Hey Tightwads! Guess what day it is? If you said Tightwad Terror Tuesday, you win! Your prize? This batch of free movies…
In the years following Jaws, seemingly every little studio in Hollywood made a man vs. beast movie as a cash-grab, but 1976’s Grizzly stands out as one of the best. The movie is pretty much a beat-for-beat copy of Jaws, replacing the shark with a bear and the ocean with a forest – Grizzly’s poster even bragged that the bear had “the most dangerous Jaws in the land.”
Directed by William Girdler (who also made Day of the Animals and The Manitou), Grizzly gets extra credit for using real bears in the scenes without actors – obviously, for safety reasons, the scenes with the actors utilized a guy in a (fairly convincing) bear suit. This surprisingly fun monster movie can be seen here at Tubi TV.
Shark in Venice
Speaking of Jaws clones…Shark in Venice is about, well, a shark that terrorizes the waterways of Venice, Italy. There’s much more to it than that, with a plot that involves a man searching for his father who crosses the mob, who is in turn searching for a lost treasure for which the father may or may not have been searching. But really, all you need to know is there’s a Shark in Venice.
Everyone has thought about this scenario, but writer/director Danny Lerner actually made this movie about it in 2008. Stephen Baldwin leads the cast, and, surprisingly, Shark in Venice is not an Asylum movie. May as well be one, though. For some good schlocky shark fun, you could do worse than Shark in Venice. Check it out here at Popcornflix.
Face/Off is about a special agent who assumes the identity of a notorious terrorist in order to foil a devious plan. He does this by having the criminal’s face transplanted onto his own head so he can go undercover. However, the criminal wakes up from the procedure before the mission is over and is forced to take the only face left around – that of the special agent. And chaos ensues.
This 1997 John Woo is more of an action thriller than a horror movie, but it’s incredible nonetheless. John Travolta and Nicolas Cage are at their most Travolta-est and Cage-iest in this one, playing both sides of the coin and portraying whoever happens to have their face at that moment in the film. On the surface, it’s a hoot, but it really shows off the raw talent of both actors. Catch Face/Off here at Tubi TV.
10 Rillington Place
10 Rillington Place is a 1971 flick about a serial killer who poses as a doctor to find victims. When a pregnant woman and her husband move into his building, the killer makes mischievous plans for the couple that involve the husband knowing that his wife will be the murderer’s next murderee.
Based on the true story of British killer John Christie, 10 Rillington Place is a skin-crawling movie. For what is essentially a grindhouse picture, the cast is top-notch, with Richard Attenborough playing the killer and John Hurt starring as the husband. If you’re in the mood for the creeps, you can find 10 Rillington Place here at Crackle.
#Captured is about a group of teens who run an internet chat room in which to have their drug-addled and sex-crazed parties. Things get derailed when a vigilante with a mission to rid the world of sin finds their virtual space, and decides that they should all die.
Sure, #Captured is derivative of many better movies, but it’s a clean, tight, and fun watch in and of itself. Not exactly found footage-style, but close. Have some fun with #Captured here at Vudu.
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Feature image courtesy Chris Fischer.