I honestly thought my previous article about free commentary tracks for horror movies was going to be my last installment. So when a whole year went by and I came across a free commentary for Spookies and nothing else, I went back an slipped it into the article as a secret bonus. But one year after that and now I’m suddenly swimming in free commentaries. Some are filled with nothing but jokes and others are serious discussions about the film. Some are free downloads and others can only be streamed for free. But they’re all worth checking out!
VHS LIFE has done numerous downloadable commentaries, including one for Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead. Although I linked directly to a commentary for a non VHS source, the title of the podcast should clue you in as to the format to use when you watch the movies associated with their other commentary tracks.
There’s an “unofficial” commentary track for Lights Out which was apparently uploaded onto SoundCloud by the film’s director!
The Kaijusaurus Podcast’s live discussion of Tristar’s infamous attempt at a Godzilla movie just barely qualifies as a commentary. You’ll understand once you hear it. However, ComicBookCast’s commentary track for the 2014 American Godzilla movie is a true blue commentary.
Fantom Publishing has a line of unofficial commentaries for various Doctor Who serials available for sale. In order to help promote them, they’ve released the one for the first installment of The Sea Devils for free! I’m afraid I don’t know how well it works with the NTSC release of that serial since it appears to have been recorded for use with the PAL release. greatestshowinthegalaxy has one for The Day of the Doctor as well.
Time travel fans might also appreciate the free fan commentary track for Primer despite it having nothing to do with the series noted above.
Searching around SoundCloud has also brought me tracks for District 9, My Bloody Valentine, the original Halloween II, The Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence), Aliens, Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II. You can search for more using the “commentary track” and “movie commentary track” tags as well!
You can also search the “commentary” tag on Bandcamp, but I thought I should provide you with some direct links as well. Find The Computer Room has free downloads of commentaries for Cloverfield, the original Night of the Living Dead, the original Halloween II and Nosferatu. However, Drunken Zombie’s commentary for Insidious and the commentary for Scanners by Uncle Jerk’s Commentary Corner can only be streamed for free.
Here’s the complete list of past installments:
As always, Gravedigger’s Local 16 is not to be held responsible for anything that may occur (be it good or bad) as a result of downloading from any links given here. Attempt at your own discretion. Blah blah blah…