Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Joyous Kwanzaa, or happy whichever holiday each one of you Tightwads might celebrate this time of year. No matter what, I’ll bet your pocket’s a bit light, right? Well, Tightwad Terror Tuesday is back with more free movies to ease your financial burden.
The Dark Half
Since this is the year of Stephen King, we’ll start off this week with one of the best King adaptations. The Dark Half is about a horror novelist whose pseudonym comes to life and starts murdering people, making the writer the prime suspect.
Directed in 1993 by the inimitable George Romero, The Dark Half is spooky and atmospheric, but it’s also a bit surreal, seeming like a longer comic book-y segment from the earlier King/Romero collaboration Creepshow. Timothy Hutton stars as the writer (and his alter-ego), Amy Madigan plays his wife, and Michael Rooker shows up as a friendly sheriff.
Catch The Dark Half right here at TubiTV.
Dracula vs. Frankenstein
Dracula vs. Frankenstein is a 1971 movie in which Count Dracula tracks down the last of the Frankensteins and convinces him to re-animate the infamous monster once more. There’s also an axe murderer in there as well.
It’s a pretty clunky crossover, but it’s a lot of fun. Oh, and Lon Chaney Jr. plays the axe murderer, so that’s cool. Have a look at Dracula vs. Frankenstein right here at Popcornflix.
The Glass Coffin
The Glass Coffin is about a young actress who is picked up by a limo to go to an awards ceremony…and is promptly abducted. Her cell phone disabled, the actress is at the mercy of the mysterious voice that serves as her only contact with the outside world.
This 2016 Spanish movie is a clever little contained thriller. Fans of movies like Buried or Submerged will enjoy this one. Check out The Glass Coffin here at Vudu.
Also from 2016, The Binding is about a minister who receives what he believes to be a message from God. At first, his wife is excited, but her excitement turns to fear when she discovers that the message was that he should sacrifice their child to God.
The Binding isn’t exactly The Exorcist or The Omen, but it’s a fairly decent entry into the religious horror subgenre. If that’s your thing, you can find it here at ShoutFactoryTV.
Anthology of Terror
Just as the name implies, Anthology of Terror is an anthology of short horror films from 2010 curated by a mysterious being known as “The Archivist.” The shorts all share a common thread, even though they all take place at different times and places. Unfortunately, they suffer from the same fault as other anthologies; mainly, the endings are not very satisifying.
The good thing about Anthology of Terror is that it’s short. If you like horror anthologies and have about 45 minutes to kill, head over here to Vudu and give it a watch.
Want more free movies? Check out previous Tightwad Terror Tuesdays right here.