Tomorrow’s the first, and hopefully your rent is all paid up. If that tapped you out, don’t sweat it. IHorror is here with another batch of free movies to scare the heck out of you.
House is a classic horror/comedy from 1986 about a writer who inherits a house from his aunt. Upon moving in, he discovers that the house is haunted, but not by just any old spooks; the house is full of crazy, ugly monsters. This one has a great horror pedigree, with many of the people behind the Friday the 13th movies involved, including Steve Miner, Sean S. Cunningham, and Harry Manfredini. It’s also written by Fred Dekker of Night of the Creeps fame. Even with these frightmasters at the wheel, House is more comedy than horror, but it’s still a lot of fun. Added bonus; stars The Greatest American Hero himself, William Katt, in the lead role. Check out House here on YouTube.
The Face of Marble
The Face of Marble is about a mad scientist who becomes obsessed with bringing the dead back to life. He works tirelessly towards his goal, and his wife, feeling neglected by her husband, starts to fall in love with his assistant. There’s also a housekeeper who practices voodoo and a ghostly Great Dane. Made in 1946 by Monogram pictures at the height of its Poverty Row days, The Face of Marble is somewhat flawed, but it’s creative and clever enough to beg for a little forgiveness. And, at 72 minutes, it’s a brisk watch. And it stars John Carradine. So watch The Face of Marble here at DailyMotion.
The Crater Lake Monster
Before horror and sci-fi movies were made inside computers, the monsters were created in one of two ways: actors in monster suits or stop-motion animation. The Crater Lake Monster is an awesome example of the latter. Released during a time when the Loch Ness Monster was all the rage, this 1977 movie is about a dinosaur, specifically a Plesiosaurus, that is set free when a meteorite crashes into Crater Lake in Northern California. The Harryhausenesque stop-motion “Fanta-Mation” for the film was done by David W. Allen, who also brought to life the aliens in Laserblast and Quetzalcoatl in Q: The Winged Serpent. Get “Fanta-Mated” for yourself here on YouTube.
The Mystery of the Mary Celeste
Although it’s listed as The Mystery of the Mary Celeste, the film that’s shown here is actually Phantom Ship. The difference? About eighteen minutes. The longer British version of the film is presumed lost, and the truncated American renamed cut is all that remains. The film is a speculative account of what might have happened aboard the Mary Celeste on its fateful last voyage, one that ended with the ship being found floating adrift with no trace of its crew aboard. Needless to say, the events of the film involve murder, mayhem, and mischief. This 1935 not-so-classic stars Bela Lugosi in his prime, so it’s worth the watch just to see the talented actor in a non-Dracula role. The Mystery of the Mary Celeste is also one of the first Hammer Horror pictures. See the 62 minute, shortened movie here on Hulu.
Death Mask is the story of a circus sideshow performer with a horribly scarred face who is ostracized by his peers because of his disfigurement. He is given a piece of wood by a psychic out of which he carves a mask, and everyone who lays eyes upon the finished mask goes crazy and kills themselves…or someone else. Made in 1998, Death Mask is the brainchild of James Best, better known as Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane on The Dukes of Hazzard, who not only stars in the film, but wrote it as well. Death Mask has a seriously low-budget vibe to it, giving it the feel of a Troma or Full Moon picture, and the presence of B-movie scream queen Linnea Quigley in the film only serves to reinforce that fact. Death Mask can be found here at PopcornFlix.