Hey Tightwads! Guess what day it is? If you said Tightwad Terror Tuesday, you win! The prize? This batch of new movies, from iHorror to your eyeballs, via the wonderful world wide web…
Contrary to what the title implies, Leprechaun: Origins is more of a reboot of the Leprechaun franchise than a prequel/origin story. It’s about a group of kids who comes across the murderous Leprechaun while backpacking through Ireland. This 2014 movie is easily the worst entry into the franchise, mainly because the concept is not played for laughs – they’re serious about their killer leprechaun. Lep is not even portrayed by Warwick Davis; the title role is played by WWE wrestler Dylan “Hornswoggle” Postl instead. If your problem with the Leprechaun franchise has always been the cheesy comedy, then Leprechaun: Origins may be right up your alley. See for yourself right here at TubiTV.
Virus is a 1999 movie about a tug boat that gets caught in a hurricane and takes refuge in the eye of the storm to make repairs. Once there, they discover a seemingly abandoned Russian ship, only to realize that it has been taken over by alien creatures. Part aquatic horror and part alien invasion flick, Virus is a creative, albeit implausible, little shocker that has been around long enough for it to find its cult following. The first-rate cast includes Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Sutherland, and William Baldwin. Check out Virus here at Crackle.
Doctor Butcher M.D.
Also known as Zombie Holocaust, Doctor Butcher M.D. is about a group of researchers who, while looking for a lost cannibal tribe, stumbles across an army of zombies created by a mad doctor. They soon find themselves hunted by both the cannibals and the zombies. Made in 1980, this exploitation flick is derivative of many other movies, but what else would you expect from an Italian move that combines cannibals and zombies? It’s still better than 95% of the zombie movies made in the 21st century. Catch Doctor Butcher M.D. right here at Popcornflix.
Three…Extremes is a 2004 Asian anthology movies that lives up to its name; there are three segments, and they are all extreme. The stories, each more gruesome and shocking than the last, are directed by Takashi Miike, Chan-wook Park, and Fruit Chan. Fruit Chan’s segment, called Dumplings, was adapted into a feature film that same year. Three…Extremes is a great example of what a trio of well-established directors can do with the short film format. Give it a look right here at TubiTv.
Stanley is about a mentally unstable Native American man who uses his pet rattlesnake to get even with all of the people whom he believes have wronged him. This 1972 misfit revenge/nature-gone-wild horror movie draws obvious influence from Willard (substitute snakes for rats), but it’s fun in its own way, too. Oh, and Stanley is his snake; the anti-hero’s name is Tim. Find Stanley right here at DailyMotion.
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