• Gabe Powers

Grinding the Stream April 2021 UPDATES: World Tour!

Updated: Apr 14

Welcome to spring on the stream! As per usual, I'm including as many movies as I can per each category as I scour Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Criterion Channel, HBO Max, Arrow, Peacock, Fandor, Shudder, Tubi, Midnight Pulp (a "+" will be included wherever subscription fees apply), VUDU’s free selections, The Roku Channel, Popcorn Flix, Crackle, Dark Matter TV, Night Flight, Shout Factory TV (though most of their titles can also be watched via Amazon Prime). I've also started including Paramount + titles.


Again, be warned – all of the free apps have ad breaks (I know, it sucks) and the video quality is inconsistent from app to app. Sometimes it's genuine HD, other times, it's sub-VHS. I've also included links to my own reviews of some of these films.



UK Cult and Horror


Hammer Films

  • The Revenge of Frankenstein (Terence Fisher, 1958) – The Roku Channel

  • The Hound of the Baskervilles (Terence Fisher, 1959) Amazon Prime, HULU, The Roku Channel, and Tubi

  • The Man Who Could Cheat Death (Terence Fisher, 1959) The Roku Channel and Tubi

  • The Gorgon (Terence Fisher, 1964) – Tubi, The Roku Channel, Popcorn Flix, and Dark Matter TV

  • Fanatic (aka: Die! Die! My Darling; Silvio Narizzano, 1965) – Pluto TV

  • Rasputin the Mad Monk (Don Sharp, 1966) – Dark Matter TV

  • Twins of Evil (John Hough, 1971) – Amazon Prime and Shudder

  • Hands of the Ripper (Peter Sasdy, 1971) – Amazon Prime and Shudder

  • Countess Dracula (Peter Sasdy, 1971) – Amazon Prime and Tubi

  • Blood from the Mummy’s Tomb (Michael Carreras and Seth Holt, 1971) – Dark Matter TV

  • Fear in the Night (Jimmy Sangster, 1972) – VUDU Free

  • Vampire Circus (Robert Young, 1972) – Amazon Prime, Shudder, Tubi, Popcorn Flix, and Dark Matter TV

  • Satanic Rites of Dracula (Alan Gibson, 1973) – Midnight Pulp, Tubi, and Popcorn Flix (warning, this particular movie is in the public domain and image quality tends to suck)

  • Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell (Terence Fisher,1974) – Amazon Prime, HULU, and Popcorn Flix

  • Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter (Brian Clemens, 1974) – Amazon Prime and HULU


Amicus Movies

  • Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors (Freddie Francis, 1965) – Roku Channel, Tubi, and Popcorn Flix

  • The Skull (Freddie Francis, 1965) – Amazon Prime and HULU

  • They Came from Beyond Space (Freddie Francis, 1967) – Amazon Prime and Shout Factory TV

  • The House That Dripped Blood (Peter Duffell, 1971) – Amazon Prime, Shudder, Pluto TV, Tubi, and Popcorn Flix

  • Tales from the Crypt (Freddie Francis, 1972) – Roku Channel, Shout Factory TV, and Tubi

  • Asylum (Roy Ward Baker, 1972) – Amazon Prime, Shudder, Fandor, Tubi, and Shout Factory TV

  • And Now the Screaming Starts! (Roy Ward Baker, 1973) – Amazon Prime, Shudder, Pluto TV, Shout Factory TV, and Tubi

  • The Beast Must Die (Paul Annett, 1974) – Amazon Prime, Shudder, Pluto TV, Shout Factory TV, and Tubi

  • Madhouse (Jim Clark, 1974) – Amazon Prime

  • The People That Time Forgot (Kevin Connor, 1977) Amazon Prime

  • The Monster Club (Roy Ward Baker, 1981) – Amazon Prime, Shudder, and Tubi

Richard Adams’ Distressing Animated Animal Double-Feature

  • Watership Down (Martin Rosen, 1978)Criterion Channel and HBO Max

  • The Plague Dogs (Martin Rosen, 1982) – Amazon Prime, Pluto TV, and Shout Factory TV

  • BONUS: The less traumatic Watership Down CG animated series is on Netflix


Other UK Horror Movies/Thrillers

  • Peeping Tom (Michael Powell, 1960) – Amazon Prime, The Roku Channel, Tubi, and Popcorn Flix

  • The Devils (Ken Russell, 1971) – Shudder

  • Death Line (aka: Raw Meat; Gary Sherman, 1972) – Night Flight and Popcorn Flix (under Raw Meat alternate title)

  • The Wicker Man (Robin Hardy, 1973) – Amazon Prime

  • Horror Hospital (Antony Balch, 1973) – Amazon Prime, Tubi, Pluto TV, and Shout Factory TV

  • Exposé (aka: The House on Straw Hill; James Kenelm Clarke, 1976) – Tubi and Popcorn Flix

  • Threads (Mick Jackson, 1984) – Shudder, Night Flight, and Tubi (WARNING: Maybe don't watch this if you're feeling anxious about the state of the world)

  • White of the Eye (Donald Cammell, 1987)Amazon Prime and Tubi (British filmmakers shooting in Arizona)

  • The Lair of the White Worm (Ken Russell, 1988) – Amazon Prime, VUDU Free, and Tubi

  • Dog Soldiers (Neil Marshall, 2002) – Popcorn Flix

  • The Descent (Neil Marshall, 2005) – Amazon Prime, HULU, and VUDU Free



French (and Belgian) Horror (and Adjacent)

  • Carnival of Sinners (Maurice Tourneur, 1943) – Criterion Channel

  • Les Diaboliques (Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1955) – Amazon Prime, Criterion Channel, HBO Max, and The Roku Channel

  • Eyes without a Face (French: Les Yeux sans visage; Georges Franju, 1960)Criterion Channel and HBO Max

  • Daughters of Darkness (French: Les lèvres rouges; Harry Kümel, 1971) – Tubi and VUDU Free

  • The Shiver of the Vampires (Jean Rollin, 1971) – Tubi

  • Grapes of Death (French: Les Raisins de la mort; Jean Rollin, 1978) – Midnight Pulp

  • The Living Dead Girl (Jean Rollin,1982) – Tubi

  • Haute Tension (Alexandre Aja, 2003) – Tubi

  • Them (French: Ils; David Moreau and Xavier Palud, 2006) – Shudder

  • Sheitan (Kim Chapiron, 2006) – Shudder and Popcorn Flix

  • The Strange Color of Your Body's Tears (French: L'Étrange Couleur des larmes de ton corps; Hélène Cattet & Bruno Forzani, 2013) Shudder

  • Revenge (Coralie Fargeat, 2017) – Shudder

  • Let the Corpses Tan (Bruno Forzani & Hélène Cattet, 2017) – Amazon Prime and Shudder

  • Ravenous (French: Les affamés; Robin Aubert, 2017) – Netflix

  • Climax (Gaspar Noé, 2018) Amazon Prime

  • Ghostland (aka: Incident in the Ghost Land; Pascal Laugier, 2018) – Shudder

  • Knife + Heart (French: Un couteau dans le cœur; Yann Gonzalez, 2018) – Shudder

  • The Night Eats the World (French: La nuit a dévoré le monde; Dominique Rocher, 2018) – Amazon Prime and Tubi

  • Zombi Child (Bertrand Bonello, 2019) Shudder and Criterion Channel

  • BONUS: Holy Motors (Leos Carax, 2012) – The Roku Channel, Tubi, Popcorn Flix, Pluto TV, and Shout Factory TV (not horror, but fun for horror fans)


German and Austrian Horror

  • The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Robert Wiene, 1920) – Amazon Prime, Shudder, and Tubi

  • The Golem: How He Came into the World (Carl Boese & Paul Wegener, 1920) Amazon Prime

  • Nosferatu (F.W. Murnau, 1922) Amazon Prime, Shudder, The Roku Channel, and Tubi

  • Faust (F.W. Murnau, 1926) – YouTube

  • M (Fritz Lang, 1931) – Criterion Channel and HBO Max

  • Vampyr (Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1932) – Criterion Channel and HBO Max

  • Nosferatu the Vampyre (Werner Herzog, 1979)– Amazon Prime, Peacock, Tubi, Pluto TV, and Popcorn Flix

  • Angst (Gerald Kargl, 1983) – Amazon Prime, Shudder, Tubi, and Midnight Pulp +

  • Nekromantik (Jörg Buttgereit, 1987) – Midnight Pulp +

  • Der Todesking (Jörg Buttgereit, 1990) – Midnight Pulp +

  • Nekromantik 2 (Jörg Buttgereit, 1991) – Midnight Pulp +

  • The Burning Moon (Olaf Ittenbach, 1992) – Amazon Prime and Night Flight

  • Schramm (Jörg Buttgereit, 1993) – Midnight Pulp + and Tubi

  • Goodnight Mommy (Veronika Franz & Severin Fiala, 2014) – The Roku Channel, Pluto TV, and Tubi

  • Hagazussa (Lukas Feigelfeld, 2018) – Amazon Prime and Shudder

  • Luz (Tilman Singer, 2019) – Shudder, Crackle, and Popcorn Flix



Spanish Cult and Horror


Paul Naschy Movies

  • Dr. Jekyll vs. the Werewolf (Spanish: Doctor Jekyll y el Hombre Lobo; León Klimovsky, 1972) – Tubi

  • Vengeance of the Zombies (Spanish: La rebelión de las muertas; León Klimovsky, 1973) – Amazon Prime and Tubi

  • The Hanging Woman (Spanish: La orgía de los muertos; José Luis Merino, 1973) – Tubi

  • Devil’s Possessed (Spanish: El Mariscal del infierno; León Klimovsky, 1974 – Amazon Prime and Tubi


Guillermo del Toro Horror Movies

I honestly don't know if we count these as Mexican, Spanish, or both

  • Cronos (1993) – Criterion Channel and HBO Max

  • Mimic (1997) – Pluto TV and Paramount + (I'm not sure if this is the theatrical or director's cut)

  • Blade II (2002) – HBO Max

  • Pan’s Labyrinth (Spanish: El laberinto del fauno, 2006) – Netflix

  • The Shape of Water (2018) – HULU


Jess Franco Movies

Franco made movies for Spanish, German, and French companies, but was Spanish himself, so I’m putting him here. Be warned, his films are an...acquired taste.

  • The Blood of Fu Manchu (1968) – Amazon Prime

  • Venus in Furs (1969) – Tubi

  • The Girl from Rio (1969) Tubi

  • Kiss Me Monster (1969) Amazon Prime

  • The Castle of Fu Manchu (1969) – Amazon Prime and Shout Factory TV

  • The Bloody Judge (1970) Amazon Prime

  • Count Dracula (1970) – Tubi and Midnight Pulp +

  • Vampyros Lesbos (1971) – Midnight Pulp +

  • She Killed in Ecstasy (1971) – Midnight Pulp +

  • Jack the Ripper (1976) – Amazon Prime

  • Ilsa, the Mad Butcher (1977) – Night Flight

  • The Sadist of Notre Dame (Spanish: El sádico de Notre-Dame, 1979) – Midnight Pulp +

  • Cannibal Terror (1980) – Night Flight

  • Devil Hunter (Spanish: El caníbal; aka: The Man Hunter, 1980) – Midnight Pulp + and Night Flight

  • White Cannibal Queen (aka: Mondo Cannibale, 1980) – Tubi

  • Bloody Moon (1981) Midnight Pulp +, Tubi, and Night Flight

  • Oasis of the Zombies (1982) Midnight Pulp and Tubi

  • Diamonds of Kilimandjaro (Spanish: El tesoro de la diosa blanca, 1983) – Night Flight

  • Golden Temple Amazons (co-directed with Alain Payet) 1986 – Tubi and Night Flight


Juan Piquer Simón Horror Movies (...for the most part)

  • Pieces (Spanish: Mil gritos tiene la noche; Juan Piquer Simón, 1982) – Shudder, Midnight Pulp,and Tubi

  • Extraterrestrial Visitors (Spanish: Los nuevos extraterrestres, 1983) Amazon Prime

  • Slugs (Juan Piquer Simón, 1988) – Amazon Prime and Tubi

  • The Rift (Juan Piquer Simón, 1990) – Amazon Prime and Tubi


Other Spanish Horror Movies

  • Fangs of the Living Dead (Amando de Ossorio, 1969) Amazon Prime and Tubi

  • The Blood Spattered Bride (Spanish: La novia ensangrentada; Vicente Aranda, 1972) – Amazon Prime

  • Tombs of the Blind Dead (Amando de Ossorio, 1972) – VUDU Free, and Popcorn Flix

  • Bell from Hell (Claudio Guerín & Juan Antonio Bardem, 1973) – Tubi

  • Vampyres (José Ramón Larraz, 1974) – Shudder, Arrow, and Tubi

  • The Ghost Galleon (Amando de Ossorio, 1974) – Amazon Prime

  • Living Dead at Manchester Morgue (Spanish: Non si deve profanare il sonno dei morti; aka: Let Sleeping Corpses Lie; Jorge Grau, 1974) – Amazon Prime, VUDU Free, Night Flight, and Midnight Pulp +

  • The Possessed (aka: Demon Witch Child; Amando de Ossorio, 1975) Amazon Prime and Tubi

  • In a Glass Cage (Spanish: Tras el cristal; Agustí Villaronga, 1986) – Midnight Pulp + and Tubi

  • Edge of the Axe (José Ramón Larraz, 1988) – Shudder, Arrow, and Tubi

  • Deadly Manor (José Ramón Larraz, 1990) – Arrow and Tubi

  • Day of the Beast (Spanish: El día de la bestia; Álex de la Iglesia, 1995) – Shudder and Tubi

  • Perdita Durango (aka: Dance with the Devil; Álex de la Iglesia, 1997) – Shudder, VUDU Free, and Tubi

  • Fragile (Spanish: Frágiles; Jaume Balagueró, 2005) – The Roku Channel and VUDU Free

  • [REC] (Jaume Balagueró & Paco Plaza; 2007 and 2009) – Crackle

  • The Last Circus (Spanish: Balada triste de trompeta; Álex de la Iglesia, 2010) – Pluto TV

  • Sleep Tight (Spanish: Mientras duermes; Jaume Balagueró, 2011) – Shudder, VUDU Free, and Tubi

  • Veronica (Paco Plaza, 2017) – Netflix

  • Errementari: Blacksmith of the Devil (Paul Urkijo Alijo, 2017) – Netflix

  • 32 Malasana Street (Spanish: Malasaña 32; Albert Pintó, 2020) – Amazon Prime and Shudder



South Korean Cinema


Park Chan-wook Movies

  • Joint Security Area (aka: JSA, 2000) – Arrow

  • Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002) – VUDU Free, Popcorn Flix, Tubi, and Midnight Pulp +

  • Three...Extremes (with Fruit Chan & Takashi Miike, 2004) – Amazon Prime, Tubi, and Pluto TV

  • Sympathy for Lady Vengeance (2005) – Midnight Pulp + (also “fade to black & white version”), Tubi, and Popcorn Flix

  • The Handmaiden (theatrical cut, 2016) – Amazon Prime


Bong Joon-ho Movies

  • Barking Dogs Never Bite (2000) – HULU, The Roku Channel, VUDU Free, Pluto TV, and Tubi

  • The Host (2006) – HULU

  • Mother (2009) – HULU

  • Snowpiercer (2013) – Netflix

  • Okja (2017) – Netflix

  • Parasite (2019) – HULU


Kim Ki-duk Movies

  • The Isle (2000) – Midnight Pulp

  • Bad Guy (2001) – Midnight Pulp

  • The Coast Guard (2002) – Tubi

  • Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (2003)Amazon Prime, The Roku Channel, Pluto TV, and Tubi

  • 3-Iron (2004) – Amazon Prime, The Roku Channel, Pluto TV, and Tubi

  • Samaritan Girl (2004) – VUDU Free and Midnight Pulp

  • Time (2006) – Tubi

  • Moebius (2013) – Tubi and Popcorn Flix

  • One on One (2014) – Amazon Prime

  • The Net (2016) – Amazon Prime


Kim Jee-woon Movies

  • The Quiet Family (1998) – Amazon Prime and Midnight Pulp

  • The Foul King (2000) – Amazon Prime and Midnight Pulp

  • A Tale of Two Sisters (2005) – Shudder, Midnight Pulp +, and Popcorn Flix

  • Bittersweet Life (2005) – Midnight Pulp and Pluto TV