Cure for Wellness and more horror movies over 2 hours to stream!
Sometimes you want a quick 90-minute horror movie, and sometimes you want to get lost in an epic-sized horror movie that’s well over two hours long. With a long holiday weekend ahead for many, now is the perfect time to watch that long horror movie you’ve been waiting for until the perfect moment comes along.
This week’s streaming picks feature horror classics, folk horror nightmares, and dark, comedic gems that might make you cringe.
Here’s where you can stream them this week.
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Midsommar – Show time
This year’s Midsommar took place on June 24, making it a great time to come back if you haven’t already. Ari Aster’s sequel to Hereditary is undoubtedly another polarizing entry, but it’s one hell of a head trip no matter how you come out of this 2.5 hour journey. Florence Pugh puts on another unforgettable performance as main protagonist Dani. This film plays like a familiar entry into folk horror for the men who travel to this remote village in Sweden. But for Dani, it’s all the twisted fairy tale promised by Aster. From head trauma to insidious rituals and lots of humor, Midsommar makes a surprising entry into popular horror.
The house Jack built – AMC+, Hulu
Jack (Matt Dillon) is an unrepentant and highly intelligent serial killer. Using Dante’s Inferno as a metatextual guide to chronicle the twelve-year span in which Jack commits gruesome murders, the film employs plenty of dark humor to cast viewers as a callous, sociopathic killer. The twisted comedy is necessary as things get downright gruesome for Jack’s victims. While every other movie on this list builds sympathy for their monsters, this one spares none. It makes his destination that much more satisfying, and Dillon’s portrayal certainly helps.
What happened to Baby Jane? –HBO Max
Jane (Bette Davis) was a spoiled child star, while her shy sister Blanche (Joan Crawford) remained in the shadows. When they grew up, Jane fell into the limelight and fell into alcoholism. Blanche became a successful actress but kept her mother’s promise to care for her younger sister. The tables were turned when an accident left Blanche paralyzed from the waist down, and Jane was blamed for it. Jane’s form of care for her sister comes with emotional and psychological torture. The sibling rivalry gets downright macabre here, and Jane finds disturbing ways to torment Blanche. Major revelations provide insight into this dysfunctional family, giving an overwhelming sense of tragedy.
The Lamentations – AMC+, Pluto TV, Frisson, Tubi, Vudu
While popular horror is a subgenre often considered to be set in the past, The Lamentations proves how timeless and terrifying it can be. The arrival of a mysterious stranger creates suspicion among the residents of a rural village, who become paranoid in their own right when a disease begins to spread. Illness seems to make the afflicted a murderer, for no reason. The stakes become personal for the investigator when his daughter also falls ill, and he turns to a shaman for answers. The tension gradually builds as it permeates several different horror tropes in this unique tale. Look for murders, exorcisms and great evil to highlight its message.
A cure of well-being – Tubi
Stockbroker Lockhart (Dane DeHaan) is sent to a mysterious wellness retreat in the remote Swiss Alps to pick up his company’s CEO (Harry Groener) in A cure of well-being. When he begins to suspect that the center’s magical cure isn’t what it’s supposed to be, the doctors diagnose Lockhart with an illness, admit him as a patient, and subject him to bizarre, cringe-worthy procedures. Gore Verbinski’s sense of grandeur is on full display in this jaw-dropping, epically sized tale that will viscerally trigger dental phobia. Mia Goth and Jason Isaacs also star in A cure of well-beingVerbinski’s take on a classic horror movie from Universal Studios or Hammer.