Screen Crusades: Weekly Streaming Guide 10.21.22

Screen Crusades: Weekly Streaming Guide 10.21.22

- By Nicolás Delgadillo

Halloween is fast approaching which means streaming services are bringing out plenty of new and original thrills and chills this week


‘V/H/S/99’ (Shudder)

V/H/S/99 marks the return of the acclaimed found footage anthology franchise and the sequel to Shudder’s most-watched premiere of 2021. A thirsty teenager’s home video leads to a series of horrifying revelations. Featuring five new stories from filmmakers Maggie Levin (Into The Dark: My Valentine), Johannes Roberts (47 Meters Down, Resident Evil: Welcome To Raccoon City), Flying Lotus (Kuso), Tyler MacIntyre (Tragedy Girls) and Joseph & Vanessa Winter (Deadstream), V/H/S/99 harkens back to the final punk rock analog days of VHS, while taking one giant leap forward into the hellish new millennium.

‘The Stranger’ (Netflix)

A small circle of seasoned undercover cops must pose as a vast and influential criminal network to catch a murderer who has evaded conviction for eight years. One of them forms an intense, intimate relationship with the murder suspect while trying to earn his trust and elicit a confession.

‘Matriarch’ (Hulu)

Afflicted with a mysterious disease after surviving an overdose, a woman (Jemima Rooper) returns to her childhood home to confront her personal demons but instead discovers a real one. Written and directed by Ben Steiner, Matriarch is a family trauma body horror straight from the UK.

‘Unsolved Mysteries (Volume 3)’ (Netflix)

The iconic and gripping series returns with a three-week event featuring more unexplained deaths, baffling disappearances, and bizarre paranormal activity. Unsolved Mysteries Vol 3 is from the creators of the original docuseries, Cosgrove/Meurer Productions, and 21 Laps Entertainment, the producers of Stranger Things.

‘The Peripheral’ (Amazon Prime Video)

Set in the future when technology has subtly altered society, a woman (Chloe Grace Moretz) discovers a secret connection to an alternate reality as well as a dark future of her own.

‘28 Days Haunted’ (Netflix)

Four adventurous teams of paranormal investigators will be hand-picked and given the chance to participate in the most extreme Paranormal experiment of all time. If any of these teams can last 28 days in a terrifying, haunted location, they’ll gain acclaim and recognition for being a part of the most important advancement in paranormal research in the last several decades.

‘Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo!’ (HBO Max)

Mystery Inc. thinks that they can finally enjoy a break. Wrong! Menacing doppelgänger ghosts of the Scooby crew and favorite classic foes show up in Coolsville to threaten Halloween. Now it’s up to the meddling kids – and their unlikely new partner Coco – to unmask the latest scoundrel and save Halloween! For Shaggy and Scooby-Doo, with trick-or-treating on the line – this time it’s personal!

‘Torn Hearts’ (Amazon Prime Video)

Two friends, rising artists on the brink of a big break, will do just about anything to realize their dream – including a pilgrimage to the legendary and reclusive Harper Dutch's (Katey Sagal) mansion in the hopes she’ll record a song with them. While their life-long idol seems intent to help, the visit devolves into a twisted series of mental and physical torment as the pair discover Harper - and each other - may have other motives. With no other choice and desperate to record a song, the duo must go to dangerous lengths to prove their dedication to their dream of becoming Nashville's next country music stars.

‘The School for Good and Evil’ (Netflix)

Best friends Sophie and Agatha find their bond put to the test when they're whisked away to a magical school for future fairy-tale heroes and villains.

‘The Green Glove Gang’ (Netflix)

After a failed robbery, the elusive gang of three noble thieves: Zuza, Kinga and Alicja hides in a quiet nursing home. While the police are on their heels, the gang continues their activities at the center, giving its elderly residents a second youth.


‘The House of the Dragon’ (HBO Max)

The reign of House Targaryen begins: House of the Dragon, the prequel to Game of Thrones, is here. Based on George R.R. Martin’s “Fire & Blood,” the series, which is set 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones, tells the story of House Targaryen. The first nine episodes are now streaming with the finale arriving next week.

‘Little Demon’ (Hulu)

In FX’s Little Demon, an animated comedy featuring the voices of Danny DeVito and Aubrey Plaza, it has been 13 years since being impregnated by Satan, and a reluctant mother, Laura, and her Antichrist daughter, Chrissy, attempt to live an ordinary life in Delaware. However, the two are constantly thwarted by monstrous forces, including Satan, who yearns for custody of his daughter’s soul. All episodes are now streaming.

‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’ (Amazon Prime Video)

The biggest and most expensive television series in history looks to introduce a new generation to Middle Earth. Beginning in a time of relative peace, the series follows an ensemble cast of characters, both familiar and new, as they confront the long-feared re-emergence of evil to Middle-earth. From the darkest depths of the Misty Mountains, to the majestic forests of the elf-capital of Lindon, to the breathtaking island kingdom of Númenor, to the furthest reaches of the map, these kingdoms and characters will carve out legacies that live on long after they are gone. All episodes are now streaming.

‘The 101 Scariest Horror Movie Moments of All Time’ (Shudder)

Master filmmakers and genre experts celebrate and dissect the most terrifying moments of the greatest horror films ever made, exploring how these scenes were created and why they burned themselves into the brains of audiences around the world. An obvious must-see for any respectable horror fan. The first seven episodes are now streaming with the finale arriving next week.

‘Atlanta (Season 4)’ (Hulu)

The final season is at hand for Donald Glover’s television magnum opus. Season 4 finds Earn (Glover), Alfred ‘Paper Boi’ Miles (Brian Tyree Henry), Darius (LaKeith Stanfield) and Van (Zazie Beetz) back in their hometown. But the question is, has Atlanta changed or have they? The first seven episodes are now streaming.

‘The Handmaid’s Tale (Season 5)’ (Hulu)

In the fifth season of this harrowing dystopian epic, June (Elisabeth Moss) will faces consequences for her actions while struggling to redefine her identity and purpose. She and Luke (O. T. Fagbenle) are still joined in their mission to save Hannah and get her out of Gilead. Meanwhile, Serena Waterford (Yvonne Strahovski) wants to protect her baby at all costs. The first seven episodes are now streaming.

‘Andor’ (Disney+)

This series explores a new perspective from the Star Wars galaxy, focusing on Cassian Andor’s (Diego Luna) journey to discover the difference he can make. The series brings forward the tale of the burgeoning rebellion against the Empire and how people and planets became involved. It’s an era filled with danger, deception and intrigue where Cassian will embark on the path that is destined to turn him into a rebel hero. The first seven episodes are now streaming.

‘Bleach: Thousand Year Blood War’ (Hulu)

After a ten year hiatus, the hit anime Bleach is returning to finally finish its story in a big way. Ichigo and his friends return to save their world and the Soul Society once again, with the threat this time around being the mighty Quincies. The final arc begins now, and it’s going to be a bloodbath. The first two episodes are now streaming.

Also streaming now:

Netflix - ‘Dracula Untold’, ‘Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am’

Hulu - ‘Being Flynn’, ‘Benediction’, ‘Sinister 2’, ‘Annabelle: Creation’, ‘Bitterbrush’, ‘Wyrm’, ‘My Friend Dahmer’

HBO Max - ‘The Fastest Woman on Earth’, ‘Legacy’

Disney+ - ‘Bear in the Big Blue House’, ‘PB&J Otter’, ‘Spider-Man: The Animated Series’, ‘Hall of Villains’

Paramount+ - ‘The Grudge’, ‘Drunk History’, ‘Blacklight’


Netflix - ‘The Chalk Line’, ‘Blade of the 47 Ronin’, ‘Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities’, ‘Fugitive: The Curious Case of Carlos Ghosn’, ‘Hellhole’, ‘The Good Nurse’, ‘Earthstorm’, ‘Hotel Transylvania 2’, ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’, ‘BIg Mouth (Season 6)’, ‘Drink Masters’, ‘I AM A STALKER’, ‘My Encounter with Evil’, ‘Wendell & Wild’

Hulu - ‘Beba’, ‘The French Dispatch’

Shudder - ‘The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula: Titans’, ‘Resurrection’, ‘Manhattan Baby’, ‘Demonia’, ‘Aenigma’, ‘Fulci for Fake’

HBO Max - ‘Green Lantern: Beware My Power’, ‘¡García!’

Disney+ - ‘The Mysterious Benedict Society (Season 2)’, ‘Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi’, ‘Marvel’s Hulk: Where Monsters Dwell’

Amazon Prime Video - ‘Run Sweetheart Run’, ‘The Devil’s Hour’

Paramount+ - ‘Star Trek: Prodigy’

Apple TV+ - ‘Louis Armstrong’s Black and Blues’

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