Hey Tightwads! It’s that time of week again! The time when Tightwad Terror Tuesday brings you a bunch of free movies to help you get through it. So here they are…
The Invisible Man
Before the Coronavirus pandemic hit and movie theaters were still a thing, The Invisible Man was the best movie of the year (and still is for some of us). It’s as good of a time as any to take a look at the original 1933 Universal classic. It’s about a scientist who discovers a way to turn himself invisible, but his new abilities come at the cost of his sanity.
Out of all of the Universal monsters, The Invisible Man is the least sympathetic. He is just pure evil. This H.G. Wells adaptation was directed by James Whale and stars Claude Rains in the lead role. If you haven’t seen The Invisible Man, you really need to. And you can do that right here at Peacock.
The Brotherhood of Satan
The Brotherhood of Satan is about a family that is travelling across the country. They stop in a little town along the way, only to discover that a coven of witches and warlocks – a Brotherhood of Satan, if you will (not just a clever name) – has been killing the citizens and abducting the children. And anyone who tries to leave meets with horrible doom.
This 1971 movie is one of those occult-fearing, supernatural flicks. And it’s a really fun one. Strother Martin, L.Q. Jones, and Charles Bateman lead the capable cast. Check out The Brotherhood of Satan here at Crackle.
Not to be confused with the 1983 John Carpenter/Stephen King movie of the same name, Christine is a 2016 film about a newscaster who battles anxiety and depression as she hits roadblock after roadblock while trying to move ahead in her career.
That doesn’t sound like the plot of a horror movie, and truth be told, Christine really isn’t one. It’s based on the true story of Christine Chubbuck, and that turns it into a fright flick. Rebecca Hall turns in a wonderful performance in the lead role. If you’re unfamiliar with Chubbuck, don’t google her. Just watch Christine. Watch it right here at Vudu.
Cruel Peter is about a young boy, named Peter, who is extremely cruel to both animals and other children. One of his bullying victims has enough and gets his revenge by burying Peter alive in a coffin on the grounds of the city’s cemetery. And that’s when a massive earthquake hits, trapping Peter in his tomb. For about a hundred years, until an archeologist and his daughter dig him up.
Part disturbing child horror movie and part supernatural revenge flick, this 2019 outing is quite a spook-a-blast. It’s a moody and atmospheric watch, with an unusual pacing that works very well for what it is. Dig up Cruel Peter here at TubiTV.
In a Glass Cage
And speaking of disturbing child horror…In a Glass Cage is about a Nazi pedophile who finds himself in an iron lung after a suicide attempt. His wife hires a caretaker, but the young man she chooses is a former victim of the old man, and revenge in on the young nurse’s mind.
Made in 1986, In a Glass Cage is a tough watch, and can be triggering for victims of child abuse. It’s also from Spain, so it’s in Spanish. So it’s not going to be for everyone. But if you’ve got the stomach, it’s an incredible film. Catch In a Glass Cage here, also at TubiTV.
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Feature image courtesy Chris Fischer.