What’s up, Tightwads! How’s your week going? Would a batch of free movies help speed things along? Well, then. You’re in luck. Because here they are.
Silver Bullet is a 1985 Stephen King story about a small town that is plagued by a series of murders. A paraplegic boy suspects that the killings are the work of a werewolf. With the help of his sister and uncle, the boy sets out to save the town…and his own skin…from the beast.
Silver Bullet is an unsung movie, both amongst King adaptations and the werewolf subgenre. King himself wrote the screenplay for director Daniel Attias, and the cast includes Corey Haim as the wheelchair-bound protagonist, Gary Busey as his uncle, and Megan Follows as his sister, with Terry O’Quinn, Everett McGill, and Lawrence Tierney in support. Check out Silver Bullet here at Vudu.
One of the biggest scandals of recent weeks has been the deletion of the Twitter account belonging to the Soska Sisters, whose only crime was sharing a photograph promoting their newest movie, a remake of David Cronenberg’s Rabid. Now’s as good a time as any to have a look at the original Rabid.
Rabid is about a woman who undergoes plastic surgery after a horrific automobile accident. She awakes from the surgery with a voracious appetite for human blood. Part body horror and part zombie flick, this 1977 classic is pure Cronenberg. Adult film star Marilyn Chambers stars in the lead role. Get Rabid right here at ShoutFactoryTV.
Set after a zombie apocalypse, Warm Bodies is about a good-hearted zombie who saves the life a non-zombie girl. The two enter into an unlikely relationship, one which joins their two tribes together in a fight against a bigger threat.
This 2013 movie is a uniquely charming combination of a horror flick and a teen romance. It also flexes its comedic muscles pretty strongly, too. Nicholas Hoult plays the zombie, Teresa Palmer plays the girl, and the cast is rounded out by A-listers like John Malkovich, Rob Corddry, and Dave Franco. Catch Warm Bodies here at Vudu.
Dark Was the Night
Dark Was the Night is a 2014 creature feature about a police chief in a logging town who finds that his community is under attack by a fierce creature that hides in the woods. The officer has to protect his town while battling his own demons.
Dark Was the Night is a creative take on the unseen monster motif. Of course, the monster is shown eventually, and it’s pretty cool, but what’s not shown is scarier. Kevin Durand has a field day as the tormented cop. Have a look at Dark Was the Night here at TubiTV.
A Monster Calls
And speaking of monsters…A Monster Calls is about a young boy who is plagued by nightmares from dealing with school bullies by day and his mother’s terminal illness by night. He is visited by a tree monster who offers to tell him three stories in exchange for the boy telling the truth about his nightmares. But the boy may not be ready for the truth.
This 2016 fantasy movie is a charming little fairy tale about the power of love and loss. Lewis MacDougall stars as the boy, Felicity Jones as his mother, and Sigourney Weaver as his grandmother. Oh, and Liam Neeson plays the monster. See A Monster Calls here at IMDB Freedive.
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Feature image courtesy Chris Fischer.