15+ Best Horror Movies on Tubi (May 2023)

Tubi is the best place to watch full horror movies for free.

Brightburn (2019) joins Tubi in May.

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Tubi is a unique platform for streaming horror movies. Every movie is free on Tubi and there are no subscription fees. Furthermore, Tubi has over 250 horror movies, many of which are true classics or great movies.

Still from Hellblazers, a Tubi Original horror movie about a satanic cult.

Tubi also makes original movies as well. These “Tubi Originals” are often very low-budget and can’t compete with paid services like HBO Max, Hulu, Netflix and Amazon Prime. That said, for a free streaming service, Tubi Originals in the horror and thriller genre are amusing and show a great deal of promise.

Best Horror Movies on Tubi

Drag Me to Hell (2009)

Drag Me to Hell (2009)
Drag Me to Hell has proven to be divisive among its many fans concerning whether or not the curse at the heart of the movie is justified.

Release Date: May 29, 2009

Why Watch It? After spending much of the previous decade making Spider-Man movies, Sam Raimi returned to his supernatural horror roots in 2009 with Drag Me to Hell. The movie about damned to Hell just for doing her job is the perfect blend of campy and creepy you’d expect from a Sam Raimi horror movie.

Official Description: When loan officer Christine decides to evict an older woman, she becomes the victim of an evil spirit determined to drag her to hell.

The Autopsy of Jane Doe

The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016)
Director André Øvredal also directed Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019).

Release Date: December 21, 2016

Why Watch It? The Autopsy of Jane Doe is an insidious movie whose horror sneaks up on you. It is also a very unique take on it’s subject matter (which we won’t spoil here since the reveal is a big part of why the movie works so well).

Official Description: Coroners are mystified by an unidentified corpse until a series of terrifying events makes it clear that cadaver Jane Doe is not actually dead.

Evil Dead (2013)

Evil Dead (2013)

Release Date: April 5, 2013

Why Watch It? With gallons and gallons of blood flowing freely, Evil Dead is a blast for fans of gory horror. The movie is a re-imagining of The Evil Dead (1981) with totally new characters going to a cabin in the woods and falling victim to demonic possession and horrific violence.

Official Description: This update to the classic horror flick finds five friends in a cabin, about to unlock the curses that live inside the Book of the Dead.

Requiem for a Scream

Release Date: August, 2022

Why Watch It? Requiem for a Scream is a Tubi Orignal, meaning it’s a straight to streaming movie. It’s campy and low-budget, but as critic Jim Morazzini notes, it’s a good free horror movie to for a “solid bit of slash and stalk to liven up a weekend watch party.”

Official Description: A sadistic killer sets his sights on a group of friends partying in an abandoned lake house, determined to make their murders his symphony.


Terrifier (2016)
David Howard Thornton is diabolically chilling as Art the Clown.

Release Date: October 2016

Why Watch It? Terrifier is a grimy slasher movie for fans of old-school blood and guts. Terrifier 2 shicked audiences in 2022, but the 2016 movie may be even more effective with its straightforward approach to ultra-violence.

Official Description: A maniacal clown uses gruesome methods to viciously torture and murder women who have the unfortunate luck of entering his house of horrors.

The Last House on the Left (2009)

The Last House on the Left (2009)
The Last House on the Left is a solid remake of Wes Craven’s original 1972 movie with enough changes to make feel quite different.

Release Date: March 13, 2009

Why Watch It? While it may not be as grueling as the original, this version of The Last House on the Left is a mean horror movie with a great cast including Sara Paxton, Riki Lindhome, Aaron Paul, and Garret Dillahunt.

Official Description: After their daughter is raped and left for dead, a couple exact bloody revenge on the attackers who have unknowingly taken shelter at their home.

Dead Zone

Release Date: July 2022

Why Watch It? It’s an amusing enough low-budget sci-fi horror flick, and it’s free to stream online.

Official Description: To stop the collapse of humanity, an elite team of soldiers must descend on a radiation-poisoned town and perform the ultimate stealth mission using high-tech armor and weapons.


Brightburn (2019)
James Gunn was a producer of Brightburn, and his brother Brian and cousin Mark wrote the screenplay.

Release Date: May 24, 2019

Why Watch It? Brighburn is one of the relatively rare superhero horror movies, and it’s quite good. In an inversion of Superman’s origin story, a boy from another planet raised in a rural part of the United States realizes he has superpowers. But instead of using his powers to help people, he uses them to punish (and kill) the people he doesn’t like.

Official Description: What if a child from another world crash-landed on Earth, but instead of becoming a hero to mankind, he proved to be something far more sinister?


Cube (1997)
Cube was remade in Japan with a Japanese release in 2021 and a North American release in 2023.

Release Date: September 9, 1997

Why Watch It? Cube is a cult classic indie movie with an imaginative story. It is an “escape room” style sci-fi movie likely influenced the many of the escape room video games and movies that came later.

Official Description: Seven strangers find themselves imprisoned in a seemingly endless maze filled with deadly traps and must fight to escape, despite the odds.

Bone Tomahawk

Release Date: January, 2015

Why Watch It? This is one of the best horror western movies out there with an all-star cast. It’s also extremely violent — if that is what you’re looking for. That violence involves cannibalism.

Official Description: When a group of individuals kidnaps settlers from a small town, an unlikely team of gunslingers, led by Sheriff Hunt, sets out to bring them home.


Martyrs (2008)
Martyrs is a standout of the New French Extremity movement.

Release Date: September 3, 2008

Why Watch It? Bloody and disturbing, Martyrs is an assault on the senses for horror fans looking for something a but more esoteric. It is a movie that will stay with you long after it’s over.

Official Description: Fifteen years after escaping her captors in an abandoned slaughterhouse, Lucie’s revenge plot takes her on a terrifying journey of her own depravity.

Last Shift

Last Shift (2015)
The director of Last Shift, Anthony DiBlasi, also directed Malum (2023) which is a reimagining of Last Shift with a bigger budget. (pictured: Juliana Harkavy)

Release Date: October 25, 2014

Why Watch It? Last Shift is a standout independent horror film that creates wonderful tension and a very creepy vibe. It’s a psychological/supernatural horror movie that feels a lot like a haunted house movie, only it’s set inside a police station.

Official Description: A rookie cop oversees the last shift at a closing police station, but soon discovers the building’s connection to a cult, and all hell breaks loose.

Goodnight Mommy

Release Date: January, 2015

Why Watch It? This spooky movie about twins is in German, but is widely considered one of the best foreign horror movies of the 2010s. If subtitles aren’t your thing, Amazon Prime has remake of the movie in English.

Official Description: Young twin brothers vow to protect each other when their mother comes home with her face obscured by bandages, which makes them question her identity.


Release Date: October, 1985

Why Watch It? You want something a bit pulpy, and are in the mood for a hybrid of Lovecrafty themes and zombie movie.

Official Description: Cult horror-shocker about a medical student and his girlfriend who conduct outrageous experiments with dead tissue after a new student arrives.

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

Release Date: October 1974

Why Watch It? This slasher film by Tobe Hooper is a classic horror movie and spawned one of the most important franchises in horror cinema.

Official Description: After a run-in with a group of cannibals, a young woman and her friends are terrorized by Leatherface and his chainsaw in this classic slasher.

More Free Horror Movies on Tubi

  • I Spit on Your Grave (1978) This classic horror shocker from the late 70s spotlights Camille Keaton as a rape victim who gets vengeance against each one of her assailants one-by-one.
  • Hellraiser (1987) the first installment of Clive Barker’s classic horror franchise focuses on a cheating wife and her dead lover. It also marks the first appearance of the loathsome villain named Pinhead.
  • The Devil’s Rejects (2005) Rob Zombie’s murderous Firefly family is on the lam and being chased down by a ruthless sheriff. Stars Bill Moseley, Sid Haig, and Sheri Moon Zombie.
  • Rogue (2007) An American journalist traveling in the Australian outback finds himself face-to-face with a man-eating crocodile.
  • Devil’s Pass (2013) a group of explorers attempt to figure out what happened to a group of hikers who disappeared while researching a legendary mystery.
  • The Babadook (2014) an unexpectedly terrifying story about a mother who seeks to contain a demonic entity that has emerged from a children’s book she gave her son.
  • Train to Busan (2016) a dubbed version of the South Korean action thriller about a father and his daughter who get trapped on a train while a zombie pandemic breaks out in the country.
  • Fresh Meat: Jeffrey Dahmer (2021) is a grim documentary about the life and mind of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, AKA “The Milwaukee Cannibal.”
  • Shark Bait (2022) a group of thrill-seekers steal some jet skis but get stranded out at sea, only to realize they’re out of their element and being stalked by a ferocious natural predator.

As a free service, Tubi’s library of movies rotates constantly. The best way to see the complete and dynamic library of horror movies is to visit this page.

Meet The Author

Chrissy is the co-founder of Creepy Catalog. She has over 10 years of experience writing about horror, a degree in philosophy and Reiki level II certification.

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