Spooky season (read: October) is underway, so it’s no surprise to see this weekend’s additions to the streaming service pick up where last week’s new movies and TV shows left off.
Hot on the heels of Werewolf by Night, Hellraiser, and The Midnight Club over the next few days is a real bounty of exciting options. Among that number are Halloween Ends on Peacock, The Northman on Prime Video, and The Watcher on Netflix.
There’s also plenty of new content to stream on Apple TV Plus, Hulu, and HBO Max, if you’re in the mood for something a little less, well, scary. Below, we’ve rounded up seven of the best new movies and TV shows to watch on Netflix, Prime Video, HBO Max, and more this weekend.
End Halloween (peacock)
Perhaps the biggest this year. new horror movies is Halloween Termina, a direct sequel to Halloween Kills, which hit theaters in October 2021, which (supposedly) brings to an end John Carpenter’s long-running film franchise.
Series mainstays Michael Myers (Nick Castle and James Jude Courtney) and Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) return to the fray in this inevitably familiar cat-and-mouse slasher, though we hope at least one bites the dust. at last. right.
Those in the US can watch the Halloween Ends broadcast exclusively on Peacock, while UK viewers will have to head to their nearest cinema to see who wins.
Now available to stream on Peacock.
The Northman (Prime Video)
Having debuted in theaters in April, Robert Eggers’ bloody Norse revenge epic The Northman hits the Prime Video movie catalog this weekend.
Succession Actor Alexander Skarsgård stars as Amleth, a young prince in medieval Scandinavia who embarks on a brutal quest to avenge the memory of his father (Ethan Hawke) and save his mother (Nicole Kidman) from the clutches of her treacherous uncle ( Claes Bang).
If all of that sounds very Game of Thrones, that’s because The Northman certainly mixes violence, betrayal, and incest into an elegant (but exceptionally somber) tale of Norse mythology. Expect a lot of screaming and a lot of bloodshed from this one.
Now available to stream on Prime Video.
The Playlist (Netflix)
Netflix churns out so much regular content these days that it can be easy to overlook its touches of occasional brilliance (Strange things although).
the playlista six-episode Swedish-language series dramatizing the creation of Spotify, is one of the streamer’s most successful recent commissions. Follow company founder Daniel Ek (Vikings’ Edvin Endre) as he strives to disrupt a reluctant music industry with his bold new vision for his on-demand future.
We gave the series five stars on our glowing review – not a rating we award lightly, mind you – describing it as brilliantly scripted, surprisingly funny, and potentially this year’s best drama. Do not miss it.
Now available to stream on Netflix.
The Watcher (Netflix)
After shaking up popular culture – for better or worse – with Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer StorySeries creator Ryan Murphy returns to Netflix this weekend with a second limited series titled The Watcher.
Like Monster, this one too is based on a true story, but instead focuses on a married couple who, after moving into the suburban house of their dreams, find themselves terrorized by an anonymous neighborhood stalker. Naomi Watts, Bobby Cannavale and Jennifer Coolidge are among the impressive cast of the series.
Critics haven’t yet had a chance to praise or lampoon The Watcher, but we’d bet Murphy’s latest story on the small screen is as gripping as its twisted synopsis suggests. Will it make it to our list of the best Netflix shows? You’ll have to wait and see.
Now available to stream on Netflix.
Shantaram (Apple TV Plus)
Sons of Anarchy fans, rejoice! Charlie Hunnam returns to the small screen as the lead in Shantaram, the latest Apple TV original show.
Adapted from the novel of the same name by Gregory David Roberts, this 12-episode series (twelve!) follows Lin (Hunham), an Australian prison escapee on the run in 1980s Bombay. Steve Lightfoot (Hannibal) and Eric Warner Singer (Top Gun: Maverick) are the writers of the show.
Early reviews for Shantaram have been decidedly mixed so far, but it will likely please fans of slow-moving cat-and-mouse thrillers. Three episodes air today on Apple TV Plus, with the remaining nine arriving weekly every Friday.
Now available to stream on Apple TV Plus.
5th Avenue Season 2 (HBO Max)
Armando Iannucci’s space comedy series Avenue 5 returns for its second season on HBO Max this weekend.
The new episodes find the hapless Captain Clark (Hugh Laurie) once again forced to deal (or not) with various interstellar mishaps aboard the titular spaceship Avenue 5. Josh Gad, Zach Woods, Iris Kimura and most of the cast from the first season they also return to the fray.
Episode 1 of this HBO Max series is available to stream now, with the remaining installments arriving every Monday. UK viewers can watch the return of the show on Sky and Now.
Now available to stream on HBO Max.
If you’re in the mood for another take on Shakespeare’s classic love story, Romeo and Juliet, Hulu’s Rosaline has you covered.
This Hulu film adaptation of the centennial tale (which itself is an adaptation of Rebecca Serle’s 2013 novel When You Were Mine) is told from the perspective of Juliet’s cousin Rosaline (Kaitlyn Dever), who also happens to be the Romeo’s most recent love. interest.
Kyle Allen, Isabela Merced, Minnie Driver and Bradley Whitford also star in this Verona-set comedy film, which is streaming on Disney Plus for UK viewers.
Now available to stream on Hulu and Disney Plus.