Hey Tightwads! Are you in the Halloween spirit yet? Let’s help you get there with this batch of free movies, from iHorror to your eyeballs…
All Hallow’s Eve
There has been a lot of hype surrounding the brutal new movie Terrifier, most of it centering around its soon-to-be iconic antagonist Art the Clown. All Hallow’s Eve is Art’s 2013 debut, a collection of three segments that are presented as different shorts on a VHS tape that is watched by a trio of trick-or-treaters. As they watch, they begins to realize that what they are seeing may not be make believe.
The segments in All Hallow’s Eve are vintage Art the Clown, which is to say that they are violent, gory, and truly disturbing. It’s a different actor than the one who plays him in Terrifier, but it’s the same sadistic character. If you can’t get enough of Art the Clown, check out All Hallow’s Eve here at TubiTV.
Skeletons in the Closet
And speaking of anthologies…Skeletons in the Closet is a 2018 collection of cool Tales from the Crypt-esque shorts that masquerade as a late-night television horror show that a kid is watching with his hapless babysitter. Of course, real life gets just as treacherous as the on-screen terror.
Initially known as Chop Shop, Skeletons in the Closet is fresh off its premiere at the Nightmares Film Festival. It’s an insanely fun bit of retro-kitsch with a cool 80s aesthetic, not entirely unlike WNUF Television Special, but not really similar to it, either. If you like 80s anthology movies, you’ll dig Skeletons in the Closet. Dig it for yourself here at Popcornflix.
Within is a 2016 movie about a family that moves into a beautiful new house. Soon after moving in, they start to notice things being moved and food being eaten. Before long, they realize that there may be someone – or something – living “within” their new home (so it’s not just a clever name).
Originally called Crawlspace, Within smartly changed its moniker to avoid confusion with the other handful of (better) movies with which it shared its name. The movie is competently made and well-acted, and even has a few great surprises, but it lacks the big wow factor that hidden intruder movies should have (see Bad Ronald or Housebound). Still a good time, so if that’s what you’re in the mood for, you can find Within here at Crackle.
Mazes and Monsters
Mazes and Monsters is a television movie from 1982 about a quartet of college kids that plays a cool role playing game called, of course, Mazes and Monsters. One of the kids takes the game too seriously and starts to believe that he is actually living inside of his group’s campaign, thinking that everyone he meets is a monster that needs to be slayed.
Anyone who is familiar with the Satanic Panic of the early eighties will be able to discern that Mazes and Monsters is a thinly veiled indictment of the popular RPG Dungeons and Dragons. This cool little slice of eighties pop culture was based on a book by Rona Jaffe and stars Chris Makepeace and Tom Hanks (yes, that Tom Hanks). For years, it was considered a lost piece of television history, assumedly because of the controversial D&D subject matter. But, more likely, it’s because Oscar actor Tom Hanks wanted it buried. It’s not lost anymore – you can see Mazes and Monsters here at Vudu.
The past couple of weeks, Tightwad Terror Tuesday has steered you towards full seasons of Hammer House of Horror and Thriller over at ShoutFactoryTV. Well, we’re not done. They’ve also got the 1995 UK series Chiller, which is packed with more supernatural fun.
There are only five episodes of Chiller, but ShoutFactoryTV has them all. They’re more modern looking than Hammer House of Horror and Thriller because, well, they were made twenty some odd years later. They’ve still got that distinctive spooky British charm, though. Catch all five episodes of Chiller right here at ShoutFactoryTV.
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Feature image courtesy Chris Fischer.