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Movie: Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker

This psychological slasher and queer cult classic from 1982 tells the story of orphaned teen Billy (Jimmy McNichol) who becomes caught up in the twisted mind of his increasingly unhinged Aunt Cheryl (Susan Tyrrell, really going for it). It's driven by a surprisingly upfront queer subplot involving a bigoted detective who suspects Billy is part of a gay love triangle that ended in murder, and features a positive portrayal of a gay high school basketball coach along with some campy, gorey thrills. (It also lingers an awful lot on Jimmy McNichol's topless chest and butt, and includes a young Bill Paxton as a homophobic teammate.) Available on Shudder. [more inside]
posted by mediareport on May 23, 2021 - 4 comments

Movie: Freaky

Slasher films get remixed when a notorious serial killer (Vince Vaughn) and an awkward 17-year-old girl (Kathryn Newton) switch bodies. A new horror-comedy from Blumhouse Pictures and writer-director Christopher Landon (Happy Death Day). [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 5, 2020 - 4 comments

Movie: Vivarium

A young woman (Imogene Poots) and her fiancé (Jesse Eisenberg) are in search of the perfect starter home. After following a mysterious real estate agent to a new housing development, the couple finds themselves trapped in a maze of identical houses and forced to raise an otherworldly child. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jul 12, 2020 - 5 comments

Movie: Mom and Dad

In a suburban community, moms and dads, one after the other, mysteriously feel the irresistible impulse to attack and kill their own offspring. Stars Nicholas Cage and Selma Blair. From writer/director Brian Taylor (Crank).
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 25, 2019 - 10 comments

Movie: Sabrina

A toymaker and his wife are terrorized by a demonized doll after their adopted child tries to summon her late mother's spirit using a spooky ritual. The third film in the Indonesian horror film series, The Doll. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 5, 2018 - 2 comments

Movie: XX

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]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 25, 2018 - 3 comments

Movie: Errementari: The Blacksmith and the Devil

A visually rich, gothic re-telling of an old Basque folk tale about a young girl caught in the middle of a battle between a blacksmith and the Devil. Available streaming in the original Basque or dubbed on Netflix.
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 24, 2018 - 7 comments

Movie: Under the Shadow

As a mother and daughter struggle to cope with the terrors of the post-revolution, war torn Tehran of the 80s, a mysterious evil begins to haunt their home. A Farsi-language horror/drama currently streaming on US Netflix. 99% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 23, 2018 - 3 comments

Movie: 10 Cloverfield Lane

Waking up from a car accident, a young woman finds herself in the basement of a man who says he's saved her life from a chemical attack that has left the outside uninhabitable.
posted by maxsparber on Mar 13, 2016 - 36 comments

MeFi Horror Club: You're Next (2011)

Next up for MeFi Horror Club: on August 13th, we'll be discussing You're Next (2011) by Adam Wingard. This is a kind of convention-tweaking slasher film, with considerably more energy and fluidity than standard slasher fare. It makes for a pleasing pivot from how these stories usually unfold. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 6, 2015 - 5 comments

Movie: Here Comes the Devil

A married couple's children disappear on a day trip into the mountains outside Tijuana. That's bad. Then they come back. That's worse. [more inside]
posted by kittens for breakfast on Jun 4, 2015 - 5 comments

MeFi Horror Club: Here Comes the Devil

A married couple's children disappear on a day trip into the mountains outside Tijuana. That's bad. Then they come back. That's worse. Here Comes the Devil is the next MeFi Horror Club pick. [more inside]
posted by kittens for breakfast on May 28, 2015 - 4 comments

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