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You’ll be terrorized by this week’s festival of free Criterion films on HuluPlus. All of them concern serial killers, whether suave (Charlie Chaplin as a charming Bluebeard in Monsieur Verdoux), slithery (Peter Lorre in M), psychotic and self-loathing (Ken Ogata’s Iwao in Vengeance Is Mine), or charismatically sadistic (Benoit Poelvoorde’s Ben in Man Bites Dog). Perhaps the scariest film in the bunch is the unnerving 1997 thriller Cure, directed by contemporary master of suspense Kiyoshi Kurosawa. Cure follows an investigator as he looks into a string of gruesome murders around Tokyo—and disovers that the murderer may be out of his or her mind. It’s a remarkably disturbing, atmospheric suspense film, compelling up to its last haunting frame. Watch it below in its entirety, or at Hulu. To see the more than seven hundred other Criterion films at HuluPlus, sign up for a monthly fee of just $7.99.