Hey Tightwads! It’s Tuesday again, and that means free movies from iHorror. And here they are…
Tightwad Terror Tuesday has already brought you Wes Craven’s masterpiece Scream. Now we’re moving on to the sequels. Scream 2 takes place after the events of Scream have been made into a movie, and Sidney Prescott is away at college. The hype of the new movie also brings a new threat to Sid and all of her friends.
This 1997 meta-slasher is a formulaic sequel, but that’s totally the point. Core cast members Neve Campbell, David Arquette, Courteney Cox, and Jamie Kennedy are all back, and they’re joined by Jerry O’Connell, Timothy Olyphant, Jada Pinkett Smith, Omar Epps, and Laurie Metcalf. Oh, and the cast of the film-within-the-film includes Heather Graham, Luke Wilson, and, hilariously, Tori Spelling. If you haven’t seen Scream 2, you need to. And you can right here at Vudu.
And as if that wasn’t enough…Scream 3 sees Sidney and her pals visiting the Hollywood set of one of the sequels to the movie made from their story. And, of course, a killer pops up again. This is as self-referential as self-referential gets.
Again, the core cast is all back in this 2000 thriller, and the “Hollywood” cast includes Jenny McCarthy, Parker Posey, Patrick Warburton, and Emily Mortimer. And keep an eye out for folks like Lance Henriksen, Roger Corman, and Carrie Fisher. Oh, and also Jay and Silent Bob. Check out Scream 3 here, also at Vudu.
Scare Me is about a group of campers that decides to have a ghost story contest. As the stories get scarier and scarier, the group starts to realize that these may be more than just campfire tales.
There are two 2020 movies called Scare Me that are about people spinning spooky yarns for each other. This is the one directed by Mark Stephens and Conrad Glover. It’s sort of an anthology movie, but not really. Have a look here at TubiTV.
Witchtrap is a 1989 movie about a group of paranormal investigators that checks out a haunted hotel in the hopes that they can cleanse it and make it safe for guests. Of course, nothing in horror movies is ever that easy.
Also known as The Haunted and The Presence, Witchtrap’s title was decided upon in hopes that it would be mistaken by audiences as a sequel to director Kevin S. Tenney’s popular (and very similar – even has the same actor playing the warlock villain) 1986 movie Witchboard. It also features scream queen Linnea Quigley in what may be the most creative death scene in her long career of creative death scenes. Catch Witchtrap here at Crackle.
Made in 1984 during the Reagan Cold War era, Threads is a British television movie about a worldwide nuclear war. Not only does it show the immediate aftereffects of the conflict, but it illustrates the long-term results of an apocalyptic war scenario.
Threads is a more brutal version of the American TV movie The Day After. And it’s pretty horrifying. In the context of the time period, it reads as almost a documentary, a news-style premonition of the inevitable shape of things to come. Watch Threads here at TubiTV.
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Feature image courtesy Chris Fischer.