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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: 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: Christmas Bloody Christmas

It's Christmas Eve and fiery record store owner Tori Tooms just wants to get drunk and party, until the robotic Santa Claus at a nearby toy store goes haywire and makes her night more than a little complicated. Santa Claus begins a rampant killing spree through the neon drenched snowscape against a backdrop of drugs, sex, metal and violence, ultimately forcing Tori into a blood splattered battle for survival against the ruthless heavy metal Saint Nick himself [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 9, 2022 - 6 comments

Movie: Satan's Slaves: Communion

[TRAILER] Four years ago, Rini’s dead mother returned and wreaked havoc. Now, she lives with her surviving family in a crowded cheap apartment, thinking it safer. But when a heavy storm hits, an unseen menace creeps in and Rini suddenly finds herself in a life and death struggle to save her family and get out of the building alive. Indonesian auteur Joko Anwar returns with a sequel to his acclaimed 2017 horror film. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 2, 2022 - 2 comments

Movie: Blood Relatives

[TRAILER] Francis (Noah Segan, who also wrote and directed), a 115-year-old Yiddish vampire, still looks 35. He's been roaming American backroads in his beat-up muscle car for decades, keeping to himself, and liking it that way. One day, a teenage kid, Jane (Victoria Moroles), shows up. She says she's his daughter, and she's got the fangs to prove it. They go on the road, deciding whether to sink their teeth into family life. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 2, 2022 - 5 comments

Movie: A Wounded Fawn

Inspired by surrealist art and Greek mythology, A Wounded Fawn follows the story of Meredith Tanning (Sarah Lind), a local museum curator who is dipping her toe back into the dating pool, only to be targeted by a charming serial killer (Josh Ruben). When a fateful romantic getaway between the two becomes a tense game of cat and mouse, both must confront the madness within him. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 2, 2022 - 8 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: 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 - 4 comments

Movie: What Josiah Saw

Everyone in town knows about the haunted Graham Farm on Willow Road. Josiah and his youngest son, Thomas, are all that remain of this estranged family. But after experiencing terrifying visions from beyond, Josiah decides they must change their ways to right a great wrong. After being away for over two decades, Eli and Mary, Josiah's eldest children, are enticed to sell the property and reunite at the old farmhouse in hopes of closing this haunting chapter of their lives for good. Sins of the past will be paid in full. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Sep 3, 2022 - 6 comments

Movie: Who Invited Them

Adam and Margo’s housewarming party is a success. However, one mysterious couple linger long after all the other guests have left. The uninvited couple reveals themselves to be their wealthy neighbors, Tom and Sasha. But as a single nightcap leads to another, Adam and Margo start to suspect these new friends are actually duplicitous strangers. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Sep 1, 2022 - 13 comments

Movie: So Vam

Kurt is an outcast in a conservative town who dreams of moving to the city to be a famous drag queen. When he is kidnapped by a predatory old vampire and killed, he is rescued just in time to be resurrected by a gang of rebellious vampires who feed on bigots and abusers. As a vampire he finally knows empowerment and belonging, but his killer is still out there: creating new minions with their own rotten hatred and threatening all that he loves. Until Kurt faces the monster, he will never truly be free, but this time he need not face it alone. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 23, 2022 - 4 comments

Movie: This is Gwar

The powerful story of the most iconic heavy metal/art collective/monster band in the universe, as told by the humans who have fought to keep it alive for over thirty years. [more inside]
posted by emelenjr on Jul 18, 2022 - 1 comment

Movie: The Cellar

Keira (Elisha Cuthbert) finds that her daughter has mysteriously vanished in the cellar of their new house. She soon discovers there is an ancient and powerful entity controlling their home that she will have to face or risk losing her family's souls forever. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on May 4, 2022 - 7 comments

Movie: Virus:32

A rapid spreading virus which transforms people into intelligent, ultra-violent, extra-fast zombified hunters. After each wave of attack by the monsters, they're left incapacitated for 32 seconds while they recover their strength. A new Argentinian film from director Gustavo Hernandez (La Casa Muda). [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Apr 22, 2022 - 2 comments

Movie: For the Sake of Vicious

Romina, an overworked nurse and single mother returns home from her late shift on Halloween to find a maniac hiding out with a bruised and beaten hostage. When an unexpected wave of violent intruders descends upon her home, the trio realize the only way out of the situation is to work together and fight for their survival. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Mar 8, 2022 - 2 comments

Movie: Hellbender

A lonely teen discovers her family's ties to witchcraft. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 24, 2022 - 9 comments

Movie: Leptirica

A young man wants to marry the beautiful daughter of a landowner who refuses to allow the marriage. To prove his worth, the young man accepts the job of miller after an infamous local vampire kills the previous miller. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 12, 2022 - 3 comments

Movie: Cherry Falls

A serial killer is stalking the peaceful town of Cherry Falls. At first, it seems that he is just targeting teenagers, but after the third killing it becomes clear that all the victims have been virgins. When the town's students hear about this, they realize that there is only one way to protect themselves and begin planning a "Pop Your Cherry" party where they will all lose their virginities together. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 10, 2022 - 5 comments

Movie: I Blame Society

A struggling filmmaker realizes that the skill set to make a movie is the same to commit the perfect murder. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 9, 2022 - 2 comments

Movie: Clearcut

A white lawyer finds his values shaken when he is paired with an angry Indigenous activist (Graham Greene) who insists on kidnapping the head of a logging company to teach him the price of his destruction. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 27, 2022 - 6 comments

Movie: The Last Thing Mary Saw

Southold, New York, 1843: Young Mary, blood trickling from behind the blindfold tied around her eyes, is interrogated about the events surrounding her grandmother’s death. As the story jumps back, we witness Mary, raised in a repressively religious household, finding fleeting happiness in the arms of Eleanor, the home’s maid. Her family, who believe they are seeing, speaking, and acting on God’s behalf, view the girls’ relationship as an abomination, to be dealt with as severely as possible. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 21, 2022 - 5 comments

Movie: Lake of the Dead

A group of friends venture into the Osterdal forests to join Liljan's brother Bjørn at his remote cabin. Liljan's suspicion that her brother is in danger are confirmed when they arrive to find his dog dead and no sign of him. The gang is spooked further by a legend associated with the cabin: that a man who lived there once killed his sister and her lover and then drowned himself in the lake. Since then, it is said that anyone who stays in the cabin will be driven to the same fate. Norway's first horror film. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 13, 2022 - 1 comment

Movie: The Advent Calendar

Eva, an ex-dancer, is now living in a wheelchair, unable to walk. when her friend Sophie gives her an old wooden antique advent calendar before Christmas, she realizes each window contains a surprise that triggers repercussions in real life: some of them good, but most of them bad. Now Eva will have to choose between getting rid of the calendar or walking again - even if it causes death around her. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 7, 2021 - 2 comments

Movie: Honeydew

Strange cravings and hallucinations befall a young couple after seeking shelter in the home of an aging farmer and her peculiar son. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 5, 2021 - 4 comments

Movie: The Power

London, 1974. As Britain prepares for electrical blackouts to sweep across the country, trainee nurse Val arrives for her first day at the crumbling East London Royal Infirmary. With most of the patients and staff evacuated to another hospital, Val is forced to work the night shift, finding herself in a dark, near empty building. Within these walls lies a deadly secret, forcing Val to face both her own traumatic past and deepest fears. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 5, 2021 - 4 comments

Movie: Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon

The next great psycho horror slasher has given a documentary crew exclusive access to his life as he plans his reign of terror over the sleepy town of Glen Echo. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 7, 2021 - 9 comments

Movie: Bloodthirsty

When indie singer Grey struggles to write her sophomore album, she teams up with a mysterious producer at his secluded cabin. But Grey is having visions that she is a wolf, and as her work with the emotionally demanding Vaughn deepens, the vegan singer begins to hunger for meat and the hunt. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 7, 2021 - 2 comments

Movie: I Am a Ghost

Emily, a troubled spirit, haunts her own house every day, wondering why she can't leave. With the help of Sylvia, a clairvoyant hired to rid the house of spirits, Emily is forced into a 'patient/therapist' relationship, uncovering disturbing mysteries about her past that may help her move on to 'the next place.' [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 16, 2021 - 1 comment

Movie: Slaxx

When a possessed pair of jeans begins to kill the staff of a trendy clothing store, it is up to Libby, an idealistic young salesclerk, to stop its bloody rampage. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Apr 3, 2021 - 7 comments

Movie: Scare Package

Chad, the owner of Rad Chad's Horror Emporium, recounts a series of bone-chilling, blood-splattered tales to illustrate the rules of the horror genre to his newest employee. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 13, 2021 - 4 comments

Movie: VFW

A group of old war veterans put their lives on the line to defend a young woman taking shelter in their local VFW post, who's running from a deranged drug dealer and his relentless army of drug addled punks. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 27, 2020 - 1 comment

Movie: The Pale Door

After a train robbery goes bad, two brothers leading a gang of cowboys must survive the night in a ghost town inhabited by a coven of witches. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 19, 2020 - 4 comments

Movie: The Mortuary Collection

On the cusp of retirement, an eccentric mortician (Clancy Brown) recounts several of the strangest stories he's encountered in his long career, but things take a turn for the phantasmagorical when he learns that the final story - is his own. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 1, 2020 - 5 comments

Movie: The Quiet Room

When Michael attempts suicide and doesn't leave a note, he inadvertently awakens Hattie, a demon that haunts the hospital. Now he must find a way to stop her rampage before she kills everyone he connects with. A short horror film by Sam Wineman. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Sep 16, 2020 - 1 comment

Movie: El Gigante

After attempting to cross the US/Mexico border in search of a better life, Armando awakens in an unknown room, his body broken down and a Lucha Libre mask sewn into his neck. A short horror film by Gigi Saul Guerrero and Luke Bramley. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Sep 15, 2020 - 1 comment

Movie: The Whistler

Lindsey is forced to babysit her sister, Becky, one night, when, after innocently falling asleep, wakes up to find her sister gone. Someone may have taken Becky and could be after her as well. A short horror film by Jennifer Nicole Stang. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Sep 15, 2020 - 1 comment

Movie: Catcalls

Looking to get a cheap thrill, a motorist flashes two young women who have stopped to give him directions. Unfortunately, he has picked the wrong women. A short film by Kate Dolan. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Sep 14, 2020 - 4 comments

Movie: Nightmare Cinema

A series of down-on-their-luck individuals enter the decrepit and spine-chilling Rialto theater, only to have their deepest and darkest fears brought to life on the silver screen by The Projectionist: a mysterious, ghostly figure who holds the nightmarish futures of all who attend his screenings. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Sep 8, 2020 - 4 comments

Creepshow: Gray Matter/The House of the Head  Season 1, Ep 1

This is the debut episode of the Shudder original anthology horror series, inspired by the two Creepshowfilms by Stephen King and George Romero. The series is produced by Greg Nicotero. In the first segment, a grieving father living with his son develops a drinking problem with severe consequences. In the second, a young girl discovers a strange toy head in her newly acquired dollhouse.
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 1, 2019 - 5 comments

Movie: Kuso

Broadcasting through a makeshift network of discarded televisions, this story is tangled up in the aftermath of Los Angeles's worst earthquake nightmare. Travel between screens and aftershocks into the twisted lives of the survived. [more inside]
posted by naju on Jul 27, 2017 - 2 comments

Movie: The Devils

In 17th-century France, Father Urbain Grandier seeks to protect the city of Loudun from the corrupt establishment of Cardinal Richelieu. Hysteria occurs within the city when he is accused of witchcraft by a sexually repressed nun. [more inside]
posted by naju on Mar 20, 2017 - 4 comments

Strange Club Movie for Monday: THE DEVILS (Ken Russell, 1971)

This movie looks absolutely insane, blasphemous, reprehensible, and devoid of all merit. In other words, it's a perfect fit for Strange Club. It's also been super unavailable and impossible to track down in uncut form, UNTIL NOW: it appeared on the streaming service Shudder yesterday in a 109-minute unrated cut - "the most complete version of the film in existence." Lots of people are justifiably freaking out. Let's watch it. [more inside]
posted by naju on Mar 16, 2017 - 1 comment

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