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 couple expecting their first child discover an unnerving difference between themselves and the couple living in the flat below them who are also having a baby.
This question came up in the Racket Girls post: what are the most loathsome MST3K movies? That is, not just bad, but reprehensible in some way? Creepy? Grossly exploitative? Makes you feel bad about the people who made it? Suggestions made so far are Racket Girls, The Girl in Gold Boots, Hobgoblins and The Horror of Spider Island.
The quiet mountain village of Goksung is plagued by outbreaks of violence. Suspects include: a foreigner, a ghost, a rash, and bad mushrooms. Jong-goo — an affable, bumbling cop — must solve the mysteries to save his own family. Directed by Na Hang-jin (of The Chaser and The Yellow Sea). Run time: 2h 36m. [more inside]
Forgiveness is important. [more inside]
Cassette #7: Doubt, Head Green Fingers [more inside]
Cassette #6: The Past, The Future [more inside]
Cassette #5: Focus, Nose [more inside]
Cassette #4: Sadness, Lungs [more inside]
Cassette #3: Insomnia, Feet [more inside]
Anxiety, Stomach: Another relaxation cassette from a world not quite our own. Please find a quiet space to listen to this cassette where you will be alone, away from your security nurse, unit mates, and all distractions. [more inside]
APR reporter Lia Haddock receives a disturbing audio file that appears to have been recorded in Limetown during the Panic. Her full interview with the sender of this audio file will be broadcast on Monday December 14. [more inside]
Something as rare as a very scary documentary: A look at sleep paralysis and accompanying hallucinations, with dramatic recreations. By the director of Room 237. [more inside]
Penny Dreadful: Fresh Hell Season 2, Ep 1
Carnivàle: Pick A Number Season 1, Ep 6
The carnies get caught up in "Carnival Justice"; Ben's dark adventure ends; Brother Justin wanders in the wilderness, where he meets a group of hobos.
2001: A dismembered corpse is found floating in trash bags near Galveston TX. Police trace the body back to a grisly crime scene in Galveston, and arrest one Robert Durst for the killing of his neighbor, Morris Black. Durst, detectives soon learn, is the scion of one of New York’s wealthiest families. Soon, he makes bail and goes on the run... [more inside]
Helix: Oubliette Season 2, Ep 5
Kyle and Peter leave the wounded Sarah in the care of Grandma Agnes. Brother Michael has a staff meeting to motivate Ann and Amy. Brother Landry and Amy experience ups and downs in their relationships. Alan and Peter try work on their sibling issues. Caleb and Julia have a nice chat around the campfire as he sews up her wounds. Everyone asks lots of questions and the matter of legacies keeps coming up.