What did I just watch? Movies beyond the Netflix queue
Devil Story is an optimistic title for this no-budget fever dream. (1986)
A smuggler gets the runaround in Trans-Europ-Express (1966)
A drug mule’s job is complicated by his employers, the police, his sexual obsessions, and the movie’s production team.
Malignant proves you need eyes in the back of your head. (2021)
James Wan frakensteins exploitation genres together with limited success.
The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane is a once but once-only watch. (1976)
The ultimate latch-key kid has a unique way of dealing with nosey neighbors.
The Thin Man is pre-code gold (1934)
When Dorothy Wynant’s father goes missing, her only hope is a wise-cracking, heavy-drinking, semi-retired private detective and his socialite spouse.
The Cameraman risks life and limb to impress a girl. (1928)
A street photographer’s ambition is stirred by a beautiful woman and he sets out to become the next great newsreel cameraman.
Why don’t you just give the Leprechaun his gold? (1993)
A leprechaun murders only the incidental characters when his sack of gold goes missing.
Nightmare Sisters (1988)
Serious question here. Who the hell does a seance with a crystal ball?
When the stomach wants what the heart wants, things can get a little messy.
Eating Raoul (1982)
A happily married couple turns to sex work (and murder) to raise money for their own business.
Chopping Mall (1986)
An unvarnished look at 80s paranoia and architecture set in the birthplace of mallrat culture.
The Loreley’s Grasp (1973)
The thing I really don't get is she turns into a fish to hunt on land? How does that make sense?
Innocent Blood (1992)
A vampire accepts a mobster’s invitation to dinner and is surprised when there is garlic involved.
House of Wax (2005)
Once again city folk stick their nosey little noses in where they don’t belong.
Theater of Blood (1973)
Bad notices in the press by a sadistic cabal of critics drive a Shakespearean actor to homicide.
Blood Theatre (1984)
“Teenagers” suffer at the hands of an incompetent theater manager and, later, a murderous stranger. The manager is the worst of the two.
Saint Maud (2020)
When a home-care nurse tries and fails to convert her charge to something resembling Christianity, things take a turn for the obsessive.
The Telephone Book (1971)
A dirty phone call leads to an adventure of self-discovery in this art-inflected satire of sex comedies.
Happy Death Day (2017)
A mean sorority girl gets murdered over and over again, giving her the opportunity to re-evaluate all of her life choices.