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Movie: The Stepford Wives

Joanna Eberhart has come to the quaint little town of Stepford, Connecticut with her family, but soon discovers there lies a sinister truth in the all too perfect behavior of the female residents. -- IMDb
posted by johnofjack on Jul 13, 2024 - 1 comment

Movie: Saw VI

[TRAILER] With Jigsaw still directing events from beyond the grave, a new heir to the killer's twisted legacy emerges. But as the FBI closes in, this new killer sets in motion a game that is designed to reveal Jigsaw's grand scheme. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jun 29, 2024 - 3 comments

Movie: Saw V

[TRAILER} Following the grisly demise of Jigsaw (Tobin Bell), Detective Mark Hoffman (Costas Mandylor) is commended as a hero, but Agent Strahm (Scott Patterson) is suspicious, and delves into Hoffman's past. Meanwhile, another group of people are put through a series of gruesome tests. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jun 28, 2024 - 4 comments

Movie: Saw IV

[TRAILER] During the autopsy of serial killer Jigsaw (Tobin Bell), a cassette tape is discovered in his stomach in which he warns that his gory games will continue. Sure enough, SWAT Lt. Daniel Rigg (Lyriq Bent) is forced to follow a blood-drenched trail of torture, dismemberment and death in order to find two missing colleagues. A pair of FBI profilers follow Riggs, suspecting he might be Jigsaw's accomplice, even as they unlock the puzzle of the killer's origins, seen in gruesome flashbacks. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jun 27, 2024 - 3 comments

Movie: Saw III

[TRAILER] Jigsaw (Tobin Bell) has disappeared. Along with his new apprentice, the puppet-master behind the cruel, intricate games that have terrified a community and baffled police has once again eluded capture and vanished. While city detective scrambles to locate him, Doctor Lynn Denlon (Bahar Soomekh) and Jeff Reinhart (Angus Macfadyen) are unaware that they are about to become the latest pawns on his vicious chessboard. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jun 26, 2024 - 2 comments

Movie: Imaginary

[TRAILER] When Jessica (DeWanda Wise) moves back into her childhood home with her family, her youngest stepdaughter Alice (Pyper Braun) develops an eerie attachment to a stuffed bear named Chauncey she finds in the basement. Alice starts playing games with Chauncey that begin playful and become increasingly sinister. As Alice's behavior becomes more and more concerning, Jessica intervenes only to realize Chauncey is much more than the stuffed toy bear she believed him to be. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Mar 12, 2024 - 5 comments

Book: Thus Was Adonis Murdered

Reduced to near penury by the iniquitous demands of the Inland Revenue, young barrister Julia Larwood spends the last of her savings on an Art Lovers holiday to Venice. She can't pay her taxes if she takes a vacation, but then again she can't pay her taxes if she doesn't take a vacation. Likewise, her friends worry about her ability to go it alone in a strange city, but that's also true in London. So why not? Her penchant for disaster outdoes itself, though, when a fellow Art Lover is found murdered, himself an employee of the Inland Revenue, with Julia's inscribed copy of the Finance Act beside his corpse.
posted by fleacircus on Mar 6, 2024 - 5 comments

Death and Other Details: Chilling   Season 1, Ep 10

After discovering the true identity of Viktor Sams, Imogen must make a choice
posted by miss-lapin on Mar 5, 2024 - 13 comments

Death and Other Details: Impossible  Season 1, Ep 9

Viktor Sams takes control of the Varuna and forces the other passengers to bid against each other for their lives. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on Mar 5, 2024 - 2 comments

Death and Other Details: Vanishing  Season 1, Ep 8

While the boat has no power, secrets upon secrets are exposed. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on Feb 27, 2024 - 7 comments

Death and Other Details: Memorable  Season 1, Ep 7

Imogene walks in Rufus' shoes, revisiting the investigation into her mother's murder. [more inside]
posted by thecaddy on Feb 22, 2024 - 13 comments

Death and Other Details: Tragic  Season 1, Ep 6

Imogene is betrayed by someone close to her as more victims fall prey to Viktor Sams.
posted by miss-lapin on Feb 13, 2024 - 7 comments

Movie: Journey into Fear

An American engineer in Istanbul, Howard Graham (Joseph Cotten), becomes the target of a Nazi assassination due to his involvement in improving the Turkish navy. With the help of police Colonel Haki (Orson Welles), Graham escapes from his hotel to board a ship to safety, leaving behind his wife (Ruth Warrick). On board, he encounters a number of passengers, including the dancer Josette Martel (Dolores del Río). However, the passenger Peter Banat (Jack Moss) is not who he appears to be. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 9, 2024 - 1 comment

Death and Other Details: Exquisite  Season 1, Ep 5

Imogene and Sunil pursue a lead in Malta, while Rufus teams up with Leila and Teddy.
posted by miss-lapin on Feb 7, 2024 - 11 comments

Death and Other Details: Hidden  Season 1, Ep 4

As the manhunt for Jules intensifies, Imogene uncovers his criminal past - and finds a new witness.
posted by synecdoche on Feb 2, 2024 - 9 comments

Movie: TransSiberian

[TRAILER] A TransSiberian train journey from China to Moscow becomes a thrilling chase of deception and murder when an American couple (Woody Harrelson, Emily Mortimer) encounters a mysterious pair of fellow travelers (Kate Mara, Eduardo Noriega). [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 26, 2024 - 3 comments

Death and Other Details: Troublesome  Season 1, Ep 3

Interpol seizes control of the investigation. Rufus and Imogene must now investigate the Colliers in secret. [more inside]
posted by thecaddy on Jan 25, 2024 - 4 comments

Movie: The Marsh King's Daughter

[TRAILER] Helena (Daisy Ridley), a woman living a seemingly ordinary life, hides a dark secret—her father is the infamous ‘Marsh King’, the man who kept her and her mother captive in the wilderness for years. After a lifetime of trying to escape her past, Helena is forced to face her demons when her father (Ben Mendelsohn) unexpectedly escapes from prison. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 23, 2024 - 6 comments

Reacher: Fly Boy   Season 2, Ep 8

Reacher and Neagley make a final desperate attempt to save O'Donnell and Dixon, stop A.M. and avenge their friends' murder. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 21, 2024 - 30 comments

Death and Other Details: Sordid  Season 1, Ep 2

Cotesworth interrogates the passengers and crew about the murder. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on Jan 17, 2024 - 1 comment

Death and Other Details: Rare  Season 1, Ep 1

Imogene Scott finds herself as the prime suspect in a locked room murder. To solve it, she must partner up with the man who failed to solve her mother's murder, Rufus Cotesworth. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on Jan 17, 2024 - 12 comments

Book: Grave Expectations

"When 30-something freelance medium Claire Hendricks is invited to an old university friend's country pile to provide entertainment for a family party, her best friend Sophie tags along. In fact, Sophie rarely leaves Claire's side, because she's been haunting her ever since she was murdered at the age of seventeen. ... Teaming up with the least unbearable members of the Wellington-Forge family - depressive ex-cop Basher and teenage radical Alex - Claire and Sophie determine to figure out not just whodunnit, but who they killed, why and when." [more inside]
posted by paduasoy on Dec 28, 2023 - 3 comments

Book: Three Bags Full

In Leonie Swann's Three Bags Full, "[t]he mysterious death of their shepherd has sent a flock of sheep into a frenzy trying to piece together “whodunit.” Overcoming their “sheepish” ways, the members of the flock realize that they may be the only ones who can solve it" (Publishers Weekly). [more inside]
posted by MonkeyToes on Oct 31, 2023 - 5 comments

Book: A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay

The lives of the Barretts, a normal suburban New England family, are torn apart when fourteen-year-old Marjorie begins to manifest troubling symptoms of mental illness. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on Oct 6, 2023 - 3 comments

Movie: Reptile

A detective trying to start over again after a professional betrayal investigates the murder of a local real estate agent. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on Oct 1, 2023 - 7 comments

Movie: A Haunting in Venice

In post-World War II Venice, Hercule Poirot (Kenneth Branagh), now retired and living in his own exile, reluctantly attends a seance. But when one of the guests is murdered, it is up to the former detective to once again uncover the killer. [more inside]
posted by praemunire on Sep 16, 2023 - 16 comments

Movie: Andhadhun

[TRAILER] A series of mysterious events change the life of a blind pianist (Ayushmann Khurrana) who must now report a crime that he should technically know nothing of. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Sep 14, 2023 - 2 comments

Movie: The Wicker Man

[TRAILER] A reclusive lawman (Nicolas Cage) travels to a secluded island to search for a girl who has gone missing. Once there, he discovers sinister forces at work among the island's secretive residents, including strange sexual rituals, a harvest festival and possible human sacrifice. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Sep 12, 2023 - 15 comments

Who Is Erin Carter?: Season One  Season 1, Ep 0

[TRAILER] Erin Carter (Evin Ahmad), a British teacher in Spain, finds herself caught up in a supermarket robbery. When one of the robbers claims to recognize her, her life threatens to unravel. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Sep 7, 2023 - 13 comments

Movie: Dawn Breaks Behind the Eyes

[TRAILER] Margo inherited a castle that she inspects with her ill-tempered husband Dieter. When they arrive at the run-down keep, their relationship is put to a test as their sanity slowly deteriorates. As time and space begin to shift around them, a reality that only exists within the walls of the eerie building is exposed. It is a love letter to European cinema of the sixties and seventies that will leave viewers guessing what will happen next. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Sep 1, 2023 - 4 comments

Movie: The Man Standing Next

[TRAILER] In the 1970s, Korea is under the absolute control of President Park, who controls the KCIA, the organization with the edge over any branch of government. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 9, 2023 - 3 comments

Movie: Below

[TRAILER] The submarine U.S.S. Manta had a perfect record until the mysterious death of its captain. The next-in-command, Lt. Richard Brice (Bruce Greenwood) is determined to steer his disheartened crew back to safety. But after three battle survivors board the sub, bizarre and frightening things begin to happen. As the tale unfolds, and crew members begin to disappear, Ensign Douglas O'Dell (Matthew Davis) must piece together the puzzles of the submarine's past before it is too late to resurface alive. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 8, 2023 - 7 comments

Movie: Til Death Do Us Part

[TRAILER] After bailing on her wedding, a former bride-to-be must fight off her ex-groom and seven angry killer groomsmen in order to survive the night. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 6, 2023 - 2 comments

Movie: Before I Fall

[TRAILER] Samantha Kingston has everything. Then, everything changes. After one fateful night, she wakes up with no future at all. Trapped into reliving the same day over and over, she begins to question just how perfect her life really was. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 4, 2023 - 2 comments

Movie: Dead End

[TRAILER] When a family en route to a Christmas Eve gathering decides to takes a shortcut down a wooded road, an eerie sequence of events signals trouble ahead. After nearly colliding with an oncoming car, father Frank (Ray Wise) picks up a ghostly hitchhiker (Amber Smith) and her infant child. With the sudden appearance of their new passengers, the route becomes dark and treacherous -- and the family's numbers rapidly begin to dwindle in a series of seemingly connected, grisly roadside accidents. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 4, 2023 - 1 comment

Movie: Repeat Performance

Broadway star, Sheila Page (Joan Leslie), shoots Barney (Louis Hayward), her murderous husband on New Year's Eve. She flees her apartment and goes to her producer, John Friday (Tom Conway). When she arrives, it is New Year's day, a year earlier. She has been given the chance to live life over and correct the errors of the past only to find that the end will be the same although the path will be different. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 4, 2023 - 5 comments

Movie: Cobweb

Eight year old Peter is plagued by a mysterious, constant tapping from inside his bedroom wall... one that his parents (Lizzy Caplan, Antony Starr) insist is all in his imagination. As Peter's fear intensifies, he believes that his parents could be hiding a terrible, dangerous secret and questions their trust. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jul 22, 2023 - 7 comments

Book: Whose Body

The stark naked body was lying in the tub. Not unusual for a proper bath, but highly irregular for murder -- especially with a pair of gold pince-nez deliberately perched before the sightless eyes. What's more, the face appeared to have been shaved after death. The police assumed that the victim was a prominent financier, but Lord Peter Wimsey, who dabbled in mystery detection as a hobby, knew better. In this, his first murder case, Lord Peter untangles the ghastly mystery of the corpse in the bath.< [more inside]
posted by PussKillian on May 22, 2023 - 4 comments

Movie: Perfect Number

An isolated math teacher helps his neighbor escape suspicion when her abusive husband is murdered. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on May 5, 2023 - 1 comment

Movie: Helpless

A man searches for his fiancée who vanished without a trace just before their wedding. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on May 4, 2023 - 6 comments

From: Season 2 (Full Season)  Season 2, Ep 0

The town gets a new busload of naive visitors.
posted by porpoise on May 2, 2023 - 40 comments

The Last Thing He Told Me: Complete Miniseries  Season 1, Ep 0

Hannah (Jennifer Garner) must forge a relationship with her 16-year-old stepdaughter Bailey (Angourie Rice) in order to find the truth about why her husband (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) has mysteriously disappeared. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Apr 21, 2023 - 4 comments

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 - 5 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 - 2 comments

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

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