Streaming Taboo Terrors! Part IV
In this series, I will take you through some of the controversial & disturbing films that you can find on the free streaming service, Tubi TV.
1) Brutal (2017)
This is a Taboo Terrors movie from Japan so not for the faint of heart! It's chock-full of violence against women and at least, equal opportunities for genital stabbing. The end takes a very interesting turn revealing that both characters having had removed body parts which will forever join them. It's a twisted romance! I actually did a full review of this film in the early days of Taboo Terrors Brutal (2018). I overall enjoy this film, despite the cheesy in between scenes, that I could do without. I recommend Brutal to only those who can handle extreme films.
2) Found (2012)
With less voice overs and better acting this movie could have been stellar, but it was still pretty decent. A young boy who loves horror movies finds out his older brother is a serial killer and shenanigans ensue. There's dead kids and matricide! Though a bit slow on pacing, the ending makes it well worth the commitment. It’s one I had to "rewind" to just take it all in.
3) Bloody Moon (1981)
I realized a while ago that I haven't seen a lot of slashers, so I'm continuously trying to remedy that as I quite enjoy this subgenre. This one had a lot of terrible dubbing, but was still quite entertaining and fun to watch. It also appears on the infamous Video Nasties list. However, they actually decapitated a snake for a scene, so like Friday the 13th (1980), F**K THIS MOVIE!
The first anime to be included on this Tubi TV list! Wicked City is aesthetically pleasing, action packed, with some good kills, and lots of violence, though full of rape/sexual assault. The premise was light/simple but somehow still confusing? Oh anime! Either way, I had a good time with this one. Content warnings abound!
5) Be My Cat: A Film for Anne (2015)
This was added to Tubi TV relatively recently and I was happy to revisit it! I had seen it at a film festival a few years prior. Though I haven't seen Megan is Missing (2011) yet, I think they would pair well together commenting on the dangers of meeting strange men from the internet. This film doesn't show any graphic violence, but it somehow is still able to get under your skin as the guy is a total creep. Sometimes it’s just the potential for violence that is the most unsettling.