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M.F.A. is a 2017 movie about a college art student who is sexually assaulted. Upon confronting her attacker, she accidentally kills him, and the act opens up the floodgates of creativity in her. She continues to find inspiration by tracking down and murdering sexual predators, becoming a vigilante of sorts on her campus.
It seems as if M.F.A. is a more horror-centric version of the surprising Oscar-bait film Promising Young Woman. It’s a brutal movie, and should be approached with all of the trigger warnings that come with it the typical rape-revenge flick. Francesca Eastwood, daughter of Clint, stars in the lead role. Have a look at M.F.A. here at Vudu.
Set after a zombie apocalypse, Warm Bodies is about a good-hearted zombie who saves the life a non-zombie girl. The two enter into an unlikely relationship, one which joins their two tribes together in a fight against a bigger threat.
This 2013 movie is a uniquely charming combination of a horror flick and a teen romance. It also flexes its comedic muscles pretty strongly, too. Nicholas Hoult plays the zombie, Teresa Palmer plays the girl, and the cast is rounded out by A-listers like John Malkovich, Rob Corddry, and Dave Franco. Catch Warm Bodies here at TubiTV.
Henry: Portrait of the Serial Killer
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer is an infamously brutal 1986 movie about, well, a serial killer named Henry. He wanders through life killing, eventually finding a friend who helps him with his misdeeds. But that friend also has a sister who brings out a softer side of the hardened criminal.
Somewhat based on the life and times of real-life murderer Henry Lee Lucas, Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer is fairly tame by today’s standards, but its gory effects and gritty realism actually got the film banned in many places. Sort of like the American version of a Video Nasty. Michael Rooker gives an unforgettable performance in the lead role. Check out Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer – if you dare – here at Vudu.
The Butterfly Effect
The Butterfly Effect is about a young man who suffered from blackouts while growing up. When he hits college age, he discovers why – he had a very traumatic childhood. He also discovers that he is able to go back and change the events of his past. But, true to the title, the flap of a butterfly’s wings is not without consequences.
This 2004 movie is a clever little variation on the age-old time travel motif. It’s as disturbing as movies get as well, since the main character’s adolescence was plagued with violence and assault. The cast is first-rate, made up of actors like Ashton Kutcher, Amy Smart, Eric Stoltz, and Melora Walters. Catch The Butterfly Effect here at TubiTV.
Hard Candy is a very different kind of horror movie. It’s not really even a horror movie, but it’s difficult to classify it as anything else. This 2005 film is about a teenage girl who makes a date with a suspected pedophile whom she meets online. When the date ends up back at his place, the cunning and resourceful girl turns the tables on him.
Hard Candy is a pretty disturbing watch, and the experience is made all the more interesting by the fact that the two leads are played by Hollywood A-listers Elliot Page and Patrick Wilson. Hard Candy is available to stream here on Vudu.
The Star Wars Holiday Special
In honor of May the Fourth, here’s a bonus, but be warned; it’s a bad one. The Star Wars Holiday Special is your basic star-studded television special which revolves around Chewbacca trying to get home to his family to celebrate “Life Day,” which seems to basically be Christmas for Wookiees.
Originally airing around Thanksgiving of 1978, The Star Wars Holiday Special has all of the stars from the original movie as well as appearances by Bea Arthur, Diahann Carroll, Art Carney, Harvey Korman, and The Jefferson Starship. It also features the first ever appearance of Boba Fett (in animated form). The Star Wars Holiday Special is really for hardcore fans only, and even then there’s a chance it may sour you on the whole franchise, but if you really want to take the plunge, it’s right here on YouTube.
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Feature image courtesy Chris Fischer.