It’s Tuesday again, and that means another batch of free movies. Here’s your list of horrors that can be enjoyed for the amount of money that isn’t in your wallet.
This week starts with a classic: 1984’s C.H.U.D.. C.H.U.D. stands for Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dwellers, and the stars of this movie are exactly what they sound like; mutated monsters that live in the sewers of New York and prey on the homeless people in the area. It is part ecological horror movie and part good old fashioned creature feature, but the whole thing is full of awesome, slimy fun. Get in on the fun here on Hulu.
The Woman is director Lucky McKee’s controversial and disturbing 2011 movie about a family man who happens upon the last member of an indigenous tribe of people and attempts to civilize her. By civilize, of course, he means keep her tied up in his barn to use as a torture victim and sex slave. The screenplay was adapted from a book by famous torture-porn crime novelist Jack Ketchum, so you’ve got a pretty good idea of what’s in store for you with The Woman. It’s not an easy watch, but it’s intriguing, with surprises around every corner. Find out for yourself here at Popcornflix.
It’s in the Blood
One of 2012’s horror sleepers, It’s in the Blood is about an estranged father and son who take a trip into the woods in an effort to reconnect with each other. Predictably, they get stranded, but that’s where the standard horror tropes stop. Told in conjunction with a clever mix of flashbacks and hallucinations, the story is a slow-burn monster movie that proves that monsters don’t always attack from outside; sometimes, they come from deep within. Horror icon Lance Henriksen gives a typically stellar performance as the father. If you want something that’s a little left-of-center from the usual fright flick, you can watch It’s in the Blood here on Hulu.
Man Bites Dog
Before The Blair Witch Project made faux-documentaries cool, there was Man Bites Dog. This 1992 French film is about a serial killer who is followed around by a film crew that documents his life and times…and crimes. Soon enough, the filmmakers become more than just passive observers and recorders, choosing to participate in their subject’s misdeeds. Man Bites Dog is a bit like a first-person answer to Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, with the murderer addressing the camera in interviews about everything from politics and architecture to music and poetry…and, of course, killing. If that sounds like fun to you, check it out here on YouTube.
This week’s group of movies started with a classic, and it will end with a classic: 1982’s Pieces. The tagline for Pieces proudly proclaims that “you don’t have to go to Texas for a chainsaw massacre!” The film is about a psychotic killer who stalks women on a New England college campus, carving them up with a chainsaw while he collects parts for his human jigsaw puzzle. Pieces is shocking, bloody, and brutal, but it’s also quite hilarious. In short, it’s got all of the ingredients of a great slasher. Plus, it’s got an absolutely unforgettable ending. See it for yourselfat BMovies.com.