Tightwad Terror Tuesday – Free Movies for 3-8-22
What’s up, Tightwads! Ready for another round of free movies? Let’s do it!
Final Destination is a classic 2000 movie about a group of high school kids that escapes death when one of them has a premonition and they all get off of a plane that crashes. They quickly learn that death doesn’t like to be cheated, and they begin to die in mysterious and inexplicable ways.
The Final Destination movies have become horror staples. They’re all pretty much the same plot, but the ways in which the victims die are legendarily creative. The whole series should be considered essential viewing, so if you haven’t indulged yet, what are you waiting for? You can start with the first Final Destination right here at TubiTV.
Let the Right One In
Let the Right One In is a 2008 Swedish movie about a young boy who meets a peculiar girl who happens to be a vampire. She teaches him to fight back against his bullies, but there may be an ulterior motive to her tutelage. Hint: she’s a freaking vampire.
This modern classic was remade a couple of years later in English, but this is the original, creepy foreign language version. As far as vampire movies go, it’s solid. It sticks to the overall mythology, while still being revisionist enough to keep interesting. If you’re not tired of vampires, have a look at Let the Right One In here at Vudu.
Stephen King’s It
With the phenomenal success of the recent IT reboot, it may be time to catch up with (or revisit) this original 1990 television mini-series. Just like the updated one, Stephen King’s It is about a group of kids who are haunted by an evil shape-shifting clown called Pennywise.
The kids in this adaptation aren’t as likeable as their modern counterparts, but Tim Curry is an absolutely terrifying vision of Pennywise. And like the modern version, the original Stephen King’s It is divided into two parts. But you can find them both crammed together here at TubiTV.
Ms .45 is about a mute seamstress in New York City who is raped, not once, but twice. She fights back against her second assailant…and continues her fight after she loses her grip on reality by shooting men all over the streets of Manhattan.
This stylish 1981 exploitation movie is the epitome of a revenge thriller, and doesn’t pretend to be much else. Zoë Lund stars in the lead role, and director Abel Ferrara curiously plays the woman’s first attacker. Check out Ms .45 here at KinoCult.
Army of Frankensteins
Army of Frankensteins is about a young man who is abducted and subjected to terrible medical experiments which hope to re-animate a corpse. Instead, the procedure rips a whole in the space-time continuum and sends the guy back to the Civil War where he finds an entire army made up of Frankenstein’s monsters (so it’s not just a clever name).
This 2013 indie schlockfest is pretty silly in a SyFy original movie/Asylum productions kind of way, but that’s par for the course with modern low budget horror. Have some fun with Army of Frankensteins here at Crackle.
Want more free movies? Check out previous Tightwad Terror Tuesdays right here.
Feature image courtesy Chris Fischer.
‘King On Screen’ Trailer – A New Stephen King Documentary, Coming Soon
Today the official trailer has been released for a new documentary, King on Screen, that Dark Star Pictures has acquired the North American rights.
Over the years, Stephen King has gained recognition as an immensely popular and prolific author known for his mastery of horror, supernatural, and suspense. His writing style is often characterized by vivid descriptions and compelling characters, and he just has an overall knack for building that suspense that we’ve all come to enjoy.
King has the ability to create a sense of unease and terror in everyday settings; this has become quite a hallmark for the author. The dark side of human nature and how people treat each other is another trademark King often delivers within his characters.
The Synopsis: 1976; Brian de Palma directs Carrie, the first novel by Stephen King. Since then, more than 50 directors have adapted the master of horror’s books into more than 80 films and series, making him the most adapted author alive in the world. What’s so fascinating about him that filmmakers cannot stop adapting his works? KING ON SCREEN reunites the filmmakers that have adapted Stephen King’s books for cinema and TV, including Frank Darabont (Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, The Walking Dead), Tom Holland (The Langoliers, Chucky), Mick Garris (The Stand, Sleepwalkers) and Taylor Hackford (Dolores Claiborne, Ray). It is a movie made for the fans and with the fans, led by an international ambition.
Interviews also include Tim Curry, James Can, Dee Wallace, Mark L. Lester, Mike Flanagan, Vincenzo Natali, and Greg Nicotero. Directed by Daphné Baiwir
The documentary will be in select theaters on August 11, 2023, and On Demand and Blu-Ray on September 8, 2023.
A New Supernatural Thriller – ‘Hell Hath No Fury’ Is In The Works
A new supernatural thriller, Hell Hath No Fury, is currently in the works. (not to be confused with the 2021 film with the same title). Miles Crawford (Babylon), Sharlene Rädlein (Spinning Out of Control), Brooke Butler (Ozark), Jamie Zevallos (The Skulleton), and Lorenzo Antonucci (Paradise City) have signed on to the Karbis Sarafyan and Andrew Pearce-produced thriller film.
Written by Dennis Wilder and directed by Rustam Vakilov, Hell Hath No Fury follows Aidan (Crawford), an agnostic psychiatrist who runs a residential facility while grieving the loss of his newborn child with his wife. When one of his patients is brutally murdered just as a beautiful new employee comes into his life, he tries to balance saving his marriage with preventing the facility from closing. As the story progresses, Aidan must confront his own lack of faith as he realizes that these frightening new circumstances are anything but natural.
“The plot features a thrilling mix of psychological drama, horror, and supernatural elements that will keep viewers on the edge of their seats,” said producer Sarafyan. “It is a stroy about grief, faith, and the power of the human spirit to overcome even the most challenigng obstacles.”
Not much more is known about this new thriller. Check out the cast’s photos below, and check back with iHorror.com for more information on Hell Hath No Fury.
5 New Horror Movies You Can Stream Starting This Week
I am old enough to remember when after a new horror movie’s theatrical release, you would have to wait six months before you could find it at the local video store. That’s if it was even released in the area where you lived.
Some movies were viewed once and lost into the void forever. They were very dark times. Fortunately for us, streaming services have cut that wait down to a fraction of the time. This week we have some big hitters coming to VOD, so let’s jump right in.
Nicolas Cage (The Wicker Man) is really hard to put a label on. He has been in so many terrific films, while also ruining one of the greatest folk horror films ever made. For better or worse, his over-the-top acting has placed him in a special place in the hearts of many.
In this iteration of Dracula, he is joined by Nicholas Hoult (Warm Bodies), and Awkwafina (The Little Mermaid). Renfield looks to be a more lighthearted take on the classic Bram Stoker tale. We can only hope that the awkward lovable style of Hoult mingles well with the zaniness that Cage is known for. Renfield will be streaming on Peacock June 9th.
Tony Todd (Candy Man) is one of horror’s greatest living icons. The man has a way of making evil sexy in an unmatched way. Joining Tony in this period piece is the marvelous Sheri Davis (The Amityville Moon).
This one feels fairly cut and dry. We get some old-timey racism which leads to a curse that haunts the land to this day. Mix in some voodoo for good measure and we have ourselves a horror movie. If you want an older feel to your new horror movie, this one’s for you. Devilreaux will be released to video on demand services on June 9th.
The Angry Black Girl and Her Monster
I have discussed my excitement over this film once before. Not only do we get a modern retelling of Dracula this week. We also get to look at Frankenstein’s monster through a new lens. It’s going to be a good week for classic literature fans.
This film has an amazing cast behind it. We get performances from Denzel Whitaker (The Great Debaters), Laya DeLeon Hayes (God of War: Ragnarök), and Chad L. Coleman (The Walking Dead). If creature features are more your thing, this is the film to watch this week.
The Angry Black Girl and Her Monster will hit video on demand services on June 9th.
If you aren’t already subscribed to Shudder, now is the time to try out a free trial. The Shudder originals can often be hit or miss. But they normally include some of the standout horror films of the year.
Brooklyn 45 looks like it is going to be one of the good ones. Already receiving massive praise before its release, the hype on this one has me excited. Starring Anne Ramsey (The Taking of Deborah Logan), Ron Rains (Teacher), and Jeremy Holm (Mr. Robot). Brooklyn 45 is my most anticipated new horror film this week. Brooklyn 45 will hit shudder June 9th.
She Came from the Woods
Tubi has been playing its hand at making its own horror films for a while now. Up until this point they have been less than stellar. But after seeing the trailer for She Came from the Woods, I have hope that’s all about to change.
This film isn’t giving us anything new, it’s an old camp legend gone awry. But what it is giving us is William Sadler (Tales from the Crypt) right back where he belongs. Fighting ghosts with a shotgun and loving every minute of it. If you are looking for a new horror movie that is easy to digest, this is the one for you. She Came from the Woods will hit Tubi June 10th.