Hey Tightwads! It’s Tuesday again, and that means free movies from Tightwad Terror Tuesday and iHorror! Check out these cheap chills and thrifty thrills…
Since its inception, Tightwad Terror Tuesday has gone through Underworld, Underworld: Evolution, and Underworld: Rise of the Lycans. Now, we’re moving on to the fourth movie in the saga, Underworld: Awakening. This 2012 entry sees the government aware of the presence of both vampires and werewolves. The heroine vampire Selene escapes from the facility in which she was being studied, bent on finding her Lycan lover Michael.
When it comes to vampire-werewolf love stories, the Underworld franchise is the anti-Twilight. These movies are more action and horror than love story, and Underworld: Awakening is more of the same. As always, Kate Beckinsale stars as Selene, and also as always, she’s awesome. Check out Underworld: Awakening here at Crackle.
Speaking of franchises, V/H/S/2 is, of course, the second installment in the V/H/S series of found-footage anthologies. There are four segments in this 2013 follow-up, featuring everything from zombies and aliens to botched eye transplants and crazy brainwashed cults.
The shorts that compose V/H/S/2 were written and directed by seemingly a who’s-who of modern horror that includes Simon Barrett, Adam Wingard, Jason Eisener, Eduardo Sanchez, Gareth Evans, and Gregg Hale. Like any anthology, the segments are a bit inconsistent, but as a whole, V/H/S/2 is better than the average collection. See for yourself here at TubiTV.
The Cry Baby Killer
The Cry Baby Killer is a 1958 thriller about a young man who gets into a fight with a gang of thugs who stole his girl. He accidentally kills two of them, and as the cops close in around him, he takes a group of people hostage, including a mother and her infant child.
The most interesting note about The Cry Baby Killer is that it marks the cinematic debut of the legendary Jack Nicholson, who plays the titular killer. It’s also an early Roger Corman production. Catch The Cry Baby Killer right here at Popcornflix.
Gods and Monsters
Although not actually a horror movie, Gods and Monsters explores the life of a fright film legend, so we’re going to allow it. This 1998 biography deals with the later years of the life of Frankenstein director James Whale, whose refusal to keep his homosexuality a secret cost him his career and, eventually, led to his suicide.
Gods and Monsters stars Ian McKellen as Whale, and features a support cast which includes Brendan Fraser, Lynn Redgrave, Lolita Davidovich, Jack Plotnick, and Jack Betts (as Boris Karloff no less). Again, it’s not technically a horror flick, but it’s a fascinating look at a horror icon. See Gods and Monsters here at Vudu.
Maniac! is not the 1934 scaresploitation movie, nor is it the 1963 Hammer production. It’s not even the legendary 1980 slasher or its brutal 2012 remake. This Maniac! is a 1977 flick about a Native American man who, angered by shady land deals in his home town, comes up with a plan to murder rich people and corrupt cops with a crossbow, with the intent of only stopping once the elite citizens of the town pay him a ransom of one million dollars.
Probably because there are a half dozen other movies with the title of Maniac, this movie is also known by the names Assault in Paradise, The Town That Cried Terror, and The Ransom. For what is basically an exploitation movie, Maniac! boasts one heck of a cast which includes Oliver Reed, James Mitchum, Stuart Whitman, Deborah Raffin, and Paul Koslo. Have a look at Maniac! here at ShoutFactoryTV.
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Feature image courtesy Chris Fischer.