Hey Tightwads! It’s Election Day in the U.S.! Did you vote today? If so, congratulations! Your reward is this week’s batch of free movies. If not, go do it right now. The movies will be here when you get back.
Beyond the Black Rainbow
Beyond the Black Rainbow is about a young woman with psychic powers who is being kept sedated at a secluded research facility. Of course, she wants to escape, and the nefarious psychiatrist who runs the place will do whatever it takes to stop her.
This 2010 retro-eighties psychedelic flick is beautifully realized by director Panos Cosmatos, and includes a stirring score from Jeremy Schmidt. Anyone who listens to the Eye on Horror podcast knows that this movie gets two thumbs way up from host/iHorror contributor Jacob Davison, so what more of a recommendation do you need? Check out Beyond the Black Rainbow here at TubiTV.
Summer of 84
Summer of 84 is about a group of young people who, over the course of their summer, suspect that their police officer neighbor is the serial killer responsible for a series of kidnappings in their neighborhood. So, they decide to spy on him and observe his behavior, which of course leads to dangerous situations.
There’s a cool dangerous Amblin/Stranger Things vibe to this 2018 flick. It’s kitschy and nostalgic, but still feels modern enough to not be moldy and stale. It’s a cool little kids in peril movie. See Summer of 84 here at Kanopy.
Red Water is a 2003 television movie about a group of river oil rig workers who are held hostage by a gang of criminals who are diving for stolen goods in the same area. There also happens to be a rogue bull shark in the area feeding on people, just waiting to turn the waters even more red (so it’s not just a clever name).
This TBS Superstation Original was made especially for sharksploitation fans. It’s just barely more believable than Sharknado or Sharktopus. It’s even got a cast full of almost-washups like Lou Diamond Phillips, Kristy Swanson, and Coolio. Take a bite out of Red Water right here at Crackle.
Offerings is about a young man who stalks and kills the bullies who tormented him 10 years before. The twist is that he snips off different body parts and presents them as gifts to the one girl who was nice to him while everyone else was mean.
Made in 1989 right at the tail end of the golden age of the slashers, Offerings is a pretty standard revenge splatter flick, even a little sub-par. It unashamedly ventures into so-bad-it’s-good territory, so it stays fun, and is endlessly quotable. Catch Offerings here at Midnight Pulp.
Man’s Best Friend
Man’s Best Friend is a 1993 movie about a dog that is liberated from a research laboratory by a television reporter. Unfortunately, the dog was part of a genetic mutation test and ended up with a unique set of skills that turns it into a bloodthirsty killer.
Man’s Best Friend is nothing short of legendary, mostly because of the hilarious trailer. It’s a creepy and campy movie, but its budget was big enough to attract Ally Sheedy and Lance Henriksen to the cast, so it did something right. Take a bite out of Man’s Best Friend here at Vudu.
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Feature image courtesy Chris Fischer.