Hey Tightwads! It’s Thanksgiving week, and that means giving thanks for…whatever you’re thankful for. Which could be this batch of free movies…
There isn’t much to say about Thankskilling that can’t be summed up by its tagline: Gobble, Gobble, [email protected]#%er! The movie is about a killer turkey, appropriately named Turkie, who murders a bunch of college kids over Thanksgiving break.
If you’re looking for a serious horror film, keep looking; this 2009 flick is as ludicrous as movies come. Thankskilling really does need to be seen to be believed, though. And you can see it here at Vudu.
And if you haven’t had enough Turkie…Thankskilling 3 is the 2012 sequel to Thankskilling. Don’t look for a Thankskilling 2, it doesn’t exist. It’s explained better in the movie, but basically Thankskilling 3 is Turkie trying to track down the last remaining copy of Thankskilling 2.
This movie is even stranger that its predecessor, but the poster does promise “boobs in the first second,” so you know that it’s every bit as exploitative. Thankskilling 3 was crowdfunded, and it’s considered to be the most successful Kickstarter horror movie of all time (so far), raising over $100,000 for production from fans of the first movie. See what the fuss is all about here, also on Vudu.
The Thing is about an Antarctic research station that comes across a shape-shifting alien. Of course, the alien takes the form of anyone and everyone it can as it takes over the site.
This is the 2011 version of The Thing, so it functions as both a prequel and a remake of John Carpenter’s 1982 masterpiece. Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Joel Edgerton lead the cast. See this incarnation of The Thing here at TubiTV.
A Boy and His Dog
A Boy and His Dog is a 1975 post-apocalyptic movie about, well, a boy and his dog. The boy and dog communicate telepathically and make their way through the nuclear-war ravaged world until they find an underground society that seems to be thriving. However, the citizens have impure motivations for keeping the boy around.
Based on a book by Harlan Ellison, A Boy and His Dog is more sci-fi than horror, but it’s still worth a watch. The dog is cute, and the boy is played by Don “Sonny Crockett” Johnson. You can find A Boy and His Dog here at Crackle.
Not to be confused with the 2018 comedy of the same name, Tag is a 2015 Japanese film about a schoolgirl whose friends and acquaintances all seem to suffer horribly gruesome fates. And they suffer them over and over again, with the girl stuck in a weird loop of brutality that resets every so often.
Tag is a wild movie. Wild and weird. It’s not going to be for everyone, but everyone should at least watch the first 20 minutes or so. They’re worth the price of admission alone. You can watch those 20 minutes – and the rest – of Tag here at TubiTV.
Want more free movies? Check out previous Tightwad Terror Tuesdays right here.
Feature image courtesy Chris Fischer.