As temperatures plummet, sinking deep into your bones and freezing the very air you breathe, there’s no better time to hunker down and immerse yourself in bone-chilling tales of terror from Redbox.
This January, Redbox, the purveyor of frightful delights, unveils a collection of free horror titles that will leave you trembling in fear. Brace yourself as we step into the frost-bitten abyss and explore the fear-inducing offerings that await.
If you think the sinister embrace of winter, biting cold, and threat of frostbite is dangerous, wait until you journey into the twisted world of Troll 2, a film that proves these earthly terrors pale in comparison to the horrors unleashed in a cinematic abomination so profound it has been crowned one of the best worst movies ever made. Troll 2 plunges viewers into the vacation from hell, as a family discovers the entire town they’re visiting is actually inhabited by goblins, disguised as humans, and hungry for flesh. After the B-movie madness of Troll 2, the icy threat of winter will feel like a sweet relief.
If you’re planning to take refuge from January’s biting cold by staying indoors, be warned—you might not be as alone as you think. In The Watcher, a young couple’s dream home turns into a nightmare, when they come face-to-face with the chilling realization that they may have an unwanted house guest, that is hell-bent on evicting them from their new home. If the suspense of the Netflix series kept you on the edge of your seat, then you won’t want to miss The Watcher film, which delves into the same real-life events.
After the suspense of The Watcher, brace yourself for the unforgiving world of Hobo With a Shotgun, where the cold streets become the stage for a shotgun-wielding vagrant determined to take the law into his own hands. Originating as one of the fake Grindhouse movie trailers, Hobo With a Shotgun is perfect for fans of Machete and the recently released Thanksgiving.
This January, Redbox offers a lineup of free horror films that are not for the faint of heart, but for those who are brave enough to look terror in the eyes and not blink. Below, you’ll find the complete list of all the unforgettable moments of terror coming to Redbox this month.
Troll 2 (Available: January 1st)
A vacationing family discovers that the entire town they’re visiting is inhabited by goblins, disguised as humans, who plan to eat them.
Cast: Michael Paul Stephenson (Girlfriend’s Day), George Hardy (Cyst), Margo Prey (At Gunpoint)
30 Miles From Nowhere (Available: January 1st)
When five college pals return to rural Wisconsin for their estranged friend’s funeral, what begins as an uneasy reunion becomes a terrifying fight for survival.
Cast: Carrie Preston (True Blood), Rob Benedict (Supernatural), Rusty Schwimmer (The Perfect Storm)
The Watcher (Available: January 1st)
Unaware of its terrible history, a young couple purchases their dream home. But it soon becomes clear that they may not be alone in the house… and that someone — or something — is determined to drive them out.
Cast: Erin Cahill (Power Rangers Time Force), Edi Gathegi (StartUp), Denise Crosby (Miracle Mile)
Hostile (Available: January 1st)
Juliette, a lone survivor of an apocalyptic era, fights to survive against hunger, thirst, a broken leg and strange, disturbing creatures that only come out at nighttime.
Cast: Brittany Ashworth (The Ledge), Grégory Fitoussi (World War Z), Javier Botet (IT)
Hobo With a Shotgun (Available: January 1st)
A homeless vigilante blows away crooked cops, pedophile Santas, and other scumbags with his trusty pump-action shotgun.
Cast: Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner), Pasha Ebrahimi (Big Sky), Robb Wells (Trailer Park Boys)
The Facility (Available: January 1st)
Eight volunteers locked in a facility find themselves fighting for their lives when a drug trial goes horribly wrong.
Cast: Aneurin Barnard (Dunkirk), Steve Evets (Robin Hood), Alex Reid (Misfits)
Hollywood Dreams & Nightmares: The Robert Englund Story (Available: January 1st)
A classically trained actor and director, Robert Englund has become one of the most revolutionary horror icons of our generation. Throughout his career, Englund starred in many well-known movies but shot to super-stardom with his portrayal of supernatural serial killer Freddy Krueger in the NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET franchise. This unique and intimate portrait captures the man behind the glove and features interviews with Englund and his wife Nancy, Lin Shaye, Eli Roth, Tony Todd, Heather Langenkamp and more.
The Battery (Available: January 1st)
The personalities of two former baseball players clash as they traverse the rural back roads of a post-plague New England teeming with the undead.
Cast: Jeremy Gardner (After Midnight), Adam Cronheim (Red Spring), Niels Bolle (How the Light Gets In)
Camp Cold Brook (Available: January 1st)
A paranormal team sets to check out an abandoned summer camp where a mass murder had taken place decades previous.
Cast: Chad Michael Murray (One Tree Hill), Danielle Harris (Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead), Michael Eric Reid (Paradise City)
The Inhabitants (Available: January 1st)
A young couple gets more than they bargained for when they buy a historic bed and breakfast in New England only to discover that the old house is hiding a dark secret within its walls.
Cast: Elise Couture (Heredity), Michael Reed (Disrupted), Rebecca Whitehurst (Return to Sender)
Stoker Hills (Available: January 1st)
Three college students filming a horror movie find themselves trapped in their own worst nightmare. Their only hope for survival is two detectives who find the camera they left behind.
Cast: Tony Todd (Candyman), Steffani Brass (Friends), David Gridley (Far Haven)
The Nest (Available: January 1st)
A mother’s reality erodes around her as she struggles to fathom the entangled web of her daughter’s separation anxiety brought on by parasitic creatures within a stuffed bear.
Cast: Sarah Navratil (Stargate Origins), Kevin Patrick Murphy (The Walking Dead), Dee Wallace (E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial)
Bring Me a Dream (Available: January 1st)
On the run for murder, Avery Quinn bursts into Alpha Omega Pi house looking for help. Desperate to prove her innocence, she summons the legendary Sandman and now everyone has two choices: Face their worst nightmares…or…die!
Cast: Tyler Mane (Joe Dirt), Martin Kove (Cobra Kai), Kelly Lynn Reiter (Deadlock)
As the January frost overtakes the world outside, let Redbox’s collection of chill-inducing films be your comfort through the long, dark nights. While others might succumb to their fears, you can find solace in the thrills that only these tales of terror can provide you.
So, this New Year’s, forget the resolutions and instead allow yourself to be drawn into a world where the only countdown, is the one leading to the next scream.
Download the free Redbox app for your mobile, tablet, laptop, or connected TV at your favorite app store and watch all of these titles and more this month!