What’s up, Tightwads! How’s your week going? Good or bad, let’s make it better with this bunch of free movies, from iHorror to your eye holes…
Halloween III: Season of the Witch
Halloween III: Season of the Witch is about a doctor who takes it upon himself to investigate an apparent murder/suicide that occurred on his watch. His snooping uncovers a plot to take over the world that involves witchcraft, Stonehenge, and cursed Halloween masks.
This 1982 movie is technically a sequel to the original Halloween and Halloween II, although it has nothing to do with those first two movies (unless you believe the fan theory that Michael Myers was wearing one of the cursed masks when he murdered his sister as a child…?). Halloween III: Season of the Witch has been maligned in the past by fans because of its lack of a masked serial killer, but modern times (and some quality reissues) have caused many viewers to do an about face on it. The one and only Tom Atkins leads the cast, and the movie also includes the most infectious earworm of a jingle ever played in a movie (“eight more days ‘til Halloween, Halloween, Halloween…”). Halloween III: Season of the Witch is essential viewing, and you can do that viewing right here at TubiTV.
Compliance is about a young fast food clerk who is accused of stealing from a customer. A police officer calls her place of work and convinces her manager to bring her into the back and conduct an “investigation” while he is on the phone with her. But as the interrogation methods get more and more invasive, everyone starts to realize that there’s something off about this police officer. Everyone, that is, except the manager, who continues the mistreatment.
This 2012 potboiler unfolds like a conveyor belt from which the audience can’t get away, with the viewer constantly asking themselves how much further it can go. It’s only a horror movie when one realizes the fact that it’s based on actual events; a poor hapless, real-life girl was actually subjected to much of the stuff that is shown in the movie. Dreama Walker plays the young girl, Ann Dowd portrays the manager, and Pat Healy is “Officer Daniels.” Check out Compliance here at Kanopy.
Palmdale is about a reluctant hit man who travels to an unfamiliar city for a job. Before he can finish his nefarious misdeed, he serendipitously meets a young woman who forces him to question his life choices.
Made in 2014, Palmdale is a fine example of a modern noir flick. It’s a bit slow and padded, even with its sparse 71-minute running time. But the extra time just serves to showcase the slick photographic choices. Have a look at Palmdale right here at Vudu.
Intruders is a 2011 movie about a monster called Hollowface who preys on children around the world, from Madrid to London. The only problem is that parents can’t see the creature. So, is the monster just invisible to adults, or does it all exist solely in the minds of the kids?
Intruders is a fun little diversion about superstition and legend. It was made around the same time as movies like Sinister and The Conjuring, and it shows; it’s obviously a modern-era spookfest. Clive Owen and Daniel Brühl headline the capable cast. Catch Intruders here at Popcornflix.
Frankenstein is, of course, another retelling of the classic Mary Shelley tale about a monster created by science. This 2015 version of the tale is told from the viewpoint of the monster, who is left for dead by the married pair of scientists who created him. All alone in the world, he is forced to deal with hatred, bigotry, and brutality.
Bernard Rose of Candyman fame wrote and directed this inventive spin on the stale old Modern Prometheus myth. Xavier Samuel plays the monster, Danny Huston and Carrie-Anne Moss are the “parents,” and Rose’s old pal Tony Todd pops in for a small-but-pivotal role. Watch this Frankenstein here at IMBD Freedive.
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Feature image courtesy Chris Fischer.