Hey Tightwads! Half the country is having a heat wave, and the other half is hunkering down for hurricane season. Whichever half you’re in, here are some free movies to help you weather the storm.
The Dark Tapes
The Dark Tapes is a 2016 found footage anthology with four stories about paranormal experiences that are all linked together by some ghost hunters who are investigating them, trying to get to the bottom of the “trans-dimensional entities” that cause night terrors.
The Dark Tapes is everything that is wrong with found footage movies. It’s creepy at times, but there’s nothing in it that has not been done before in the vast wasteland of the genre. If you’re a sucker for found footage (like I am), you can find The Dark Tapes here at Vudu.
Silent Rage is about a criminal who, through an experimental procedure, is given the ability to instantly heal his own wounds. With his new-found power, the mute outlaw goes on a killing spree, taking vengeance on those who he believes have wronged him. It is up to the town sheriff to stop him. The town sheriff is Chuck Norris, so place your bets.
This 1982 thriller was Wolverine when Wolverine was just a comic book. Because it’s a Chuck Norris joint, there’s plenty of flying fists and kicking boots. Also stars William Finley, Ron Silver, Stephen First, and Brian Libby. Catch Silent Rage here at Crackle.
The awesomely-named Zoombies is about a safari park that becomes overrun by the animals when a strange virus turns them into aggressive killers. The people in the park who are still alive must try to stay that way while also stopping the virus from spreading and the animals from escaping into the city.
Made in 2016, Zoombies is just as silly as it sounds. It’s so much fun, though, particularly for fans of animals-gone-wild movies. Unsurprisingly, it’s an Asylum production. Check out Zoombies here at Vudu.
And speaking of Asylum…Doom Asylum is about a disfigured man who is mistakenly pronounced dead after a car accident. He revives during his autopsy, kills the doctors, and takes up residence in the hospital. Of course, the grounds are a destination for partying teenagers. What could possibly go wrong?
This 1988 splatter flick is formulaic in story, but the kills are creative. So, essentially, it’s a typical eighties slasher. The cast includes Patty Mullen, Ruth Collins, Michael Rogen, and whoa! is that Kristin Davis from Sex and the City? Visit Doom Asylum here at TubiTV.
Trust is a creepy little 2010 thriller about a teenage girl who meets a boy in an online chat room. Only the boy is not a boy at all, but a middle-aged sexual predator who is bent on seducing the young girl. The girl’s parents are left to pick up the pieces after the girl is brainwashed into thinking that she is in love with her online suitor.
Trust isn’t a typical horror movie, but it will make you feel dirty on the inside. Its implications are terrifying. Liana Liberato plays the girl, Clive Owen and Catherine Keener are her parents, and the support cast includes Jason Clarke and Viola Davis. Oh, and Ross himself, David Schwimmer, directs. Gain Trust here at IMDB TV.
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Feature image courtesy Chris Fischer.