Free Classic Movies: Eternal Evil, Night Fright And Manos: The Hands of Fate
By Saidur Rahman
[N.B.: All of the following movies are public domain movies – available online and free to watch.]
Eternal Evil/The Blue Man (1988)
Eternal Evil tells the story of a movie director who discovers astral body experience. He wants to exist outside of body leaving his body behind and travelling with his mind! His wife and friends think it’s a pretty bizarre idea. All of a sudden folks near and dear to him begin to die. Eventually one of his films he made some time ago helps him understand that there are some spiritual vampires who can change bodies with others. But it will not work if the donor of the body is unwilling. So to make him/her willing, these spiritual vampires make the donors live horrible-so horrible that the donor wants to die.
Main casts are John Novak, Karen Black, Patty Talbot, Vlasta Vrana and Winston Rekert. This film is also known as “Blue Man.”
Director: George Mihalka
Country: Canada, USA
Total Runtime: 1 hr 25 min
Filming Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Night Fright (1967)
The film centers around a small town which is experiencing murders. Upon investigation, the sheriff discovers the footprint of a large creature. Actually what happened was that a NASA experiment called “Noah’s Arc” went wrong. NASA sent a spaceship full of animals into space. The spaceship disappears and then crashes into a small town in Texas. A blood thirsty gorilla comes out of the spaceship and starts to kill teenagers. Now it’s up to the sheriff to kill the gorilla and save his people. The film has couple of funny moments that probably makes it worth watching.
Main casts of the film – Bill Thurman, Carol Gilley, Dorothy Davis, John Agar and Ralph Baker Jr. This film is also known as “Fright Night”.
Director: James A. Sullivan
Total Runtime: 1 hr 15 min
Filming Location: Dallas, Texas, USA
Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966)
A family driving through the country in some backwoods area is going on a vacation. At some point they get lost and end up at Torgo’s place. Their dog gets killed shortly after they reach there. Torgo’s master is a mysterious man who has many wives. After a while Torgo is killed by the master for disrespecting his wives. The family then runs into the desert to avoid further humiliation. But they must meet their destiny in the end.
Main casts of the movie include Diane Adelson, Harold P. Warren, John Reynolds, Stephanie Nielson and Tom Neyman. The filming locations include Texas, USA. This film is also known as “Fingers of Fate”.
Director: Harold P. Warren
Total Runtime: 1 hr 14 min