Hey Tightwads, it’s Tuesday again, and you know what that means. Here’s another list of free movies, from the depths of the internet straight to your hungry eyeballs.
Diary of a Madman
Based on a handful of short stories by French writer Guy de Maupassant, Diary of a Madman is a 1963 movie about a magistrate who, after visiting a condemned man, ends up being haunted by a spirit called La Horla. La Horla uses the magistrate to commit murders – or is the spirit all in the man’s head? Vincent Price has an absolute field day in the titular madman role. Part supernatural thriller and part psychological horror movie, Diary of a Madman is the movie after which hard rocker Ozzy Osbourne named his second solo album. Check it out right here at DailyMotion.
Nobody does exploitation cinema quite like director Robert Rodriguez, especially when he teams up with tough-guy anti-hero Danny Trejo. Machete stars Trejo as an ex –Federale, of course named Machete, who goes on a revenge bender after being betrayed by a former boss. This campily violent 2010 flick is as over-the-top as they come. Despite its silliness, Machete boasts a first-rate cast of A-listers who seem to be slumming it, a list of celebs that includes Robert De Niro, Don Johnson, Jessica Alba, Michelle Rodriguez, Steven Seagal, Cheech Marin, and even Lindsay Lohan. You can find Machete right here on Crackle.
Just as the title implies, The Dentist is about a dentist who, after catching his wife having an affair, goes insane and takes his sociopathic impulses out on his poor, unsuspecting patients. Made in 1996, this little faux-slasher is fairly typical and predictable, but it’s still a lot of fun. Brian Yuzna directs Corbin Bernsen as the psychotic tooth-man from a script by Stuart Gordon, Denis Paoli, and Charles Finch. Keep an eye out for Ken Foree and Mark Ruffalo, too. Catch The Dentist right here at Popcornflix.
When a Stranger Calls
A while back, when Tightwad Terror Tuesday spotlighted the original When a Stranger Calls, we told you about a hipper, younger version. Here is that 2006 remake. The plot of this When a Stranger Calls is basically a stretched out account of the first twenty minutes of the original film; a young girl receives threatening phone calls while babysitting. This version does not fast forward into the future, instead spending all of its running time on the night of the creepy calls. This one is not nearly as effective as the original, but it’s still worth a look. Camilla Belle plays the babysitter, and Tommy Flanagan plays the stranger (with some voiceover help from Lance Henriksen). You can see When a Stranger Calls here at Crackle.
Brutal Massacre: A Comedy
Brutal Massacre: A Comedy is a 2007 mockumentary about a washed-up horror auteur who struggles to finish a make-it-or-break-it picture. A lot of the typical faux-documentary tropes are there, but that’s a big part of what makes it so funny. There are a ton of familiar faces from the horror world in Brutal Massacre, including David Naughton, Gunnar Hansen, Ellen Sandweiss, Ken Foree, and even a cameo from Mick Garris. Brian O’Halloran, better known as Dante from Clerks, also stars. Check out Brutal Massacre: A Comedy here at TubiTV.