Hey Tightwads! How’s your 2020 doing at the 2/3rds mark? Maybe this week’s batch of free movies will help liven things up.
The Sonata is about a young virtuoso violinist who inherits a mansion that belonged to her late father, a gifted composer. Within the house, she discovers his final composition; a score riddled with strange and mysterious symbols. As she deciphers the music, she realizes that there is more to the composition than she initially thought.
This 2018 thriller is one of those cool spooky mysteries. Lots of atmosphere and creep, even if the story lacks a bit. Rutger Hauer appears in one of his final roles as the fearsome father. See – and hear – The Sonata here at Crackle.
Virtuosity is a 1995 movie about a virtual reality creation that houses the personalities of hundreds of notorious serial killers. It is used for training purposes, teaching law enforcement about the minds of killers, but when the entity manages to escape into the real world, an ex-cop is the only person who has any chance of stopping it.
This action-crime-thriller is a creative take on the serial killer hunt movie, in more ways than one. The cast is stellar, with Denzel Washington playing the ex-cop and Russell Crowe playing the VR entity, with William Forsythe, Louise Fletcher, William Fichtner, Costas Mandylor, and Kelly Lynch all in support. Keep an eye out for a little Kaley Cuoco as well, and hey, that’s Traci Lords, too! Check out Virtuosity here at Popcornflix.Si
Just as the title implies, Kemper is about Ed Kemper, a notorious serial killer who murdered ten people, including his grandparents, over the course of about ten years in the sixties and seventies.
This 2008 straight-to-video shocker is one of those last-name serial killer movies that is more exploitation than fact, but that doesn’t make it any less disturbing. Possibly more, if that’s possible with a movie about a rapist, necrophile, and cannibal. Have a look at Kemper here at Vudu.
Silent Running takes place in a future where all plants and animals only exist on spaceships orbiting the Earth. When word comes down to destroy them, a sole botanist goes rogue, killing his colleagues and steering his ship out into the deep reaches of space.
This 1972 sci-fi classic is cerebral and serene, with themes of dystopia and loneliness running throughout. Bruce Dern stars as the botanist, and his co-stars include three awesome robots named Huey, Dewey, and Louie…and this was five years before Star Wars. Catch Silent Running here at Peacock.
Masters of Horror
Masters of Horror is a Showtime anthology television series that put together, well, masters of horror to craft hour-long stories about madness and the macabre. Everyone who is anyone in the horror world had a hand in this series, guys with names like Carpenter, Hooper, Argento, Landis, and Garris.
Like any anthology series, the episode quality of Masters of Horror varies with who’s behind the camera and what the viewer likes, but there’s definitely more good than bad. Don Coscarelli’s Incident On and Off a Mountain Road and Larry Cohen’s Pick Me Up are among the best. But decide for yourself, because both seasons of Masters of Horror are available here at TubiTV.
Want more free movies? Check out previous Tightwad Terror Tuesdays right here.
Feature image courtesy Chris Fischer.