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Movie: Stopmotion

[TRAILER] Stop-motion animator Ella Blake (Aisling Franciosi) struggles to control her demons after her overbearing mother suffers a stroke. She embarks upon the creation of a film that becomes the battleground for her sanity. As Ella's mind starts to fracture, the characters in her project take on a life of their own. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 24, 2024 - 3 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 Mill

[TRAILER] A businessman (Lil Rel Howery) wakes up beside an ancient grist mill situated in the center of an open-air prison cell with no idea how he got there. Forced to work as a beast of burden to stay alive, he must find a way to escape before the birth of his child. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 11, 2024 - 1 comment

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

Mask Girl: Season 1: Full Season  Season 1, Ep 0

An office worker who is insecure about her looks becomes a masked internet personality by night until a chain of ill-fated events overtakes her life. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on Aug 19, 2023 - 3 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: Session 9

[TRAILER] Tensions rise within an asbestos cleaning crew as they work in an abandoned mental hospital with a horrific past that seems to be coming back. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 13, 2023 - 20 comments

Movie: Below

[TRAILER] The submarine U.S.S. Manta had a perfect record until the mysterious death of its captain. The next-in-command, Lt. Richard Brice (Bruce Greenwood) is determined to steer his disheartened crew back to safety. But after three battle survivors board the sub, bizarre and frightening things begin to happen. As the tale unfolds, and crew members begin to disappear, Ensign Douglas O'Dell (Matthew Davis) must piece together the puzzles of the submarine's past before it is too late to resurface alive. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 8, 2023 - 7 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: 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: 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: Cobweb

Eight year old Peter is plagued by a mysterious, constant tapping from inside his bedroom wall... one that his parents (Lizzy Caplan, Antony Starr) insist is all in his imagination. As Peter's fear intensifies, he believes that his parents could be hiding a terrible, dangerous secret and questions their trust. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jul 22, 2023 - 7 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: 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

Slasher: Backbone  Season 5, Ep 3

More of the events leading up to Margaret's murder are revealed as the Widow continues to claim victims. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on Apr 14, 2023 - 1 comment

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

Book: The Devil and the Dark Water

A murder on the high seas. A remarkable detective duo. A demon who may or may not exist. It's 1634 and Samuel Pipps, the world's greatest detective, is being transported to Amsterdam to be executed for a crime he may, or may not, have committed. Travelling with him is his loyal bodyguard, Arent Hayes, who is determined to prove his friend innocent. [more inside]
posted by quatsch on Jan 12, 2023 - 5 comments

Movie: Candy Land

Remy (Olivia Luccardi, It Follows) a seemingly naïve and devout young woman, finds herself cast out from her religious cult. With no place to turn, she immerses herself into the underground world of truck stop sex workers, courtesy of her hosts. Under the watchful eye of their matriarch, and an enigmatic local lawman, Remy navigates between her strained belief system and the code to find her true calling in life. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 10, 2023 - 4 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: Wolfen

[TRAILER] New York City police investigator Dewey Wilson (Albert Finney) is trying to solve a series of grisly deaths in which the victims have seemingly been maimed by feral animals. He teams up with expert criminologist Rebecca Neff (Diane Venora), and together they stumble upon a band of inner-city Native Americans, led by the streetwise Eddie Holt (Edward James Olmos), who warns Wilson and Neff about a wolf-like, mythical creature that could offer a shocking solution to this disturbing case. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 4, 2023 - 6 comments

Movie: Angel Heart

A private investigator is hired by a man who calls himself Louis Cyphre to track down a singer named Johnny Favorite. But the investigation takes an unexpected and somber turn. Trailer. [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on Dec 18, 2022 - 20 comments

Movie: The Mangler

When an accident involving a folding machine at an old laundry happens, detective John Hunton (Ted Levine) investigates. While he tries to solve the mystery, Bill Gartley, the owner (IRobert Englund), wants to find new victims for his machine. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 13, 2022 - 5 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: History of the Occult

[TRAILER] Sixty Minutes Before Midnight, Argentina's most watched investigative journalism program is being taken off the air. The staff attempts to go out in a blaze of glory, exposing a conspiracy and linking the government to a obscure secret society. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 8, 2022 - 8 comments

Movie: Satan's Slaves: Communion

[TRAILER] Four years ago, Rini’s dead mother returned and wreaked havoc. Now, she lives with her surviving family in a crowded cheap apartment, thinking it safer. But when a heavy storm hits, an unseen menace creeps in and Rini suddenly finds herself in a life and death struggle to save her family and get out of the building alive. Indonesian auteur Joko Anwar returns with a sequel to his acclaimed 2017 horror film. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 2, 2022 - 2 comments

Movie: A Wounded Fawn

Inspired by surrealist art and Greek mythology, A Wounded Fawn follows the story of Meredith Tanning (Sarah Lind), a local museum curator who is dipping her toe back into the dating pool, only to be targeted by a charming serial killer (Josh Ruben). When a fateful romantic getaway between the two becomes a tense game of cat and mouse, both must confront the madness within him. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 2, 2022 - 8 comments

Movie: Z

A family finds themselves terrorized by their eight-year-old son's imaginary friend. Trailer. [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on Nov 28, 2022 - 1 comment

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: You Are Not My Mother

Just before Halloween Char's mother, Angela, has gone missing, her abandoned car left in the middle of a field. When Angela returns home the next night without explanation, Char and her grandmother, Rita sense something is amiss. Angela might look and sound the same, but her behavior is increasingly erratic and frightening, as if she has been... replaced. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 7, 2022 - 2 comments

Movie: World War Z

When former U.N. investigator Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt) and his family get stuck in urban gridlock, he senses that it's no ordinary traffic jam. His suspicions are confirmed when, suddenly, the city erupts into chaos. A lethal virus, spread through a single bite, is turning healthy people into something vicious, unthinking and feral. As the pandemic threatens to consume humanity, Gerry leads a worldwide search to find the source of the infection and, with luck, a way to halt its spread. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 27, 2022 - 17 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: 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: Inferno

A young man returns from Rome to his sister's satanic New York apartment house. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 24, 2022 - 2 comments

Movie: God Told Me To

A cop investigates a string of murders committed by strangers who claim “God” told them to kill. But are the killers actually talking about the heavenly father? Or is someone pulling their strings? If Det. Nicholas (Tony Lo Bianco) really wants to know, he’ll have to descend into a netherworld of deranged faith and confront his own connection to a homicidal messiah with a perverse plan for the soul of mankind. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 21, 2022 - 5 comments

Movie: Red Eye

In the wake of her grandmother's funeral, hotel manager Lisa Reisert (Rachel McAdams) is waiting to fly back home when she meets charming Jackson Rippner (Cillian Murphy) at check-in. She thinks it luck that they're seated together on the plane, but soon learns otherwise. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 21, 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: The Rental

Two couples (Dan Stevens, Alison Brie, Sheila Vand, Jeremy Allen White) on an oceanside getaway grow suspicious that the host (Toby Huss) of their seemingly perfect rental house may be spying on them. Before long, what should have been a celebratory weekend trip turns into something far more sinister. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 12, 2022 - 3 comments

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 Strangers

After returning from a wedding reception, a couple (Liv Tyler, Scott Speedman) staying in an isolated vacation house receive a knock on the door in the mid-hours of the night. What ensues is a violent invasion by three strangers, their faces hidden behind masks. The couple find themselves in a violent struggle, in which they go beyond what either of them thought capable in order to survive. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Sep 30, 2022 - 7 comments

Movie: Dead Again

In 1949 composer Roman Strauss is executed for viciously murdering his wife Margaret with a pair of scissors. In 1990s Los Angeles a mute and traumatized amnesiac woman shows up at an orphanage, and when private investigator Mike Church, who grew up at the orphanage, is called in help, both he and the woman discover that they have a strange connection to the Strausses. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Sep 10, 2022 - 10 comments

Movie: Lifechanger

A shapeshifter sets out to make things right for the woman he loves. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on Sep 6, 2022 - 5 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

Movie: Bull

Ten years after he was last seen, a vicious mob enforcer returns home to find his son and methodically track down the gang that double-crossed him. His quest for revenge soon leads to a savage showdown between his wife and her mob boss father. [more inside]
posted by holborne on Aug 31, 2022 - 3 comments

Movie: The Mist

After a powerful storm damages their Maine home, David Drayton (Thomas Jane) and his young son head into town to gather food and supplies. Soon afterward, a thick fog rolls in and engulfs the town, trapping the Draytons and others in the grocery store. Contains what may be one of the bleakest endings ever filmed. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 28, 2022 - 8 comments

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