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The 9 Nastiest Movies on Tubi

A guide to nine of the most disturbing movies on Tubi—and their unfortunate ad pairings.

Hey, gorehounds: Tubi has some remarkably gnarly, nasty horror movies—ones that redefine “hard to watch”—and you can stream them for free.

But there’s an extra layer of weirdness when watching a disturbing movie on a free, ad-supported streaming service. What does the Tubi ad server show people who’ve just watched a graphic body disposal scene? Air fresheners, fast food, Instagram parental controls, and more.

Here are nine of the nastiest movies on Tubi and the unfortunate ads that sponsor them. Whether or not you press ‘play’ is entirely your decision—don’t send us your therapy bills if you actually watch these seriously disturbing movies.

P.s. SPOILERS A-HEAD (get it?).

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A collage of Blu-ray cover art for Inside, The Necro Files, and Terrifier

1. Inside (2007)

Plot: A depressed, recently widowed expectant mother must defend herself against a devious intruder who wants the baby for herself.

Nastiness: The accidental brutal killing of a loved one, male pelvic-perineal mutilation by scissors, ocular impalement, scissors-to-the-forehead, shotgun-to-the-head (close-up), facial charring by hairspray flamethrower, and a non-emergent home C-section—also by scissors.

Unfortunate ads:

  • Frank’s Red Hot—if there’s one thing Inside doesn’t need, it’s extra sauce.
  • Allstate—for your next tragic accident.
  • Gain, Tide, and Downy Fabric Softener—keep those onesies smelling fresh and feeling soft.

Watch or not: Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury’s masterpiece of New French Extremity is one of the most disturbing movies we’ve seen. It’s also a taut thriller, and the visceral graphic violence fits the story. Watch it.

Don’t leave your child unattended on Tubi

The entire Tubi library is uncensored. We love that—but parents will need to be extra vigilant. All you need to use Tubi is a free account and an honor-system age check, so your children can sign up on the down-low and access every axe murder and sex scene. Fortunately, Tubi has parental controls in the Settings menu.

2. The Necro Files (1997)

Plot: Thanks to a Satanic cult, an undead (and ridiculously endowed) serial killer rampages through town, chased by two doofus detectives and a flying demon baby.

Nastiness: Post-mortem C-section (the “C” stands for cannibalism), infant (read: obvious doll) sacrifice, a manual Bobbitting, zombie gut-play using real animal innards, a zombie-on-inflatable doll love scene, and sexual assault with aforementioned knob-a-saurus.

Unfortunate ads:

  • Charmin Ultra Soft—because this movie is utter (but entertaining) crap.
  • Arby’s—they have the meats.
  • Asana—content management systems . . . for organized rampages?

Watch or not: A classic of ‘90s shot-on-video horror, The Necro Files is a feast for gorehounds with an appetite for so-bad-it’s-goodness.

3. Terrifier (2016)

Plot: A mute killer clown uses creativity and cruelty to terrorize a town.

Nastiness: A human-head jack-o’-lantern, a blown-up bathroom, graphic mutilation, multiple gunshots to a single face, and a vertical hemicorporectomy performed with a rusty hacksaw on an upside-down woman.

Unfortunate ads:

  • Missing trailer—sure, Terrifier fans will love your PG-13 thriller.
  • Squarespace—because Art the Clown needs an online store?
  • Proactiv—does clown makeup cause skin irritation?

Watch or not: While last year’s Terrifier 2 hype was well-deserved, the first feature-length Art the Clown movie is sadistic and scary in its own right—and for advanced horror fans only.

A collage of Blu-ray cover art for Martyrs, Beyond the Darkness, and I Spit on Your Grave

4. Martyrs (2008)

Plot: A young French woman and her friend plot revenge on the cultists who imprisoned and tortured one of them.

Nastiness: Child abuse, a skinned body, removal of a bolted-on mask, a legitimately nightmarish “creature,” and shotgun vs. family.

Unfortunate ads:

  • 5-Hour Energy—but you won’t need it to stay awake for Martyrs
  • White Claw Hard Seltzer—to numb the pain
  • French’s Mustard—French film, “french” condiment

Watch or not: Watch. Martyrs is emotionally draining but gripping from start to finish. It’s worth the trauma.

5. Beyond the Darkness (1979)

Plot: A grieving taxidermist exhumes his girlfriend’s body and, with help from his horny housekeeper, stuffs and preserves the corpse—while committing more murders to cover up the crime.

Nastiness: Graphic disembowelment, heart-eating, fingernail pulling, eyeball gouging, graphic body disposal, and a housekeeper eating beef stew with her mouth open.

Unfortunate ads:

  • Glade Plug-Ins—what’s that smell coming from the basement?
  • Expedia—GTFO on the cheap.
  • Instagram Tools—parental controls (LMAO).

Watch or not: Watch. There’s just enough story to make Beyond the Darkness worth watching—but keep a barf bucket ready.

6. I Spit on Your Grave (1978)

Plot: This rape revenge flick follows a writer who rents a country home to work on a book, only to become prey for hillbilly rapists and a mentally challenged grocery delivery boy.

Nastiness: Half the movie is vicious, repeated, dehumanizing sexual assault.

Unfortunate ads:

  • Instacart—we see you’re interested in grocery delivery . . .
  • Myfembree—menstrual medication?!
  • Applebee’s—also makes you sick.

Watch or not: Up to you. The revenge is sweet (hence, the film’s original title: Day of the Woman)—but to see it, you’ll have to endure the brutal, heartbreaking, and prolonged sexual assault scenes.

A collage of Blu-ray cover art for The New York Ripper, Atroz, and No Reason.

7. The New York Ripper (1982)

Plot: A serial killer who talks like Donald Duck brutally murders women in NYC while taunting the police on the phone.

Nastiness: Broken-bottle evisceration, sliced eyeballs, sexual violence, graphic and prolonged stabbings.

Unfortunate ads:

  • Whooping cough vaccination PSA—so you don’t sound like a murderous Donald Duck?
  • Entresto—heart medication (well, you might need it).
  • Kay Jewelers—awwwww, every kiss begins with Kay!

Watch or not: Nothing says “must see” like a quacking killer. But it’s hard to laugh at one of the meanest Giallo movies ever—until the ridiculous ending.

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8. Atroz (2015)

Plot: While investigating a car wreck, a Mexico City detective finds the passengers’ camcorder containing footage of their killing spree.

Nastiness: Graphic car wreck aftermath, torture, mutilation, hate crimes, sexual assault, coprophagia, and an epigraph from Rudy Giuliani: “In Mexico, you can kill anyone and get away with it.”

Unfortunate ads:

  • Taco Bell—not real Mexican food, Tubi.
  • Ross Dress for Less—for when a killer shreds your outfit.

Watch or not: No. No. A thousand times no.

9. No Reason (2010)

Plot: A woman searching for redemption goes through Hell—which resembles a butcher shop in a bondage club—to find it.

Nastiness: Buckets of blood, heaps of ragged flesh, piles of detailed severed heads and limbs, disembowelment, sexual violence, pornographic scenes, and the “plot.”

Unfortunate ads:

  • CSL Plasma donation centers—‘nuff said?
  • Eckrich Smoked Sausages—Who’s hungry? Not us.

Watch or not: No Reason is confusing and pretentious, but the copious, shocking gore effects—a priority in German underground horror—will make your chunks blow chunks. Gore geeks only.

Pro tip: If you made it through this article without losing your lunch, check out Best Takeout Meals for Cannibal Movie Night.

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