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Supernatural: No Exit  Season 2, Ep 6

Sam and Dean meet up with the ghost of America's first known serial killer; Jo tells Ellen she's going to Vegas, and instead joins Sam and Dean to help them on their hunt.
posted by orange swan on Jun 9, 2021 - 4 comments

Supernatural: Simon Says  Season 2, Ep 5

When following up on one of Sam's visions, Sam and Dean meet Andy Gallagher, a slacker with psychic powers of persuasion. Once the brothers learn that Andy's family was visited by Yellow Eyes, Sam wonders if he could be one of the special children.
posted by orange swan on Jun 8, 2021 - 7 comments

Supernatural: Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things  Season 2, Ep 4

Dean and Sam investigate the death of a young college student who died in a car accident and whose grave is now surrounded by a circle of dead plants.
posted by orange swan on Jun 7, 2021 - 6 comments

Supernatural: Blood Lust  Season 2, Ep 3

Sam and Dean meet another hunter, Gordon Walker, whose obsession with killing vampires may get them all killed.
posted by orange swan on Jun 6, 2021 - 3 comments

Supernatural: Everybody Loves a Clown  Season 2, Ep 2

After the events at the hospital, and with no idea as to the whereabouts of the demon that killed their mother and Jessica, the Winchester brothers investigate murders committed by a killer clown.
posted by orange swan on Jun 5, 2021 - 11 comments

Supernatural: In My Time of Dying  Season 2, Ep 1

In the aftermath of the car crash, the three Winchesters go to the hospital, where Dean is stalked by a Reaper while John and Sam try to come up with a way to save him.
posted by orange swan on Jun 4, 2021 - 17 comments

Supernatural: Devil's Trap  Season 1, Ep 22

On a mission to save their father from Meg, Sam and Dean seek help from an old family friend, Bobby. When Meg shows up on Bobby's doorstep, the brothers lure her into a trap and exorcise the demon from her body after learning where John is being held prisoner. While trying to rescue John, the demon shows up and a battle ensues between the Winchesters and the yellow-eyed demon they have been searching for all their lives.
posted by orange swan on Jun 3, 2021 - 8 comments

Supernatural: Salvation  Season 1, Ep 21

Sam and Dean stake out the demon's next target: a family with a six-month-old baby showing signs of special abilities. Meg turns to killing John's friends in order to get the Colt, and John heads off alone to confront her.
posted by orange swan on Jun 2, 2021 - 13 comments

Supernatural: Dead Man's Blood  Season 1, Ep 20

After Daniel Elkins, a vampire hunter and John's mentor, is murdered, Sam and Dean are surprised when John himself shows up to solve the case, and tells them the vampires have taken an antique gun, which has the power to kill all supernatural beings. The Winchesters set out to retrieve the gun from the vampires so they can use it to kill the demon that killed Mary Winchester and Jessica.
posted by orange swan on Jun 1, 2021 - 6 comments

Supernatural: Provenance  Season 1, Ep 19

A young couple is murdered in their home shortly after buying an antique family portrait that had been painted circa 1910. Upon reviewing the painting's provenance, Sam and Dean learn that everyone who has ever bought the painting has been murdered, and try to discover how the portrait is causing the deaths before it can claim its next victim. 
posted by orange swan on May 31, 2021 - 5 comments

Supernatural: Something Wicked  Season 1, Ep 18

Dean gets a second chance to right a wrong from his past when the brothers get a mysterious tip from their father about a case they'd worked years ago, but left unfinished after Sam was nearly killed by the creature.
posted by orange swan on May 30, 2021 - 5 comments

Supernatural: Hell House  Season 1, Ep 17

When their investigation of a seemingly run-of-the-mill haunting begins to go haywire, Sam and Dean find that Harry and Ed, two bumbling, wanna-be paranormal investigators, are already on the case.
posted by orange swan on May 29, 2021 - 6 comments

Supernatural: Shadow  Season 1, Ep 16

While looking into a mysterious murder in Illinois, Sam and Dean come across Meg, a woman whom Sam met roadside in Indiana in the "Scarecrow" episode, and who turns out to be something other than the random hitchhiker Sam initially thought she was.
posted by orange swan on May 28, 2021 - 8 comments

Supernatural: The Benders  Season 1, Ep 15

After following up on a pattern of unusually high numbers of missing persons in Hibbing, Minnesota, Sam is abducted and locked in a cage, and Dean must team up with a sheriff to find him... before the hunt begins.
posted by orange swan on May 27, 2021 - 4 comments

Supernatural: Nightmare  Season 1, Ep 14

When Sam begins to have waking visions in additions to his nightmares, he and Dean investigate the unusual murders he envisioned, only to find they're all true, and that perhaps Sam's not the only one with special abilities.
posted by orange swan on May 26, 2021 - 11 comments

Supernatural: Route 666  Season 1, Ep 13

Dean is contacted by an ex-flame, who asks him for help because black men in her hometown are being murdered by a driverless spectral truck.
posted by orange swan on May 25, 2021 - 5 comments

Supernatural: Faith  Season 1, Ep 12

After Dean is injured on a case and told the physical damage he sustained will kill him within a month, Sam thinks he's found a cure in a preacher who performs miracles. However, after they discover that these miracles are not as "holy" as advertised, the brothers race to stop them before another innocent life is sacrificed.
posted by orange swan on May 24, 2021 - 6 comments

Supernatural: Scarecrow  Season 1, Ep 11

After arguing about whether to search for their father or work a case he gave them, Sam and Dean part company: Sam to continue the search in California; Dean to investigate the mysterious disappearances of couples passing through a seemingly idyllic town in Indiana.
posted by orange swan on May 23, 2021 - 3 comments

Supernatural: Asylum  Season 1, Ep 10

While investigating a haunting in an abandoned asylum and rescuing two teenagers who ventured in, Sam and Dean become trapped with the spirits of those who died in a violent patient riot decades before, one of whom was a doctor whose treatments caused extreme rage in his victims.
posted by orange swan on May 22, 2021 - 8 comments

Supernatural: Home  Season 1, Ep 9

Sam has a nightmare that he believes to be a vision of their childhood home and convinces a reluctant Dean that they need to go back to the Winchester's former house in Lawrence, Kansas. They soon discover that the new owner is being plagued by what could be the same entity that killed their mother 22 years before.
posted by orange swan on May 21, 2021 - 10 comments

Supernatural: Bugs  Season 1, Ep 8

Sam and Dean head to Oklahoma to investigate a recent spate of insect-related deaths in a new housing development.
posted by orange swan on May 20, 2021 - 7 comments

Supernatural: Hook Man  Season 1, Ep 7

Sam and Dean investigate an age-old urban legend known as the Hook Man when they learn that the spirit of a 19th century pastor with a hook for a hand and a twisted sense of morals seems to be meting out punishments to everyone in the vicinity of a minister's 18-year-old daughter. 
posted by orange swan on May 19, 2021 - 2 comments

Supernatural: Skin  Season 1, Ep 6

A serial killer shape-shifter adopts the likeness of Sam's college buddy to commit a gruesome murder. When the brothers investigate, the being "borrows" Dean's form to continue the killing spree.
posted by orange swan on May 18, 2021 - 5 comments

Supernatural: Bloody Mary  Season 1, Ep 5

When three adolescent girls play a game of Bloody Mary during a sleepover and unleash a ghost who lives in mirrors and kills by gouging out the eyes of her prey, Sam and Dean must find a way to stop her before she claims another victim.
posted by orange swan on May 17, 2021 - 5 comments

Supernatural: Phantom Traveler  Season 1, Ep 4

A man whom the Winchesters helped in the past calls on Sam and Dean for help regarding a strange recording on the black box of a crashed plane. They soon realize that the demon that caused the crash is picking off the crash's only seven survivors.
posted by orange swan on May 16, 2021 - 18 comments

Supernatural: Dead in the Water  Season 1, Ep 3

Sam and Dean work a case in a small Wisconsin town where something in the lake is killing people by dragging them down into the water, never to be found again. 
posted by orange swan on May 15, 2021 - 4 comments

Supernatural: Wendigo  Season 1, Ep 2

Sam and Dean follow the coordinates their father wrote in his journal to Blackwater Ridge, and end up joining a hiking expedition to help a young woman and her brother find their other brother and his two friends, who mysteriously disappeared while on a camping trip in the woods.
posted by orange swan on May 14, 2021 - 5 comments

Supernatural: Pilot  Season 1, Ep 1

Twenty-two years after their mother died in a mysterious house fire, Sam Winchester is in line for a full scholarship from Stanford Law School when his older brother Dean comes to find him with the news that their father is missing and he needs his help. With the caveat that he needs to be back at school by Monday, Sam joins Dean on a search for their father, and an elusive woman in white.
posted by orange swan on May 13, 2021 - 19 comments

Movie: Krisha

When Krisha returns to her estranged family for Thanksgiving dinner, past demons threaten to ruin the festivities. [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Oct 18, 2020 - 2 comments

Kingdom: Kingdom  Season 2, Ep 0

After the shocking double-reveal cliffhanger at the end of season 1 (currently at 93/97 on Rotten Tomatoes) this South Korean period drama, set soon after the Japanese invasions of the 1590s, is back for another 6 episodes with more palace intrigue, class warfare, beautiful costumes and gorgeous cinematography, set against the backdrop of a massive plague of flesh-eating monsters. On Netflix.
posted by mediareport on Apr 5, 2020 - 2 comments

Castle Rock: The Queen  Season 1, Ep 7

As Ruth Deaver (Sissy Spacek) tumbles unpredictably through a lifetime of memories, the escaped Kid makes himself at home (again?). [more inside]
posted by Strange Interlude on Aug 22, 2018 - 15 comments

Castle Rock: Filter  Season 1, Ep 6

After a videotape leads him into the woods near Castle Rock, Henry finds an unexpected connection to his past; elsewhere, Pangborn goes in search of answers on the Kid's behalf. [more inside]
posted by Strange Interlude on Aug 15, 2018 - 4 comments

Castle Rock: Harvest  Season 1, Ep 5

"The Kid" is released from Shawshank, with suffering following in his wake; meanwhile, Sheriff Pangborn (Scott Glenn) receives a decidedly bittersweet commendation. [more inside]
posted by Strange Interlude on Aug 8, 2018 - 8 comments

Castle Rock: The Box  Season 1, Ep 4

Henry's research finds him following a possible lead to his own disappearance 27 years earlier; meanwhile, Shawshank Prison guard Dennis Zalewski discovers a solution to his growing workplace anxiety. [more inside]
posted by Strange Interlude on Aug 1, 2018 - 4 comments

Castle Rock: Local Color  Season 1, Ep 3

Haunted by visions of her past, Molly Strand (Melanie Lynskey) goes on a journey through the strange and dark underbelly of Castle Rock; later, Henry has his first face-to-face meeting with "The Kid." [more inside]
posted by Strange Interlude on Jul 29, 2018 - 3 comments

Castle Rock: Habeas Corpus  Season 1, Ep 2

More is revealed via flashback about young Henry Deaver's January 1991 disappearance, as well as the long and cursed history of the town of Castle Rock; in the present day, Henry begins the investigation into the facts about Warden Lacy (Terry O'Quinn) and his nameless prisoner.
posted by Strange Interlude on Jul 29, 2018 - 8 comments

Castle Rock: Severance  Season 1, Ep 1

Defense attorney Henry Deaver (Andre Holland) is called back to his hometown of Castle Rock, Maine, following the discovery of a mysterious man (Bill Skarsgard) hidden in the bowels of Shawshank Prison. Inspired by the works of Stephen King. [more inside]
posted by Strange Interlude on Jul 26, 2018 - 17 comments

Movie: The Virgin Spring

An innocent yet pampered young virgin and her family's pregnant and jealous servant set out to deliver candles to church, but only one returns from events that transpire in the woods along the way. [Content Warning] [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 3, 2018 - 0 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE TOUCH OF SATAN  Season 9, Ep 8

"'The Touch of Satan' makes 'Rosemary's Baby' look like a Sunday school picnic!" - LA Free Press A guy falls in love with a weird gal who enchants him by telling him, of a lake, "This is where the fish lives!" Unfortuately, it turns out she's an actual enchantress, that is to say a witch, in turn to say Of The Devil, aka Gorgo and Mormo, and her gramma's both her sister and a murderer, or, as one character terms them, "fromakidal maniacs." Yet another movie not to expect a happy ending from. This is the episode where "Deadly" Beez McKeever babysits Observer (who she calls "Brian") and Bobo (who she thinks is a dog), in some particularly beloved host segments. YouTube (1h32m) Premiered July 11, 1998. 18 episodes left. Zaa! [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Jan 2, 2018 - 20 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: Raw

When a young vegetarian undergoes a carnivorous hazing ritual at vet school, an unbidden taste for meat begins to grow in her. [more inside]
posted by sapagan on Jul 9, 2017 - 7 comments

Strange Club Announcement: The Reflecting Skin (1990)

Results are in! For Nov. 16, we'll be watching The Reflecting Skin, a British-Canadian horror-drama from 1990. It's about a young child growing up in rural Idaho in the 1950s. Anything more would be a spoiler. It's been a while since I've seen it, but I remember it being rather psychologically harrowing, so heads up.
posted by naju on Nov 8, 2015 - 0 comments

Helix: Vade in Pace  Season 2, Ep 8

Amy makes a play for control, the CDC team gets a lead on a cure just a strike force prepares to pull them off the island and Sarah finally finds her missing fetus.
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Mar 7, 2015 - 2 comments

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