Welcome to Freaky Friday, our ongoing series that highlights our extensive, awesome collection of free horror movies on Tubi TV. Whether you like slasher sequels, moody foreign films, or gore-filled comedies, we’ve got the film for your tastes. This week, we’re sharing our favorite genre-bending horror Westerns, including The Burrowers.
Katherine Bigelow’s 1987 directorial debut follows a group of vampires as they journey through the Southwest in pursuit of blood. Merging the Western with a vampire film resulted in creating one of the finest examples of the latter. Near Dark stars Adrian Pasdar, Lance Henriksen, and, of course, Bill Paxton.
This is a smart, unexpected effort in the genre from director J.T. Petty. Set in the Dakota Territory in 1879, The Burrowers is a slow burn with a big payoff. A family disappears on the frontier, but those responsible aren’t what the searchers–or the audience–thinks.
This is a nasty, fun piece of cinema starring Kurt Russell, Patrick Wilson, Matthew Fox, and Richard Jenkins. In Bone Tomahawk, cannibals kidnap settlers and a group of men sets out to rescue them. The directorial debut of S. Craig Zahler has us wanting more from the filmmaker, with its blend of Western setting, gasp-inducing gore, and quirky humor. Do as I say and not as I do: do not watch this ultra-violent one on an airplane.
This cult favorite from director Antonia Bird is incredibly gross and blackly comic, all set to a killer score from Michael Nyman and Blur’s Damon Albarn. A disgraced army captain (Guy Pearce) faces off with a Scottish settler (Robert Carlyle), whose stories of his survival–and forced cannibalism–may not be entirely true.