What’s up, Tightwads? Are you snowed in with this polar vortex thing? Well, sit back and relax…here’s a batch of free movies to help you weather the storm…
Body Double is a 1984 thriller about a down-on-his-luck actor who, while housesitting a beautiful mansion in the Hollywood Hills, spies on a sexy female neighbor through a telescope. When he accidentally witnesses her murder, he finds himself thrust into a world of intrigue in which nothing is what it seems to be.
Body Double is a Brian De Palma joint, so of course, it’s very Hitchcockian. It’s also got a twist-a-minute, so try and keep up. The cast includes Craig Wasson, Melanie Griffith, Deborah Shelton, Dennis Franz, and, in a blink-and-you’ll-miss-her role, the one and only Barbara Crampton. Check out Body Double right here at IMDB Freedive.
Stripped to Kill
Stripped to Kill is about a detective who goes undercover as a dancer at a strip club in order to solve a string of murders. As she gets deeper into her role, she must catch the murderer before she becomes his next victim.
This 1987 erotic thriller-mystery-slasher was directed by Katt Shea, who used real strippers instead of actors for most of the roles. It was also produced by Roger Corman, so it’s got just enough blood and boobs to cater to the lowest common denominator while still being an exciting police drama. Catch Stripped to Kill here at ShoutFactoryTV, and if you’re clamoring for more, they’ve also got the 1989 sequel Stripped to Kill 2: Live Girls here.
A Fool There Was
We’re going way back to 1915 with our next offering, the silent flick A Fool There Was. It’s about an American lawyer who must leave his family at home as he serves as a diplomat in England. On the way over, he meets a lecherous woman who has made a life out of seducing men and taking them for all that they are worth – and the diplomat is her newest victim.
A Fool There Was is not a typical horror movie. Sure, the woman is nicknamed “The Vampire,” but it’s a purely symbolic name. She is nothing short of evil, though. And again, A Fool There Was is silent, so be prepared to read title cards and hear a bunch of piano music. It is a short watch, though, clocking in at just a hair over an hour. If this sounds interesting to you, you can find A Fool There Was right here at Vudu.
And speaking of atypical horror movies…Moka is about a woman who is consumed with grief over the hit and run death of her teenage son. So, with nothing but a description of the offending car to go on (a mocha colored Mercedes), she sets off to find the culprit and have her revenge.
Moka is a 2016 Swiss/French movie, so you’ll need to read subtitles if you watch, and while it’s not your normal I Spit on Your Grave revenge movie, it is a captivating thriller. There’s no blood and guts, just a tight and suspenseful mystery. Have a look at Moka here at Kanopy.
Chainsaw Maidens From Hell
Chainsaw Maidens from Hell is a 2016 B-movie about a jock and a nerd who team up to stop an infestation of demons that is taking over their school. Of course, they need help from a group of chainsaw maidens from hell (not just a clever name).
This one is rough. It’s one of those movies that has about twenty minutes of actual story, and the rest of its (still short) 77-minute running time is padded out with long drawn out conversations, musical numbers, and static shots. It does have both Kane Hodder and Lloyd Kaufman in it, though. So there’s that. See Chainsaw Maidens from Hell here at Midnight Pulp.
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Feature image courtesy Chris Fischer.