20 posts tagged with thriller by DirtyOldTown.
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Movie: Red Rock West

Upon arriving to a small town, a drifter (Nicholas Cage) is mistaken for a hitman, but when the real hitman arrives, complications ensue. Red Rock West is a hidden neo-noir gem with some delightful cracks in its surface -- and an opportunity to see Cage, Lara Flynn Boyle, Dennis Hopper, and J.T. Walsh go toe-to-toe in all their early '90s glory. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Sep 22, 2022 - 4 comments

Movie: I Came By

An aimless, jobless, disaffected young graffiti artist named Toby (1917’s George MacKay) breaks into people’s homes to tag his signature phrase: “I came by.” His next target is a wealthy former judge (Downton Abbey’s Hugh Bonneville). When he enters the judge’s home, he sees a light underneath a door in the basement. He checks it out, which is a great idea, no notes. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Sep 2, 2022 - 13 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: Fall

After Becky (Grace Caroline Currey) and Hunter (Virginia Gardner) climb 2,000 feet to the top of a remote, abandoned radio tower, they find themselves stranded with no way down. Now their expert climbing skills will be put to the ultimate test as they desperately fight to survive the elements, a lack of supplies, and vertigo-inducing heights. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 27, 2022 - 6 comments

Movie: Black Swan

Nina (Natalie Portman) is a ballerina whose passion for the dance rules every facet of her life. When the company's artistic director decides to replace his prima ballerina for their opening production of "Swan Lake," Nina is his first choice. She has competition in newcomer Lily (Mila Kunis) however. While Nina is perfect for the role of the White Swan, Lily personifies the Black Swan. As rivalry between the two dancers transforms into a twisted friendship, Nina's dark side begins to emerge. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 6, 2022 - 8 comments

Movie: Berlin Syndrome

A passionate holiday romance leads to an obsessive relationship, when an Australian photojournalist wakes one morning in a Berlin apartment and is unable to leave. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jul 8, 2022 - 4 comments

Movie: Hard Candy

Hayley (Elliot Page) is a smart, charming, young teenager. Jeff (Patrick Wilson) is a handsome, smooth fashion photographer. An Internet chat, a coffee shop meet-up, and an impromptu fashion shoot lead them back to Jeff's place. Jeff thinks it's his lucky night. It is not. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jul 1, 2022 - 11 comments

Movie: Audition

Aoyama (Ryo Ishibashi) is a widower who decides to start dating again. Aided by a film-producer friend (Miyuki Matsuda), Aoyama uses auditions for a fake production to function as a dating service. When Aoyama becomes intrigued by the withdrawn, gorgeous Asami (Eihi Shiina), they begin a relationship. However, he begins to realize that Asami isn't as reserved as she appears to be. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jun 27, 2022 - 12 comments

Pieces of Her: Season One  Season 1, Ep 0

A woman pieces together her mother's dark past after a violent attack in their small town brings hidden threats and deadly secrets to light. Stars Bella Heathcote and Toni Collette. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Mar 8, 2022 - 6 comments

Movie: No Exit

Darby skips rehab and rushes to Salt Lake City after her mother is taken to the hospital. Stranded by a blizzard at an isolated highway rest stop in the mountains, she discovers a kidnapped child hidden in a car belonging to one of the people inside. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Mar 4, 2022 - 4 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: Vivarium

A young woman (Imogene Poots) and her fiancé (Jesse Eisenberg) are in search of the perfect starter home. After following a mysterious real estate agent to a new housing development, the couple finds themselves trapped in a maze of identical houses and forced to raise an otherworldly child. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jul 12, 2020 - 5 comments

Movie: Containment

Neighbors in a block wake one morning to find they have been sealed inside their apartments due to an apparent epidemic. Can they work together to find out why? Or will they destroy each other in their fight to escape? [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Mar 28, 2020 - 2 comments

Movie: Radius

Liam discovers a horrible truth: anyone who comes within a 50-foot radius of him dies instantly. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Mar 22, 2020 - 9 comments

Movie: Wounds

Disturbing and mysterious things begin to happen to a bartender in New Orleans after he picks up a phone left behind at his bar. A Hulu original.
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 22, 2019 - 10 comments

Movie: Fractured

Driving cross-country, Ray and his wife and daughter stop at a highway rest area where his daughter falls and breaks her arm. After a frantic rush to the hospital and a clash with the check-in nurse, Ray is finally able to get her to a doctor. While the wife and daughter go downstairs for an MRI, Ray, exhausted, passes out in a chair in the lobby. Upon waking up, they have no record or knowledge of Ray's family ever being checked in. A Netflix original film from director Brad Anderson (Session 9, Transsiberian).
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 12, 2019 - 10 comments

Prodigal Son: Pilot  Season 1, Ep 1

Malcolm Bright is an acclaimed criminal psychologist. He knows how killers think, how their minds work. He ought to know, his father was a serial killer, known as The Surgeon. Now there's a copycat, imitating his father's methods. Bright may be the only one who can stop him.
posted by DirtyOldTown on Sep 23, 2019 - 10 comments

Movie: Exam

The final candidates for a highly desirable corporate job are locked together in an exam room and given a test so simple and confusing that tension begins to unravel.
posted by DirtyOldTown on Sep 20, 2019 - 4 comments

Movie: I Saw the Devil

A secret agent exacts revenge on a serial killer through a series of captures and releases. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Mar 18, 2016 - 4 comments

MeFi Horror Club: I Saw the Devil

The next pick will be of the horror-adjacent variety. 2010 Korean thriller I Saw the Devil by director & co-writer Kim Jee-woon (A Tale of Two Sisters), tells the bloody tale of a secret agent who exacts revenge on a serial killer through a series of captures and releases. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Mar 15, 2016 - 5 comments

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