What’s up, Tightwads! It’s time for another Tightwad Terror Tuesday, and you know what that means! Here’s this week’s batch of free movies, carefully curated to go from the internet to your eyeballs…
Devil’s Whisper is about a young Catholic boy whose grandmother dies. While going through her stuff, the boy and his father find a crucifix sealed inside a box in an old armoire. Wearing the crucifix summons a demon that wants to possess the boy and everyone close to him.
This 2017 occult thriller is, on the surface, just another possession movie, but it has deep subtext about the Catholic Church, family loyalty, and child abuse. It’s pretty damn spooky, too. Have a look at Devil’s Whisper here at Crackle.
A Nightmare on Elm Street
A few weeks back, Tightwad Terror Tuesday pointed you towards the masterpiece original A Nightmare on Elm Street and several of its sequels. This week, we’re taking it to the other extreme; this is the 2010 remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street. The story, about a serial killer who stalks children in their dreams, is the same. This version just has more pedophilia.
Honestly, this remake is almost offensive in how bad it is. It’s really just a testament to how good the original is. Jackie Earle Haley plays Freddy Krueger, but he’s no Robert Englund. Rooney Mara plays Nancy, but she’s no Heather Langenkamp (at least not here). This movie does have its fans, so if you’re one of them, or if you’ve never seen it and would like to make your own decision, you can find A Nightmare on Elm Street here at Vudu.
Europa Report is about a space mission to one of Jupiter’s moons to investigate the possibility of said moon to support life. Of course, the mission does not go as planned, and the team finds itself facing unknown horrors.
This 2013 sci-fi/horror flick is one of the more clever found footage films, claiming to be made up of video diaries and footage from the ill-fated mission. Daniel Wu and Sharlto Copley lead the capable cast. Check out Europa Report here at TubiTV.
Shattered is a 2007 movie about a yuppie couple whose daughter is kidnapped by a deranged sociopath. The kidnapper’s demands make it obvious that he has a motive for his crime – to completely destroy the couple’s idyllic life.
Originally titled Butterfly on a Wheel, Shattered is an efficient and economical thriller, full of jaw-dropping twists and turns. Gerard Butler and Maria Bello star as the couple, and Pierce Brosnan plays the kidnapper. Catch Shattered right here at Popcornflix.
Previously on Tightwad Terror Tuesday, we brought you Roger Corman’s 1978 Jaws homage Piranha. This week, we’ve got Corman’s 1995 remake of that homage. The story is pretty much identical; it’s about a school of deadly mutant piranha who are making their way to a popular lake resort to feast.
Piranha was a SyFy reboot before there was such a thing as SyFy reboots. It was made by Showtime, and it’s basically an update of the original with William Katt, Alexandra Paul, Mila Kunis, and Soleil Moon Frye (Punky Brewster to you) in the cast. It’s not a bad movie, just a bit unnecessary. You can see it here at Shout Factory TV.
Want more free movies? Check out previous Tightwad Terror Tuesdays right here.
Feature image courtesy Chris Fischer.