Happy New Year, Tightwads! Let’s start this one off right with a killer batch of free movies, from iHorror to your eyeballs.
It Follows is a 2014 movie about a young woman who, after having sex with her new boyfriend for the first time, finds herself saddled with a curse that has strangers stalking her, slowly walking towards her and chasing her until they catch her and kill her. The only way to slow the curse down is for her to pass it on by having sex with more partners, thereby putting more people between the followers and herself.
There’s more to It Follows than that, but that’s the main concept behind it. It’s one of the best movies of the 21st century, beautifully shot by Mike Gioulakis and meticulously directed by David Robert Mitchell, with a pumping retro score from Disasterpeace. If you haven’t seen It Follows, you’re in for a treat. If you have, you should watch it again. Either way, you can find It Follows here at TubiTV.
Beyond the Black Rainbow
Beyond the Black Rainbow is about a young woman with psychic powers who is being kept sedated at a secluded research facility. Of course, she wants to escape, and the nefarious psychiatrist who runs the place will do whatever it takes to stop her.
This 2010 retro-eighties psychedelic flick is beautifully realized by director Panos Cosmatos, and includes a stirring score from Jeremy Schmidt. Anyone who listens to the Eye on Horror podcast knows that this movie gets two thumbs way up from host/iHorror contributor Jacob Davison, so what more of a recommendation do you need? Check out Beyond the Black Rainbow here at Crackle.
The Devil’s Rejects
The Devil’s Rejects is the best movie that Rob Zombie has made so far. It’s a sequel of sorts to his House of 1000 Corpses, but it doesn’t really rely too heavily on its predecessor. The Devil’s Rejects is about the Firefly family from the first movie on the run from the law, leaving a trail of death and carnage in their wake.
This 2005 film is brutal, disturbing, and, in true Rob Zombie fashion, includes appearances by tons of horror genre legends like Bill Moseley, Sid Haig, William Forsythe, Ken Foree, P.J. Soles, Michael Berryman, Danny Trejo…and many more. The Devil’s Rejects can be found here at TubiTV.
Often considered one of the worst movies ever made, Hobgoblins is about a group of aliens that is released from the vaults of a movie studio to wreak havoc upon a group of unsuspecting teenagers.
Made in 1988, this one was an attempt to cash in on the hype that surrounded movies like Gremlins and Ghoulies, but without the compelling storyline or first-rate effects. Hobgoblins isn’t a complete waste of time, however; there are a couple of decent kills, and the creatures themselves are cute little puppets (even if cute was not writer/director Rick Sloane’s intention). Predictably, this movie ended up on Mystery Science Theater 3000, but not-so-predictable is the fact that Sloane himself campaigned for it to be spoofed in the show. The non-MST3K version of Hobgoblins can be found here on Popcornflix.
The Crazies is about a manmade militarized virus that causes homicidal insanity in those who are unlucky enough to be infected. The virus is accidentally released in a Pennsylvania town, and the military struggles to contain the threat before it takes over the country…and the world.
This 1973 George Romero flick is a zombie movie that is not a zombie movie. The epidemic causes its victims to behave like zombies, but they’re not actual zombies, so there’s an asterisk. This is one of the more unsung movies of Romero’s filmography, so if you haven’t seen it, what are you waiting for? You can see it here at Vudu.
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Feature image courtesy Chris Fischer.