Your belly may be full from Thanksgiving, but your wallet’s empty heading into the holidays. No problem; you don’t need money to watch any of these free movies on the internet.
American Psycho is director Mary Harron’s 2000 adaptation of author Bret Easton Ellis’ crazy 1991 novel of the same name. Both the book and film are told from the point of view of Wall Street serial killer Patrick Bateman, played in the movie with tons of dark, sardonic humor by Christian Bale. Bale’s penchant for method acting is on full display here, and the audience is left to wonder if the insanity is part of the act, or if Bale really is certifiable. Honestly, American Psycho is essential viewing, so if you haven’t seen it, or just want to revisit it, goto Hulu and watch it now.
How do you follow up one of the most influential horror movies in cinematic history? That’s the question that was posed to The Texas Chain Saw Massacre director Tobe Hooper in 1977. His answer was to make Eaten Alive, a simple little story about a deranged lunatic killer who feeds his victims to his pet alligator. While Eaten Alive doesn’t have nearly the impact or staying power of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, it’s still a pretty fun film. It’s got a top-notch cast, too; the movie stars Mel Ferrer, Marilyn Burns, Carolyn Jones, William Finley, and a young Robert Englund. Check it out here at Viewster.
The Most Dangerous Game
The Most Dangerous Game is based on an award winning short story by writer Richard Connell about a man who gets shipwrecked on an island. The shipwreck is the least of the guy’s problems, however, as the island is owned by a psychopath who hunts people for sport. The Most Dangerous Game was made in 1932 at the same time as King Kong, using many of the same sets (as well as leading lady Fay Wray). The real fun in this one is watching the cat-and-mouse interplay between hero Joel McCrea and villain Leslie Banks. Watch The Most Dangerous Game right here at Snagfilms.
After the success of Saw, James Wan took a left turn and decided to focus more on supernatural and paranormal horror as opposed to bloody killing, and Insidious was the result. The 2010 movie is about a young comatose boy who is trapped between the real world and a dark realm called “The Further,” which is basically where the ghosts and demons live. Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne are both terrific as the worried parents, and Lin Shaye, Angus Sampson, and screenwriter Leigh Whannell make a great ghost hunting team. Insidious is creepy, atmospheric, and just plain freaky, and it opened the doors for not only more Insidious movies, but for Wan’s other big horror franchise, The Conjuring. Insidious can be viewed at Crackle.
In the years following Jaws, seemingly every little studio in Hollywood made a man vs. beast movie as a cash-grab, but 1976’s Grizzly stands up as one of the best. The movie is pretty much a beat-for-beat copy of Jaws, replacing the shark with a bear and the ocean with a forest – Grizzly’s poster even bragged that the bear had “the most dangerous Jaws in the land.” Directed by William Girdler (who also made Day of the Animals and The Manitou), Grizzly gets extra credit for using real bears in the scenes without actors – obviously, for safety reasons, the scenes with the actors utilized a guy in a (fairly convincing) bear suit. This surprisingly fun monster movie can be seen here on Hulu.