Happy New Year, Tightwads! If one of your New Year’s resolutions was to watch more horror, you’re in luck! We’ve got another batch of free movies for you!
As if you didn’t know, Phantasm is about a teenage boy who discovers that sinister things are afoot at his local morgue. The mortician, a being known only as The Tall Man (played by Angus Scrimm in a star-making performance), has been doing weird things with the bodies, and has an army of slaves and deadly flying spheres that will protect him from those who try and stop him.
This 1979 Don Coscarelli joint is an absolute classic. Like, a bona-fide classic. As in if you haven’t seen it, what are you waiting for? Catch up with Phantasm here at Vudu.
A Nightmare on Elm Street
A while back, Tightwad Terror Tuesday pointed you towards the masterpiece original A Nightmare on Elm Street and several of its sequels. This week, we’re taking it to the other extreme; this is the 2010 remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street. The story, about a serial killer who stalks children in their dreams, is the same. This version just has more pedophilia. So, yeah, ANoES with a trigger warning.
Honestly, this remake is almost offensive in how bad it is. It’s really just a testament to how good the original is. Jackie Earle Haley plays Freddy Krueger, but he’s no Robert Englund. Rooney Mara plays Nancy, but she’s no Heather Langenkamp (at least not here). This movie does have its fans, so if you’re one of them, or if you’ve never seen it and would like to make your own decision, you can find A Nightmare on Elm Street here at TubiTV.
Lyle is another one that may need a trigger warning. It’s about a young pregnant woman whose toddler dies right after they move into a new apartment. As she struggles to come to terms with her child’s death, she discovers terrifying and unsettling things about her new home and her child’s death – things that may affect the child she is still carrying.
This 2014 movie is a slow burner, but at 65 minutes, it’s short enough for that fact to not be a problem, and it unfolds deliberately in a Rosemary’s Baby kind of a way. Gaby Hoffmann from Uncle Buck and Now and Then plays the lead role, but this is unlike anything she’s ever done – this is not the child star of the nineties. Lyle is right here waiting for you at Peacock.
Where the Day Takes You
Where the Day Takes You is a 1992 crime drama about a group of homeless kids living on the streets of Los Angeles. As much as they try to keep their noses clean, they find themselves embroiled in a web of drugs, street hustling, and murder.
Where the Day Takes You isn’t much of a horror movie, but its stark and realistic depiction of life on the streets is plenty disturbing. The cast is a who’s who of nineties familiar faces, including Dermot Mulroney, Lara Flynn Boyle, Sean Aston, Balthazar Getty, James Le Gros, Will Smith, Ricki Lake, Kyle MacLachlan, Nancy McKeon, Alyssa Milano, David Arquette, Adam Baldwin, and Christian Slater. Find out Where the Day Takes You here at Crackle.
After the runaway box office success of Star Wars, studios everywhere were scrambling to make their own space operas. Made in 1978, just one short year after Star Wars, Star Crash is one of these clones. It’s about a smuggler and her alien sidekick who are enlisted to rescue the son of the Emperor of the Galaxy from an evil kidnapper. Sounds familiar, doesn’t it?
Although it is an obvious ripoff, Star Crash does have a fairly accomplished cast, including Christopher Plummer, Caroline Munro, David Hasselhoff, and Joe Spinell. Between that and the schlock value, Star Crash is more than worth a look. You can have that look right here at Vudu.
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Feature image courtesy Chris Fischer.
‘Wednesday” Comes To Netflix November 23rd
Most of us originally thought that the new Wednesday series would premiere in October. It would certainly fit in perfectly with the spooky season. However, when we didn’t see the series starring Jenna Ortega on the Netflix and Chills list we knew we would have to wait a bit longer.
We have received official word that the much anticipated Tim Burton series will be released on Netflix Thanksgiving weekend. The date was shared along with a new poster that you can see below.
Watch Wednesday On Netflix Starting November 23, 2022
The synopsis for Wednesday goes like this:
The series is a sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery charting Wednesday Addams’ years as a student at Nevermore Academy, where she attempts to master her emerging psychic ability, thwart a monstrous killing spree that has terrorized the local town, and solve the murder mystery that embroiled her parents 25 years ago — all while navigating her new and very tangled relationships at Nevermore.
Go deeper into the Wednesday character with Jenna Ortega and Tim Burton in this featurette.
‘Sinphony’ Trailer Reveals a New Terrifying Anthology Experience
Sinphony: A Clubhouse Horror Anthology offers up nine new tales of horror all packed in a tense set. The stories range from a witch trying to protect her kids from a killer to mold spores that make you ravenous if inhaled.
The synopsis for Sinphony: A Clubhouse Horror Anthology goes like this:
Conceived and curated entirely on the popular, audio-based social media platform Clubhouse and produced by Screen Anthology, SINPHONY: A Clubhouse Horror Anthology features a group of international filmmakers each exploring a character dealing with tragedy caused by a supernatural entity.
The directors contributing segments to the film include a new who’s who of horror: Haley Bishop, Jason Ragosta, Sebastien Bazile & Michael Galvan, Mark Pritchard, Kimberley Elizabeth, Jason Wilkinson, Nichole Carlson, Steven Keller and Wes Driver.
SINPHONY’s shocking stories include: an innkeeper’s growing concern about his secretive new guests; a contractor who inhales mold spores that lead to murder; a couple confronting the fact that one of them is a ghost; a witch protecting her child from a killer; a dance craze that has dire consequences, and much more.
Sinphony’s directors include Jason Ragosta, Steven Keller, Haley Bishop, Wes Driver, Mark Pritchard, Kimberley Elizabeth, Jason Wilkinson, Nicole Carlson, Michael Galvan & Sebastien Bazile.
Sinphony arrives in theaters, on digital and in theaters beginning October 21.
Keanu Reeves Will Return As ‘Constantine’ in Sequel Directed by Francis Lawrence
Keanu Reeves will finally return as John Constantine in a film directed by Francis Lawrence once again. Deadline reports that the new film has been given the greenlight. The first film came out back in 2005 and introduced a very different version of DC’s Hellblazer John Constantine.
The Constantine sequel will be directed by Lawrence and produced by Bad Robot with JJ Abrams and Hannah Minghella. Plus, Akiva Goldsmith is set to write.
Over the years since the release of 2005’s Constantine, Matt Ryan played a very authentic version of the blonde, British demonologist for a shortlived NBC series. Ryan has also given the character voice in animated films as well as portrayed the character in spinoffs to other DC worlds such as Legends of Tomorrow.
The synopsis for Constantine went like this:
As a suicide survivor, demon hunter John Constantine (Keanu Reeves) has literally been to hell and back — and he knows that when he dies, he’s got a one-way ticket to Satan’s realm unless he can earn enough goodwill to climb God’s stairway to heaven. While helping policewoman Angela Dodson (Rachel Weisz) investigate her identical twin’s apparent suicide, Constantine becomes caught up in a supernatural plot involving both demonic and angelic forces. Based on the DC/Vertigo “Hellblazer” comics.
Over the years we have heard buzz about a possible Constantine sequel several times, with no actual flame behind the sparks. So, it is definitely exciting to see the film actually moving forward.
Stay tuned for more Keanu Constantine details.