Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE DEADLY BEES Season 9, Ep 5
"hives of horror! Excited by the smell of fear they inflict their fatal stings!" A British singer collapses on television and is sent to the countryside to recuperate. I guess she shouldn't have used AirB&B. Also apparently the British take forever to investigate anything. This episode is infamously unavailable commercially by any means, not YouTube, DVD, Video on Demand or streaming; it's one of those final few episodes where the copyright owners seem almost affronted at the temerity of that Midwest puppet show at making fun of their movie and have refused to license it for release. In subplot news, the other Observers are back and try to take Brain Guy away. Pearl and Bobo's attempts at getting him to stay is as close to touching as this deeply ridiculous show ever gets. Premiered May 9, 1998. 21 episodes left. (guy with bowler hat appears mysteriously, nods, and walks off into distance) [more inside]
Dark: Alpha and Omega (Alpha und Omega) Season 1, Ep 10
Peter gets a shock. Jonas learns the truth about his family, but there are more surprises still to come. Helge makes a sacrifice. (Season Finale) [more inside]
Dark: Everything is Now (Alles Ist Jetzt) Season 1, Ep 9
Ulrich runs afoul of the law. Helge tries to dodge Egon Tiedemann, Claudia harnesses the cave’s powers, and Katharina lashes out at Hannah. [more inside]
In 1953, the disfigured bodies of two boys are exhumed at a construction site, the future location of Winden's nuclear power plant. [more inside]
Dark: Crossroads (Kreuzwege) Season 1, Ep 7
Ulrich questions a frail and frightened Helge in the nursing home. Jonas searches for Mikkel, but the stranger warns him about meddling with the past. [more inside]
Dark: Sic Mundus Creatus Est Season 1, Ep 6
Ulrich looks to the past for answers and dredges up disturbing family secrets. Armed with new tools, Jonas probes the cave’s murky depths [more inside]
Dark: Truths (Wahrheiten) Season 1, Ep 5
Hannah takes her obsession with Ulrich too far. The stranger asks Regina to deliver an important package. Martha is torn between Jonas and Bartosz [more inside]
Dark: Double Lives (Doppelleben) Season 1, Ep 4
Bizarre occurrences give Charlotte a sense of déjà vu, and she suspects Peter is hiding something. Franziska snaps when Magnus confronts her. [more inside]
Dark: Past and Present (Gestern und Huete) Season 1, Ep 3
It’s 1986, and Ulrich’s brother, Mads, has been missing for a month. Confusion reigns as past and present intertwine. [more inside]
Dark: Lies (Lügen) Season 1, Ep 2
When a grim discovery leaves the police baffled, Ulrich seeks a search warrant for the power plant. A mysterious stranger checks into the hotel. [more inside]
Dark: Secrets (Geheimnisse) Season 1, Ep 1
In 2019, a local boy’s disappearance stokes fear in the residents of Winden, a small German town with a strange and tragic history. [more inside]
Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE PROJECTED MAN Season 9, Ep 1
"Born a man... turned into a living laser beam by science's most gruesome experiment!" "A Billion Volts of Death in Every Finger!" Another dang fool scientist is inventing a teleporter, and again he's impatient for results so he tests it on himself and becomes a monster. Isn't it weird when a movie's hubristic Tampering In God's Domain amounts to moving somewhere? Hey here's a thought, why not just walk a few steps across the room and maybe not turn into a deformed horror? Lembeck is staying! The movie's okay but the thing about this episode is that the "endless chase" subplot is finally over, although it takes a season for the opening theme to catch up with this fact. Pearl and henchies finally arrive at and settle into ancestral family home Castle Forrester, the show's site until the end of the classic era. Pearl discovers a family history in which she finds out her family has been forcing bad art on hapless subjects for ages. In this, we find out that the female half of her family basically have the same first-naming conventions as the Crystal Gems, which could make for some really odd fanfiction if anyone wants to write it. (Kinga breaks that trend though.) YouTube (1h32m) Premiered November 22, 1997. 25 episodes left. [more inside]
Stranger Things: Chapter Nine: The Gate Season 2, Ep 9
Eleven makes plans to finish what she started. (Season finale) [more inside]
Stranger Things: Chapter Eight: The Mind Flayer Season 2, Ep 8
An unlikely hero steps forward when a deadly development puts the Hawkins Lab on lockdown, trapping Will and several others inside. [more inside]
Stranger Things: Chapter Seven: The Lost Sister Season 2, Ep 7
Psychic visions draw Eleven to a band of violent outcasts and an angry girl with a shadowy past. [more inside]
Stranger Things: Chapter Six: The Spy Season 2, Ep 6
Will's connection to a shadowy evil grows stronger, but no one's quite sure how to stop it. Elsewhere, Dustin and Steve forge an unlikely bond. [more inside]
Stranger Things: Chapter Five: Dig Dug Season 2, Ep 5
Nancy and Jonathan swap conspiracy theories with a new ally as Eleven searches for someone from her past. "Bob the Brain" tackles a difficult problem.
Stranger Things: Chapter Four: Will the Wise Season 2, Ep 4
An ailing Will opens up to Joyce -- with disturbing results. While Hopper digs for the truth, Eleven unearths a surprising discovery.
Stranger Things: Chapter Three: The Pollywog Season 2, Ep 3
Dustin adopts a strange new pet, and Eleven grows increasingly impatient. A well-meaning Bob urges Will to stand up to his fears.
Stranger Things: Chapter Two: Trick or Treat, Freak Season 2, Ep 2
After Will sees something terrible on trick-or-treat night, Mike wonders whether Eleven's still out there. Nancy wrestles with the truth about Barb.
Stranger Things: Chapter One: MADMAX Season 2, Ep 1
As the town preps for Halloween, a high-scoring rival shakes things up in the arcade, and a skeptical Hopper inspects a field of rotting pumpkins.
Tommy Jarvis goes to the graveyard to get rid of Jason Voorhees' body once and for all, but inadvertently brings him back to life instead. The newly revived killer once again seeks revenge, and Tommy may be the only one who can defeat him. [more inside]
Dimension 404: Season One Season 1, Ep 0
Deep in cyberspace, there is said to be a lost dimension that is home to unspeakable terrors, unseen wonders and stories that are unlike any other. This science fiction anthology dives into the wonders, and terrors, of the digital age, exploring tales that are both weird and wild. Episodes range from outrageous horror-comedy to action-adventures that bend the mind. Narrated by Mark Hamill and starring the likes of Lea Michele, Joel McHale, Megan Mullally, Sarah Hyland, Patton Oswalt, Robert Buckley, Utkarsh Ambudkar, and Constance Wu. Check out the trailer. [more inside]
After nearly another year, the next Friday the 13th is upon us. That means it is time for part six of the Friday the 13th movie club. [more inside]
Star Trek: Discovery: Context Is For Kings Season 1, Ep 3
Michael boards the USS Discovery, and quotes Alice In Wonderland a whole lot. [more inside]
The Exorcist: Janus Season 2, Ep 1
A new storyline begins. In Montana, Father Marcus continues training Father Tomas to be an exorcist, but their "patient's" husband (as well as a trigger-happy local sheriff) don't trust our heroes' intentions. Elsewhere, a social worker (John Cho) takes care of troubled adolescents (including Deadpool's Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Brianna Hildebrand!) at an island estate. On the night of a very important visit, one of the kids begins to display bizarre and dangerous behavior. [more inside]
Mystery Science Theater 3000: DEVIL DOLL Season 8, Ep 18
"What is the strange terrifying evil secret of the dummy... and why is it locked in a case every night?" Some people create their own hell for themselves. Such a person is Dr. Vorelli, a man who hates puppets but has a successful ventriloquist act. His marionette Hugo has a dark secret, but it involves ham. And what is it about sinister hypnotist types who put the whammy on women that dooms them to stage performance? There appears to be a lot less money in Svengali-ing than you'd think. It turns out Rasputin's real trick was networking. This is an episode that tends to grow on people. During one's first viewing it's easy to get overwhelmed by the Vorelli's hatefulness and the overall aura of bad, but there are some great lines by Mike and co. And Pitch, a character from the Comedy Central era (a reference to Santa Claus), features in host segments! In the subplot, "Apearlo" and "Brainguyus" are still in Ancient Rome looking for Bobo. Promo - YouTube Premiered October 4, 1997. [more inside]
Channel Zero: No-End House: This Isn't Real Season 2, Ep 1
Inspired by Brian Russell’s Creepypasta tale, Channel Zero: No-End House tells the story of a young woman named Margot Sleator, played by Amy Forsyth, who visits the No-End House, a bizarre house of horrors that consists of a series of increasingly disturbing rooms. [more inside]
Mystery Science Theater 3000: INCREDIBLY STRANGE CREATURES WHO STOPPED LIVING & BECAME MIXEDUP ZOMBIES Season 8, Ep 12
(Note: title slightly condensed to fit in the form) "MONSTERS COME REAL! CRASH OUT OF SCREEN! INVADE AUDIENCE! ABDUCT GIRLS FROM THEIR SEATS! Not 3-D. Don't Miss It!" "SEE: The world's first monster musical!" Why do supposedly powerful magicians and sorceresses work at carnivals? Estrella tells fortunes, hypnotises people to make them kill her enemies, and keeps a small heard of mixed-up zombies, overseen by her employee Ortega. In between scenes, there are pointless musical numbers. This one's a full 10/10 for pain folks, beware! Some consider it to be one of the worst movies ever made, and it is the first such MST film of the Sci-Fi Channel era. It is extremely weird at the very least. In the subplot, Pearl takes the space children from last week to return them to their parents, and Observer has a very bad experience with Bobo. Promo - YouTube, Official, with Annotations! (1h32m) Premiered June 14, 1997. [more inside]
Two parallel stories about people trapped in illogical endless spaces: two brothers and a detective locked on an infinite staircase, and a family locked on an infinite road...for over 35 years. Written and directed by
Nihilist Arby's Isaac Ezban. Spanish language, currently on Netflix.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE GIANT SPIDER INVASION Season 8, Ep 10
"Creeping!... Clawing!... Crushing!" Spider! He is our hero! Well it's not the hero of a small town in Wisconson, as it goes around eating residents, or it would be if he were actually a spider and not a poor special effect. Rioting and chaos are left in its wake. Guys, maybe it's friendly, and is trying to communicate by killing us? Okay maybe not. The movie this week is, once again, tough going. It's brought to us by MST All-Star Bill Rebane, who made... (wait for it)... MONSTER A-GO-GO. Mwa-ha-ha-ha! A film of the genre of people getting devoured by an otherworldly menace, in which way it is eventually poisoned by their accumulated awfulness. In Subplot Land, Pearl's group and the SOL are bothered by pod people. MRxL MRxL MRxL! GO PACKERS WHOOO YouTube (1h33m) Promo Premiered May 5, 1997. [more inside]
Broadcasting through a makeshift network of discarded televisions, this story is tangled up in the aftermath of Los Angeles's worst earthquake nightmare. Travel between screens and aftershocks into the twisted lives of the survived. [more inside]
When a young vegetarian undergoes a carnivorous hazing ritual at vet school, an unbidden taste for meat begins to grow in her. [more inside]
Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE THING THAT COULDN'T DIE Season 8, Ep 5
"The Grave Can't Hold It... Nothing Human Can Stop it!" A psychic lady stumbles upon a Box of Evil on the ranch, evidently the cousin of Señor Wences' friend Pedro. It bends the very wills of the people there until it is reunited with its body... and then is instantly defeated, because apparently its demonic powers end at that moment. S'not alright! We just got done with The Beast of Hollow Mountain and now we've got another Weird Western! In subplot news, this is the episode that introduces the Observers, and one particular Observer as a regular character, played by Bill Corbitt. Episode 805 is unavailable on YouTube. Premiered March 3, 1997. [more inside]
High school student Mitsuko is menaced by a malevolent breeze.
A father will stop at nothing to protect his wife and son from a malevolent, mysterious presence terrorizing them right outside their doorstep.
Doctor Who: Oxygen Season 10, Ep 5
"Space... the final frontier. Final because it wants to kill us. Sometimes we forget that, start taking it all for granted — the suits, the ships, the little bubbles of safety — as they protect us from the void. But the void is always waiting." - The Doctor [more inside]
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]
Doctor Who: Knock Knock Season 10, Ep 4
Bill is moving in with some friends and they’ve found the perfect house – so what if it’s strangely cheap to rent, and the landlord is a little creepy? The wind blows, the floorboards creak and the Doctor thinks something is very wrong. What lurks in the strange tower at the heart of the building – and why can’t they find any way to enter it? [more inside]
A modern-day witch uses spells and magic to get men to fall in love with her, in a tribute to 1960s pulp novels and Technicolor melodramas. [more inside]
Currently streaming on Amazon Prime, and often cited as one of the best films of 2016. [more inside]
Bates Motel: Inseparable Season 5, Ep 7
Norman and Mother come together as trouble looms large; Romero convalesces with the help of an old friend; trouble looms large.
Hap and Leonard: Holy Mojo Season 2, Ep 3
Grisly new evidence leads Hap and Leonard on a wild goose chase across town. The guys' passions flare, threatening to derail the investigation.
Bates Motel: Marion Season 5, Ep 6
Marion Crane checks in at the Bates Motel.
Because of the actions of her irresponsible parents, a young girl is left alone on a decrepit country estate and survives inside her fantastic imagination.
This hardcover features the first twelve issues of the hit comic book series, along with covers and a sketchbook, in one oversized hardcover volume. [more inside]
Six astronauts aboard the International Space Station study a sample collected from Mars that could provide evidence for extraterrestrial life - the first example of life beyond Earth. The crew's research methods end up having unintended consequences. [more inside]
Hap and Leonard: Ticking Mojo Season 2, Ep 2
Hap and Florida scheme to free Leonard from a dire situation. Odd clues bring Hap and Leonard to a cryptic person of interest in the case.
Bates Motel: Dreams Die First Season 5, Ep 5
Norman attempts to piece together Mother's movements. In Seattle, Dylan and Emma confront an ugly truth, while Sam's girlfriend Marion makes a spur-of-the-moment decision with far-reaching consequences.
In 17th-century France, Father Urbain Grandier seeks to protect the city of Loudun from the corrupt establishment of Cardinal Richelieu. Hysteria occurs within the city when he is accused of witchcraft by a sexually repressed nun. [more inside]