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Movie: Cocaine Bear

[TRAILER] An oddball group of cops, criminals, tourists, and teens converge in a Georgia forest where a 500-pound black bear goes on a murderous rampage after unintentionally ingesting cocaine. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 25, 2023 - 30 comments

Movie: The Witch: Part 2 - The Other One

A girl wakes up in a secret laboratory and meets Kyung-hee, who is trying to protect her from a gang. When the gang finally finds the girl, they are overwhelmed by an unexpected power. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 24, 2023 - 6 comments

Book: Don't Fear the Reaper by Stephen Graham Jones

December 12th, 2019, Jade returns to the rural lake town of Proofrock the same day as convicted Indigenous serial killer Dark Mill South escapes into town to complete his revenge killings, in this riveting sequel to My Heart Is a Chainsaw from New York Times bestselling author, Stephen Graham Jones. [more inside]
posted by quatsch on Feb 23, 2023 - 5 comments

Movie: The Grudge

[TRAILER] An American nurse (Sarah Michell Gellar) living and working in Tokyo is exposed to a mysterious supernatural curse, one that locks a person in a powerful rage before claiming their life and spreading to another victim. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 21, 2023 - 3 comments

Movie: The Last Exorcism

After years of gulling the faithful, cleric Cotton Marcus (Patrick Fabian) feels remorse and decides to expose his chicanery through filming a documentary. With a crew in tow, Marcus arrives at the Louisiana farm of devout Louis Sweetzer (Louis Herthum), who believes that his daughter, Nell (Ashley Bell), is possessed. When the usual stunts fail, he realizes that he is face-to-face with real evil and must summon true faith to protect Nell, the others and himself from demonic power. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 21, 2023 - 3 comments

Movie: The Outwaters

[TRAILER] Four travelers encounter menacing phenomena while camping in a remote stretch of the Mojave Desert. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 21, 2023 - 11 comments

Movie: Pulse

[TRAILER] Original title: Kairo (회로). After college student Taguchi (Kenji Mizuhashi) commits suicide, a number of young adults living in Tokyo witness terrifying visions transferred across the Internet. As more people disappear throughout the city, the Internet becomes a breeding ground for malevolent spirits. Three seemingly disconnected stories follow Michi (Kumiko Aso), Ryosuke (Haruhiko Katô) and Harue (Koyuki) as they attempt to solve the mystery behind the ghostly visions that are seeping beyond their computer monitors. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 21, 2023 - 7 comments

Movie: Nomads

A French anthropologist specializing in nomadic groups moves to Los Angeles and starts following a group of sinister street punks. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on Feb 20, 2023 - 4 comments

Movie: Daybreakers

[TRAILER] Ten years after a plague turns most of the world's population into vampires, a critical blood shortage causes panic and gruesome mutations among the reanimated. Edward (Ethan Hawke), a vampire hematologist, tries to develop a blood substitute when he meets Lionel (Willem Dafoe) and Audrey (Claudia Karvan), two fugitive humans who claim to have a possible cure. Edward casts his lot with them in the hope of perfecting the cure before it's too late. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 16, 2023 - 6 comments

Movie: My Bloody Valentine (1981)

A decades-old folk tale surrounding a deranged murderer killing those who celebrate Valentine's Day turns out to be true to legend when a group defies the killer's order and people start turning up dead.
posted by quatsch on Feb 15, 2023 - 8 comments

Book: The Night Ocean

Marina Willett, M.D., has a problem. Her husband, Charlie, has become obsessed with H.P. Lovecraft, in particular with one episode in the legendary horror writer's life: In the summer of 1934, the "old gent" lived for two months with a gay teenage fan named Robert Barlow, at Barlow's family home in central Florida. What were the two of them up to? Were they friends--or something more? Just when Charlie thinks he's solved the puzzle, a new scandal erupts, and he disappears. The police say it's suicide. Marina is a psychiatrist, and she doesn't believe them.
posted by Literaryhero on Feb 14, 2023 - 7 comments

Movie: Twilight Zone: The Movie

[TRAILER] This tribute to the beloved supernatural TV show has four segments, three of which are remakes of episodes from the series, and one is original for the film. Directors John Landis, Steven Spielberg, Joe Dante, and George Miller each helm a segment. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 13, 2023 - 8 comments

Movie: Attachment

[TRAILER] Maja, a Danish actress past her prime, falls in love with Leah, a young Jewish academic from London. Leah suffers a mysterious seizure, and Maja returns with her to London. There, she meets Leah's mother, an overbearing woman who could hold dark secrets. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 10, 2023 - 3 comments

Movie: She Came From The Woods

[TRAILER] In 1987, a group of counselors accidentally unleash a decades’ old evil on the last night of summer camp. As the situation turns bloody, the group is forced to confront what stories are worth telling and what secrets are worth keeping. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 10, 2023 - 2 comments

Movie: Neon Maniacs

A group of teenagers in San Francisco is attacked by a nest of homicidal monsters, but when they try to tell authorities, no one believes them. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on Feb 8, 2023 - 13 comments

Movie: Knock at the Cabin

While vacationing, a young girl (Kristen Cui) and her dads (Jonathan Groff, Ben Aldridge) are taken hostage by a band of armed strangers (Dave Bautista, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Abby Quinn, Rupert Grint) who demand that the family choose one of themselves to sacrifice to avert the apocalypse. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 3, 2023 - 34 comments

Movie: Something Evil

Steven Spielberg's second TV movie (after the terrific Duel) is a solidly-directed, but underwhelmingly scripted haunted house picture. A young couple moves into a farmhouse in rural Pennsylvania. What they don't know is that there is an unseen presence in the house, and that it wants to take possession of the wife. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 2, 2023 - 0 comments

Book: White Horse by Erika T. Wurth

White Horse is a gritty, vibrant debut from Erika T. Wurth about an Indigenous woman who must face her past when she discovers a bracelet haunted by her mother’s spirit. [more inside]
posted by quatsch on Jan 31, 2023 - 3 comments

Movie: Infinity Pool

While staying at an isolated island resort, James (Alexander Skarsgård) and Em (Cleopatra Coleman) are enjoying a perfect vacation of pristine beaches, exceptional staff, and soaking up the sun. But guided by the seductive and mysterious Gabi (Mia Goth), they venture outside the resort grounds and find themselves in a culture filled with violence, hedonism, and untold horror. A tragic accident leaves them facing a zero tolerance policy for crime: either you'll be executed, or, if you're rich enough to afford it, you can watch yourself die instead. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 30, 2023 - 6 comments

Movie: Hellhole

In 1987 Poland, a police officer investigating mysterious disappearances infiltrates a remote monastery and discovers a dark truth about its clergy. In Polish, with subtitles. Currently streaming on Netflix. [more inside]
posted by kittensyay on Jan 29, 2023 - 1 comment

Movie: Sorry About the Demon

[TRAILER] What's worse than getting dumped? For Will, it's finding out that his new place is haunted. Now faced with a quarter-life crisis and a house full of spirits, Will must figure out how to make things right with his ex-girlfriend AND banish the sacrifice-seeking demon residing in his house. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 20, 2023 - 3 comments

Movie: Skinamarink

Two children wake up in the middle of the night to find their father is missing, and all the windows and doors in their home have vanished.
posted by guiseroom on Jan 13, 2023 - 18 comments

Movie: Tetsuo: The Iron Man

A “metal fetishist,” driven mad by the maggots wriggling in the wound he’s made to embed metal into his flesh, runs out into the night and is accidentally run down by a Japanese businessman and his girlfriend. The pair dispose of the corpse in hopes of quietly moving on with their lives. However, the businessman soon finds that he is now plagued by a vicious curse that transforms his flesh into iron. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 12, 2023 - 5 comments

Book: The Devil and the Dark Water

A murder on the high seas. A remarkable detective duo. A demon who may or may not exist. It's 1634 and Samuel Pipps, the world's greatest detective, is being transported to Amsterdam to be executed for a crime he may, or may not, have committed. Travelling with him is his loyal bodyguard, Arent Hayes, who is determined to prove his friend innocent. [more inside]
posted by quatsch on Jan 12, 2023 - 5 comments

Movie: Resident Evil

When a virus leaks from a top-secret facility, turning all resident researchers into ravenous zombies and their lab animals into mutated hounds from hell, the government sends in an elite military task force to contain the outbreak. Alice (Milla Jovovich) and Rain (Michelle Rodriguez) are charged with leading the mission. But they only have three hours before the pathogen becomes airborne and infects the world. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 12, 2023 - 13 comments

Movie: M3gan

Brilliant toy-company roboticist Gemma (Get Out's Allison Williams) suddenly becomes the caretaker of her orphaned 8-year-old niece, Cady (Violet McGraw, The Haunting of Hill House). Unsure and unprepared to be a parent, and under intense pressure at work, Gemma decides to pair M3GAN, her new AI-powered doll/companion prototype with Cady in an attempt to resolve both problems--a decision that will have unimaginable consequences. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 12, 2023 - 10 comments

Movie: The Strings

In the dead of winter, a musician travels to a remote cottage to work on new material, but soon finds herself under attack from a mysterious dark presence. [more inside]
posted by skycrashesdown on Jan 11, 2023 - 3 comments

Movie: Candy Land

Remy (Olivia Luccardi, It Follows) a seemingly naïve and devout young woman, finds herself cast out from her religious cult. With no place to turn, she immerses herself into the underground world of truck stop sex workers, courtesy of her hosts. Under the watchful eye of their matriarch, and an enigmatic local lawman, Remy navigates between her strained belief system and the code to find her true calling in life. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 10, 2023 - 4 comments

Movie: Frailty

A man confesses to an FBI agent his family's story of how his religious fanatic father's visions lead to a series of murders to destroy supposed "demons." [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 9, 2023 - 5 comments

Movie: Terrifier

On Halloween night, a mysterious drifter dressed as a clown launches a gruesome and apparently unmotivated reign of terror.
posted by kittens for breakfast on Jan 8, 2023 - 2 comments

Movie: Old Man

Deep in the woods, a lost hiker (Marc Senter) stumbles upon the cabin of an erratic and reclusive old man (Stephen Lang). What starts off as cordial conversation soon turns dangerous as it becomes clear that one or both of them might be hiding a terrifying secret. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 8, 2023 - 7 comments

Doom Patrol: Hope Patrol  Season 4, Ep 6

The team resists the threat of Immortus, but is Immortus the salvation of humanity?
posted by kittens for breakfast on Jan 8, 2023 - 5 comments

Movie: Jaws of Satan

[TRAILER] The descendants of St. Patrick bear a curse from Druid priests for the saint driving the snakes out of Ireland. Satan descends on Alabama, where the latest generation lives, to have his revenge on the family, this time returning in the form of a king cobra. Will the Satanic snake attack stop the new dog racing park from opening? Featuring an eight year old Christina Applegate in her feature film debut. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 6, 2023 - 0 comments

Movie: Sadistic Intentions

An unsuspecting woman is lured to a remote mansion for a night of romantic deceit and grinding metal mayhem. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on Jan 6, 2023 - 0 comments

Movie: The Lords of Salem

Heidi, a radio DJ and recovering drug addict in Salem, Massachusetts, receives a wooden box containing a vinyl record and a note inscribed "a gift from the Lords". The music set in the grooves of the record proves to have both a link to Salem's violent history and an unsettling effect on Heidi and some of the other young women in Salem. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Jan 4, 2023 - 6 comments

Movie: The Keep

Nazi captain Klaus Woermann (Jürgen Prochnow) and his soldiers take over an ancient Romanian fortress that seems to have been built not to keep people out, but to keep something in. As mysterious forces begin killing off his men, Woermann's commanding officer Major Kaempffer (Gabriel Byrne) demands answers. The nearby village's priest (Robert Prosky) suggests they retrieve Jewish scholar Theodore Cuza (Ian McKellen) and his daughter Eva (Alberta Watson) from a nearby concentration camp to see if they can uncover the keep's secrets. Meanwhile, an ominous stranger (Scott Glenn) circles and waits. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 4, 2023 - 6 comments

Movie: Wolfen

[TRAILER] New York City police investigator Dewey Wilson (Albert Finney) is trying to solve a series of grisly deaths in which the victims have seemingly been maimed by feral animals. He teams up with expert criminologist Rebecca Neff (Diane Venora), and together they stumble upon a band of inner-city Native Americans, led by the streetwise Eddie Holt (Edward James Olmos), who warns Wilson and Neff about a wolf-like, mythical creature that could offer a shocking solution to this disturbing case. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 4, 2023 - 6 comments

Movie: Stepfather 3

After escaping from an insane asylum and having his face surgically altered the psychotic serial stepdad from the first two films woos another woman, this time with a wheelchair bound son. Predictably things do not go to plan. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on Jan 1, 2023 - 3 comments

Doom Patrol: Youth Patrol   Season 4, Ep 5

Willoughby Kipling returns to lead our heroes in a charge against yet another vaguely defined threat, and predictably they fuck off and get high instead.
posted by kittens for breakfast on Dec 29, 2022 - 5 comments

Book: It Came from the Closet: Queer Reflections on Horror

Through the lens of horror—from "Halloween" to "Hereditary"—queer and trans writers consider the films that deepened, amplified, and illuminated their own experiences. [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on Dec 29, 2022 - 4 comments

Doom Patrol: Casey Patrol   Season 4, Ep 4

Dorothy is living in her own private Idaho on Danny, working through her feelings about her dad, when an alien threat invades that even her imaginary friends can't save her from -- so it's time to make a new one.
posted by kittens for breakfast on Dec 22, 2022 - 5 comments

Movie: Silent Night, Deadly Night 5: The Toy Maker

An elderly toy maker (Mickey Rooney!) and his son make killer toys designed to kill their customers, children. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 19, 2022 - 4 comments

Movie: Silent Night, Deadly Night 4: Initiation

The leader (Maud Adams) of a she-demon cult has her helper (Clint Howard) fetch a newswoman (Neith Hunter) for initiation, involving insects. Hand to god, that is the actual plot. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 19, 2022 - 2 comments

Movie: Silent Night, Deadly Night 3: Better Watch Out!

A scientist (Richard Beymer) links a psychic blind girl (Samantha Scully) to killer Ricky's (Bill Moseley) brain, mounted on top of his head. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 19, 2022 - 2 comments

Movie: Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2

The now-adult Ricky talks to a psychiatrist about how he became a murderer after his brother, Billy, died, which leads back to Mother Superior. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 19, 2022 - 5 comments

Movie: Angel Heart

A private investigator is hired by a man who calls himself Louis Cyphre to track down a singer named Johnny Favorite. But the investigation takes an unexpected and somber turn. Trailer. [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on Dec 18, 2022 - 20 comments

Movie: Adult Swim Yule Log

There's just something comforting about sitting around a warm, cozy fire. [laughs ominously] [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 17, 2022 - 3 comments

Movie: Hanukkah

Obediah Lazarus, the son of the original Hanukiller, becomes a religious extremist, intolerant of non-Jews, "bad Jews", and those he perceives to be enemies of the Jewish faith. He is about to unleash eight nights of horror. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on Dec 16, 2022 - 0 comments

Doom Patrol: Nostalgia Patrol  Season 4, Ep 3

Vic reunites with old friends (not the Titans; his really old friends), Rita goes to the movies, and Jane has a very unexpected experience.
posted by kittens for breakfast on Dec 15, 2022 - 7 comments

Movie: The White Reindeer

A newly-married woman becomes frustrated as her husband, a reindeer herder for an Arctic village, spends much of his time away. Desperate for affection, she visits a shaman who offers a potion that makes her irresistibly desirable, with unexpected and deadly results.
posted by miss-lapin on Dec 14, 2022 - 3 comments

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