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Tightwad Terror Tuesday – Free Movies for 1-4-22

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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!

 

Tightwad Terror Tuesday – Free Movies for 1-4-22

Phantasm (1979), courtesy AVCO Embassy Pictures.

Phantasm

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.

 

Tightwad Terror Tuesday – Free Movies for 1-4-22

A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010), courtesy New Line Cinema.

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.

 

Tightwad Terror Tuesday – Free Movies for 1-4-22

Lyle (2014), courtesy Breaking Glass Pictures.

Lyle

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.

 

Tightwad Terror Tuesday – Free Movies for 1-4-22

Where the Day Takes You (1992), courtesy New Line Cinema.

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.

 

Star Crash (1978), courtesy New World Pictures.

Star Crash

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.

 

Want more free movies?  Check out previous Tightwad Terror Tuesdays right here.

 

Feature image courtesy Chris Fischer.

 

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Ernie Hudson To Star In ‘Oswald: Down The Rabbit Hole’

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This is some exciting news! Ernie Hudson (Ghostbusters 1984, The Crow 1994) is set to star in the upcoming horror film titled Oswald: Down The Rabbit Hole. Hudson is set to play the character Oswald Jebediah Coleman who is a brilliant animator that is locked away in a terrifying magical prison. No release date has been announced yet. Check out the announcement trailer and more about the film below.

ANNOUNCEMENT TRAILER FOR OSWALD: DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE

The film follows the story of “Art and some of his closest friends as they help track down his long-lost family lineage. When they find and explore his Great-Grandpa Oswald’s abandoned home, they encounter a magical TV that teleports them to a place lost in time, shrouded by dark Hollywood Magic. The group finds that they are not alone when they discover Oswald’s come-to-life cartoon Rabbit, a dark entity that decides their souls are it’s for the taking. Art and his friends must work together to escape their magical prison before the Rabbit gets to them first.”

First Look Image at Oswald: Down the Rabbit Hole

Ernie Hudson stated that “I am excited to work with everyone on this production. It’s an incredibly creative and smart project.”

Director Stewart also added “I had a very specific vision for Oswald’s character and knew I wanted Ernie for this role from the start, as I’ve always admired iconic cinematic legacy. Ernie is going to bring Oswald’s unique and vengeful spirit to life in the best way possible.”

First Look Image at Oswald: Down the Rabbit Hole

Lilton Stewart III and Lucinda Bruce are teaming up to write and direct the film. It stars actors Ernie Hudson (Ghostbusters 1984, The Crow 1994), Topher Hall (Single Drunk Female 2022), and Yasha Rayzberg (A Rainbow in the Dark 2021). Mana Animation Studio is helping produce the animation, Tandem Post House for post-production, and VFX supervisor Bob Homami is also helping. The budget for the film currently sits at $4.5M.

Official Teaser Poster for Oswald: Down the Rabbit Hole

This is one of many classic childhood stories that are being turned into horror films. This list includes Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey 2, Bambi: The Reckoning, Mickey’s Mouse Trap, The Return of Steamboat Willie, and many more. Are you more interested in the film now that Ernie Hudson is attached to star in it? Let us know in the comments below.

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Blumhouse & Lionsgate to Create New ‘The Blair Witch Project’

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Blumhouse hasn’t necessarily been batting a thousand lately. Their recent films Imaginary and Night Swim weren’t as well-received as they wanted. But that all might change in the near future because Bloody Disgusting is reporting that Blumhouse and Lionsgate are collaborating on a new Blair Witch Project….project.

The horror publication got the scoop fresh from CinemaCon today. The event takes place in Las Vegas and is the largest gathering of global theater owners in the country.

The Blair Witch Project – Movie Trailer

Chair of Lionsgate’s movie division, Adam Fogelson, made the announcement on Wednesday. It is part of a planned slate of movies to be remade taken from Lionsgate’s oeuvre.

“I have been incredibly fortunate to work with Jason many times over the years. We forged a strong relationship on ‘The Purge’ when I was at Universal, and we launched STX with his film ‘The Gift’. There is no one better at this genre than the team at Blumhouse,” said Fogelson. “We are thrilled to kick this partnership off with a new vision for Blair Witch that will reintroduce this horror classic for a new generation. We couldn’t be more pleased to be working with them on this and other projects we look forward to revealing soon.”

the Blair Witch Project
The Blair Witch Project

Blum added: “I’m very grateful to Adam and the team at Lionsgate for letting us play in their sandbox. I’m a huge admirer of ‘The Blair Witch Project’, which brought the idea of found footage horror to mainstream audiences and became a true cultural phenomenon. I don’t think there would have been a ‘Paranormal Activity’ had there not first been a Blair Witch, so this feels like a truly special opportunity and I’m excited to see where it leads.”

There were no details given as to whether the project will expand on the Blair Witch universe or reboot it entirely, but we will keep you posted as the story develops.

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Sam Raimi Produced Horror Film ‘Don’t Move’ Is Headed To Netflix

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Sam Raimi 'Don't Move'

This is unexpected news but a welcome one. A new horror film produced by Sam Raimi titled Don’t Move is headed to Netflix. The streaming company just bought the worldwide rights to the film to be released on their platform. No release date has been given for when the film will start streaming. Check out more about the film below.

The film synopsis states “It follows a seasoned serial killer who injects a grieving woman with a paralytic agent while the two of them are isolated deep in the forest. As the agent gradually takes over her body, she must run, hide, and fight for her life before her entire nervous system shuts down.”

Kelsey Asbille, Finn Wittrock

The movie is being directed by duo directors Brian Netto and Adam Schindler. They are known for the films Delivery: The Beast Within (2013) and Sundown (2022). The story is written by David White and T.J. Cimfel. It stars actors Kelsey Asbille, Finn Wittrock, and Daniel Francis. It is rated R for some strong violence and language.

Sam Raimi is known in the horror world for classics including the “Evil Dead” franchise, “Drag Me to Hell“, and many more. He was an Executive Producer for the most recent addition to the “Evil Dead” franchise titled “Evil Dead Rise“. Are you excited about this new horror film? Let us know in the comments below.

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