Happy Friday, everyone! With the weekend upon us, I thought for this edition of “From Streams to Screams,” I’d put together a real mind-bender of a list for you, where all 29 films dabble in some form of WTFery. Whether its delivering up full-blown cinematic chaos, or characters (and/or the movies themselves) going completely off the rails, and even a few stories that will leaving you scratching your head at the end, without a doubt, these bizarrely entertaining but utterly charming films will keep your mind warped for years to come.

Society (Available on Shudder & Amazon Prime)

Bill is worried that he is "different" from his sister and parents. They mix with other "upper class" people, while Bill is more down to earth. Even his girlfriend seems a bit odd. All is revealed when Bill returns home to find a party in full swing. Not for the weak of stomach.

High Tension (Available on Netflix & Tubi TV)

Best friends Marie and Alexa head to a secluded farmhouse for a quiet night to study, but a late-night visitor brings a haunting change of plans.

Climax (Available on Amazon)

Lured to an empty school and drugged, dancers try to survive a dark and explosive nightmare.

Demon Wind (Available on Amazon & Shudder)

The strange and brutal deaths of Cory's grandparents has haunted him for years. Determined to discover the truth, he has returned to the desolate region where they lived, along with a group of friends, to try and uncover the mystery. Ignoring warnings from the locals that the area is cursed, Cory and his friends soon realize that the legend is true...

The Baby (Available on Tubi TV)

A social worker stumbles onto the case of a 21-year-old man held hostage in a stunted state of infancy by his psychotic mother and two cruel sisters.

Baskin (Available on Hulu)

Policemen (Gorkem Kasal, Ergun Kuyucu) face a night of horror in a subterranean labyrinth after answering a distress call.

Microwave Massacre (Available on Amazon Prime & Tubi TV)

Fed up with his wife's lackluster cooking, Donald kills her and feasts on her remains.

The Perfection (Available on Netflix)

In this twisty horror thriller, a once-promising music prodigy connects with her former mentors, only to find them taken with a talented new pupil.

Bag Boy Lover Boy (Available on Shudder & Tubi TV)

The life of an unsanitary, dim-witted, misfit hot dog vendor takes a shocking and dark when he becomes the muse of a sociopathic fetish photographer.

The Lair of the White Worm (Available on Amazon Prime)

After a mysterious skull is unearthed, it's stolen and used by its new owner to worship a pagan god who hungers for the taste of virginal flesh in this cheeky horror-comedy.

In the Tall Grass (Available on Netflix)

Something sinister lurks in the field. They’re running for their lives and trapped in a shifting maze.

Bad Taste (Available on Amazon Prime & Tubi TV)

The population of a small town disappears and is replaced by aliens that chase human flesh for their intergalactic fast food chain.

In the Mouth of Madness (Available on Vudu)

Imagine a novel so overwhelmingly hypnotic, so tremendously horrifying that it paralyzes its audience with fear and turns even its most sensible readers insane. When the author disappears, an insurance investigator hired to find the writer discovers far more than he could ever imagine in this spellbinding thriller.

Gothic (Available on Tubi TV)

Story of the night that Mary Shelley gave birth to the horror classic "Frankenstein".

The Greasy Strangler (Available on Amazon Prime)

Ronnie runs a disco walking tour with his son, Brayden. When a sexy woman takes the tour, it begins a competition between father and son for her love. It also signals the arrival of an oily strangler who stalks the streets at night.

Wake in Fright (Available on Shudder)

A man on vacation stops off in a rural town filled with strange characters and becomes unable to leave.

Evil Bong (Available on Tubi TV)

A vintage bong with a feminine appearance takes all who take a hit from it to Bong World, where deadly, exotic strippers kill stoners with pleasure.

Event Horizon (Available on Amazon Prime & Hulu)

In 2047, a team of astronauts embark on a mission to retrieve a missing spaceship. However, their simple retreival job leads to something far more terrifying than any of them would suspect.

Troll 2 (Available on Tubi TV)

While vacationing in the country, a family learns that the town they’re visiting is populated by trolls in disguise that plan on eating them.

The Void (Available on Shudder)

A cult traps a police officer inside a hospital that soon becomes inhabited by demonic monsters.

Parents (Available on Amazon Prime)

Meet the Laemles, Dad's (Randy Quaid) got a great job, Mom (Mary Beth Hurt) has all the modern conveniences a happy homemaker could ask for, and ten-year-old Michael (Brian Madorsky) has neat new friends and two parents that kill him with kindness. They're the all-American family of 1954 with one small exception the parents are cannibals.

The Vineyard (Available on Tubi TV)

A wine grower obsessed with youth, lures young victims to his remote island with the twisted hope of retaining their effervescent energy.

Nurse 3D (Available on Tubi TV)

After a co-worker grows suspicious of her activities, a nurse makes a greater effort to hide her secret life — one where she murders cheating men.

Howling II: Your Sister is a Werewolf (Available on Vudu)

Ben White is investigating the death of his sister, a reporter killed with a silver bullet. At her funeral, Ben encounters an expert in the occult who says that Ben's sister planned her own execution after discovering that she was a werewolf. Ben and the occult expert travel to Transylvania to battle the witch queen and put an end to the werewolf coven.

Street Trash (Available on Shudder)

A psychotic Vietnam vet and toxic booze threaten the lives of a group of homeless men.

Lasso (Available on Tubi TV)

A group of seniors touring a small town rodeo festival are hunted down by a long-fabled cult of bloodthirsty cowboys.

Brain Dead (1990) (Available on Amazon Prime)

A psychological thriller from original "Twilight Zone" writer Charles Beaumont. In a showdown of man vs. machine, Rex Martin plunges into a chaotic nightmare trying to save his mind from a megalomaniacal corporation. Starring your two favorite Bills- Pullman and Paxton!

Nightmare Weekend (Available on Tubi TV)

Three feisty college girls will become drooling, murderous mutants, if a deranged scientist gets her way, and her evil plans don't backfire.

Kuso (Available on Shudder)

Broadcasting through a makeshift network of discarded televisions, KUSO is a shifting series of vignettes tangled in the aftermath of Los Angeles's worst earthquake nightmare. Travel between screens and aftershocks into the twisted lives of the survived. Blending nightmarish visions, animation and a shocking image of a distorted America, this is the daring debut and Sundance sensation from director Steve, aka renowned musician Flying Lotus.


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  • Heather Wixson
    About the Author - Heather Wixson

    After falling in love with the horror genre at a very early age, Heather Wixson has spent the last decade carving out a name for herself in the genre world as a both a journalist and as a proponent of independent horror cinema. Wixson is currently the Managing Editor for DailyDead.com, and was previously a featured writer at DreadCentral.com and TerrorTube.com where her online career began; she’s also been a contributor at FEARnet as well as a panelist for several of their online programs.

    Wixson recently finished her first book, Monster Squad: Celebrating the Artists Behind Cinema's Most Memorable Creatures, and is currently working on her second upcoming book project on special effects artists as well.

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