This week's pick is what I think is one of the best horror movies ever, "The Changeling". [more inside]
Twin Peaks: Coma Rewatch Season 2, Ep 2
Albert reveals that Cooper's unstable former partner, Windom Earle, has escaped from the mental hosptial where he was being held. Donna's first outing as a meals-on-wheels volunteer results in an unnerving encounter. Audrey's investigation at One Eyed Jacks becomes increasingly perilous as she uncovers secrets about Laura's time there. Later, James, Maddy and Donna record a, uh... song. [more inside]
Alien brain parasites, entering humans through the mouth, turn their host into a killing zombie. Some teenagers start to fight against them. [more inside]
Twin Peaks: May the Giant Be With You Rewatch Season 2, Ep 1
In the season 2 opener, Cooper experiences a helpful vision as he lies bleeding from a gunshot wound sustained at the Great Northern. Audrey runs into some trouble, and hopes for Agent Cooper's intervention. Albert comes in at the behest of the FBI to check in on a recuperating (ahem) Cooper. Meanwhile, the after-effects of the fire at the mill reverberate through the town. [more inside]
The Strain: For Services Rendered Season 1, Ep 7
Abe, Eph and Nora attempt to fight back against the vampire plague, and we learn more about Abe's past. There are a number of surprises along the way.
Twin Peaks: The Last Evening Rewatch Season 1, Ep 8
It's Season One finale time: James and Donna find the missing tape, Jacques Renault takes the bait, Deputy Andy finds his chance to shine, Audrey makes her debut as the Queen of Diamonds, Josie unexpectedly finds herself in some bad business, the plot against the Packard Sawmill comes to fiery fruition, and Cooper decides to get some room service. In classic cliffhanger fashion, the fates of no less than a dozen characters are left up in the air. Who lives? Who dies? Tune in next week, same FaFa-time, same FaFa-channel! [more inside]
Twin Peaks: Realization Time Rewatch Season 1, Ep 7
Cooper and Ed schedule a trip to One Eyed Jack's, where they gain intel about Laura's death. James, Maddy and Donna play PI to a recorded message from Jacoby's office. Audrey continues her own investigation into her father's activities relating to the murder. [more inside]
The Strain: Occultation Season 1, Ep 6
At the halfway point for the series the zompire outbreak is in full swing. Abe continues to slay (although with some age related complications), Eph's family continues to be annoying, and Vasiliy continues to be underused.
We moved some things around to add in the Crossover category, with the first selection One Hour Photo honoring the recently-passed Robin Williams. Not only do we need to put the rotation back on track, but we also need to come up with a plan for the extra picks for October. [more inside]
Twin Peaks: Cooper's Dreams Rewatch Season 1, Ep 6
Cooper has trouble sleeping. Leland attempts to get back to normal. Leo has a run of bad luck. Audrey gets a new job. [more inside]
Ángela, a film student researching for her thesis paper on violence in cinema, stumbles upon a snuff film featuring the murder of a former student at the university. Enlisting the help of classmate and violent-movie buff Chema, Angela begins an investigation into the crime that leads them to several suspects. [more inside]
Twin Peaks: The One-Armed Man Rewatch Season 1, Ep 5
As Ben Horne and Catherine Martell scheme, Josie plays detective. Truman and Cooper get leads about the mysterious man with one arm, and pick up his trail. Jacques Renault enters the equation, and Sarah Palmer describes her vision of Laura's killer. [more inside]
We've already agreed in principle on adding a "Crossover" category to the rotation for Horror Club, a category that would include scary science fiction, thrillers, etc. Since there wasn't much steam building for any particular film for the scheduled "retro" pick for week 10, and since the world just lost Robin Williams, I'm going to invoke my benevolent dictator powers. Week 10 will now be the debut for "Crossover" as a rotation slot, and the first pick will be Mark Romanek's film One Hour Photo. [more inside]
The Strain: Runaways Season 1, Ep 5
Abe and Eph set out to control the plague that has begun to sweep New York, with Abe's character getting a little more back story about how he became a vampire hunter. The plague continues to spread, and seems to be tipping towards a bull blown epidemic, as our various characters encounter more and more infected.
This week's pick is a non-English rotation selection. The feature length debut of director Alejandro Amenábar (who later made The Others), this 1996 low budget Spanish film is available free on Hulu, with ads. [more inside]
Twin Peaks: Rest in Pain Rewatch Season 1, Ep 4
Amid the emotionally charged burial of Laura Palmer, Cooper begins to puzzle out his cryptic dream, and Laura's cousin Maddy (and doesn't she look just like her?) comes to town. [more inside]
Twin Peaks: Zen, or the Skill to Catch a Killer Rewatch Season 1, Ep 3
Agent Dale cooper employs unconventional investigative methods with a bucket of rocks and the letter "J". Ben and Jerry take a trip to a Jack with one eye. Albert makes an abrasive introduction. Intrigue builds at the Packard Mill. Cooper has a dream including some of the most iconic scenes in the series, creating a cryptic puzzle which will lead to the identity of Laura's killer. [more inside]
The Strain: It's Not for Everyone Season 1, Ep 4
The parasites continue to spread, the CDC characters realize the full extent of what they're dealing with, and Abraham begins his grim quest against the
Evilguy Stoneheart Foundation. Also, a car is stolen and sold.
Hi everybody! Horror club is seven weeks in and still going strong. We've been trying to get a rotation going, to make sure we see a variety of films. But I think we still need another spoke or two in the wheel to really get things going. Here's a proposal: Sequel week. [more inside]
Twin Peaks: Traces to Nowhere Rewatch Season 1, Ep 2
In the town of Twin Peaks, special agent Dale Cooper's investigation into the death of Laura Palmer begins in earnest. Multiple connections to the crime are revealed: Laura's secret boyfriend James Hurley, a slimeball trucker named Leo Johnson, and the unlikely psychiatrist Lawrence Jacoby. Meanwhile, Audrey Horne and Laura's best friend, Donna Hayward, vow to find out who killed Laura. [more inside]
Twin Peaks: Pilot Rewatch Season 1, Ep 1
When the body of high school student Laura Palmer is discovered wrapped in plastic on a riverbank, the town of Twin Peaks reacts in horror. Special agent Dale Cooper of the FBI is called in to investigate. Although sleepy and idyllic at first glance, the town begins to reveal its dark secrets, as a large cast of memorable characters plot and scheme amid the turmoil caused by Laura's death. [more inside]
The Strain: Gone Smooth Season 1, Ep 3
As the plot advances, we see the four survivors of the death plane having their bodies changed by the disease inside of them. The CDC has brushed the incident under the rug, but our protagonists continue to discover unsettling evidence.
This week's pic is Don Coscarelli's (Phantasm, Bubba Ho-Tep) adaptation of David Wong's loony serialized novel, John Dies at the End. This goofy, mind-bending horror comedy combines slacker comedy, Lovecraftian horror, and freshman dorm philosophy weirdness. [more inside]
Slightly traumatized and painfully shy Angela Baker is sent away to summer camp with her cousin. Not long after Angela's arrival, things start to go horribly wrong for anyone with sinister or less than honorable intentions. [more inside]
The Strain: The Box Season 1, Ep 2
The CDC investigation into the mysterious conditions of the death plane is complicated by a cover-up. We also learn more about the shadowy conspiracy that appears to be behind the events of the show.
A young woman's quest for revenge against the people who kidnapped and tormented her as a child leads her and a friend, who is also a victim of child abuse, on a terrifying journey into a living hell of depravity.
A comical Gothic horror-movie-type family tries to rescue their beloved uncle from his gold-digging new love.
The Strain: Night Zero Season 1, Ep 1
In the series premier, a plane lands in New York with most of its passengers mysteriously dead. Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, of the CDC, is sent to investigate with his team.
Shock jock Grant Mazzy has been kicked-off the airwaves and now works at a small-town morning show. Another mundane day on the job quickly turns deadly when reports begin to pile in of people developing strange speech patterns and committing brutal acts of violence.
Wandering into a small town after an auto accident, to begin her new job as a church organist, young Mary Henry (Candace Hilligoss) begins to pick up strange vibes: none of the normal people in town seem to be able to see her, and she keeps being accosted by freakish pasty-faced types who seem to be dead on their feet.
A documentary filmmaker explores seemingly unrelated paranormal incidents connected by the legend of an ancient demon called the "kagutaba."
Five friends go for a break at a remote cabin in the woods, where they get more than they bargained for. Together, they must discover the truth behind the cabin in the woods.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE ROBOT VS. THE AZTEC MUMMY, with RADAR MEN FROM THE MOON, part 1 Season 1, Ep 2
The Robot vs. The Aztec Mummy - (1958, B&W, Mexican, Sci-Fi, Horror) It turns out this is actually the third Aztec Mummy movie. All are originally from Mexico. Mad scientist Dr. Krupp builds a robot to defeat a tomb's mummy guardian so he can steal its treasure. Also: Radar Men From The Moon, Part 1: AKA Commando Cody. A classic serial in which moon people come to Earth and team up with organized crime to sabotage Earth civilization. The MST treatment of the Cody shorts overall are pretty good, but the movie is a struggle. Again, this is a first season episode, not for new guests of the Satellite Of Love. [more inside]
Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE CRAWLING EYE Season 1, Ep 1
1958, B&W, Horror, Sci-Fi. A thick fog engulfs the side of a mountain, containing big puffy eyes with tentacles that control people's minds. The first cable episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000 features many of the elements that would make the show a success: lots of jokes, whimsical performances, and a movie bad enough to peel paint. But as with most of the first season, it's really not the guys at their best. For devoted fans only. [more inside]
From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series: La Conquista Season 1, Ep 8
The Geckos, Fullers, El Rinche and Sex Machine look for a way out of the world's most dangerous strip club