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. With the Sept. 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 on Oct. 2, but Tubi has secured access to this grindhouse offering a full month earlier.
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. The Scream trilogy and Secret Window are just a few of the films that will be available. If you’re in the mood for something completely original, though, you need to check out Tokyo Home Stay Massacre. And if it turns out to not be your cup of tea, you at least caught it for the low-low cost of nothing.
iHorror | Horror News and Movie Reviews – Grindhouse Debut ‘Tokyo Home Stay Massacre’ is Free on Tubi
Go to Source
August 20, 2020