12 Cheerleader Horror Movies on Tubi in February 2024

Do cheerleaders make horror movies better? Judge for yourself with these twelve horror movies featuring cheerleaders in major roles, all currently streaming on Tubi.

Deinfluencer (2022) is a social media & cheerleader horror movie starring Marie Luciani-Grimaldi.

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It’s February, and this is the time of year when football-frenzy is at its highest in the United States thanks to the Super Bowl. The game itself is fine if you like that sort of thing, but what makes football exponentially better? Cheerleaders, of course! Cheer teams have been associated with football teams for many decades, and cheerleaders have been associated with horror at least since Satan’s Cheerleaders was released in 1977. So, what makes horror movies exponentially better? Cheerleaders, sometimes! Collected here are the best and best-worst horror movies currently streaming on Tubi that feature cheerleaders!

Cheerleader Horror Movies Streaming on Tubi

1. All Cheerleaders Die (2013)

Cheerleaders look condescendingly at potential new recruits in All Cheerleaders Die (2013).
All Cheerleaders Die (2013) is a remake of the low-budget zombie/revenge movie All Cheerleaders Die (2001). Both films were written and directed by the same duo of Lucky McKee and Chris Sivertson.

Why Watch It? Magic, revenge, vampirism, the undead, and cheerleaders. All Cheerleaders Die has it all. It’s also a fun horror-comedy that works as a mash-up of various horror sub-genres.

Official Description: A high school misfit joins the cheerleading squad for revenge against the football captain, but a fatal accident turns the team into the walking dead.

2. Varsity Blood (2014)

Cheerleaders and football players gather in Varsity Blood (2014).
Varsity Blood was written and directed by Jake Helgren.

Why Watch It? Varsity Blood is an earnest attempt at an old-school style slasher movie, and for that it works well. Expect low-budget effects, but also expect a good time.

Official Description: School’s about to be out forever for a high school’s football team and cheerleaders being targeted by a weapons-loaded killer dressed as their mascot.

3. Deinfluencer (2022)

A cheerleader is tied to a chair in Deinfluencer (2022).
The director of Deinfluencer, Jamie Bailey, also has Mickey’s Mouse Trap and two Deinfluencer sequels expected to be release in 2024. (pictured: Marie Luciani-Grimaldi as Kelly in Deinfluencer)

Why Watch It? Deinfluencer is sort of like a “survival game” movie, but it’s all based around social media and getting likes/followers.

Official Description: Cheerleader Kelly is imprisoned and forced to take part in social media challenges at the behest of her seemingly motivated kidnapper.

4. Teenage Vampire (2020)

A cheerleader does the splits in Teenage Vampire (2020).
A sequel, Teenage Vampire 2, was screened in 2022, but it doesn’t appear to be streaming anywhere at this time.

Why Watch It? Teenage Vampire is rated TV-PG on Tubi, and it definitely feels like it’s made for a younger (teen/tween) audience. It’s cute, and it’s a nice choice for viewers looking for something lighter, less scary, and with almost no blood.

Official Description: After joining the high school cheerleading squad in order to be cool, Chase and Pam discover that the team is infested with vampires.

5. Vampz (2019)

Christal Renèe as Ashlee Barnes in Vampz (2019).
Vampz began as a web series which was funded through a Kickstarter campaign in 2013. (pictured: Christal Renèe as Ashlee Barnes)

Why Watch It? Vampz is very silly. It has a homemade quality that will certainly appeal to a particular audience, and the lead actors are all fun to watch.

Official Description: The uneasy friendship a Goth vampire wannabe forms with a ditzy cheerleader backfires when her new friend attracts a psychotic vampire hunter to them.

6. Death of a Cheerleader (1994)

Two high-school students look at a locker with "Killer" written on it in Death of a Cheerleader (1994).
Death of a Cheerleader was originally titled A Friend to Die For. (pictured: Marley Shelton and Kellie Martin)

Why Watch It? Death of a Cheerleader is a cult classic made-for-TV movie based on a true story. It’s definitely more of a crime drama than a horror movie, but it does go to some dark places.

Official Description: An investigation into the stabbing of a popular and beautiful cheerleader.

7. The Cheerleader Murders (2016)

Samantha Boscarino stars in The Cheerleader Murders (2016).
Samantha Boscarino stars in The Cheerleader Murders.

Why Watch It? Though not nearly as exploitative as the title might suggest, The Cheerleader Murders is good for fans of Lifetime movies. It’s really more of a mystery/thriller than horror, and it has that made-for-TV aesthetic many people enjoy.

Official Description: When two of her fellow cheerleaders go missing, a teen who believes the events may be connected to a curse launches her own investigation.

8. Lying Eyes (1996)

Cassidy Rae stars in Lying Eyes as cheerleader Amy Miller.
Cassidy Rae stars in Lying Eyes as cheerleader Amy Miller.

Why Watch It? Lying Eyes is a made-for-TV movie that has some slasher-type vibes, but without any slashing. So, really, it’s more of a movie about stalking, but maybe not in the way you’d expect.

Official Description: A popular high school cheerleader is romanced by a rich older man. When she learns he’s married and tries to leave him, he vows to kill her.

9. Star Hunter (1996)

Zack Ward and Alexander Keith (aka Wendy Schumacher) in Star Hunter (1996).
Zack Ward (Freddy vs. Jason) and Alexander Keith (aka Wendy Schumacher) (both pictured here) appear in the cast of Star Hunter which also boasts actors including Roddy McDowall and Stella Stevens.

Why Watch It? Star Hunter is incredibly campy and dumb, which are its two best attributes. It’s a sci-fi/action/horror movie full of terrible dialogue, no production values, and awful special effects. So, yeah, it’s very entertaining.

Official Description: On their way home from a game, a bus of football players and cheerleaders crosses paths with two killer aliens who just escaped their space prison.

10. Head Cheerleader, Dead Cheerleader (2000)

Tasha Biering as Heather in Head Cheerleader, Dead Cheerleader (2000).
Head Cheerleader, Dead Cheerleader was Tasha Biering’s only starring role in a movie.

Why Watch It? Head Cheerleader, Dead Cheerleader is a no-budget slasher movie that borrows heavily from the slasher movies that came before it. This movie is for extremely enthusiastic slasher fans who want to see everything in the sub-genre.

Official Description: A popular head cheerleader learns of her friend’s murder before a big game. When the killer starts calling her directly, everyone becomes suspect.

11. Summerhouse Slaughter (2023)

Cheerleaders exit a van in Summerhouse Slaughter (2023).
Set at a camp for cheerleading, Summerhouse Slaughter qualifies as a campground slasher movie.

Why Watch It? There are some amusing gore effects scattered throughout this no-budget slasher, and the movie as a whole is supremely campy.

Official Description: After a cheerleading squad is mutilated to death by sulphuric acid, the sole survivor is left to protect a new troupe against a psychotic panda.

12. The Cheerleader Sleepover Slaughter (2022)

The cast of cheerleaders in The Cheerleader Sleepover Slaughter (2022).
The Cheerleader Sleepover Slaughter is a blend of cheerleader movies and slumber-party slashers. It adheres to many of the tropes common to both of those sub-genres.

Why Watch It? The Cheerleader Sleepover Slaughter is the type of slasher flick that isn’t afraid to take a three-minute dance break in the middle of the movie for no good reason.

Official Description: When a wannabe cheerleader hosts the annual squad sleepover, the head cheerleader concocts a sinister plan for the night and things go very wrong.

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Chris has a degree in film studies at Temple University’s campus in Tokyo, Japan. He is a renowned expert on horror cinema.