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Movie: The Mill

[TRAILER] A businessman (Lil Rel Howery) wakes up beside an ancient grist mill situated in the center of an open-air prison cell with no idea how he got there. Forced to work as a beast of burden to stay alive, he must find a way to escape before the birth of his child. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 11, 2024 - 1 comment

Movie: All Eyes

A disgraced podcast host (Jasper Hammer) interviews an eccentric farmer (Mel Hall) who claims to have a monster living in the woods near his house. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 5, 2024 - 5 comments

Special Event: Mystery Fandom Theater 3000: INVASION OF THE ANIMAL PEOPLE

Second of five fan-made episodes that seek to recreate a Comedy Central-era Mystery Science Theater 3000 experience. The movie is hard to explain... aliens in a round spaceship come to Earth and use a remote-controlled monster to kill reindeer and tear apart houses. There's also a lady they're harassing. Rifftrax covered this movie some 17 years later.
posted by JHarris on Dec 14, 2023 - 6 comments

Movie: Haunter

[TRAILER] Lisa (Abigail Breslin) is stuck in a time loop that is not quite the same each time. She must uncover the truth but her actions have consequences for herself and others. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 4, 2023 - 7 comments

Movie: Blood Punch

[TRAILER] Milton, a college dropout, was only supposed to cook meth for one day. Broken out of rehab by a brash young woman and her trigger-happy ("ex") boyfriend and driven to a remote cabin the woods, Milton finds himself drawn into a dangerous love triangle gone haywire. The couple's deadpan half-truths spin around Milton like a song on repeat. They seem to read him like an open book, until a mysterious message opens his eyes to his cursed existence. With unlimited ammunition, any hunting tool they could desire, and an ever-growing body count, for what did Milton really sign up? [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 4, 2023 - 2 comments

Movie: Waxwork II: Lost in Time

[TRAILER] Lovers (Zach Galligan, Monika Schnarre) flee through centuries on a time-trip of terror in a showdown with a demon lord (Alexander Godunov). [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 3, 2023 - 4 comments

Movie: Trancers

[TRAILER] Angel City trooper Jack Deth (Tim Thomerson) is sent back in time from 2247 to 1985 L.A. to inhabit the body of his ancestor. Deth's assignment is to find his archenemy, Whistler (Michael Stefani), who turns people into zombies, before the fiend is able to kill all the ancestors of the future's governing council. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 3, 2023 - 1 comment

Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE BUBBLE  Season 13, Ep 12

"A visual science fiction experience that will boggle your mind." "SPACE VISION a step beyond 3-D" This is one of those movies that makes nonsensical and arbitrary things happen, but tries to excuse it by passing them off as mysterious. Well duh, anything's a mystery if there's no possible explanation for it! A plane with three people (one of the a pregnant woman) is downed by a storm, but ends up inside a huge hollow chamber with invisible walls, in which live zombie-like people who go through the motions of their lives. Like The Mask, this was made for 3D, so there's a bunch of in-your-face effects. Unlike that film though, only the 2D version is riffed on here. Joel riffs this one! The subplot has Jonah, Emily and Joel planning their escape, through the gimmick that the Mads, for some reason, can't hear anything spoken in rhyme. I like the episode, but the movie basically just toys with its characters throughout, until the unexpectedly happy ending. Premiered November 11, 2022, in the Gizmoplex. [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Jul 27, 2023 - 0 comments

Movie: Meander

After getting a car ride from an unknown man, Lisa (Gaia Weiss) wakes up in a tube. On her arm is strapped a bracelet with a countdown. She quickly understands that every 8 minutes, fire burns an occupied section. She has no choice but to crawl into safe sections to survive. To know why she's there and how to get out, Lisa will have to face the memories of her dead daughter. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jun 19, 2023 - 6 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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

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

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

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

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

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

Doom Patrol: Butt Patrol  Season 4, Ep 2

Our heroes hatch a plan to present this week's terrifying future, but it involves a radical change to the team.
posted by kittens for breakfast on Dec 8, 2022 - 6 comments

Doom Patrol: Doom Patrol   Season 4, Ep 1

The Doom Patrol try to take themselves seriously as superheroes, only to find that their enemies are more ridiculous than ever.
posted by kittens for breakfast on Dec 8, 2022 - 7 comments

Movie: History of the Occult

[TRAILER] Sixty Minutes Before Midnight, Argentina's most watched investigative journalism program is being taken off the air. The staff attempts to go out in a blaze of glory, exposing a conspiracy and linking the government to a obscure secret society. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 8, 2022 - 8 comments

Movie: The Lair

Royal Air Force pilot Lt. Kate Sinclair is on her final flight mission when her jet is shot down over one of the most dangerous rebel strongholds in Afghanistan. She finds refuge in an abandoned underground bunker where deadly man-made creatures known as Ravagers--half-human, half-alien, and hungry for human flesh--are awakened. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 8, 2022 - 2 comments

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: 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: 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: 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: Alien³

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: 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

Movie: The Toxic Avenger

A 98-pound nerd (Mark Torgl) from New Jersey lands in a vat of toxic waste and becomes a benevolent monster (Mitchell Cohen). [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 25, 2022 - 8 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: 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

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: 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: The Mist

After a powerful storm damages their Maine home, David Drayton (Thomas Jane) and his young son head into town to gather food and supplies. Soon afterward, a thick fog rolls in and engulfs the town, trapping the Draytons and others in the grocery store. Contains what may be one of the bleakest endings ever filmed. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 28, 2022 - 8 comments

Movie: Alienoid

Gurus in the late Goryeo dynasty try to obtain a fabled, holy sword, and humans in 2022 hunt down an alien prisoner that is locked in a human's body. The two parties cross paths when a time-traveling portal opens up. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 27, 2022 - 2 comments

Movie: Predators

Brought together on a mysterious planet, a mercenary (Adrien Brody) and a group of coldblooded killers now become the prey. A new breed of aliens pursues the ragtag humans through dense jungle. The group must work together to survive, or become the latest trophies of the fearsome intergalactic hunters. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 22, 2022 - 7 comments

Movie: Nope

Caretakers at a California horse ranch encounter a mysterious force that affects human and animal behavior. The third feature film written and directed by Jordan Peele. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jul 22, 2022 - 83 comments

Movie: Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Matthew Bennell (Donald Sutherland) notices that several of his friends are complaining that their close relatives are in some way different. When questioned later they themselves seem changed, as they deny everything or make excuses. As the invaders increase in number they become more open and Bennell, who has by now witnessed an attempted "replacement," realizes that he and his friends must escape or suffer the same fate. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jul 6, 2022 - 17 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE HORROR OF PARTY BEACH  Rewatch   Season 8, Ep 17

Re-rewatch! Monsters created by radiation lumber ashore to attack the population of old teenagers. Their savior? As always, the magic metal: SODIUM. Previously and again.
posted by JHarris on Apr 14, 2022 - 0 comments

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

Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE INCREDIBLE MELTING MAN  Rewatch   Season 7, Ep 4

Rewatch! One of MST3K's Double Adjective Man movies, the others being The Amazing Colossal Man, Teenage Cave Man and Amazing Transparent Man. (There's also Indestructable Man, The Brute Man, The Projected Man and, of course, The Pumaman.) An astronaut returns to Earth and is affected by something that makes him kill people, kind of like a slightly more competent Monster A-Go-Go. In the host segments, Crow shepherds his movie Earth Vs. Soup to completion and through focus groups, a sequence inspired in no small part by Best Brains' experiences in getting MST3K The Movie made. Previously.
posted by JHarris on Nov 11, 2021 - 4 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: NIGHT OF THE BLOOD BEAST  Rewatch   Season 7, Ep 1

Rewatch! A dead astronaut comes back down to Earth, not-dead but infested by aliens who plan to use his body as a spearhead to invade Earth. Is it just me or is that a weird plan? Also with a short, Once Upon A Honeymoon, which naturally has to do with telephones. We re-enter the series after The Movie, without Frank and now with new regular Pearl Forrester. It's the beginning of Season 7, only six episodes long and the last hurrah of the show on Comedy Central. Previously.
posted by JHarris on Oct 21, 2021 - 3 comments

Doom Patrol: Dada Patrol  Season 3, Ep 5

Armed with slightly greater understanding of what's going on than they had at this time last week, our heroes set out to infiltrate a group of art terrorists or something, a vague mission that leads to decidedly tangible results.
posted by kittens for breakfast on Oct 7, 2021 - 9 comments

Doom Patrol: Undead Patrol  Season 3, Ep 4

Our heroes become brain-hungry zombies, in what is very probably the most normal event to happen in this week's episode.
posted by kittens for breakfast on Oct 1, 2021 - 15 comments

Doom Patrol: Dead Patrol  Season 3, Ep 3

Dorothy and Larry come home to a problem they can't solve alone. But not to worry! The Doom Patrol makes new friends, who are obviously not in any way there to lay the groundwork for a spinoff series, clearly.
posted by kittens for breakfast on Sep 25, 2021 - 11 comments

Doom Patrol: Vacay Patrol  Season 3, Ep 2

Our heroes head to a resort (that's seen better days) in search of a recharge, unaware that a threat is waiting for them there...and has been waiting for a really, really, *really,* REALLY long time. [more inside]
posted by kittens for breakfast on Sep 24, 2021 - 7 comments

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