Ho Ho Ho! Merry Christmas! Or Happy Whatever Holiday it is that you celebrate. And I hope that holiday allows gifts, because here’s a bunch of free movies, from us to you…
The Blackcoat’s Daughter
The Blackcoat’s Daughter is about a pair of Catholic schoolgirls who are left alone in their dormitory over winter break. The girls experience spooky goings-on in the abandoned building. Meanwhile, another girl, an escaped mental patient, is hitchhiking her way to the school. Yes, the two threads attach in the end.
This atmospheric fright flick was one of the most anticipated movies of 2015, 2016, and 2017, as its release kept being delayed. It was worth the wait, however, as it’s a terrific movie. The three principals are played by Emma Roberts, Kiernan Shipka, and Lucy Boynton. Check out The Blackcoat’s Daughter here at Kanopy.
Chronicle is a 2012 movie about three high school pals who wind up with superpowers. One of them is more powerful than the other two…and also more unstable. When personal problems force the strongest of the three to use his powers for nefarious gains, the other two try and step in.
Not so much a horror film as a dark superhero movie, Chronicle is a fun sci-fi thriller. The three friends are played by Dane DeHaan, Alex Russell, and Michael B. Jordan, so it’s a cool look at what a few big-names stars were doing a few years before they broke. Have a look at Chronicle here at Crackle.
I Am Not Lorena
I Am Not Lorena is about a young Chilean woman named Olivia who starts getting harassed by bill collectors who think that she is a woman named Lorena (so it’s not just a clever name). As the calls get more insistent, Olivia finds herself wrapped up in a dark world of debt collection that makes her doubt even her own identity.
Called No Soy Lorena in its native Chile, this 2012 Kafkaesque tale of misinformation is frighteningly simple, yet very effective. Take a peek at I Am Not Lorena here at Popcornflix.
Lord of the Flies
There have been a handful of cinematic adaptations of William Golding’s classic novel Lord of the Flies. This is the 1990 version of the tale about a plane full of school boys who get marooned on an island. They form their own society, and it goes about as well as one might think.
This version of the tale isn’t quite as shocking as some of its predecessors, if only because everyone has read the book in high school and knows exactly what’s coming. The cast is led by Balthazar Getty, Chris Furrh, and Danuel Pipoly. It’s worth checking out, so if you haven’t seen it, you can do so right here at Vudu.
You didn’t think we’d let Christmas go by without a movie, did you? Since Santa Claus is so 1980s, and Krampus is all the rage, here is Mother Krampus. Also known as 12 Deaths of Christmas, it’s about a Christmas Witch who comes alive during the twelve days of Christmas and takes children.
This one is more of a telling of the German myth of Frau Perchta than it is about Krampus, but we’re going to allow it. This one was made in 2017, but there’s already a sequel from 2018, so we’re guessing that producers are just slapping the “Krampus” name on random movies in order to cash in on the latest horror fad. Anyway…if you want to see Mother Krampus, you can catch it here at Midnight Pulp.
Want more free movies? Check out previous Tightwad Terror Tuesdays right here.
Feature image courtesy Chris Fischer.