If you’ve yet to discover the collection of horror movies on Tubi, you’re missing out on something serious. The titles available outshine the offerings of most streaming services, and since it’s free to watch, you can’t really beat the price. And with the Oct. 1 release of Tokyo Home Stay Massacre, the streaming service has provided fans of the macabre a splatter-tastic horror flick that few have seen.
Tokyo Home Stay Massacre Synopsis
Fans of Japanese horror movies may have already heard of Tokyo Bay Films, but for many of us, Tokyo Home Stay Massacre will be the introduction to the fledgling production company. The film is set to drop in America via VOD on Oct. 2, and Tubi will be featuring the grindhouse offering as well.
Here’s the synopsis followed by the trailer:
“Three American late teens travel to Japan to escape a sad past and have some fun but end up trapped in a house with a demented Japanese host family who plans to offer them to their gods in a sick ancient Japanese ritual.”
The Japanese ritual in question is known as Hitobashira – aka “The Human Pillar.” In order to appease the gods long ago, people once buried human sacrifices alive nearby or in the foundations of large-scale structures. This would supposedly safeguard the structure from destruction by enemies or natural disasters.
Sounds pretty dark, right? Well, it is. As you can see from the trailer below, though, there are some “heartwarming” instances of dark humor as well.
Tokyo Home Stay Massacre Trailer
One viewing of this trailer shows that the film debut of Tokyo Bay Films has tons of what we’d expect from a Japanese horror experience and grindhouse classic. The high energy, sense of dread and near-constant tension are all palpable. The sprinkles of humor are fun too, but this author’s favorite moment is at the end of the trailer:
Yeah, that was a booger wipe at the end there. While the film looks a bit on the low-budget side, don’t let that detract from what might be a great movie. After all, Evil Dead was about as low-budget as they get. Look how that turned out.
Watch Tokyo Home Stay Massacre Free
The list of horror movies on Tubi this September 2020 is undeniably awesome, but what’s one more month for what could be a grindhouse classic? Until Tokyo Home Stay Massacre drops, you’ll be able to enjoy the Scream trilogy, Secret Window and many other great offerings throughout the month of September.
Note: An earlier version of this article listed the Tubi release date as Sept. 1. This was in error and has since been corrected.