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American Horror Story: Tupperware Party Massacre  Season 4, Ep 9

In the wake of a tragic loss, Jimmy sinks into a drunken despair. A reading from Maggie spurs Dandy to action. Stanley and Elsa track down the Twins.
posted by kittens for breakfast on Dec 10, 2014 - 5 comments

Movie: A Tale of Two Sisters

A 2003 South Korean psychological horror film written and directed by Kim Jee-woon. The film is inspired by a Joseon Dynasty folktale entitled "Janghwa Hongryeon jeon", which has been adapted to film several times. The plot focuses on two sisters who, after returning home from a psychiatric hospital, experience increasingly disturbing events involving both them and their stepmother. [more inside]
posted by Literaryhero on Dec 5, 2014 - 6 comments

Twin Peaks: Beyond Life and Death  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 22

Cooper and Earle's confrontation reaches its climax, and we enter the Black Lodge. Have we ever truly made it back out? Either way, I'll see you again in 25 years... [more inside]
posted by Strange Interlude on Nov 28, 2014 - 7 comments

MeFi Horror Club: A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)

The next pick for the MeFi Horror Club will be posted to Fanfare on Friday, December 5th. A Tale of Two Sisters (Hangul: 장화, 홍련; Janghwa, Hongryeon) is a 2003 South Korean psychological horror film written and directed by Kim Jee-woon. The film is inspired by a Joseon Dynasty folktale entitled "Janghwa Hongryeon jeon", which has been adapted to film several times. The plot focuses on two sisters who, after returning home from a psychiatric hospital, experience increasingly disturbing events involving both them and their stepmother. [more inside]
posted by Literaryhero on Nov 28, 2014 - 4 comments

Twin Peaks: Miss   Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 21

The Major escapes Earle's clutches, possibly at the cost of his sanity. The final puzzle box is opened, revealing a key. Cooper and Andy manage to crack the secret of the cave painting. Ritual fertility dances are performed, and the queen is crowned. [more inside]
posted by Strange Interlude on Nov 25, 2014 - 6 comments

Movie: V/H/S: Viral

A wraparound story about a mysterious ice cream truck rampaging through Los Angeles ties together three found-footage horror shorts by various writers/directors. [more inside]
posted by doctornecessiter on Nov 21, 2014 - 10 comments

Twin Peaks: The Path to the Black Lodge  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 20

Windom Earle takes his chess game "off the board", as he kidnaps Maj. Briggs to learn the secrets of the Black Lodge. Audrey follows her heart, but not all the way to Brazil. Cooper and Annie's burgeoning relationship spells certain doom. Something evil breaks through into the woods. [more inside]
posted by Strange Interlude on Nov 20, 2014 - 2 comments

Twin Peaks: Variations on Relations  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 19

Cooper finds Earle's handiwork in Owl Cave, and we hear the story of the White and Black Lodges. A puzzle box is opened, only to reveal an even more puzzling box. Lana and the Mayor conspire to fix the Miss Twin Peaks pageant. Bopper and Snake are reunited at last, and the town's sole heavy metal youth (special guest star Ted Raimi) meets with an untimely fate. [more inside]
posted by Strange Interlude on Nov 18, 2014 - 7 comments

Proposal for a new Horror Club model

OK, I think we have a plan for a new way to proceed with horror club that will: a) get more people involved; and b) make for minimal workload to keep it going indefinitely. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 18, 2014 - 12 comments

Twin Peaks: On the Wings of Love  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 18

Harry narrowly escapes the murderous designs of the enigmatic (yet oddly inconsequential) Miss Jones. Gordon and Cooper find thrilling new connections at the Double R., demonstrating why BREAKFAST IS A REAL GOOD IDEA. Donna's suspicions about her mother and Ben deepen. Cooper and the gang visit an ancient cave and find some surprising secrets. The earth shakes. [more inside]
posted by Strange Interlude on Nov 13, 2014 - 3 comments

Horror Club 2.0 Brainstorming

So Horror Club, the very first MeFi movie club kind of petered out into nothing there. It can still work, but it maybe needs help. Let's brainstorm. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 12, 2014 - 11 comments

Movie: The Taking of Deborah Logan

What is taking Deborah Logan? Some memories are worth forgetting. From Wikipedia: The Taking of Deborah Logan is a 2014 independent American horror film and the feature film directorial debut of Adam Robitel. The film stars Jill Larson, Anne Ramsay, and Michelle Ang. It is set in the fictional town of Exuma, Virginia, and tells the story of a documentary crew making a film about Alzheimer's patients who uncover something sinister while documenting a woman who suffers from the disease [more inside]
posted by kyp on Nov 12, 2014 - 4 comments

Twin Peaks: Wounds and Scars  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 17

Following Josie's unexplained death, Harry disappears into a bottle. Cooper and Earle's chess game escalates, testing the very limits of Pete's skill and the safety of the Hayward home. Wheeler and Audrey begin their romance in earnest, and Cooper has coffee with Norma's sister Annie, sort of. Ben puts on an all-plaid benefit fashion show, and a vicious weasel is released. [more inside]
posted by Strange Interlude on Nov 11, 2014 - 7 comments

Twin Peaks: The Condemned Woman  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 16

Fresh off his victory at Appomattox, Ben finds a new cause: The Little Pine Weasel. Audrey catches the eye of handsome exec John Justice Wheeler, and Norma lays down the law with Hank. Meanwhile, Windom Earle sends sinister letters to three of Twin Peaks' top beauties, and the noose tightens on Josie. [more inside]
posted by Strange Interlude on Nov 6, 2014 - 7 comments

Twin Peaks: Slaves and Masters  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 15

Cooper stumbles upon a clue to the identity of his shooter, and Jacoby and the Hornes find a cure for Ben's Confederate neurosis. Norma and Ed finally get back together after 20 years apart, and Leo finds himself the unwitting prisoner of Windom Earle. Meanwhile, the James/Evelyn Marsh subplot finally concludes, this time for real. [more inside]
posted by Strange Interlude on Nov 4, 2014 - 2 comments

Movie: [Rec]

[REC] was made in 2007 by Jaume Balagueró and Paco Plaza, and stars Manuela Velasco, Ferrán Terraza, Jorge-Yaman Serrano, Pablo Rosso, David Vert, Vicente Gil and Martha Carbonell.
posted by tel3path on Nov 2, 2014 - 13 comments

Movie: I Walked With A Zombie

Young and lovely Canadian nurse Betsy takes a job tending to the wife of the owner of a sugar plantation on an unnamed Caribbean island. She soon finds that what is wrong with her charge is outside her medical expertise. Directed by Jacques Tourneur and produced by Val Lewton. [more inside]
posted by Sheydem-tants on Oct 31, 2014 - 4 comments

Twin Peaks: Double Play  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 14

A de-zombified Leo catches Shelly unawares, Donna follows James' trail to a familiar roadside bar, and the mayor makes his peace with Lana. Meanwhile, Jerry and Jacoby help Ben win the Civil War (for the South?!?), Catherine reveals the shocking truth about Andrew's death to an astounded Pete, and James narrowly escapes the Marsh estate. Finally, the faces of both Thomas Eckhardt and Windom Earle are revealed. [more inside]
posted by Strange Interlude on Oct 30, 2014 - 1 comment

Twin Peaks: Checkmate  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 13

A shaken Major Briggs recounts his otherworldly experiences. Cooper organizes a sting on Jean Renault, Ernie Niles sweats the minor details, Agent Bryson makes a couple of daring costume changes, and Windom Earle knocks another piece off the board. Meanwhile, James gets awfully careless with some probably really expensive champagne. [more inside]
posted by Strange Interlude on Oct 28, 2014 - 4 comments

Twin Peaks: The Black Widow  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 12

Bobby finally gets a job, and Ben discovers a love of history. The Milford honeymoon is unexpectedly cut short, and James finds himself stuck in a different kind of domestic drama. Meanwhile, Cooper stumbles upon a fortuitous real estate opportunity, and the Briggses bear witness to an astonishing paranormal occurrence. [more inside]
posted by Strange Interlude on Oct 23, 2014 - 4 comments

Movie: The Blair Witch Project

THE SPIRIT OF 1999 VIEWING CLUB - Three young filmmakers go into the woods to shoot a documentary about the legend of a witch that haunts rural Maryland. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Oct 22, 2014 - 33 comments

Twin Peaks: Masked Ball  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 11

The FBI investigation into Cooper's questionable activities continues. The DEA sends a surprising new agent to Twin Peaks. Josie reveals the truth about her troubled past. Windom Earle makes his first move, and a long-missing player re-enters the scene. [more inside]
posted by Strange Interlude on Oct 21, 2014 - 4 comments

Movie: Annabelle

A young couple in the late 1960s experience terrifying supernatural incidents that seem to be connected to an antique doll.
posted by hush on Oct 18, 2014 - 4 comments

Movie: House of Wax

An associate burns down a wax museum with the owner inside, but he survives only to become vengeful and murderous. Vincent Price stars. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 17, 2014 - 4 comments

Movie: Ju-On

The original Japanese version of The Grudge, from 2002. A mysterious and vengeful spirit marks and pursues anybody who dares enter the house in which it resides.
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 15, 2014 - 4 comments

Movie: Bride of Frankenstein

Mary Shelley reveals the main characters of her novel survived: Dr. Frankenstein (goaded by an even madder scientist) builds his monster a mate. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 10, 2014 - 5 comments

MeFi Horror Club: #18 - Ju-On; #19 - VHS Viral

The next two picks in the MeFi horror club are Ju-On (The Grudge, the original 2002 version) and V/H/S Viral, which get a thread on the same day it is released via On Demand. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 10, 2014 - 10 comments

Supernatural: Black  Season 10, Ep 1

Sam searches high and low for the newly demonic Dean, who is having a grand old time, singing karaoke with best friend Crowley. Meanwhile, an ailing Castiel is asked by Hannah to help her "convince" two fallen angels to return to Heaven
posted by brundlefly on Oct 8, 2014 - 14 comments

Movie: The Golem

In 16th-century Prague, a Jewish rabbi creates a giant creature from clay, called the Golem, and using sorcery, brings the creature to life in order to protect the Jews of Prague from persecution. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 8, 2014 - 2 comments

Movie: Ravenous

THE SPIRIT OF 99 VIEWING CLUB + HORROR CLUB: Things aren't what they seem at this remote outpost in the American West around the time of the Mexican-American war and a new hire suspects claims of cannibalism have root in fact. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Oct 7, 2014 - 18 comments

Twin Peaks: Dispute Between Brothers  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 10

With another Palmer funeral, Coop prepares to leave Twin Peaks. However, Jean Renault is still nursing a grudge. A wedding is in the works, Nadine returns to high school and Major Briggs goes fishing. [more inside]
posted by codacorolla on Oct 7, 2014 - 7 comments

Movie: Dead Alive

A young man's mother is bitten by a Sumatran rat-monkey. She gets sick and dies, at which time she comes back to life, killing and eating dogs, nurses, friends, and neighbors. AKA Braindead [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 2, 2014 - 10 comments

The Strain: Last Rites  Season 1, Ep 12

Eichhorst launches an attack against the pawn shop. Later, Palmer receives a very special visitor. Old friends return.
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Sep 28, 2014 - 23 comments

MeFi Horror Club: October Bonus Picks!

In honor of Halloween, MeFi Horror Club is going to double up, with extra picks every Friday in October. By design, these picks will primarily be the kind of widely-seen movies that a hefty chunk of horror fans will have already seen. This will allow us to maybe lure in some people with big titles, cover some movies we'd normally skip for being too overexposed, and present the opportunity for people to comment on films they may know well enough they needn't rewatch them to join in. List after the jump... [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Sep 27, 2014 - 3 comments

MeFi Horror Club #16: Dead Alive (aka Brain Dead)

It pains me greatly to call something from 1992 a "retro" movie, but I couldn't call it "recent" with a straight face, so working within our parameters, it's "retro." [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Sep 25, 2014 - 6 comments

Movie: Monsters

Six years after Earth has suffered an alien invasion a cynical journalist agrees to escort a shaken American tourist through an infected zone in Mexico to the safety of the US border. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Sep 24, 2014 - 15 comments

Twin Peaks: Arbitrary Law  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 9

The mystery of Laura Palmer's death is finally solved. [more inside]
posted by codacorolla on Sep 23, 2014 - 11 comments

MeFi Horror Club #15: Monsters

The pick for this coming Wednesday is a "crossover" pick. It's 2010's Monsters by Gareth Edwards (whose Godzilla remake hit screens this summer.) [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Sep 19, 2014 - 7 comments

Twin Peaks: Drive with a Dead Girl  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 8

Ben is locked away for Laura's murder, and Jerry attempts to take on his legal defense. Although Coop is wary of rushing to judgement, Harry sees Ben as the clear culprit and charges Ben officially. Pete taunts Ben in jail with a message from Catherine, who offers him freedom (but at a price). Meanwhile Leland goes for a drive. At the Double R, Norma's mother comes to town with a new husband, who is a figure out of Hank's past. Andy attempts reconciliation with Lucy. BOB's latest victim is discovered. [more inside]
posted by codacorolla on Sep 18, 2014 - 7 comments

Movie: Let the Right One In

Let the Right One In (Swedish: Låt den Rätte Komma In) is a 2008 Swedish romantic horror film directed by Tomas Alfredson, based on the 2004 novel of the same title by John Ajvide Lindqvist, who also wrote the screenplay. The film tells the story of a bullied 12-year-old boy who develops a friendship with a vampire child in Blackeberg, a suburb of Stockholm, in the early 1980s. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Sep 17, 2014 - 24 comments

Twin Peaks: Lonely Souls  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 7

After being confronted by Audrey about his involvement with Laura and One Eyed Jack's, Ben is brought in for questioning. Shelly and Bobby begin to face the disappointing reality of life with Leo. Nadine is terrible. The killer strikes again... [more inside]
posted by codacorolla on Sep 16, 2014 - 11 comments

MeFi Horror Club #14: Let the Right One In

Oskar, an overlooked and bullied boy, finds love and revenge through Eli, a beautiful but peculiar girl. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Sep 11, 2014 - 29 comments

Movie: Maniac

When the owner of a mannequin shop helps a young artist with her upcoming exhibition, suppressed desires come to the surface. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Sep 10, 2014 - 5 comments

Twin Peaks: Demons  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 6

Bobby and Shelly receive some disappointing news, Ben and Josie make a deal, Leland returns to work and the One Armed Man finally speaks. [more inside]
posted by codacorolla on Sep 10, 2014 - 3 comments

Twin Peaks: The Orchid's Curse  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 5

As Coop finds Audrey's long lost secret message, he decides to stage a raid on One-Eyed Jack's. Bobby and Shelly scheme as Leo returns home. The roadhouse becomes an ad-hoc courtroom for Leland's trial. Donna makes a deal with Harold. Nadine experiences a homecoming. [more inside]
posted by codacorolla on Sep 9, 2014 - 10 comments

The Strain: The Disappeared  Season 1, Ep 9

Eph and the others reunite him with his son Zach, then regroup at Setrakian's pawn shop. Gus has an unfortunate incident on the way to prison. We learn a little bit more about Eichorst's history.
posted by Mr. Bad Example on Sep 9, 2014 - 16 comments

Twin Peaks: Laura's Secret Diary  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 4

Leland confesses to murdering Jacques Renault. Meanwhile, Ben receives a ransom video for Audrey, specifying that Cooper should be the one to deliver the money. Josie returns, raising Harry's suspicions, and a mysterious Japanese businessman (Mr. Tojimura) comes to the Great Northern. In Donna's investigation, Harold reads from Laura's secret diary. An elusive and influential anonymous food critic is rumored to be coming to town, and Norma takes steps to spruce up The Double R. [more inside]
posted by codacorolla on Sep 4, 2014 - 8 comments

MeFi Horror Club #13: Maniac

In this French-American remake of the 1980 cult film of the same name, Elijah Wood stars as Frank, the owner of a mannequin shop. As he helps a young artist with her upcoming exhibition, suppressed desires come to the surface. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Sep 3, 2014 - 4 comments

Movie: The Changeling

A composer moves into a huge Victorian mansion after the death of his wife and daughter, only to find that he's not quite alone. [more inside]
posted by Joakim Ziegler on Sep 3, 2014 - 11 comments

Twin Peaks: The Man Behind Glass  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 3

Donna meets the mysterious Harold Smith, Cooper discovers another secret letter, Leland gives our team a new lead on BOB, Nadine wakes up feeling 20 years younger, the one-armed man forgets to take his medicine, and we learn that Albert's path is a strange and difficult one. [more inside]
posted by Strange Interlude on Sep 2, 2014 - 11 comments

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