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MeFi Horror Club: 100 Bloody Acres

LiteraryHero has done me the honor of tagging me for the next horror club pick! On Friday, December 19th, I'll post a discussion post for the 2012 Australian horror comedy 100 Bloody Acres, the story of two brothers who find a new and potent source of organic material for their blood and bone fertilizer business. Matt Zoller Seitz of rogerebert.com called it "the best low-budget horror comedy since Shaun of the Dead, and one of the most assured first features in ages." [more inside]
posted by showbiz_liz on Dec 13, 2014 - 2 comments

Movie: A Tale of Two Sisters

A 2003 South Korean psychological horror film written and directed by Kim Jee-woon. The film is inspired by a Joseon Dynasty folktale entitled "Janghwa Hongryeon jeon", which has been adapted to film several times. The plot focuses on two sisters who, after returning home from a psychiatric hospital, experience increasingly disturbing events involving both them and their stepmother. [more inside]
posted by Literaryhero on Dec 5, 2014 - 6 comments

Movie: V/H/S: Viral

A wraparound story about a mysterious ice cream truck rampaging through Los Angeles ties together three found-footage horror shorts by various writers/directors. [more inside]
posted by doctornecessiter on Nov 21, 2014 - 10 comments

Proposal for a new Horror Club model

OK, I think we have a plan for a new way to proceed with horror club that will: a) get more people involved; and b) make for minimal workload to keep it going indefinitely. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 18, 2014 - 12 comments

Horror Club 2.0 Brainstorming

So Horror Club, the very first MeFi movie club kind of petered out into nothing there. It can still work, but it maybe needs help. Let's brainstorm. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 12, 2014 - 11 comments

Movie: The Taking of Deborah Logan

What is taking Deborah Logan? Some memories are worth forgetting. From Wikipedia: The Taking of Deborah Logan is a 2014 independent American horror film and the feature film directorial debut of Adam Robitel. The film stars Jill Larson, Anne Ramsay, and Michelle Ang. It is set in the fictional town of Exuma, Virginia, and tells the story of a documentary crew making a film about Alzheimer's patients who uncover something sinister while documenting a woman who suffers from the disease [more inside]
posted by kyp on Nov 12, 2014 - 4 comments

Movie: [Rec]

[REC] was made in 2007 by Jaume Balagueró and Paco Plaza, and stars Manuela Velasco, Ferrán Terraza, Jorge-Yaman Serrano, Pablo Rosso, David Vert, Vicente Gil and Martha Carbonell.
posted by tel3path on Nov 2, 2014 - 13 comments

Movie: I Walked With A Zombie

Young and lovely Canadian nurse Betsy takes a job tending to the wife of the owner of a sugar plantation on an unnamed Caribbean island. She soon finds that what is wrong with her charge is outside her medical expertise. Directed by Jacques Tourneur and produced by Val Lewton. [more inside]
posted by Sheydem-tants on Oct 31, 2014 - 4 comments

Movie: The Blair Witch Project

THE SPIRIT OF 1999 VIEWING CLUB - Three young filmmakers go into the woods to shoot a documentary about the legend of a witch that haunts rural Maryland. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Oct 22, 2014 - 33 comments

Movie: Annabelle

A young couple in the late 1960s experience terrifying supernatural incidents that seem to be connected to an antique doll.
posted by hush on Oct 18, 2014 - 4 comments

Movie: House of Wax

An associate burns down a wax museum with the owner inside, but he survives only to become vengeful and murderous. Vincent Price stars. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 17, 2014 - 4 comments

Movie: Ju-On

The original Japanese version of The Grudge, from 2002. A mysterious and vengeful spirit marks and pursues anybody who dares enter the house in which it resides.
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 15, 2014 - 4 comments

Movie: Bride of Frankenstein

Mary Shelley reveals the main characters of her novel survived: Dr. Frankenstein (goaded by an even madder scientist) builds his monster a mate. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 10, 2014 - 5 comments

MeFi Horror Club: #18 - Ju-On; #19 - VHS Viral

The next two picks in the MeFi horror club are Ju-On (The Grudge, the original 2002 version) and V/H/S Viral, which get a thread on the same day it is released via On Demand. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 10, 2014 - 10 comments

Movie: The Golem

In 16th-century Prague, a Jewish rabbi creates a giant creature from clay, called the Golem, and using sorcery, brings the creature to life in order to protect the Jews of Prague from persecution. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 8, 2014 - 2 comments

Movie: Ravenous

THE SPIRIT OF 99 VIEWING CLUB + HORROR CLUB: Things aren't what they seem at this remote outpost in the American West around the time of the Mexican-American war and a new hire suspects claims of cannibalism have root in fact. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Oct 7, 2014 - 18 comments

Movie: Dead Alive

A young man's mother is bitten by a Sumatran rat-monkey. She gets sick and dies, at which time she comes back to life, killing and eating dogs, nurses, friends, and neighbors. AKA Braindead [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 2, 2014 - 10 comments

MeFi Horror Club: October Bonus Picks!

In honor of Halloween, MeFi Horror Club is going to double up, with extra picks every Friday in October. By design, these picks will primarily be the kind of widely-seen movies that a hefty chunk of horror fans will have already seen. This will allow us to maybe lure in some people with big titles, cover some movies we'd normally skip for being too overexposed, and present the opportunity for people to comment on films they may know well enough they needn't rewatch them to join in. List after the jump... [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Sep 27, 2014 - 3 comments

MeFi Horror Club #16: Dead Alive (aka Brain Dead)

It pains me greatly to call something from 1992 a "retro" movie, but I couldn't call it "recent" with a straight face, so working within our parameters, it's "retro." [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Sep 25, 2014 - 6 comments

Movie: Monsters

Six years after Earth has suffered an alien invasion a cynical journalist agrees to escort a shaken American tourist through an infected zone in Mexico to the safety of the US border. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Sep 24, 2014 - 15 comments

MeFi Horror Club #15: Monsters

The pick for this coming Wednesday is a "crossover" pick. It's 2010's Monsters by Gareth Edwards (whose Godzilla remake hit screens this summer.) [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Sep 19, 2014 - 7 comments

Movie: Let the Right One In

Let the Right One In (Swedish: Låt den Rätte Komma In) is a 2008 Swedish romantic horror film directed by Tomas Alfredson, based on the 2004 novel of the same title by John Ajvide Lindqvist, who also wrote the screenplay. The film tells the story of a bullied 12-year-old boy who develops a friendship with a vampire child in Blackeberg, a suburb of Stockholm, in the early 1980s. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Sep 17, 2014 - 24 comments

MeFi Horror Club #14: Let the Right One In

Oskar, an overlooked and bullied boy, finds love and revenge through Eli, a beautiful but peculiar girl. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Sep 11, 2014 - 29 comments

Movie: Maniac

When the owner of a mannequin shop helps a young artist with her upcoming exhibition, suppressed desires come to the surface. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Sep 10, 2014 - 5 comments

MeFi Horror Club #13: Maniac

In this French-American remake of the 1980 cult film of the same name, Elijah Wood stars as Frank, the owner of a mannequin shop. As he helps a young artist with her upcoming exhibition, suppressed desires come to the surface. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Sep 3, 2014 - 4 comments

Movie: The Changeling

A composer moves into a huge Victorian mansion after the death of his wife and daughter, only to find that he's not quite alone. [more inside]
posted by Joakim Ziegler on Sep 3, 2014 - 11 comments

MeFi Horror Club #12: The Changeling

This week's pick is what I think is one of the best horror movies ever, "The Changeling". [more inside]
posted by Joakim Ziegler on Aug 29, 2014 - 7 comments

Movie: Night of the Creeps

Alien brain parasites, entering humans through the mouth, turn their host into a killing zombie. Some teenagers start to fight against them. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 28, 2014 - 19 comments

Horror Club Planning: Halloween Extras

We moved some things around to add in the Crossover category, with the first selection One Hour Photo honoring the recently-passed Robin Williams. Not only do we need to put the rotation back on track, but we also need to come up with a plan for the extra picks for October. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 17, 2014 - 6 comments

Movie: Tesis

Ángela, a film student researching for her thesis paper on violence in cinema, stumbles upon a snuff film featuring the murder of a former student at the university. Enlisting the help of classmate and violent-movie buff Chema, Angela begins an investigation into the crime that leads them to several suspects. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 13, 2014 - 10 comments

MeFi Horror Club #10: One Hour Photo

We've already agreed in principle on adding a "Crossover" category to the rotation for Horror Club, a category that would include scary science fiction, thrillers, etc. Since there wasn't much steam building for any particular film for the scheduled "retro" pick for week 10, and since the world just lost Robin Williams, I'm going to invoke my benevolent dictator powers. Week 10 will now be the debut for "Crossover" as a rotation slot, and the first pick will be Mark Romanek's film One Hour Photo. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 11, 2014 - 6 comments

MeFi Horror Club #9: Tesis

This week's pick is a non-English rotation selection. The feature length debut of director Alejandro Amenábar (who later made The Others), this 1996 low budget Spanish film is available free on Hulu, with ads. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 8, 2014 - 22 comments

MeFi Horror Club: New Rotation Slot Idea

Hi everybody! Horror club is seven weeks in and still going strong. We've been trying to get a rotation going, to make sure we see a variety of films. But I think we still need another spoke or two in the wheel to really get things going. Here's a proposal: Sequel week. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jul 31, 2014 - 43 comments

MeFi Horror Film Club, #7: John Dies at the End

This week's pic is Don Coscarelli's (Phantasm, Bubba Ho-Tep) adaptation of David Wong's loony serialized novel, John Dies at the End. This goofy, mind-bending horror comedy combines slacker comedy, Lovecraftian horror, and freshman dorm philosophy weirdness. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jul 24, 2014 - 59 comments

Movie: Sleepaway Camp (1983)

Slightly traumatized and painfully shy Angela Baker is sent away to summer camp with her cousin. Not long after Angela's arrival, things start to go horribly wrong for anyone with sinister or less than honorable intentions. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jul 23, 2014 - 63 comments

Movie: Martyrs

A young woman's quest for revenge against the people who kidnapped and tormented her as a child leads her and a friend, who is also a victim of child abuse, on a terrifying journey into a living hell of depravity.
posted by mathowie on Jul 16, 2014 - 21 comments

Movie: Pontypool

Shock jock Grant Mazzy has been kicked-off the airwaves and now works at a small-town morning show. Another mundane day on the job quickly turns deadly when reports begin to pile in of people developing strange speech patterns and committing brutal acts of violence.
posted by mathowie on Jul 9, 2014 - 47 comments

Movie: Carnival of Souls

Wandering into a small town after an auto accident, to begin her new job as a church organist, young Mary Henry (Candace Hilligoss) begins to pick up strange vibes: none of the normal people in town seem to be able to see her, and she keeps being accosted by freakish pasty-faced types who seem to be dead on their feet.
posted by mathowie on Jul 3, 2014 - 35 comments

Movie: Noroi (The Curse)

A documentary filmmaker explores seemingly unrelated paranormal incidents connected by the legend of an ancient demon called the "kagutaba."
posted by mathowie on Jun 25, 2014 - 52 comments

Movie: The Cabin in the Woods

Five friends go for a break at a remote cabin in the woods, where they get more than they bargained for. Together, they must discover the truth behind the cabin in the woods.
posted by mathowie on Jun 18, 2014 - 206 comments

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