Hey Tightwads, it’s your favorite day of the week! Tightwad Terror Tuesday is here with a fresh batch of free movies, so point, click, and watch…
The Silence of the Lambs
This first entry really needs no introduction, but here’s one anyway; The Silence of the Lambs is about an FBI trainee named Clarice Starling who is sent into a hospital for the criminally insane to interview notorious cannibal killer Hannibal Lecter in order to gain insights that may help catch another serial killer who has been nicknamed Buffalo Bill. Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins light up the screen as Starling and Lecter in this 1991 big-five Oscar-sweeper that was directed by the late great Jonathan Demme. The Silence of the Lambs really is essential viewing, so if you’ve somehow missed it, or if it’s just time for a rewatch, you can find it here at Vudu.
The Running Man
The Running Man is a 1987 movie adapted from a Stephen King novel (written as Richard Bachman) about a futuristic dystopia where the most popular television show pits convicted criminals against rock star assassins in a run-for-your-life type of event. A policeman who refuses to fire his weapon upon a peaceful crowd is framed and tossed into the reality show gauntlet. The Running Man stars Arnold Schwarzenegger as the titular running man (because of course it does) and Richard Dawson as the game show host (because, again, of course it does). Also features appearances by Maria Conchita Alonso, Jesse “The Body” Ventura, Yaphet Kotto, Jim Brown, Mick Fleetwood, and Dweezil Zappa. Catch up with The Running Man right here at TubiTV.
Sometimes They Come Back
Speaking of Stephen King adaptations…Sometimes They Come Back is a 1991 TV movie based upon the King short story of the same name about a man who returns to his home town to take a teaching job. He begins to notice strangely familiar thugs showing up in his classes, ghostly boys that are connected to a tragedy from his past. Sometimes They Come Back is vintage Stephen King, spooky and otherworldly while still staying grounded in a comfortable small-town mentality. Check out Sometimes They Come Back here at Vudu.
The House of Seven Corpses
The House of Seven Corpses is about, well, a house that was the scene of seven murders. A film director uses the place as a location for a movie, and against all advice, he has his actors re-enact occult rituals in the house. Of course, things go badly for the hapless cast and crew. Part supernatural horror and part slasher flick, his 1974 offering is seventies schlock horror at its finest. Explore The House of Seven Corpses here at Snagfilms.
Lastly, we would be remiss to not acknowledge the passing of one of the Hollywood greats – Michael Parks died last week. The versatile and talented actor was a favorite muse of both Quentin Tarantino and Kevin Smith, but he also dipped his foot into low budget horror. In 1979, Parks was in The Evictors, a movie about a couple that moves into a rustic house in a strange little town – and immediately begins getting notes and letters telling them to leave. It all comes to a head when they discover they have a homicidal stalker lurking around their home. In addition to Parks, The Evictors also stars Jessica Harper and Vic Morrow, and was directed by the one and only Charles B. Pierce. See The Evictors here on YouTube.
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