Tightwad Terror Tuesday – Free Movies for 3-31-20

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What’s up, Tightwads?  We’re entering week three of global pandemic lockdown. I’ll bet you need free movies more than ever. So here they are…


Tightwad Terror Tuesday – Free Movies for 3-31-20

The Disappointments Room (2016), courtesy Relativity Media.

The Disappointments Room

The Disappointments Room is about a family that is looking for a fresh start after the death of their baby daughter.  They relocate to an isolated rural community, and soon discover that their new home comes with a “Disappointments Room,” a locked area where families could hide the children of which they were embarrassed. It also comes with the ghosts of the previous owners.

This 2016 spookfest is a clever twist on the age-old haunted-house-in-the-country motif.  Kate Beckinsale anchors the cast, which also includes Gerald McRaney, Joely Fisher, and Michael Landes.  Discover The Disappointments Room here at TubiTV.


Tightwad Terror Tuesday – Free Movies for 3-31-20

The Carrier (2015), courtesy Vertical Entertainment.

The Carrier

Seemingly ripped from today’s headlines, The Carrier is a 2015 movie about a viral pandemic that is ravaging the world.  A small group of airline employees decides that the safest place for them is in the air while they figure out a plan, so they take off in an airplane to try and escape the chaos.

The Carrier combines the storytelling of Stephen King with the body horror of early David Cronenberg. That description makes it sound better than it is, but it’s a fun little escape, even if it does hit a bit too close to home these days.  Catch The Carrier here at IMDB TV.


Tightwad Terror Tuesday – Free Movies for 3-31-20

Dead Awake (2016), Courtesy FilmRise.

Dead Awake

Dead Awake is about a social worker who finds herself investigating a string of mysterious deaths.  It turns out that the victims all suffered from sleep paralysis, and all reported nightmares of a strange woman before they died.  The social worker gets more than she bargained for when the supernatural force comes after her next.

This 2016 fright flick takes the already-horrifying phenomenon of sleep paralysis and cranks it up to eleven.  Jocelin Donahue plays the social worker, Natalie Jones plays the Night Hag, and the support cast includes Brea Grant, Lori Petty, and Jeffrey Reddick (who also wrote the script).  Check out Dead Awake here at Vudu.


Tightwad Terror Tuesday – Free Movies for 3-31-20

The Hounds (2011), courtesy MovieDel Productions.

The Hounds

The Hounds is about a detective who is trailing a mysterious scar-faced man.  Not far away, a group of campers happens upon a dead body near their campsite.  Is the body somehow related to the scar-faced man?  Of course it is.

This 2011 movie is a horror flick in a crime thriller’s clothing.  Or maybe it’s a crime thriller in a horror flick’s clothing.  Either way, it’s an intriguing mystery.  And you can see The Hounds here at TubiTV.


Essential Killing (2010), courtesy Tribeca Film.

Essential Killing

Essential Killing is about a Taliban solider who gets captured by the American forces.  During his transport to a secret interrogation facility, he manages to escape and goes on the run.  While trying to find his way home, he finds that he must do some…Essential Killing (so it’s not just a clever name).

Made in 2010, this Jerzy Skolimowski film shows the flip side of the war in Afghanistan by turning the Taliban POW into the “protagonist.”  Vincent Gallo stars as the escape prisoner.  Watch Essential Killing here at Popcornflix.


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


Feature image courtesy Chris Fischer.


James Jay Edwards is a film critic and pop culture junkie in San Diego, California. He is a member of the SDFCS and the OFCS, and holds film degrees from SDSU and ASU. He also loves acronyms.