14 Must-Watch Horror Movies on Tubi in June 2023

Catch up on the horror movies and thrillers you can’t miss in June on Tubi.

The Clovehitch Killer (2018) is an effective serial killer movie loosely inspired by a real killer.

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Tubi is a fantastic streaming option for horror fans. All of its movies are free to watch (with limited commercial breaks), and it has one of the widest selections of horror movies of any major streamer. From modern horror, to classics, to cult classics, to no-budget schlock, Tubi caters to just about any horror film fan’s tastes. Collected here are 14 must-see horror movies that cover a broad rage of what Tubi has to offer.

Must-Watch Horror Movies on Tubi in June 2023

The Clovehitch Killer (2018)

The Clovehitch Killer (2018)
The Clovehitch Killer is loosely inspired by the story of Dennis Rader, aka the BTK Killer.

Release Date: November 16, 2018

Why Watch It? The tension and suspense in this serial killer movie are phenomenal. Also, the way this serial killer story plays out from the perspective of a son investigating his father’s possible crimes adds a unique and emotional spin to the genre.

Official Description: A picture-perfect family is shattered when the work of a serial killer, with a body count of at least ten women, hits too close to home.

The Thing (1982)

In May of 2023, John Carpenter kept hope alive for a direct sequel with comments he made at a Q&A panel at a horror convention.

Release Date: June 25, 1982

Why Watch It? The Thing is one of the greatest horror movies ever made. It has a simple yet incredibly effective premise played wonderfully by its phenomenal cast. The special effects are still creepy to this day, and the ending of the movie is perfection.

Official Description: A research team at an outpost in Antarctica becomes the prey of a 100,000-year-old shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of its victims.

Bloody Muscle Bodybuilder in Hell (1995)

Bloody Muscle Bodybuilder in Hell (1995)
Director Shinichi Fukazawa began making Bloody Muscle Bodybuilder in Hell in 1994. He officially completed the movie in 2010, and began self-distributing the movie in 2012. It finally received a nationwide release in Japan in 2014.

Release Date: 2014

Why Watch It? Bloody Muscle Bodybuilder in Hell is a Japanese supernatural horror movie very clearly inspired by Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead movies. It’s silly and gory, and at just over an hour long it is a quick watch if you’re looking for something light and fun.

Official Description: Trapped inside a haunted house, a body builder named Shinji must save himself and his friends from a demonic ghost before it’s too late.

The Lawnmower Man (1992)

The Lawnmower Man (1992)
Tubi has both the theatrical cut and the director’s cut of The Lawnmower Man currently available to stream. The director’s cut is about 30 minutes longer.

Release Date: March 6, 1992

Why Watch It? Stephen King sued to get his name taken off the title since the movie has very little to do with his short story of the same name, but don’t let that stop you from checking out The Lawnmower Man. It’s a relic of early 1990s sci-fi horror that is completely ridiculous and utterly awesome. Blending wonderfully dated computer animation (which was great for its time) with a cheesy cyber-horror story, The Lawnmower Man is fantastic.

Official Description: Dr. Lawrence Angelo (Pierce Brosnan) is a brilliant scientist obsessed with perfecting virtual reality software. When his experiments on animals fail, he finds the ideal substitute – Jobe Smith (Jeff Fahey), a slow-witted gardener.

As Above, So Below (2014)

As Above So Below (2014)
As Above, So Below is leaving Tubi at the end of June, so watch it now before it’s gone!

Release Date: August 29, 2014

Why Watch It? As Above, So Below is a great found footage film, and it’s one of the best horror movies of the 2010s. The scares build up gradually throughout the film, firmly establishing the characters before the real craziness starts. And when the craziness does start, it’s a reality-bending trip.

Official Description: Paris, the City of Light, becomes a terrifying descent into horror when explorers find more than human remains in the miles of catacombs below.

House of Wax (2005)

House of Wax (2005)
Many people see House of Wax (2005) as more of a remake of Tourist Trap (1979) rather than the 1953 House of Wax. Director Jaume Collet-Serra has acknowledged the similarities and influence of Tourist Trap on his movie.

Release Date: May 6, 2005

Why Watch It? House of Wax might have come out in the era of endless horror remakes, but it is one of the better slasher movies of its time. It has surprisingly good special effects, and there are some really nasty sequences of violence scattered throughout the movie.

Official Description: A group of college kids on their way to a football game fall prey to murderous twin brothers, in an abandoned town that houses wax-coated corpses.

Kung Fu Zombie (1981)

Some of the antagonists in Kung Fu Zombie are based on jiangshi, creatures of Chinese folklore that are often referred to as “hopping vampires,” though they also resemble zombies.

Release Date: October 1, 1981

Why Watch It? Kung Fu Zombie is a Hong Kong martial arts comedy film with a supernatural twist. One of the highlights includes a vampiric fighter who kicks a person’s head clean off and then then drinks blood from the geyser-like neck stump.

Official Description: A man faces a terrifying fight for life after his father enrages a psychotic exorcist who unleashes an insane zombie army against their family.

Bride of Chucky (1998)

Bride of Chucky (1998)
Bride of Chucky was directed by Hong Kong filmmaker Ronny Yu. A few years later Ronny Yu returned to the American slasher subgenre by directing Freddy vs. Jason (2003).

Release Date: October 16, 1998

Why Watch It? Bride of Chucky might be the best entry in the entire Child’s Play / Chucky franchise. It fully embraces the comedy of the Chucky character (as voiced by Brad Dourif), it introduces Tiffany (Jennifer Tilly), and it has some truly great kills fr a slasher movie. The rest of the franchise is also currently available on Tubi, with the exceptions of the first film from 1988 and the Chucky television series.

Official Description: Chucky is brought back to life by his fiancé. For their honeymoon, the newlyweds hit the road, leaving a trail of murder and mayhem behind them!

Annabelle Comes Home (2019)

Annabelle Comes Home (2019)
Chronologically, Annabelle Comes Home takes place shortly after the events of The Conjuring (2013).

Release Date: June 26, 2019

Why Watch It? Annabelle Comes Home sometimes gets lost within the larger Conjuring universe, but its probably the most daring movie of the franchise. Though it does have supernatural scares like the rest of the movies in the series, Annabelle Comes Home is so over-the-top with its multiple spirits (including a hellhound and a possessed board game) that it’s almost like a comedy.

Official Description: Demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren thought they’d safely locked away the possessed doll Annabelle, but the evil spirit is determined to wreak havoc.

The Innkeepers (2011)

The Innkeepers (2011)
The Innkeepers was directed by Ti West (X, Pearl).

Release Date: February 3, 2012

Why Watch It? The Innkeepers is a ghost movie that builds quiet tension on its way to an impactful finale. The ghost-hunting main characters (played by Sara Paxton and Pat Healy) are also entirely engaging, making the movie at times feel like a fun, light comedy that just happens to have ghosts in it.

Official Description: The last two employees of a century-old hotel in New England try to prove it’s truly haunted just as sinister guests start to check in and alarm them.

Maniac (2012)

Maniac (2012)
Maniac (2012) starring Elijah Wood is a remake of the cult classic Maniac (1980) starring Joe Spinell.

Release Date: June 21, 2013

Why Watch It? Maniac puts viewers in the role of a deranged serial killer by presenting nearly the entire movie from a first-person point of view. This is a movie for people who want something gruesome and disturbing.

Official Description: A scalping serial killer with a mannequin fetish struggles to control his murderous impulses after falling in love with a talented photographer.

The House That Jack Built (2018)

Release Date: November 28, 2018

Why Watch It? If you’re interested arthouse horror, The House That Jack Built is one of the most accessible recent films to fit that description. Matt Dillon’s performance as a brutal serial killer is unnerving, and the way his various deeds are presented are as chilling as they are mesmerizing.

Official Description: An architect-turned-serial killer who views murder as art recounts his “life’s work” in this audacious film from visionary Lars von Trier.

Elvira: Mistress of the Dark (1988)

Elvira: Mistress of the Dark (1988)
Elvira (Cassandra Peterson) was nominated for both Best Actress at the Saturn Awards and Worst Actress at the Razzies for Elvira: Mistress of the Dark. She didn’t win either award.

Release Date: September 30, 1988

Why Watch It? Elvira, the queen of camp, stars in on of the funniest fish-out-of-water movies in Elvira: Mistress of the Dark. The movie is all about groan-worthy comedy presented in the silliest way, and it’s wonderful.

Official Description: With dreams of performing on the Vegas strip, a buxom TV host tries to raise her own budget, but her outlandish methods get her into some trouble.

The Poughkeepsie Tapes (2007)

The Poughkeepsie Tapes (2007)
The Poughkeepsie Tapes was scheduled for a theatrical release in 2008 which was cancelled. The movie briefly appeared online in 2014, then it finally got a Blu-ray and DVD release in 2017.

Release Date: April 27, 2007 (Tribeca Film Festival)

Why Watch It? The Poughkepsie Tapes is creepy found-footage of a fictional serial killer, compiled into a pseudo-documentary. The movie is extremely well done which makes it an uncomfortable viewing experience for many people.

Official Description: Police discover hundreds of hours of videotaped murders, opening a nightmarish window into the mind of a monstrous and prolific serial killer.

Horror & Thriller Movies Coming to Tubi during June

Lyla (2023)

Added to Tubi June 4.
Lyla is a dark psychological thriller about a writer whose grip on his own sanity is threatened when he becomes increasingly paranoid while on a getaway with his wife and children.

Trap House (2023)

Added to Tubi June 9.
A detective hunting for his brother’s killer tries to survive inside a house filled with deadly traps.

She Came From the Woods (2022)

Added to Tubi June 10.
She Came From the Woods is a supernatural campground slasher comedy meant as an homage to the horror movies of the 1980s.
  • Deadly Secrets of a Cam Girl (2023) – Coming to Tubi June 6 – A student working as a cam girl becomes entangled in a mystery when one of her subscribers goes missing.
  • The Stepmother 3 (2023) – Coming to Tubi June 8 – Elizabeth Carter’s (Erica Mena) devious past may catch up to her when one of the families she’s ruined tries to stop her from preying on a new family.
  • Captive (2023) – Coming to Tubi June 15 – Scout Taylor-Compton stars in this movie about a group of stoners who break into a house, only to find someone being held captive in the basement.
  • Play Dead (2022) – Coming to Tubi June 17 – This cat-and-mouse style horror film is about a woman (Bailee Madison) who fakes her own death so she can steal evidence from a morgue, then discovering that the morgue’s coroner has a disturbing secret.

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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.