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Independence Day might not be the first holiday you think about when you consider horror movies (especially if you don’t live in the United States). Halloween and Christmas will always be at the top of the list for holiday horror flicks, but the Fourth of July is the setting for a surprising number of scary movies. Collected here are the best horror movies related to Independence Day that are available to stream on Tubi throughout the month of July. So, whether you’re celebrating the 4th all month, or you just want to see a few horror films you might have never seen before, this list has you covered.
Tubi’s Best Independence Day Horror Movies in July 2023
Release Date: July 4, 1997
Why Watch It? If you enjoy cheesy and goofy 1990s slashers in the vein of Ice Cream Man (1995) and Jack Frost (1997), then Uncle Sam is for you. Also, for what appears to be a mindless Fourth of July slasher movie, it surprisingly provides some interesting commentary on patriotism and war.
Official Description: The corpse of a former Sergeant is returned to his all-American hometown, and wreaks havoc on his rebellious, unpatriotic nephew.
Release Date: August 16, 1985
Why Watch It? The Return of the Living Dead is arguably the best zombie-comedy ever, and for that matter it’s one of the best zombie movies overall.
Official Description: While working at a medical supply company, two employees release a gas that raises the dead, causing the town to be overrun with flesh-eating zombies.
Release Date: July 2020
Why Watch It? Re-Elected is dumb comedy with pretty good gore for fans of dumb movies with pretty good gore. It’s eye-rollingly silly, which is kind of the entire point.
Official Description: A 4th of July family reunion for half-siblings who hate one another turns into a fight for their lives against a band of undead American presidents.
Release Date: August 29, 2015
Why Watch It? Night of the Living Deb is a charming romantic comedy that takes place during a zombie outbreak. It’s funny and sweet, and it’s a great choice when you want something lighter but still marginally within the horror genre.
Official Description: The morning after a drunken hookup on July 4, two strangers become instant partners in survival against the zombie virus that has consumed their town.
Release Date: August 19, 2016
Why Watch It? There is some good and bloody action to be had in The Evil in Us. So why not enjoy a cannibal movie while chowing down on some tasty summer BBQ?
Official Description: A woman finds herself fighting for her life on a remote island when a mysterious drug turns her fiancé and four friends into bloodthirsty cannibals.
Release Date: August 31, 1997
Why Watch It? For fans of werewolves, there aren’t many werewolf movies that take place on Independence Day. The climax of An American Werewolf in Paris takes place partly at a Fourth of July party held at a church in France, so it qualifies. For anyone who hasn’t seen it or hasn’t seen it in a long time, it’s worth a watch.
Official Description: An American tourist finds himself becoming involved with a French woman who also happens to be able to supernaturally turn into a werewolf.
Release Date: April 10, 2020
Why Watch It? Alexandra Daddario is great in We Summon the Darkness, a movie that presents a unique twist on the idea of a movie about the Satanic panic of the 1980s in the United States.
Official Description: A post-concert party at a remote country mansion turns into a grisly, satanic slaughter scene in this dark-humored horror-thriller.
Release Date: January 1, 2002
Why Watch It? Octopus 2 is cheesy monster-movie fun with special effects that range from 1990s-era CGI to old-school practical effects. Plus, there’s a scene where the gigantic octopus climbs up the Statue of Liberty while fireworks go off in the background (and that’s not even the finale).
Official Description: A giant, man-eating octopus suddenly appears in the Hudson River during the Fourth of July holiday, leaving a trail of dead bodies in its wake.