Spooky season (learn: October) is properly underway, so it’s no shock to see this weekend’s streaming service additions selecting up the place final week’s new films and TV reveals left off.
Arriving sizzling on the heels of Werewolf by Evening, Hellraiser, and The Midnight Membership over the following few days is a veritable bounty of thrilling choices. Amongst that quantity is Halloween Ends on Peacock, The Northman on Prime Video, and The Watcher on Netflix.
There’s loads of new content material to stream on Apple TV Plus, Hulu and HBO Max, too, when you’re within the temper for one thing rather less, properly, ugly. Under, we’ve rounded up seven of the most important new films and TV reveals to look at on Netflix, Prime Video, HBO Max and extra this weekend.
Halloween Ends (Peacock)
Maybe the most important of this yr’s
new horror films is Halloween Ends, a direct sequel to Halloween Kills – which hit theatres in October 2021 – that (supposedly) brings to a finish John Carpenter’s long-running movie franchise.
Collection mainstays Michael Myers (Nick Fort and James Jude Courtney) and Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) return to the fray on this inevitably acquainted cat-and-mouse slasher, although we count on at the very least one of many pairs to lastly chew the mud for good.
These within the US can catch Halloween Ends streaming completely on Peacock, whereas UK viewers must head to their nearest theatre to see who comes out on high.
Now out there to stream on Peacock. The Northman (Prime Video)
Having debuted in theatres again in April, Robert Eggers’ bloody Norse revenge epic, The Northman, makes its means onto the Prime Video film again catalogue this weekend.
Succession actor Alexander Skarsgård stars as Amleth, a younger prince in medieval Scandinavia who embarks on a brutal quest to avenge the reminiscence of his father (Ethan Hawke) and save his mom (Nicole Kidman) from the clutches of his traitorous uncle (Claes Bang).
If each one sounds very Recreation of Thrones, that’s as a result of The Northman does certainly combine violence, betrayal, and incest into a classy (however exceptionally bleak) story of Norse mythology. Count on a lot of screaming and loads of bloodshed from this one.
Now out there to stream on Prime Video. The Playlist (Netflix)
Netflix churns out a lot of so-so content material today that it may be simple to overlook its strokes of occasional brilliance (
Stranger Issues, however).
The Playlist, a six-episode Swedish-language sequence that dramatizes the creation of Spotify, is, without doubt, one of the streamer’s extra profitable latest commissions. It follows the corporate’s founder, Daniel Ek (Vikings’ Edvin Endre), as he endeavours to disrupt a reluctant music trade along with his daring new imagination and prescience for its on-demand future.
We gave the sequence 5 stars in
our glowing assessment – not a ranking we award evenly, thoughts you – describing it as brilliantly scripted, surprisingly humorous, and probably this yr’s greatest drama. Don’t miss it.
Now out there to stream on Netflix. The Watcher (Netflix)
After shaking widespread tradition – for higher or worse – with
Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, sequence creator Ryan Murphy returns to Netflix this weekend with a second restricted sequence titled The Watcher.
Like Monster, this one can also be based mostly on a real story, however, as a substitute focuses on a married couple who, after transferring into their dream suburban dwelling, discover themselves terrorized by a nameless neighbourhood stalker. Naomi Watts, Bobby Cannavale, and Jennifer Coolidge are among the many sequences spectacular forged.
Critics haven’t had the prospect to reward or lampoon The Watcher simply, however, we’d wager that Murphy’s newest small display screen story is as gripping as its twisty synopsis suggests. Will it make it onto our greatest Netflix reveals checklist? You may have to attend and see.
Now out there to stream on Netflix. Shantaram (Apple TV Plus)
Sons of Anarchy followers, rejoice! Charlie Hunnam returns to the small display screen as the number one man in Shantaram, the final authentic Apple TV present.
Tailored from the novel the identical identify by Gregory David Roberts, this 12-episode sequence (twelve!) follows Lin (Hunham), an escapee from an Australian jail who goes on the run in 1980s Bombay. Steve Lightfoot (Hannibal) and Eric Warner Singer (
High Gun: Maverick) are the present’s screenwriters.
Early criticism of Shantaram has been decidedly combined to this point, but it surely seemingly pleases followers of slow-burning cat-and-mouse thrillers. Three
episodes stream on Apple TV Plus at the moment, with the remaining 9 set to reach on a weekly foundation each Friday.
Now out there to stream on Apple TV Plus. Avenue 5 season 2 (HBO Max)
Armando Iannucci’s space-set comedy sequence, Avenue 5, returns for its second season on HBO Max this weekend.
New episodes discover the hapless Captain Clark (Hugh Laurie) as soon as once more pressured to deal (or not deal) with varied interstellar mishaps aboard the titular Avenue 5 spaceship. Josh Gad, Zach Woods, Iris Kimura, and many of the first season’s forged return to the fray, too.
Episode 1 of this HBO Max sequence is accessible to stream now, with the remaining instalments as a result of arriving each Monday. UK viewers can catch the present’s return on Sky and Now.
Now out there to stream on HBO Max.
For those who’re within the temper for yet, one more tackle of Shakespeare’s traditional love story, Romeo and Juliet, Hulu’s Rosaline has you lined up.
This Hulu film adaptation of the centuries-old story (which itself is an adaptation of Rebecca Serle’s 2013 novel When You Have been Mine) is instructed from the attitude of Juliet’s cousin, Rosaline (Kaitlyn Dever) – who additionally occurs to be Romeo’s most up-to-date love curiosity.
Kyle Allen, Isabela Merced, Minnie Driver, and Bradley Whitford additionally star in this Verona-set comedy film, which is streaming on Disney Plus for viewers within the UK.
Now out there to stream on Hulu and Disney Plus.