Hey Tightwads! How are your 30 days of Halloween lists coming? Maybe this batch of free movies can help you check off a few days…
Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth
In previous weeks, Tightwad Terror Tuesday has already brought you Hellraiser and Hellbound: Hellraiser II. Now, we’ve got Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth. This 1992 entry into the franchise sees the Lament Configuration Puzzle Box, with Pinhead inside, bought by a rich playboy. As Pinhead schemes to escape the cube, an investigative reporter tries to stop him.
Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth was the beginning of the end for the Hellraiser franchise. It was all downhill after this, but Hellraiser III is worth a watch. And you can watch it here at Vudu. Actually, most of the Hellraiser movies are available for free at Vudu, but depending upon your threshold for pain, you should probably stop after Hell on Earth.
No Vacancy is about a group of friends that is left stranded when their car breaks down on the way to Las Vegas. They find a seedy hotel at which they can spend the night, but you know how seedy hotels are in horror movies. Things do not go well for the friends.
This 2012 stalk-and-slash is not to be confused with Vacancy, the 2007 Luke Wilson/Kate Beckinsale vehicle. It’s not even to be confused with either the 1999 rom-com or 2005 overpopulation documentary with which it shares a name. As you can probably tell by all of that, No Vacancy is a pretty standard offering. If you don’t expect too much from it, you might not be let down. Check out No Vacancy here, also at Vudu.
Speaking of not-to-be-confused-with…Screamers is not Screamers: Island of the Fishmen or #Screamers. But this Screamers might be better than both of those. This 1995 sci-fi horror flick is about a bunch of robot assassins who have gained their own sentience, and a military colonel who is the only one who can stop them from taking over the world.
Screamers was written by Dan O’Bannon from a short story by Philip K. Dick, and it stars Peter Weller and Jennifer Rubin. That’s a lot of science fiction clout right there. And did we mention that Screamers has assassin robots? Catch Screamers here at Crackle.
We Have Always Lived in the Castle
We Have Always Lived in the Castle is a 2019 mystery thriller about a two sisters who live in the house of their dead parents with their sick uncle. One of the sisters is a homebody, having been tried and acquitted in the case of the murder of the parents, and the other is a mystic, who uses magical objects to protect the grounds from evil. When their cousin shows up intending to steal the family fortune, the sisters find themselves furiously defending their way of life…and their dirty secrets.
We Have Always Lived in the Castle is based on a Shirley Jackson novel from 1962. It’s spooky and haunting in that Shirley Jackson way; it’s not overtly horrifying, just subtly creepy. Taissa Farmiga and Alexandra Daddario play the sisters, Sebastian Stan is the cousin, and Crispin Glover shows up as the uncle. You can find Wee Have Always Lived in the Castle here at TubiTV.
The Sublet is about a young mother who is raising her baby without help from her absentee husband in a small, lonely apartment. When strange things start happening the apartment, the mother discovers that her home has a violent past. Is the building haunted, or is it all in her head?
This economical little 2015 movie has no big names or huge budget behind it. It’s just a creepy 82 minute ghost story. If that sounds like your thing, you can see The Sublet here at Popcornflix.
Want more free movies? Check out previous Tightwad Terror Tuesdays right here.
Feature image courtesy Chris Fischer.