Hey Tightwads, are you ready for more free movies? We hope so, because ready or not, it’s Tuesday, so here they come!
Just in case you’ve been living in a cave for the last decade, Paranormal Activity is a terrifying film about a couple who is tormented by a demonic presence in their home. The movie was made in 2007 (although it didn’t find its way into theaters until 2009), and it single-handedly gave credibility back to the found-footage genre of filmmaking – it’s basically The Blair Witch Project for the new millennium. It also essentially put Blumhouse Productions on the map, so it directly led to the making of many of today’s best and brightest horror films, including (but not limited to) a successfully string of PA sequels. If you haven’t seen Paranormal Activity, you should, and if you have seen it, you should revisit it. You can do whichever is applicable to you right here at Popcornflix.
Zombie Island Massacre
Zombie Island Massacre is a typical story of a group of tourists who becomes stranded on a Caribbean island that happens to be overrun by voodoo zombies. This 1984 girls-and-gore fest has a stereotypical and trite storyline, but it’s a Troma production, so what did you expect? Despite its predictability, it’s still entertaining – in a Troma sort of way, that is. Bonus points for having a Harry Manfredini score. If you’re in the mood for some zombie parody fun, you can find Zombie Island Massacre right here at Viewster.
Slash is a 2002 straight-to-video flick about a rock band – of course, called Slash – whose singer’s aunt dies and the band takes an unexpected detour in their tour bus to attend the funeral. Once there, the band is stalked by a maniacal killer. As a slasher, Slash is a bit flat, but as a rock and roll movie, it’s pretty good – the soundtrack rocks kinda hard. It’s good for a few scares and a few more laughs. And, for some weird reason, Steve Railsback stars as the singer’s dad. You can watch – and hear – Slash here on Hulu.
I Was a Teenage Frankenstein
Sandwiched in between I Was a Teenage Werewolf and How to Make a Monster, I Was a Teenage Frankenstein is a 1957 retelling of the Frankenstein tale, with a college professor as the mad scientist, and his monster constructed from parts of dead student athletes. The second of a loose trilogy of movies that functions more as a set of companion pieces rather than sequels, I Was a Teenage Frankenstein doesn’t live up to its title quite as well as I Was a Teenage Werewolf, but it’s got its moments and it’s still a fun watch. It’s also got a gimmick; it’s shot in black & white, but the very end of the very last scene shifts to color at a perfect moment. See it for yourself here at DailyMotion.
Pathology is a 2008 thriller about a group of medical students who challenge each other to pull off the perfect murder, using their med school knowledge and skills to cover their tracks. It’s a pretty morbid little mystery, with plenty of twists and turns throughout. It also boasts a hip, young, good looking cast that includes Alyssa Milano, Keir O’Donnell, Lauren Lee Smith, Johnny Whitworth, Milo Ventimiglia, Michael Weston, and Mei Melancon. The not-so-young (but still good looking) Larry Drake is in it, too. Check out Pathology right here on YouTube.