Hey Tightwads! How’d your taxes shake out? If you’re feeling a little light in the pockets, Tightwad Terror Tuesday is here for some relief. Here’s this week’s batch of free movies, from the internet to your eyeballs.
From Beyond is about a pair of scientists who develop a machine that lets them see all of the creatures from other dimensions that are constantly surrounding them. Of course, these creatures are not friendly. This 1986 movie is the second adaptation of an H.P. Lovecraft tale in a row from director Stuart Gordon, who gets the rest of the band back together by including Jeffrey Combs and Barbara Crampton, the two leads from Re-Animator, which was the first. From Beyond is not quite as entertaining as Re-Animator, but it’s a fun little gross-out. Check out From Beyond right here at TubiTV.
Flash Gordon is the 1980 adaptation of the famous science fiction series. This movie sees New York Jets quarterback Flash and his quick pals, reporter Dale Arden and scientist Dr. Hans Zarkov, transported to a far-off galaxy where they do battle with an evil emperor named Ming the Merciless. This one is a campy classic of eighties cinema that throws back to fun fifties science fiction. You can find Flash Gordon here at Vudu.
Altitude is about an inexperienced pilot who decides to take her friends on a flight. A malfunction sends the plane climbing higher and higher, and the gang realizes that it might not just be a simple mechanical failure that has killed control of the plane; they are struggling against a force that is supernatural. Made is 2010, Altitude is a cool little claustrophobic lifeboat movie. It also stars Jessica Lowndes from Abattoir in the lead role. Catch Altitude right here at TubiTV.
The Day After
With Donald Trump sending warships to deal with the North Korea nuclear weapons situation, it’s a good time to revisit the 1983 television movie The Day After. Made at the height of the Reagan era nuclear war paranoia, The Day After is a grim depiction of what happens to an all-American Midwestern town in the aftermath of a nuclear strike. It’s a pretty tame movie, but viewed in the climate in which it was originally broadcast, it was pretty shocking for its time. Experience The Day After right here on YouTube.
The Video Diary of Ricardo López
You may not know the name Ricardo López, but you’re probably familiar with his misdeeds; he was the guy who unsuccessfully tried to murder pop singer Bjork by mailing an acid bomb to her in 1996. López left behind 21 hours of video footage detailing his plot, and Documentary filmmaker Sami Saif edited it down to this 100 minute movie called The Video Diary of Ricardo López in 2000. The best way to describe it is morbidly fascinating; López’s descent into madness is eerily engaging, but it’s also extremely disturbing. This one comes with a million trigger warnings, with López doing everything from spouting off racist tirades to showing off his unflattering nude body. Oh, yeah, and it (SPOILER ALERT) does end with his on-screen suicide. You’ve been warned. If true crime at its realest bothers you, skip this one. If you’ve got the stomach for it, The Video Diary of Ricardo López can be seen here at Live Leak, because where else would it be?
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