The Executioner: By the Neck By David Cairns
Designing for del Toro By Eric Skillman
Summer may be coming to an end, but we’re still in the weekend getaway mood. Too bad all of the entries in this week’s series of free Criterion films on Hulu, Bad Trips, feature the kinds of getaways one would be best advised not to take. In all of them—Hajime Sato’s Goke, Body Snatcher from Hell, Nobuhiko Obayashi’s House, Roman Polanski’s Knife in the Water, Ernest B. Schoedsack and Irving Pichel’s The Most Dangerous Game, Peter Weir’s Picnic at Hanging Rock, Jan N?mec’s A Report on the Party and Guests, George Sluizer’s The Vanishing, and Jean-Luc Godard’s Weekend—a seemingly innocent little outing or more ambitious vacation turns sinister.
Also on offer is Mexican director Arturo Ripstein’s Deep Crimson, a vibrant 1996 remake of Leonard Kastle’s cult classic The Honeymoon Killers. In this true-crime story, a charismatic man seduces a lonely woman into joining him on a killing spree. Deep Crimson is unavailable to watch on Criterion DVD or Blu-ray, but you can stream it in its entirety below or at Hulu. And remember that if you sign up for Hulu Plus for just $7.99 a month, you can see these and hundreds of other Criterion films commercial-free anytime.