Hey Tightwads! Hot enough for you? Keep cool with this week’s batch of free movies, from the internet to your eyeballs…
The Exorcist is William Friedkin’s legendary 1973 adaptation of William Peter Blatty’s novel about a young girl who is possessed by a demon and the priests who are tasked with saving her. There’s probably nothing more that needs to be said about it.
Considered by many to be the “scariest movie ever made” (and, therefore, being the benchmark by which all other horror movies are measured), The Exorcist spawned two sequels, two prequels, and a television series. It also made a star out of Linda Blair. But you probably already knew all of that. What you may not know is that The Exorcist is streaming for free right here at Vudu.
As one might surmise from the title, Zodiac is about the search for the infamous seventies Bay Area serial killer as seen through the eyes of the newspaper reporters and police detectives who took part in the manhunt.
This sprawling 2007 David Fincher epic is based on a book written by Robert Graysmith, who was one of the newsmen who helped with the case. This true crime drama boasts a star-studded cast that includes Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey Jr., Anthony Edwards, Chloë Sevigney, John Carroll Lynch, Clea DuVall, James Le Gros, Dermot Mulroney, Donal Logue, and Brian Cox. Check out Zodiac here at Crackle.
Set in a post-apocalyptic world where food is more valuable than gold, Delicatessen is about a butcher who owns an apartment building. Every so often, the building’s maintenance man will disappear, coincidentally right around the time that the butcher prepares a huge feast for his tenants.
This 1991 French black comedy is not your typical cannibalism movie. It’s almost Shakespearian in its sense of humor. It also has a lot to say on the political analogy side of things. Have a look at Delicatessen right here at Popcornflix.
The Unwanted is a 2014 reimagining of Sheridan Le Fanu’s classic vampire tale “Carmilla” about a young woman who winds up in a country town while looking for her mother. She meets and falls for a waitress who knows what happened to her mother, but the waitress’ father wants her to keep the secret at all costs.
The Unwanted is not a very faithful telling of “Carmilla,” but it has the main ideas down. Viewers will recognize Hannah Fierman from V/H/S and William Katt from Carrie/House/”The Greatest American Hero” amongst the cast. Catch The Unwanted here at Kanopy.
Darkness Falls is about a nice woman who acts as the town tooth fairy, exchanging coins for childrens’ teeth. When the woman is blamed for the disappearance of a couple of kids, the townspeople burn her alive, but not before she puts a curse on their children, claiming that she would kill every child who looks at her while she does her ghostly tooth fairy work. The only boy who saw her and lived to tell about it makes the mistake of coming back to the town as an adult to help out a friend and her son.
Made in 2003, Darkness Falls is one of those millennium horror movies that tried very hard to be different, but wound up looking just like every other movie produced around the same time. It’s a fun, albeit forgettable, little spook flick. You can find Darkness Falls here at TubiTV.
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Feature image courtesy Chris Fischer.