Another Tuesday is here, so here come the free movies, courtesy of your pals at iHorror! Don’t dilly-dally this week, a couple of these have expiration dates, and nothing is scarier than missing out. Now, on to the movies!
Here’s one of those cases where everyone is familiar with the iconic images from the movie, but many have not seen the actual film. Eraserhead is about a Cosmo Kramer-looking guy named Henry who works a menial factory job, lives in a dank apartment, and finds himself the father of a deformed, dinosaur-like baby that screams all day and night. This 1977 classic is the first feature length movie by David Lynch, so you know it’s fantastically surreal and more than a little creepy. The sound design alone makes it a tough watch, so it’s definitely not for everyone, but it has managed to amass a pretty decent-sized cult following over the years. This one is only free until 6/28, at which point it will probably switch over to Hulu-Plus and become part of their pay service. But, for a little less than a week, you can still watch it for free right here on Hulu.
Ghosts of Mars
Ghosts of Mars is about a group of futuristic police officers who are sent to a mining colony on Mars to retrieve a criminal. When they get there, they find much more than just their wanted man. Ghosts of Mars was directed by John Carpenter in the year 2001, so it falls into the more underappreciated column of the filmmaker’s work. The cast alone is worth the price of admission, an ensemble which includes Jason Statham, Clea DuVall, Pam Grier, Ice Cube, and Natasha Henstridge. This is another one that expires soon, on 7/1, so act quickly and catch Ghosts of Mars here on Crackle.
More of a suspense thriller than an outright horror film, 11:14 is basically five different stories that overlap and become entangled with each other, all ingeniously culminating in a single terrifying event. This 2003 movie also sports an all-star cast which includes Hilary Swank, Patrick Swayze, Rachael Leigh Cook, Colin Hanks, Barbara Hershey, and Henry Thomas. This one is darkly comedic with razor-sharp wit. For fans of tense Hitchcockian mystery who are able to keep up with a fast-moving, multi-dimensional plot, 11:14 will not disappoint. Although this version is missing a few minutes here and here, it can be seen here on YouTube.
Made in 1935 during the golden age of the horror movie, Mad Love is about a pianist whose hands are crushed in a horrible train accident. A doctor who happens to be in love with the pianist’s wife is able to transplant the hands of an executed killer onto his arms, with predictably horrific results. Mad Love is one of many filmic adaptations of the novel “The Hands of Orlac,” but the presence of the incomparable Peter Lorre as the mad doctor and the charming Colin Clive as the pianist make this one the best. Judge for yourself, right here at DailyMotion.
Prom Night is the classic 1980 slasher about a killer who stalks a senior prom in order to gain revenge on the students for a deed that was committed years earlier. For the most part, Prom Night is as typical as an eighties horror flick is going to get, but it does have a few things going for it; it stars Jamie Lee Curtis (who was already a bona-fide scream queen by then), it was directed by Paul Lynch (who went on to work on both the “Darkroom” and “The Twilight Zone” television shows), and it features some awesome disco-dancing (because, in Canada in 1980, no one told them that it wasn’t cool anymore). Prom Night has spawned a couple of sequels and a remake, but you can check out the original right here on YouTube.