Greetings, Tightwads! Have the holidays got you down? Let’s see if we can pick you back up with these free movies, from the internet to your eyeholes…
Graveyard Shift is about an old, run-down textile mill that is suffering from a rat infestation. While trying to rid the plant of vermin, the management discovers that they have bigger problems than rats lurking in the basement of the building.
This 1990 creeper was based on a short story by Stephen King. It’s not one of the more high-profile King adaptations, but even lackluster King is better than most writer’s material on a good day. Keep your eyes peeled for Brad Dourif playing an exterminator. Work the Graveyard Shift here at Popcornflix.
Killer Joe is a 2011 thriller about a small-time drug dealer in Texas who winds up deep in debt. So, he hires a hitman to kill his mother so that he can collect her life insurance money. But the killer, a guy named Joe (not just a clever name), doesn’t trust the kid to settle up when he gets the payout, so he takes the dealer’s little sister as collateral.
Killer Joe was directed by William Friedkin from a screenplay that Tracy Letts adapted from his own play. Full of twists and turns and double and triple-crosses, Killer Joe will change the way you look at fried chicken forever. The stacked cast includes Matthew McConaughey in the title role, with Emile Hirsch, Juno Temple, Thomas Haden Church, and Gina Gershon in support. Take a bite out of Killer Joe right here at TubiTV.
Where the Day Takes You
Where the Day Takes You is a 1992 crime drama about a group of homeless kids living on the streets of Los Angeles. As much as they try to keep their noses clean, they find themselves embroiled in a web of drugs, street hustling, and murder.
Where the Day Takes You isn’t much of a horror movie, but its stark and realistic depiction of life on the streets is plenty disturbing. The cast is a who’s who of nineties familiar faces, including Dermot Mulroney, Lara Flynn Boyle, Sean Aston, Balthazar Getty, James Le Gros, Will Smith, Ricki Lake, Kyle MacLachlan, Nancy McKeon, Alyssa Milano, David Arquette, Adam Baldwin, and Christian Slater. Find out Where the Day Takes You here at Crackle.
Unforgettable is about a doctor who has been framed for his wife’s murder. The charges don’t stick, and the doctor decides to use an experimental drug that allows him to experience the memories of other people in order to find the real killer. As he gets closer to the truth, people who don’t want him snooping around try to stop him.
This 1996 joint is a fun and creative little sci-fi thriller. And, like the last two of this week’s entries, the cast is loaded with names like Ray Liotta, Linda Fiorentino, Kim Cattrall, Kim Coates, and Peter Coyote. Check out Unforgettable here at Vudu.
In the late eighties, nothing was scarier than Robert Stack in a trench coat talking about Unsolved Mysteries while spooky music played in the background. The cases covered in this series range from true crime mysteries to more exploitational legends like Bigfoot and The Loch Ness Monster. They’re all scary though, because they’re true!
Seriously though, this series started in 1987 and ran for years, and many of the seasons are available for streaming. If you want to dive into a little creepy nostalgic television, Unsolved Mysteries waits for you right here at Crackle.
Want more free movies? Check out previous Tightwad Terror Tuesdays right here.
Feature image courtesy Chris Fischer.