14 Mexican Horror Movies on Tubi in May 2024

From absolute classics to the utterly bizarre, here is a curated list of 14 horror movies from Mexico, all of which are streaming for free on Tubi in May.

Even the Wind is Afraid (1968) is a Mexican horror classic.

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Cinco de Mayo is a holiday that commemorates the victory of the Mexican army’s May 5th, 1862 victory in the Battle of Puebla. Over the years, especially in the United States, Cinco de Mayo has also become a day to celebrate and honor the culture of Mexico. Since we love horror here, we find that one of the best ways to celebrate the culture of a country is by watching their horror movies. So for May, we’ve collected some of the best, strangest, and most interesting Mexican horror films currently streaming on Tubi. To qualify for the list, the movies have to be produced predominantly (or wholly) in Mexico, be directed by a filmmaker from Mexico, or a combination of the two.

Mexican Horror Movies on Tubi in May 2024

1. Even the Wind is Afraid (1968)

A girl in bed screams as she sees the figure of a person hanging from the ceiling in Even the Wind is Afraid (1968).
Even the Wind is Afraid (Hasta el viento tiene miedo) was one of the first films directed by Carlos Enrique Taboada.

Why Watch It? Even the Wind is Afraid is a chilling and mysterious ghost story with timeless themes of youth versus authority. It was also a highly influential film within Mexican horror cinema.

Official Description: At a women’s boarding school, Claudia suffers from horrible nightmares about a hanged student, a tormented spirit bent on revenge.

2. Demonoid (1981)

A mummified hand rest on the edge of a table, ready to pounce in Demonoid (1981).
Mexican filmmaker Alfredo Zacarías directed and cowrote Demonoid (aka Macabra and La mano del diablo).

Why Watch It? Demonoid is about a demonic severed hand that possesses people, paying particular attention their left hand. Watching possessed individuals attack themselves with their own left hand is as silly and entertaining as it sounds.

Official Description: A husband and wife looking for silver in Mexico enter a cursed mine and unleash a demon that possesses the left hand of its victims for murderous use.

3. Darker Than Night (aka Blacker Than Night, 1975)

A black cat hisses in Darker Than Night (1975).
Darker Than Night was remade in 2014 using the same title (the original titles of both are Más negro que la noche), though it failed to live up to the reputation of the 1975 original.

Why Watch It? Darker Than Night was written and directed by Carlos Enrique Taboada, one of Mexico’s most influential filmmakers in the realm of horror. If you don’t trust us, even Guillermo del Toro says Taboada created “the best Mexican horror films.”

Official Description: A young woman named Ofelia inherits a creepy old house from her Aunt Susana with the stipulation she is to care for the aunt’s beloved pet.

4. Mary, Mary, Bloody Mary (1975)

A woman pulls a hidden blade from her hair in Mary, Mary, Bloody Mary (1975).
Mary, Mary, Bloody Mary was directed by Mexican filmmaker Juan López Moctezuma.

Why Watch It? Mary, Mary, Bloody Mary is a different spin on vampiric horror, and it is more sensuous than scary.

Official Description: The blood lust of a sexually adventurous artist in Mexico who moonlights as a vampire leaves a trail of bodies of her male and female lovers.

5. Putrefixion: A Video of Nina Temich (2022)

Nina performs a sinister dance in Putrefixion: A Video of Nina Temich (2022).
Dalia Xiuhcoatl stars as Nina Temich.

Why Watch It? Putrefixion: A Video of Nina Temich is a found-footage movie that is almost experimental in how it approaches the format. It does take some liberties with the authenticity of its presentation, but the 360-degree camera used to shoot the movie gives it the freedom to become suitably disorienting without completely breaking the reality of the situation.

Official Description: After her parents’ death, Nina is determined to study film; at the same time, strange things happen because she becomes possessed by an Aztec god.

6. The Robot vs. The Aztec Mummy (1958)

The mummy from The Robot vs. The Aztec Mummy (1958).
The Robot vs. The Aztec Mummy (La momia azteca contra el robot humano) is the third of a trilogy of Aztec Mummy movies from director Rafael Portillo.

Why Watch It? The Robot vs. The Aztec Mummy is cheesy sci-fi horror. It is also part of a trilogy (unfortunately the other two films are not available on Tubi) that helped inspire many more Mexican monster movies during the 1950s and 1960s. If you enjoy this, you can also watch the Mystery Science Theater 3000 episode that riffs the even more ridiculous Americanized version of the film.

Official Description: A mad scientist builds a fighting robot to battle the scary centuries-old mummy warrior guarding the ancient Aztec treasure he seeks.

7. Wrestling Women vs. The Aztec Mummy (1964)

A mummy approaches two women in Wrestling Women vs. The Aztec Mummy (1964).
Wrestling Women vs. the Aztec Mummy (Las luchadoras contra la momia) was directed by prolific genre filmmaker René Cardona.

Why Watch It? It’s one of the very few horror-themed luchador movies on Tubi, but it’s a fun one.

Official Description: Two formidable female Mexican wrestlers find themselves in a battle against Tezomoc, the cursed and dangerous Aztec sorcerer mummy.

8. Poison for the Fairies (1986)

A young girl stands in front of a row of corpses in Poison for the Fairies (1986).
Poison for the Fairies (Veneno para las hadas) won five awards at the 1986 Ariel Awards, including Best Film and Best Director.

Why Watch It? Poison for the Fairies is a disquieting coming-of-age film about witchcraft and the blurring of lines between what is real and what is imagined. It was also one of filmmaker Carlos Enrique Taboada’s final movies.

Official Description: A 10-year-old girl convinces a lonely classmate that she is a witch, forcing her to become her assistant in her spells.

9. Here Comes the Devil (2012)

A girl and boy look into an opening between two large rocks in Here Comes the Devil (2012).
Here Comes the Devil (Ahí va el diablo) was written and directed by Adrian Garcia Bogliano.

Why Watch It? Though it might be too ambiguous and unfocused for some viewers, Here Comes the Devil is an enjoyable pastiche of the 1970s era of supernatural horror.

Official Description: Two siblings disappear while on a family trip in Tijuana, but when they return, their parents slowly realize something evil came back with them.

10. The Devil Told Me What to Do (2019)

A blindfolded man is scared in The Devil Told Me What to Do (2019).
The Devil Told Me What to Do (El diablo me dijo qué hacer) was written and directed by Alejandro G. Alegre.

Why Watch It? The Devil Told Me What to Do is a well-acted abduction thriller with aspects of psychological horror and torture.

Official Description: A young man suffering from mental problems kidnaps a corrupt doctor and uses any means necessary to compel him to confess his sins.

11. El Vampiro (1957)

Germán Robles stars in El Vampiro as Count Karol de Lavud.
Germán Robles stars in El Vampiro as Count Karol de Lavud.

Why Watch It? El Vampiro is Mexico’s answer to the style of horror popularized by Universal Pictures in the 1930s and beyond. It has a classic feel that would make for a great double feature with the Spanish language version of Dracula (1931).

Official Description: A woman decides to stay at her recently deceased aunt’s ranch without realizing that she is at the mercy of a group of vampires.

12. México Bárbaro (2014)

A troll smiles towards the camera in México Bárbaro (2014).
The eight directors involved in México Bárbaro are: Gigi Saul Guerrero, Isaac Ezban, Laurette Flores Bornn, Jorge Michel Grau, Ulises Guzman, Edgar Nito, Lex Ortega, and Aaron Soto.

Why Watch It? Like many horror anthology films, México Bárbaro can be a mixed bag. But overall it delivers quality low-budget horror packed with heavy themes, gore, and excessive brutality.

Official Description: A vanguard of Mexican directors unite to bring tales of the most brutally terrifying Mexican traditions and legends to vividly shocking life.

13. Blood Freaks (2020)

A woman with pale eyes smiles as someone whispers in her ear in Blood Freaks (2020).
Blood Freaks is from director Omar Jacobo.

Why Watch It? Strange, absurd, gross, tasteless, dream-like, and retro are just a few of the descriptors you could use to try to make sense of Blood Freaks. It’s a movie best watched as late at night as possible when you want things to get real weird.

Official Description: A grotesque look at the underground of Mexico City: a blind prostitute, a pornographic milkman and a pair of taxidermist sisters.

14. Halley (2012)

Alberto Trujillo in Halley (2012).
Halley was director Sebastián Hofmann’s first feature film as a director. (pictured: Alberto Trujillo as Alberto)

Why Watch It? Halley is more of an atmospheric drama than horror, but it deals with a particular kind of body horror that is rich in meaning. It is also quite gloomy, so it’s for viewers who want something quiet and somber (but who also don’t mind an incredibly uncomfortable scene or two).

Official Description: With his body decomposing, Alberto decides to withdraw. But before yielding to his living death, he forms an unusual friendship with his boss, Silvia.

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