Hello Tightwads! The month that you’ve been waiting for all year is finally here – it’s October. Of course, that means horror movies. Don’t sweat it if you’re a little light in the pockets…iHorror’s got you covered with these free movies on the web.
The Exorcist III
The Exorcist III is a about a police detective who is investigating a serial killer. As he learns more about the case, he starts noticing similarities with another case in which the murderer has been dead for years. Most of the ties between The Exorcist III and the original The Exorcist are circumstantial, so it’s not a pure sequel, but this 1990 offering was directed by The Exorcist author William Peter Blatty (who also adapted the screenplay from his own novel). It also stars George C. Scott, Brad Dourif, Ed Flanders, Jason Miller, and a young Samuel L. Jackson. And it has one of the best jump scares in horror history. Catch The Exorcist III right here at Crackle.
The Town That Dreaded Sundown
Last year, Tightwad Terror Tuesday pointed you towards the 2014 remake/sequel of The Town That Dreaded Sundown. This week, we’ve got the original 1976 movie. It’s about the hunt for a mysterious masked serial killer who plagues a small town in nineteen-forties Texas. The Town That Dreaded Sundown was directed by B-movie mogul Charles B. Pierce, and of course, it’s “based on a true story.” It also stars Dawn Wells, Andrew Prine, Ben Johnson, and Pierce himself. The Town That Dreaded Sundown is definitely worth a look, and you can find that look right here at Vudu.
Just as the title suggests, Deadtime Stories is an anthology of horror stories based on fairy tales. This trio of shorts from 1986 centers around a wicked witch, Little Red Riding Hood (who meets a big bad werewolf, of course), and Goldilocks (who, also of course, meets the Three Bears). It’s typical low-end eighties anthology fare, right down to the awesomely corny theme song and the appearances from Scott Valentine and Melissa Leo, so if that’s what you’re into, you’ll have fun with it. See Deadtime Stories here at ShoutFactoryTV.
Don’t Open the Door
Don’t Open the Door is a fairly standard 1974 proto-slasher about a young woman who returns home to take care of her elderly grandmother. Unfortunately, the house that her grandmother lives in is the same one in which the woman witnessed the murder of her mother years earlier by a killer who was never caught. Of course, she finds herself being stalked by a mysterious lunatic once she’s back. Also going by the titles Don’t Hang Up, Seasons for Murder, and The House of the Seasons, Don’t Open the Door is a straightforward slasher, but it’s inventive considering it was made a good four years before Halloween. Get your early seventies horror fix with Don’t Open The Door, right here at DailyMotion.
This one is a bit of a cheat, as its not technically horror, but eccentric director David Lynch has enough of a horror pedigree and you all responded so well to The Elephant Man a few months back that we’re going to allow it. Mulholland Drive is about a young actress who meets an amnesiac woman, and the pair gets dragged into all of the mysteries and intrigue that Los Angeles has to offer. Naomi Watts and Laura Harring star as the two women, and the support cast is full of familiar faces like Robert Forster, Melissa George, Dan Hedaya, and Justin Theroux. Mulholland Drive is considered by many to be David Lynch’s masterpiece, so if you like what you’ve seen from the filmmaker and have somehow missed this 2001 neo-noir, consider it essential viewing. Check it off the list right here at TubiTV.
Want more free movies? Check out previous Tightwad Terror Tuesdays right here.