Another weekend has come and gone. It’s okay, though; here’s another batch of free movies to get you through the week, courtesy of your pals at iHorror.
Zombie movies are a dime a dozen these days, but Fido is a little different; it takes place in a world where zombies are domesticated and kept as pets. Of course, they are zombies, so things can and do go horribly wrong. Like Warm Bodies a few years ago, this 2006 zom-com turns the subgenre on its ear, making it a fun deviation from the oversaturated onslaught of interchangeable modern zombie movies. Billy Connolly is hilarious as the title zombie, too. If you’re tired of 28 Days Later-style zombies, check out Fido right here on Hulu.
Lust for Vengeance
Made in 2001, Lust for Vengeance purports to be a modern American giallo, but that’s a bit misleading. The movie is about a killer who systematically stalks and kills five women, making them pay for their sins in his twisted mind. It’s a suspenseful mystery thriller with some truly chilling moments, but the monochromatic photography isn’t stylish enough for the movie to earn a place in the giallo subgenre. It does have a rocking (if a bit repetitive) soundtrack, and plenty of gratuitous sex (although none of the sex is particularly sexy). Maybe Lust for Vengeance would be more enjoyable without the pre-movie message from the filmmaker that tries to convince the audience that it’s a giallo? Who knows? Decide for yourself by watching it here at Snagfilms.
The Great American Snuff Film
The Great American Snuff Film is exactly what the name implies; it’s a collection of home movies that supposedly documents the crimes of a serial murderer. It would probably have been a horrifying movie if it were made in the seventies or eighties. However, it was released in 2003, post-The Blair Witch Project, so the found footage aspect of the movie doesn’t really fool anyone. Whether the audience believes in its authenticity or not, it is still a brutal and disturbing movie; it just doesn’t have the same visceral and emotional impact as it would if it were actually true. Anyway, if violence and murder are your thing, you can find The Great American Snuff Film here on Viewster.
Raymond Did It
Raymond Did It is about a group of kids that accidentally kills one of their friends while out playing one day. They blame the death on Raymond, the victim’s mentally challenged brother, who is put away in an insane asylum. Years later, he escapes, and comes after the kids who framed him for his brother’s murder. Raymond Did It is very low budget, actually feeling like a student film in a lot of ways, but this 2011 flick does have a couple of things going for it. First, the cast; it stars a handful of talented ladies, including Elissa Dowling, who has had little parts in lots of cool movies (like We Are Still Here, Cheap Thrills, Starry Eyes, and ColdWater), and Lindsay Felton and Jessica Palette, both of whom were on VH1’s reality gameshow Scream Queens. Secondly, Raymond Did It has a few really cool and inventive kills, like one that is reminiscent of Cannibal Holocaust and another that we’ll just call “Death by Bong.” See Raymond Did It right here at Frightpix.
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Okay, this one isn’t exactly a horror movie, but it’s got alien invaders, and it’s a cinematic classic, so we’re going to stretch it a bit here. Close Encounters of the Third Kind is about a group of people who find that they are being drawn to a specific location that is to be the site of a UFO landing. This movie was an early Steven Spielberg flick, made in 1977 and coming right after Jaws on his resume, so it’s a technically strong film that still has the wide-eyed wonder that was present in the director’s films during the beginning period of his career. Again, Close Encounter of the Third Kind isn’t particularly scary, but it’s a must-see for fans of all genres of movies. So see it right here at Crackle.