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Movie: Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation

Jenny (Renee Zellweger) and her friends get into a car crash in the Texas woods on prom night, and then wander into an old farmhouse that is home to Leatherface (Robert Jacks), Vilmer (Matthew McConaughey), and their insane family of cannibalistic psychopaths. Aka The Return of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 22, 2022 - 2 comments

Movie: Basket Case

A young man carrying a big basket that contains his deformed, telepathic, previously-conjoined twin seeks vengeance on the doctors who separated them against their will. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 22, 2022 - 7 comments

Movie: Rubber

Robert the sentient tire rolls through the desert, using the power of his mind to make small animals -- and human heads -- explode. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 22, 2022 - 5 comments

Movie: Grabbers

A quaint fishing village off the coast of Ireland comes under attack from tentacled aliens. The townspeople discover the creatures' only weakness: alcohol. They'll have to work hard to stay drunk enough to defeat them. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 22, 2022 - 5 comments

Movie: Amulet

Homeless ex-soldier Tomasz is offered a place to stay at a decaying house in London, inhabited by a young woman and her dying mother, but he begins to suspect something unnatural is living there, too [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 21, 2022 - 2 comments

Movie: God Told Me To

A cop investigates a string of murders committed by strangers who claim “God” told them to kill. But are the killers actually talking about the heavenly father? Or is someone pulling their strings? If Det. Nicholas (Tony Lo Bianco) really wants to know, he’ll have to descend into a netherworld of deranged faith and confront his own connection to a homicidal messiah with a perverse plan for the soul of mankind. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 21, 2022 - 5 comments

Movie: Red Eye

In the wake of her grandmother's funeral, hotel manager Lisa Reisert (Rachel McAdams) is waiting to fly back home when she meets charming Jackson Rippner (Cillian Murphy) at check-in. She thinks it luck that they're seated together on the plane, but soon learns otherwise. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 21, 2022 - 5 comments

Movie: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2

Chainsaw-wielding maniac Leatherface (Bill Johnson) is up to his cannibalistic ways once again, along with the rest of his twisted clan, including the equally disturbed Chop-Top (Bill Moseley). This time, the masked killer has set his sights on pretty disc jockey Vanita "Stretch" Brock (Caroline Williams), who teams up with Texas lawman Lefty Enright (Dennis Hopper) to battle the psychopath and his family deep within their lair, a macabre abandoned amusement park. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 21, 2022 - 7 comments

Movie: Dracula

The dashing, mysterious Count Dracula (Bela Lugosi), after hypnotizing a British soldier, Renfield (Dwight Frye), into his mindless slave, travels to London and takes up residence in an old castle. Soon Dracula begins to wreak havoc, sucking the blood of young women and turning them into vampires. When he sets his sights on Mina (Helen Chandler), the daughter of a prominent doctor, vampire-hunter Van Helsing (Edward Van Sloan) is enlisted to put a stop to the count's never-ending bloodlust. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 21, 2022 - 5 comments

Movie: A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

During a hallucinatory incident, young Kristen Parker (Patricia Arquette) has her wrists slashed by dream-stalking monster Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund). Her mother, mistaking the wounds for a suicide attempt, sends Kristen to a psychiatric ward, where she joins a group of similarly troubled teens. One of the doctors there is Nancy Thompson (Heather Langenkamp), who had battled Freddy some years before. Nancy senses a potential in Kristen to rid the world of Freddy once and for all. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 21, 2022 - 9 comments

Movie: V/H/S/99

Witness a hellish vision of 1999, as social isolation, analog technology and disturbing home videos fuse into a nightmare of found footage savagery. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 20, 2022 - 11 comments

Movie: The Cottage

Forced into hiding after their kidnapping plan goes awry, two rival siblings, David (Andy Serkis) and Peter (Reece Shearsmith), find themselves fighting for their sanity while they hole up in a secluded country cottage. Weighed down by a hostage who refuses to stay quiet, or tied down, they are soon held captive by their own victim (Jennifer Ellison). But everyone's problems go from bad to worse when they come face-to-face with their psychotic axe-wielding neighbor (Dave Legeno) - a demented farmer with a dark, nasty secret buried where you'd least expect. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 19, 2022 - 2 comments

Movie: Halloween II

A year after narrowly escaping death at the hands of Michael Myers (Tyler Mane), Laurie Strode (Scout Taylor-Compton) is at the breaking point, pushed to the edge by Dr. Loomis' (Malcolm McDowell) revelation that she's Michael's sister. Little does she know, the unstoppable killer is back in Haddonfield and, driven by visions of their dead mother (Sheri Moon Zombie), he is determined to bring about a bloody family reunion. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 19, 2022 - 4 comments

Movie: Halloween

Nearly two decades after being committed to a mental institution for killing his stepfather and older sister, Michael Myers (Tyler Mane) breaks out, intent on returning to the town of Haddonfield, Ill. He arrives in his hometown on Halloween with the indomitable purpose of hunting down his younger sister, Laurie (Scout Taylor-Compton). The only thing standing between Michael and a Halloween night of bloody carnage is psychologist Dr. Samuel Loomis (Malcolm McDowell). [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 19, 2022 - 7 comments

Movie: Halloween

On a cold Halloween night in 1963, six year old Michael Myers brutally murdered his 17-year-old sister, Judith. He was sentenced and locked away for 15 years. But on October 30, 1978, while being transferred for a court date, a 21-year-old Michael Myers steals a car and escapes Smith's Grove. He returns to his quiet hometown of Haddonfield, Illinois, where he looks for his next victims. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 19, 2022 - 6 comments

Movie: Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles

Born as an 18th-century lord, Louis (Brad Pitt) is now a bicentennial vampire, telling his story to an eager biographer. Suicidal after the death of his family, he meets Lestat (Tom Cruise), a vampire who persuades him to choose immortality over death and become his companion. Eventually, gentle Louis resolves to leave his violent maker, but Lestat guilts him into staying by turning a young girl (Kirsten Dunst) -- whose addition to the "family" breeds even more conflict. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 19, 2022 - 5 comments

Chucky: The Sinners Are Much More Fun  Season 2, Ep 2

Chucky arrives at the Incarnate Lord reformatory, filled with a murderous agenda. Meanwhile, a detective questions Tiffany about Nica's disturbing death. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 19, 2022 - 4 comments

Chucky: Halloween II  Season 2, Ep 1

After his evil plan to invade America's children's hospitals was foiled, the demon doll now seeks revenge on those he holds responsible, including his ex-girlfriend, Tiffany. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 18, 2022 - 1 comment

Movie: Piggy

A bullied overweight teenager (Laura Galán) sees a glimpse of hope when her tormentors are brutally abducted by a mesmerizing stranger. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 18, 2022 - 2 comments

Movie: Dark Glasses

Diana (Ilenia Pastorelli), a high-end sex worker trying to escape from a serial killer, suffers a car accident that leaves her blind and kills the family of Chin (Zhang Xinyu), a ten-year-old boy. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 17, 2022 - 1 comment

Movie: Nosferatu

Vampire Count Orlok expresses interest in a new residence and real estate agent Hutter's wife. [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on Oct 13, 2022 - 12 comments

Movie: Halloween Ends

Four years after the events of Halloween in 2018, Laurie (Jamie Lee Curtis) has decided to liberate herself from fear and rage and embrace life. But when a young man is accused of killing a boy he was babysitting, it ignites a cascade of violence and terror that will force Laurie to finally confront the evil she can't control, once and for all. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 13, 2022 - 7 comments

Movie: She Will

An aging film star retreats to the Scottish countryside with her nurse to recover from a double mastectomy. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on Oct 13, 2022 - 2 comments

Movie: The Rental

Two couples (Dan Stevens, Alison Brie, Sheila Vand, Jeremy Allen White) on an oceanside getaway grow suspicious that the host (Toby Huss) of their seemingly perfect rental house may be spying on them. Before long, what should have been a celebratory weekend trip turns into something far more sinister. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 12, 2022 - 4 comments

Movie: Dark Night of the Scarecrow

In a small Southern town, four vigilantes wrongfully execute a mentally-challenged man, but after the court sets them free mysterious "accidents" begin to kill them off one by one. [more inside]
posted by Pope Guilty on Oct 12, 2022 - 2 comments

Movie: Shivers

After a scientist living in a posh apartment complex slaughters a teen girl and kills himself, investigators discover that the murderer had been carrying on experiments involving deadly parasites. Roger St. Luc (Paul Hampton), a doctor living in the building, and his aide, Nurse Forsythe (Lynn Lowry), then realize that the parasites are on the loose, attacking fellow tenants. And those who become hosts turn into erotically obsessed maniacs who pass the bugs on through violent sex. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 11, 2022 - 9 comments

Movie: Bug

At a rundown desert motel, Agnes (Ashley Judd) begins a tentative relationship with a newcomer named Peter (Michael Shannon). He has a strange charisma, one that offers fearful and unstable Agnes a flicker of hope. When Peter reveals that the military deliberately infected him with a bug and that he has tiny insects crawling under his skin, paranoia begins to envelop the desperate pair. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 11, 2022 - 3 comments

Movie: Significant Other

Young couple Ruth (Maika Monroe) and Harry (Jake Lacy) take a remote backpacking trip through the Pacific Northwest, but things take a dark turn when they realize they may not be alone. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 10, 2022 - 2 comments

Movie: Hellraiser

In this reimagining of Clive Barker's seminal Hellraiser franchise, a young woman must confront the sadistic, supernatural forces behind an enigmatic puzzlebox responsible for her brother's disappearance. [more inside]
posted by riruro on Oct 8, 2022 - 11 comments

Movie: My Best Friend's Exorcism

Teen best friends Abby and Gretchen grapple with an otherworldly demon that takes up residence in Gretchen's body. [more inside]
posted by Etrigan on Oct 8, 2022 - 6 comments

Movie: Vampyr

Traveler Allan Gray arrives in the village of Courtempierre and takes lodgings in a small inn. Gray has a great interest in the supernatural, particularly vampires, and is barely settled in when he feels a sinister force descending upon him.
posted by johnofjack on Oct 8, 2022 - 1 comment

Movie: Werewolf by Night

"Monster hunters gather to pay respects to their deceased leader and are thrust into a deadly game." - description from Disney+ [more inside]
posted by Pronoiac on Oct 7, 2022 - 26 comments

Movie: HollyBlood

Javi, a shy teenager, has a crush on Sara who is into vampires. Sara comes to believe that Javi is a vampire named Azrael, but the real Azrael is nearby and doesn't take kindly to imposters.
posted by miss-lapin on Oct 6, 2022 - 1 comment

Mystery Science Theater 3000: TRACK OF THE MOON BEAST  Rewatch   Season 10, Ep 7

Rewatch! Yet another guy named Paul turns into a monster in this movie; it's the fourth such movie in MST's history! The others are The Crawling Hand, The Projected Man and Werewolf. Note that Cry Wilderness is not included, the Paul in that movie is just friends with a monster. Anyway, the episode is not on many best-of lists, but it's generally fondly remembered. Previously.
posted by JHarris on Oct 6, 2022 - 7 comments

Movie: Deadstream

After a public controversy left him disgraced and demonetized, a washed up internet personality tries to win back his followers by livestreaming himself spending one night alone in a haunted house. When he accidentally pisses off a vengeful spirit, his comeback event becomes a real-time fight for his life (and social relevance) as he faces off with the sinister spirit of the house and her own powerful following. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 6, 2022 - 14 comments

Movie: Sissy

Cecilia and Emma were tween-age BFFs who were going to grow old together and never let anything come between them, until Alex arrived on the scene. Twelve years later, Cecilia is a successful social media influencer living the dream of an independent, modern millennial woman... until she runs into Emma for the first time in over a decade. Emma invites Cecilia away on her bachelorette weekend at a remote cabin in the mountains, where Alex proceeds to make Cecilia's weekend a living hell. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 5, 2022 - 5 comments

Movie: Event Horizon

A rescue crew investigates a spaceship that disappeared and has now returned. [more inside]
posted by Stuka on Oct 4, 2022 - 29 comments

Movie: Smile

After witnessing a bizarre, traumatic incident involving a patient, Dr. Rose Cotter (Sosie Bacon) starts experiencing frightening occurrences that she can't explain. As an overwhelming terror begins taking over her life, Rose must confront her troubling past in order to survive and escape her horrifying new reality. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 3, 2022 - 19 comments

Movie: Hagazussa

A maturing young girl and her mother live isolated in the 15th Century Alps, shunned from the local villagers, when the mother falls ill and delirious from plague. As the mother's health declines and takes her, the girl finds herself carrying on alone into adulthood to fend for herself as she was raised. [more inside]
posted by 2N2222 on Oct 2, 2022 - 1 comment

The Patient: The Patient  Season 1, Ep 0

Therapist Alan Strauss (Steve Carell) is abducted by one of his patient's (Domhnall Gleeson) who wants help to stop being a serial killer.
posted by miss-lapin on Oct 2, 2022 - 24 comments

Movie: Butterfly Kisses

A filmmaker discovers a box of video tapes depicting two students' disturbing film project featuring a local horror legend, The Peeping Tom. As he sets out to prove this story is real and release it as a work of his own, he loses himself and the film crew following him into his project. [more inside]
posted by forbiddencabinet on Oct 2, 2022 - 3 comments

MST Club Presents: "30" Nights of Horror

valkane had an idea: showing a horror movie in the MST Club room every night in October, AT 8 PM Eastern! We use that room for other things on Thursday and Sunday nights, but the other nights should work out! valk's doing this by the seats of his pant, and we're worried by sudden Youtube takedowns (where we're getting our films, we've been stung before), so we're not announcing movies ahead of time. Drop by if you want to! [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Oct 1, 2022 - 28 comments

Movie: The Strangers

After returning from a wedding reception, a couple (Liv Tyler, Scott Speedman) staying in an isolated vacation house receive a knock on the door in the mid-hours of the night. What ensues is a violent invasion by three strangers, their faces hidden behind masks. The couple find themselves in a violent struggle, in which they go beyond what either of them thought capable in order to survive. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Sep 30, 2022 - 7 comments

Movie: Night of the Comet

A comet wipes out most of life on Earth, leaving two Valley Girls (Catherine Mary Stewart and Kelli Maroney) fighting against cannibal zombies and a sinister group of scientists. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Sep 28, 2022 - 16 comments

Movie: Gone in the Night

Upon arriving at a remote cabin, Kath (Winona Ryder) and her boyfriend (John Gallagher Jr.) find a mysterious young couple (Owen Teague and Brianne Tju) already there -- the rental has apparently been double-booked. With nowhere else to go, they decide to share the cabin with these strangers. When her boyfriend mysteriously disappears with the young woman, Kath becomes obsessed and enlists an unlikely supporter (Dermot Mulroney) with finding an explanation for their sudden breakup -- but the truth is far stranger than she could have ever imagined. This film played film festivals under the title, The Cow. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Sep 28, 2022 - 2 comments

Movie: Saw

Photographer Adam Stanheight (Leigh Whannell) and oncologist Lawrence Gordon (Cary Elwes) regain consciousness while chained to pipes at either end of a filthy bathroom. As the two men realize they've been trapped by a sadistic serial killer and must complete his perverse puzzle to live, flashbacks relate the fates of his previous victims. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Sep 28, 2022 - 15 comments

Movie: The Rocky Horror Picture Show

This low-budget freak show/cult-classic/cultural institution concerns the misadventures of Brad Majors and Janet Weiss inside a strange mansion that they come across on a rainy night. After the wholesome pair's car breaks down in the woods, they seek refuge in a towering castle nearby. Greeting them at the door is a ghoulish butler named Riff Raff, who introduces them to a bacchanalian collection of partygoers dressed in outfits from some sort of interplanetary thrift shop.
posted by johnofjack on Sep 24, 2022 - 43 comments

Movie: The Sixth Sense

Young Cole Sear (Haley Joel Osment) is haunted by a dark secret: he is visited by ghosts. He is too afraid to tell anyone about his anguish, except child psychologist Dr. Malcolm Crowe (Bruce Willis). As Dr. Crowe tries to uncover the truth about Cole's supernatural abilities, the consequences for client and therapist are a jolt that awakens them both to something unexplainable. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Sep 23, 2022 - 28 comments

Movie: The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue

(aka Let Sleeping Corpses Lie) A cop chases two hippies suspected of a series of Manson family-like murders; unbeknownst to him, the real culprits are the living dead, brought to life with a hunger for human flesh by ultrasonic radiation being used for pest control. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Sep 22, 2022 - 1 comment

Mystery Science Theater 3000: BLOOD WATERS OF DR. Z  Rewatch   Season 10, Ep 5

Rewatch! I thought this one had come up in the list of best-of episodes, but apparently not, so it's only this film's second time on MST Club. "Sargassum... WEED of DECEIT!" A deeply odd movie. Also called Zaat, the movie has a fansite that's still online. Come see a man declare his love for a fish. Previously.
posted by JHarris on Sep 22, 2022 - 1 comment

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