Mutated by nuclear runoff, a horde of murderous horseshoe crabs descend on a sleepy California town causing Prom Night terror. As the deadly crustaceans claw their way through the disbelieving population, it's up to a ramshackle band of students and local law enforcement to address the increasingly ginormous crab menace. [more inside]
Christmas trees ripped out of their forest plan revenge against people enjoying the holidays. [more inside]
A New York University professor returns from a rescue mission to the Amazon rainforest with the footage shot by a lost team of documentarians who were making a film about the area's local cannibal tribes. [more inside]
In need of creative inspiration, a professionally stagnant and hard-partying Los Angeles artist recklessly indulges in a series of drug binges. As the narcotics fly out of control, so does her newfound and inexplicable, yet unquenchable, craving for blood. [more inside]
After being resurrected by a sinister entity, Art the Clown returns to the timid town of Miles County where he targets a teenage girl and her younger brother on Halloween night. [more inside]
Legendary rock band Foo Fighters move into an Encino mansion steeped in grisly rock and roll history to record their much anticipated 10th album. [more inside]
A scientist's behavior modification experiments become dangerous when a female colleague co-opts it for her own gain. [more inside]
When Lucy, a caregiver, is assigned to the rich, but comatose Madame Jessel, she hatches a plan with two friends to find riches inside the house. [more inside]
A gang of young thieves flee Paris during the violent aftermath of a political election only find themselves in far more danger at an isolated hostel in the countryside. [more inside]
A college student moonlighting as a chauffeur picks up two women, but their plans for the evening are far more insidious than club hopping. [more inside]
Hulda is suspected of murdering her brother when she is found holding his dead body. Released from police custody with no memory of how her brother died, she comes upon a man being beaten in an alley. When she steps in to protect him, she discovers he is a thousand year old gay vampire. [more inside]
Three ex cons employed as movers are asked to pack and ship the contents of an old creepy house. But they are told by the owner to stay out of the attic and basement. [more inside]
When Olya asks her boyfriend, Matvei, to kill her father, things go horribly wrong. [more inside]
When three families decide to visit the orphanage where their fathers grew up, they get far more than a trip down memory lane. [more inside]
A spy begins a difficult breakup with his wife in West Berlin, in this hard-to-categorise horror / psychological thriller / drama. This cult French-German "video nasty" was Andrzej Żuławski's only English-Language film, and stars Isabelle Adjani, who won several awards for the role - including Best Actress at Cannes - along with a young Sam Neill. [more inside]
High school student Mitsuko is menaced by a malevolent breeze.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE INCREDIBLE MELTING MAN Season 7, Ep 4
"The First New Horror Creature... Come Prepared!" An irradiated astronaut returns to Earth and, horribly deformed, starts killing people. 'I Can't Believe It's Not Monster A-Go-Go!' Satellite News informs us that the host segments in this one, depicting Dr. F and Pearl making a film out of Crow's screenplay Earth Vs. Soup, were them getting even with Hollywood types who were the source of much pain during the making of MST: The Movie, and that their performances call back to specific people they met. Fan consensus is this is a very good episode, but I'm not a fan of gore myself so I've not seen it much. Everyone take note: after this, there are only two Comedy Central episodes left, and thus only two episodes remaining with Trace Beaulieu. YouTube (1h32m) Premiered February 24, 1996. [more inside]
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]
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.
American Horror Story: Curtain Call Season 4, Ep 13
The Freaks rebel against new management. Dandy prepares for his debut performance. Elsa arrives in Tinseltown.
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]
American Horror Story: Tupperware Party Massacre Season 4, Ep 9
In the wake of a tragic loss, Jimmy sinks into a drunken despair. A reading from Maggie spurs Dandy to action. Stanley and Elsa track down the Twins.
A young man's mother is bitten by a Sumatran rat-monkey. She gets sick and dies, at which time she comes back to life, killing and eating dogs, nurses, friends, and neighbors. AKA Braindead [more inside]
It pains me greatly to call something from 1992 a "retro" movie, but I couldn't call it "recent" with a straight face, so working within our parameters, it's "retro." [more inside]