Hey Tightwads! Are you ready for another batch of free movies? Because we’ve got one for you…
The Lost Boys
The Lost Boys is a legendary movie about two brothers who, along with their mother, are forced to relocate to Santa Carla, California – the murder capital of the world. And they soon find out why it’s the murder capital of the world. The sleepy little seaside town is overrun with vampires. The older brother gets mixed up with the vampires, while the younger brother hooks up with a pair of young “vampire hunters” to try and stop them.
This 1987 Joel Schumacher film walks a tidy line between being a legitimately scary horror movie and a piece of pop culture fluff. The vampires, led by Kiefer Sutherland, are both pretty and terrifying. Jason Patric plays the older brother, Corey Haim plays the younger, and the cast is rounded out by Dianne Wiest, Barnard Hughes, Corey Feldman, Alex Winter, and Jami Gertz. The Lost Boys is essential viewing, and it can be viewed right here at TubiTV.
EXistenZ is about a video game designer who is attacked while testing out her newest game. Along with an assistant, she goes on the run. She and her new protector further test the game, winding up in a virtual world where they can’t tell what’s real and what’s part of the game.
Made in 1999, eXistenZ is David Cronenberg’s most techo-babble-y movie since Videodrome. Jennifer Jason Leigh stars as the designer with Jude Law as her assistant, while the support cast includes names like Willem Dafoe, Sarah Polley, and Ian Holm. Play eXistenZ here at Crackle.
Irreversible is about a pair of young men who go on a rampage to avenge a young woman (the current girlfriend of one and the ex of the other) who is the victim of a brutal attack.
This 2002 Gaspar Noé film is tough for a few reasons. First, it’s in French, Spanish, and Italian with English subtitles. Second, it is presented in reverse chronological order, starting at the end, and while it makes sense for the timeline to play out this way, it can get a bit confusing. Third – and most importantly – the brutal attack is presented in unflinching detail as a seemingly never-ending single take, so there is definitely a sexual assault trigger warning with this one.
Irreversible is a very powerful and well-made movie, if you can get past all of the violence. And this is not just chainsaw and butcher knife violence, this is real life. You’ve been warned. If you’re still in, you can find Irreversible here at Vudu.
Pumpkinhead is about a father whose young son is killed by a group of drunkenly negligent motorcycle-riding goons. Using instructions given to him by an old witch, the grieving father summons a demon – Pumpkinhead – to exact revenge.
Made in 1988, Pumpkinhead is the directorial debut of legendary effects wizard Stan Winston, so as a creature feature, it’s pretty much essential viewing. It’s also got Lance Henriksen in it, just in case you were still on the fence. Give Pumpkinhead a watch (or a re-watch, if that’s the case) right here at TubiTV.
I Am a Ghost
I Am A Ghost is an artsy experimental film that centers around a spirit named Emily who is destined to haunt her old home for eternity. She is contacted by a medium who wants to help her move on, but there are other beings in the house with Emily, and they’re not as easy to work with.
I Am A Ghost is a repetitive film, particularly in the early stages as Emily’s character and situation is being established, but it’s a short (75 minute) watch, and the last fifteen horrifying minutes are more than worth the hour it takes to get there. Check out this little 2012 supernatural thriller here at Vudu.
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Feature image courtesy Chris Fischer.