Greetings, Tightwads! Are you ready for another batch of free movies from Tightwad Terror Tuesday and iHorror? Well, ready or not, here they come…
Frailty is about a man who takes his two young sons under his wing and teaches them to hunt down and destroy “demons” in human form. The narrative is told as a flashback/confession by one of the boys who, now grown, realizes that what his father was encouraging them to do was murder. This creepy-crawly 2001 flick was directed by the late great Bill Paxton, who also plays the deranged father. In addition, it stars a pre-McConaissance Matthew McConaughey, as well as Powers Boothe (another recent R.I.P.), Matt O’Leary, and Jeremy Sumpter. Check out Frailty right here at TubiTV.
F/X is a 1986 movie about a Hollywood special effects artist who is hired by the government to fake an assassination so that the subject can enter the witness protection plan. Unfortunately, the plan is not quite that simple, so the artists ends up having to use his skills for his own survival. F/X falls into that movies-about-making-movies subgenre, so if that’s your bag, this is a must-see. Bryan Brown stars as the effects man, Cliff De Young portrays the agent who hires him, and Brian Dennehy plays a New York cop who figures out the fake assassination plan. Catch F/X here at Vudu, and if you still want more, the sequel, F/X2, is also at Vudu right here.
Mongolian Death Worm
Just as one could probably guess by the title, Mongolian Death Worm is about a tribe of giant worms that is awakened by an oil drilling rig in the Mongolian desert. Of course, they have a taste for human flesh. This 2010 made-for-TV movie is essentially a Tremors clone, and although it’s not nearly as much fun as Tremors, it still has that extra cheese factor that makes it one of those so-bad-it’s good deals. It also stars Sean Patrick Flanery and Victoria Pratt. Of course, it’s a SyFy original movie. Have a look at Mongolian Death Worm right here at Popcornflix.
Irreversible is about a pair of young men who go on a rampage to avenge a young woman (the current girlfriend of one and the ex of the other) who is the victim of a brutal attack. This 2002 Gaspar Noé film is tough for a few reasons. First, it’s in French, Spanish, and Italian with English subtitles. Second, it is presented in reverse chronological order, starting at the end, and while it makes sense for the timeline to play out this way, it can get a bit confusing. Third – and most importantly – the brutal attack is presented in unflinching detail as a seemingly never-ending single take, so there is definitely a sexual assault trigger warning with this one. Irreversible is a very powerful and well-made movie, if you can get past all of the violence. And this is not just chainsaw and butcher knife violence, this is real life. You’ve been warned. If you’re still in, you can find Irreversible here at TubiTV.
Scream of the Wolf
If you need a palette cleanser after Irreversible, the 1974 TV movie Scream of the Wolf just might do the trick. It’s about an adventurer who is tasked with hunting down a wolf that has been killing local townspeople. Of course, the man soon begins to suspect that it is not a wolf, but a werewolf, that is behind the attacks. Scream of the Wolf was directed by Dan Curtis, and stars Peter Graves as the hunter and Clint Walker as his assistant/buddy. It’s everything that one can expect from a seventies television movie about a werewolf, so if that’s what turns you on, you can see Scream of the Wolf right here at DailyMotion.
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