Hey Tightwads! It’s Tuesday, which means another batch of free movies from iHorror and Tightwad Terror Tuesday! It’s getting towards the end of a month, and the pickins are a little slim, but if you like fringe horror, these may be right up your alley…
On the heels of director Guillermo del Toro’s pair of Oscar wins (and the release of his very own action figure), this week we’re going to take a look at his feature debut Cronos. This 1993 horror fantasy is about a sixteenth century device that is able to provide its owner with eternal life. It resurfaces in the present day, and of course, carnage ensues.
Cronos isn’t as fantastical as some of GdT’s later works, but his filmmaking style is still fully on display. Of course, his pal Ron Perlman appears in the movie. Make some time for Cronos right here at Kanopy.
There seem to be dozens of movies called Shelter, but this one is a 2015 sci-fi thriller about five people who are forced into an underground bomb shelter where they are forced to wait out the nuclear winter. As the days turn into weeks and the weeks turn into months, the group figures out that the shelter is a bit too small for so many people.
There are no big name stars in Shelter. The film’s tag line is accurate – One Room, Five Strangers, No Escape. If contained thrillers are your thing, check out Shelter here at TubiTV.
White God is a Hungarian movie about a young girl who is separated from her beloved dog by her mean father. The dog shows remarkable resolve in finding his way back to the girl, but he is forced to do some very inhumane things along the way, and he even ends up leading a pack of murderous strays as they rampage through the city.
This Homeward Bound-turned-Cujo movie is seriously one of the best of 2014, if you can broaden your horizons as to what you’ll accept as horror. Dog actors Luke and Body even won the Palm Dog award at the Cannes Film Festival for their portrayal of the lead canine. Oh, and the hundreds of dogs that appear in the film are all real strays from the streets of Budapest, and the producers found all of them homes when filming wrapped. Open up your mind, and catch White God here at Kanopy.
The Keeping Room
The Keeping Room is a 2014 western thriller set in the final days of the civil war about a trio of women who, left alone while the men are all off fighting, are forced to protect their southern home from a nefarious pair of rogue Union soldiers who have broken off from their unit.
Essentially, The Keeping Room is a home invasion movie, but it’s made unique by the shifting sense of morality and the ever-changing vulnerability of the characters. It’s basically a more brutal telling of The Beguiled. Have a look at The Keeping Room here at Vudu.
The Amityville Terror
And just so this week isn’t all fringe horror, we’ve got an Amityville movie. The Amityville Terror is about a family that moves into the infamous Amityville house (although it looks more like the Psycho house) and immediately begins to experience ghostly happenings. To add to their grief, the townspeople seem bent on forcing them to stay there.
It may sound like an Asylum mockbuster, but it’s not. However, this 2016 offering is an Amityville movie in name only; it’s one of those loophole-exploiting, rights-sidestepping modern entries that has very little to do with the rest of the franchise. It’s pretty bad, but Amityville completists (or just curious horror fans) can find The Amityville Terror here at Popcornflix.
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Feature image courtesy Chris Fischer.