Another Tuesday is here, and that means more free movies. Here’s another batch of horrors that won’t cost you one red cent.
Contrary to what the title may imply, Found is not a found-footage horror film. It’s actually about a young boy who discovers that his older brother is a serial killer. This 2012 offering is a very brutal and disturbing film, thanks in part to a brutal and disturbing movie-within-the-movie called Headless which is being kickstarted into its own standalone film right now. The most intriguing aspect of Found is that it’s basically a coming-of-age movie, just with the main character doing his growing up with a homicidal maniac for a brother. This one’s got one of the best opening scenes in recent memory, so at least check out the first ten minutes or so. You can check it out here on Hulu.
Graduation Day was made in 1981 at the beginning of the golden age of the slasher movie. It’s about a murderer who stalks a high school track team after one of its runners dies while running in a race. Graduation Day is a pretty standard killer-on-the-loose horror movie, but it features early appearances by Wheel of Fortune letter-turner Vanna White and future scream queen Linnea Quigley. It’s also got a killer who sports a fencing mask, predating Jason’s hockey mask in Friday the 13th Part III by a year. Graduation Day is a classic for fans of the slasher genre, and it can be found here on YouTube.
One of a rash of films in the early 2000s that dealt with a fear of technology, 2006’s Pulse is about a computer hacker who figures out a way to connect the realm of the dead with the living by unlocking an electronic portal. Yeah, it sounds silly, but the movie is actually kind of fun. Like many other movies of the period, Pulse is a remake of a Japanese movie called Kairo, only with a Wes Craven screenplay. This one gets bonus points for starring Veronica Mars and Damon Salvatore themselves (otherwise known as Kristen Bell and Ian Somerhalder, respectively). Plug into Pulse right here on Hulu.
Grim Prairie Tales
Grim Prairie Tales is an anthology film about a pair of western travelers who share a campfire and tell each other scary stories in an effort to freak each other out. The 1990 movie itself is pretty low-budget, but the two storytellers are played by Brad Dourif and James Earl Jones, so watching it is a little like listening to Chucky and Darth Vader take turns spinning yarns. Grim Prairie Tales contains one of the strangest/most hilarious sex scenes that has ever appeared in a movie, so at least watch that – then rewind and watch it again, because you’ll probably be wondering if you saw it right the first time (hint: you most likely did). The scene in question begins about 35 minutes in, so either jump right to it or sit through the whole film here on YouTube.
Like many of the science fiction films of the fifties, the underlying theme in Invisible Invaders is the threat of nuclear annihilation. In this 1959 film, it is revealed that aliens have taken over the Earth’s moon and have lived there undetected for 20,000 years due to their invisibility. They make the jump to Earth and, through the occupation of recently dead people, demand the world’s surrender as they believe that humans have become a threat to the galaxy because of their development of atomic weaponry. So, not only is Invisible Invaders an alien invasion film, but it’s a zombie film as well. This one is directed by low-budget legend Edward L. Cahn and stars b-movie stalwarts John Agar and John Carradine. See Invisible Invaders (if you can…nyuck nyuck nyuck) here at DailyMotion.