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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.
posted by the primroses were over on Jul 20, 2019 - 9 comments

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.
posted by the primroses were over on Jul 14, 2019 - 6 comments

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.
posted by the primroses were over on Jul 6, 2019 - 8 comments

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]
posted by the primroses were over on Jun 30, 2019 - 10 comments

Los Espookys: El espanto de la herencia (The Inheritance Scare)  Season 1, Ep 2

A mysterious woman enlists Los Espookys to frighten five people vying to win a millionaire's fortune by staying through the night at his "haunted" mansion; a case of mistaken identity lands Tico in the spotlight of the art world.
posted by the primroses were over on Jun 25, 2019 - 2 comments

Los Espookys: El Exorcismo (The Exorcism)  Season 1, Ep 1

In the series premiere of a primarily Spanish language comedy (with English subtitles), 4 friends use their love of horror to start a business. [more inside]
posted by the primroses were over on Jun 17, 2019 - 9 comments

Santa Clarita Diet: Season III  Season 3, Ep 0

The Hammonds try to cope with increasing exposure while fending off an ancient enemy, and Abby and Eric cope with the consequences of their own criminal actions.
posted by Wrinkled Stumpskin on Mar 29, 2019 - 22 comments

Movie: One Cut of the Dead

Don't stop the camera! Things go badly for a hack director and film crew shooting a low budget zombie movie in an abandoned WWII Japanese facility, when they are attacked by real zombies. [more inside]
posted by lesser weasel on Mar 10, 2019 - 11 comments

Movie: Happy Death Day 2U

Tree Gelbman discovers that dying over and over was surprisingly easier than the dangers that lie ahead.
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 15, 2019 - 5 comments

Movie: Death Becomes Her

When a woman learns of an immortality treatment, she sees it as a way to outdo her long-time rival. [more inside]
posted by Ten Cold Hot Dogs on Sep 12, 2018 - 13 comments

Movie: The Monster Squad

A young group of monster fanatics attempt to save their hometown from Count Dracula and his monsters. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 18, 2018 - 4 comments

Movie: Little Shop of Horrors

A nerdy florist finds his chance for success and romance with the help of a giant man-eating plant who demands to be fed. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 8, 2018 - 11 comments

Movie: Beetlejuice

It's showtime! In Tim Burton's second feature film as a director, the recently deceased Maitlands (Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis) find the house they hoped they'd haunt together forever bought and hideously renovated by avant-garde artist Delia Deetz (Catherine O'Hara), her developer husband Charles (Jeffrey Jones), and gothy daughter Lydia (Winona Ryder). Unable to rid themselves of the intruders, they turn to a "bioexorcist"... the obnoxious, outrageous Betelgeuse (Michael Keaton). But once they agree to hire him, things are going out of control fast! [more inside]
posted by Pope Guilty on Mar 30, 2018 - 24 comments

Movie: Zombieland

A shy student trying to reach his family in Ohio, a gun-toting tough guy trying to find the last Twinkie, and a pair of sisters trying to get to an amusement park join forces to travel across a zombie-filled America. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 10, 2018 - 8 comments

Movie: Shaun of the Dead

A man decides to turn his moribund life around by winning back his ex-girlfriend, reconciling his relationship with his mother, and dealing with an entire community that has returned from the dead to eat the living. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 6, 2018 - 29 comments

Movie: The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Steven, a charismatic surgeon, is forced to make an unthinkable sacrifice after his life starts to fall apart, when the behavior of a teenage boy he has taken under his wing turns sinister. [more inside]
posted by sapagan on Dec 20, 2017 - 3 comments

Movie: Get Out

A young African-American man visits his Caucasian girlfriend's mysterious family estate. [more inside]
posted by too bad you're not me on Feb 25, 2017 - 154 comments

Movie: Turbo Kid

In a post-apocalyptic wasteland, a comic book fan dons the persona of his favourite hero to save his enthusiastic friend and fight a tyrannical overlord. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 5, 2016 - 14 comments

Movie: The Final Girls

A young woman grieving the loss of her mother, a famous scream queen from the 1980s, finds herself pulled into the world of her mom's most famous movie. Reunited, the women must fight off the film's maniacal killer. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 23, 2016 - 6 comments

Movie: Krampus

Max is a true believer who has become jaded with Christmas. As his extended family visits for what promises to be a terrible three day celebration, Max makes a wish that he soon begins to regret. Krampus is the new holiday horror film from director Michael Dougherty. [more inside]
posted by codacorolla on Dec 8, 2015 - 7 comments

Scream Queens: Chainsaw  Season 1, Ep 2

Chanel turns Hester into her next project; Chanel No. 3 shares a secret; a surprising connection between two students is revealed.
posted by lunch on Sep 30, 2015 - 5 comments

Fear the Walking Dead: Cobalt  Season 1, Ep 5

The National Guard's plan for the neighborhood is revealed; Travis and Madison make a difficult decision. A new black male character appears, taking bets on how long he lasts.
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Sep 27, 2015 - 34 comments

Scream Queens: Pilot  Season 1, Ep 1

In the latest horror-comedy-farce from the minds of Brad Falchuk and Ryan Murphy, the audience is introduced to the Kappa Kappa Tau sorority, which is being haunted by a figure in a red devil costume. Grace Gardner is our heroine (of sorts), who comes into the sorority as an effort to find out what happened to her mother so many years ago in the same house. Chanel Oberlin is the current queen of the castle in KKT, and her general unpleasantness guides the opening intrigues of the show. Crusty old dean, Cathy Munsch, has cracked open the exclusive club of KKT (much to Chanel's dismay), leading a band of misfits to rush the sorority, and provide a cast of red shirts who will likely be picked off as the season progresses. [more inside]
posted by codacorolla on Sep 23, 2015 - 15 comments

Movie: Evil Dead II

When friends Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell set out to turn their 1978 short Within the Woods into a full-length film on a shoestring budget, what they came up with was The Evil Dead; a nauseating film, sure, but also a thunderstorm in a bottle that managed to splice black comedy with innovative technique to make a hugely beloved cult horror mainstay. But how could anybody follow up such an apparent fluke with a sequel? Well, if you're Raimi and Campbell, you take another run at the same story, with the insanity turned up to 11, and in the process you practically invent a new genre of film.
posted by churl on Jul 28, 2015 - 11 comments

Movie: 100 Bloody Acres

This 2012 Australian horror comedy tells the story of two brothers who find a new and potent source of organic material for their blood and bone fertilizer business, and some teens who get caught up in their plans. Matt Zoller Seitz of rogerebert.com called it "the best low-budget horror comedy since Shaun of the Dead, and one of the most assured first features in ages." And it's on Watch Instantly! [more inside]
posted by showbiz_liz on Dec 19, 2014 - 5 comments

MeFi Horror Club: 100 Bloody Acres

LiteraryHero has done me the honor of tagging me for the next horror club pick! On Friday, December 19th, I'll post a discussion post for the 2012 Australian horror comedy 100 Bloody Acres, the story of two brothers who find a new and potent source of organic material for their blood and bone fertilizer business. Matt Zoller Seitz of rogerebert.com called it "the best low-budget horror comedy since Shaun of the Dead, and one of the most assured first features in ages." [more inside]
posted by showbiz_liz on Dec 13, 2014 - 2 comments

Movie: Addams Family Values

A comical Gothic horror-movie-type family tries to rescue their beloved uncle from his gold-digging new love.
posted by mathowie on Jul 15, 2014 - 36 comments

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