Now that Christmas is in the rear view mirror, we can all look forward to 2015. What better way to ring in the New Year than with some free movies on the web, courtesy of your pals at iHorror?
New Year’s Evil
This little gem from 1980 is a perfect movie for you to fire up while you watch the ball drop. New Year’s Evil is about a serial killer whose plan is to murder someone as the clock strikes midnight in each time zone on New Year’s Eve until he finally works his way around to killing the host of a countdown show on the west coast, live on the air. The setup is a logistical nightmare, but it makes for a surprisingly entertaining slasher movie. Catchy soundtrack music provided by the rocking band Shadow. Count down to New Year’s Evil right here on YouTube.
Discopathe is about a short order cook who becomes a rampaging murderer every time he hears disco music. It’s not as stupid as it sounds; the film is actually a slick combination of a seventies giallo and an eighties slasher flick. Although it was made in 2013, Discopathe is (obviously) set in the seventies, and has the appropriate look and feel of the era. It’s a Canadian film, so half of it is in English while the other half in in French, but if you can get past the subtitles, it’s a quick-and-dirty good time. Plus, it’s got the best tagline for a disco-themed horror movie ever: “He was made for loving you.” Check out Discopathe here on Hulu.
The Nest is a 1988 creature feature with a twist, and that twist is almost guaranteed to give even the most stoic of viewers the willies; it’s about man-eating cockroaches. The film takes place on an island where a corporation has been conducting experiments that result in the creation of unstoppable mutant roaches. Produced by Julie Corman for husband Roger’s Concorde Pictures, The Nest is a clever mashup of the cockroach segment in Creepshow and David Cronenberg’s The Fly. See what it’s all about right here on YouTube.
Moon of the Wolf
Moon of the Wolf is a 1972 ABC Movie of the Week about a werewolf which stalks a Louisiana bayou by the light of the full moon. It starts off as a pretty standard mystery, but takes a right turn around the midway point when the wolf, which is a Lon Chaney Jr./Michael Landon walk-on-his-hind-legs type of lycanthrope, finally makes an appearance. It’s not going to win any special effects makeup awards, but Moon of the Wolf is pretty fun for fans of the classic Wolf Man-style movies. David Janssen from The Fugitive stars as the town sheriff. You can catch Moon of the Wolfat BMovies.com.
American Psycho II: All American Girl
After the success of American Psycho, the fact a sequel was made surprised no one. What was surprising is that American Psycho II: All American Girl starred Mila Kunis, then a cast member on That ‘70s Show, in the title role. This 2002 straight-to-video movie tries to capture the dark humor of the original, but it really just becomes a pale imitation of its predecessor. Still, like Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 or Halloween III, it’s not all that bad when viewed on its own merits, and it even co-stars William Shatner. Make your own decision here on Hulu.