Happy 4th of July! And what better way to celebrate freedom than by watching this batch of free movies, courtesy of iHorror and Tightwad Terror Tuesday…
You’re Next is about a family who gathers for an anniversary celebration and finds itself having to fight off a trio of murderous home invaders. Directed by Adam Wingard from a screenplay by his pal/partner Simon Barrett (who also plays one of the killers), this one is an effective siege movie that turns into a brilliant slasher, with a third act that is full of twists and turns. It also stars Barbara Crampton, Amy Seimetz, Joe Swanberg, AJ Bowen, Sharni Vinson, and Nicholas Tucci, with a short appearance from Larry Fessenden, and a slightly bigger one from Ti West, who basically plays himself. You’re Next was made in 2011, but got stuck in distribution hell so it didn’t get released until 2013. It was worth the wait, as it is one of the best movies of the last several years. Wait for it no more; you can see You’re Next right here at TubiTV.
AVP: Alien vs. Predator
AVP: Alien vs. Predator is pretty much what it sounds like: the Xenomorphs from the Alien franchise fight the titular creatures from the Predator series. Humans get caught up in the middle of it when they discover a Predator training temple full of Xenomorphs on an Antarctic island. This 2004 mashup was written and directed by Paul W.S. Anderson, and while it’s not as good as any of the movies from the original franchises, it’s still an entertaining way to kill an hour and forty minutes. Watch AVP: Alien vs. Predator right here at Crackle.
A few weeks ago, Tightwad Terror Tuesday brought you Jodorowsky’s Dune, a documentary about a movie that cult director Alejandro Jodorowsky’s didn’t get to make. This week, we bring you one that he did: Santa Sangre. Santa Sangre is a 1989 offering about a young man who grows up in the circus and is confined to a mental hospital after witnessing his father cut off his mother’s arms. He escapes the asylum and becomes his mother’s “arms,” killing for her as she has her revenge on those who have wronged her. Like all of Jodorowsky’s films, Santa Sangre is full of rich imagery and is highly stylized – a true arthouse slasher movie. Check out Santa Sangre here at Popcornflix.
Encounter with the Unknown
Encounter with the Unknown is a 1973 anthology movie featuring three stories that are supposedly based on actual events, but are really just rehashed urban legends – one about a woman who curses the boys responsible for her son’s death, another about a seemingly bottomless hole that opens up in the ground near a Missouri farm, and finally, a retelling of the old hitchhiking ghost motif. This is typical seventies anthology stuff, but the tales are narrated by Rod Serling, so Encounter with the Unknown has that going for it. Catch Encounter with the Unknown here at DailyMotion.
A while back, Tightwad Terror Tuesday brought you Troll 2, a movie that is widely considered to be the worst movie ever made. It may be doing things backwards, but now we’ve got Troll, its 1986 predecessor. Troll is about a, well, a troll who uses a magic ring to turn an apartment complex into a troll kingdom. A young boy (named Harry Potter of all things, and played by The NeverEnding Story’s Noah Hathaway) enlists the help of a good witch to save the day. Also stars Michael Moriarty, Shelley Hack, Sonny Bono, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and June Lockhart. It’s not nearly as bad as Troll 2, so if you’re up for it, you can find Troll right here at Vudu.
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