Hey Tightwads! June Gloom got you in a funk? Well, Tightwad Terror Tuesday is here with some free movies to set you straight. And this week’s free movies are great, so let’s get to them.
As if you don’t already know, Creepshow 2 is the 1987 sequel to the classic Creepshow. It’s another anthology, this time consisting of three stories, one about a wooden Indian that comes to life, another about a group of teens on a raft marooned on a raft in a lake, and a third about a woman who kills a hitchhiker with her car on her way home (or does she…?).
The screenplay for Creepshow 2 was again written by Stephen King and George Romero, although Romero turns the directorial duties over to Michael Gornick. The stories aren’t as memorable as those in Creepshow, but the middle one about the kids on the raft is worth the price of admission alone. Especially when that price is free. Check out Creepshow 2 here at TubiTV.
Beetlejuice is about a ghost couple who are annoyed by the new family that has moved into their home. So they call out a “bio-exorcist” named Beetlejuice to scare the new occupants away.
This 1988 Tim Burton movie is more of a fantasy-comedy than a horror movie, but since it features the “ghost with the most,” we’re going to allow it. Michael Keaton stars in the title role (a year before he became Batman), Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis play the deceased couple, and Winona Ryder shows up as the daughter of the new family who is sympathetic to the spirits. Have a look at Beetlejuice here at Vudu.
And speaking of Batman…the cinematic world is in an uproar over the casting of Robert Pattinson as the new caped crusader. Before making any judgements, please check out some of Pattinson’s post-Twilight work. Work such as The Rover.
The Rover is a 2014 post-apocalyptic movie about a loner whose only possession – his car – is stolen. As he pursues the thieves, he forms an unusual alliance with the thief’s brother. Guy Pearce plays the loner, and Pattinson shines as the brother. Do your pre-Batman homework with The Rover here at Kanopy.
Seven (stylized as Se7en) is a 1995 criminal procedural about a pair of detectives who are hunting a serial killer who patterns his murders after the seven deadly sins. As the investigators get closer, the killer makes things personal, dragging one of the cops into his deadly scheme.
Seven is an absolute classic of highbrow horror cinema, one of those movies that wins critical accolades while still being embraced by hardcore horror fans (think The Silence of the Lambs and The Sixth Sense). David Fincher directs, Morgan Freeman and Brad Pitt star as the detectives, and Kevin Spacey plays the killer. This movie coined one of the most quoted phrases in cinematic history when it asked “what’s in the box?” Find out here at IMDB Freedive.
Transsiberian is a 2008 movie about an activist couple from America that takes a train from Beijing to Moscow. On the train, they meet another couple, and the quick-yet-uneasy friendship draws them into a web of deceit and darkness.
Saying too much about Transsiberian would be doing a disservice to the movie. Woody Harrelson and Emily Mortimer play the American couple, Kate Mara and Eduardo Noriega play the other couple, and Ben Kingsley even pops in for some fun. Catch Transsiberian here at Popcornflix.
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Feature image courtesy Chris Fischer.