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Movie: The Rocky Horror Picture Show

This low-budget freak show/cult-classic/cultural institution concerns the misadventures of Brad Majors and Janet Weiss inside a strange mansion that they come across on a rainy night. After the wholesome pair's car breaks down in the woods, they seek refuge in a towering castle nearby. Greeting them at the door is a ghoulish butler named Riff Raff, who introduces them to a bacchanalian collection of partygoers dressed in outfits from some sort of interplanetary thrift shop.
posted by johnofjack on Sep 24, 2022 - 43 comments

Movie: Teeth

Dawn (Jess Weixler) is an active member of her high-school chastity club but, when she meets Tobey (Hale Appleman), nature takes its course, and the pair answer the call. They suddenly learn she is a living example of the vagina dentata myth, when the encounter takes a grisly turn. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Sep 13, 2022 - 3 comments

Movie: Black Friday

On Thanksgiving night, a group of disgruntled toy store employees begrudgingly arrive for work to open the store at midnight for the busiest shopping day of the year. Meanwhile, an alien parasite crashes to Earth in a meteor. This group of misfits led by store manager Jonathan (Bruce Campbell) and longtime employee Ken (Devon Sawa) soon find themselves battling against hordes of holiday shoppers who have been turned into monstrous creatures hellbent on a murderous rampage on Black Friday. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Sep 4, 2022 - 4 comments

Movie: Sweetie, You Won't Believe It

Dastan can no longer stand the constant nagging of his highly pregnant wife and decides to run away for at least one day with his friends. The men go fishing, which would have gone smoothly, if not for a series of unforeseen events. A Russian/Kazakh horror comedy by Yernar Nurgaliev. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 31, 2022 - 2 comments

Movie: Cyst

Nurse Patricia works under an enthusiastic plastic surgeon who believes he's invented a breakthrough cyst-removal machine and, against Patricia's sound advice, will stop at nothing to patent it so it can be used for his patients. But when their differences turn into a physical altercation, damaging the machine, what started as Patricia's last day on duty becomes a battle for survival after the doctor's 'Get Gone' cyst-removing invention inadvertently turns a patient's tumor into a cyst-monster that terrorizes the office. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 26, 2022 - 4 comments

Evil: Season Three  Season 3, Ep 0

A mismatched team of assessors works for the archdiocese of NYC to assess possible demonic activity. Case by case, they are also uncovering a conspiracy of sixty demonic houses. It's an exorcism serial, an X-Files with demons, and a loopy dark comedy about a positively inscrutable female antihero. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 24, 2022 - 9 comments

Evil: Season Two  Season 2, Ep 0

A skeptical forensic psychologist (Katja Herbers) allies with a Catholic seminarian (Mike Colter) and a technology contractor (Aasif Mandvi) to investigate purported supernatural incidents. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 22, 2022 - 8 comments

Movie: Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama

As part of an initiation, sorority boss Babs (Robin Rochelle) orders pledges (Michelle Bauer, Brinke Stevens) to break into a bowling alley and steal a bowling trophy, but they drop it and free an evil imp. Also starring Linnea Quigley as Spider. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 14, 2022 - 3 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: 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 - 15 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: Here Comes Hell

The Old Dark House meets The Evil Dead in this black-and-white pastiche of 1930s mystery thrillers, in which a sophisticated soirée at an isolated country mansion descends into carnage, gore, and demonic possession. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Mar 12, 2022 - 3 comments

Movie: Ghostbusters

After losing their academic posts at a prestigious university, a team of parapsychologists goes into business as proton-pack-toting "ghostbusters" who exterminate ghouls, hobgoblins and supernatural pests of all stripes. An ad campaign pays off when a knockout cellist hires the squad to purge her swanky digs of demons that appear to be living in her refrigerator. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 23, 2022 - 26 comments

Movie: Helsinki Mansplaining Massacre

One woman desperately struggles to survive a horde of men with frail egos, who just want to explain everything to her. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 17, 2022 - 3 comments

Hotel Del Luna: Hotel del Luna (Full Season)  Season 1, Ep 0

When he's invited to manage a hotel for dead souls, an elite hotelier gets to know the establishment's ancient owner and her strange world. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Jan 18, 2022 - 14 comments

Supernatural: Love Hurts  Season 11, Ep 13

Sam and Dean investigate a set of murders on Valentine's Day and discover they are dealing with the ripple effects of a curse. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Dec 29, 2021 - 9 comments

Supernatural: Don't You Forget About Me  Season 11, Ep 12

Claire thinks some recent murders in town are the work of a supernatural entity and calls on Sam and Dean for help, but when they arrive in Sioux Falls, Jody Mills tells them that Claire has been attacking ordinary people and accusing them of being monsters. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Dec 28, 2021 - 4 comments

Chucky: Season One  Season 1, Ep 0

Jake's life is already complicated. His mom died, his alcoholic father doesn't approve of his art or his sexuality, and he's constantly targeted by bullies at school including his own cousin. When he finds a Good Guy doll at a yard sale, it seems like just what he needs for his latest sculpture. What Chucky sees, though... is an apprentice. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 3, 2021 - 10 comments

Supernatural: Bloodlines  Season 9, Ep 20

Sam and Dean visit Chicago and find the city's underworld is divided between powerful clans of monsters, including werewolves and shapeshifters. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Nov 21, 2021 - 10 comments

Supernatural: Alex Annie Alexis Ann  Season 9, Ep 19

Sheriff Mills calls on Sam and Dean for help after she apprehends a teenage runaway who is trying to escape from a pack of vampires that abducted her as a child and consider her one of their own. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Nov 20, 2021 - 5 comments

Supernatural: Meta Fiction  Season 9, Ep 18

When Castiel rejects Metatron's offer to join forces, a surprising plan is set in motion; Sam and Dean apprehend Gadreel. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Nov 19, 2021 - 3 comments

Supernatural: Mother's Little Helper  Season 9, Ep 17

Dean copes with the side effects of the Mark of Cain, as Sam investigates a series of violent murders related directly to Abaddon. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Nov 18, 2021 - 4 comments

Supernatural: Blade Runners  Season 9, Ep 16

Sam and Dean assist Crowley in the search for the First Blade. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Nov 17, 2021 - 3 comments

Supernatural: #thinman  Season 9, Ep 15

When Dean and Sam investigate the murder of a teenage girl, they once again cross paths with the Ghostfacers. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Nov 16, 2021 - 6 comments

Supernatural: Captives  Season 9, Ep 14

Kevin's spirit returns to ask Sam and Dean to find his mother. Castiel is taken to Bartholomew. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Nov 15, 2021 - 7 comments

Supernatural: The Purge  Season 9, Ep 13

After several people are murdered by having the fat sucked out of their bodies, Sam and Dean go undercover and apply for jobs at a local weight loss spa. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Nov 14, 2021 - 3 comments

Supernatural: Sharp Teeth  Season 9, Ep 12

Sam and Dean learn that Garth has joined a community of werewolves. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Nov 13, 2021 - 4 comments

Supernatural: First Born  Season 9, Ep 11

Sam and Castiel believe that they found a way to track Gadreel. Dean and Crowley team up to find the First Blade, which is in the hands of the biblical Cain. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Nov 12, 2021 - 8 comments

Supernatural: Road Trip  Season 9, Ep 10

Dean and Castiel ask Crowley for help in finding Gadreel and getting him out of Sam's body. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Nov 11, 2021 - 10 comments

Supernatural: Holy Terror  Season 9, Ep 9

The angels go to war against each other, and Ezekiel is revealed to be not what he has claimed to be. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Nov 10, 2021 - 10 comments

Supernatural: Rock and a Hard Place  Season 9, Ep 8

Sheriff Mills calls Sam and Dean for help with multiple disappearances in the town. Discovering all four victims belonged to the same church chastity group, Sam and Dean decide to investigate by taking an pledge of abstinence and joining the group themselves. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Nov 9, 2021 - 3 comments

Supernatural: Bad Boys  Season 9, Ep 7

Dean and Sam visit Dean's former group home for boys, which is now being haunted by a ghost. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Nov 8, 2021 - 4 comments

Supernatural: Heaven Can't Wait  Season 9, Ep 6

Dean and Castiel team up to find a Rit Zien, an angel healer, who is easing peoples' suffering by killing them. Sam and Kevin ask Crowley for help in finding a way to open the gates to Heaven. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Nov 7, 2021 - 4 comments

Supernatural: Dog Dean Afternoon  Season 9, Ep 5

When the only witness to a couple of mysterious murders is a dog, Dean performs a risky spell to help him communicate with canines. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Nov 6, 2021 - 11 comments

Supernatural: Slumber Party  Season 9, Ep 4

Sam and Dean accidentally free Dorothy Gale, who has been trapped in the bunker for years, and with her the Wicked Witch of the West. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Nov 5, 2021 - 7 comments

Supernatural: I'm No Angel  Season 9, Ep 3

Sam and Dean track down Castiel, while Bartholomew, a new leader of the fallen angels, tries to destroy him. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Nov 4, 2021 - 5 comments

Supernatural: Devil May Care  Season 9, Ep 2

Sam and Dean reveal to Kevin that they have Crowley hostage, while Abaddon returns to hunt them all down. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Nov 3, 2021 - 3 comments

Supernatural: I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here  Season 9, Ep 1

Sam is comatose with a grim prognosis due to the aftereffects of the trials, and Dean asks for help from the angels. Castiel has been stripped of his powers and tries to adjust to being human as the angels pursue him. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Nov 1, 2021 - 3 comments

Supernatural: Sacrifice  Season 8, Ep 23

Sam and Dean capture Crowley to finish the trials and close the gates of Hell, while Castiel and Metatron continue the trials to close the gates of Heaven. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Nov 1, 2021 - 5 comments

Supernatural: Clip Show  Season 8, Ep 22

Sam and Dean try to figure out how to cure a demon. Crowley starts killing victims that Sam and Dean have saved from previous jobs. Castiel and Metatron begin the trials to close the gates to Heaven. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Oct 31, 2021 - 5 comments

Supernatural: The Great Escapist  Season 8, Ep 21

Sam and Dean search for the Word's author, Metatron. Castiel tries to protect the angel tablet. Kevin tries to translate more of the Word regarding the third trial while under Crowley's surveillance. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Oct 30, 2021 - 4 comments

Supernatural: Pac-Man Fever  Season 8, Ep 20

Charlie teams up with Sam and Dean to track down a creature that's been liquefying its victims. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Oct 29, 2021 - 2 comments

Supernatural: Taxi Driver  Season 8, Ep 19

The second trial in the endeavour to shut the gates of Hell is to rescue an innocent soul from Hell and deliver it to Heaven. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Oct 28, 2021 - 6 comments

Supernatural: Freaks and Geeks  Season 8, Ep 18

Sam and Dean learn that a hunter has established a sort of group home for orphaned teenaged hunters in which he is training Krissy and two other kids in hunting, as well as insisting on their going to school and living some semblance of a normal life. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Oct 27, 2021 - 3 comments

Supernatural: Goodbye Stranger  Season 8, Ep 17

Sam and Dean hunt down the angel tablet with assistance from Castiel and Meg. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Oct 26, 2021 - 4 comments

Supernatural: Remember the Titans  Season 8, Ep 16

Sam and Dean come across a mysterious man who dies once every day. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Oct 25, 2021 - 5 comments

Supernatural: Man's Best Friend With Benefits  Season 8, Ep 15

James Frampton, an old friend of Sam and Dean, has become a witch. Now he's supposedly killing innocent people. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Oct 24, 2021 - 5 comments

Supernatural: Trial and Error  Season 8, Ep 14

Kevin has found out that in order to close the gates of Hell, the person needs to accomplish three tasks, the first of which is to kill a hellhound. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Oct 23, 2021 - 9 comments

Supernatural: Everybody Hates Hitler  Season 8, Ep 13

Sam and Dean find themselves battling a group of Nazi necromancers. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Oct 22, 2021 - 12 comments

Supernatural: As Time Goes By  Season 8, Ep 12

Sam and Dean's paternal grandfather Henry Winchester time travels from 1958 to 2013, and tells his skeptical grandsons that he has something to protect from a demonic being named Abaddon, who is hot on his trail. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Oct 21, 2021 - 5 comments

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