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Happy New Year, Tightwads!  It’s the first Tightwad Terror Tuesday of the year, and of all of the batches of free movies that we’ve provided, this is certainly one of them…


Tightwad Terror Tuesday – Free Movies for 1-7-20
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964), courtesy Columbia Pictures.

Dr. Strangelove

Dr. Strangelove is about a fanatical American general who believes that The Soviet Union is trying to poison the United States’ water supply, so he orders a nuclear attack.  The other members of his War Room try to reason with the insane man and stop what could escalate into World War III.  Satirical Cold War black comedy at its finest.

Also known by the hysterically long title Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, this early Stanley Kubrick joint was made in 1964, but in the light of recent political events, it’s just as applicable today as it was then.  Have a look at Dr. Strangelove here at Crackle.


Tightwad Terror Tuesday – Free Movies for 1-7-20
Bad CGI Sharks (2019), courtesy MaJaMa.

Bad CGI Sharks

The aptly titled Bad CGI Sharks is about two estranged brothers who are working on a movie script.  Their script comes to life and sends a poorly rendered digital shark, a Bad CGI Shark if you will, after them.  It’s exactly the movie you think it is.

This hilarious 2019 meta movie was written, directed, produced, and edited by Matthew Ellsworth, Jason Ellsworth, and Matteo Molinari (who go by the collective name MaJaMa).  The trio also stars in the movie.  A true labor of love, which is also why this movie is so much fun.  Hunt down Bad CGI Sharks here at TubiTv.


Tightwad Terror Tuesday – Free Movies for 1-7-20
The Haunting of Hell House (1999), courtesy New Concorde.

The Haunting of Hell House

Not to be confused with the classic The Legend of Hell House, or even with the Netflix mini-series The Haunting of Hill House, The Haunting of Hell House is about a college student whose girlfriend is killed during a botched abortion.  He is inexplicably drawn by his dreams to the place where they met, a large house that is now owned by a mysterious professor who may be able to help with his mourning.

This 1999 Roger Corman production is a spooky little movie based on an old ghost story by Henry James.  In true Corman pre-Asylum fashion, it was probably trying to ride the coattails of the remake of The Haunting that was released that same year.  The capable cast is led by Michael York and Andrew Bowen.  Check out The Haunting of Hell House here at Shout Factory TV.


Tightwad Terror Tuesday – Free Movies for 1-7-20
Mystery Monsters (1997), courtesy Full Moon/Blockbuster Video.

Mystery Monsters

From Roger Corman to Charles Band.  Mystery Monsters is about a young man who has just joined the cast of a children’s television show called “Captain Mike’s Mystery Monsters.”  As a fan of the show, the boy is looking forward to learning how the show’s monsters work.  The thing is, the monsters aren’t really props at all.

This 1997 Full Moon feature was a joint production with Blockbuster Video, and that pretty much tells you all you need to know about it.  It’s a cool little family-friendly gateway sci-fi creature feature.  Solve the mystery of Mystery Monsters here at Vudu.


How the Devil Got His Horns (2012), courtesy BBC Scotland.

How the Devil Got His Horns

How the Devil Got His Horns is a BBC documentary that features an art historian with the awesome name of Alastair Sooke who explains the depictions and humanizations of Satan and the devil figure in medieval art, and how the devil became the visual icon that it continues to be today.

This 2012 non-fiction special is not going to be for everyone here.  The host is charismatic, but the subject is a bit dry, so it’s only for those who are genuinely interested in the evolution of the image of Satan throughout the years.  If that’s you, you can find How the Devil Got His Horns here at TubiTV.


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


Feature image courtesy Chris Fischer.