76 posts tagged with horror by DirtyOldTown.
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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 - 9 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 - 10 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 - 7 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 - 9 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 - 5 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 - 5 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 - 2 comments

Movie: Before I Wake

About an orphaned child whose dreams - and nightmares - manifest physically as he sleeps. From Mike Flanagan, the writer/director of The Haunting of Hill House.
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 22, 2018 - 5 comments

Movie: Ouija: Origin of Evil

In 1965 Los Angeles, a widowed mother and her two daughters add a new stunt to bolster their seance scam business and unwittingly invite authentic evil into their home. When the youngest daughter is overtaken by the merciless spirit, this small family confronts unthinkable fears to save her and send her possessor back to the other side. Mike Flanagan (The Haunting of Hill House) defies the odds by turning in an amazingly solid prequel to the amazingly crappy Ouija (2014). [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 22, 2018 - 4 comments

Movie: Hush

A deaf woman is stalked by a psychotic killer in her secluded home. Co-written by Mike Flanagan (The Haunting of Hill House) and Kate Siegel (who plays Theo on THoHH). Directed by Flanagan and starring Siegel. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 22, 2018 - 5 comments

Movie: Oculus

A woman tries to exonerate her brother's murder conviction by proving that the crime was committed by a supernatural phenomenon. From Mike Flanagan, the writer/director of The Haunting of Hill House. Stars Karen Gillan and Katee Sackhoff. An expansion of Flanagan's short film Oculus: Chapter Three, The Man with the Plan.
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 22, 2018 - 5 comments

Movie: Absentia

Tricia's husband Daniel has been missing for seven years and pressure mounts to declare him "dead in absentia." As Tricia tries to move on with her life, her sister Callie finds that an ominous tunnel near the house is linked to other mysterious disappearances and Daniel's presumed death might be anything but "natural." From writer/director Mike Flanagan (The Haunting of Hill House).
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 22, 2018 - 4 comments

Mike Flanagan Appreciation Society

Given how fantastic The Haunting of Hill House is, I've been revisiting the other works of writer-director Mike Flanagan. They are consistently terrific. Anyone interested in a series of posts for Absentia, Before I Wake, Oculus, etc.?
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 19, 2018 - 4 comments

Ghoul: Ghoul - All Episodes  Season 1, Ep 0

Ghoul is an Indian horror web television miniseries based on the Arab folklore monster ghoul, and the second Netflix original from India. The story is set in India in a dystopian future and deals with the interrogation of a dreaded terrorist Ali Saeed in a secret government facility and the series of horrifying and supernatural events which follow.
posted by DirtyOldTown on Sep 7, 2018 - 4 comments

Crazyhead: Season 1: All Episodes  Season 1, Ep 0

Amy and Raquel attempt to navigate their way through the choppy waters of their early twenties whilst simultaneously kicking the ass of some seriously gnarly demons. What could possibly go wrong? From Misfits creator/writer Howard Overman, and now streaming on Netflix.
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 20, 2016 - 11 comments

Movie: Ghost Ship

Cited recently on the blue for its grand guignol opening scene, this movie is actually a horrible turd, but it's a delicious hate watches that still manages a few truly memorable moments, some intentional, some not so much. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 26, 2016 - 8 comments

Channel Zero: Candle Cove, Part Three: Want to See Something Cool?   Season 1, Ep 3

Mike must convince Gary that Candle Cove is behind the murders. Marla, Jessica, and Amy frantically search for Mike.
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 26, 2016 - 5 comments

Channel Zero: Candle Cove, Part Two: I'll Hold Your Hand  Season 1, Ep 2

Marla agrees to help Mike investigate the murders, and is horrified to learn about what happened in 1988, that's been hidden since that time.
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 20, 2016 - 5 comments

Channel Zero: Candle Cove, Part One: You Have to Go Inside  Season 1, Ep 1

SyFy launches its new horror anthology with a story based on Kris Straub's creepypasta, "Candle Cove" (original story.) In the debut episode, a child psychologist investigates the 1988 murders of several children in his hometown, including his own twin brother. A half-forgotten kids' TV show from the 1980s seems strangely connected. The series is produced by Max Landis (Chronicle).
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 20, 2016 - 5 comments

American Horror Story: Chapter One  Season 6, Ep 1

Matt and Shelby, a interracial couple decide to move to North Carolina and get away from the big city for peace and quite, to start a new life until Shelby starts seeing strange things that haunt her day and night.
posted by DirtyOldTown on Sep 15, 2016 - 20 comments

Movie: He Never Died

Jack, a social outcast, is thrust out of his comfort zone when the outside world bangs on his door and he can't contain his violent past.
posted by DirtyOldTown on Apr 16, 2016 - 8 comments

Z Nation: Season 2 (All Episodes)  Season 2, Ep 0

[splorch] [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Mar 12, 2016 - 21 comments

The Walking Dead: Not Tomorrow Yet  Season 6, Ep 12

Rick and the others determine that the only way to keep peace in Alexandria, is to wage a war with a new enemy.
posted by DirtyOldTown on Mar 7, 2016 - 65 comments

Movie: Let Us Prey

Rachel, a rookie cop, is about to begin her first night shift in a neglected police station in a Scottish, backwater town. A hit-and-run victim brought into the station for safekeeping turns out to be altogether more than they bargained for. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 19, 2016 - 15 comments

MeFi Horror Club: Let Us Prey

Scottish director Brian O'Malley's 2014 film is a clever melding of John Carpenter eras, mixing the police under siege vibe from Assault on Precinct 13 with a bit of the supernatural, a la Prince of Darkness. Stars The Woman's Pollyanna McIntosh and Game of Thrones' Liam Cunningham. Discussion goes live on 2/19. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 12, 2016 - 5 comments

Movie: Turbo Kid

In a post-apocalyptic wasteland, a comic book fan dons the persona of his favourite hero to save his enthusiastic friend and fight a tyrannical overlord. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 5, 2016 - 14 comments

Movie: The Final Girls

A young woman grieving the loss of her mother, a famous scream queen from the 1980s, finds herself pulled into the world of her mom's most famous movie. Reunited, the women must fight off the film's maniacal killer. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 23, 2016 - 6 comments

Movie: The Loved Ones

When Brent turns down his classmate Lola's invitation to the prom, she concocts a wildly violent plan for revenge. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 17, 2015 - 6 comments

MeFi Horror Club: The Loved Ones

The next pick for MeFi Horror Club will be 2009's Australian film The Loved Ones, written and directed by Sean Byrne. iMDb's summary: "When Brent turns down his classmate Lola's invitation to the prom, she concocts a wildly violent plan for revenge." Good news: this movie is available in its entirety, legally and free through Paramount's YouTube Vault. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 11, 2015 - 3 comments

Movie: You're Next

When the Davison family comes under attack during their wedding anniversary getaway, the gang of mysterious killers soon learns that one of the victims harbors a secret talent for fighting back. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 14, 2015 - 19 comments

MeFi Horror Club: You're Next (2011)

Next up for MeFi Horror Club: on August 13th, we'll be discussing You're Next (2011) by Adam Wingard. This is a kind of convention-tweaking slasher film, with considerably more energy and fluidity than standard slasher fare. It makes for a pleasing pivot from how these stories usually unfold. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 6, 2015 - 5 comments

Movie: Housebound

Kylie Bucknell is forced to return to the house she grew up in when the court places her on home detention. However, when she too becomes privy to unsettling whispers & strange bumps in the night, she begins to wonder whether she's inherited her overactive imagination, or if the house is in fact possessed by a hostile spirit who's less than happy about the new living arrangement. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Mar 27, 2015 - 7 comments

MeFi Horror Club: Housebound (2014)

The pick for March 27th will be Housebound. A surly bank robber is sentenced to house arrest at her parents' home, and a malevolent spirit isn't any happier about it than she is. canistream.it listing [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Mar 20, 2015 - 3 comments

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