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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.


  • By Kevin
    May 22, 2012
    04:29 PM

    Cure is brilliant. I'd love to see a mainline release.
  • By Batzomon
    December 25, 2012
    03:29 PM

    "Cure" stays with you. I still think about it months after the experience.
  • By beastWAVE
    January 14, 2014
    02:15 AM

    Literally just watched this for the first time. Amazing. I just told 11 different people about this film. I would buy it immediately if it were to be released on Criterion Blu.
  • By ScorQuendo
    November 20, 2014
    03:16 AM

    Please Criterion. Kiyoshi Kurosawa is one of the world's most underrated filmmakers. And it starts with a masterpiece like this. Kiyosh's work needs to be seen by more people (Cure, Tokyo Sonata, Pulse, etc.). I petition this film in 2015!!
  • By Justin Thomas
    July 18, 2015
    12:42 PM

    I got to watch Cure on Hulu a few months ago (after years of wanting to see it, but never having the means to do so). It really was fantastic and I believe the hype it receives among Japanese horror aficionados is undeniably deserved. I would absolutely love for it to get a blu-ray release, but the fact that it's been resting within Criterion's curated Hulu collection for three years and some change--well, it sadly doesn't make me optimistic. Which, is a massive drag, just to be clear (because it really, really deserves a Criterion blu-ray release).