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Tightwad Terror Tuesday - the best free movies on the web. Feature Image by Chris Fischer.

Hey Tightwads!  It’s Tuesday again, and you know what that means.  Here’s this week batch of free movies, from the internet to your eyeholes.

 

Tightwad Terror Tuesday for 6-12-18 – The Best Free Movies on the Web
Child’s Play (1988), courtesy United Artists.

Child’s Play

A while back, Tightwad Terror Tuesday faked you out by featuring the 1972 Sidney Lumet movie Child’s Play.  But this week, we’ve got the real deal.  Child’s Play is the 1988 classic about a ruthless criminal who transfers his soul into a toy doll named Chucky.  When Chucky is given as a birthday gift to a young boy, the evil soul is able to wreak havoc upon the world from within the safe confines of his possessed toy body.

Directed by Tom Holland and written by Don Mancini, Child’s Play has become a cult classic, and thanks to a seemingly endless string of sequels, Chucky has become just as recognizable of a slasher villain as his counterparts Freddy, Jason, and Michael.  This one is a must see, so if you haven’t, or if you just want to revisit it, you can find Child’s Play right here at Vudu.

 

Tightwad Terror Tuesday for 6-12-18 – The Best Free Movies on the Web
Preservation (2014), courtesy The Orchard.

Preservation

Preservation is about a trio of hikers who wander into a forest preserve for a bit of hunting and camping.  Once there, they realize that they are not the only ones in the woods; they are being hunted themselves in a dangerous game of cat and mouse.

This 2014 survival thriller seems on the surface to be just a simple barrage of horror tropes.  Upon deeper inspection, however, it explores psychological and emotional problems as well as the traumatic paranoia of being targeted for unknown reasons by an unseen foe.  No big, flashy names in this one, just a concise story told in a confined location.  Check out Preservation here at Kanopy.

 

Tightwad Terror Tuesday for 6-12-18 – The Best Free Movies on the Web
Vampire in Brooklyn (1995), courtesy Paramount Pictures.

Vampire in Brooklyn

Vampire in Brooklyn is about a vampire who, as the last survivor of his tribe, travels to Brooklyn in search of a woman whom he believes is a half vampire.  Half is good enough to carry on the vampire bloodline, so in order to avoid extinction, the vampire in Brooklyn must mate with his prey.

Made in 1995, this horror comedy is an obvious vehicle for the comic talents of Eddie Murphy, who not only stars in it, but co-wrote the screenplay.  To gain some horror cred, Murphy got the inimitable Wes Craven to direct, but Vampire in Brooklyn is a puzzling misfire for the master filmmaker.  Angela Bassett’s presence as the half-vampire only confuses more.  Sort out Vampire in Brooklyn here at TubiTV.

 

Tightwad Terror Tuesday for 6-12-18 – The Best Free Movies on the Web
The Shadow Man (2017), courtesy Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

The Shadow Man

Also known as The Man in the Shadows, The Shadow Man is a 2017 movie about a photographer who is plagued by the appearance of a Shadow Man, or, as she refers to him, a Hat Man (he wears a fedora).  At first, she thinks it’s all in her head, but when she meets other people who are being followed by the same entity, she realizes differently.

This 2017 low budget flick is part Slender Man mythology and part Rodney Asher’s The Nightmare.  It’s a fun watch, albeit a disposable one.  Catch a glimpse of The Shadow Man right here at Crackle.

 

Tightwad Terror Tuesday for 6-12-18 – The Best Free Movies on the Web
Crocodile (1979), courtesy Herman Cohen Productions.

Crocodile

Just as the title might suggest, Crocodile is a movie about a giant crocodile that preys upon people who live near the river that it calls home.  Two men who have both lost family members to the creature decide to hunt it down and kill it once and for all.

Known in its native Thailand as Chorakhe, Crocodile at first seems like an Asylum-esque ripoff of Alligator.  While true that Crocodile did not see release in America until 1981, it was made in 1979, the year before Alligator was released.  Seeing as how both films were made in different parts of the world, the creature feature reptile motif was probably just a case of spontaneous inspiration.  Both are basically Jaws clones, anyway.  Have a look at Crocodile here at Popcornflix.

 

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

 

Feature image courtesy Chris Fischer.

 

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