Happy New Year, Tightwads! What better way to start 2019 than with a batch of free movies, from iHorror to your eyeballs. So here they are…
It Comes at Night
A few years back, writer/director Trey Edward Shults made his film debut with the family drama Krisha, and while even I wouldn’t really consider it horror, it was definitely horrifying. It left the film community wondering what Shults could do if he made a real horror movie. His response was It Comes at Night.
It Comes at Night is about a family trying to live out the post-apocalypse in their secluded cabin, safe from something sinister that prowls the night. That safety is compromised when another family shows up seeking refuge. It’s a simple setup that leads to a fairly ambiguous movie. The cast includes Joel Edgerton, Riley Keough, Carmen Ejogo, Christopher Abbott, and Kelvin Harrison Jr. Haters complained that this 2017 spookfest raised more questions than it answered with the plot, but if you don’t mind figuring things out for yourself, have a look at It Comes at Night here at Kanopy.
Let Her Out
Let Her Out is about a bicycle messenger who is involved in a horrible accident. While recuperating, she starts having weird blackouts and visions. It is discovered that she has a tumor that turns out to be the remnants of a twin that she absorbed in utero. Her “twin” decides that she wants to come out.
Sure, this 2016 movie explores a concept that we’ve seen done tons of times, but it’s a fun little schlockfest. Put it this way; it’s a Canadian movie, and we all know how crazy those can get. If that’s your bag, find out more by watching Let Her Out here at Popcornflix.
Microwave Massacre is a 1983 fright flick about a man who, being a meat-and-potatoes kind of guy, gets fed up with his wife not fixing anything for him to eat except for uppity gourmet meals. So he kills her and sticks her body in the fridge. When he accidentally takes a bite of her remains a few days later, he realizes that human meat is the best food he’s ever had. He starts feeding all of his friends with his new found secret ingredient, but once his wife’s body is gone, he’s got to find meat elsewhere.
Truth be told, Microwave Massacre is a pretty bad movie. But it’s a fun piece of retro-schtick, the kind of movie that will remind you of a simpler time (you know, a time like 1983). Not as classic as some of the better movies from the era, but it’s a pretty creative little joint. See it for yourself here at Midnight Pulp.
American History X
Although not technically a horror movie, American History X is full of horrific ideas. It’s about a Nazi skinhead who is released from prison after a doing a stint for a violent crime. He comes out rehabilitated, and tries to stop his younger brother from following in his racist footsteps. His brother is not so keen to reform, though.
American History X is a very important movie, and just as pertinent today as it was when it was made in 1998. Edward Norton plays the skinhead, Edward Furlong plays the little brother, and the cast is rounded out by Fairuza Balk, Stacy Keach, Elliot Gould, and Beverly D’Angelo. This is easily the most disturbing of this week’s movies, but it should be considered essential viewing. Check out American History X here at Vudu.
Santa Claus Conquers the Martians
This is a week late, but Merry Christmas! Santa Claus Conquers the Martians is exactly the movie you think it is. Martian children have become obsessed with Christmas after watching reruns of Earth TV shows, so the Martians come to Earth and kidnap Santa Claus so that their children can have Christmas on their planet.
Yes, this 1964 holiday flick is just as silly as it sounds. But, it’s a Christmas classic. So Ho Ho Ho, and To All A Good Night! Catch Santa Claus Conquers the Martians here at TubiTV.
Want more free movies? Check out previous Tightwad Terror Tuesdays right here.
Feature image courtesy Chris Fischer.