Hey Tightwads! Summer’s here! Hot enough for you? Here’s this week’s batch of free movies to help cool you down, or at least to help distract you from the heat…
The Transfiguration is a 2016 movie about a teenage boy who is a vampire. At least, he thinks that he’s a vampire, but he may just be a serial killer who drinks the blood of his victims. His life changes when he meets a bullied girl who is just as emotionally damaged as he is.
Although it lifts plot points from every vampire movie from Martin to Near Dark, The Transfiguration does it in a way that creates something new and unique. And it’s disturbing. And beautiful. It also features cameos by Lloyd Kaufman as “Hobo” and Larry Fessenden as “Drunk Man.” Have a look at The Transfiguration right here at Kanopy.
The Remain is about two scientists who are sent to the old site of a Manson-style death cult to investigate abnormal animal and plant life. Once isolated there, they experience a series of odd occurrences that lead them to believe that they may not be alone in the woods. They hope that their visitors are just random pranksters instead of leftover rogue cult members.
It’s a bit thin on plot, but this 2018 offering is a very atmospheric film, beautifully shot with brilliant sound design and a suitably spooky score. They Remain is one of those movies where the viewer has to pay attention to the entire frame of the picture, and maybe even look outside of it at times. Check out They Remain here, also at Kanopy.
Although it’s not really a horror movie, Holy Motors is pretty unclassifiable, so some fright flick fans will probably enjoy it. Essentially, this 2012 is about a man who drives around in a limousine and performs various annoying and freaky tasks for different people.
Holy Motors is a fantastically surreal film. It evokes the work of Alejandro Jodorowksy and Nicolas Winding Refn, but with less story and more pretension (if that’s possible). Catch Holy Motors right here at Popcornflix.
From Don’t Look Now to Don’t Breath, horror movies love to tell people what not to do, and Don’t Blink is no exception. Don’t Blink is about a group of ten friends who travels to a secluded ski resort, only to find it completely abandoned. As they investigate and try to find out what happened to the other guests, they soon realize that they are disappearing one by one as well.
This 2014 creeper is one of the new breed of 21st century straight-to-video flicks. The cast is full of talented has-beens like Mena Suvari, Brian Austin Green, and Zack Ward (all three of whom are also producers on the project). You can find this nifty little thriller here at Tubi TV.
Killing Me Softly
Killing Me Softly is a 2002 erotic thriller about a woman who leaves a stable loving relationship to pursue a lustful, carnal experience with a mysterious mountain climber. Of course, things are not always as they seem, and she soon finds herself wrapped up in a deadly game of cat and mouse.
Killing Me Softly wants to be Fatal Attraction or Basic Instinct, but doesn’t quite have the legs. It is a fun watch, though, mostly because of the performances of Heather Graham and Joseph Fiennes in the lead roles. Watch Killing Me Softly here at Vudu.
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Feature image courtesy Chris Fischer.