Whoa, is it Tuesday again already? You know what that means – free movies from Tightwad Terror Tuesday. Let’s get to them…
Saw really needs no introduction, but here’s one anyway; Saw is the 2004 thriller that launched the careers of James Wan and Leigh Whannell. It’s about two men who wake up in a dilapidated restroom, chained to the walls with a dead body between them, and with no memories of how they got there. Much of the story is told through flashbacks, and it’s a morbid tale of an enigmatic figure nicknamed Jigsaw who places flawed people in traps and gives them a choice: pay a horrible physical price, or die trying to escape.
For what was in its time a tiny horror film, Saw boasts an impressive cast that includes Cary Elwes, Danny Glover, Shawnee Smith, and Monica Potter. It’s pretty much essential viewing, so see it here at Vudu. And if you haven’t had enough, Saw sparked a huge franchise, and most of it can also been seen on Vudu – Saw III here, Saw IV here, Saw V here, Saw VI here, and Saw: The Final Chapter here. No word on why Saw II isn’t available, but it’s a shame, because as a series, the Saw movies get progressively worse, so Saw II is the second best one.
Another movie that should need no introduction but will get one anyway is Blade Runner. Blade Runner is about a futuristic government agent who is tasked with hunting down artificial humans known as replicants. His latest job finds him tracking four dangerous replicants who have stolen a spaceship and have returned to Earth in order to find their creator.
This 1982 sci-fi thriller was directed by Ridley Scott and stars Harrison Ford, Sean Young, Rutger Hauer, Edward James Olmos, and Daryl Hannah. Production was fraught with conflict between director and producers, so there are a handful of different cuts of Blade Runner floating around. What’s known as The Final Cut can be found right here at Crackle.
Crawl or Die
Crawl or Die is set on a dystopian Earth where a virus has rendered the planet uninhabitable and has left all women infertile, dooming mankind to extinction. All women, that is, except for one, who is being transported to a planet known as Earth 2 in an effort to try and rebuild civilization. The woman and her escorts get to Earth 2, but are driven underground into tiny tunnels where a hungry creature hunts them down.
Sort of like a cross between Children of Men and The Descent, Crawl or Die is a pretty tense little 2014 sci-fi horror movie. If contained thrillers are your thing, you can catch Crawl or Die here at Popcornflix.
Dark Circles is a 2013 movie about a pair of sleep-deprived new parents who move from the city to the country, hoping that the peace and quiet will do their new family some good. Of course, they move into a haunted house, and soon begin to see visions of a strange woman around the property. At first, they think that she is a product of their fatigued imaginations, but soon enough, they realize that there are more sinister forces at work.
One of the After Dark Films productions, Dark Circles is a cool little haunted house movie. Spooky ghost fans will be into it. Check it out right here at TubiTV.
After the runaway box office success of Star Wars, studios everywhere were scrambling to make their own space operas. Made in 1978, just one short year after Star Wars, Star Crash is one of these clones. It’s about a smuggler and her alien sidekick who are enlisted to rescue the son of the Emperor of the Galaxy from an evil kidnapper. Sounds familiar, doesn’t it?
Although it is an obvious ripoff, Star Crash does have a fairly accomplished cast, including Christopher Plummer, Caroline Munro, David Hasselhoff, and Joe Spinell. Between that and the schlock value, Star Crash is more than worth a look. You can have that look right here at ShoutFactoryTV.
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