This Week in Macabre & Mysterious Media: October 5 – 11, 2015


Star by Luluc

–Don’t give up until you hear the cello … that’s when the song takes a turn into a beautifully creepy place.

This week, I’m setting a goal to watch some of the films I was excited about, that are now on streaming:


And, of course, this on Wednesday!



Air (2015) PG-13

Available on DVD from Netflix.
Not yet Available streaming on Netflix.
Available from Redbox.
Norman Reedus. Hmm. I had no idea this was out there.

From IMDb: In the near future, breathable air is nonexistent and two engineers tasked with guarding the last hope for mankind struggle to preserve their own lives while administering to their vital task at hand.
On IMDb here.

The Daughter of Dawn (1920) SILENT

Not Available on DVD from Netflix.
Available streaming on Netflix.
Not Available from Redbox.
A totally not-on-topic outlier, but fascinating. NPR wrote an article about this movie that caught my eye, so I watched the film over the weekend. Here’s the article: Rare Film Is Glimpse Of A Distant America. I’ll let you decide if you want to check it out.
On IMDb here.

Dogs on the Inside (2014)  – DOCUMENTARY

Not Available on DVD from Netflix.
Available streaming on Netflix.
Not Available from Redbox.
Another outlier, but it looks interesting. (I’m a sucker for any story that underlines the symbiotic nature of the relationship between  dogs and humans.) I believe there is a similar relationship between horses and humans, at least to some extent, but for me it will always be about the dogs.

From IMDb: Filmed in a Massachusetts prison, DOGS ON THE INSIDE follows the birth of a relationship between abandoned rescue dogs and prison inmates as they work together toward a second chance at a better life. Giving a voice to a forgotten dog and a forgotten man, the film is a life-affirming testament to the power of second chances.
On IMDb here.


 Wow. Well other than the stuff I’ve already featured, I’m just not seeing anything very exciting in the theaters right now. I did get to see The Martian this weekend, and have updated the original listing with my thoughts.



The Widower | PBS| Sundays | 10/9c | THREE-PART SERIES

From the homepage:
The Widower is the 3-part true story of Malcolm Webster — an infamous wife-killer who marries, and then attempts to kill, a succession of woman to mask his debts and cash in on their life insurance policies.”

Sorry I missed giving you the heads-up on this last week, but if you can’t find in replaying on PBS,  or available on demand, you CAN watch part one at PBS.

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

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



Find links to all featured Macabre & Mysterious Media 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: October 5 – 11, 2015”

  1. Solomon Leftin says:

    Can you or anybody help me? I’m trying to think of a “scary movie” that I loved but can’t think of the title.
    It’s about a couple in a house who are working through the sad death of their child and their troubled marriage (he kept on cheating on her) they keep going in psychological circles etc. They then discover that people are watching them and they find a room with all sorts of monitors for cameras set up etc….it ends with a ghost hunter character convincing them near a lake that they are really dead. Help?

    • Nothing comes to mind, though the plot does tickle my brain. I’ll mull it over and poke a round a bit. It sounds great, so I’d love to see it.

      I’ll bring the question to a fresh post this week and if anyone knows what it is, I ‘ll drop another comment here, so you get the notification.

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