Hey Tightwads! It’s Tuesday again! Time for another batch of free movies! Are you ready?
A couple of weeks ago, we brough you Alien. Now, it’s time for Aliens.
Aliens is the James Cameron-directed, Walter Hill-written 1986 sequel to Alien in which a platoon of space marines is dispatched to eradicate the alien race from the first movie. They’ve got plenty of men and firepower, but the aliens have a few tricks of their own.
Aliens is a more action-oriented movie than Alien. Sigourney Weaver is back, and she is joined in the cast by Lance Henriksen, Michael Biehn, Paul Reiser, Bill Paxton, Jeanette Goldstein, and Carrie Henn. In this world, horror fans are either Alien people or Aliens people. If you’re an Aliens person, you can find it here at TubiTV.
When a Stranger Calls
The first twenty minutes or so of When a Stranger Calls is a movie in itself; a young babysitter is plagued by an anonymous phone caller who keeps telling her to “check the children.” It’s a famous (and infamous) scene in horror history, but the movie continues when the stalker comes back seven years later to further torment the poor woman.
When a Stranger Calls was remade in 2006 with a hipper cast, but this, the original 1979 classic starring Carol Kane, is a far superior version. Whether you watch only the first twenty-something minutes or the whole thing, you can find When a Stranger Calls here at Vudu.
Dark Was the Night
Dark Was the Night is a 2014 creature feature about a police chief in a logging town who finds that his community is under attack by a fierce creature that hides in the woods. The officer has to protect his town while battling his own demons.
Dark Was the Night is a creative take on the unseen monster motif. Of course, the monster is shown eventually, and it’s pretty cool, but what’s not shown is scarier. Kevin Durand has a field day as the tormented cop, and Lukas Haas is a pleasant surprise as his right-hand man. Have a look at Dark Was the Night here at TubiTV.
Exeter is about a group of kids that breaks into an abandoned asylum to throw a drug-fueled, all-night party. While there, the kids unwittingly summon an entity that works its way through the group, possessing each partier one by one.
At first, this 2015 flick is a typical possession and exorcism movie. It’s only when the demon moves from kid to kid that things go off the rails. Oh, and it was directed by Marcus Nispel, which is never a bad thing. Check out Exeter here at Vudu.
Frankenstein is, of course, another retelling of the classic Mary Shelley tale about a monster created by science. This 2015 version of the tale is told from the viewpoint of the monster, who is left for dead by the married pair of scientists who created him. All alone in the world, he is forced to deal with hatred, bigotry, and brutality.
Bernard Rose of Candyman fame wrote and directed this inventive spin on the stale old Modern Prometheus myth. Xavier Samuel plays the monster, Danny Huston and Carrie-Anne Moss are the “parents,” and Rose’s old pal Tony Todd pops in for a small-but-pivotal role. Watch this Frankenstein here at IMBD TV.
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Feature image courtesy Chris Fischer.