Tightwad Terror Tuesday – Free Movies for 7-28-20

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What’s happening, Tightwads!  We’re back with another batch of free movies, from iHorror to your eyeballs.  So let’s get to it…

 

Tightwad Terror Tuesday – Free Movies for 7-28-20

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974), courtesy Vortex.

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

Although it needs no introduction, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is the legendary 1974 horror movie about a group of young people that travels to check on the grave of a relative who is buried in a recently desecrated graveyard.  They wind up meeting a family of cannibals who decide to put them on the menu.

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre may be the most influential horror movie of the seventies.  Its gritty, realistic style launched the career of director Tobe Hooper, turned Marilyn Burns into a full-fledged scream queen, and made Leatherface (and his chainsaw) a cultural icon.  You’ve seen this.  If you want to see it again, you can do that here at IMDB TV.

 

Tightwad Terror Tuesday – Free Movies for 7-28-20

Jigsaw (2017), courtesy Lionsgate.

Jigsaw

The last (at least, for now) entry in the Saw franchise, Jigsaw is, like the rest of the series, about a series of gruesomely unique murders.  As the investigation digs deeper into the crimes, the clues point to infamous trap-based serial killer John Kramer, a.k.a. Jigsaw, as the suspect.  The problem is that Kramer has been dead for 10 years.

Fans of the Saw movies will get this 2017 entry into the series.  It’s got everything that the other Saw movies have, only with a self-referential wink towards its own legacy.  Even though more movies are rumored, Jigsaw is a nice wrap-up.  Check it out here at Peacock.

 

Tightwad Terror Tuesday – Free Movies for 7-28-20

Director’s Cut (2016), courtesy Epic Pictures Releasing.

Director’s Cut

And speaking of self-referential…Director’s Cut is about a backer of a crowd-funded movie who decides that he can do it better.  So, he steals the footage and kidnaps the lead actress to prove it.

This 2016 Black Comedy comes from the warped mind of Penn Jillette, who plays the lead wanna-be director.  Real director Adam Rifkin plays the director he replaces, or himself, basically.  The cast also includes Lin Shaye, Gilbert Gottfried, Harry Hamlin, Missi Pyle, and, of course, Penn’s partner-in-crime Teller.  If you like your horror with a side of silly, you can find Director’s Cut here at Crackle.

 

Tightwad Terror Tuesday – Free Movies for 7-28-20

We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011), courtesy BBC Films.

We Need to Talk About Kevin

Director Lynne Ramsey’s We Need to Talk About Kevin is a 2011 critical darling about a woman who, in the wake of personal tragedy, struggles to come to terms with the disaffected son who has torn her family apart through his carefully plotted psychological terrorism.  That’s a purposefully vague description.  It’s essentially about a woman with a son who’s a psychopath.

We Need to Talk About Kevin is a very disturbing movie.  It’s not an overt horror movie, but it’s the type of film that will stick with you for days after you see it.  A pre-Flash Ezra Miller stars as the titular Kevin, and his parents are played by the magnificent Tilda Swinton and the equally magnificent John C. Reilly.  It also features a brilliant score from Jonny Greenwood.  Have a look at We Need to Talk About Kevin here at Popcornflix.

 

Birdemic: Shock and Terror (2010), courtesy Expedition Films/Moviehead Pictures.

Birdemic: Shock and Terror

Last week, we brough you Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds.  This week, we’ve got the Great Value version: Birdemic: Shock and Terror.  Like Hitch’s flawed masterpiece, BIrdemic is about a town that is being attacked by birds.  Unlike Hitch’s flawed masterpiece, Birdemic is just flawed.

But this 2010 movie isn’t supposed to be good.  In the same vein as SyFy or Asylum movies, Birdemic is one of those intentionally unintentionally hilarious flicks.  And yes, it makes it absolutely clear that it knows it’s a The Birds rip-off.  Catch Birdemic: Shock and Terror 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.