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Movie: Arcadian

[TRAILER] In a near future, life on Earth has been decimated. Paul (Nicolas Cage) and his twin teenage sons (Jaeden Martell, Maxwell Jenkins) find tranquility by day but terror by night when ferocious creatures awaken and consume all living souls in their path. Faced with an impossible situation, the boys come up with a desperate plan for survival, using everything their father taught them to keep him alive. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Apr 14, 2024 - 1 comment

Movie: Late Night with the Devil

[TRAILER] Johnny Carson rival Jack Delroy (David Dastmalchian) hosts a syndicated talk show Night Owls whose ratings have plummeted since the tragic death of his beloved wife. Desperate to turn his fortunes around, on October 31st, 1977, Jack plans a Halloween special like no other... unaware he is about to unleash evil into the living rooms of America. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Mar 21, 2024 - 19 comments

Movie: Twilight

[TRAILER] High-school student Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart), always a bit of a misfit, doesn't expect life to change much when she moves from sunny Arizona to rainy Washington state. Then she meets Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson), a handsome but mysterious teen whose eyes seem to peer directly into her soul. Edward is a vampire whose family does not drink blood, and Bella, far from being frightened, enters into a dangerous romance with her immortal soulmate. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Mar 4, 2024 - 12 comments

Movie: Out of Darkness

[TRAILER] A small boat reaches the shores of a raw and desolate landscape. A group of six have struggled across the narrow sea to find a new home. They are starving, desperate, and living 45,000 years ago. First they must find shelter, and they strike out across the tundra wastes towards the distant mountains that promise the abundant caves they need to survive. But when night falls, anticipation turns to fear and doubt as they realize they are not alone. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 19, 2024 - 3 comments

Movie: The Exorcist: Believer

[TRAILER] When two girls disappear into the woods and return three days later with no memory of what happened to them, the father of one girl seeks out Chris MacNeil, who's been forever altered by what happened to her daughter fifty years ago. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 9, 2024 - 5 comments

Movie: The Wicker Man

[TRAILER] A reclusive lawman (Nicolas Cage) travels to a secluded island to search for a girl who has gone missing. Once there, he discovers sinister forces at work among the island's secretive residents, including strange sexual rituals, a harvest festival and possible human sacrifice. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Sep 12, 2023 - 15 comments

Movie: Birth/Rebirth

[TRAILER] Rose (Marin Ireland) is a pathologist who prefers working with corpses over social interaction. She also has an obsession -- the reanimation of the dead. Celie (Judy Reyes) is a maternity nurse who has built her life around her bouncy, chatterbox six-year-old daughter, Lila (A.J. Lister). When one tragic night, Lila suddenly falls ill and dies, the two women's worlds crash into each other. They embark on a dark path of no return where they will be forced to confront how far they are willing to go to protect what they hold most dear. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 23, 2023 - 4 comments

Movie: Kotoko

When a single mother suffers a nervous breakdown, she is suspected of child abuse and her child is taken away. Her mental suffering escalates as she succumbs to her darkest fantasies. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 18, 2023 - 4 comments

Movie: Blood Punch

[TRAILER] Milton, a college dropout, was only supposed to cook meth for one day. Broken out of rehab by a brash young woman and her trigger-happy ("ex") boyfriend and driven to a remote cabin the woods, Milton finds himself drawn into a dangerous love triangle gone haywire. The couple's deadpan half-truths spin around Milton like a song on repeat. They seem to read him like an open book, until a mysterious message opens his eyes to his cursed existence. With unlimited ammunition, any hunting tool they could desire, and an ever-growing body count, for what did Milton really sign up? [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 4, 2023 - 2 comments

Movie: Dead End

[TRAILER] When a family en route to a Christmas Eve gathering decides to takes a shortcut down a wooded road, an eerie sequence of events signals trouble ahead. After nearly colliding with an oncoming car, father Frank (Ray Wise) picks up a ghostly hitchhiker (Amber Smith) and her infant child. With the sudden appearance of their new passengers, the route becomes dark and treacherous -- and the family's numbers rapidly begin to dwindle in a series of seemingly connected, grisly roadside accidents. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 4, 2023 - 1 comment

Movie: House of Darkness

After meeting at a local bar, a man (Justin Long) accompanies a beautiful and mysterious woman (Kate Bosworth) back to her luxurious and secluded estate. However, he soon gets more than he bargained for when their playful flirtation turns into something sinister. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jul 28, 2023 - 1 comment

Movie: The Boogeyman

Still reeling from the tragic death of their mother, teenage Sadie (Sophie Thatcher) and her younger sister find themselves plagued by a sadistic presence in their house and struggle to get their grieving father to pay attention before it's too late. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jun 19, 2023 - 5 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: Becky

Surly teen Becky (Lulu Wilson) turns hostile in a hurry when her widowed dad (Joel McHale) brings along his new girlfriend and her son unannounced to the family lakehouse. But when Neo-Nazi convicts on the run invade the home, led by the merciless Dominick (Kevin James), they discover there are no limits to how angry and dangerous one pissed-off teenage girl can be. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on May 4, 2023 - 20 comments

Movie: The Park

After a virus kills all of the Earth's adults, rival children battle for control of an abandoned theme park. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Mar 13, 2023 - 2 comments

Movie: 47 Meters Down: Uncaged

[TRAILER] Four teenage girls go on a diving adventure to explore a submerged Mayan city. Once inside, their rush of excitement turns into a jolt of terror as they discover the sunken ruins are a hunting ground for deadly great white sharks. With their air supply steadily dwindling, the friends must navigate the underwater labyrinth of claustrophobic caves and eerie tunnels in search of a way out of their watery hell. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 26, 2023 - 1 comment

Movie: 47 Meters Down

[TRAILER] Two sisters (Mandi Moore, Claire Holt) on Mexican vacation are trapped in a shark observation cage at the bottom of the ocean, with oxygen running low and great whites circling nearby, they have less than an hour of air left to figure out how to get to the surface. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 25, 2023 - 4 comments

Movie: Daybreakers

[TRAILER] Ten years after a plague turns most of the world's population into vampires, a critical blood shortage causes panic and gruesome mutations among the reanimated. Edward (Ethan Hawke), a vampire hematologist, tries to develop a blood substitute when he meets Lionel (Willem Dafoe) and Audrey (Claudia Karvan), two fugitive humans who claim to have a possible cure. Edward casts his lot with them in the hope of perfecting the cure before it's too late. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 16, 2023 - 6 comments

Movie: Knock at the Cabin

While vacationing, a young girl (Kristen Cui) and her dads (Jonathan Groff, Ben Aldridge) are taken hostage by a band of armed strangers (Dave Bautista, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Abby Quinn, Rupert Grint) who demand that the family choose one of themselves to sacrifice to avert the apocalypse. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 3, 2023 - 34 comments

Movie: Infinity Pool

While staying at an isolated island resort, James (Alexander Skarsgård) and Em (Cleopatra Coleman) are enjoying a perfect vacation of pristine beaches, exceptional staff, and soaking up the sun. But guided by the seductive and mysterious Gabi (Mia Goth), they venture outside the resort grounds and find themselves in a culture filled with violence, hedonism, and untold horror. A tragic accident leaves them facing a zero tolerance policy for crime: either you'll be executed, or, if you're rich enough to afford it, you can watch yourself die instead. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 30, 2023 - 6 comments

Movie: Frailty

A man confesses to an FBI agent his family's story of how his religious fanatic father's visions lead to a series of murders to destroy supposed "demons." [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 9, 2023 - 5 comments

Movie: Old Man

Deep in the woods, a lost hiker (Marc Senter) stumbles upon the cabin of an erratic and reclusive old man (Stephen Lang). What starts off as cordial conversation soon turns dangerous as it becomes clear that one or both of them might be hiding a terrifying secret. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 8, 2023 - 7 comments

Movie: The Dark Half

Thad Beaumont (Timothy Hutton) has had success writing novels under both his real name and his pseudonym, George Stark, which he uses to publish base thrillers. When word gets out that they are one and the same, the author holds a mock funeral for Stark. But after a rash of murders eerily similar to those in the Stark books, Thad and his wife, Liz (Amy Madigan), realize that Stark is real and responsible, and must work with local Sheriff Pangborn (Michael Rooker) to stop him. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 13, 2022 - 4 comments

Movie: Cell

A graphic novelist (John Cusack) begins a desperate search for his estranged wife (Clark Sarullo) and son (Ethan Andrew Casto) after a mysterious cellphone signal transforms New Englanders into savage killers. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 13, 2022 - 2 comments

Movie: Kwaidan

A collection of four Japanese folk tales with supernatural themes. The trailer contains spoilers for at least one of the stories, if you're not familiar with them already. [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on Dec 2, 2022 - 1 comment

Movie: Satan's Slaves

[TRAILER] After the death of Rini's mother, something is disturbing her family. When a famous singer dies from a mysterious illness, her family feels her presence linger, and a horrifying saga begins. Rini and her siblings care for their sick mother in the countryside, but after the matriarch passes away, evil entities terrorize and even possess the family. To protect her little brothers, Rini traces back the roots of the evil and learns the horrifying truth. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 2, 2022 - 3 comments

Movie: Bones and All

A story of first love between Maren (Taylor Russell), a young woman learning how to survive on the margins of society, and Lee ( Timothée Chalamet), an intense and disenfranchised drifter; a liberating road odyssey of two young people coming into their own, searching for identity and chasing beauty in a perilous world that cannot abide who they are. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 2, 2022 - 7 comments

Movie: Frankenstein's Creature

The story of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein from the monster's own perspective. A one-shot (sort of) black & white film starring and written by James Swanton, based on his own play. Directed by Sam Ashurst. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 29, 2022 - 1 comment

Movie: Messiah of Evil

[TRAILER] A young woman (Mariana Hill) searching for her missing artist father finds herself in the strange seaside town of Point Dune, which seems to be under the influence of a mysterious undead cult. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 21, 2022 - 1 comment

Guillermo del Toro's Cabinet of Curiosities: The Murmuring  Season 1, Ep 8

Mourning a major loss, ornithologists Nancy (Essie Davis) and Edgar (Andrew Lincoln) flock to a secluded home to study birds, but the house's history reveals heartbreak and horror.
posted by asnider on Nov 15, 2022 - 4 comments

Movie: Mandrake

Mandrake follows probation officer Cathy Madden, who is given the task of rehabilitating notorious killer 'Bloody' Mary Laidlaw back into society after twenty years in jail. Cathy has always believed that every client deserves a shot at redemption, but her beliefs are firmly tested when two children disappear near Mary's farm. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 11, 2022 - 2 comments

Movie: We Have Always Lived in the Castle

We Have Always Lived in the Castle is a 2018 American mystery thriller film directed by Stacie Passon, written by Mark Kruger, and starring Taissa Farmiga, Alexandra Daddario, Crispin Glover, and Sebastian Stan. It was based on the 1962 novel of the same name by Shirley Jackson. [more inside]
posted by winesong on Nov 10, 2022 - 3 comments

Movie: Something in the Dirt

When neighbors John and Levi witness supernatural events in their Los Angeles apartment building, they realize documenting the paranormal could inject some fame and fortune into their wasted lives. An ever-deeper, darker rabbit ho... [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 8, 2022 - 5 comments

Movie: Resurrection

Margaret's (Rebecca Hall) carefully constructed life is upended when someone from her past resurfaces, forcing her to confront the monster and the memories she has been evading for over twenty years.
posted by orange swan on Oct 26, 2022 - 5 comments

Movie: The Hitcher

While transporting a car from Chicago to San Diego, Jim Halsey (C. Thomas Howell) picks up a hitchhiker named John Ryder (Rutger Hauer), who claims to be a serial killer. After a daring escape, Jim hopes to never see Ryder again. But when he witnesses the hitchhiker murdering an entire family, Jim pursues Ryder with the help of truck-stop waitress Nash (Jennifer Jason Leigh), pitting the rivals against each other in a deadly series of car chases and brutal murders. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 26, 2022 - 5 comments

Movie: Mimic

A disease carried by common cockroaches is killing Manhattan children. In an effort to stop the epidemic an entomologist, Susan Tyler (Mira Sorvino), creates a mutant breed of insect that secretes a fluid to kill the roaches. This mutant breed was engineered to die after one generation, but three years later Susan finds out that the species has survived and evolved into a large, gruesome monster that can mimic human form. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 26, 2022 - 4 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: Stoker

After India's father dies in an auto accident, her Uncle Charlie, who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her emotionally unstable mother. Soon after his arrival, she comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives, but instead of feeling outrage or horror, this friendless girl becomes increasingly infatuated with him. Starring Mia Wasikowska, Nicole Kidman, and Matthew Goode. Directed by Park Chan-wook. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 25, 2022 - 5 comments

Movie: Cujo

In this tale of a killer canine, man's best friend turns into his worst enemy. When sweet St. Bernard Cujo is bitten by a bat, he starts behaving oddly and becomes very aggressive. As Cujo morphs into a dangerous beast, he goes on a rampage in a small town. Stay-at-home mom Donna (Dee Wallace) gets caught in Cujo's crosshairs on a fateful errand with her son, Tad (Danny Pintauro). Stuck in their tiny car, Donna and Tad have a frightening showdown with the crazed animal. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 25, 2022 - 5 comments

Movie: The Devil's Rejects

The sequel to House of 1000 Corpses... the Firefly family are ambushed at their isolated home by Sheriff Wydell and a squad of armed men guns blazing ... yet only Otis and his sister, Baby, manage to escape the barrage of bullets unharmed. Hiding out in a backwater motel, the wanted siblings wait to rendezvous with their errant father, Captain Spaulding, killing whoever happens to stand in their way. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 24, 2022 - 2 comments

Movie: Freaks

A beautiful, but conniving trapeze artist joins a a group of carnival sideshow performers with a plan to seduce and murder a dwarf in the troupe to gain his inheritance. However, her plot proves to have dangerous consequences. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 23, 2022 - 3 comments

Movie: Amulet

Homeless ex-soldier Tomasz is offered a place to stay at a decaying house in London, inhabited by a young woman and her dying mother, but he begins to suspect something unnatural is living there, too [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 21, 2022 - 2 comments

Movie: Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles

Born as an 18th-century lord, Louis (Brad Pitt) is now a bicentennial vampire, telling his story to an eager biographer. Suicidal after the death of his family, he meets Lestat (Tom Cruise), a vampire who persuades him to choose immortality over death and become his companion. Eventually, gentle Louis resolves to leave his violent maker, but Lestat guilts him into staying by turning a young girl (Kirsten Dunst) -- whose addition to the "family" breeds even more conflict. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 19, 2022 - 5 comments

Movie: Piggy

A bullied overweight teenager (Laura Galán) sees a glimpse of hope when her tormentors are brutally abducted by a mesmerizing stranger. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 18, 2022 - 2 comments

Movie: Dark Glasses

Diana (Ilenia Pastorelli), a high-end sex worker trying to escape from a serial killer, suffers a car accident that leaves her blind and kills the family of Chin (Zhang Xinyu), a ten-year-old boy. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 17, 2022 - 1 comment

Movie: Bug

At a rundown desert motel, Agnes (Ashley Judd) begins a tentative relationship with a newcomer named Peter (Michael Shannon). He has a strange charisma, one that offers fearful and unstable Agnes a flicker of hope. When Peter reveals that the military deliberately infected him with a bug and that he has tiny insects crawling under his skin, paranoia begins to envelop the desperate pair. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 11, 2022 - 3 comments

Movie: Significant Other

Young couple Ruth (Maika Monroe) and Harry (Jake Lacy) take a remote backpacking trip through the Pacific Northwest, but things take a dark turn when they realize they may not be alone. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 10, 2022 - 2 comments

Movie: The Sixth Sense

Young Cole Sear (Haley Joel Osment) is haunted by a dark secret: he is visited by ghosts. He is too afraid to tell anyone about his anguish, except child psychologist Dr. Malcolm Crowe (Bruce Willis). As Dr. Crowe tries to uncover the truth about Cole's supernatural abilities, the consequences for client and therapist are a jolt that awakens them both to something unexplainable. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Sep 23, 2022 - 28 comments

Movie: I Came By

An aimless, jobless, disaffected young graffiti artist named Toby (1917’s George MacKay) breaks into people’s homes to tag his signature phrase: “I came by.” His next target is a wealthy former judge (Downton Abbey’s Hugh Bonneville). When he enters the judge’s home, he sees a light underneath a door in the basement. He checks it out, which is a great idea, no notes. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Sep 2, 2022 - 14 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 - 10 comments

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