102 posts tagged with horror by DirtyOldTown.
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Movie: Scare Me

Frustrated wannabe writer Fred (Josh Ruben) holes up in a cabin in hopes of getting something done. During a power outage, Fred and Fanny (Aya Cash of The Boys and You're the Worst) the tenant of a neighboring cabin tell each other scary stories. The more Fred and Fanny commit to their tales, the more the stories come to life in the dark of a Catskills cabin. The horrors of reality manifest when Fred confronts his ultimate fear: Fanny is the better storyteller. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 14, 2021 - 7 comments

Movie: Scare Package

Chad, the owner of Rad Chad's Horror Emporium, recounts a series of bone-chilling, blood-splattered tales to illustrate the rules of the horror genre to his newest employee. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 13, 2021 - 3 comments

Movie: May the Devil Take You Too

Two years after escaping from a demonic terror, Alfie and Nara try to continue their lives, but Alfie is still haunted by feelings of guilt and unnatural visions. The sequel to Indonesian horror director Timo Tjahjanto's 2018 horror hit. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 6, 2021 - 0 comments

Movie: Peninsula

A soldier and his team battle hordes of post-apocalyptic zombies in the wastelands of the Korean Peninsula. The sequel to 2016's Train to Busan. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 31, 2020 - 4 comments

Movie: VFW

A group of old war veterans put their lives on the line to defend a young woman taking shelter in their local VFW post, who's running from a deranged drug dealer and his relentless army of drug addled punks. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 27, 2020 - 1 comment

Movie: The Lodge

When their father is forced to abruptly depart for work at Christmas, Aidan and Mia find themselves in the care of his new fiance Grace (Riley Keough) at their holiday home. Isolated and alone, a blizzard traps them inside the lodge as terrifying events summon specters from Grace's dark past. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 25, 2020 - 4 comments

Movie: She Dies Tomorrow

Amy thinks she's dying tomorrow...and it's contagious. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 12, 2020 - 7 comments

Movie: Freaky

Slasher films get remixed when a notorious serial killer (Vince Vaughn) and an awkward 17-year-old girl (Kathryn Newton) switch bodies. A new horror-comedy from Blumhouse Pictures and writer-director Christopher Landon (Happy Death Day). [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 5, 2020 - 4 comments

Movie: Come Play

Oliver is a young non-verbal autistic boy who uses a smartphone to communicate with people. When a mysterious creature uses the boy's devices against him to break into our world, his parents must fight to save their son from the monster beyond the screen. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 29, 2020 - 1 comment

Movie: The Mortuary Collection

On the cusp of retirement, an eccentric mortician (Clancy Brown) recounts several of the strangest stories he's encountered in his long career, but things take a turn for the phantasmagorical when he learns that the final story - is his own. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 1, 2020 - 5 comments

Movie: El Día de la bestia (The Day of the Beast)

With the help of a death metal fan and an occult expert, a Catholic priest sets out to commit as many sins as possible on Christmas Eve in Madrid as part of his plan to stop the Antichrist. A Goya award-winning Spanish black comedy/horror film from Álex de la Iglesia. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 19, 2020 - 1 comment

Movie: Beau

A neurotic middle-aged man's trip to visit his mother is delayed indefinitely when his keys are mysteriously taken from his door. He is subsequently haunted by an increasingly sinister chain of upsetting events. A short horror film from Ari Aster (Midsommar). [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Sep 17, 2020 - 3 comments

Movie: Don't Look Away

While waiting for her parents to return home, a young woman looks out of her bedroom window and notices a strange-looking man staring at her from the garden. When she calls her father, he tells her urgently: "DON'T LOOK AWAY." A short horror film by Christopher Cox. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Sep 17, 2020 - 7 comments

Movie: The Strange Thing About the Johnsons

A dark domestic horror drama about the ties that bind and the ties that really bind. An early short film by Ari Aster (Midsommar, Hereditary). [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Sep 16, 2020 - 3 comments

Movie: Hair Wolf

The staff of a black hair salon fend off a strange new monster: white women intent on sucking the lifeblood from black culture. A short horror film by Mariama Diallo. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Sep 16, 2020 - 4 comments

Movie: The Quiet Room

When Michael attempts suicide and doesn't leave a note, he inadvertently awakens Hattie, a demon that haunts the hospital. Now he must find a way to stop her rampage before she kills everyone he connects with. A short horror film by Sam Wineman. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Sep 16, 2020 - 1 comment

Movie: El Gigante

After attempting to cross the US/Mexico border in search of a better life, Armando awakens in an unknown room, his body broken down and a Lucha Libre mask sewn into his neck. A short horror film by Gigi Saul Guerrero and Luke Bramley. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Sep 15, 2020 - 1 comment

Movie: The Whistler

Lindsey is forced to babysit her sister, Becky, one night, when, after innocently falling asleep, wakes up to find her sister gone. Someone may have taken Becky and could be after her as well. A short horror film by Jennifer Nicole Stang. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Sep 15, 2020 - 1 comment

Horror Short Films for Halloween

I'm going to try to watch and post as many horror short films as I can find and find time for this year. I'm hoping to do 100, but we'll see how many I can round up to stream that IMDB can find for me to post. Feel free to follow along. I could also use a suggestion for a good tag. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Sep 14, 2020 - 1 comment

Movie: Catcalls

Looking to get a cheap thrill, a motorist flashes two young women who have stopped to give him directions. Unfortunately, he has picked the wrong women. A short film by Kate Dolan. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Sep 14, 2020 - 4 comments

Movie: Nightmare Cinema

A series of down-on-their-luck individuals enter the decrepit and spine-chilling Rialto theater, only to have their deepest and darkest fears brought to life on the silver screen by The Projectionist: a mysterious, ghostly figure who holds the nightmarish futures of all who attend his screenings. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Sep 8, 2020 - 4 comments

Movie: Vivarium

A young woman (Imogene Poots) and her fiancé (Jesse Eisenberg) are in search of the perfect starter home. After following a mysterious real estate agent to a new housing development, the couple finds themselves trapped in a maze of identical houses and forced to raise an otherworldly child. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jul 12, 2020 - 4 comments

Movie: Calibre

Two lifelong friends head up to an isolated Scottish Highlands village for a weekend hunting trip that descends into a never-ending nightmare as they attempt to cover up a horrific hunting accident. A Netflix original.
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jul 11, 2020 - 3 comments

Movie: Relic

When Edna, the elderly and widowed matriarch of the family, goes missing, her daughter Kay (Emily Mortimer) and granddaughter Sam (Bella Heathcote) travel to their remote family home to find her. Soon after her return, they start to discover a sinister presence haunting the house and taking control of Edna. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jul 11, 2020 - 6 comments

Movie: Tumbbad

On the outskirts of the village Tumbbad, We find the son of the late village lord, Vinayak. We follow his intensive search for a secret inherited treasure. He believes his cursed great-grandmother has the answers his looking for. After confronting her he is now faced with the reality of this treasure, but also its evil protector. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jul 1, 2020 - 1 comment

Movie: Girl on the Third Floor

A husband with a bad track record tries to renovate a dilapidated old Victorian home for his growing family, only to learn that the house has other plans. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 24, 2020 - 6 comments

Castle Rock: Season Two   Season 2, Ep 0

Season two of Hulu's horror anthology building on characters and settings created by Stephen King. A feud between warring clans comes to a boil when nurse and budding psychopath Annie Wilkes (Lizzy Caplan) gets waylaid in Castle Rock.
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 11, 2020 - 10 comments

Movie: Starfish

When a mysterious Signal triggers an event that sparks the end of the world, Aubrey Parker is trapped in her dead best friend's apartment, with a single cassette tape labelled "THIS MIXTAPE WILL SAVE THE WORLD."
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 18, 2019 - 11 comments

Movie: Wounds

Disturbing and mysterious things begin to happen to a bartender in New Orleans after he picks up a phone left behind at his bar. A Hulu original.
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 22, 2019 - 10 comments

The Haunting of Netflix House VII: Wes Craven’s New Netflix

Collected FF posts from the beloved annual list of "good or good-adjacent horror or horror-adjacent movies available for streaming on American Netflix for your falltimes enjoyment." As seen here on the blue. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 2, 2019 - 8 comments

Movie: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

On Halloween night in 1968, three teenagers in the small town of Mill Valley, Pennsylvania—horror-obsessed amateur writer Stella and her friends Auggie and Chuck—play a prank on school bully Tommy Milner and evade him with the help of drifter Ramon. The group decides to explore a local haunted house which belonged to the Bellows family who helped found the town. Inside they find a secret room and a book of scary stories belonging to Sarah Bellows who is not in any family photographs. Are the scary stories tell about Sarah and her stories true? Based on the children's horror story collections of the same name. Produced and co-written by Guillermo del Toro. Directed by André Øvredal (Trollhunter).
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 11, 2019 - 3 comments

Movie: Await Further Instructions

A family's Christmas takes a strange turn when they awake to find themselves trapped inside and begin receiving mysterious instructions through the television.
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 10, 2019 - 4 comments

Movie: Happy Death Day 2U

Tree Gelbman discovers that dying over and over was surprisingly easier than the dangers that lie ahead.
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 15, 2019 - 6 comments

Movie: Mom and Dad

In a suburban community, moms and dads, one after the other, mysteriously feel the irresistible impulse to attack and kill their own offspring. Stars Nicholas Cage and Selma Blair. From writer/director Brian Taylor (Crank).
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 25, 2019 - 10 comments

Book: Alice Isn't Dead

Keisha's wife is dead. Or she's supposed to be. One day, Alice shows up in the background of a TV news story, staring directly at the camera. And then again. And again. Already riddled with anxiety, Keisha abandons her old life to become a truck driver, looking for the wife she no longer believes is dead and investigating the clues she left behind that may point to a larger, more sinister mystery. Based on the podcast of the same name by Joseph Fink (Welcome to Night Vale).
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 26, 2018 - 4 comments

Movie: Sabrina

A toymaker and his wife are terrorized by a demonized doll after their adopted child tries to summon her late mother's spirit using a spooky ritual. The third film in the Indonesian horror film series, The Doll. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 5, 2018 - 2 comments

Movie: May the Devil Take You

When her estranged father falls into a mysterious coma, a young woman seeks answers at his old villa, where she and her stepsister uncover dark truths.
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 3, 2018 - 0 comments

Movie: The Babysitter

When Cole stays up past his bedtime, he discovers that his hot babysitter is part of a Satanic cult that will stop at nothing to keep him quiet.
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 17, 2018 - 6 comments

The Purge: Season One: All Episodes  Season 1, Ep 0

Based on the film series, The Purge revolves around a 12-hour period when all crime, including murder, is legal. Set in an altered America ruled by a totalitarian political party, the series follows several seemingly unrelated characters living in a small city. As the clock winds down, each character is forced to reckon with their past as they discover how far they will go to survive the night.
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 17, 2018 - 2 comments

Movie: Southbound

The film contains five stories set on desolate stretches of a desert highway. Two men on the run from their past, a band on its way to a gig, a man struggling to get home, a brother in search of his long-lost sister and a family on vacation are forced to confront their worst fears and darkest secrets in these interwoven tales.
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 31, 2018 - 11 comments

Movie: Tales of Halloween

Ten stories are woven together by their shared theme of Halloween night in an American suburb, where ghouls, imps, aliens and axe murderers appear for one night only to terrorize unsuspecting residents. With segments by Lucky McKee (The Woman), Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw II-IV), and Neil Marshall (The Descent), among others.
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 26, 2018 - 2 comments

Movie: Apostle

In 1905, a man travels to a remote island in search of his missing sister who has been kidnapped by a mysterious religious cult. Stars Dan Stevens (Legion) and Michael Sheen (Masters of Sex). Written and directed by Gareth Evans (The Raid: Redemption). A Netflix original. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 25, 2018 - 7 comments

Movie: Beyond the Gates

Two estranged brothers reunite at their missing father's video store to liquidate the property and sell off his assets. As they dig through the store, they find a VCR board game dubbed 'Beyond The Gates' that holds a connection to their father's disappearance and deadly consequences for anyone who plays it.
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 25, 2018 - 5 comments

Movie: XX

An anthology of four short horror films that are directed and written by women: "The Box," by Jovanka Vuckovic (former editor of Rue Morgue magazine); "Her Only Living Son" by Karyn Kusama (The Invitation, the upcoming Destroyer); "The Birthday Cake" by St. Vincent (aka rock musician Annie Clark); "Don't Fall" by Roxanne Benjamin (Southbound). [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 25, 2018 - 3 comments

Movie: Tales from the Hood 2

Mr. Simms returns to tell more eerie, unsettling tales involving dolls, psychics, possession and ghosts. Rusty Cundieff (Fear of a Black Hat) finally gets the chance to make a followup to his 1995 horror/social satire anthology Tales from the Hood. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 24, 2018 - 4 comments

Movie: The Lodgers

1920, rural Ireland. Anglo-Irish twins Rachel and Edward share a strange existence in their crumbling family estate. Each night, the property becomes the domain of a sinister presence which enforces three rules upon the twins: they must be in bed by midnight; they may not permit an outsider past the threshold; and if one attempts to escape, the life of the other is placed in jeopardy. Rachel grows skeptical and begins to rebel, desperate to escape the oppression and misery of their captivity. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 24, 2018 - 4 comments

Movie: Errementari: The Blacksmith and the Devil

A visually rich, gothic re-telling of an old Basque folk tale about a young girl caught in the middle of a battle between a blacksmith and the Devil. Available streaming in the original Basque or dubbed on Netflix.
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 24, 2018 - 7 comments

Movie: Dig Two Graves

After 13-year-old Jacqueline "Jake" Mather loses her brother in a mysterious drowning accident, she is soon visited by three moonshiners who offer to bring him back to life, but at a grim cost. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 23, 2018 - 3 comments

Movie: A Dark Song

A determined young woman and a damaged occultist risk their lives and souls to perform a dangerous ritual that will grant them what they want. 91% on Rotten Tomatoes.
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 23, 2018 - 9 comments

Movie: Under the Shadow

As a mother and daughter struggle to cope with the terrors of the post-revolution, war torn Tehran of the 80s, a mysterious evil begins to haunt their home. A Farsi-language horror/drama currently streaming on US Netflix. 99% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 23, 2018 - 3 comments

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