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Chucky: Hail, Mary!  Season 2, Ep 3

After successfully capturing Chucky, Jake suggests that he should be brainwashed and turned into an ally. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 8, 2022 - 1 comment

Movie: Something in the Dirt

When neighbors John and Levi witness supernatural events in their Los Angeles apartment building, they realize documenting the paranormal could inject some fame and fortune into their wasted lives. An ever-deeper, darker rabbit ho... [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 8, 2022 - 5 comments

Movie: Spirit Halloween: The Movie

When a Spirit Halloween Store opens in a deserted strip mall, three middle school friends who think they've outgrown trick or treating make a dare to spend the night locked inside the store Halloween night. But they soon find out that the store is haunted by an angry evil spirit who has possessed the creepy animatronic characters. The kids will need to embark on a thrilling and spooky adventure in order to survive the night and avoid becoming possessed themselves. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 7, 2022 - 4 comments

Movie: Haxan

Grave robbing, torture, possessed nuns, and a satanic Sabbath: Benjamin Christensen's legendary film uses a series of dramatic vignettes to explore the scientific hypothesis that the witches of the Middle Ages suffered the same hysteria as turn-of-the-century psychiatric patients. But the film itself is far from serious-- instead it's a witches' brew of the scary, gross, and darkly humorous. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 7, 2022 - 1 comment

Movie: C.H.U.D.

Photographer George Cooper (John Heard) is documenting the lives of subterranean homeless people, a population that has mysteriously dwindled. After receiving information from a reporter, George becomes aware of a conspiracy theory about cannibalistic monsters lurking in the sewers. He teams up with the reporter, a policeman (Christopher Curry) and an eccentric who runs a soup kitchen (Daniel Stern) to fight two battles: one against the cannibals and the other against corrupt government conspiracy. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 7, 2022 - 11 comments

Movie: The Prowler

A masked killer, wearing World War II U.S. Army fatigues, stalks a small New Jersey town bent on reliving a 35-year-old double murder by focusing on a group of college kids holding an annual Spring Dance. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 7, 2022 - 1 comment

Movie: You Are Not My Mother

Just before Halloween Char's mother, Angela, has gone missing, her abandoned car left in the middle of a field. When Angela returns home the next night without explanation, Char and her grandmother, Rita sense something is amiss. Angela might look and sound the same, but her behavior is increasingly erratic and frightening, as if she has been... replaced. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 7, 2022 - 2 comments

Movie: Alone in the Dark

A quartet of murderous psychopaths break out of a mental hospital during a power blackout and lay siege to their doctor's house. The positively stacked cast includes Martin Landau, Jack Palance, Donald Pleasence, and Dwight Schultz. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 5, 2022 - 2 comments

Movie: Grave Encounters

A crew from a paranormal reality television show lock themselves in a haunted psychiatric hospital. They search for evidence of paranormal activity as they shoot what ends up becoming their final episode. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 5, 2022 - 5 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: HORRORS OF SPIDER ISLAND  Rewatch   Season 10, Ep 11

Rewatch! A plane crashes onto the titular island carrying a cargo consisting mostly of bikini girls. You can probably guess how the proceedings go from there. Previously.
posted by JHarris on Nov 3, 2022 - 2 comments

Movie: The Found Footage Phenomenon

The Found Footage Phenomenon is an independent documentary charting the origins of the found footage sub-genre, tracking it through to the technique's current form, and asking what the future is. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 3, 2022 - 0 comments

Guillermo del Toro's Cabinet of Curiosities: The Viewing  Season 1, Ep 7

In 1979, a wealthy man (Peter Weller) invites a select group of experts to a mysterious viewing at his elaborate compound. [more inside]
posted by whir on Nov 2, 2022 - 13 comments

Guillermo del Toro's Cabinet of Curiosities: Dreams in the Witch House  Season 1, Ep 6

Rupert Grint stars as Walter Gilman in this adaptation of the H. P. Lovecraft short story of the same name. [more inside]
posted by whir on Nov 2, 2022 - 6 comments

Guillermo del Toro's Cabinet of Curiosities: Pickman's Model  Season 1, Ep 5

Art student Will meets introvert Richard, whose terrifying works of art begin to have a deeply disturbing effect on Will's sense of reality. [more inside]
posted by asnider on Nov 1, 2022 - 10 comments

Movie: The Hills Have Eyes

On the way to California, a family has the misfortune to have their car break down in an area closed to the public, and inhabited by violent savages ready to attack. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 31, 2022 - 4 comments

Movie: Deep Fear

Three students celebrate their graduation with a visit of the Paris catacombs. When they discover a bunker, little do they know it's not the only thing that Nazi have left behind... [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 31, 2022 - 1 comment

Movie: Terrifier 2

After being resurrected by a sinister entity, Art the Clown returns to the timid town of Miles County where he targets a teenage girl and her younger brother on Halloween night. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 31, 2022 - 6 comments

Movie: Run Sweetheart Run

After Cherie lodges a HR complaint against a coworker, her boss asks her to represent him at a business dinner. The client proves to be handsome and charming and what started as a business dinner seems to turn romantic. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on Oct 31, 2022 - 5 comments

Movie: Silver Bullet

The small city of Tarker's Mill is startled by a series of sadistic murders. The residents decide to hunt down the killer. However, many of these vigilantes end up dead, and those who don't are no closer to finding an assailant. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on Oct 31, 2022 - 4 comments

Movie: Freddy vs. Jason

In an attempt to free himself from a state of forgotten limbo, evil dream-demon Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund) devises a plan to manipulate un-dead mass murderer Jason Voorhees (Ken Kirzinger) into slicing-and-dicing his way through the teenage population of Springwood. But when the master of dreams loses control of his monster, a brutal fight to the death is the only way out. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 30, 2022 - 4 comments

Guillermo del Toro's Cabinet of Curiosities: The Outside  Season 1, Ep 4

An awkward woman tries a new skin-care routine in order to better fit in with her co-workers. [more inside]
posted by whir on Oct 28, 2022 - 6 comments

Guillermo del Toro's Cabinet of Curiosities: The Autopsy  Season 1, Ep 3

In the anthology show's third episode, a forensic pathologist is called in to perform autopsies after a mysterious disaster in a coal mine. [more inside]
posted by whir on Oct 28, 2022 - 13 comments

Movie: Dawn of the Dead

If you live near a Regal Cinema, you have a chance over the next 2-4 days to see the rarely seen in theaters Real 3-D version of this film. This is the full-on Avatar-style conversion that was announced in 2008, but didn't finish until 2016, and only played a handful of fests. It was supervised by members of Romero's own team at his request. Disgusting Tom Savini FX, in 3-D. YAAAAAAAAAS. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 28, 2022 - 9 comments

Guillermo del Toro's Cabinet of Curiosities: Graveyard Rats  Season 1, Ep 2

A cemetery caretaker with a gruesome side gig must contend with a rodent problem. [more inside]
posted by whir on Oct 27, 2022 - 5 comments

Guillermo del Toro's Cabinet of Curiosities: Lot 36  Season 1, Ep 1

In the first episode of Guillermo del Toro's new anthology horror show on Netflix, an unscrupulous man gets more than he bargained for when he buys an abandoned storage unit. [more inside]
posted by whir on Oct 27, 2022 - 10 comments

Movie: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

At a carnival in Germany, Francis (Friedrich Feher) and his friend Alan (Rudolf Lettinger) encounter the crazed Dr. Caligari (Werner Krauss). The men see Caligari showing off his somnambulist, Cesare (Conrad Veidt), a hypnotized man who the doctor claims can see into the future. Shockingly, Cesare then predicts Alan's death, and by morning his chilling prophecy has come true -- making Cesare the prime suspect. However, is Cesare guilty, or is the doctor controlling him? [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 27, 2022 - 13 comments

Movie: World War Z

When former U.N. investigator Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt) and his family get stuck in urban gridlock, he senses that it's no ordinary traffic jam. His suspicions are confirmed when, suddenly, the city erupts into chaos. A lethal virus, spread through a single bite, is turning healthy people into something vicious, unthinking and feral. As the pandemic threatens to consume humanity, Gerry leads a worldwide search to find the source of the infection and, with luck, a way to halt its spread. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 27, 2022 - 17 comments

Movie: Pumpkinhead

After his son dies in a hit-and-run accident, Ed Harley (Lance Henriksen) seeks revenge against the teenagers responsible. With the help of a local witch (Florence Schauffler), Ed summons the vengeful demon Pumpkinhead to hunt and kill the group of friends. But when Ed discovers a bond between himself and the creature, he begins to have second thoughts about employing the vicious monster, and he fights to end Pumpkinhead's murderous rampage before it is too late. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 27, 2022 - 6 comments

Movie: Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight

Ex-soldier Frank Brayker (William Sadler) is the guardian of an ancient key that can unlock tremendous evil; the sinister but charming Collector (Billy Zane) is a demon who wants the key so he can initiate the apocalypse. On the run from wicked mercenaries for almost 90 years, Brayker finally stops in at a boarding house in New Mexico where -- with the help of its quirky residents -- he plans to face off against the Collector and his band of ghouls, preventing them from ever seizing the key. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 27, 2022 - 16 comments

Movie: Intruder

The overnight stock crew of a local supermarket find themselves being stalked and slashed by a mysterious maniac. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 27, 2022 - 1 comment

Movie: Resurrection

Margaret's (Rebecca Hall) carefully constructed life is upended when someone from her past resurfaces, forcing her to confront the monster and the memories she has been evading for over twenty years.
posted by orange swan on Oct 26, 2022 - 5 comments

Movie: Return of the Living Dead III

Julie, a teen who was killed in a motorcycle accident (Melinda Clarke, billed here as "Mindy Clarke") is revived by her boyfriend (J. Trevor Edmond) using the Army's experimental 2-4-5 Trioxin gas. Julie soon discovers she no longer feels pain and has a craving to eat human flesh... a craving which takes some extreme measures to make go away. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 26, 2022 - 7 comments

Movie: Shark Side of the Moon

During the Cold War, the USSR developed hyper-aggressive sharks. Unable to kill them, USSR military leaders launched the sharks at the moon. Flash-forward to present day and the first team of American astronauts on the moon in decades must repair a module found on the dark side of the moon, where the astronauts encounter the un-killable Russian moon sharks and endure an epic fight for their lives. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 26, 2022 - 15 comments

Movie: Wes Craven's New Nightmare

Reality and fantasy meet in unsettling ways in this installment of the long-running horror series, which finds director Wes Craven and actors Heather Langenkamp and Robert Englund all portraying themselves. As Heather (Heather Langenkamp) considers making another film with Craven, her son, Dylan (Miko Hughes), falls under the spell of the iconic disfigured villain Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund). Eventually, Langenkamp must confront Freddy's demonic spirit to save the soul of Dylan. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 26, 2022 - 3 comments

Movie: The Brood

A mad doctor (Oliver Reed) tries psychoplasmic therapy on a raging woman (Samantha Eggar) soon to be a mother. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 26, 2022 - 3 comments

Movie: Alien Resurrection

Two hundred years after Lt. Ripley died, a group of scientists clone her, hoping to breed the ultimate weapon. But the new Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) is full of surprises... as are the new aliens. Ripley must team with a band of smugglers to keep the creatures from reaching Earth. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 26, 2022 - 20 comments

Movie: The Call of Cthulhu

A dying professor leaves his great-nephew a collection of documents pertaining to the Cthulhu Cult. The nephew begins to learn why the study of the cult so fascinated his grandfather. Bit-by-bit he begins piecing together the dread implications of his grandfather's inquiries, and soon he takes on investigating the Cthulhu cult as a crusade of his own. [more inside]
posted by mark k on Oct 26, 2022 - 13 comments

Movie: AlienĀ³

After escaping with Newt and Hicks from the alien planet, Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) crash lands on Fiorina 161, a prison planet and host to a correctional facility. Unfortunately, although Newt and Hicks do not survive the crash, a more unwelcome visitor does. The prison does not allow weapons of any kind, and with aid being a long time away, the prisoners must simply survive in any way they can. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 26, 2022 - 22 comments

Movie: The Hitcher

While transporting a car from Chicago to San Diego, Jim Halsey (C. Thomas Howell) picks up a hitchhiker named John Ryder (Rutger Hauer), who claims to be a serial killer. After a daring escape, Jim hopes to never see Ryder again. But when he witnesses the hitchhiker murdering an entire family, Jim pursues Ryder with the help of truck-stop waitress Nash (Jennifer Jason Leigh), pitting the rivals against each other in a deadly series of car chases and brutal murders. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 26, 2022 - 5 comments

Movie: Mimic

A disease carried by common cockroaches is killing Manhattan children. In an effort to stop the epidemic an entomologist, Susan Tyler (Mira Sorvino), creates a mutant breed of insect that secretes a fluid to kill the roaches. This mutant breed was engineered to die after one generation, but three years later Susan finds out that the species has survived and evolved into a large, gruesome monster that can mimic human form. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 26, 2022 - 4 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: IT LIVES BY NIGHT  Rewatch   Season 10, Ep 10

Rewatch! A guy is bitten by a bat and begins to turn into a creature with bat aspects. Batspects. We're nearly at the end of the classic series again, just three more episodes after this one. Previously.
posted by JHarris on Oct 26, 2022 - 4 comments

Movie: Bitch Ass

A gang initiation goes wrong when a group of four recruits break into a house of horror, as they're all forced to play deadly games for their lives. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 25, 2022 - 2 comments

Movie: Phantom of the Paradise

After record producer Swan (Paul Williams) steals the music of songwriter Winslow Leach (William Finley) and gives it to one of his bands, Leach sneaks into Swan's offices. Catching Leach, Swan frames him for dealing drugs, which lands him in prison. After Leach breaks out and again attempts to sabotage Swan's empire, an accident crushes his face. Leach then dons a costume and becomes the Phantom, intent on ruining Swan while saving singer Phoenix (Jessica Harper) from a terrible fate. A horror/fantasy musical by Brian De Palma, with songs by Paul Williams. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 25, 2022 - 5 comments

Movie: Flux Gourmet

Set at an institute devoted to culinary and alimentary performance, a collective finds themselves embroiled in power struggles, artistic vendettas, and gastrointestinal disorders. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 25, 2022 - 2 comments

Movie: Stoker

After India's father dies in an auto accident, her Uncle Charlie, who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her emotionally unstable mother. Soon after his arrival, she comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives, but instead of feeling outrage or horror, this friendless girl becomes increasingly infatuated with him. Starring Mia Wasikowska, Nicole Kidman, and Matthew Goode. Directed by Park Chan-wook. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 25, 2022 - 5 comments

Movie: The Ruins

Amy (Jena Malone), Stacy (Laura Ramsey), Jeff (Jonathan Tucker) and Eric (Shawn Ashmore) look for fun during a sunny holiday in Mexico, but they get much more than that after visiting an archaeological dig in the jungle. Carnivorous vines try to ensnare the friends in their tendrils, forcing the group to fight for survival. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 25, 2022 - 4 comments

Movie: Cujo

In this tale of a killer canine, man's best friend turns into his worst enemy. When sweet St. Bernard Cujo is bitten by a bat, he starts behaving oddly and becomes very aggressive. As Cujo morphs into a dangerous beast, he goes on a rampage in a small town. Stay-at-home mom Donna (Dee Wallace) gets caught in Cujo's crosshairs on a fateful errand with her son, Tad (Danny Pintauro). Stuck in their tiny car, Donna and Tad have a frightening showdown with the crazed animal. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 25, 2022 - 5 comments

Movie: Phantasm

The residents of a small town have begun dying under strange circumstances, leading young Mike (Michael Baldwin) to investigate. After discovering that the Tall Man (Angus Scrimm), the town's mortician, is killing and reanimating the dead as misshapen zombies, Mike seeks help from his older brother, Jody (Bill Thornbury), and local ice cream man Reggie (Reggie Bannister). Working together, they try to lure out and kill the Tall Man, all the while avoiding his minions and a deadly silver sphere. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 25, 2022 - 9 comments

Movie: Bring It On: Cheer or Die

When a cheer squad practices their routines on Halloween weekend in an abandoned school, they are picked off one by one by an unknown killer. The 20 year old cheerleading franchise returns... this time as a slasher, written by Rebekah McKendry (Glorious) and Dana Schwartz (positively delightful on Twitter). [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 25, 2022 - 5 comments

Movie: Stake Land

After a plague turns America into a realm of vampires, a hunter (Nick Damici) of the depraved creatures travels cross-country with an orphan (Connor Paolo) he rescued, searching for a safe haven. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 25, 2022 - 3 comments

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