With Halloween only a few short weeks away, we’ve handpicked a selection of some well-known and obscure grindhouse horror movies for your viewing pleasure. Named after the bygone burlesque clubs in New York City, grindhouse is a term primarily associated with exploitation movies that were prevalent during the cinema boom beginning in the 1930s.
All grindhouse movie torrents shared below are available through public domain. They are listed in no particular order or preference.
1. Spider Baby (1964)
Arguably one of the most popular grindhouse films with a strong cult following, director Jack Hill’s Spider Baby is a black comedy horror film starring Lon Chaney, Jr. The plot revolves around the guardian of three children who suffer from a rare brain disorder that causes them to mentally, physical and socially regress. When distant relatives pay a visit the family secret is revealed with horrific outcomes.
2. Driller Killer (1979)
An otherwise low-budget gore film, Driller Killer is a story about a man who’s discontentment with his derelict neighborhood results in his departure from sanity. Equipped with drill he proceeds to take out his frustrations on various supporting actors and actresses. Movie factoid – this movie was banned for its high-level of gore in the United Kingdom.
3. Freaks (1932)
Tod Browning’s famous horror film used a cast comprised of actual carnival performers, as well as people with deformities. A member of a traveling circus in his younger years, Browning crafted this movie from his personal experiences. The plot chronicles a beautiful trapeze artist who agrees to marry a side-show performer. Things go wrong when it’s discovered that she’s marrying only for money. Gold digging with a freakish twist that only a black and white movie from the 30s can deliver.
4. The Brain That Wouldn’t Die (1962)
Scientists, headless fiancées, mutant monsters in basements, The Brain That Wouldn’t Die has it all. Additionally, pop culture has made reference to this film many times, including a scene reenactment on the MTV series, Scream Queens, and the sketch comedy show, Whose Line Is It Anyway?
5. Drive-In Massacre (1977)
A slice-and-dice movie about two police detectives who are trying to catch a sword wielding serial killer that randomly murders people at the drive-in theater. It’s a complete miracle that a drive-in theater was used as the primary setting for this sword-slashing flick; considering that there are only 350 drive-ins left in existence in the United States today.
6. Carnival of Souls (1962)
The embodiment of b-movie horror, Carnival of Souls tells the tale of a drag race that ends in tragedy. Determined to make a fresh start on life and leave her hooligan joyriding days behind, the surviving member of the crash is soon haunted by a ghostly figure that torments her psychologically.
7. Deep Red (1975)
With a reasonable amount of graphic footage and a final gruesome kill that’s worth waiting for, Deep Red is a decent horror movie that centers on a maniac with a hatchet. The original movie contains an extra 22 minutes of gore and its available for purchase under the title, The Hatchet Murders. The edited version available on the public domain is good, but if you need to satisfy your bloodlust it may be on the weaker side.
What are some of your favorite horror movies in public domain? Let us know!
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