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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: Curfew

A teenage girl rushes to get home before curfew only to find 2 death row inmates are holding her parents hostage. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on Feb 6, 2022 - 1 comment

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

Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE THING THAT COULDN'T DIE  Rewatch   Season 8, Ep 5

Rewatch! Oh this one's rich. Buried in a box somewhere in the old west is an Evil Head. A psychically sensitive young woman finds it and immediately becomes its mind-controlled minion, and about 50% sluttier because we all know Evil Heads yearn to possess young women so that they can get it on by proxy. Eventually it manipulates the other people on the dude ranch (they have about 100 head of dude) to uncover the rest of its body and reunite the two, which seal together making it whole sure why not. Sadly, it then is knocked over and re-croaks, this time permanently, about 20 seconds later. So much for the power of evil. In the words of Paul Chaplin: "Alternate title: The Thing That Died." In the subplot, it's Observer Time. Previously.
posted by JHarris on Jan 20, 2022 - 6 comments

Movie: Bloodbath at the House of Death

Six scientists investigate a strange phenomenon at the creepy Headstone Manor, the site of a mysterious massacre years earlier that took the lives of 18 guests in one night. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on Jan 19, 2022 - 2 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

Hotel Del Luna: Hotel del Luna (Full Season)  Season 1, Ep 0

When he's invited to manage a hotel for dead souls, an elite hotelier gets to know the establishment's ancient owner and her strange world. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Jan 18, 2022 - 10 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: Savageland

When the 57 residents of Arizona border town Sangre de Cristo are massacred in a single night in 2011, the sole survivor, a Mexican immigrant, is quickly arrested, charged, and convicted of single-handedly murdering all of them. In 2015, a documentary examines the case and raises questions: Why doesn't the evidence seem to implicate him? Why were people so eager to blame him, no matter how implausibly? And do the horrors captured on the roll of film he shot that night provide a more plausible explanation for the killings? [more inside]
posted by Pope Guilty on Jan 15, 2022 - 6 comments

Movie: Scream (2022)

Twenty-five years after the original series of murders in Woodsboro, a new killer emerges, and Sidney Prescott must return to uncover the truth.
posted by guiseroom on Jan 14, 2022 - 5 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

Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE DEADLY MANTIS  Rewatch   Season 8, Ep 4

Rewatch! A big frozen bug from prehistory is thawed out and begins eating people. They swat it with a jet plane. This is the last episode with Deep Ape, and begins the "chase" subplot that lasts most of the rest of the season. Previously.
posted by JHarris on Jan 13, 2022 - 1 comment

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: Hotel Poseidon

Dave is the "manager" of the defunct Hotel Poseidon. When one of the residents of this ruin challenges Dave to "do something different today" Dave's existence becomes even stranger and more horrifying than it already is. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on Jan 6, 2022 - 7 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

Movie: The House on Sorority Row

After a seemingly innocent prank goes horribly wrong, a group of sorority sisters are stalked and murdered one by one in their sorority house while throwing a party to celebrate their graduation. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 31, 2021 - 1 comment

Movie: Pieces

A frustrated Boston detective searches for the maniac responsible for mutilating a number of university coeds. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 30, 2021 - 4 comments

Movie: The People Under the Stairs

When young Poindexter "Fool" Williams breaks into the creepy, immense old home of his family's greedy and uncaring landlords, he uncovers a disturbing scenario underneath the stairs. A 1991 horror comedy written and directed by Wes Craven. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 30, 2021 - 2 comments

Movie: The Feast

Set in the Welsh countryside, a politician and his wife are aided by a strange young woman when they hold a dinner party. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on Dec 30, 2021 - 1 comment

Movie: The Slumberparty Massacre

A female high school student's slumber party turns into a bloodbath, as a newly escaped psychotic serial killer wielding a power drill prowls her neighborhood. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 29, 2021 - 4 comments

Book: The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires

Steel Magnolias meets Dracula in this New York Times best-selling horror novel about a women's book club that must do battle with a mysterious newcomer to their small Southern town. Written by Grady Hendrix (Final Girl Support Group).
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 29, 2021 - 5 comments

Supernatural: Love Hurts  Season 11, Ep 13

Sam and Dean investigate a set of murders on Valentine's Day and discover they are dealing with the ripple effects of a curse. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Dec 29, 2021 - 9 comments

Book: The Lost Village

Documentary filmmaker Alice Lindstedt has been obsessed with Silvertjärn since she was a little girl. The old mining town's residents all abruptly disappeared in 1959, including her grandmother’s entire family. Ever since, unanswered questions surrounding the only two people who were left—a woman stoned to death in the town center and an abandoned newborn—have plagued her. She’s gathered a small crew of friends in the remote village to make a film about what really happened. They quickly begin to realize the lost village may not be so empty after all. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 28, 2021 - 2 comments

Supernatural: Don't You Forget About Me  Season 11, Ep 12

Claire thinks some recent murders in town are the work of a supernatural entity and calls on Sam and Dean for help, but when they arrive in Sioux Falls, Jody Mills tells them that Claire has been attacking ordinary people and accusing them of being monsters. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Dec 28, 2021 - 4 comments

Supernatural: Into the Mystic  Season 11, Ep 11

Sam and Dean investigate a case at a Kansas retirement home in which people are fatally bashing their own heads in after hearing a mysterious piercing sound. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Dec 27, 2021 - 4 comments

Movie: Ginger Snaps

The story of two outcast sisters, Ginger and Brigitte, in the mindless suburban town of Bailey Downs. On the night of Ginger's first period, she is savagely attacked by a wild creature. Ginger's wounds miraculously heal but something is not quite right. Now Brigitte must save her sister and save herself. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 26, 2021 - 8 comments

Movie: Alice, Sweet Alice

Alice is a withdrawn 12-year-old who lives with her mother and her younger sister, Karen (a very young Brooke Shields), who gets most of the attention from her mother, leaving Alice out of the spotlight. When Karen is found brutally murdered in a church, suspicions start to turn toward Alice. But could a 12-year-old girl really be capable of such savagery? [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 23, 2021 - 2 comments

Movie: A Bay of Blood

The murder of a wealthy countess, which was erroneously deemed suicide, triggers a chain reaction of brutal killings in the surrounding bay area, as several unscrupulous characters try to take over her large estate. Mario Bava's 1971 giallo is often cited as the forerunner of the slasher film. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 19, 2021 - 3 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE LEECH WOMAN  Rewatch   Season 8, Ep 2

Rewatch! A married couple h-a-t-e each other, but the guy's hate diminishes when he discovers he can make his wife young again with special magic neck juice supplied by an African lady. They go to Africa to get more and, well, things deteriorate. Concerning the show's "story arc," the SOL is still in orbit above Deep Ape. There's only four Deep Ape episodes and this is the second one. Previously.
posted by JHarris on Dec 16, 2021 - 7 comments

Movie: Hunter Hunter

Joseph (Devon Sawa) and his family live in the remote wilderness as fur trappers, but their tranquility is threatened when they think they are being hunted by the return of a rogue wolf, and Joseph leaves them behind to track it. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 16, 2021 - 3 comments

Movie: Gaia

A park ranger takes shelter with two survivalists after an attack by mysterious creatures in a primordial forest. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 15, 2021 - 4 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: REVENGE OF THE CREATURE  Rewatch   Season 8, Ep 1

Rewatch! The creature from the Black Lagoon is put in a marine park for people to gawk at, until he escapes and causes immense danger. Great job, guys! And hey, it's Clint Eastwood's first movie! As for the show, it's been a few months and a different channel in real time, and 500 years in narrative time. The SOL is now orbiting a planet of apes, although Pearl is also there, and she's continuing the experiment for some reason. Also, Crow's different. Previously.
posted by JHarris on Dec 9, 2021 - 0 comments

Book: Defekt

Derek is LitenVärld's most loyal employee. He lives and breathes the job, from the moment he wakes up in a converted shipping container at the edge of the parking lot to the second he clocks out of work 18 hours later. But after taking his first ever sick day, his manager calls that loyalty into question. An excellent employee like Derek, an employee made to work at LitenVärld, shouldn't need time off. [more inside]
posted by Literaryhero on Dec 9, 2021 - 4 comments

Movie: Reklaw

When a woman wakes up to a dead body, a strange group of people show up to dispose of the corpse. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on Dec 8, 2021 - 1 comment

Movie: The Advent Calendar

Eva, an ex-dancer, is now living in a wheelchair, unable to walk. when her friend Sophie gives her an old wooden antique advent calendar before Christmas, she realizes each window contains a surprise that triggers repercussions in real life: some of them good, but most of them bad. Now Eva will have to choose between getting rid of the calendar or walking again - even if it causes death around her. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 7, 2021 - 2 comments

Movie: Honeydew

Strange cravings and hallucinations befall a young couple after seeking shelter in the home of an aging farmer and her peculiar son. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 5, 2021 - 4 comments

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