You’ve almost made it through another month, but you’re not quite there yet. Well, here’s another batch of free movies to help you get your horror fix until payday.
It’s more of an exploitation film than a horror movie, but Reefer Madness is legendary. Made in 1936, this pseudo-educational film warns its audience of the dangers of smoking marijuana, showing the madness and mayhem that the characters who partake in the drug experience. In its day, Reefer Madness was considered the worst movie ever made. Viewed through modern eyes, the film is absolutely hilarious, and it has spawned the same type of a cult following that many other “bad” movies enjoy. It really does have to be seen to be believed, and you can see it right here at SnagFilms.
Back in 1974, when television movies were allowed to be scary, Bad Ronald made its way into the collective living rooms of America. The movie is about a young man, of course named Ronald, who accidentally kills a girl and, to escape the police, is hidden away behind the walls of his home by his overbearing mother. The mother dies, and Ronald keeps living within the walls of the home, even when a new family moves in. Because it aired on broadcast television, it’s more creepy than gory, but the film still contains a few good scares. The title role is played by Scott Jacoby, who is the older brother of Billy Jacoby from “Silver Spoons,” and that’s not all; Bad Ronald also stars Kim Hunter from the Planet of the Apes movies and Dabney Coleman from, well, everything. Catch Bad Ronald here at DailyMotion.
Amber Lake is about three half-sisters, all conveniently and curiously named Amber, who are summoned to a lake house to meet each other and their estranged father for the first time. When dear old dad turns up dead, a local cop answers the call and interrogates the girls – and gets three very different stories. This 2011 thriller is a slow burn, and the timeline gets a bit confusing with the conflicting accounts of the events, but once it comes together, it really comes together. With its sparse cast and isolated location, Amber Lake is economical filmmaking at its finest. Check it out here on Hulu.
Not to be confused with either the 2012 Lloyd Kaufman movie or the 1969 British slasher of the same name, this Horror House is a 2008 low-budget schlockfest about a filmmaker who brings a group of aspiring actresses and actors to a dark and spooky house in order to make a horror movie. Of course, the women were cast for their looks and the director doesn’t have a script, but hey – the guy’s an artist and an auteur. What could possibly go wrong? Truthfully, Horror House is nothing that hasn’t been done before, but it’s good for some predictable entertainment. Peek into the Horror House right here at FrightPix.
Made in 1981, The Burning is one of the many camp-killer slashers that was rushed to theaters in the wake of the success of the first Friday the 13th movie. What sets this bloodbath apart from the rest is its antagonist – a badly disfigured killer named Cropsy – and its cast – a capable ensemble that includes babyfaces like Jason Alexander, Fisher Stevens, Holly Hunter, and Brian “Mark Ratner” Backer. The Burning really should be considered essential viewing for fans of the slasher genre, so if you haven’t seen it, or just want to revisit it, it can be found right here on YouTube.