184 posts tagged with horror by DirtyOldTown.
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Movie: Firestarter

Parents Andy (Zac Efron) and Vicky (Sydney Lemmon) have been on the run, desperate to hide their daughter Charlie (Ryan Kiera Armstrong) from a shadowy federal agency that wants to harness her dangerous telekinetic powers. Andy has taught Charlie how to defuse her power, but as Charlie turns 11, the fire becomes harder and harder to control. After an incident reveals the family's location, a mysterious operative is deployed to hunt down the family and seize Charlie once and for all. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on May 13, 2022 - 5 comments

Movie: The Sadness

A young couple in Taipei is pushed to the limits of sanity as they attempt to be reunited amid the chaos of a pandemic outbreak. The streets erupt into violence and depravity, as those infected are driven to enact the most cruel and ghastly things imaginable. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on May 12, 2022 - 14 comments

Movie: The Cellar

Keira (Elisha Cuthbert) finds that her daughter has mysteriously vanished in the cellar of their new house. She soon discovers there is an ancient and powerful entity controlling their home that she will have to face or risk losing her family's souls forever. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on May 4, 2022 - 7 comments

Movie: Final Destination 5

In this fifth installment, Death is just as omnipresent as ever, and is unleashed after one man's premonition saves a group of coworkers from a terrifying suspension bridge collapse. But this group of unsuspecting souls was never supposed to survive, and, in a terrifying race against time, the ill-fated group frantically tries to discover a way to escape Death's sinister agenda. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on May 3, 2022 - 2 comments

Movie: The Final Destination

After a young man's premonition of a deadly race-car crash helps saves the lives of his peers, Death sets out to collect those who evaded their end. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on May 3, 2022 - 5 comments

Movie: Black Sabbath

This horror anthology by Mario Bava consists of three separate tales introduced by Boris Karloff and based on stories by Tolstoy, de Maupassant, and Chekhov. In "The Telephone," Rosy (Michèle Mercier) receives threatening telephone calls from an unseen stalker. In "The Wurdulak", a man named Gorca (Karloff) returns to his family after claiming to have slain a Wurdulak, an undead creature who attacks those that it had once loved. "The Drop of Water" centers on Helen Corey (Jacqueline Pierreux), a nurse who steals a ring from a corpse being prepared for burial and finds herself haunted by the ring's original owner. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Apr 26, 2022 - 2 comments

Movie: Virus:32

A rapid spreading virus which transforms people into intelligent, ultra-violent, extra-fast zombified hunters. After each wave of attack by the monsters, they're left incapacitated for 32 seconds while they recover their strength. A new Argentinian film from director Gustavo Hernandez (La Casa Muda). [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Apr 22, 2022 - 2 comments

Movie: Final Destination 3

A student's premonition of a deadly rollercoaster ride saves her life and a lucky few, but not from death itself... which seeks out those who escaped their fate. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Apr 20, 2022 - 9 comments

Movie: Final Destination 2

When Kimberly has a violent premonition of a highway pileup she blocks the freeway, keeping a few others meant to die, safe...Or are they? The survivors mysteriously start dying and it's up to Kimberly to stop it before she's next.
posted by DirtyOldTown on Apr 19, 2022 - 6 comments

Movie: Final Destination

After a teenager (Devon Sawa) has a terrifying vision of him and his friends dying in a plane crash, he prevents the accident only to have Death hunt them down, one by one.
posted by DirtyOldTown on Apr 19, 2022 - 4 comments

Movie: Choose or Die

After firing up a lost 80s survival horror game, a young coder unleashes a hidden curse that tears reality apart, forcing her to make terrifying decisions and face deadly consequences. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Apr 18, 2022 - 5 comments

Book: Camp Ghoul Mountain Part VI: The Official Novelization by Jonathan Raab

Author Jonathan Raab (the actual author) has been hired to do a novelization of Camp Ghoul Mountain Part VI. The Camp Ghoul Mountain series is a transparent riff on the Friday the 13th series where an animal-masked serial killer murders teens in a mountain summer camp. The book is thus divided in telling the story of the fictional slasher movie franchise's most infamous entry as well as giving a bizarre backstory about its troubled production history. The resulting book is loopy and meta, a love letter to 80's slasher movies, 90's conspiracy theories, and B-movies throughout the years. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Apr 8, 2022 - 2 comments

Movie: Curse of Chucky

Against all odds, the franchise returns to horror in its sixth installment. A Good Guy doll mysteriously arrives in the mail at the home of Nica Pierce (Fiona Dourif), a young woman in a wheelchair. Yep: it's fucking Chucky. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Mar 25, 2022 - 1 comment

Movie: Seed of Chucky

Chucky and Tiffany are resurrected by their innocent non-binary offspring Glen/Glenda. The killer dolls hit Hollywood where a movie depicting their murder spree is underway. Jennifer Tilly stars both as herself and as Tiffany. Brad Dourif returns as the voice of Chucky. Long-time series writer Don Mancini takes over as director. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Mar 24, 2022 - 6 comments

Movie: Bride of Chucky

Chucky (Brad Dourif), the doll possessed by a serial killer, discovers the perfect mate to kill and revive into the body of another doll, Tiffany (Jennifer Tilly). [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Mar 23, 2022 - 7 comments

Movie: Child's Play 3

It's been years since Chucky, the doll with the soul and the voice (Brad Dourif) of a psychopathic killer, was apparently destroyed in a fire at a doll factory. Now the toy manufacturer is remaking the same line of toys with the old, still haunted materials. This resurrects Chucky, who goes after Andy (Justin Whalin), his former owner, who now attends military school. Chucky slashes his way through a string of grotesque murders as Andy tries to stop the homicidal doll and the spirit within it. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Mar 22, 2022 - 3 comments

Movie: Child's Play 2

While Andy's mother is admitted to a psychiatric hospital, the young boy is placed in foster care, and Chucky, determined to claim Andy's soul, is not far behind. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Mar 21, 2022 - 4 comments

Movie: Child's Play

Gunned down by Detective Mike Norris (Chris Sarandon), dying murderer Charles Lee Ray (Brad Dourif) uses black magic to put his soul inside a doll named Chucky -- which Karen Barclay (Catherine Hicks) later buys off the street for her young son, Andy (Alex Vincent). Soon, Andy realizes the doll is alive and dangerous, but unless he can convince an adult of this, he may become Chucky's next victim. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Mar 21, 2022 - 8 comments

Movie: X

In 1979, a group of young filmmakers set out to make an adult film in rural Texas, but when their reclusive, elderly hosts catch them in the act, the cast find themselves fighting for their lives. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Mar 19, 2022 - 5 comments

Movie: Master

Two African American women (Regina Hall, Zoe Renee) begin to share disturbing experiences at a predominantly white college in New England. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Mar 17, 2022 - 3 comments

Movie: Tragedy Girls

Teenage crime reporters Sadie and McKayla are hot on the trail of a crazed serial killer. After capturing the maniac and holding him hostage, they soon realize that the best way to boost their social media stardom is to commit the murders themselves. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Mar 14, 2022 - 9 comments

Movie: Here Comes Hell

The Old Dark House meets The Evil Dead in this black-and-white pastiche of 1930s mystery thrillers, in which a sophisticated soirée at an isolated country mansion descends into carnage, gore, and demonic possession. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Mar 12, 2022 - 3 comments

Movie: For the Sake of Vicious

Romina, an overworked nurse and single mother returns home from her late shift on Halloween to find a maniac hiding out with a bruised and beaten hostage. When an unexpected wave of violent intruders descends upon her home, the trio realize the only way out of the situation is to work together and fight for their survival. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Mar 8, 2022 - 2 comments

Movie: Fresh

Noa (Daisy Edgar-Jones) meets the alluring Steve (Sebastian Stan) at a grocery store and -- given her frustration with dating apps -- takes a chance and gives him her number. After their first date, Noa is smitten and accepts Steve's invitation to a romantic weekend getaway... only to find that her new paramour has been hiding some unusual appetites. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Mar 5, 2022 - 14 comments

Movie: Ghostwatch

For Halloween 1992, the BBC decides to broadcast an investigation into the supernatural, hosted by TV chat-show legend Michael Parkinson. Parky (assisted by Mike Smith, Sarah Greene & Craig Charles) and a camera crew attempt to discover the truth behind the most haunted house in Britain. This ground-breaking live television experiment does not go as planned, however. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Mar 3, 2022 - 12 comments

Movie: Excision

Alienated teen Pauline (AnnaLynne McCord) struggles with the pressures of fitting into high school, pleasing her mother and a burning desire to lose her virginity. With a grotesque curiosity for the darker side of life, Pauline is considered a social outcast by everyone around her. Enticed by flesh, she retreats into her own fantasies and hopes to become a great surgeon - that is, if she doesn't go insane first. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 24, 2022 - 3 comments

Movie: Hellbender

A lonely teen discovers her family's ties to witchcraft. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 24, 2022 - 8 comments

Movie: Ghostbusters

After losing their academic posts at a prestigious university, a team of parapsychologists goes into business as proton-pack-toting "ghostbusters" who exterminate ghouls, hobgoblins and supernatural pests of all stripes. An ad campaign pays off when a knockout cellist hires the squad to purge her swanky digs of demons that appear to be living in her refrigerator. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 23, 2022 - 23 comments

Movie: Helsinki Mansplaining Massacre

One woman desperately struggles to survive a horde of men with frail egos, who just want to explain everything to her. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 17, 2022 - 3 comments

Movie: Come True

Not wanting to go home and looking for an escape from her recurring nightmares, 18-year-old Sarah submits to a university sleep study, but soon realizes she's become the conduit to a frightening new discovery. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 12, 2022 - 5 comments

Movie: Leptirica

A young man wants to marry the beautiful daughter of a landowner who refuses to allow the marriage. To prove his worth, the young man accepts the job of miller after an infamous local vampire kills the previous miller. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 12, 2022 - 3 comments

Movie: Antlers

In an isolated Oregon town, a middle-school teacher (Keri Russell) and her sheriff brother (Jesse Plemons) become embroiled with an enigmatic student whose dark secrets lead to terrifying encounters with a legendary ancestral creature who came before them. Produced by Guillermo del Toro. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 12, 2022 - 5 comments

Movie: Cherry Falls

A serial killer is stalking the peaceful town of Cherry Falls. At first, it seems that he is just targeting teenagers, but after the third killing it becomes clear that all the victims have been virgins. When the town's students hear about this, they realize that there is only one way to protect themselves and begin planning a "Pop Your Cherry" party where they will all lose their virginities together. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 10, 2022 - 5 comments

Movie: I Blame Society

A struggling filmmaker realizes that the skill set to make a movie is the same to commit the perfect murder. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 9, 2022 - 2 comments

Movie: Dark Waters

A young Englishwoman investigates the disappearance of her friend and her own murky past when she travels to a mysterious convent on a barren island. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 1, 2022 - 4 comments

Movie: Clearcut

A white lawyer finds his values shaken when he is paired with an angry Indigenous activist (Graham Greene) who insists on kidnapping the head of a logging company to teach him the price of his destruction. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 27, 2022 - 6 comments

Movie: Eyes of Fire

A preacher is accused of adultery and he and his followers are chased out of town and become stranded in an isolated forest which is haunted by the spirits of long dead Native Americans. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 22, 2022 - 5 comments

Book: My Heart is a Chainsaw by Stephen Graham Jones

In her quickly gentrifying rural lake town, Jade Daniels sees recent events for which only her encyclopedic knowledge of horror films could have prepared her. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 19, 2022 - 5 comments

Book: The Final Girl Support Group

Marilyn survived a massacre in Texas. Adrienne barely overcame a maniac who targeted a summer camp. Dani had to defeat her own homicidal brother when he turned into a killer at Halloween. Heather escaped a killer called The Dream King. Julia outwitted her boyfriend and his best friend when they turned their love of slasher films into a real life killing spree. Lynette was the only survivor of an escaped lunatic dressed as Santa. They meet in secret with their therapist for a very specialized support group... Until all at once, it seems someone wants these "final girls" turned middle-aged survivors dead.
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 17, 2022 - 8 comments

Movie: Lake Mungo

Alice drowns while swimming and her family begins experiencing inexplicable events in their home. The family hires a parapsychologist whose investigation unveils Alice's secret double life and leads them all to Lake Mungo. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 13, 2022 - 7 comments

Movie: Lake of the Dead

A group of friends venture into the Osterdal forests to join Liljan's brother Bjørn at his remote cabin. Liljan's suspicion that her brother is in danger are confirmed when they arrive to find his dog dead and no sign of him. The gang is spooked further by a legend associated with the cabin: that a man who lived there once killed his sister and her lover and then drowned himself in the lake. Since then, it is said that anyone who stays in the cabin will be driven to the same fate. Norway's first horror film. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 13, 2022 - 1 comment

Movie: Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched: A History of Folk Horror

From writer/director Kier-La Janisse (author of House of Psychotic Women: An Autobiographical Topography of Female Neurosis in Horror and Exploitation Films comes "a seductive mega-text" (Indiewire) through the history of folk horror. Exploring the rural roots, occult creeds and cultural lore that continue to shape international cinema, this SXSW Audience Award winning documentary features clips from over 200 films and interviews with more than 50 filmmakers, authors and scholars. Severin Films presents this "astounding achievement" (Screen Anarchy) that Rue Morgue calls "an unprecedented journey into where folk horror has been, where it's going and ultimately what it says about humanity." [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 10, 2022 - 8 comments

Movie: Dark August

A man accidentally runs down a young girl and has a curse placed on him by the girl's father, an occultist. He goes to a spiritualist for help in fighting the curse. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 9, 2022 - 2 comments

Movie: Viy

A young seminary student is ordered to preside over the wake of a witch in the church of a remote village. This means spending three nights alone with the corpse with only his faith to protect him. Classic folk horror from Russia, 1967. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 8, 2022 - 12 comments

Movie: The Amityville Horror

George Lutz (James Brolin) and his wife Kathleen (Margot Kidder), move into their Long Island dream house with their children only for their lives to be turned into a hellish nightmare. The legacy of a murder committed in the house gradually affects the family and a priest is brought in to try and exorcise the demonic presence from their home. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 8, 2022 - 17 comments

Movie: The Stone Tape

Broadcast on BBC Two as a Christmas ghost story in 1972, the story concerns a team of scientists who move into their new research facility, a renovated Victorian mansion that has a reputation for being haunted. The team investigate the phenomena, trying to determine if the stones of the building are acting as a recording medium for past events (the "stone tape" of the title). However, their investigations serve only to unleash a darker, more malevolent force. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 7, 2022 - 13 comments

Movie: 13 Ghosts

Reclusive Dr. Zorba has died and left his mansion to his nephew Cyrus and his family. They will need to search the house to find the doctor's fortune, but along with the property they have also inherited the occultist's collection of 13 ghosts. A film by William Castle. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 5, 2022 - 2 comments

Movie: House on Haunted Hill

Frederick Loren (Vincent Price) has invited five strangers to a party of a lifetime. He is offering each of them $10,000 if they can stay the night in a house. But the house is no ordinary house. This house has a reputation for murder. Frederick offers them each a gun for protection. They all arrived in a hearse and will either leave in it $10,000 richer or leave in it dead. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 5, 2022 - 9 comments

Movie: Flesh for Frankenstein

A delectably gory and cynical social satire from acclaimed filmmaker Paul Morrissey, this film, disingenuously billed at the time as Andy Warhol's Frankenstein is among the most original and transgressive interpretations of Mary Shelley’s classic novel. With an exceptional cast, led by Udo Kier, in what might be his most iconic performance, Joe Dallesandro, Monique van Vooren, and Italian child star Nicoletta Elmi, and featuring a lush soundtrack by Claudio Gizzi (Blood for Dracula). Currently streaming in the US on Shudder in both 2D and 3D versions. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 3, 2022 - 3 comments

Movie: Witchfinder General

England, 1645. The cruel civil war between Royalists and Parliamentarians that is ravaging the country causes an era of chaos and legal arbitrariness that allows unscrupulous men to profit by exploiting the absurd superstitions of the peasants; like Matthew Hopkins, a monster disguised as a man who wanders from town to town offering his services as a witch hunter. Vincent Price stars in the seminal folk horror classic. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 2, 2022 - 8 comments

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