Hey Tightwads! One more day until Halloween! To help get you through it, here’s this week’s batch of free movies, with all the cheap chills and thrifty thrills that your internet connection can handle…
In the Mouth of Madness
In the Mouth of Madness is about an insurance adjuster who is tasked with investigating the disappearance of a famous horror writer. With help from the missing man’s editor, the detective learns that the writer’s books are more than just stories; they have a profound effect on the reader, and his search leads him directly into one of the author’s novels.
This 1994 Lovecraftian horror tale is the third film in John Carpenter’s unofficial apocalypse trilogy (along with The Thing and Prince of Darkness). Sam Neill plays the investigator while Julie Carmen portrays the editor. Have a look at In the Mouth of Madness here at Vudu.
Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein
Also from 1994, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is a big budget, A-list Hollywood adaptation of the famously influential novel about a mad scientist who builds a man out of spare parts and brings him to life. Although it still deviates from the source material, it is widely considered to be the most faithful adaptation of the original novel that has been filmed to date.
Released hot on the heels of Bram Stoker’s Dracula and the Jack Nicholson vehicle Wolf, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein was part of the nineties reimaging of the Universal Monsters universe. Robert De Niro plays the monster and Kenneth Branagh appears as the good Doctor Frankenstein (and also directs), with the cast being rounded out by Tom Hulce, Helena Bonham Carter, Ian Holm, John Cleese, and Aidan Quinn. Catch Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein here at Crackle.
A while back, Tightwad Terror Tuesday brought you Cube, the crazy little Saw-esque The Twilight Zone clone about a handful of strangers who ae trying to escape a maze-like series of rooms. Cube Zero is a prequel to the first movie, focusing on one of the engineers of the Cube who develops feelings for one of the captives and therefore, decides to use his knowledge of the structure to help her escape.
This 2004 entry into the Cube series is a bit of a departure, as it focuses on the “villains” as much as it does the prisoners. It’s a welcome change that pretty much keeps the Cube movies from becoming the Saw franchise. If you liked Cube, you can find Cube Zero here at Popcornflix.
Beyond the 7th Door
And speaking of Saw-esque…Beyond the 7th Door is a 1987 no-budget thriller about an ex-con who is trying to rebuild his life on the straight and narrow…after one more big score. He and his ex-girlfriend decide to rob her rich, paraplegic boss. The job is more complicated than it sounds, though, because the boss is expecting them and has loaded his house with traps set within a bunch of rooms, each one more deadly than the last, with the crooks forced to solve puzzles in order to survive.
Beyond the 7th Door is one of those movies that has to be seen to be believed. Written and directed by a guy named Bozidar D. Benedict, it’s sort of like a horror version of The Room, right down to the crazy performance of leading man Lazar Rockwood. Trust me, just check out Beyond the 7th Door here at Midnight Pulp.
The Invoking is about a young woman who inherits a house from part of her family that she never knew. Of course, the house turns out to be haunted, and the woman is forced to face the demons from her family’s past.
This 2013 movie is little more than a typical haunted house movie. If that’s your thing, you can see The Invoking here at Tubi TV. The title alone was enough to inspire a handful of anthology sequels, and even if they’re basically just compilations of festival-run short horror films, they’re more fun. You can also find The Invoking 2 here and The Invoking 3 here at Tubi, if that’s more your speed.
Dancing Pumpkin Man’s Spooktacular Dance Party
Here’s a bonus one. You know that silly little dancing pumpkin head meme guy? He’s got a whole two hour movie of him doing his thing. Actually, it’s about five minutes or so of footage looped together, but it’s him doing different dances in front of cheesy green screen effects. It’s a fun thing to have on repeat during a Halloween party. So if you’re having one, or just want to pretend you are, complete the scene with Dancing Pumpkin Man’s Spooktacular Dance Party right here at TubiTV.
Want more free movies? Check out previous Tightwad Terror Tuesdays right here.
Feature image courtesy Chris Fischer.