Tightwad Terror Tuesday – Free Movies for 5-26-20

James Jay EdwardsStreaming FreeLeave a Comment

Hey Tightwads!  Guess what day it is?  That’s right, it’s Tightwad Terror Tuesday!  Here’s another bundle of free movies that you can watch from the safety of your socially distant home…

 

Tightwad Terror Tuesday – Free Movies for 5-26-20

American Mary (2012), courtesy Alameda Entertainment.

American Mary

American Mary is about a medical student who is studying to become a surgeon.  Saddled with debt, she winds up becoming an underground plastic surgeon who will perform all kinds of transformative procedures on her patients…as long as the price is right.

This 2012 shocker is the epitome of Cronenbergian body horror.  Except that it was directed by the Soska Sisters, Jen and Sylvia.  Katharine Isabelle stars in the lead roll.  Have a look at American Mary here at TubiTV.

 

Tightwad Terror Tuesday – Free Movies for 5-26-20

The Conversation (1974), courtesy Paramount Pictures.

The Conversation

The Conversation is about a highly paranoid surveillance expert who is hired  by a man known only as The Director to snoop on a couple.  As he listens in while recording the couple’s conversations, he starts to think that their lives might be in jeopardy.  But how can he save them without risking himself?

This 1974 thriller is a tense and suspenseful little mystery.  It was masterfully directed by Francis Ford Coppola, and Gene Hackman leads the cast which also includes Harrison Ford, Cindy Williams, Michael Higgins, and Teri Garr.  Snoop in on The Conversation here at Crackle.

 

Tightwad Terror Tuesday – Free Movies for 5-26-20

Resolution (2012), courtesy Tribeca Film.

Resolution

Filmmakers Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead have been on a role with Spring, The Endless, and their segment of V/H/S Viral.  Their first feature is 2012’s Resolution.  It’s about a man who locks his friend in a secluded cabin in an attempt to help him get sober.  Unfortunately for the pair, the area in which the cabin is located is a hotbed of…unusual activity.

Benson and Moorhead seem to be working within a shared universe with their movies, and while Resolution stands strong on its own, fans of The Endless will especially get a kick out of it.  Resolution actually explains a tertiary subplot from The Endless.  Dive into Resolution here at TubiTV.

 

Tightwad Terror Tuesday – Free Movies for 5-26-20

The Day of the Triffids (1963), courtesy Allied Artists Pictures.

The Day of the Triffids

Also Known as Invasion of the Triffids, Day of the Triffids is a 1963 sci-fi monster movie about a meteor shower that, while a beautiful sight, leaves anyone who looks at it blind.  It also brings to Earth a bunch of killer plants which those left with sight must find a way to defeat.

Part ecological horror movie and part creature feature, Day of the Triffids is campy sixties sci-fi at its best.  The cast includes Janette Scott, Howard Keel, Kieron Moore, Nicole Maurey, Mervyn Johns, and Ewan Roberts.  Catch Day of the Triffids here at Popcornflix.

 

Mondo Cane (1962), courtesy Times Film Corporation.

Mondo Cane

Taking its name from the Italian phrase “Doggish World,” Mondo Cane is a sensational 1962 documentary focusing on weird and lurid customs from all over the world, things like ritual sacrifices and death ceremonies.  You know, fun stuff.

Mondo Cane is sort of like Faces of Death.  Some of the footage is real, and some is faked, but it’s all exploitational.  Billed as a “Shockumentary,” the tagline for the movie is “THE SEASON’S MOST ARGUED ABOUT FILM!”  It’s tame by today’s standards, but it did repulse its original sixties audience.  And, it launched an entire genre of filmmaking – the Mondo Film.  If you’re ready for some retro schlock, check out Mondo Cane here at TubiTV.

 

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.