What’s up, Tightwads? Are you ready for another week’s worth of free movies? I hope you said yes, because here they are, straight from the internet to your eyeballs…
Red State is a twisted movie about a group of kids that goes to a trailer park for what they think is going to be a sex swinger party. They soon find themselves held captive by members of a fanatic church led by an enigmatic evangelist who wants to punish all sinners.
This 2011 offering was written and directed by comedy legend Kevin Smith, but there is not an ounce of humor in the movie. An obvious dig on religious organizations like The Westboro Baptist Church who protest anything and everything, Red State boasts as all-star cast that includes John Goodman, Michael Parks, Melissa Leo, Anna Gunn, and Stephen Root. Check it out here at Popcornflix.
The Canal is about a film archivist who discovers that his home was the site of a brutal murder in the early 1900s. When his wife, whom he suspects was cheating on him, disappears, the man becomes the prime suspect, but he believes there are more sinister forces at work.
One of the most buzzworthy movies of 2014, The Canal is a creative and engaging spooky horror mystery along the same lines as Shutter Island or Jacob’s Ladder, only based more in the supernatural realm that the realistic. Rupert Evans stars as the archivist, Hannah Hoekstra plays his wife, and the always-great Antonia Campbell Hughes shows up as one of his coworkers. Have a look at The Canal here at Kanopy.
As discussed on this week’s episode of Eye on Horror, Deliverance is a legendary 1972 movie about a quartet of wannabe outdoorsmen who want to take one last canoeing trip on a favorite river before the thing is dammed up and the area is developed. The city-slickers get into hot water when they run afoul of the local redneck population.
Deliverance was directed by John Boorman from a script by James Dickey. The film not only changed the way that the filmgoing public looked at banjos, but it also coined the phrase “squeal like a pig, boy.” The hapless campers are masterfully portrayed by Burt Reynolds, Jon Voight, Ned Beatty (squeal!), and Ronny Cox. Hear the “Dueling Banjos” right here at Vudu.
A few weeks ago, Tightwad Terror Tuesday brought you Holy Motors. This week, we’ve got another limousine movie. Cosmopolis is about a young millionaire who rides across New York on his way to get a haircut, conducting business from the back of his limo the whole way. Of course, nothing is ever that easy, and his journey is met with traffic jams, bad news…and even a possible assassin.
This 2012 minimalistic flick was directed by David Cronenberg, and for as weird as it is, it’s one of the schlock filmmakers more standard movies. Robert Pattinson does well shedding his Twilight skin for this one, and he is supported by wonderful actors like Juliette Binoche, Paul Giamatti, Sarah Gadon, Kevin Durand, and Jay Baruchel. Take a ride with Cosmopolis here at Crackle.
Seoul Station is an animated 2016 prequel to the Korean zombie favorite Train to Busan. The movie is about a father searching for his runaway daughter who finds himself at ground zero of a zombie apocalypse.
Seoul Station is a clever origin story for one of 2016’s most revered movies. Sure, it’s animated, but it’s still gruesome and horrifying, and more importantly, it has just as much heart as its predecessor. Those who love Train to Busan should absolutely check out Seoul Station. And you can check it out right here at Kanopy.
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Feature image courtesy Chris Fischer.