Tubi is starting off 2023 with a handful of horror additions to their library, along with more original thrillers and true crime docs. Let’s start off with the originals:
Good Wife’s Guide to Murder (January 6) – When Kate’s husband is murdered, she is of course considered a suspect by law enforcement. And, after all, she is the creator of a very popular vlog called “A Good Wife’s Guide to Murder.” Now she has use her expertise to solve the murder so she doesn’t go to jail.
TMZ No BS: Hollywood’s Biggest Lies (January 18) – While I hardly think the sensational news-seeking TMZ is an expert on the subject of truth-telling, they are the ones promising to expose “the lies that led to some of the biggest stories in Hollywood history.” Among the stories discussed are Kim Kardashian’s rise to fame and the sordid tale of Jussie Smollet.
The Assistant (January 20) – Raven Fields is an overworked doctor, who finally decides to hire an assistant. At first the cheery young woman she hires seems to be a perfect fit, but when she becomes obsessed with Raven, the doc could be in very real danger.
Branded & Brainwashed: Inside NXIVM (January 25) – Most followers of true crime and cult lore are familiar with Keith Raniere’s “self-help” group, known as NXIVM. But, this two-hour documentary dives into the greed and lust that led Raniere to choose female members of the group and force them into sexual slavery.
Horror and thrillers coming to Tubi on January 1 include:
8mm – Nicolas Cage stars in this psychological thriller as a PI who is contacted by an attorney to investigate a possible snuff film. It’s a dark film that also stars Joaquin Phoenix, James Gandolfini and Catherine Keener.
Final Destination (Franchise) – Who knows how many of the Final Destination films Tubi is adding, but rest assured that each of them deals with the fact that you can’t cheat death. I think everyone who has ever watched the second film absolutely refuses to drive behind a logging truck.
Hannibal – In this sequel to The Silence of the Lambs, Anthony Hopkins returns as the title character, while Julianne Moore takes over the role of Clarice Starling. Mason Verger (Gary Oldman) has survived Lecter’s attempt to kill him and wants vengeance, but Starling wants to get to him first. This subpar sequel is mostly known for its stomach turning “fried brain” sequence.
House of Wax – A group of friends is stranded in the woods, and decide to visit Trudy’s House of Wax while waiting for their car to be repaired. That’s a very bad idea. Though this remake of the classic 1953 film was dismissed by critics, it is known as the film in which Paris Hilton’s character is killed.
Let Me In – A watered-down remake of 2008’s Swedish horror film Let the Right One In, Let Me In introduces us to a 12-year-old boy named Owen. He is regularly bullied by other boys at school, but his friendship with a girl named Abby changes everything for him.
Se7en – Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman and Gwyneth Paltrow star in this pitch-black horror/thriller (yes, I personally consider it horror due to the horrific nature of the murders that occur). Police Detective Will Somerset (Freeman) is a week away from retirement when he is paired up with David (Pitt), an idealistic detective with a short temper. David and his wife have just moved to the city when the detectives begin investigating a series of murders modeled after the seven deadly sins. Did I mention how dark and bleak this movie is? If you haven’t seen it, prepare yourself for one gut punch of an ending!
The Crazies – The 2010 remake of this film joins the original 1973 flick on Tubi in January. A biological agent turns the people in an Iowa town into raging, violent killers, and the sheriff (Timothy Olyphant) will do anything to protect his family.
The Long Kiss Goodnight – Gina Davis is fantastic in this action-thriller, in which she plays a woman with amnesia, desperate to uncover her past. Eight years after she washed ashore, pregnant and with no memory, she suffers a concussion in a car accident. After her recovery, a man breaks into her house, and she finds that she possesses incredible fighting skills.
The Silence of the Lambs – One of the best horror/thriller films in the history of film, Anthony Hopkins and Jodi Foster appear as serial killer Hannibal Lecter and young FBI trainee Clarice Starling. The search for a killer known as “Buffalo Bill” results in Starling being assigned to interview the charismatic, incredibly intelligent Lecter in jail. Surprisingly, Lecter takes a shine to her and begins giving her clues that just may lead to the apprehension of Buffalo Bill.
Tremors (franchise) – It’s unclear how many of the franchise films will be included on Tubi in January, but it’s a pretty safe bet that the 1990 original will be there. Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward are two handymen who want to leave their small town in search of excitement. But some mysterious deaths and strange underground readings turn out to be the precursor for an attack by gigantic worm-like creatures.
Which films are you happiest to see available on Tubi? Tell us about it in the comments section.