On the cusp of retirement, an eccentric mortician (Clancy Brown) recounts several of the strangest stories he's encountered in his long career, but things take a turn for the phantasmagorical when he learns that the final story - is his own. [more inside]
Sistah Vegan: Black Female Vegans Speak on Food, Identity, Health, and Society (Lantern Books 2010) explores food politics, identity, sexuality, health, womanism, feminism, decolonization, anti-racism, eco-sustainability, and animal rights through the lens of the black female vegan experience in the USA. It is the first volume of its kind to address the racial and gender vegan experience in the USA. [more inside]
The film contains five stories set on desolate stretches of a desert highway. Two men on the run from their past, a band on its way to a gig, a man struggling to get home, a brother in search of his long-lost sister and a family on vacation are forced to confront their worst fears and darkest secrets in these interwoven tales.
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.
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]
Black Mirror: Black Museum Season 4, Ep 6
On a dusty stretch of highway, a traveler stumbles across a museum that boasts rare criminal artifacts -- and a disturbing main attraction.
Black Mirror: Metalhead Season 4, Ep 5
At an abandoned warehouse, scavengers searching for supplies encounter a ruthless foe and flee for their lives through a bleak wasteland.
Black Mirror: Hang the DJ Season 4, Ep 4
Paired up by a dating program that puts an expiration date on all relationships, Frank and Amy soon begin to question the system's logic.
Black Mirror: Crocodile Season 4, Ep 3
Architect Mia scrambles to keep a dark secret under wraps, while insurance investigator Shazia harvests people's memories of a nearby accident scene.
Black Mirror: Arkangel Season 4, Ep 2
Worried about her daughter's safety, single mom Marie signs up for a cutting-edge device that monitors the girl's whereabouts -- and much more
Black Mirror: USS Callister Season 4, Ep 1
Capt. Robert Daly presides over his crew with wisdom and courage. But a new recruit will soon discover nothing on this spaceship is what it seems.
Dimension 404: Season One Season 1, Ep 0
Deep in cyberspace, there is said to be a lost dimension that is home to unspeakable terrors, unseen wonders and stories that are unlike any other. This science fiction anthology dives into the wonders, and terrors, of the digital age, exploring tales that are both weird and wild. Episodes range from outrageous horror-comedy to action-adventures that bend the mind. Narrated by Mark Hamill and starring the likes of Lea Michele, Joel McHale, Megan Mullally, Sarah Hyland, Patton Oswalt, Robert Buckley, Utkarsh Ambudkar, and Constance Wu. Check out the trailer. [more inside]
Room 104: Ralphie Season 1, Ep 1
A young woman comes to Room 104 to babysit Ralph, who has locked "Ralphie" in the bathroom. Content warning below the fold. [more inside]
Mike must convince Gary that Candle Cove is behind the murders. Marla, Jessica, and Amy frantically search for Mike.
Channel Zero: Candle Cove, Part Two: I'll Hold Your Hand Season 1, Ep 2
Marla agrees to help Mike investigate the murders, and is horrified to learn about what happened in 1988, that's been hidden since that time.
Channel Zero: Candle Cove, Part One: You Have to Go Inside Season 1, Ep 1
SyFy launches its new horror anthology with a story based on Kris Straub's creepypasta, "Candle Cove" (original story.) In the debut episode, a child psychologist investigates the 1988 murders of several children in his hometown, including his own twin brother. A half-forgotten kids' TV show from the 1980s seems strangely connected. The series is produced by Max Landis (Chronicle).
An anthology film, it is composed of six standalone shorts united by a common theme of violence and vengeance. [more inside]
The next two picks in the MeFi horror club are Ju-On (The Grudge, the original 2002 version) and V/H/S Viral, which get a thread on the same day it is released via On Demand. [more inside]