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Hey Tightwads!  Are you ready for another batch of free movies?  If the answer was anything but “yes,” try again!  Because here they come…

 

Tightwad Terror Tuesday for 5-15-18 – The Best Free Movies on the Web
Taxi Driver (1976), courtesy Columbia Pictures.

Taxi Driver

It’s fringe horror at best, but Taxi Driver is a cinematic masterpiece, and it’s disturbing enough to warrant an inclusion on this list.  This 1976 thriller is about a Vietnam War veteran who, suffering from insomnia and PTSD, spends his nights driving a cab and his days frequenting an adult movie theater.  His fragile mind believes that the world in general, and New York in particular, has turned into a cesspool of human waste.  In trying to save humanity from itself, he becomes obsessed with a presidential campaign worker and a teenage prostitute.

Taxi Driver is probably the most legendary of the many collaborations between director Martin Scorsese and actor Robert De Niro.  The classic was also written by Paul Schrader, and stars Cybill Shepherd as the campaign worker and a young Jodie Foster as the prostitute.  Check out Taxi Driver here at Vudu.

 

Tightwad Terror Tuesday for 5-15-18 – The Best Free Movies on the Web
Pet (2016), courtesy Orion Pictures.

Pet

Pet is about a creepy guy who stalks a high school acquaintance and abducts her, holding her captive in a cage below the animal shelter at which he works.  Unfortunately for him, his prisoner has changed a lot since high school, and she holds a few secrets of her own.

This 2016 sleeper is part The Silence of the Lambs-esque psychological horror and part Saw-like torture porn, and it holds plenty of twists and turns.  Dominic Monaghan stars as the shady stalker.  Catch Pet right here at Kanopy.

 

Tightwad Terror Tuesday for 5-15-18 – The Best Free Movies on the Web
Don’t Hang Up (2016), courtesy Vertical Entertainment.

Don’t Hang Up

Don’t Hang Up is about a group of young men that makes viral videos out of doing prank phone calls.  During one of their sessions, the tables are turned on them when they start getting horrifying prank calls themselves.

Made in 2016, Don’t Hang Up is derivative of other phone-in movies like When A Stranger Calls and Scream.  It’s not nearly as good as those other flicks, but it does its thing well.  Answer the call of Don’t Hang Up right here at TubiTV.

 

Tightwad Terror Tuesday for 5-15-18 – The Best Free Movies on the Web
Freaks of Nature (2015), courtesy Columbia Pictures.

Freaks of Nature

Freaks of Nature is about a town that falls victim to an alien invasion.  Previously, the town was home to a carefully balanced ecosystem of vampires, zombies, and humans, and now one of each has to team up and find a way to stop the alien apocalypse and restore order to their strange little burg.

This 2015 subgenre-bender is more comedy than horror, but that’s only because modern zombies and vampires aren’t scary anymore.  The cast for this one is first-rate, including such names as Mackenzie Davis, Denis Leary, Pat Healy, Keegan-Michael Key, Vanessa Hudgens, Bob Odenkirk, Patton Oswalt, Joan Cusack, and Rachael Harris.  Have a look at Freaks of Nature here at Crackle.

 

Tightwad Terror Tuesday for 5-15-18 – The Best Free Movies on the Web
Reverb (2008), courtesy Uncork’d Entertainment.

Reverb

Reverb is a 2008 movie about an aging rock star who is struggling to re-establish himself as a creative musical force.  While searching for a new sound, he ends up sampling a record that has a hidden subliminal voice on it, and mayhem ensues.

Just as one might expect from a rock and roll horror movie, the soundtrack is the big draw to Reverb, featuring tracks from Bloc Party, Prodigy, Jacknife Lee, and Teasing Lulu.  See…and hear…Reverb right here at Popcornflix.

 

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

 

Feature image courtesy Chris Fischer.

 

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