Hey Tightwads! It’s Tuesday again, and you know what that means! Here’s this week’s batch of free movies, just ripe for the pointing and clicking…
A Dangerous Method
A Dangerous Method is a 2011 David Cronenberg movie about the relationship between Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung as they develop their differing theories of psychoanalysis. What makes it a thriller is the patient that comes between them – a young Russian woman suffering from hysteria.
To be honest, this is a later Cronenberg joint from when we was/is still trying to win Oscars, so it’s more of a psychological thriller than a body horror flick. He still tells a compelling story though, and the cast is top-notch, with Viggo Mortensen as Freud, Michael Fassbender as Jung, and Keira Knightley as their patient. Analyze A Dangerous Method here at Crackle.
Scare Attraction is about some reality television stars who attend a Halloween Haunt at the behest of their manager. Once there, they discover that the final escape room may not be part of the show, as they are forced to tell their truths in order to get out.
This 2019 fright flick is just one of the many meta-movies about Halloween Haunts that have been released in the last few years, and this one is just as generic as its name. It’s a fun little disposable ride though, and at about 72 minutes, it doesn’t overstay its welcome. Check out Scare Attraction here at TubiTV.
Be Afraid is a 2017 movie about a man who begins to experience sleep paralysis after moving into a new home with his family. As his night terrors worsen, he discovers that the demons who plague him in his sleep are actually after his seven-year-old son.
Everyone has seen sleep paralysis movies before, but this one is pretty effective…and pretty chilling. It’s typical of a straight-to-video spook fest, but that’s not a knock, just a descriptor. If that’s your thing, Be Afraid waits for you here at Vudu.
Alien Convergence is about, well, a convergence of aliens. They’re attacking the Earth, and the only thing that can stop them is an experimental plane piloted by thought control that is developed by a team of outcast service personnel.
Although it probably doesn’t need to be said, this 2017 sci-fi schlockfest is not an actual entry into the Alien franchise. In fact, it’s an Asylum joint made to ride the coattails of Alien: Covenant. So take that for whatever its worth. If you love SyFy/Asylum movies, you’ll love Alien Convergence. See it for yourself here at Peacock.
Live from the Space Stage: A Halyx Story
Okay, this one doesn’t have much to do with horror, but bear with me. It’s awesome. Live from the Space Stage: A Halyx Story is a documentary about a science fiction-oriented rock band called Halyx that was put together to perform on a Disneyland stage next to the newly-opened Space Mountain in the summer of 1981.
Still with me? Okay. So, the bass player was a big wookiee-type of a thing, the keyboard player was a robot, and the percussionist was an acrobatic amphibian. The rest were humans. This 2020 documentary tells the story of the rise and fall of the band that was the talk of Disneyland, at least for one summer in the early eighties. Catch Live from the Space Stage: A Halyx Story here at YouTube.
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Feature image courtesy Chris Fischer.