Tuesday’s here again, and that means more free movies from iHorror. Here’s another round of cheap thrills for your point-and-click pleasure.
The Exorcism of Emily Rose
The Exorcism of Emily Rose is about, well, a girl named Emily Rose who is the subject of an exorcism. She dies during the process, and the priest who performed the exorcism is charged with her murder. Made in 2005, The Exorcism of Emily Rose is a bit like The Exorcist told through the eyes of John Grisham; much of the film takes place in a courtroom, but the flashbacks and dream sequences that recall the circumstances of the exorcism are chilling. This one was directed by Scott Derrickson of Sinister fame, and the first-rate cast features Jennifer Carpenter, Tom Wilkinson, and Laura Linney. The Exorcism of Emily Rose can be seen here on Crackle.
Made in 1983 at the height of the golden age of the slasher movie, Disconnected is about a girl who meets a creepy guy at the video store where she works and they start dating. Her twin sister, who has a history of stealing boyfriends from her, makes her own move for the guy, but neither gal realizes that the dude is a serial killer who has been stalking their little town. Disconnected is a really strange movie. It’s extremely low-budget, made while director Gorman Bechard was in film school, and it looks like it. However, the cheapness is almost an asset; it has a surreal dreaminess about it, and the entire storyline is built on ambiguity, with the lines between fantasy and reality blurred beyond recognition. It’s also got a rocking soundtrack. See (and hear) Disconnected right here on YouTube.
Midnight Movie is a supernatural thriller in the disguise of a basic slasher. It’s about a psychotic movie director/actor who is confined to an insane asylum after going crazy while making his masterpiece film. He escapes and heads to a movie theater where they happen to be showing his movie to a group of kids who are ripe for the bloody plucking. At first, it does seem that this 2009 splatterfest is just going to be a typical killing-kids-in-a-theater movie, and it is, but it takes a paranormal turn when the kids find themselves trapped inside the movie itself while trying to get away from the killer. The killer is creepy as hell, too, with a crazy whole-head mask and a badass razor-sharp hand drill that he uses to filet his victims. Oh, and Brea Grant is in it, and that’s never a bad thing. Check out Midnight Movie right here on Hulu.
The Maze begins with a man breaking up with his beautiful fiancé in order to live in a Scottish castle that he inherits from his Uncle. His ex-fiancé and her aunt go looking for him, and discover that the castle – and the hedge maze that is attached to it – have changed him dramatically. The Maze was made and marketed in 1953 as one of the first 3D movies, although the technology is used more as a gimmick than a storytelling device. The Maze is a pretty well-crafted movie, and while the titular maze may not be as scary as the one from that other hedge maze movie, The Shining, the film has an ending that is just as unforgettable as the climactic chase scene in the Kubrick classic, albeit a bit more outlandish. Jump into The Maze here at DailyMotion.
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
In 1962, Bette Davis and Joan Crawford teamed up to creep the hell out of the world in the classic What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? Well, this is not that movie. Instead, this is a 1991 TV Movie remake of it. Both movies are about a now-crippled former child star who is holed up in her Hollywood mansion and tormented by her sister. The sisters, played by Davis and Crawford in the original, are portrayed by real-life sisters Vanessa and Lynn Redgrave in the remake. Now, the remake is obviously not as good as the Davis/Crawford version, but it is worth a watch, if only to see the Redgraves onscreen together in all their creepy, campy glory. You can watch the nineties version of What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? here on YouTube.