It’s Tuesday again, and iHorror is here with another batch of free movies. So sit back, relax, point and click, and enjoy the free frights from the internet.
Class of 1984
Class of 1984 is about a music teacher who begins work at a new high school and quickly runs into trouble with the resident gang of drug dealing punks. Made in 1982, it’s a dystopian view of American high school that was more exploitative than accurate, despite the opening title card warning that the events are based on fact. True or not, it’s a very entertaining movie. It stars Perry King and Roddy McDowall, and also features a very early role by none other than Michael J. Fox (credited as Michael Fox). Check out Class of 1984 here on YouTube.
Escape from New York
Director John Carpenter and actor Kurt Russell have collaborated on several unforgettable films, from The Thing to Big Trouble in Little China, but Escape from New York may be the most memorable. Russell’s turn as the anti-hero Snake Plissken is easily the most iconic performance of his career, one that he would reprise again in Escape from L.A. fifteen years later. Made back in 1981 (but set in 1997), Escape from New York sees the city of New York repurposed as a maximum security prison. When the President of the United States of America’s plane is crashed into the city, Snake is brought in by the government to extract the Commander in Chief from the convicts inside. If you haven’t seen Escape from New York, you really should, and now’s your chance; it’s streamingon Hulu.
Murder Party is about a hapless dweeb who stumbles upon an invitation to a Halloween party. Unfortunately for him, it’s no regular party; he is the guest of honor, and the other attendees plan to kill him. The director of Murder Party, Jeremy Saulnier, went on to make Blue Ruin, one of last year’s best movies (incidentally, Blue Ruin star Macon Blair also shows up in Murder Party). Make no mistake, this 2007 movie is absolutely a comedy, but it’s got much of the same blood, guts, and intensity as Blue Ruin. If you want to see the first feature from one of the hottest young directors around, you can watch Murder Party right here at Popcornflix.
Of all of the films that the great Vincent Price has made, Witchfinder General may be the most unnerving. This 1968 masterpiece stars Price as Matthew Hopkins, aka the Witchfinder General, a man who spends his time tracking down witches in the British countryside, convicting them of their “crimes,” and carrying out their executions. Released in America as The Conqueror Worm, Witchfinder General is loosely based upon the life of a real English witch-hunter, and is the last film in the tragically short career of director Michael Reeves. Vincent Price was particularly proud of his performance in Witchfinder General and has gone on record as saying that Matthew Hopkins is the most evil character that he has ever portrayed onscreen. Find out what he meansat DailyMotion.
Not just a clever name, Savage Streets takes place on the mean streets of Los Angeles. This 1984 revenge film stars Linda Blair as a tough girl named Brenda whose deaf sister (played by quintessential scream queen Linnea Quigley) is gang-raped by a group of thugs. When said thugs also murder Brenda’s pregnant best friend, the young woman goes vigilante on them. Savage Streets is as grindhouse as you can get; it even comes complete with a girls’ shower-room brawl. It also gets pretty disturbing at times, but if you’ve got the stomach for it, it’s a fun little trip back to the eighties action film. Travel back for yourselfon YouTube.