What’s up, Tightwads! It’s Tuesday again, and that means another batch of free movies from iHorror and Tightwad Terror Tuesday. So check this out…
Last weekend, Margot Kidder passed away at the age of 69. Of course, most people know her as Lois Lane from the seventies Superman movies, but horror fans also recognize her from The Amityville Horror, Black Christmas…and Sisters. Sisters is her 1972 horror debut which sees her playing a pair of separated conjoined twins. When a reporter accidentally witnesses a murder through the window of the twins’ apartment, the journalist finds herself embroiled in a twisted HItchcockian plot.
The reason that Sisters has such a HItchcockian plot is because it was directed by number one Hitchcock disciple Brian De Palma. It’s a sleazy little movie, but it’s got plenty of awesome twists and turns, and it has double the Margot Kidder. Catch Sisters right here at Kanopy.
Also known by its original title of Babycall, The Monitor is about a woman who, along with her eight-year-old son, escapes from an abusive relationship. While in hiding, she buys a baby monitor so that she can keep tabs on her son while he’s alone in his room. The baby monitor soon begins picking up sounds that trigger horrifying feelings in the woman.
Creepy babies and killer kids have become an overused trope, but this 2011 movie is surprisingly spooky. It also stars Noomi Rapace, without her Dragon Tattoo. Have a look (and a listen) at The Monitor here at Vudu.
Although its title may sound like it, Demon is not a Lamberto Bava movie, nor is it a generic Asylum flick. It’s a 2015 Polish movie about a man who becomes possessed by a malicious spirit known as a dybbuk on his wedding day. Initially, it just seems as if the man is drunk or sick, but as the day goes on, the poor groom’s soul is tormented further and further.
Demon is a remarkably subtle movie that builds and builds until it basically breaks. Writer/director Marcin Wrona provided a bit of unwanted subtext to the movie when he committed suicide during the film’s festival run. You can see Demon here at Kanopy.
Girls on the Road
Alternatively known as Hot Summer Week, Girls on the Road is a 1972 movie about a couple of young women who are on their way to a hippie gathering. Their road trip takes a dark turn when they pick up a hitchhiking Vietnam veteran who may or may not be a serial killer who has been plaguing the area.
This trashy little exploitation flick is a road movie-cum-proto slasher, full of murderous terror, but also with the feel of a girls gone wild adventure. Check out Girls on the Road right here at Shout Factory TV.
No, this Ragnarok is not the newest Thor movie. It’s a 2013 Norwegian film about an archeologist who travels to the Russian-Norwegian border to research some old runes that he believes will lead him and his team to treasure. Instead, the runes lead them to a monster who is bent on bringing about Ragnarok, or the end of the world, according to Norse mythology.
Ragnarok is a pretty decent foreign monster movie that many creature feature fans may have missed. If you did, you can find it here at TubiTV.
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Feature image courtesy Chris Fischer.