What’s up, Tightwads! Tightwad Terror Tuesday is back again with another round of free movies. So check this out…
In honor of The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, let’s have a look at the first non-Conjuring Conjuring-Verse movie. Annabelle is the 2014 spinoff that focuses on the origin story of the infamous possessed doll from the opening scene of the first movie. The story is contrived and the actors are flat, but it’s a fun watch, even if the best scare was lifted right out of another movie.
Annabelle is not nearly as bad as people remember it being, but it’s nowhere near as good as Annabelle: Creation (the REAL origin story of the doll). Get your creepy doll fill right here at TubiTV.
Speaking of creepy dolls…Magic is an absolutely horrifying movie about a ventriloquist with multiple personalities who projects one of those personalities onto his dummy. His creepy dummy.
This 1978 movie features stellar performances from Sir Anthony Hopkins, Burgess Meredith, and Ann-Margret. It was also directed by Richard Attenborough from a script and novel by William Goldman with a score by Jerry Goldsmith – that’s a lot of Hollywood royalty right there. This one also had one of the freakiest trailers ever, and it was shown on broadcast television, so it scarred an entire generation of kids. If you’ve ever wanted to see Hannibal Lecter face off with The Penguin, go here and watch Magic at Crackle.
Solace is a 2015 mystery about an F.B.I. agent who enlists the help of a psychic to help him catch a serial killer. Unfortunately for the good guys, the killer is also psychic, so he stays a step ahead of their investigation.
Solace is a clever crime thriller, full of twists and turns that even a psychic couldn’t predict. It was originally pitched as a sequel to Se7en, which tells you all you need to know. The cast is first-rate as well, with Sir Anthony Hopkins (again) as the psychic, Jeffrey Dean Morgan as the F.B.I. agent, and Colin Farrell as the killer. Investigate Solace here at Vudu.
A History of Violence
A History of Violence is about a small-town businessman who foils a robbery attempt in his diner one night. The ensuing news reports turn him into a local celebrity, which draws the attention of a mobster who thinks that he recognizes the hero as a man who wronged him in the past. Of course, revenge is sought.
A History of Violence is a David Cronenberg movie, but it’s from 2005, so it’s one of his later Oscar-bait films, not one of his early gooey schlock flicks. Viggo Mortensen plays the hero, Maria Bello is his wife, and Ed Harris shows up as the mobster. Check out A History of Violence here at TubiTV.
While we’re on the subject of Oscar-bait…Snowpiercer is Academy Ward Winner Bong Joon Ho’s thriller about a train that constantly travels a post-apocalyptic, snow-covered world. Inside the train, the people are just as segregated into social classes as they were outside.
This 2013 movie spawned a television series last year. While Bong Joon Ho’s Oscars are not for this (they’re for Parasite), you wouldn’t know from the stellar cast, which includes Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, John Hurt, Jamie Bell, Octavia Spencer, Ed Harris (again), and Alison Pill. Hop on the Snowpiercer here at IMDB TV.
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Feature image courtesy Chris Fischer.