacks. A strange man follows Maura to her cabin where a boy is hiding. A bug leads to a tragedy on deck. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Nov 19, 2022 - 10 comments

Movie: The Wonder

The Irish Midlands, 1862 -- a young girl stops eating but remains miraculously alive and well. English nurse Lib Wright is brought to a tiny village to observe eleven-year old Anna O'Donnell. Tourists and pilgrims mass to witness the girl who is said to have survived without food for months. Is the village harboring a saint 'surviving on manna from heaven' or are there more ominous motives at work? [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 18, 2022 - 5 comments

1899: The Ship  Season 1, Ep 1

Maura helps a pregnant woman. The captain makes a brave decision after receiving a message from a lost ship--and discovers something mind-bending. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Nov 17, 2022 - 13 comments

Movie: Last Looks

Charlie Waldo is an ex-LAPD superstar who left the force and now lives a life of simplicity and solitude deep in the woods. Alistair Pinch is an eccentric actor who spends his days drunk on the set of his TV show. When Pinch's wife is found dead, he is the prime suspect and Waldo is convinced to come out of retirement to investigate what happened. The case finds Waldo contending with gangsters, Hollywood executives and pre-school teachers, all in pursuit of clearing Pinch's name... or confirming his guilt. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 17, 2022 - 2 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: The Labours of Hercules  Season 13, Ep 4

Poirot's pursuit of an infamous art thief leads him to a snowbound hotel in the Swiss Alps, where he is met with a plethora of mysteries and the reappearance of a familiar face from the past. [more inside]
posted by Carillon on Nov 16, 2022 - 4 comments

Movie: Cruising

A psychopath is scouring New York City gay clubs and viciously slaying homosexuals. Detective Steve Burns (Al Pacino) is ordered to don leather attire, hang at the city's S&M joints and keep an eye out for the killer. But as Steve becomes immersed in club hopping, he begins to identify with the subculture more than he expected. Meanwhile, Steve behaves distantly around his girlfriend, Nancy (Karen Allen), the police force's homophobia becomes apparent and the killer remains at large. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 16, 2022 - 3 comments

Movie: The Minute You Wake Up Dead

A stockbroker in a small southern town who gets involved in an insurance scam with a next-door neighbor that leads to multiple murders. Recipient of a rare golden sombrero from Rotten Tomatoes with exactly zero positive reviews. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 12, 2022 - 7 comments

Movie: The Vanishing

[TRAILER] Rex (Gene Bervoets) and Saskia (Johanna Ter Steege) are enjoying a biking holiday in France when, stopping at a gas station, Saskia disappears. Confounded, Rex searches everywhere, but to no avail. Three years later, he's still obsessed with finding her, pleading his case on television, putting up posters and ruining his new relationship in the process. Eventually an unassuming chemistry teacher, Raymond (Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu), approaches Rex, intimating that he knows what happened. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 11, 2022 - 10 comments

Movie: We Have Always Lived in the Castle

We Have Always Lived in the Castle is a 2018 American mystery thriller film directed by Stacie Passon, written by Mark Kruger, and starring Taissa Farmiga, Alexandra Daddario, Crispin Glover, and Sebastian Stan. It was based on the 1962 novel of the same name by Shirley Jackson. [more inside]
posted by winesong on Nov 10, 2022 - 3 comments

Movie: Tell No One

A man receives a mysterious e-mail appearing to be from his wife, who was murdered years earlier. As he frantically tries to find out whether she's somehow alive, he finds himself being implicated in her death. [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on Nov 10, 2022 - 1 comment

Agatha Christie's Poirot: Dead Man's Folly  Season 13, Ep 3

Hired to provide the centrepiece amusement of a Devonshire summer fête, a twisty-turny `murder hunt', novelist Ariadne Oliver becomes convinced that she is being manipulated, that her plans are providing the cover for a very grave crime indeed. Unable to navigate the web of deceit and treachery spun by the locals, she calls to her side the only man in the world who can discern the truth of the matter: Hercule Poirot.
posted by Carillon on Nov 9, 2022 - 2 comments

The Watcher: Complete Series  Season 1, Ep 0

A family moves into their dream home, only to be plagued by ominous letters, strange neighbors and sinister threats. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 2, 2022 - 12 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: The Big Four  Season 13, Ep 2

With the world on the brink of the Second World War, there is more political turmoil when it appears that the famous Peace Party is in fact a cover for the war-mongering organisation Big Four. This complex investigation reunites Poirot with his old friend Japp, as they investigate a case marked by deception, disappearances and death.
posted by Carillon on Nov 2, 2022 - 3 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: Elephants Can Remember  Season 13, Ep 1

After the murder of an elderly psychiatrist, Poirot finds himself crossing cases with his old friend, the crime writer Ariadne Oliver. They both delve into the past to uncover the truth behind two mysterious deaths years ago which are inspiring the vengeful present-day killer whom Poirot is hunting.
posted by Carillon on Oct 26, 2022 - 3 comments

Miss Scarlet and the Duke: Season 2  Season 2, Ep 0

The continuing adventures of Eliza Scarlet, woman detective, and her old friend William "Duke" Wellington, Detective Inspector of Scotland Yard. [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa on Oct 23, 2022 - 2 comments

Movie: God Told Me To

A cop investigates a string of murders committed by strangers who claim “God” told them to kill. But are the killers actually talking about the heavenly father? Or is someone pulling their strings? If Det. Nicholas (Tony Lo Bianco) really wants to know, he’ll have to descend into a netherworld of deranged faith and confront his own connection to a homicidal messiah with a perverse plan for the soul of mankind. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 21, 2022 - 5 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: The Clocks  Season 12, Ep 4

Poirot arrives in Dover to help Lieutenant Colin Race determine if Sheila Webb is responsible for the murder of a middle-aged man found stabbed at 19 Wilbraham Crescent. Could there be a connection with the recent discovery of a German mole within the Navy?
posted by Carillon on Oct 19, 2022 - 2 comments

Movie: Inception

Cobb, a skilled thief who commits corporate espionage by infiltrating the subconscious of his targets is offered a chance to regain his old life as payment for a task considered to be impossible: "inception", the implantation of another person's idea into a target's subconscious. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 17, 2022 - 24 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: Murder on the Orient Express  Season 12, Ep 3

Poirot tries to discover who killed a suspicious American businessman on the Orient Express, after the train becomes stranded due to a blizzard in the mountains of Serbia.
posted by Carillon on Oct 12, 2022 - 1 comment

Agatha Christie's Poirot: Hallowe'en Party  Season 12, Ep 2

Novelist Ariadne Oliver attends a Hallowe'en party in Woodleigh Common and hears young Joyce Reynolds boast of having witnessed a murder years before. When the girl is discovered drowned in an apple-bobbing bucket later that evening, Ariadne calls on her old friend Hercule Poirot to investigate. The Belgian sleuth soon uncovers a series of mysterious deaths in the village - any of which Joyce could have seen.
posted by Carillon on Oct 5, 2022 - 2 comments

Movie: Mad Detective

Inspector Ho seeks the help of the notorious, erratic Inspector Bun to investigate several murders committed with a missing cop's gun. [more inside]
posted by fleacircus on Sep 29, 2022 - 1 comment

Little Women: Little Women (2022)  Season 1, Ep 0

This is a loose retelling of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women, set in modern day South Korea and wrapped in a murder-mystery-thriller. 12 episodes; episodes drop Saturday and Sunday on Netflix; Sep 3 through Oct 9, 2022. Director: Kim Hee Won (Vincenzo); Screenwriter: Jung Seo Kyung (Handmaiden, Mother). [more inside]
posted by kbar1 on Sep 28, 2022 - 8 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: Three Act Tragedy  Season 12, Ep 1

Poirot is attending his friend Sir Charles Cartwright's dinner party when one of the guests chokes to death on a cocktail, this leads Poirot to promptly investigate this natural-looking, yet strange death.
posted by Carillon on Sep 28, 2022 - 1 comment

Movie: The Outfit

Aging master tailor Leonard (Mark Rylance) must outwit a dangerous group of mobsters in order to survive a fateful night. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Sep 26, 2022 - 14 comments

Movie: Confess, Fletch

After 33 years, Fletch gets a reboot, now 100% less Chevy Chase. Jon Hamm takes on the lead role with support from Roy Wood, Jr., Kyle MacLachlan, Marcia Gay Harden and John Slattery. Directed by Greg Mottola (Superbad). [more inside]
posted by wabbittwax on Sep 19, 2022 - 15 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: Appointment with Death  Season 11, Ep 4

The wealthy wife of an eccentric British aristocrat is found murdered while with her family on an archaeological hunt in Syria. A holidaying Poirot is soon drawn into the mystery, and discovers that there is no shortage of suspects, from the dead woman's family to an unusual party of travellers which includes a witty psychiatrist, a beautiful doctor and an unconventional travel writer.
posted by Carillon on Sep 14, 2022 - 4 comments

Movie: Dead Again

In 1949 composer Roman Strauss is executed for viciously murdering his wife Margaret with a pair of scissors. In 1990s Los Angeles a mute and traumatized amnesiac woman shows up at an orphanage, and when private investigator Mike Church, who grew up at the orphanage, is called in help, both he and the woman discover that they have a strange connection to the Strausses. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Sep 10, 2022 - 10 comments

Columbo: Fade in to Murder  Season 6, Ep 1

Columbo investigates the death of a TV producer and immediately gets the attention of actor and murderer Ward Fowler (William Shatner), who plays a detective on TV. Fowler immediately sees through Columbo's aw-shucks act ("Why don't we stop pretending that I'm brilliant and you're simple for one moment?") and is among the least visibly rattled of Columbo's opponents. Episode is currently free to stream in the US via Amazon's Freevee (formerly IMDbTV), as is Columbo in general.
posted by brainwane on Sep 9, 2022 - 2 comments

Return of the Obra Dinn

Return of the Obra Dinn is a first-person mystery adventure based on exploration and logical deduction. [more inside]
posted by happyfrog on Sep 8, 2022 - 2 comments

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