Hey Tightwads! How’s it hanging? Would a batch of free movies make things better for you? Alright, have it your way…
Book of Monsters
Book of Monsters is about a young woman who has a party for her 18th birthday. It’s bad enough that the party gets so big that she loses control of it, but things really get out of hand when a bunch of monsters descend upon the festivities. It’s up to the girl and a few of her friends to save the day.
This 2018 horror comedy is a hoot. It’s got a fun premise, cool monsters, and a heaping helping of girl power. Check out Book of Monsters here at Crackle.
Antrum: The Deadliest Film Ever Made
The main story in Antrum: The Deadliest Film Ever Made is about a brother and sister who go into the woods to find a gateway to hell. Of course, what they find is terrifying. But there’s so much more to Antrum. Basically, everyone who watches it winds up dead.
This 2018 pseudo-documentary purports to be a lost movie from the seventies bookended with interviews and news stories that illustrate how the film itself is cursed. And there’s even a thirty-second long warning before the actual movie starts, just in case you want to chicken out. Antrum is mostly hype and gimmick, and except for one creepy segment about halfway through, it’s a tame affair. But the mythos is fun. Have a look – if you dare – at Antrum: The Deadliest Film Ever Made here at TubiTV.
The Dark: Re-Cut
The Dark is a sci-fi/horror flick about an alien werewolf that shoots lasers from its eyes and terrorizes Los Angeles. Or, at least that’s what it was after all of the studio interference that made it try to cash in on Star Wars and Alien.
We’ve covered 1979’s The Dark on Tightwad Terror Tuesday before, but not like this. This is The Dark: Re-Cut. Director Tobe Hooper was fired a couple of weeks into production, with John “Bud” Cardos taking over. This is closer to Hooper’s vision, less emphasis on the alien and more on the slasher. And way less lasers (but not no lasers). See The Dark: Re-Cut for yourself here at Vimeo.
The New York Ripper
On to another serial killer stalker movie. The New York Ripper is a 1982 giallo slasher about a serial killer who is stalking the women of New York. A police detective teams up with a psychologist to catch the fiend, and when a potential victim escapes, they finally feel like they have a solid lead.
Even though it’s a typical setup and plot, The New York Ripper manages to be a creative little slasher. It’s directed by Lucio Fulci, so you know the filmmaking is solid. Catch The New York Ripper here at TubiTV.
Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror
In honor of Juneteenth and the Black Lives Matter movement, Shudder has made its 2019 documentary Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror available to watch for free. The movie tells the story of black horror on film through interviews with actors and filmmakers like Keith David, Ernest R. Dickerson, Jordan Peele, Tony Todd, and Rachel True.
This documentary is essential viewing, even without the strain of current events. Shudder realizes this, and is letting everyone watch, subscription or not. If you’ve missed Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror because you don’t have a Shudder subscription, now’s your chance. Watch it here at Shudder.
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Feature image courtesy Chris Fischer.