Tubi is back in May with more horror films, and there are even two horror-related originals to look forward to. Let’s take a peek at what Tubi’s free streaming platform is offering horror fans this month.
Scariest Monsters in America (Tubi Original, debuts May 4) – This two-hour special takes a look at the ten most frightening legendary creatures in the United States. Home invaders, cannibals…these scary monsters are vying to win the terrifying crown.
Teardrop (Tubi Original, debuts May 11) – A writer/teacher brings his students on a field trip to a little-known ghost town (which he is writing a book about). But, will he be able to keep his students safe when it turns out the place may actually be haunted?
A Cure for Wellness – When Lockhart (Dane DeHaan) is sent to collect the CEO of his company from a Swiss “wellness center,” his efforts are resisted by the staff at the center. After he leaves, he is involved in a horrible car accident, and wakes up at the wellness center three days later. It’s an interesting stay, marked by his meeting with Hannah (Mia Goth), and the discovery of a strange liquid given to patients at the center.
Evil Dead (remake) – In this reboot/remake of the original 1981 film, five friends stay in a remote cabin in order to help Mia (Jane Levy) kick her heroin addition. At first, the other four dismiss her claims that she smells rotting flesh, but soon things start to get scary. Rotting animals, a strange book, the figure of a bloody woman, aggressive vines…you know, the usual stuff you find in the woods.
Tubi goes Grindhouse in May
Grindhouse: Death Proof – Kurt Russell stars as sadistic stuntman Mike KcKay in this Quentin Tarantino film. McKay enjoys outfitting himself in a “death proof” car and then engaging women in high speed chases. Of course, his ultimate goal is to kill the women, while he himself is barely even injured. The car crash scene in this film may have scarred me for life.
Grindhouse: Planet Terror – Originally released on a double bill with Death Proof, this Robert Rodriguez flick stars Rose McGowan as go-go dancer Cherry Darling, who is attacked by zombies. Her leg is ripped off in the process, but it’s ok, she gets a really cool replacement.
The Grudge 2 – In the 2006 sequel to The Grudge, Sarah Michelle Gellar returns as Karen, who has been hospitalized and haunted by that creepy vengeful ghost from the first film. When her sister Aubrey comes to Japan to bring Karen home, she instead finds herself haunted as well.
Halloween II – John Carpenter returned to write and produce the sequel to his 1978 blockbuster Halloween, and Jamie Lee Curtis also returned as traumatized babysitter Laurie Strode. Set immediately after Laurie was taken to the hospital, the film sees Michael Myers trying to hunt her down, wreaking bloody havoc along the way.
Halloween III: Season of the Witch – The third installment of the Halloween franchise took an entirely different path, ignoring the Michael Myers storyline. Instead, Tommy Lee Wallace plays Dr. Dan Challis, an alcoholic who finds himself caught up in a conspiracy to use Halloween masks in order to complete the ritualistic sacrificing of children. A favorite film of Darcy the Mail Girl, fans of The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs have been begging for this one to be featured on the Shudder series. Instead, you can watch it on Tubi for free.
Hell Fest – This 2018 slasher capitalizes on the popularity of Halloween Haunt-related films (Hell House LLC, Haunt, The Houses October Built). Hell Fest is a traveling theme park focusing on horror, and when a group of friends visits the park on Halloween night, it all goes horribly wrong.
Hostel – Eli Roth wrote and directed this “torture porn” flick, which was executive produced by Quentin Tarantino. Three college students travel to Amsterdam, and end up staying at a Slovakian hostel. They find themselves involved in a conspiracy to sell wealthy individuals the experience of torturing and killing people.
Hostel: Part II – Tubi is also adding the above-average sequel, also written and directed by Roth Hostel: Part II has a similar storyline, except this time, the ill-fated travelling students are females. The bathtub scene featuring Heather Matarazzo (Scream 2022) is jaw-dropping.
Little Shop of Horrors – The 1986 musical version of Little Shop is by no means real horror, but it is real good and real entertaining. Rick Moranis is sweet and loveable as the nerdy flower shop employee Seymour, Ellen Greene is vulnerable and slightly goofy as Audrey (and boy, can that girl SING), and Steve Martin is appropriately sadistic as Audrey’s abusive dentist boyfriend.
Urban Legend – The 1998 slasher film starring Alicia Witt, Jared Leto, Rebecca Gayheart and Tara Reid is a fun, bloody romp. Natalie and her college friends find themselves being stalked by a killer who utilizes urban legends, such as the man with the hook for a hand, pop rocks and the threat of organ removal, to kill people.
When a Stranger Calls (2006 version) – This lackluster remake features a babysitter (Camilla Belle) who gets strange phone calls (voiced by Lance Henriksen). Spoiler alert: THE CALLS ARE COMING FROM INSIDE THE HOUSE!!!!
I’ll Always Know What You Did Last Summer – 1997’s slasher favorite was followed by I Still Know What You Did Last Summer before this 2006 sequel was released direct to video. A group of friends play a prank at a carnival, with one of them impersonating the legendary Fisherman killer. As it turns out, the prank goes horribly wrong, and it just may be that the real Fisherman is still lurking around.
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