Weekend Movie Recommendations: Tubi Edition

A line of undead 'zombies' walk through a field in the night in a still from the film, 'Night Of The Living Dead,' directed by George Romero, 1968. The film has been reissued for screenings on the 50th anniversary of its release.

The other day, I saw football Hall of Famer Tony Gonzalez in an ad for Tubi. Tubi is an app I have on my Roku, but I’ve never really opened it. Apparently, it’s an app that allows you to watch movies and TV shows for free. Granted, I assume there are ads, but that’s not the end of the world. I watch things on IMDbTV or Pluto TV, and they have ads. Usually, when I’ve doing my reviews I’m talking about subscription services that cost money. So for this week, I thought I would check out what’s on Tubi and see if I could find three movies to recommend that are fitting for the Halloween season.

Honestly, seems like there is some solid stuff on Tubi! If you want to watch classic horror movies, there’s stuff like Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Night of the Living Dead on there. Granted, I don’t like either movie, but you might. If you like horror comedies, as I do, you can start with Heathers. That movie is one that I warmed to when I realized it wasn’t a black comedy but was actually a horror movie with comedic elements. It plays a lot better that way. Christian Slater and Winona Ryder? Sounds good to me.

Beyond that, there are a lot of horror movies on Tubi, but most of them are not my style. Have you seen Train to Busan? It’s a Korean zombie movie that’s pretty good, so it’s fitting to the season. Personally, I would be more likely to say “Hey, they have His Girl Friday!” Well, there is a guy on death row in that movie. That’s kind of spooky. It’s a great movie, though. OK, so my recommendations for this week have become movies where the two leads have witty repartee with each other.

On that front, you can end with Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Michael Caine and Steve Martin play two con artists who are working together but also, of course, trying to get one over on each other. It doesn’t all work, but it’s a good comedy. Yes, this is a random collection of movies, but do you really need to watch only horror movies in October? Find, then watch Chopping Mall on Tubi. It’s not good, but Dick Miller is in it for a minute.

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