The next MeFi Horror Club post will go live on Friday, December the 25th. Christmas Day! In that spirit, we'll be watching John Carpenter's snowy 1982 classic, The Thing. [more inside]
APR reporter Lia Haddock receives the answers she's been seeking in the season one finale of Limetown.
A race of space vampires arrive in London and infect the populace. [more inside]
Max is a true believer who has become jaded with Christmas. As his extended family visits for what promises to be a terrible three day celebration, Max makes a wish that he soon begins to regret. Krampus is the new holiday horror film from director Michael Dougherty. [more inside]
Next up on MeFi Horror Club: Lifeforce, 1985. Discussion to be posted next Friday 11 December. [more inside]
Potentially a once a month book club focusing on horror. [more inside]
Nearly a year after a botched job, a hitman takes a new assignment with the promise of a big payoff for three killings. What starts off as an easy task soon unravels, sending the killer into the heart of darkness. [more inside]
Deirdre Wells, Limetown survivor and Max Finlayson's ex-wife, reveals what incited The Panic. [more inside]
Next up on MeFi Horror Club: Kill List, 2011. Discussion to be posted next Friday 28 November. [more inside]
Events take a darker turn as a contract killer (Neil Maskell) and his business partner (Michael Smiley) carry out a new assignment. [more inside]
After the death of Max Finlayson, Lia Haddock questions whether or not to continue the program.
Having revived from his wound, Jason Voorhees; now donning a new appearance, refuges at a cabin near Crystal Lake. As a group of co-eds reside there for their vacation, Jason continues his spree. [more inside]
Tucker & Dale are on vacation at their dilapidated mountain cabin when they are attacked by a group of preppy college kids. [more inside]
Mystery Science Theater 3000: ATTACK OF THE GIANT LEECHES, with short UNDERSEA KINGDOM, part one Season 4, Ep 6
"Crawling Horror...Rising from the Depths of Hell to Kill and Conquer!" Rednecks are disappearing and the sheriff won't listen that they've been caught giant leeches living in caves beneath the swamp. Oh well, it isn't anything a bunch of dynamite can't handle. With short UNDERSEA KINGDOM, Part 1: In this first episode of a 1936 serial, "Crash" Corrigan and friends (including a Professor, a Kid, and a Woman) dive beneath the sea in their rocket sub to the lost city of Atlantis. Everyday-wear in Atlantis is, shall we say, flamboyant. The short is the oldest thing ever riffed by MST3K. I find the conclusion of the movie particularly hilarious. Although they know that the leeches may be keeping their victims alive in underswamp caverns, the "good guys" still throw in bundles of explosive, killing leeches and victims alike. The movie was remade in 2008! Executive Produced by Roger Corman, and Regular Produced by his brother Gene. YouTube (1h31m) Premiered July 18, 1992. [more inside]
Results are in! For Nov. 16, we'll be watching The Reflecting Skin, a British-Canadian horror-drama from 1990. It's about a young child growing up in rural Idaho in the 1950s. Anything more would be a spoiler. It's been a while since I've seen it, but I remember it being rather psychologically harrowing, so heads up.
Believe it or not, Friday the 13th is coming again, and that means it is time for the 3rd installment of the eponymous series. Join us for a nearly decade long journey through the good, the bad, the really bad, the so bad its good, and the really really embarrassingly bad that is the Friday the 13th film series. [more inside]
Max Finlayson, Missing Male #4 from Limetown, divulges the purpose of the doomed research facility to APR journalist Lia Haddock. [more inside]
APR's Lia Haddock responds to a leaked 911 call involving her and a survivor from Limetown.
Students suspect that their teachers are aliens after bizarre occurrences. [more inside]
When a teenage girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter. [more inside]
Something as rare as a very scary documentary: A look at sleep paralysis and accompanying hallucinations, with dramatic recreations. By the director of Room 237. [more inside]
Four men set out in the Wild West to rescue a group of captives from cannibalistic cave dwellers. [more inside]
On October 30th, let's check out this 1998 high school alien invasion flick! It's got a strong cast, cool effects, and all the body snatching you can handle! [more inside]
When Brent turns down his classmate Lola's invitation to the prom, she concocts a wildly violent plan for revenge. [more inside]
APR journalist Lia Haddock speaks with the second known survivor from Limetown, inching closer to discovering what the true purpose of the infamous research facility was.
American Horror Story: Chutes and Ladders Season 5, Ep 2
Detective Lowe gets settled in to his new digs: he gets a history lesson and his daughter makes a new friend. Drake hosts a fashion show, but the Countess poaches some of his talent. Donovan has ennui, Sally makes her bed, Liz vogues. Introducing: Evan Peters as James March (backstory!), and Angela Bassett as Ramona Royale (not much so far). [more inside]
In 1897, A Transylvanian nobleman named Count Dracula is buying up property around London for mysterious purposes. [more inside]
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]
American Horror Story: Checking In Season 5, Ep 1
American Horror Story is back, this time in Los Angeles at the Hotel
California Cortez! There's a detective who's looking for his lost son, there's a man in a bed, there's a pair of things that seem like vampires but may or may not be, there's a host of creepy lost children, there's a lady who loves heroin and her drill bit accented friend! There's Lady Gaga! Oh, and there's the carpet from The Shining... remember that! The first episode has everyone checking in (get it?), and introduces our primary players... [more inside]
Fear the Walking Dead: The Good Man Season 1, Ep 6
As civil unrest grows, and the dead take over, Travis and Madison try to devise ways to protect their families.
Scream Queens: Chainsaw Season 1, Ep 2
Chanel turns Hester into her next project; Chanel No. 3 shares a secret; a surprising connection between two students is revealed.
A quick apology from American Public Radio's Lia Haddock.
Fear the Walking Dead: Cobalt Season 1, Ep 5
The National Guard's plan for the neighborhood is revealed; Travis and Madison make a difficult decision. A new black male character appears, taking bets on how long he lasts.
A group of hapless victims celebrate a birthday on an island estate crawling with evil frogs. [more inside]
American Public Radio journalist Lia Haddock shares the first interview in recorded history with a survivor from Limetown. [more inside]
Scream Queens: Pilot Season 1, Ep 1
In the latest horror-comedy-farce from the minds of Brad Falchuk and Ryan Murphy, the audience is introduced to the Kappa Kappa Tau sorority, which is being haunted by a figure in a red devil costume. Grace Gardner is our heroine (of sorts), who comes into the sorority as an effort to find out what happened to her mother so many years ago in the same house. Chanel Oberlin is the current queen of the castle in KKT, and her general unpleasantness guides the opening intrigues of the show. Crusty old dean, Cathy Munsch, has cracked open the exclusive club of KKT (much to Chanel's dismay), leading a band of misfits to rush the sorority, and provide a cast of red shirts who will likely be picked off as the season progresses. [more inside]
Ten years ago, over three hundred men, women and children disappeared from a small town in Tennessee, never to be heard from again. In this seven-part podcast, American Public Radio host Lia Haddock asks the question once more, "What happened to the people of Limetown?" [more inside]
A wealthy family is menaced during a Fourth of July birthday party by an army of ruthless amphibians, reptiles, and birds. [more inside]
The soul of a young girl with telekinetic powers becomes the prize in a fight between forces of God and the Devil. [more inside]
Fear the Walking Dead: The Dog Season 1, Ep 3
After they escape a riot, Travis, Liza and Chris seek refuge with the Salazars while Madison defends her home.
Anyone interested in picking the next horror selection? [more inside]
A serial killer and journalist form an unusual bond when they encounter each other on a website where users upload videos of murders. [more inside]
A troubled young man is drawn to a mythical place called Midian where a variety of monsters are hiding from humanity. [more inside]
Released four years after the first Elm Street movie, The Serpent and the Rainbow (trailer) drops Bill Pullman into the middle of 1970s Haiti to investigate cases of alleged real-life Voodoo zombification. One of Wes Craven's more religious-themed movies, with a premise loosely based on the (arguably) non-fiction book by the same name, the film gives Craven a chance to build upon a real-world mystery in applying his signature concoction of visually stylish horror, twisting storylines, and the oft-blurred line between the dream world and reality.
This movie is about the odd connection that evolves between a psychopathic executive and a journalist. [more inside]
Amid the Civil War in 17th-century England, a group of deserters flee from battle through an overgrown field. Captured by an alchemist, the men are forced to help him search to find a hidden treasure that he believes is buried in the field. [more inside]
Fear the Walking Dead: So Close, Yet So Far Season 1, Ep 2
While Madison struggles to keep Nick from a crippling withdrawal, Travis ventures out to find his son before the city of Los Angeles falls.
When a videographer answers a Craigslist ad for a one-day job in a remote mountain town, he finds his client is not at all what he initially seems. Trailer [more inside]
Fear the Walking Dead: Pilot Season 1, Ep 1
Strange things are happening in Los Angeles, as we meet a family struggling to deal with their drug addicted son.
Next up for the MeFi Horror Club, Creep, a low budget single camera movie about a craigslist job that goes wrong. Notable for Mark Duplass' eponymous performance and how so much of it is normal everyday creep behavior turned up a bit.