Congratulations, Tightwads! You made it through another week, and another month! You deserve some free movies. So here they are…
The Amityville Horror
The Amityville Horror is the gold standard of haunted house movies. Simply put, it’s about a family that moves into a house that was the scene of a horrific murder, and the spirits are still there. Although it’s been debunked over and over, The Amityville Horror is one of those “based on a true story” deals that captured the public’s imagination like wildfire. The stellar cast includes James Brolin, Margot Kidder, and Rod Steiger, and the awesome Lalo Schifrin score was nominated for an Oscar. The Amityville Horror was unnecessarily remade in 2005, but the classic, original 1979 version is right here on TubiTV.
The Midnight Swim
The Midnight Swim is about three sisters who return home to put their mother’s affairs in order after she disappears while diving in a mysterious lake and is presumed dead. When strange things start to happen, the girls wonder if their mother’s spirit is with them, or if it’s something more sinister. Because it was made in 2014, one of the sisters (played by Leslie Burdge) is a documentary filmmaker and The Midnight Swim is a found footage movie. If slow-burn, first-person ghost stories are your thing, check out The Midnight Swim right here at Popcornflix.
Not to be confused with last year’s movie of the same name about the Japanese suicide forest, The Forest is a 1982 slasher about some campers who are being terrorized by a cannibalistic killer in the woods. Written and directed by Don Jones, The Forest is one of those eighties horror flicks that has been overshadowed by the more popular films of the era and all but forgotten. You can remember it right here at Daily Motion.
Also known as Wes Craven’s Chiller, Chiller is a 1985 television movie about a man who is cryogenically frozen and brought back to life ten years later. However, when he’s brought back, he’s brought back without his soul. At the time of its broadcast, Chiller was riding the wave of success fostered by Craven’s A Nightmare on Elm Street the year before. Michael Beck from The Warriors stars as the re-animated man, and the cast also includes Paul Sorvino and Jill Schoelen. You can find Chiller here at Movie Zoot.
Galaxy of Terror
With the passing of Erin Moran this past weekend, now is a good time to revisit her work in 1981’s Galaxy of Terror. Almost as big of an Alien imposter as this year’s Life, Galaxy of Terror is about a group of astronauts that is sent to a faraway world to rescue a crew that has gone missing. Once there, they find themselves being stalked and picked off one-by-one by some alien force. Moran plays an empathetic psychic, and she is joined in the cast by Robert Englund, Sid Haig, Grace Zabriskie, Zalman King, and Ray Walston, and the whole shebang was produced by Roger Corman. Catch Galaxy of Terror here at YouTube.