Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE SLIME PEOPLE Rewatch Season 1, Ep 8
Rewatch! It's like a zombie movie but not, and from before that became a genre! You might consider it ahead of its time, or you might consider that zombie movies were never all that to begin with. It's another first season episode, when the guys and robots were still finding their feet and/or hoverskirts. Previously. [more inside]
The X-Files: Aubrey Rewatch Season 2, Ep 12
Mulder and Scully become involved in a murder investigation in Aubrey, Missouri, after a detective finds the remains of an FBI agent who disappeared in the 1940s, and can't explain how she knew to dig in one specific place in a large field late at night.
The X-Files: Excelsis Dei Rewatch Season 2, Ep 11
Scully and Mulder go to an elder care home in Worcester, Massachusetts, to investigate a nurse's report that she was sexually assaulted by an unseen force.
The X-Files: Red Museum Rewatch Season 2, Ep 10
Mulder and Scully are called to Delta Glen, Wisconsin, to look into the case of a teenaged boy who left his home in response to a phone call from an unknown person, saying he'd be gone for five minutes, and was found the next morning, wandering the woods in only his underwear, wild-eyed and incoherent with fear, and with the words, "He is one," written in black marker on his back.
The X-Files: Firewalker Rewatch Season 2, Ep 9
A volcanologist shows Mulder and Scully a video transmission from a volcano in Mount Avalon, New Hampshire, in which a dead seismologist and a moving shadow appears, and asks them to investigate the matter.
The X-Files: 3 Rewatch Season 2, Ep 7
With Scully still missing, Mulder goes to L.A. to investigate a series of murders in which the victim is drained of blood, the mirrors in the victim's house smashed, and biblical citations written on the walls in blood.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: ROBOT MONSTER Rewatch Season 1, Ep 7
Rewatch! We're baaaack.... A alien invader (guy in a gorilla suit with a fishbowl on his head) called Ro-Man destroys everyone on Earth except for a family that lives in walking distance of his cave (which has a bubble machine in front of it). The family tries to thwart Ro-Man's attempt to wipe them out, until Ro-Man gets a crush on the family's teenage daughter. At what point on the graph do "must" and "cannot" meet? In the end it's all a dream had by a comic-addled young boy. Up until this point MST had shown bad movies, but this was the first truly transcendent example they did. Some have called it the worst movie ever made. Enjoy! Also has two Radar Men From the Moon shorts. Previously [more inside]
Ten people arrive at a secluded mountain resort to find it completely deserted. With no gas for the return trip, the visitors are forced to stay and investigate the mystery surrounding the abandoned lodge. [more inside]
The X-Files: Sleepless Rewatch Season 2, Ep 4
Mulder receives a marked copy of a newspaper and a cassette recording that point him to the case of a New York City sleep specialist who had called 911 to report a fire outside his apartment, only for the firefighters to find upon their arrival that there was neither a fire nor signs of a fire on the scene, just the doctor, dead and with a discharged fire extinguisher nearby. Mulder asks to be assigned to the case and finds himself working it in partnership with Agent Alex Krycek.
The X-Files: Blood Rewatch Season 2, Ep 3
Mulder is called to Franklin, Pennsylvania, an ordinarily peaceful agricultural district, which is suddenly experiencing a spate of normal, harmless people going on berserk murder sprees.
The X-Files: The Host Rewatch Season 2, Ep 2
Skinner relieves Mulder of his surveillance duty and sends him to Newark, New Jersey, to look into the matter of a Russian's body found dead in a sewer.
The X-Files: Roland Rewatch Season 1, Ep 23
Scully and Mulder are called to the Mahan Washington Institute of Technology, in Colson, Washington, to investigate the death of a propulsion research scientist who had gotten locked into a wind tunnel with a turbine engine, both of which were then activated via the lab's computer, though there was no one else in the lab at the time but a janitor with an I.Q. of 70.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE CRAWLING HAND Rewatch Season 1, Ep 6
Rewatch! An astronaut crashes to earth and dies, all except for his hand (or hand and forearm, depending on the shot). It strangles people then hooks up with a teen to do more stranglin'. In the end it gets eaten by a cat, saving the world. Good kitty! This is an important episode in that it's the first one that sets up the "style" of the show in almost all later episodes, the opening going directly into the theater tunnel, and Joel explains the premise, really for the first time on cable. Also, the movie features the song Surfin' Bird. Previously. ----- In other news, for the extent of the pandemic, the MST Club video room will be open between shows with a playlist of as-broadcast MST episodes, funny YouTube finds, and other special appearances, for bored social distancers dropping-in. "Enjoy!"
The X-Files: Born Again Rewatch Season 1, Ep 22
Mulder and Scully go to Buffalo to inquire into the case of a police detective who was thrown through a precinct interrogation room window at a time when there was no one else in the room but an eight-year-old girl.
The X-Files: Tooms Rewatch Season 1, Ep 21
In a sequel to the Squeeze episode, Tooms is paroled despite Mulder's objections, and Assistant Director Walter Skinner orders Scully to use more orthodox methods of investigation in her work on the X-Files.
The X-Files: Darkness Falls Rewatch Season 1, Ep 20
Mulder and Scully go to Olympia National Forest in Washington State to investigate the disappearance of an entire logging team and two federal Forest Service officials.
The X-Files: Shapes Rewatch Season 1, Ep 19
Mulder and Scully go to Montana to investigate the fatal shooting of a young Native American man by a white rancher, who swears he thought he was shooting at some sort of ferocious animal.
imdb: In 1993, the Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence Project receives a transmission detailing an alien DNA structure, along with instructions on how to splice it with human DNA. The result is Sil, a sensual but deadly creature who can change from a beautiful woman to an armour-plated killing machine in the blink of an eye. [more inside]
The X-Files: Miracle Man Rewatch Season 1, Ep 18
Scully and Mulder investigate a faith healing ministry in Tennessee after several unexplained sudden deaths occur among its attendants.
Ignoring the warnings of the locals, a group of teenage camp counselors takes on the job of reopening Camp Crystal Lake on Friday the 13th no less, and raise the ire of Jason Voorhees, a masked, homicidal maniac.
The X-Files: Young at Heart Rewatch Season 1, Ep 16
A killer whom Mulder helped capture and put in prison during his first assignment at the FBI, and who reportedly subsequently died in prison, suddenly reappears, and he is very much alive, on the loose, and out for revenge.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE CORPSE VANISHES Rewatch Season 1, Ep 5
Rewatch! Bela Lugosi plays a mad scientist who extracts brain juice from young brides to keep his wife young, because that's a thing that works. Come on, if it did Trump would be trying to suck it out of people's heads with a drinking straw. Both this and the previous movie are among the oldest films MST ever did, made in 1942. There's another Commando Cody short too, and some classic sketches, such as the robots saying bedtime prayers and the haircut bit. Previously
The X-Files: Lazarus Rewatch Season 1, Ep 15
When a bank robber named Warren James Dupre and an FBI agent named Jack Willis are both shot during Willis's and Scully's attempt to stop a bank robbery, only Willis survives, but he seems to be taking a less than professional approach towards finding Dupre's wife and partner in crime, Lula Philips.
The X-Files: Gender Bender Rewatch Season 1, Ep 14
A string of deaths of those who have just had sex with a gender changing stranger lead Mulder and Scully to Massachusetts, where they investigate a reclusive Amish-like sect known as the Kindred.
It has only been a few months since the last Friday the 13th, but we have one coming up at the end of this week. Amazingly, this is the final movie in the series, so my work here is just about done. Anyway, if you want to see the previous movies / posts / discussions you can click through. Otherwise, I hope someone is interested in watching this last movie. [more inside]
The X-Files: Fire Rewatch Season 1, Ep 12
Phoebe Green, an ex of Mulder's from his Oxford days, asks Mulder to look into a string of deaths by spontaneous combustion.
The X-Files: Shadows Rewatch Season 1, Ep 6
Scully and Mulder are called to Philadelphia to investigate the medically inexplicable deaths of two men who had attacked a young secretary at a bank machine, only to be found dead hours later with their throats crushed from the inside.
The X-Files: The Jersey Devil Rewatch Season 1, Ep 5
Scully and Mulder go to Atlantic City to investigate the case of a partially eaten body found in the nearby woods.
When Cecilia's abusive ex takes his own life and leaves her his fortune, she suspects his death was a hoax. As a series of coincidences turn lethal, Cecilia works to prove that she is being hunted by someone nobody can see.
The X-Files: Squeeze Rewatch Season 1, Ep 3
Scully and Mulder pick up the slimy yellow trail of a serial killer who attacks his victims in seemingly secure locations and removes their livers... at 30-year intervals.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE MAD MONSTER Rewatch Season 1, Ep 3
Rewatch! An amiable handyman is turned into a furred killer by virtue of a syringe of Wolf Juice, in service to that diabolical process called science. When it is proclaimed of our our somewhat-hairy, yet still humanoid, victim that he has "become a wolf," it is a profoundly silly moment. Comes with Pt. 2 of Radar Men From The Moon. Previously [more inside]
After the bottom falls out of a deal, Joel feels like he has lost everything. Then he meets a former classmate who offers him an investment opportunity in a new company: Empathy, Inc. The company has created tech that allows the user to virtually experience another person's life. [more inside]
A husband with a bad track record tries to renovate a dilapidated old Victorian home for his growing family, only to learn that the house has other plans. [more inside]
Rewatch! Evil Dr. Krupp, aka "The Bat" continues his plans to steal a treasure from the body of an Aztec mummy. This time he builds a robot to do it for him, which, why? Sell the robot, get more money than the treasure is worth! No matter. He's opposed by the virtuous Dr. Almada and the mummy, Popoca, itself. Also riffed is the first part of Commando Cody serial Radar Men From The Moon. Previously
This "historically engaging and pressingly relevant" biography establishes Shirley Jackson as a towering figure in American literature and revives the life and work of a neglected master. Still known to millions primarily as the author of "The Lottery", Shirley Jackson (1916-1965) has been curiously absent from the mainstream American literary canon. A genius of literary suspense and psychological horror, Jackson plumbed the cultural anxiety of post-war American more deeply than anyone. [more inside]
Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE CRAWLING EYE Rewatch Season 1, Ep 1
Rewatch! Ambulatory eyeballs with tentacles descend from space and menace the inhabitants of a mountain town. It's the first cable episode again, and as before, it's kind of a tough row to hoe. Previously [more inside]
This film tells the story of the German serial killer Fritz Honka who murdered four women between 1970 and 1975 and hid the parts of dead bodies in his apartment. [more inside]
Locke & Key: Season 1 Books Included Season 1, Ep 0
A family in need of a fresh start. A mysterious old manor. With the turn of a key, they'll open doors to a magical--and dangerous--new world. (Netflix, IDW comics adaptation) [more inside]
Locke & Key: Welcome to Matheson Show Only Season 1, Ep 1
After the Lockes move into Keyhouse, Bode makes a new acquaintance--and a startling discovery. Tyler and Kinsey try to start over at a new high school. (Netflix original, IDW comic book adaptation) [more inside]
The Ghost Bride: All Episodes Season 1, Ep 0
Set in 1890's Colonial Malacca, a Malaysian Chinese woman accepts a marriage proposal from a wealthy family to be the "ghost bride" to their deceased son - an opportunity that would save her family from a lifetime of debt, but require her to spend the rest of her days haunted by a ghostly spouse. Desperate to escape the situation, she soon finds herself wrapped up in a murder mystery and embroiled in otherworldly affairs far bigger than she could have imagined. [more inside]
A retelling of the classic fairytale. A sister and brother leave their home in search of food and security and find a great evil lurking in the woods.
Ares: Ares Season 1, Ep 0
Rosa Steenwijk, a biracial first-year medical student in Amsterdam, discovers her best friend is in a mysterious "student group." [more inside]
Castle Rock: Season Two Season 2, Ep 0
Season two of Hulu's horror anthology building on characters and settings created by Stephen King. A feud between warring clans comes to a boil when nurse and budding psychopath Annie Wilkes (Lizzy Caplan) gets waylaid in Castle Rock.
Dracula: Dracula (2020) Books Included Season 1, Ep 0
Moffat & Gatiss return with a three-part "adaptation" of Dracula on BBC One and Netflix. [more inside]
When a mysterious Signal triggers an event that sparks the end of the world, Aubrey Parker is trapped in her dead best friend's apartment, with a single cassette tape labelled "THIS MIXTAPE WILL SAVE THE WORLD."
A hiker's survival skills is put to the test when he stumbles upon the remains of an old abandoned camp and discovers its long dark secrets. This is part 10 of the Friday the 13th on Friday the 13th movie club. [more inside]
It has only been a few months since the last Friday the 13th, but we have one coming up at the end of this week. Jason X is the next movie up in the slow burn Friday the 13th movie club, but it has already been posted so I will post the fan movie Never Hike Alone (Available in its entirety on Youtube) in its stead. [more inside]
Finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction “[These stories] vibrate with originality, queerness, sensuality and the strange.”―Roxane Gay “In these formally brilliant and emotionally charged tales, Machado gives literal shape to women’s memories and hunger and desire. I couldn’t put it down.”―Karen Russell In Her Body and Other Parties, Carmen Maria Machado blithely demolishes the arbitrary borders between psychological realism and science fiction, comedy and horror, fantasy and...
After having narrowly escaped an attempt on his life at the hands of a psychopath, detective inspector Takakura quits active service in the police force and takes up a position as a university lecturer in criminal psychology. He can't quite leave his old work behind, and something about the neighborhood seems... off. Directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa (Cure, Pulse/Kairo). [more inside]
A man returns to the site of his childhood home where, years before, he knew a girl named Lettie Hempstock who showed him the most marvelous, dangerous, and outrageous things...