Hey Tightwads! We’re in the home stretch of 2018! Let’s get you home with this batch of free movies…
The Witch (or The VVitch if you’re pretentious) is about a family in seventeenth century New England that settles on a new patch of land in unfamiliar territory. Almost instantly, they meet a series of tragedies which lead them to believe that there are occult forces at work.
This indie gem was one of the most polarizing movies of 2015 – critics loved it, fans hated it, but either way, it didn’t seem to be the movie that anyone expected it to be. Robert Eggers directed, with Anya Taylor-Joy and Ralph Ineson starring, but the real draw is the Satanic goat Black Phillip. Love it or hate it, The Witch is a must-see, so go and see it here at Kanopy.
Pet Sematary (the misspelling is intentional) is about a young family that moves to a new house sitting right on a main interstate trucking line. It’s also near a patch of land that holds to power to bring the dead back to life. The two circumstances overlap.
This brilliant 1989 movie was directed by Mary Lambert from a screenplay that was adapted by Stephen King from his own novel. Pet Sematary hits all the right notes, and is pretty much essential viewing, so if you haven’t seen it, or just want to revisit it, you can find it here at Vudu, and if that’s not enough, the 1992 sequel, Pet Sematary Two, is also at Vudu right here.
It’s not a horror movie in the traditional sense of the word, but Fight Club is the epitome of a dystopian psychological thriller. It’s about an insurance adjuster who meets an enigmatic stranger, and they form an underground club to fistfight. The trend takes off (despite the first and second rules being “you do not talk about Fight Club”), and eventually, it turns into a terrorist cell bent on bringing down the upper class.
Fight Club was made in 1999, but it could very well have been ripped from today’s “occupy (wherever)” headlines. Directed by David Fincher and starring Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, Helena Bonham Carter, Jared Leto, and Meat Loaf, Fight Club is one of those movies that you wish you could watch for the first time again, mostly because of its shocking twist ending. Check it out here at Crackle.
Ruby is about a pregnant woman who goes into labor after seeing her gangster boyfriend betrayed and executed. With his dying breath, he swears vengeance on his enemies, and that vengeance seems to come in the form of a series of supernatural murders at the drive-in theater that the woman owns that revolve around her disabled daughter (the gangster’s child).
Yeah, it’s a bit convoluted, but Ruby is a cool little possession movie. This under-appreciated 1977 find is very low budget, but that’s not a bad thing, especially in this case. A post-Carrie Piper Laurie stars in the title role, but neither she nor director Curtis Harrington participated in the reshoots when the studio decided to change the ending – a replacement director and a body double had to step in. Check out Ruby (and its wild ending) here at Midnight Pulp.
Snakes on a Train
Does this one really even need an introduction? Obviously, Snakes on a Train is the asylum rip-off of the already silly Snakes on a Plane. Released the same year in 2006, this movie involves a woman who is the victim of a voodoo curse that puts snakes inside her body travelling across the country on a train. Yeah, the snakes escape from her body and cause trouble.
Snakes on a Train is even cornier than Snakes on a Plane, but serious cinema is not what we expect from The Asylum, is it? This one is pure schlock. If that’s what you’re in the mood for, catch Snakes on a Train here at TubiTV.
Want more free movies? Check out previous Tightwad Terror Tuesdays right here.
Feature image courtesy Chris Fischer.