Hello Tightwads! Spring is (almost) here, so spring into these free movies, all on the web, from iHorror to your eyeballs…
The Road Warrior
In the past, Tightwad Terror Tuesday has brought you the original Mad Max and the third movie in the franchise, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome. This week, we’ve got the second movie in the series, The Road Warrior. This 1981 post-apocalyptic adventure sees our nihilistic hero helping a band of settlers fight off the bandits who want the only thing that they have to steal – their gasoline.
Like the rest of the Mad Max movies, The Road Warrior was directed by George Miller, and like all of them up until Mad Max: Fury Road, the lead character is played by Mel Gibson. This installment is considered by many to be the high point in the series, but don’t tell that to Fury Road. Anyone who has seen a Mad Max movie knows what’s in store for them with The Road Warrior, so if you’re up for some breakneck action, you can find it here at Crackle.
Not to be confused with the miniseries of the same name about the Bermuda Triangle, The Triangle is a 2016 movie about four filmmakers who travel into the Montana Mountains to document the activities of a commune that a friend of theirs has joined. As is often the case with isolated communes (especially in horror movies), there’s much more to the group that the four friends had originally imagined.
As one can gather from that description, The Triangle is a found footage film. There’s very little to it that hasn’t been done before (and done better), but if you’re a sucker for faux documentary movies (like I am), you may enjoy it. Give The Triangle a try right here at Popcornflix.
The Haunting in Connecticut
The Haunting in Connecticut is about, well, a haunting in Connecticut. It’s a standard haunted house movie about a family that moves into a new home, only to discover that it is inhabited by sinister supernatural forces.
Made in 2009, The Haunting in Connecticut is one of those based-on-actual-events ghost stories. It’s no The Conjuring, but it’s effective enough, especially for haunted house movie fans. It also stars Virginia Madsen, which is always a plus. Catch The Haunting in Connecticut here at TubiTV, and if you want more, you can also find its 2013 sequel, The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia (so not really Connecticut) here, also at TubiTV.
Black Swan is auteur director Darren Aronofsky’s 2010 movie about an unstable ballerina who longs to dance the lead role in her New York City ballet company’s production of Swan Lake. Her only competition for the role comes from a new dancer who is equally skilled, but has a dark side. The two become friends, and our heroine begins to explore her own dark side.
Black Swan is pure Aronofsky. If you like him, you’ll like it. Natalie Portman stars in the lead, Mila Kunis plays her rival, and the support cast includes heavyweights like Winona Ryder, Barbara Hershey, Sebastian Stan, and Vincent Cassel. Check out Black Swan here at Vudu.
The Walking Dead
Before it was a hit television show, The Walking Dead was a 1936 movie about a pianist who is framed for a murder and executed. A mad scientist who is experimenting with corpse re-animation brings him back to life, and the innocent man hunts down the people who framed him.
The Walking Dead is not quite the zombie movie that it sounds like it would be, and that’s a good thing. It actually has nothing to do with the TV show (another good thing). The lead role is played by Boris Karloff, who is fantastic as always (a third good thing). See The Walking Dead here at DailyMotion.
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Feature image courtesy Chris Fischer.