Hey Tightwads! It’s time for another bundle of free movies from Tightwad Terror Tuesday. Ready or not, here they come…
The Exorcist is William Friedkin’s legendary 1973 adaptation of William Peter Blatty’s novel about a young girl who is possessed by a demon and the priests who are tasked with saving her. There’s probably nothing more that needs to be said about it.
Considered by many to be the “scariest movie ever made” (and, therefore, being the benchmark by which all other horror movies are measured), The Exorcist spawned two sequels, two prequels, and a television series. It also made a star out of Linda Blair. But you probably already knew all of that. What you may not know is that The Exorcist is streaming for free right here at TubiTV.
Frailty is about a man who takes his two young sons under his wing and teaches them to hunt down and destroy “demons” in human form. The narrative is told as a flashback/confession by one of the boys who, now grown, realizes that what his father was encouraging them to do was murder.
This creepy-crawly 2001 flick was directed by the late great Bill Paxton, who also plays the deranged father. In addition, it stars a pre-McConaissance Matthew McConaughey, as well as (the also late great) Powers Boothe, Matt O’Leary, and Jeremy Sumpter. Check out Frailty right here at Vudu.
After the successes of Hellraiser and Nightbreed, Clive Barker’s writings had become the hottest properties in the horror world. The next adaptation of one of his works, in 1992, was Candyman. Based on Barker’s short story “The Forbidden” and directed by Bernard Rose, Candyman is the story of a grad student whose research into a Bloody Mary-type urban legend reveals more than she can handle – the legend appears to be true, and the conjured Candyman comes after her.
Candyman stars Tony Todd in his signature role as the Candyman, and Virginia Madsen as the researcher who summons him. It’s a classic, and even more essential with a new reboot in the pipeline. Check out this must-see movie here at TubiTV.
High-Rise is a 2015 movie about a young doctor who moves into a luxury apartment building in 1975 London. As he meets his neighbors, he realizes that there is a class system to the building, and the microcosmic society slowly and methodically breaks down into mayhem and debauchery.
Adapted by Ben Wheatley from a J.G. Ballard novel, High-Rise is a thinly-veiled metaphor for social hierarchy struggle and the shrinking middle class. The cast is loaded with names like Tom Hiddleston, Sienna Miller, Elisabeth Moss, Jeremy Irons, and Luke Evans. Have a look at High-Rise here at Crackle.
The Game stars Michael Douglas as a rich banker whose brother gives him an opportunity to play an alternate reality game for his birthday. The deeper the banker gets into the game, the more he starts to wonder how much of what he is experiencing is the game, and how much has bled into his real life.
This 1997 David Fincher movie is more of a psychological thriller than a horror movie, but it’s full of tension and suspense with plenty of twists and turns. Besides Brian De Palma, no one does a better Hitchcock impression than Fincher, and The Game proves it. See it for yourself here at IMDB TV.
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Feature image courtesy Chris Fischer.