The Top 10 Horror Movies Streaming For Free On Crackle Today
Updated: Feb 18
Deciding what to watch on a daily basis has become more difficult than organizing my vast football card collection by team, rookies and inserts. Yeah, I still do that. What? Just because a guy organizes his football card collection you think he can't start some shit?
Anyways, Sony's 'Crackle' is one of my usual stops in the land of streaming and it's completely free to use. All you have to do is make an account. Which, takes like five minutes and you don't need a credit card. The only caveat is the free films have ads. This isn't an ad, by the way. Head to toe transparent over here, you guys. We're shameless. (When it comes to lovin' you)
I was surprised to find some awesome horror on here last night and ended up watching 'Lake Placid' for a sweet first time watch. T'was an excellent time indeed and I'd give that big crocodile bastard a 8.5/10. Anyways, here's the coolest horror I found on Crackle if you want to check them out for yourself:
1.) 'Friday the 13th' parts 1 through 8
I'm not going to lie, I was extremely pissed to find these on here after we paid film by film to do our commentaries of the entire franchise. Which can be found by searching "We Watched A Movie" wherever you listen to podcasts or on our youtube channel.
#2) Fright Night (1985)
'Fright Night' has it all. 80's nostalgia, vampire coolness, comedy, entertainment, scares. One of the best horror movies of all time. If you haven't seen this one, it's a must watch. Here's our full video review of the movie.
#3.) 'The Night of the Living Dead' (1990 Savini Remake)
An all time classic, Tom Savini directed this remake of George A. Romero's groundbreaking film and managed to keep everything special about it intact while adding some modern touches. Just look at that fuckin mustache. It's coming to get you, Barbara. Pfft, you wish, Barbara.
#4.) 'The Exorcist III' (1990)
An underrated classic that sometimes wrongfully gets lumped in and or forgotten about because of that hot trash shit show that was 'The Exorcist II'. Here's a full in depth article I did on 'The Exorcist III' a while back including everything from a movie review to the coolest 'Exorcist III' merch I could find on the internet.
#5) Lake Placid, Lake Placid 2 and Lake Placid 3
I'm willing to bet 'Lake Placid 2 and 3' aren't up the same level but their inclusion is a professional courtesy. As I said earlier, I watched 'Lake Placid' for the first time on the app last night and can fully FULLY recommend it. That shit was dumb (but not too dumb), fun, hilarious and knew exactly how to add curse words to its script. Betty White telling a Sheriff "If I had a dick, this is where I'd tell you to suck it" pretty much takes the cake. The cast is fantastic including Bill Pullman, Oliver Platt and Brendan Gleeson. The film is directed by 'Friday the 13th' and 'Halloween' sequel director Steve Miner and includes special effects by the legendary Stan Wilson. Love, love, loved this creature feature. This is your "pure fun" pick of the list you piece of shit (I don't know why I said that but I'm not sorry)
#6) 8MM (1999)
'8MM' isn't pure horror but it's close e-goddamn-nough. If you haven't heard of the filthy awesomeness of this film let me explain: Joel Schumacher directs Nicolas Cage as a hired Private Detective trying to find out who's making real life snuff films that conclude in murder for sale on the black market. He recruits a blue haired, porn clerk in Joaquin Phoenix to help him figure things out and ends up squaring off with the great James Gandolfini. If you aren't interested yet, you'll never be. Fuck, I kind of want to watch it right now.
#7) 'The Mothman Prophecies' (2002)
Saw this one originally at a drive in theater at about 2AM and it freaked the living shit out of me. I was googling 'Mothman' shit for weeks afterwards. If you don't know about the "true" story of the mothman sightings do yourself a favor and watch the film first. It's way freakier that way. Sure, there are more than a few Hollywood-isms that take the freaky luster of this one but that's to be expected. Plus, it's not everyday you get to watch Richard Gere horror.
#8) 'Christine' and 'The Dead Zone'
I'm cheating a bit here but the whole point of this list is to give you 10 fun viewing experience you can have for free tonight on Crackle if you wish. So, fuckin sue me, Greg! SUE ME! You don't have the balls. In this double feature you not only get both of the Stephen King adaptations available on the app but you also get a John Carpenter film thrown in there and Christopher Walken.
#9) 'My Bloody Valentine' (1981)
If Christmas didn't give you enough holiday horror to sink your candy cane into (Oh my god, that sounded gross) then the original 'My Bloody Valentine' is just the ticket. If you've seen the movie too many times already or are just bored as fuck with your evening I've included a full movie commentary by J and yours truly to keep you company. Let us drink and watch teens fornicate and murder each other. This paragraph is SO FUCKING WEIRD.
#10) ALL THREE 'Urban Legend' films
Whoa now, I know, there are quite a few better horror movies than 90's schlock fest 'Urban Legends' on here. So, in fairness I'll include an honorable mentions list in just a second. This lands on the list because Crackle includes ALL THREE schlocky 90's 'Scream' and 'I Know What You Did Last Summer' rip offs and that could just make for a fun night of drinking. Cheers.
Rounding out the list of all the good horror shit to partake in on Crackle, there is also..... (Deep Breath) 'John Carpenter's Vampires', 'Insidious 2 and 3', 'The Exorcism of Emily Rose', 'Boogeyman AND Boogeyman 2', '30 Days of Night' AND the sequel, 'Identity', '976 Evil', 'Dead Ringers' and 'Wild Things'.
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