The Nastiest Movies on Tubi
A guide to six of the nastiest movies on Tubi and the unfortunate ads that sponsor them.
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 nasty movies 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, airline tickets, and Instagram parental controls.
Here are six of the nastiest movies on Tubi and the unfortunate ads that sponsor them. Whether or not you press ‘play’ is entirely your decision. So don’t send us your therapy bills if you do.
A collage of Blu-ray covers for Martyrs, Beyond the Darkness, I Spit on Your Grave (1972), The New York Ripper, Atroz, and No Reason.
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.
- 5-Hour Energy—for the ordeal
- White Claw Hard Seltzer—ditto
- French’s Mustard—French film, get it?
Watch or not: Watch. Martyrs is emotionally draining but gripping from start to finish. It’s worth the trauma.
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.
- Glade Plug-Ins—do you smell something funny?
- Expedia—GTFO cheaply
- Instagram Tools—parental controls (LOL)
Watch or not: Watch. There’s just enough story to make Beyond the Darkness worth watching—but keep a barf bucket ready.
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.
- 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.
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: Evisceration by broken bottle, sliced eyeballs, sexual violence, graphic and prolonged stabbings.
- Whooping cough vaccination PSA—so you don’t sound like a murderous Donald Duck?
- Entresto—heart medication
- Kay Jewelers—every kiss begins with Kay!
Watch or not: A quacking killer must be seen. But it’s hard to laugh at one of the meanest Giallo movies ever—until the ridiculous ending.
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.”
- Taco Bell—not real Mexican food, Tubi
- Ross Dress for Less—for when a killer shreds your outfit
- Olive Garden—Italian movie
Watch or not: No. No. A thousand times no.
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.”
- CSL Plasma donation centers—‘nuff said?
- Eckrich Smoked Sausages—Who’s hungry? Not us.
Watch or not: Maybe for the special effects. No Reason is a stupid, sadistic film that thinks it’s smart. But German underground horror prioritizes shocking gore—and this film’s practical effects will make your chunks blow chunks.