Hey Creepy Catalogers,
I hope you’re ready to slice and dice your way through Valentine’s weekend while indulging in (carnage) candy hearts.
Here’s what I’m watching:
Valentine (2001). Streaming on Shudder. This is my favorite Valentine’s Day horror movie, especially since My Bloody Valentine (1981) isn’t on any of my streaming services this month. Valentine has an all-star early 00s cast of Denise Richards, David Boreanaz, Marley Shelton, Jessica Capshaw, and Katherine Heigl. While it is a formulaic slasher, it’s still a lot of fun. Who doesn’t want to see Denise Richards get it in a hot tub!
Nightmare Alley (2021). Streaming on Hulu. I wasn’t sure I was going to love a movie about carnies that was over two hours long but my jaw was on the floor when Bradley Cooper delivered his final line and I gave Nightmare Alley five stars. Guillermo del Toro said he was inspired to remake this noir film about psychic grifters and geeks based on the frauds who came out of the woodwork to try and steal money from his family after his father was kidnapped in Mexico.
Last Night in Soho (2021). Available for rental on Amazon or YouTube. I’ve been saving this one for a special occasion or trying to hold out until it was streaming somewhere for free (whoops). One of the best movies of 2021 from Edgar Wright about a fashion student in London who is obsessed with the 1960s.
This week in horror:
- Jordan Peele released the teaser trailer for this summer’s Nope and I’m convinced it reveals that Get Out (2017) was the first part of a trilogy.
- Netflix might be reviving Hannibal.
- The next A24 horror movie is called Men.
- Last week on Facebook we joked about whether there was a horror director alive today who was talented enough to make a flip flop serial killer scary. Today, I discovered that someone really tried to do this. Spoiler, they did not succeed in making the killer scary but it is a pretty funny concept.
- 10 of the best short horror movies you can stream on YouTube for free.
- Is The Entity based on a true story?
- 14 scary movies to watch with someone who’s too wimpy for actual horror.
- Romantic horror movies.
- 16 Redditors who vanished after asking too many questions.
- A gnarly detail in Crimson Peak (2015) you probably missed.
Happy Valentine’s Day ya creepers!