Need something to watch this Halloween but you don’t have Netflix? I’ve got you covered. Here are 10 public domain classic movies that are available to (legally) download and watch for free. They range from bad to pretty bad, but bad horror movies are part of what Halloween is all about.
If you need more, be sure to check out last year’s post, The Top 10 Music Inspiring Horror Movies In The Public Domain.
- The Last Man on Earth (1964)
A plague has turned the world into Vampires, and Vincent Price is the only man not infected.
IMDB: 7.0 stars
- The Sadist (1963)
Three people have car trouble and are held hostage in a wrecking yard by a psycho and his insane girlfriend.
IMDB: 6.9 stars
While hunting for some free entertainment for Halloween, I discovered that there were a surprising number of horror movies that can be legally and freely downloaded because they have fallen into the public domain. I found cheese-filled creature features like The Giant Gila Monster (1959), Attack of the Giant Leeches (1953), and The Brain That Wouldn’t Die (1962), but I also came across a number of films that I realized have been musically inspirational to some big name bands.
Here are the top 10 musically inspiring horror films in the public domain and what they inspired. The IMDB star rating is included so you can determine what to (or not to) download onto your ipod.
10. The Wasp Woman (1960)
The owner of a cosmetic factory becomes the test subject for wasp enzymes that are supposed to make her look younger. The drugs have unintended side effects.
IMDB: 3.4 stars
Musical Inspiration: This movie was said to have inspired the Misfits’ song “Queen Wasp” which appeared on Earth A.D, released in 1983.