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Movie: Cemetery Man

[TRAILER] Original title: DellaMorte DellAmore. Francesco Dellamorte (Rupert Everett) is the beleaguered caretaker of a small Italian cemetery, who searches for love while defending himself from dead people who keep rising again. Everything is going well until “She” (Anna Falchi) comes along and stirs things up a bit. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 16, 2024 - 19 comments

Movie: Jennifer's Body

[TRAILER] When a demon takes possession of her, high-school hottie Jennifer (Megan Fox) turns a hungry eye on guys who never stood a chance with her before. While evil Jennifer satisfies her appetite for human flesh with the school's male population, her nerdy friend, Needy (Amanda Seyfried), learns what's happening and vows to put an end to the carnage. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 13, 2024 - 8 comments

Movie: Visitors - Complete Edition

Evil meets comedy: creatures, flying eyes, chainsaws, musical heads, Lloyd Kaufman, mystical apparitions, sci-fi horror comedy and a host of other gleeful shenanigans. Director Ken'ichi Ugana expands his sixteen minute short into a loopy, surreal 61 minute feature. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 12, 2024 - 1 comment

Movie: Lisa Frankenstein

[TRAILER] 80's teen misfit Lisa (Kathryn Newton) struggles with a new school and a new family when her dad remarries. She clashes with overbearing, Jazzercising stepmom (Carla Gugino) while her super-positive cheerleader stepsister Taffy (Liza Soberano) tries to change her social standing, but Lisa would rather spend her nights in a cemetery. Her favorite pastime: taking care of the grave of a pianist who died by suicide in 1837. After a deeply humiliating experience at a party, Lisa goes to her happy place and says the somewhat magical words, “I wish I was with you.” A few well-placed lightning bolts later, the mud-covered Victorian-era corpse (Cole Sprouse) is lumbering into her house, becoming the companion she needs, but also kicking off a murder spree. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 11, 2024 - 6 comments

Movie: Spider Baby or, the Maddest Story Ever Told

[TRAILER] Chauffeur Bruno (Lon Chaney Jr.) looks after three strange siblings at their family estate. Ralph (Sid Haig), Virginia (Jill Banner) and Elizabeth (Beverly Washburn) all suffer from an inherited condition: a genetic disorder that causes a reversal in mental age and results in a crazed, childlike disposition. Because of his affection for the family, Bruno covers up the siblings' bizarre behavior and crimes. But, when relatives arrive at the family estate, the truth is bound to come out. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 9, 2024 - 5 comments

Movie: Destroy All Neighbors

Struggling prog-rock musician William Brown finds himself in a living nightmare when he accidentally kills Vlad, the neighbor from hell. [more inside]
posted by rodlymight on Jan 14, 2024 - 4 comments

Movie: All Eyes

A disgraced podcast host (Jasper Hammer) interviews an eccentric farmer (Mel Hall) who claims to have a monster living in the woods near his house. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 5, 2024 - 5 comments

Movie: There's Something in the Barn

Clark Griswold Bill Nordheim takes his wife Ellen Carol and their children Russ Lucas and Audrey Nora to Norway to fulfill his dream of moving back to the home country after inheriting a remote cabin in the mountains. Christmas becomes complicated when it turns out the home comes with an angry, demanding barn elf. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 5, 2024 - 3 comments

Movie: Satanic Hispanics

A new horror anthology film featuring segments from Latinx directors Mike Mendez (Big Ass Spider), Eduardo Sánchez (The Blair Witch Project), Demián Rugna (Terrified), and Gigi Saul Guerrero(Bingo Hell). [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Sep 15, 2023 - 3 comments

Movie: Book of Monsters

Sophie's friends decide her 18th party is gonna be a banger! Unfortunately the party gets out of hand when it is crashed by actual monsters!
posted by miss-lapin on Aug 23, 2023 - 1 comment

Movie: All Cheerleaders Die

[TRAILER} When tragedy rocks Blackfoot High, rebellious outsider Maddy Killian shocks the student body by joining the cheerleading squad. After a confrontation with the football team, Maddy and her new cheerleader friends are sent on a supernatural roller coaster ride which leaves a path of destruction none of them may be able to escape. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 6, 2023 - 0 comments

Movie: Til Death Do Us Part

[TRAILER] After bailing on her wedding, a former bride-to-be must fight off her ex-groom and seven angry killer groomsmen in order to survive the night. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 6, 2023 - 2 comments

Movie: Waxwork II: Lost in Time

[TRAILER] Lovers (Zach Galligan, Monika Schnarre) flee through centuries on a time-trip of terror in a showdown with a demon lord (Alexander Godunov). [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 3, 2023 - 4 comments

Movie: Gatlopp

A group of old friends reunites for a nostalgic evening of fun and games after a decade apart. After one too many, they decide to play a drinking game, but it's quickly revealed that this game comes with supernatural stakes. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Jul 31, 2023 - 1 comment

Book: The Bus on Thursday by Shirley Barrett

Bridget Jones meets The Exorcist in this wickedly funny, dark novel about one woman’s post-cancer retreat to a remote Australian town and the horrors awaiting her. It wasn’t just the bad breakup that turned Eleanor Mellett’s life upside down. It was the cancer. And all the demons that came with it. [more inside]
posted by Literaryhero on Jul 10, 2023 - 4 comments

Movie: Villains

[TRAILER] When their car breaks down, a couple on the run (Bill Skarsgård, Maika Monroe) headed southbound for a fresh start in the Sunshine State break into a nearby house looking for a new set of wheels. What they find instead is a dark secret, and a sweet-as-pie pair of homeowners (Kyra Sedgwick, Jeffrey Donovan) who will do anything to keep it from getting out. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jul 8, 2023 - 2 comments

Movie: Mad Heidi

After a fascist cheese-based regime seizes control of Switzerland, Heidi must escape prison and learn the ways of combat to save the motherland and prevent a tainted cheese apocalypse. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jun 21, 2023 - 12 comments

Movie: The Pope's Exorcist

Gabriele Amorth (Russell Crowe), the Vatican's leading exorcist investigates the possession of a child and uncovers a conspiracy the Vatican has tried to keep secret. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on May 10, 2023 - 19 comments

Movie: Renfield

Having grown sick and tired of his centuries as a lackey for Dracula (Nicolas Cage), Renfield (Nicholas Hoult) finds a new lease on life--and maybe even redemption--when he comes into the orbit of feisty, perennially angry traffic cop Rebecca Quincy (Awkwafina). [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Apr 17, 2023 - 21 comments

Movie: We Have a Ghost

[TRAILER] Finding a ghost named Ernest (David Harbour) haunting their new home turns Kevin (Jahi Di'Allo Winston) and his family (Anthony Mackie, Erica Ash, Niles Fitch) into overnight social media sensations. But when Kevin and Ernest investigate the mystery of Ernest's past, they become a target of the CIA. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 26, 2023 - 6 comments

Movie: Cocaine Bear

[TRAILER] An oddball group of cops, criminals, tourists, and teens converge in a Georgia forest where a 500-pound black bear goes on a murderous rampage after unintentionally ingesting cocaine. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 25, 2023 - 30 comments

Movie: Sorry About the Demon

[TRAILER] What's worse than getting dumped? For Will, it's finding out that his new place is haunted. Now faced with a quarter-life crisis and a house full of spirits, Will must figure out how to make things right with his ex-girlfriend AND banish the sacrifice-seeking demon residing in his house. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 20, 2023 - 3 comments

Movie: M3gan

Brilliant toy-company roboticist Gemma (Get Out's Allison Williams) suddenly becomes the caretaker of her orphaned 8-year-old niece, Cady (Violet McGraw, The Haunting of Hill House). Unsure and unprepared to be a parent, and under intense pressure at work, Gemma decides to pair M3GAN, her new AI-powered doll/companion prototype with Cady in an attempt to resolve both problems--a decision that will have unimaginable consequences. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 12, 2023 - 10 comments

Movie: Silent Night, Deadly Night 3: Better Watch Out!

A scientist (Richard Beymer) links a psychic blind girl (Samantha Scully) to killer Ricky's (Bill Moseley) brain, mounted on top of his head. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 19, 2022 - 2 comments

Movie: Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2

The now-adult Ricky talks to a psychiatrist about how he became a murderer after his brother, Billy, died, which leads back to Mother Superior. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 19, 2022 - 5 comments

Movie: Blood Relatives

[TRAILER] Francis (Noah Segan, who also wrote and directed), a 115-year-old Yiddish vampire, still looks 35. He's been roaming American backroads in his beat-up muscle car for decades, keeping to himself, and liking it that way. One day, a teenage kid, Jane (Victoria Moroles), shows up. She says she's his daughter, and she's got the fangs to prove it. They go on the road, deciding whether to sink their teeth into family life. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 2, 2022 - 5 comments

Shining Vale: Season One  Season 1, Ep 0

A dysfunctional family moves from the city to a small town after Patricia "Pat" Phelps (Courteney Cox) who became famous after writing a raunchy female empowerment novel, is caught cheating on her husband (Greg Kinnear). In an attempt to rebuild their family, they move into a spacious, but spooky old house in Connecticut. Nobody seems to suspect anything odd except for Pat, who is convinced she is either depressed or possessed. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 29, 2022 - 2 comments

Movie: The Menu

A couple (Anya Taylor-Joy and Nicholas Hoult) travels to a coastal island to eat at an exclusive restaurant where the chef (Ralph Fiennes) has prepared a lavish menu, with some shocking surprises. [more inside]
posted by praemunire on Nov 17, 2022 - 81 comments

Movie: Street Trash

[TRAILER] A group of hobos begin melting into multicolored piles of goo after drinking tainted sixty-year-old liquor. At the same time, the psychotic Vietnam War vet who rules the hobo camp snaps and begins killing at random. Two brothers set out to stop the liquor and the killer. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 15, 2022 - 3 comments

Movie: The Columnist

[TRAILER] Femke Boot (Katya Herbers of the US television series Evil) is a columnist who is obsessed with reading the endless abusive messages and death threats posted about her on social media. This obsession consumes her life and prevents her from concentrating on the novel she has promised to her publisher. One day, all her pent-up anger and frustration explode in a moment of shocking and unexpected violence. When this brutal and bloody act inspires Femke to write again, she surrenders to her rage and begins to lead a double life as a daytime writer and nighttime murderer. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 11, 2022 - 1 comment

Movie: The Happening

When a deadly airborne virus threatens to wipe out the northeastern United States, teacher Elliott Moore and his wife Alma flee from contaminated cities into the countryside in a fight to discover the truth. Is it terrorism, the accidental release of some toxic military bio weapon -- or something even more sinister? [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Nov 10, 2022 - 11 comments

Movie: House

A troubled writer moves into a haunted house after inheriting it from his aunt. [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on Nov 10, 2022 - 4 comments

Chucky: Death on Denial  Season 2, Ep 4

In an extended riff on drawing room mysteries, a la Agatha Christie, Tiffany's secrets are threatened by a surprise intervention from Glen and Glenda in the form of party... interrupted by murder! Party guests include Meg Tilly, Gina Gershon, Joey Pantoliano, and Sutton Stracke as funhouse versions of themselves. The episode also brings aboard Lachlan Watson (Sabrina) in the twin role of Glen and Glenda, Chucky and Tiffany's non-binary children. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 8, 2022 - 4 comments

Chucky: Hail, Mary!  Season 2, Ep 3

After successfully capturing Chucky, Jake suggests that he should be brainwashed and turned into an ally. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 8, 2022 - 1 comment

Movie: Spirit Halloween: The Movie

When a Spirit Halloween Store opens in a deserted strip mall, three middle school friends who think they've outgrown trick or treating make a dare to spend the night locked inside the store Halloween night. But they soon find out that the store is haunted by an angry evil spirit who has possessed the creepy animatronic characters. The kids will need to embark on a thrilling and spooky adventure in order to survive the night and avoid becoming possessed themselves. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 7, 2022 - 4 comments

Movie: C.H.U.D.

Photographer George Cooper (John Heard) is documenting the lives of subterranean homeless people, a population that has mysteriously dwindled. After receiving information from a reporter, George becomes aware of a conspiracy theory about cannibalistic monsters lurking in the sewers. He teams up with the reporter, a policeman (Christopher Curry) and an eccentric who runs a soup kitchen (Daniel Stern) to fight two battles: one against the cannibals and the other against corrupt government conspiracy. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 7, 2022 - 11 comments

Movie: Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight

Ex-soldier Frank Brayker (William Sadler) is the guardian of an ancient key that can unlock tremendous evil; the sinister but charming Collector (Billy Zane) is a demon who wants the key so he can initiate the apocalypse. On the run from wicked mercenaries for almost 90 years, Brayker finally stops in at a boarding house in New Mexico where -- with the help of its quirky residents -- he plans to face off against the Collector and his band of ghouls, preventing them from ever seizing the key. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 27, 2022 - 16 comments

Movie: Intruder

The overnight stock crew of a local supermarket find themselves being stalked and slashed by a mysterious maniac. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 27, 2022 - 1 comment

Movie: Return of the Living Dead III

Julie, a teen who was killed in a motorcycle accident (Melinda Clarke, billed here as "Mindy Clarke") is revived by her boyfriend (J. Trevor Edmond) using the Army's experimental 2-4-5 Trioxin gas. Julie soon discovers she no longer feels pain and has a craving to eat human flesh... a craving which takes some extreme measures to make go away. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 26, 2022 - 7 comments

Movie: Phantom of the Paradise

After record producer Swan (Paul Williams) steals the music of songwriter Winslow Leach (William Finley) and gives it to one of his bands, Leach sneaks into Swan's offices. Catching Leach, Swan frames him for dealing drugs, which lands him in prison. After Leach breaks out and again attempts to sabotage Swan's empire, an accident crushes his face. Leach then dons a costume and becomes the Phantom, intent on ruining Swan while saving singer Phoenix (Jessica Harper) from a terrible fate. A horror/fantasy musical by Brian De Palma, with songs by Paul Williams. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 25, 2022 - 5 comments

Movie: Flux Gourmet

Set at an institute devoted to culinary and alimentary performance, a collective finds themselves embroiled in power struggles, artistic vendettas, and gastrointestinal disorders. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 25, 2022 - 2 comments

Movie: Bring It On: Cheer or Die

When a cheer squad practices their routines on Halloween weekend in an abandoned school, they are picked off one by one by an unknown killer. The 20 year old cheerleading franchise returns... this time as a slasher, written by Rebekah McKendry (Glorious) and Dana Schwartz (positively delightful on Twitter). [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 25, 2022 - 5 comments

Movie: The Toxic Avenger

A 98-pound nerd (Mark Torgl) from New Jersey lands in a vat of toxic waste and becomes a benevolent monster (Mitchell Cohen). [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 25, 2022 - 8 comments

Movie: Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation

Jenny (Renee Zellweger) and her friends get into a car crash in the Texas woods on prom night, and then wander into an old farmhouse that is home to Leatherface (Robert Jacks), Vilmer (Matthew McConaughey), and their insane family of cannibalistic psychopaths. Aka The Return of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 22, 2022 - 2 comments

Movie: Grabbers

A quaint fishing village off the coast of Ireland comes under attack from tentacled aliens. The townspeople discover the creatures' only weakness: alcohol. They'll have to work hard to stay drunk enough to defeat them. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 22, 2022 - 5 comments

Movie: V/H/S/99

Witness a hellish vision of 1999, as social isolation, analog technology and disturbing home videos fuse into a nightmare of found footage savagery. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 20, 2022 - 11 comments

Chucky: The Sinners Are Much More Fun  Season 2, Ep 2

Chucky arrives at the Incarnate Lord reformatory, filled with a murderous agenda. Meanwhile, a detective questions Tiffany about Nica's disturbing death. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 19, 2022 - 4 comments

Chucky: Halloween II  Season 2, Ep 1

After his evil plan to invade America's children's hospitals was foiled, the demon doll now seeks revenge on those he holds responsible, including his ex-girlfriend, Tiffany. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 18, 2022 - 1 comment

Movie: HollyBlood

Javi, a shy teenager, has a crush on Sara who is into vampires. Sara comes to believe that Javi is a vampire named Azrael, but the real Azrael is nearby and doesn't take kindly to imposters.
posted by miss-lapin on Oct 6, 2022 - 1 comment

Movie: Night of the Comet

A comet wipes out most of life on Earth, leaving two Valley Girls (Catherine Mary Stewart and Kelli Maroney) fighting against cannibal zombies and a sinister group of scientists. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Sep 28, 2022 - 16 comments

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