This Week in Macabre & Mysterious Media: September 21 – 27, 2015


Johnny Cash – Delia’s Gone

This week, I’m most excited about:




Gotham – Season 1 is available now on streaming.
(Season 2 starts tonight, Sep 21)

The Walking Dead – Seasons 1- 5 are available now on Netflix streaming.
(Season 6 starts Oct 11)


Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015) PG

In general release on Sep 25

Available on DVD from Netflix.
Available streaming on Netflix.
Available from Redbox.
The first one is available on Netflix DVD
I haven’t seen the first one. Should I?
On IMDb here.


Before I Wake (2015) PG-13

In general release Sep 25

Can be saved to you Netflix DVD queue for when it IS released.
I don’t know if I’ll be able to handle this one … one of my kids had night terrors. (I was just a sleepwalker, as far as I know, when I was a kid.)

From IMDb: A young couple adopt an orphaned child whose dreams – and nightmares – manifest physically as he sleeps.
On IMDb here.


Pay the Ghost (2015) R?

In general release Sep 25

Available on DVD from Netflix.
Available streaming on Netflix.
Available from Redbox.
Nicholas Cage. AND it’s set, at least in part, on Halloween. I’m in.

From MovieWeb: …Intense and chilling thriller about one man’s desperate search for his missing child. One year after his young son disappeared during a Halloween carnival, Mike Lawford (Cage) is haunted by eerie images and terrifying messages he can’t explain. Together with his estranged wife (Sarah Wayne Callies, The Walking Dead), he will stop at nothing to unravel the mystery and find their son—and, in doing so, he unearths a legend that refuses to remain buried in the past.
On IMDb here.


Psycho (1960) R


Learn more and buy your tickets HERE.

We went on Sunday and it was awesome. Not enough audience to make it as good as it could have been, but the film quality was stunning. Seeing it on the big screen makes it easier to notice all the details Hitchcock embedded in the settings, and highlights the exceptional performances by Janet Leigh and Anthony Perkins. You’ve got one more chance to see for yourself, on Wednesday night.
On IMDb here.

Last week, I shared the actual trailer for the film, from 1960. Here’s a fan-made re-cut, to match more modern trailer conventions, just for fun. (Give the guy a like, this is fine work, though I think he reveals a little too much.)



For the latest on TV premieres, check out the special edition of M&M Media that went up on Saturday:

Fall 2015 television schedule:
TV for lovers of horror, suspense, mystery, paranormal, super-normal, and the like.


Recent Macabre & Mysterious Media links here.

The color of the title is keyed as follows:
Black = Have not yet experienced. I’m interested … or I think you’ll be interested.
Red = Have experienced. Not recommended. Worse than the reviews or buzz indicated.
Orange = Have experienced. Recommended, with reservations or cautions.
Green = Have experienced. Recommended. A good movie that lives up to its reputation.

2 Comments on “This Week in Macabre & Mysterious Media: September 21 – 27, 2015”

  1. The story in the first Hotel Transylvania isn’t bad. But I couldn’t get past Adam Sandler’s silly Dracula accent.

    • I need grandchildren. (Don’t tell my kids I said that. No pressure.)

      I’m not a big Adam Sandler fan anyway. He’s done some good stuff, but mostly I think he goes too far. (See, I’m old enough (and crotchety enough) to need grandchildren.)

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