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Here Are Over 20 of The Best Horror Movies on Tubi

Thumbs up for Tubi! No, not tubing.

ashley tied up in Better Watch Out

Time to face the ugly truth: streaming services have been raising their prices. Netflix is one of the most expensive if you have Premium (especially if you also live in Canada). Therefore, people are either having to scale down on how many streaming platforms they subscribe to. And in the worst cases, they cancel most if not all subscriptions. So where can people turn to for an alternative? Tubi.

Tubi is a free streaming service (with ads but it’s like watching cable TV) and it has a stellar selection of content, even including movies you’ll have a hard time finding otherwise, like iconic anime like Sailor Moon (in both dub and sub). In terms of horror movies, you’ll find plenty of good ones. It has movies that lots of horror fans enjoy like Night of the Living Dead (1968), The Hills Have Eyes (1977), and The Silence of the Lambs (1991), and Ringu (1998). Regardless of your personal horror taste, you’ll find something to watch.

Below you’ll find a wide selection separated into categories (if any of these movies are leaving soon, apologies) and if I missed anything it’s either because I overlooked them or haven’t seen them. Happy reading!

Stop, slasher time!

sally fleeing in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
(Bryanston Distributing Company)

Love ’em or hate ’em, slashers are very beloved in the horror world, whether you’re talking about the top franchises like Halloween, Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, or others. What does Tubi have to offer in terms of slashers? Quite a bit, actually, and you may find yourself surprised by the ones in this list because they’re not no name films.

  • Black Christmas (1974)
  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
  • Friday the 13th (1980)
  • My Bloody Valentine (1981)
  • The Slumber Party Massacre (1982)
  • The House on Sorority Row (1982)
  • Sleepaway Camp (1983)
  • Slumber Party Massacre II (1987)
  • Friday the 13th (2009)
  • You’re Next (2011)
  • Leatherface (2017)
  • Terrifier (2017)

Funny ha-ha

kendall in Mom and Dad
(Momentum Pictures)

The genius of horror comedies is that they take extreme events and make them humorous. Obviously if we were in these situations, they wouldn’t be funny. But they allow horror fans to enjoy the genre in a different way. And as someone who isn’t big on comedies (unless they are very specific), horror comedies satisfy me. Tubi doesn’t have a lot of horror comedies (that are good), but here are some!

  • Re-animator (1985)
  • Waxwork (1988)
  • The Addams Family (2001)
  • Elvira’s Haunted Hills (2001)
  • The Devil’s Rejects (2005)
  • Mom and Dead (2017)

Ghosts, demons, oh my!

possessed!regan in The Exorcist
(Warner Bros. Pictures)

The things we can’t see, easily fight, or comprehend are especially scary. Which is why supernatural horror movies freak people out. You can’t simply run away from ghosts or demons without the odds stacked against you. And whether you believe in the supernatural, they sure are a threat in movies at least. Tubi has some classics like The Exorcist (1973) or Suspiria (1977), for example, available for your viewing pleasure. Some of these are even found footage! Exciting, right?

  • Pet Sematary (1989)
  • Final Destination (2000)
  • Final Destination 2 (2003)
  • Grave Encounters (2011)
  • It Follows (2014)
  • The Taking of Deborah Logan (2014)
  • The VVitch (2015)
  • The Blackcoat’s Daughter (2015)
  • Hell House LLC (2015)
  • The Devil’s Candy (2015)
  • Blair Witch (2016)


sarah screaming in The Descent
(Pathé Distribution)

You can consider this section like digging into a deep bowl of Halloween candy. There’s a mishmash of everything. Tubi truly does have a bit of everything anyways, as the other sections have proven. Maybe you’ll find something you’ve never watched before. Or maybe you’ve seen every single one of these movies. Kudos to you if so.

  • The Stepford Wives (1975)
  • May (2000)
  • The Descent (2005)
  • High Tension (2005)
  • I Spit on Your Grave (2010)
  • Train to Busan (2016)
  • Hounds of Love (2015)
  • Better Watch Out (2016)
  • Would You Rather (2017)
  • The Belko Experiment (2017)

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Vanessa Maki (she/her) is a queer Blerd and contributing writer for The Mary Sue. She first started writing for digital magazines in 2018 and her articles have appeared in Pink Advocate (defunct), The Gay Gaze (defunct), Dread Central and more. She primarily writes about movies, TV, and anime. Efforts to make her stop loving complex/villainous characters or horror as a genre will be futile.