We’ve got no tricks, but treats for your lazy ghoulish moments (on Halloween or anytime): a selection of horror movies you don’t even have to go out there looking for on fishy streaming sites. These are mostly classics (with a couple of pretty trashy ones thrown in the mix however), which should belong in your film repertoire anyway. We’ve even got some heaving Hammer¬†breasts and cheap costumes topped with bad wigs lined up for you. Don’t say we never give you anything!
As far as we’re aware of, they’re in the public domain and therefore showing them does not violate copyright. Enjoy!
1. Night of the Living Dead (1968)
“Already Indie presents George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead. This is a true guerrilla style film shot mostly on a farm house. His film, unfortunately was forced into public domain due to loose copyright back in 1968 and a quick title change. This is how we can show this film, however, so please enjoy.” (YouTube)
2. Twins of Evil (1971)
“The delicious Collinson twins, Mary and Madeleine, are reason enough to catch this technically accomplished and subtly erotic horror flick from Hammer; these ladies are sex incarnate and burn up the screen every time they appear.
Twins aside, director John Hough’s contribution to English vampire lore is a very tight, exceptionally well directed and staged tale of bloodsucking and rampant desire.
Peter Cushing, as Gustav Weil, is the God-fearing leader of The Brotherhood, a bunch of old witch-finders who stalk pretty girls with bad reputations and confine them to burning crosses. Life gets complicated for old Gustav when his sexy niece (Madeleine Collinson) gets curious about Karnstein castle and its Satan-worshipping occupant (Damien Thomas) and decides to open her legs and heart to the arrogant neck-biter.
TWINS OF EVIL gets everything right. The photography, by Dick Bush, is stunning; the miniature work is never less than believable; the violence is more bloody than usual. The on-screen nudity is more explicit than is typical for a Hammer production and the storyline adequately provides for a generous amount of chills and thrills.
An evocative exploration of the fascinating nature of evil and reasons aplenty to submit to the humid charms of ladies with voracious appetites.
review by¬†¬†fertile celluloid¬†(imbd)
3. The Ghoul (1933)
“Hello! Since it’s Saturday morning, I thought maybe I’d upload a scary movie for you to watch, reminiscent of my own rainy or too cold to play outside, Saturdays ūüôā When we knew bad weather was coming, we used to spend Friday nights at our friend’s house and watch ‘Sir Graves Ghastly’ in Detroit, MI. He’d make us laugh, dressed up like Dracula, then scare the b-geebers out of us by playing one, and sometimes two, “horror” movies for us! Our friends’ Dad was a Vietnam Vet, confined to a wheelchair, and would watch with us and insert ‘BOOOOS’!! at the just the right moments ūüėČ He always made sure the blinds were drawn and the atmosphere was ‘just right’. What a wonderful man he was, in so very many ways. Well, I hope you have some good childhood memories or make new fun, memories reliving or watching for the first time this Classic [with Boris Karloff]!! Enjoy :)” (YouTube)
4. Carnival of Souls (1962)
“‘Carnival of Souls’ is a 1962 independent horror film starring Candace Hilligoss. Produced and directed by Herk Harvey for an estimated $33,000, the film did not gain widespread attention when originally released, as a B film; today, however, it is a cult classic. Set to an organ score by Gene Moore, Carnival of Souls relies more on atmosphere than on special effects to create a mood of unease and foreboding. The film has a large cult following and is occasionally screened at film and Halloween festivals. It has been cited as an important influence on the films of both David Lynch and George A. Romero.” (YouTube)
5. The Earth Dies Screaming (1964)
“The UK is invaded by alien-controlled robots, which re-animate dead human bodies. Survivors of the invasion are besieged by the walking corpses of slain friends and neighbors…..”
6. House on Haunted Hill (1959)
“House on Haunted Hill is a 1959 American horror film. It was directed by William Castle, written by Robb White and stars Vincent Price as eccentric millionaire Frederick Loren. He and his fourth wife, Annabelle, have invited five people to the house for a ‘haunted house’ party. Whoever stays in the house for one night will earn $10,000 each. As the night progresses, all the guests are trapped inside the house with ghosts, murderers, and other terrors.” (YouTube)
7. Atom Age Vampire (1960)
“The stripper Jeanette Moreneau is dumped by her boyfriend Pierre Mornet and she drives her car to talk to him. However, she has a car accident and the left side of her face is completely disfigured by horrible scars. She is approached in the hospital by Monique Riviere, who is the assistant and lover of Professor Alberto Levin, and she tells Jeanette that her face can be restored. Jeanette secretly goes to the professor’s house and is treated by him, using a process that depends on the cells that Prof. Levin, who is also a monster that strangles his victim, removes from the women that he kills. While treating Jeanette, Prof. Levin falls in an unrequited love for her and kills Monique. Meanwhile, the police inspector that is investigating the mysterious murders, suspects of Prof. Levin.”
Written by¬†Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil¬†(imdb)
8. Dominique (1980)
“A millionaire believes that he is being haunted by his dead wife.¬†Full movie. Public domain.¬†Director: Michael Anderson.” (YouTube)
9. The Omen (1976)
“Robert and Katherine Thorn seem to have it all. They are happily married and he is the US Ambassador to Great Britain, but they want nothing more than to have children. When Katharine has a stillborn child, Robert is approached by a priest at the hospital who suggests that they take a healthy newborn whose mother has just died in childbirth. Without telling his wife he agrees. After relocating to London, strange events – and the ominous warnings of a priest – lead him to believe that the child he took from that Italian hospital is evil incarnate..”
10. Scream Bloody Murder (1973)
“A disturbed young man with a hook for a hand sets off on a murderous rampage.¬†Director: Marc B. Ray.” (YouTube)
11. Curse of the Swamp Creature (1966)
“1966, Director: Larry Buchanan: One of Larry Buchanan’s notorious “Azalea” pictures — made-for-TV color remakes of American International Pictures black and white drive-in creature features, made for a fraction of the originals’ budgets. Curse of the Swamp Creature is a rehash of 1957’s Voodoo Woman.” (YouTube)
“An accidentally freed monster causes Greek villagers to sacrifice virgins.¬†Full movie. Public domain.¬†Director: Richard Jefferies.” (YouTube)