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Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark
Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark is a 2010 remake of the 1973 T.V. movie about a family who moves into an old house. They soon discover that they share the place with a bunch of little monsters who live inside the walls. The original is considered by many to be the scariest thing that has ever been broadcast on television in the seventies, but the remake is no slouch either; it’s close enough to the original to share the same name, but plenty of liberties are taken with the story so that the whole experience isn’t completely pointless. Produced by Guillermo del Toro, this Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark has a big-name Hollywood cast as well, including names such as Guy Pearce, Katie Holmes, and Bailee Madison. Don’t be afraid to check it out here on Crackle.
Thale is about a couple of crime-scene cleanup guys who, while working a job, find a young woman alive in the basement. She’s not just a regular girl, though; audiotapes found near her from her captor reveal that she’s some sort of mythological creature from the woods upon whom medical experiments were being performed. Even though it’s only 77 minutes long, this 2012 sleeper is a slow burner, which is a way of saying that there are long stretches where nothing happens. When stuff does happen, though, it’s pretty exciting. Oh, and the dialogue is in Norwegian, so be prepared to read subtitles. If that sounds like your thing, you can find Thale here at Snagfilms.
Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
There are cult films, and then there are Cult Films. Attack of the Killer Tomatoes is definitely a capital letters Cult Film. The title of the 1978 classic pretty much says it all; it’s about a bunch of killer tomatoes that wreak havoc on the human race. Attack of the Killer Tomatoes is the epitome of a low budget B-movie, with horrible acting, questionable editing, and a script that makes it seem like it doesn’t have one. It does have a lot going for it, though; it’s full of Zucker-Abrahams-Zucker style wordplay humor, loaded with pop culture jokes, and has some awesome musical numbers. The production gets bonus points for actually destroying a helicopter – yeah, real-life destroyed, and it’s all on camera. If you’re in the mood for some real fun, Attack of the Killer Tomatoes is waiting for you here on Hulu.
Dead Men Walk
Dead Men Walk is the story of a benevolent doctor who kills his magician twin brother for dabbling in the occult. Of course, because he was dabbling in the occult, the twin comes back from the dead to gain revenge on his murderer. Dead Men Walk is a clever, if a bit crazy, 1943 low-budget flick that, at 65 minutes, is more than worth the viewer’s time. Professional villain assistant Dwight Frye plays, well, the villain’s assistant, and his performance alone is worth the price of admission. You can catch Dead Men Walk right here at DailyMotion.
This is the movie that started an empire. Duel is Steven Spielberg’s first movie, made in 1971, a few years before he became an uber-director with Jaws. Duel is about a travelling salesman who runs afoul of a trucker on the road who stalks him for the rest of his journey, using his Peterbilt Tanker as a 40-ton weapon. For such a simple story, Duel is an incredibly tense movie, and for horror fans, the truck should come right after the shark on the list of favorite Spielberg flicks. Dennis Weaver from Gunsmoke and Gentle Ben stars as the salesman/road rage victim. Duel should be seen by everyone at least once, and you can see it here on YouTube.