Hey Tightwads, hot enough for you?  Well, these free movies won’t cool you down at all, but they’ll take your mind off the fact that you’re melting in the summer heat…


Tightwad Terror Tuesday for 6-20-17 – The Best Free Movies on the Web
C.H.U.D. II: Bud the Chud (1989), courtesy Vestron Pictures.

C.H.U.D. II: Bud the Chud

Just as one might suspect, C.H.U.D. II: Bud the Chud is a sequel to C.H.U.D.  This 1989 chapter in the franchise is about a couple of high school kids who break into a government facility and steal a corpse.  The corpse happens to be a CHUD, and of course, it re-awakens and starts turning the rest of the town into Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dwellers.  C.H.U.D. II: Bud the Chud is much more comedic than its predecessor, but it does have some great gooey effects.  It also stars Brian Robbins, Robert Vaughn, and Bianca Jagger, with additional appearances from Larry Linville, Norman Fell, and Sandra Kerns for the television sitcom fans.  Check out C.H.U.D. II: Bud the Chud here at Vudu.


Tightwad Terror Tuesday for 6-20-17 – The Best Free Movies on the Web
The Woods (2006), courtesy United Artists.

The Woods

Not to be confused with the original titles of Blair Witch, The Hallow, or even The Village, The Woods is a 2006 spookfest about a troubled teenage girl who is sent to a boarding school which is located in the middle of the woods (so it’s not just a clever name).  Before long, the girl has strange dreams and hears voices coming from the woods, leading her to think that something is not quite right about a school in the middle of a forest.  The creepy little occult movie was directed by Lucky McKee and stars Agnes Bruckner, Lauren Birkell, Rachel Nichols, and Patricia Clarkson, and even includes an appearance from the one and only Bruce Campbell.  McKee regular Angela Bettis also provides the “voice in the Woods.”  Explore The Woods right here at TubiTV.


Tightwad Terror Tuesday for 6-20-17 – The Best Free Movies on the Web
The Plague (2006), courtesy Screen Gems.

The Plague

The Plague takes place in a dystopian reality where the children of the world have all fallen in to a coma.  After ten years, they wake up, and they decide that they want to rid the world of adults.  This creative little 2006 flick has Clive Barker’s name above the title, but he’s just a producer; he neither wrote nor directed.  It does star Dawson himself James Van Der Beek and quintessential horror mom Dee Wallace.  Catch The Plague right here at Crackle.


Tightwad Terror Tuesday for 6-20-17 – The Best Free Movies on the Web
Candlestick (2014), courtesy Workbus.


Candlestick is a 2014 suspense film about a group of people who get together for what seems like an innocent dinner party.  Once it begins, however, accusations fly and allegations are made until it becomes clear that there is an ulterior motive for the meeting.  This Hitchcockian exercise in tension is a masterclass in low-budget economy filmmaking – just a handful of actors and a single location.  Give Candlestick a look right here at TubiTV.


Tightwad Terror Tuesday for 6-20-17 – The Best Free Movies on the Web
The Unseen (1980), courtesy Triune Films.

The Unseen

With the unfortunate passing of Stephen Furst last week, now is as good a time as any to revisit the actor’s first – and best – horror movie, The Unseen.  This 1980 splatter-slasher is about a trio of female television reporters who are forced to take lodging in a house with a dark and disturbing, “unseen” occupant.  Furst essentially plays the title role, but there are more threats to the gals than just him; he doesn’t even show up until about an hour into the flick!  If you like weird and campy horror movies like Grotesque or Humongous, The Unseen will be right up your alley.  You can see The Unseen right here on YouTube.


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  1. Great tongue in cheek article about Bruce Campbell. Enjoyed the choices & the wit, Piper! Terrific job.


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