It’s Tuesday again, and you know what that means. More free movies from iHorror! No matter what kind of horror you’re into, this week there’s something for everyone, whether you’re eight or eighty.
Beating Psycho to the theater by mere months in 1960, Peeping Tom is credited by the creepy voice in Scream 4 as being the first slasher movie. While that claim may be up for debate, the fact that Peeping Tom an awesome movie is not. The film is about a lonely photographer who designs a movie camera that stabs the subject right as their image is being recorded, letting the killer capture the exact moment of death on film. In its day, Peeping Tom was a highly controversial movie, effectively ending the career of director Michael Powell. Today it is seen as one of the greatest British horror movies of all time. Decide for yourself here on Hulu.
Alone in the Dark
And speaking of classic slashers…Alone in the Dark is a 1982 bloodfest about a group of mental patients who escape from their hospital and go after their new doctor, believing that he killed their old one. The movie has a solid gold pedigree; it’s directed by Jack Sholder and features the unholy trinity of Jack Palance, Donald Pleasence, and Martin Landau amongst its cast. Keep an eye out for an appearance by a fresh-faced Lin Shaye. In the over-saturated climate of the early eighties slasher, Alone in the Dark is one of the under-appreciated gems. Appreciate it for yourself here on YouTube.
Not necessarily a horror movie, but a definite genre staple. Made in 1984, Ghostbusters follows the exploits of a team of scientists who figure out a way to trap and contain paranormal energy – basically, they become ghost exterminators. There’s not much that can be said about this one that hasn’t already been said, so just go on over here to Crackle and check it out, and if that isn’t enough, you can watch the sequel, 1989’s Ghostbusters II, right here, also on Crackle.
The Devil’s Rejects
The Devil’s Rejects is probably the best movie that Rob Zombie has made so far. It’s a sequel of sorts to his House of 1000 Corpses, but it doesn’t really rely too heavily on its predecessor. The Devil’s Rejects is about the Firefly family from the first movie on the run from the law, leaving a trail of death and carnage in their wake. This 2005 film is brutal, disturbing, and, in true Rob Zombie fashion, includes appearances by tons of horror genre legends like Bill Moseley, Sid Haig, William Forsythe, Ken Foree, P.J. Soles, Michael Berryman, Danny Trejo…and many more. The Devil’s Rejects can be found here on Hulu.
From a modern disturbing movie to a throwback one – made in 1932, Freaks was director Tod Browning’s follow-up to the immensely popular Dracula. Set in the confines of a circus community, Freaks is about a beautiful trapeze artist who shows affection for a sideshow midget. The midget is smitten, but the trapeze artist is actually in love with the circus strongman and only wants the midget for his money. The midget’s protective friends – the sideshow Freaks – take their revenge on the trapeze artist and her lover. Freaks is historically significant for a couple of reasons; Browning used actual circus performers with real deformities as actors, and the film introduced the quote “one of us! One of us!” into the cinematic vocabulary of cult movie fans. Watch Freaks – if you have the stomach for it – right here at Daily Motion.