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Movie: Kwaidan

A collection of four Japanese folk tales with supernatural themes. The trailer contains spoilers for at least one of the stories, if you're not familiar with them already. [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on Dec 2, 2022 - 1 comment

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 - 2 comments

Movie: Bones and All

A story of first love between Maren (Taylor Russell), a young woman learning how to survive on the margins of society, and Lee ( Timothée Chalamet), an intense and disenfranchised drifter; a liberating road odyssey of two young people coming into their own, searching for identity and chasing beauty in a perilous world that cannot abide who they are. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 2, 2022 - 5 comments

Movie: Frankenstein's Creature

The story of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein from the monster's own perspective. A one-shot (sort of) black & white film starring and written by James Swanton, based on his own play. Directed by Sam Ashurst. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 29, 2022 - 1 comment

Movie: Messiah of Evil

[TRAILER] A young woman (Mariana Hill) searching for her missing artist father finds herself in the strange seaside town of Point Dune, which seems to be under the influence of a mysterious undead cult. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 21, 2022 - 0 comments

Guillermo del Toro's Cabinet of Curiosities: The Murmuring  Season 1, Ep 8

Mourning a major loss, ornithologists Nancy (Essie Davis) and Edgar (Andrew Lincoln) flock to a secluded home to study birds, but the house's history reveals heartbreak and horror.
posted by asnider on Nov 15, 2022 - 4 comments

Movie: Mandrake

Mandrake follows probation officer Cathy Madden, who is given the task of rehabilitating notorious killer 'Bloody' Mary Laidlaw back into society after twenty years in jail. Cathy has always believed that every client deserves a shot at redemption, but her beliefs are firmly tested when two children disappear near Mary's farm. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 11, 2022 - 2 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: Something in the Dirt

When neighbors John and Levi witness supernatural events in their Los Angeles apartment building, they realize documenting the paranormal could inject some fame and fortune into their wasted lives. An ever-deeper, darker rabbit ho... [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 8, 2022 - 3 comments

Movie: Resurrection

Margaret's (Rebecca Hall) carefully constructed life is upended when someone from her past resurfaces, forcing her to confront the monster and the memories she has been evading for over twenty years.
posted by orange swan on Oct 26, 2022 - 4 comments

Movie: The Hitcher

While transporting a car from Chicago to San Diego, Jim Halsey (C. Thomas Howell) picks up a hitchhiker named John Ryder (Rutger Hauer), who claims to be a serial killer. After a daring escape, Jim hopes to never see Ryder again. But when he witnesses the hitchhiker murdering an entire family, Jim pursues Ryder with the help of truck-stop waitress Nash (Jennifer Jason Leigh), pitting the rivals against each other in a deadly series of car chases and brutal murders. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 26, 2022 - 5 comments

Movie: Mimic

A disease carried by common cockroaches is killing Manhattan children. In an effort to stop the epidemic an entomologist, Susan Tyler (Mira Sorvino), creates a mutant breed of insect that secretes a fluid to kill the roaches. This mutant breed was engineered to die after one generation, but three years later Susan finds out that the species has survived and evolved into a large, gruesome monster that can mimic human form. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 26, 2022 - 4 comments

Movie: Flux Gourmet

Set at an institute devoted to culinary and alimentary performance, a collective finds themselves embroiled in power struggles, artistic vendettas, and gastrointestinal disorders. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 25, 2022 - 2 comments

Movie: Stoker

After India's father dies in an auto accident, her Uncle Charlie, who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her emotionally unstable mother. Soon after his arrival, she comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives, but instead of feeling outrage or horror, this friendless girl becomes increasingly infatuated with him. Starring Mia Wasikowska, Nicole Kidman, and Matthew Goode. Directed by Park Chan-wook. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 25, 2022 - 4 comments

Movie: Cujo

In this tale of a killer canine, man's best friend turns into his worst enemy. When sweet St. Bernard Cujo is bitten by a bat, he starts behaving oddly and becomes very aggressive. As Cujo morphs into a dangerous beast, he goes on a rampage in a small town. Stay-at-home mom Donna (Dee Wallace) gets caught in Cujo's crosshairs on a fateful errand with her son, Tad (Danny Pintauro). Stuck in their tiny car, Donna and Tad have a frightening showdown with the crazed animal. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 25, 2022 - 5 comments

Movie: The Devil's Rejects

The sequel to House of 1000 Corpses... the Firefly family are ambushed at their isolated home by Sheriff Wydell and a squad of armed men guns blazing ... yet only Otis and his sister, Baby, manage to escape the barrage of bullets unharmed. Hiding out in a backwater motel, the wanted siblings wait to rendezvous with their errant father, Captain Spaulding, killing whoever happens to stand in their way. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 24, 2022 - 2 comments

Movie: Freaks

A beautiful, but conniving trapeze artist joins a a group of carnival sideshow performers with a plan to seduce and murder a dwarf in the troupe to gain his inheritance. However, her plot proves to have dangerous consequences. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 23, 2022 - 3 comments

Movie: Amulet

Homeless ex-soldier Tomasz is offered a place to stay at a decaying house in London, inhabited by a young woman and her dying mother, but he begins to suspect something unnatural is living there, too [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 21, 2022 - 2 comments

Movie: Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles

Born as an 18th-century lord, Louis (Brad Pitt) is now a bicentennial vampire, telling his story to an eager biographer. Suicidal after the death of his family, he meets Lestat (Tom Cruise), a vampire who persuades him to choose immortality over death and become his companion. Eventually, gentle Louis resolves to leave his violent maker, but Lestat guilts him into staying by turning a young girl (Kirsten Dunst) -- whose addition to the "family" breeds even more conflict. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 19, 2022 - 5 comments

Movie: Piggy

A bullied overweight teenager (Laura Galán) sees a glimpse of hope when her tormentors are brutally abducted by a mesmerizing stranger. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 18, 2022 - 1 comment

Movie: Dark Glasses

Diana (Ilenia Pastorelli), a high-end sex worker trying to escape from a serial killer, suffers a car accident that leaves her blind and kills the family of Chin (Zhang Xinyu), a ten-year-old boy. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 17, 2022 - 1 comment

Movie: Bug

At a rundown desert motel, Agnes (Ashley Judd) begins a tentative relationship with a newcomer named Peter (Michael Shannon). He has a strange charisma, one that offers fearful and unstable Agnes a flicker of hope. When Peter reveals that the military deliberately infected him with a bug and that he has tiny insects crawling under his skin, paranoia begins to envelop the desperate pair. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 11, 2022 - 3 comments

Movie: Significant Other

Young couple Ruth (Maika Monroe) and Harry (Jake Lacy) take a remote backpacking trip through the Pacific Northwest, but things take a dark turn when they realize they may not be alone. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 10, 2022 - 2 comments

Movie: The Sixth Sense

Young Cole Sear (Haley Joel Osment) is haunted by a dark secret: he is visited by ghosts. He is too afraid to tell anyone about his anguish, except child psychologist Dr. Malcolm Crowe (Bruce Willis). As Dr. Crowe tries to uncover the truth about Cole's supernatural abilities, the consequences for client and therapist are a jolt that awakens them both to something unexplainable. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Sep 23, 2022 - 28 comments

Movie: I Came By

An aimless, jobless, disaffected young graffiti artist named Toby (1917’s George MacKay) breaks into people’s homes to tag his signature phrase: “I came by.” His next target is a wealthy former judge (Downton Abbey’s Hugh Bonneville). When he enters the judge’s home, he sees a light underneath a door in the basement. He checks it out, which is a great idea, no notes. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Sep 2, 2022 - 13 comments

Evil: Season Two  Season 2, Ep 0

A skeptical forensic psychologist (Katja Herbers) allies with a Catholic seminarian (Mike Colter) and a technology contractor (Aasif Mandvi) to investigate purported supernatural incidents. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 22, 2022 - 8 comments

Movie: Black Swan

Nina (Natalie Portman) is a ballerina whose passion for the dance rules every facet of her life. When the company's artistic director decides to replace his prima ballerina for their opening production of "Swan Lake," Nina is his first choice. She has competition in newcomer Lily (Mila Kunis) however. While Nina is perfect for the role of the White Swan, Lily personifies the Black Swan. As rivalry between the two dancers transforms into a twisted friendship, Nina's dark side begins to emerge. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 6, 2022 - 8 comments

Movie: The Devil's Backbone

Spain, 1939. In the last days of the Spanish Civil War, the young Carlos arrives at the Santa Lucía orphanage, where he will make friends and enemies as he follows the quiet footsteps of a mysterious presence eager for revenge. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 4, 2022 - 5 comments

Movie: The Happiness of the Katakuris

The Katakuris are a four-generation family of failures. Aiming to change their luck, they purchase a large old home situated on a former garbage dump near Mount Fuji, aiming to make it a bed and breakfast. When they finally get their first guest, he commits suicide, and the Katakuris make the decision to save their business by burying the body and concealing the death. Stuff gets worse from there. Two things: this is a horror musical; it is by Takashi Miike (Audition). [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jun 28, 2022 - 14 comments

Chapelwaite: Chapelwaite  Books Included   Season 1, Ep 0

A successful whaling captain estranged from his family is compelled to take the seat of his ancestral home in rural Maine (ofc, Stephen King). His foreign-found wife perishes during the voyage, leaving him with three children. There was a damned good reason Charles Boone left to seek a life on the seas. [more inside]
posted by porpoise on Jun 26, 2022 - 5 comments

Supernatural: Love Hurts  Season 11, Ep 13

Sam and Dean investigate a set of murders on Valentine's Day and discover they are dealing with the ripple effects of a curse. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Dec 29, 2021 - 9 comments

Supernatural: Don't You Forget About Me  Season 11, Ep 12

Claire thinks some recent murders in town are the work of a supernatural entity and calls on Sam and Dean for help, but when they arrive in Sioux Falls, Jody Mills tells them that Claire has been attacking ordinary people and accusing them of being monsters. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Dec 28, 2021 - 4 comments

Supernatural: Into the Mystic  Season 11, Ep 11

Sam and Dean investigate a case at a Kansas retirement home in which people are fatally bashing their own heads in after hearing a mysterious piercing sound. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Dec 27, 2021 - 4 comments

Movie: Hunter Hunter

Joseph (Devon Sawa) and his family live in the remote wilderness as fur trappers, but their tranquility is threatened when they think they are being hunted by the return of a rogue wolf, and Joseph leaves them behind to track it. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 16, 2021 - 3 comments

Supernatural: Bloodlines  Season 9, Ep 20

Sam and Dean visit Chicago and find the city's underworld is divided between powerful clans of monsters, including werewolves and shapeshifters. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Nov 21, 2021 - 10 comments

Supernatural: Alex Annie Alexis Ann  Season 9, Ep 19

Sheriff Mills calls on Sam and Dean for help after she apprehends a teenage runaway who is trying to escape from a pack of vampires that abducted her as a child and consider her one of their own. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Nov 20, 2021 - 5 comments

Supernatural: Meta Fiction  Season 9, Ep 18

When Castiel rejects Metatron's offer to join forces, a surprising plan is set in motion; Sam and Dean apprehend Gadreel. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Nov 19, 2021 - 3 comments

Supernatural: Mother's Little Helper  Season 9, Ep 17

Dean copes with the side effects of the Mark of Cain, as Sam investigates a series of violent murders related directly to Abaddon. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Nov 18, 2021 - 4 comments

Supernatural: Blade Runners  Season 9, Ep 16

Sam and Dean assist Crowley in the search for the First Blade. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Nov 17, 2021 - 3 comments

Supernatural: #thinman  Season 9, Ep 15

When Dean and Sam investigate the murder of a teenage girl, they once again cross paths with the Ghostfacers. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Nov 16, 2021 - 6 comments

Supernatural: Captives  Season 9, Ep 14

Kevin's spirit returns to ask Sam and Dean to find his mother. Castiel is taken to Bartholomew. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Nov 15, 2021 - 7 comments

Supernatural: The Purge  Season 9, Ep 13

After several people are murdered by having the fat sucked out of their bodies, Sam and Dean go undercover and apply for jobs at a local weight loss spa. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Nov 14, 2021 - 3 comments

Supernatural: Sharp Teeth  Season 9, Ep 12

Sam and Dean learn that Garth has joined a community of werewolves. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Nov 13, 2021 - 4 comments

Supernatural: First Born  Season 9, Ep 11

Sam and Castiel believe that they found a way to track Gadreel. Dean and Crowley team up to find the First Blade, which is in the hands of the biblical Cain. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Nov 12, 2021 - 7 comments

Supernatural: Road Trip  Season 9, Ep 10

Dean and Castiel ask Crowley for help in finding Gadreel and getting him out of Sam's body. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Nov 11, 2021 - 10 comments

Supernatural: Holy Terror  Season 9, Ep 9

The angels go to war against each other, and Ezekiel is revealed to be not what he has claimed to be. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Nov 10, 2021 - 10 comments

Supernatural: Rock and a Hard Place  Season 9, Ep 8

Sheriff Mills calls Sam and Dean for help with multiple disappearances in the town. Discovering all four victims belonged to the same church chastity group, Sam and Dean decide to investigate by taking an pledge of abstinence and joining the group themselves. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Nov 9, 2021 - 3 comments

Supernatural: Bad Boys  Season 9, Ep 7

Dean and Sam visit Dean's former group home for boys, which is now being haunted by a ghost. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Nov 8, 2021 - 4 comments

Supernatural: Heaven Can't Wait  Season 9, Ep 6

Dean and Castiel team up to find a Rit Zien, an angel healer, who is easing peoples' suffering by killing them. Sam and Kevin ask Crowley for help in finding a way to open the gates to Heaven. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Nov 7, 2021 - 4 comments

Supernatural: Dog Dean Afternoon  Season 9, Ep 5

When the only witness to a couple of mysterious murders is a dog, Dean performs a risky spell to help him communicate with canines. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Nov 6, 2021 - 11 comments

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