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Tightwad Terror Tuesday – Free Movies for 8-4-20

by James Jay Edwards

Hey Tightwads!  How’s it hanging?  Lets make everything a little better with a batch of free movies from iHorror, shall we?


Tightwad Terror Tuesday – Free Movies for 8-4-20

Psycho (1960), courtesy Paramount Pictures/Universal PIctures.


In the past, Tightwad Terror Tuesday has brought you the 1998 Gus Van Sant remake of Psycho.  Now, we’ve got Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 original.  It’s about a young man with mommy issues who runs a motel.  And his mommy issues come to light when young woman stay at the hotel.  But you already knew all of that.

Let’s be real.  Psycho is essential viewing.  You’ve probably seen it.  A lot.  It made Anthony Perkins a legend, Janet Leigh an icon, and Vera Miles the original Final Girl.  It also made an entire generation of moviegoers afraid to take a shower.  You can’t see Psycho too many times.  So, if you’re due for a re-watch, you can find it here at Peacock.


Tightwad Terror Tuesday – Free Movies for 8-4-20

American Hunt (2019), courtesy Exit 10 Films.

American Hunt

American Hunt is about a group of friends who are invited on a hunting trip.  The catch is that, unbeknownst to them, they are to be the prey.  Their hosts give them a ten-minute head start, then come after them.

This 2019 thriller was in production while Blumhouse’s notorious The Hunt was being developed.  Both movies are just retellings of The Most Dangerous Game.  And sure, it’s a tired premise, but American Hunt still has its moments.  And, at 80 minutes, it’s a brisk watch.  Check it out here at Crackle.


Tightwad Terror Tuesday – Free Movies for 8-4-20

Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 (2000), courtesy Artisan Entertainment.

Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2

It goes without saying that Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 is the follow-up to the immensely popular and highly influential found-footage film The Blair Witch Project.  The plot concerns a group of tourists who take “The Blair Witch Hunt,” a guided journey into the woods where The Blair Witch Project was shot.  While checking out the various locations that were seen in the first film, the group encounters a lot of strange, spooky stuff.

Released just a short year after the first film in 2000, Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 is more of a sequel to the hype that surrounded the original movie than it is to the movie itself.  This much maligned movie gets a bad rap because it’s pretty different from the first film, but as a standalone, it’s a really solid flick.  See it for yourself here at Vudu.


Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 (2000), courtesy Artisan Entertainment.

Z for Zachariah (2015), courtesy Roadside Attractions.

Z for Zachariah

Z for Zachariah is about a woman trying make her way in a post-apocalyptic world who meets a strange man.  The two form a symbiotic alliance to help each other survive, but that bond is tested when a second man arrives and upsets the fragile balance of trust.

This 2015 dystopian nightmare is director Craig Zobel’s follow-up to Compliance (his next movie would be the aforementioned The Hunt).  It’s an economical movie, with a cast of just three, but those three are Margot Robbie, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Chris Pine, so it’s in good hands.  Have a loo at Z for Zachariah here at TubiTV.


Dead End (2003), courtesy Lions Gate Films.

Dead End

Dead End is a 2003 movie about a man who, while driving to his in-laws’ house on Christmas Eve with his family, decides to try and save some time by taking a shortcut.  This turns out to be a horrible mistake, as the shortcut leads them through a series of horrifying supernatural events.

Dead End is one of those weird movies where the audience is unsure of what’s going on, but it all makes sense in the end.  Ray Wise leads a cast which also includes horror heavyweights like Lin Shaye, Alexandra Holden, and Mick Cain.  Catch Dead End here at IMDB TV.


Want more free movies?  Check out previous Tightwad Terror Tuesdays right here.


Feature image courtesy Chris Fischer.


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