Hey Tightwads! How’s your fall going so far? Let’s make it better with this batch of free movies, shall we?
Tales of Halloween
Tales of Halloween is a 2015 anthology of ten stories that all take place on Halloween (so it’s not just a clever name). The bite-sized tales concern everything from demons and devils to ghosts and psycho killers.
Tales of Halloween is like a who’s-who of modern fright flick filmmakers. The directors involved include names like Lucky McKee, Neil Marshall, Axelle Carolyn, Darren Lynn Bousman, and Paul Solet. The cast is packed with horror legends, too, including Adrienne Barbeau, Caroline Williams, Tiffany Shepis, Alex Essoe, Lin Shaye, Barry Bostwick, Barbara Crampton, and Felissa Rose. Check out Tales of Halloween here at TubiTV.
Blue Velvet is about a young man who finds a severed ear in a field. The police are not helpful, so the guy begins his own investigation and winds up caught between an enigmatic nightclub singer and the gang of lunatics who have kidnapped her child.
This 1986 arthouse movie is a David Lynch joint. And it is a typically weird David Lynch joint. And it stars usual David Lynch suspects like Kyle MacLachlan, Isabella Rossellini, Laura Dern, Dean Stockwell, Brad Dourif, and Jack Nance, as well as veteran actors like Dennis Hopper and Hope Lange. Have a look at Blue Velvet here at Vudu.
With all of the comparisons between Ready or Not and Clue, it seems like a good time to revisit the 1985 mystery comedy. Based on the board game of the same name, Clue is about a mansion full of party guests who must figure out who killed their host before the murderer strikes again.
So it’s not really horror, but Clue is a fun comic mystery. The cast is top-notch, with master thespians like Tim Curry, Lesley Ann Warren, Michael McKean, Martin Mull, Madeline Kahn, Christopher Lloyd, and Eileen Brennan along for the ride. And, keeping things punk, Lee Ving from Fear plays the host and Jane Wiedlin from The Go-Go’s pops in as a singing telegram girl. Solve the mystery of Clue here at Popcornflix.
Broken is about a young singer who has moved from Ohio to California to make it big in show business. She gets mixed up with the wrong guy, and breaks it off, but he is willing to do anything – anything – to get her back.
This economical little 2006 thriller is light on scares, but heavy on the tension and intrigue. Heather Graham stars as the singer, Jeremy Sisto plays the boyfriend, and the support cast includes Tess Harper, Linda Hamilton, and Jake Busey. Get Broken here at IMDB TV.
The Act of Killing
The Act of Killing is a 2012 documentary that has quite a unique concept. Director Joshua Oppenheimer challenged former Indonesian death squad leaders to re-enact their crimes in whatever cinematic genre they wish. And they don’t disappoint, using everything from musical comedy to noir thriller to tell their cold-blooded tales.
This is probably the most disturbing movie on this week’s slate. Although some show remorse, most of the former death squad members recount their graphic killings either without emotion or with a touch of pride and glee. It’s chilling. Catch The Act of Killing here at Popcornflix.
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Feature image courtesy Chris Fischer.