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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 - 3 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: AM1200

Sam Larson (Eric Lange) is on the run after his partner in a scheme (Ray Wise) kills himself. Finding himself lost, he's lured by a strange radio station he picks up in his car radio calling for help. [more inside]
posted by 2N2222 on Aug 3, 2022 - 1 comment

Movie: Men

In the aftermath of a personal tragedy, Harper (Jessie Buckley) retreats to the beautiful English countryside, hoping to find a place to heal. But someone or something from the surrounding woods appears to be stalking her. What begins as simmering dread becomes a fully-formed nightmare, inhabited by her darkest memories and fears in visionary filmmaker Alex Garland's (Ex Machina, Annihilation) feverish, shape-shifting horror film. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jul 28, 2022 - 11 comments

Movie: Let's Scare Jessica to Death

Newly released from a mental ward, Jessica (Zohra Lampert) hopes to return to life the way it was before her nervous breakdown. But when she moves to a country house with her husband and a close friend, she finds a mysterious girl living in there who may or may not be a vampire. Jessica's terror and paranoia resurface, making her wonder: are the visions real or is she slipping back into madness? A spooky and downbeat 70's horror classic. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jul 24, 2022 - 6 comments

Movie: Subspecies

The evil vampire villain Radu returns to his hometown of Prejnar, after spending years in exile. He steals the precious blood stone which is said to be bleeding from all saints, from his father and kills him. Meanwhile two American schoolgirls team up with a local girl for a work on Romanian culture. Radu becomes attracted to them but runs into trouble when his brother Stephan helps the girls. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jul 23, 2022 - 1 comment

Movie: Nope

Caretakers at a California horse ranch encounter a mysterious force that affects human and animal behavior. The third feature film written and directed by Jordan Peele. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jul 22, 2022 - 40 comments

Movie: The Cursed

In the late 19th century, a brutal land baron slaughters a Roma clan, unleashing a curse on his family and village. In the days that follow, the townspeople are plagued by nightmares, the baron's son goes missing, and a boy is found murdered. The locals suspect a wild animal, but a visiting pathologist warns of a more sinister presence lurking in the woods. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jul 21, 2022 - 4 comments

Movie: Good Madam

Tsidi is forced to moved in with her estranged mother, a live-in domestic worker caring obsessively for her catatonic white 'Madam' in the wealthy Cape Town suburbs. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on Jul 14, 2022 - 1 comment

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

Rewatch! A bit of a sleeper, it's the story of a young drifter who falls in love with a lady he meets by a lake who tells him, "this is where the fish lives." Being kind of dim, he immediately falls in love with her, and, surprise!, she's a Satan follower. Not in the sense of being a cultist, she just sort of "is" one. The fish does not appear to enter into it. She's over a hundred but looks young; her murderous sister is over a hundred and looks older. There's a couple of people they stay with who I think also have the mangoat on their contact lists, although in an even more vague way than the knower of fish residence. An odd movie. Previously.
posted by JHarris on Jul 14, 2022 - 12 comments

Movie: Incantation

WARNING: This is a cursed video, it might contain certain risks to watch; For those who dares to follow, please solve the puzzle of my daughter's curse with me. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on Jul 12, 2022 - 1 comment

Movie: Berlin Syndrome

A passionate holiday romance leads to an obsessive relationship, when an Australian photojournalist wakes one morning in a Berlin apartment and is unable to leave. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jul 8, 2022 - 4 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: HOBGOBLINS  Rewatch   Season 9, Ep 7

Re-rewatch! "It's the 80s; do a lot of coke and vote for Ronald Reagan!" "Meet the Hobgoblins: Frankie, Sniffles, Bounce-Bounce, and The Claw!" "Paint my muscle car prune color, please!" "Wow this is a really well planned-out make-out spot. They must get public funding." "I would not want Pig Liquor." "Watch out, you little doodad!" Really, what can you do with those hobgoblins? Previously and again.
posted by JHarris on Jul 7, 2022 - 8 comments

Movie: Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Matthew Bennell (Donald Sutherland) notices that several of his friends are complaining that their close relatives are in some way different. When questioned later they themselves seem changed, as they deny everything or make excuses. As the invaders increase in number they become more open and Bennell, who has by now witnessed an attempted "replacement," realizes that he and his friends must escape or suffer the same fate. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jul 6, 2022 - 17 comments

Movie: We're All Going to the World's Fair

Late on a cold night somewhere in the U.S., teenage Casey (Anna Cobb) sits alone in her attic bedroom, scrolling the internet under the glow-in-the-dark stars and black-light posters that blanket the ceiling. She has finally decided to take the World's Fair Challenge, an online role-playing horror game, and embrace the uncertainty it promises. After the initiation, she documents the changes that may or may not be happening to her, adding her experiences to the shuffle of online clips available for the world to see. As she begins to lose herself between dream and reality, a mysterious figure reaches out, claiming to see something special in her uploads. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jul 4, 2022 - 4 comments

Movie: Fright Night

Teenage Charley Brewster (William Ragsdale) is a horror-film junkie, so it's no surprise that, when a reclusive new neighbor named Jerry Dandridge (Chris Sarandon) moves next-door, Brewster becomes convinced he is a vampire. It's also no surprise when nobody believes him. However, after strange events begin to occur, Charlie has no choice but to turn to the only person who could possibly help: washed-up television vampire killer Peter Vincent (Roddy McDowall). [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jul 3, 2022 - 15 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

Movie: Slither

Wheelsy is a small town where not much happens and everyone minds his own business. No one notices when evil slips in quietly but, when people find mutilated livestock and a woman goes missing, Sheriff Bill Pardy (Nathan Fillion) discovers an alien organism that threatens to devour all life on Earth. Also starting Elizabeth Banks and Michael Rookery. Written and directed by James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy.). [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jun 27, 2022 - 8 comments

Movie: Audition

Aoyama (Ryo Ishibashi) is a widower who decides to start dating again. Aided by a film-producer friend (Miyuki Matsuda), Aoyama uses auditions for a fake production to function as a dating service. When Aoyama becomes intrigued by the withdrawn, gorgeous Asami (Eihi Shiina), they begin a relationship. However, he begins to realize that Asami isn't as reserved as she appears to be. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jun 27, 2022 - 12 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

Movie: The Baby (1973)

Mrs. Wadsworth (Ruth Roman) heads a household of two adult daughters and a (curiously) impaired adult son, when a new social worker (Anjanette Comer) takes a special interest in the bizarre family dynamic she finds. [more inside]
posted by 2N2222 on Jun 25, 2022 - 3 comments

Movie: Revealer

Tensions rise when a stripper and religious protester are trapped together in a peep show booth and must come together to survive the apocalypse in 1980's Chicago. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jun 25, 2022 - 4 comments

Movie: The Purge: Election Year

Presidential candidate Charlie Roan (Elizabeth Mitchell) is determined to end the yearly tradition of blood lust and lawlessness. When her opponents hatch a deadly scheme, the senator finds herself trapped on the streets of Washington, D.C., just as the latest Purge gets underway. Now, it's up to Leo Barnes (Frank Grillo), her head of security, to keep her alive during the next 12 hours of mayhem. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jun 24, 2022 - 2 comments

Movie: The Black Phone

Finney (Mason Thames), a shy but clever 13-year-old boy, is abducted by a sadistic killer (Ethan Hawke) and trapped in a soundproof basement where screaming is of little use. When a disconnected phone on the wall begins to ring, Finney discovers that he can hear the voices of the killer's previous victims... and they are dead set on making sure that what happened to them doesn't happen to Finney. Based on a story by Joe Hill (Locke & Key). Written by the duo Robert Cargill & Scott Derrickson (Sinister). Directed by Derrickson (Doctor Strange). [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jun 23, 2022 - 1 comment

Movie: The Descent: Part 2

Distraught, confused, and half-wild with fear, Sarah Carter amnesiac spelunker (Shauna Macdonald) emerges alone from the Appalachian cave system where she encountered unspeakable terrors. Unable to plausibly explain to the authorities what happened - or why she's covered in her friends' blood - Sarah is forced back to the subterranean depths to help locate her five missing companions. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jun 22, 2022 - 4 comments

Movie: The Descent

A year after a severe emotional trauma, Sarah (Shauna Macdonald) goes to North Carolina to spend some time exploring caves with her friends; after descending underground, the women find strange cave paintings and evidence of an earlier expedition, then learn they are not alone. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jun 21, 2022 - 18 comments

Movie: Blood Dolls

Virgil, an eccentric freak billionaire, spends his days being a "biological inventor." The "blood dolls," his newest creation, aid him in getting revenge on those who betrayed him. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on Jun 19, 2022 - 2 comments

Movie: All About Evil

Mousy librarian Deborah inherits her father's beloved but failing old movie house. To save the family business, she discovers her inner serial killer when she starts turning out a series of grisly shorts, but her legion of rabid gore fans doesn't realize that the murders in the films are all real. Natasha Lyonne has a blast as the homicidal auteur in the feature length directorial debut of Joshua Grannell, also known as San Francisco drag icon Peaches Christ. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jun 15, 2022 - 5 comments

Movie: Offseason

Upon receiving a mysterious letter that her mother's grave has been vandalized, Marie travels to the desolate island town where she's buried. Just as she arrives, the island closes for the season, leaving Marie trapped in a nightmare. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jun 11, 2022 - 6 comments

Movie: Christine

John Carpenter directed this adaptation of the Stephen King novel about a nerdy teen who finds a dangerous obsession with a 1958 Plymouth Fury. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jun 5, 2022 - 7 comments

Movie: Dashcam

At the start of the pandemic, an obnoxious livestreaming improv musician (Annie Hardy, playing an exaggerated version of herself) abandons L.A. for London, steals her ex-bandmate's car, fires up her livestream and makes the fateful decision to give a ride to an elderly woman who is not what she seems. Filmed entirely via iPhone. Written and directed by Rob Savage (Host). [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jun 3, 2022 - 2 comments

Movie: Watcher

As a serial killer stalks the city, Julia (Maika Monroe) a young actress who just moved to București with her husband, notices a mysterious stranger (Burn Gorman) watching her from across the street. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jun 3, 2022 - 6 comments

Movie: What Keeps You Alive

Jackie and Jules are celebrating their first anniversary at a secluded cabin in the woods belonging to Jackie's family. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on Jun 2, 2022 - 2 comments

Movie: Them

Lucas and Clementine live peacefully in their isolated country house, but one night they wake up to strange noise. They're not alone, and a group of hooded assailants begin to terrorize them throughout the night. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on May 15, 2022 - 0 comments

Movie: Firestarter

Parents Andy (Zac Efron) and Vicky (Sydney Lemmon) have been on the run, desperate to hide their daughter Charlie (Ryan Kiera Armstrong) from a shadowy federal agency that wants to harness her dangerous telekinetic powers. Andy has taught Charlie how to defuse her power, but as Charlie turns 11, the fire becomes harder and harder to control. After an incident reveals the family's location, a mysterious operative is deployed to hunt down the family and seize Charlie once and for all. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on May 13, 2022 - 7 comments

Movie: The Sadness

A young couple in Taipei is pushed to the limits of sanity as they attempt to be reunited amid the chaos of a pandemic outbreak. The streets erupt into violence and depravity, as those infected are driven to enact the most cruel and ghastly things imaginable. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on May 12, 2022 - 14 comments

Movie: The Cellar

Keira (Elisha Cuthbert) finds that her daughter has mysteriously vanished in the cellar of their new house. She soon discovers there is an ancient and powerful entity controlling their home that she will have to face or risk losing her family's souls forever. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on May 4, 2022 - 7 comments

Movie: Final Destination 5

In this fifth installment, Death is just as omnipresent as ever, and is unleashed after one man's premonition saves a group of coworkers from a terrifying suspension bridge collapse. But this group of unsuspecting souls was never supposed to survive, and, in a terrifying race against time, the ill-fated group frantically tries to discover a way to escape Death's sinister agenda. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on May 3, 2022 - 3 comments

Movie: The Final Destination

After a young man's premonition of a deadly race-car crash helps saves the lives of his peers, Death sets out to collect those who evaded their end. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on May 3, 2022 - 6 comments

Movie: Black Sabbath

This horror anthology by Mario Bava consists of three separate tales introduced by Boris Karloff and based on stories by Tolstoy, de Maupassant, and Chekhov. In "The Telephone," Rosy (Michèle Mercier) receives threatening telephone calls from an unseen stalker. In "The Wurdulak", a man named Gorca (Karloff) returns to his family after claiming to have slain a Wurdulak, an undead creature who attacks those that it had once loved. "The Drop of Water" centers on Helen Corey (Jacqueline Pierreux), a nurse who steals a ring from a corpse being prepared for burial and finds herself haunted by the ring's original owner. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Apr 26, 2022 - 2 comments

Movie: Virus:32

A rapid spreading virus which transforms people into intelligent, ultra-violent, extra-fast zombified hunters. After each wave of attack by the monsters, they're left incapacitated for 32 seconds while they recover their strength. A new Argentinian film from director Gustavo Hernandez (La Casa Muda). [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Apr 22, 2022 - 2 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: DEVIL DOLL  Rewatch   Season 8, Ep 18

Rewatch! Dr. Vorelli is a real piece of work. He's a sinister hypnotist who performs on stage in front of audiences, but seems to hate it. He hates puppets but has one in his act. But it turns out the puppet is actually a person who's mind he's put into a ventriloquist dummy somehow. He taunts him mercilessly for some reason, dangling hopes of forbidden ham before him. It's not clear why. I guess evil is its own reward? On and about the SOL, Pearl and company are still in Roman times, looking for Bobo. Previously.
posted by JHarris on Apr 21, 2022 - 2 comments

Movie: Final Destination 3

A student's premonition of a deadly rollercoaster ride saves her life and a lucky few, but not from death itself... which seeks out those who escaped their fate. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Apr 20, 2022 - 9 comments

Movie: Final Destination 2

When Kimberly has a violent premonition of a highway pileup she blocks the freeway, keeping a few others meant to die, safe...Or are they? The survivors mysteriously start dying and it's up to Kimberly to stop it before she's next.
posted by DirtyOldTown on Apr 19, 2022 - 7 comments

Movie: Final Destination

After a teenager (Devon Sawa) has a terrifying vision of him and his friends dying in a plane crash, he prevents the accident only to have Death hunt them down, one by one.
posted by DirtyOldTown on Apr 19, 2022 - 5 comments

Movie: Choose or Die

After firing up a lost 80s survival horror game, a young coder unleashes a hidden curse that tears reality apart, forcing her to make terrifying decisions and face deadly consequences. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Apr 18, 2022 - 5 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE HORROR OF PARTY BEACH  Rewatch   Season 8, Ep 17

Re-rewatch! Monsters created by radiation lumber ashore to attack the population of old teenagers. Their savior? As always, the magic metal: SODIUM. Previously and again.
posted by JHarris on Apr 14, 2022 - 0 comments

From: Season 1 (Full Season)  Season 1, Ep 0

A small town existing nowhere traps all those who cross its threshold. [more inside]
posted by porpoise on Apr 13, 2022 - 11 comments

Book: Camp Ghoul Mountain Part VI: The Official Novelization by Jonathan Raab

Author Jonathan Raab (the actual author) has been hired to do a novelization of Camp Ghoul Mountain Part VI. The Camp Ghoul Mountain series is a transparent riff on the Friday the 13th series where an animal-masked serial killer murders teens in a mountain summer camp. The book is thus divided in telling the story of the fictional slasher movie franchise's most infamous entry as well as giving a bizarre backstory about its troubled production history. The resulting book is loopy and meta, a love letter to 80's slasher movies, 90's conspiracy theories, and B-movies throughout the years. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Apr 8, 2022 - 2 comments

Movie: Night's End

An anxious shut-in trying to make money by recording videos discovers his new apartment might be haunted. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on Apr 2, 2022 - 4 comments

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