Hey Tightwads! How’s it going? Will a batch of free movies make things better for you? I hope so, because I’ve got one for you!
Summer is here, so let’s kick things off with a shark movie. Bait is about a group of people who get stuck inside a supermarket after a freak tsunami hits the coast of Australia. However, the flood is the least of their worries; a gang of rogue sharks has found its way into the supermarket as well, and the predators are hungry.
Sure, the 2012 thriller is exploitative (it was even in 3D when it was in theaters), but what shark movie isn’t? The supermarket angle is a fresh one, and killer sharks are always fun. The cast includes Sharni Vinson and Xavier Samuel, too. Have a look at Bait here at Vudu.
Daguerrotype is a 2016 movie about a young man who is hired as an assistant to a photographer who is obsessed with taking photos of his daughter using the antiquated method of daguerreotype. Things get complicated when the ghost of the man’s wife shows up.
It’s unclear as to why the title is misspelled, but Daguerrotype is a creepy little ghost story. It’s a French movie, but was directed by Japanese filmmaker Kiyoshi Kurosawa (who is not related to Akira Kurosawa). It’s also a slow-burner, clocking in at around two hours and ten minutes. If drawn-out foreign spook shows are your thing, check out Daguerrotype here at Kanopy.
Amityville: Mt. Misery Road
Whoa, another Amityville movie? Not really.
Amityville: Mt. Misery Road is about a pair of amateur ghost hunters who visit a road that is supposedly haunted by everything from the occupants of an old mental hospital to a red-eyed devil dog. Of course, they find something – or many somethings – during their ill-fated excursion.
This 2018 micro-budget movie has nothing to do with the Amityville series. It seems as if filmmakers Chuck and Karolina Morrongiello simply popped the public domain word on there to drum up interest in the movie. On its own, Amityville: Mt. Misery Road is a cool testament to what two people can do with a camera (the Morrongiellos literally did everything, from writing, directing, and acting to the music, makeup, and visual effects). As a movie, it’s a standard low-rent found footage flick. But props really need to be given to the filmmakers for grabbing the bull by the horns and making their damn movie. Catch Amityville: Mt. Misery Road here at TubiTV.
What the Waters Left Behind
What the Waters Left Behind is about some aspiring filmmakers who travel to the ruined city of Villa Epecuen in Argentina to make a documentary. The kids are expecting a deserted ghost town, but when they get stranded in the villa, they realize that there are sinister things afoot in the ruins.
This 2017 shocker starts off slowly, but hits the ground running once the heroes are confronted by the very real threats that occupy the deserted city. It’s gory and brutal, but still a little dry. It’s worth seeing for the spooky locations alone. You can find What the Waters Left Behind here at Popcornflix.
Donnie Darko is a 2001 movie about a young introvert whose only social outlets are his girlfriend, his psychiatrist, and his imaginary friend, a giant scary bunny named Frank. When he narrowly escapes being killed by an engine that falls off of a plane, Donnie’s life becomes a series of strange events that seem more supernatural than random.
Donnie Darko is a really weird movie, but it has found a huge cult following in the years since its release, mostly thanks to a terrific performance from Jake Gyllenhaal and a great support cast which includes Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Patrick Swayze, Drew Barrymore, Noah Wylie, and Seth Rogen. See Donnie Darko here at IMDB Freedive.
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Feature image courtesy Chris Fischer.