Grindhouse Debut ‘Tokyo Home Stay Massacre’ is Coming to Tubi
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.
‘The Boogeyman’ Director, Rob Savage Wants to Remake Stephen King’s ‘The Langoliers’
Rob Savage is making the rounds for his adaptation of Stephen King’s The Boogeyman. Of course while out making the rounds he was asked if he wanted to remake any other King books. Of course, he had an answer ready and waiting.
Savage chose King’s The Langoliers. This is a short story from Four Past Midnight that was all about a plane trip that ends up crossing dimensions and meeting up with a deadly being known as The Langoliers who are responsible for eating yesterday.
The synopsis for The Langoliers goes like this:
Ten passengers on a red-eye flight from L.A. to Boston discover that they are not the only people on the plane, but after making an emergency landing in Bangor, Maine, they discover that they are the only people on the planet. This film was based off the Stephen King short story Four Past Midnight.
The Langoliers made for a television movie event. The tv movie mainly flopped and was only remembered for its terrible CG effects for Langolier creatures. But, some, like myself loved the story and the cast that worked on the King project. The whole thing plays out like a Twilight Zone episode and it’s a lot of fun overall.
All that said, it would be great to see what Rob Savage would do the entire project. For one, would he make it into a series with multiple episodes? Or, would he go for the film route?
Did you like The Langoiers? Do you think it needs to be remade? Let us know in the comments section.
Watch ‘Terrifier 2’ Now For Free on Tubi
Terrifier 2 is one of those releases that makes us want to watch it over and over and over again. That re-watchability has pulled us back in a few times. That is why the news that Terrifier 2 being on Peacock for free is so rad. Time to get in a few more rewatches.
The return of Art the Clown managed to bring a hell of a lot of good and bad press with it. The fact that people threw up in theaters… or maybe pretended to sure did make a lot of people come out to see the film. Of course, that is awesome news for the film and its hardworking filmmakers.
The synopsis for Terrifier 2 goes like this:
Resurrected by a sinister entity, Art the Clown returns to Miles County to terrorize a teenage girl and her younger brother on Halloween night.
If you haven’t watched Terrifier 2 yet what are you waiting for? You need to give it a look. It is one of those incredibly brutal slashers that have staying power.
Head over to Tubi and give Terrifier 2 a watch. If you hadn’t seen it before make sure to let us know what you think.
‘Hocus Pocus 3’ Has Been Confirmed At Disney
Hocus Pocus was a huge hit. The sequel managed to do really well on Disney+ and scared up a whole lot of candy corn and celebration. It managed to be a huge hit over the Halloween season and we were pretty pleased with it ourselves.
Well, the great news is that Disney’s Sean Baily went ahead and straight up confirmed that there will be a third Hocus Pocus film. The involvement of new witches Whitney Bailey, Belissa Escobedo and Lilia Buckingham is all but confirmed.
We could be looking at a stand alone series with the new witches involved or it could be possible that we may see a lot more of The Sanderson Sisters. We are really hoping to see the classic sisters. They are the heart of Hocus Pocus for me and that feeling isn’t going to be replaced anytime soon.
Hocus Pocus 2 went like this:
Three young women accidentally bring back the Sanderson Sisters to modern day Salem and must figure out how to stop the child-hungry witches from wreaking havoc on the world.
Are you excited about a sequel to Hocus Pocus? Are you hoping to see more Sanderson Sisters? Let us know in the comments section.