Are you ready for another week’s worth of free movies from iHorror? Well, ready or not, here they come!
Kind of like the anti-Twilight, Underworld is about a werewolf-hunting vampire who falls in love with a human who has just been bitten by a werewolf. This 2003 blockbuster is actually not as sappy as it sounds, and it’s got some decent action sequences, even if they’re a bit GCI-heavy. Underworld was a big enough box-office draw to spawn four sequels, so it did something right – or wrong, depending on how you look at it. It also stars the beautiful Kate Beckinsale, so that’s another reason to like it. See Underworld for yourself here at Crackle.
Straddling the line between unintentional comedy and realistic horror, The Hostage is about a young boy whose family is getting ready to move. He stows away on the moving van, not knowing that the movers are psychotic criminals. The story is split between the Home Alone-type antics of the kid with the kidnappers and the frantic search for the missing boy by his parents. Made in 1967, this film features an early performance by Harry Dean Stanton as one of the movers, as well as an appearance by John Carradine as a homeless red-herring. Check out The Hostage here on Hulu.
TerrorVision is a fantastically surreal movie about a family that gets a new satellite television system and soon begins receiving transmissions from outer space. The problem is that the transmissions are actually garbage from an alien planet, and the family soon has to deal with a big, ugly monster in their home. TerrorVision was made in 1986, and it looks every bit of it; it’s got a bright neon color palette, a killer practical puppet monster, and the requisite “punk rockers” that every eighties movie seemed to include. This cult classic was made by the dream team of producer Charles Band and director Ted Nicolaou. Beam TerrorVision to your computer right here on YouTube.
The Face at the Window
The Face at the Window is a creepy little 1939 movie about a serial killer who is stalking Paris in 1880. Since the only thing that investigators know about the killer is that a wolf-like howling is heard after each murder, rumors abound that the killer is a werewolf. Although it gets bogged down a bit by a bland-yet-necessary love story, The Face at the Window is better than many horror films that were made around the same time (with the obvious exception of the classic Universal horrors). This one gets bonus points for starring the aptly-named villainous British actor Tod Slaughter. See The Face at the Window here at DailyMotion.
Magic is an absolutely horrifying movie about a ventriloquist with multiple personalities who projects one of those personalities onto his dummy. This 1978 movie features stellar performances from Anthony Hopkins, Burgess Meredith, and Ann-Margret. It was also directed by Richard Attenborough from a script and novel by William Goldman with a score by Jerry Goldsmith – that’s a lot of Hollywood royalty right there. This one also had one of the freakiest trailers ever, and it was shown on broadcast television, so it scarred an entire generation of kids. If you’ve ever wanted to see Hannibal Lecter face off with The Penguin, go here and watch Magic on YouTube.