Hey Tightwads, it’s Tuesday again, and that means free movies from iHorror and Tightwad Terror Tuesday. So, without further ado, here they are…
Just as the name suggests, Alien 3 is the third film in the Alien franchise. Directed by David Fincher, this 1992 entry into the series finds heroine Ripley crash-landed on a maximum security prison planet. Of course, one of the titular aliens has crashed with her, and she and the convicts must fight for survival. Alien 3 sometimes gets a bad rap, because it’s a middle-of-the-road movie; it’s no Alien or Aliens, but hey, at least it’s not Alien Resurrection. This is the 114 minute theatrical version of the film as opposed to the longer 2003 “Assembly Cut” edition. If that works for you, check out Alien 3 here at Crackle.
Soul Survivors is about a college student who survives a horrible car accident. After she recovers, she starts having weird ghostly visions, some pleasant and some terrifying, but all confusing. She struggles to figure what is real and what is all in her head. Made in 2001, Soul Survivors caught the tail end of the hip-young-cast craze of the post-Scream nineties, and it has the cast to prove it, with Casey Affleck, Eliza Dushku, Wes Bentley, Melissa Sagemiller, and Luke Wilson all on board. It’s also got a Shyamalanian, “why didn’t I see that coming?” ending. You can find Soul Survivors here at TubiTV.
Dracula: Dead and Loving It
Dracula: Dead and Loving It is Mel Brooks’ 1995 comedic skewering of the Dracula mythos. As you can probably guess, it’s more funny than scary. Leslie Nielson plays the lead bloodsucker, while Peter MacNicol appears as Renfield and Brooks himself shows up as Van Helsing. It’s not as effective as Brooks’ “other” Universal Monster spoof, Young Frankenstein, but it is good for a few chuckles. Catch Dracula: Dead and Loving It right here at Crackle.
Leviathan is a 1989 aquatic horror flick about a team of deep-sea miners who stumbles upon the wreck of a Soviet freighter. Initially, they’re excited about their discovery, but excitement turns to terror as they learn about the ship’s monstrous cargo. Part claustrophobic nightmare, part creature feature, Leviathan is one of the underrated gems of the late eighties. The awesome cast includes Peter Weller, Richard Crenna, Ernie Hudson, Hector Elizondo, Amanda Pays, Daniel Stern, and Meg Foster. See Leviathan right here at TubiTV.
The Night of the Hunter
More of a noir thriller than a flat-out horror movie, The Night of the Hunter is about a fake preacher/real serial killer who, while in jail for auto theft, learns about a stash of money from a condemned fellow prisoner. Upon his release, the preacher visits the executed man’s widow and tries to steal the cash out from under her. This 1955 classic is widely considered to be one of the best suspense mystery movies of all time, so pure horror or not, it’s worth a watch. It also stars Robert Mitchum, Peter Graves, Shelley Winters, and Lillian Gish. If that doesn’t convince you, I don’t know what will. You can watch The Night of the Hunter here at Vudu.