Tightwad Terror Tuesday – The Best Free Movies on the Web
Tightwad Terror Tuesday, image courtesy Chris Fischer

Hey Tightwads!  Are you ready for more free movies to ease back into your work week after the long weekend?  Well, I’ve got some good news for you…

 

Tightwad Terror Tuesday for 9-4-18 – The Best Free Movies on the Web
Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension (2015), courtesy Blumhouse Productions/Paramount Pictures.

Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension

Over the years, Tightwad Terror Tuesday has pointed you to every entry into the Paranormal Activity franchise except for this one – Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension.  This one is about a family that finds a box full of video tapes along with a strange camera in their house.  The tapes contain footage of two little girls – Katie and Kristi from the other Paranormal Activity movies – practicing psychic phenomenon with their grandmother and a strange older man.  Upon further examination of the tapes, the family suspects that the girls are aware of the people who are watching them years later on the tapes.  Oh, and the camera?  It’s a tricky spirit photography camera that captures all sorts of weird supernatural stuff.

This 2015 movie is the sixth and final flick in the series, and of course, like the rest of the PA movies, it’s found footage, but it’s also in 3D (or was in theaters), so the spirit photography sections are remarkably trippy.  Basically, if you’ve seen any of the other PA movies, you know what you’re in for with this one.  If you like the rest, check out Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension here at Crackle.

 

Tightwad Terror Tuesday for 9-4-18 – The Best Free Movies on the Web
Deathdream (1974), courtesy Entertainment International Pictures.

Deathdream

Also known as Dead of Night, Deathdream is a 1974 Canadian movie about a U.S. soldier who is killed in Vietnam.  Shortly after his family is notified and they start their grieving process, the boy shows up at home, seemingly unharmed.  But he’s not quite the same – he’s quiet and introverted, and displays a murderous lust for blood.

Deathdream is a both a clever retelling of W.W. Jacobs’ “The Monkey’s Paw” and an inventive twist on the zombie movie.  It’s also a social statement about the soldiers who were coming home from the war at the time.  Bob Clark directed it the same year that he made Black Christmas (and about a decade before Porky’s and A Christmas Story – how’s that for a versatile filmmaker?).  Have a look at Deathdream here at Vudu.

 

Tightwad Terror Tuesday for 9-4-18 – The Best Free Movies on the Web
Insomnia (1997), courtesy First Run Features.

Insomnia

Insomnia is about a pair of Swedish detectives who are brought to a town in Norway where the sun never sets to help investigate a murder.  When one of the policemen accidentally kills his partner, he panics and tries to cover it up.  Unfortunately for him, the killer whom he was tracking knows about his terrible mistake…and his cover up.

This 1997 Swedish/Norwegian cat-and-mouse mystery-thriller was remade a few years later by none other than Christopher Nolan, but this is the original foreign version.  Stellan Skarsgard stars as the tortured and tormented cop.  You can see Insomnia right here at PopcornFlix.

 

Tightwad Terror Tuesday for 9-4-18 – The Best Free Movies on the Web
Jessabelle (2014), courtesy Blumhouse Productions/Lionsgate.

Jessabelle

Jessabelle is about a young woman who moves into her estranged father’s home to recuperate after a tragic accident that killed both her fiancé and her unborn child.  Staying in her deceased mother’s old room, the girl learns things about her past that are better left unknown.

This 2014 fright flick is a cool little bayou ghost story, a delightful mix of voodoo occult and paranormal spookery.  Sarah Snook does a great job in the title role, too.  You can watch Jessabelle here at TubiTV.

 

Tightwad Terror Tuesday for 9-4-18 – The Best Free Movies on the Web
Schizo (1976), courtesy Niles International.

Schizo

Schizo is about a newlywed woman who finds herself with a psychotic stalker.  The people around her don’t believe that she’s actually being stalked, and she is sent to a psychiatrist to sort out her paranoia.  Her fears are justified as bodies start to pile up, and a dark secret is discovered that links her to her stalker.

Schizo is British filmmaker Pete Walker’s 1976 answer to Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho.  While it’s not quite as effective as the classic from the Master of Suspense, it is a great pre-Golden Age slasher.  Catch Schizo here at Kanopy.

 

Want more free movies?  Check out previous Tightwad Terror Tuesdays right here.

 

Feature image courtesy Chris Fischer.

 

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