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Movie: The Fog

Strange things begin to occurs as a tiny California coastal town prepares to commemorate its centenary. Inanimate objects spring eerily to life; Rev. Malone stumbles upon a dark secret about the town's founding; radio announcer Stevie witnesses a mystical fire; and hitchhiker Elizabeth discovers the mutilated corpse of a fisherman. Then a mysterious iridescent fog descends upon the village, and more people start to die. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 24, 2021 - 10 comments

Movie: Halloween III: Season of the Witch

Dr. Daniel Challis and Ellie Grimbridge stumble onto a gruesome murder scheme when Ellie's novelty-salesman father, Harry, is killed while in possession of a halloween mask made by the Silver Shamrock mask company. The company's owner, Conal Cochran, wants to return Halloween to its darker roots using his masks -- and his unspeakable scheme would unleash death and destruction across the country. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 24, 2021 - 10 comments

Movie: Halloween II

After failing to kill stubborn survivor Laurie and taking a bullet or six from former psychiatrist Dr. Sam Loomis, Michael Myers has followed Laurie to the Haddonfield Memorial Hospital, where she's been admitted for Myers' attempt on her life. The institution proves to be particularly suited to serial killers, however, as Myers cuts, stabs and slashes his way through hospital staff to reach his favorite victim. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 24, 2021 - 3 comments

Movie: Halloween Kills

Picking up minutes after the last installment, Michael Myers manages to free himself from Laurie's trap and his ritual bloodbath resumes. Laurie inspires all of Haddonfield to rise up against their unstoppable monster. The Strode women join a group of other survivors of Michael's first rampage who decide to take matters into their own hands, forming a vigilante mob that sets out to hunt Michael down, once and for all. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 14, 2021 - 30 comments

Movie: Prince of Darkness

A research team finds a mysterious cylinder in a deserted church. If opened, it could mean the end of the world. [more inside]
posted by chappell, ambrose on Apr 25, 2019 - 12 comments

Movie: Halloween (2018)

Laurie Strode comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.
posted by guiseroom on Oct 28, 2018 - 5 comments

Movie: Assault on Precinct 13

An unlikely partnership between a Highway Patrol Officer, two criminals and a station secretary is formed to defend a defunct Los Angeles precinct office against a siege by a bloodthirsty street gang. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 8, 2018 - 4 comments

Movie: Cold in July

Based on a Joe Lansdale book, Jim Mickle’s Cold in July is an odd, twisty Texan neo-noir that at first seems straightforward and scary but a mite predictable. Michael C. Hall is Richard Dane, a mousy picture-framer in a small Texas town who—in a superbly edited sequence—accidentally shoots a burglar in his house in the middle of the night. Almost immediately, he finds himself the focus of the dead man’s vengeful ex-con father. The film is set in the late 80's and has a score that's heavily influenced by John Carpenter. [more inside]
posted by chappell, ambrose on May 3, 2018 - 1 comment

Movie: Big Trouble in Little China

An All-American trucker gets dragged into a centuries-old mystical battle in Chinatown. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 5, 2018 - 31 comments

Movie: Escape from New York

In 1997, when the US President crashes into Manhattan, now a giant maximum security prison, a convicted bank robber is sent in for a rescue. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 10, 2016 - 14 comments

Movie: The Thing

A research station in the Antarctic is infiltrated by a shape-shifting alien... uh... thing that assumes the appearance of the people it kills. [more inside]
posted by brundlefly on Dec 25, 2015 - 35 comments

MeFi Horror Club: The Thing

The next MeFi Horror Club post will go live on Friday, December the 25th. Christmas Day! In that spirit, we'll be watching John Carpenter's snowy 1982 classic, The Thing. [more inside]
posted by brundlefly on Dec 18, 2015 - 6 comments

Movie: They Live

Nada, a wanderer without meaning in his life, discovers a pair of sunglasses capable of showing the world the way it truly is. As he walks the streets of Los Angeles, Nada notices that both the media and the government are comprised of subliminal messages meant to keep the population subdued, and that most of the social elite are skull-faced aliens bent on world domination. With this shocking discovery, Nada fights to free humanity from the mind-controlling aliens. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Feb 25, 2015 - 14 comments

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