Screen Crusades: Weekly Streaming Guide 10.27.23

Screen Crusades: Weekly Streaming Guide 10.27.23

- By Nicolas Delgadillo

The final week of October offers up some brand new original horror stories across streaming and the long-awaited Five Nights at Freddy's movie on Peacock


‘When Evil Lurks’ (Shudder)

The residents of a small rural town discover that a demon is about to be born among them. They desperately try to escape before the evil is born, but it may be too late. The perfect Halloween watch, for those brave enough.

‘Five Nights at Freddy’s’ (Peacock)

The terrifying horror game phenomenon becomes a blood-chilling cinematic event, as Blumhouse— the producer of M3GAN, The Black Phone and The Invisible Man— brings Five Nights at Freddy’s to the big screen. Or, in this case, the small screen too. The film follows a troubled security guard as he begins working at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza. While spending his first night on the job, he realizes the night shift at Freddy’s won’t be so easy to make it through.

‘American Horror Stories: Huluween Event’ (Hulu)

American Horror Stories is an anthology series that features a different horror story each episode. In this special four-part event, artificial intelligence and online friends make for a terrifyingly potent mix of new original scary tales.

‘The Enfield Poltergeist’ (Apple TV+)

Experience the chilling true story of the world’s most famous poltergeist case through original audio recordings made inside the house as the events unfolded.

‘30 Coins (Season 2)’ (Max)

Father Vergara, an exorcist, boxer and ex-convict exiled to a remote town in Spain, enlists the help of the mayor and a veterinarian when a series of paranormal phenomena begins to occur. In season 2, a new enemy feared by even the devil himself will put the world at risk.

‘Pain Hustlers’ (Netflix)

Dreaming of a better life for her and her young daughter, Liza (Emily Blunt) lands a job from Pete (Chris Evans) at a failing pharma start-up, where Liza’s charm, drive, and guts catapult her into the high life and the company into the center of a criminal conspiracy with dire consequences.

‘No Hard Feelings’ (Netflix)

On the brink of losing her home, Maddie finds an intriguing job listing: helicopter parents looking for someone to bring their introverted 19-year-old son out of his shell before college. She has one summer to make him a man or die trying.

‘Master Gardener’ (Hulu)

Master Garderner follows Narvel Roth, the meticulous horticulturist of Gracewood Gardens. He is as much devoted to tending the grounds of this beautiful and historic estate, to pandering to his employer, the wealthy dowager Mrs. Haverhill. When Mrs. Haverhill demands that he take on her wayward and troubled great-niece Maya as a new apprentice, chaos enters Narvel’s spartan existence, unlocking dark secrets from a buried violent past that threaten them all.

‘Studio 666’ (Prime Video)

The Foo Fighters move into an Encino mansion steeped in grisly rock 'n' roll history to record their much anticipated 10th album. Once in the house, Dave Grohl finds himself grappling with supernatural forces that threaten both the completion of the album and the lives of the band members.

‘Susie Searches’ (Hulu)

An awkward college student with a failing true-crime podcast seizes the opportunity to bolster her popularity by solving the mysterious disappearance of the campus heartthrob.


‘Invasion (Season 2)’ (Apple TV+)

Invasion is a sweeping, character-driven science fiction drama series that follows an alien invasion through different perspectives around the world. The action-packed second season picks up just months later with the aliens escalating their attacks in an all out war against the humans. All episodes are now streaming.

‘Gen V’ (Prime Video)

From the world of The Boys comes Gen V. Young, aspiring heroes have their physical and moral boundaries put to the test while competing for Godolkin University's highly coveted top ranking. When the university’s dark secrets come to light, the students must come to grips with what type of heroes they are going to become. The first seven episodes are now streaming with the finale arriving next week.

‘Loki (Season 2)’ (Disney+)

Loki, working with Mobius M. Mobius, Hunter B-15, and other members of the Time Variance Authority, navigates the multiverse in order to find Sylvie, Ravonna Renslayer, and Miss Minutes. The first four episodes are now streaming.

‘Our Flag Means Death (Season 2)’ (Max)

Stede Bonnet is determined to find his former lover, Captain Blackbeard, as he narrates his misadventures and expresses his love for him. Captain Blackbeard, consumed by heartbreak, reverts back to his violent ways, leading to a toxic atmosphere on the ship and an awkward breakup with Stede. All episodes are now streaming.

‘Lessons in Chemistry’ (Apple TV+)

Set in the early 1950s, Lessons in Chemistry follows Elizabeth Zott (Brie Larson), whose dream of being a scientist is put on hold in a patriarchal society. When Elizabeth finds herself fired from her lab, she accepts a job as a host on a TV cooking show, and sets out to teach a nation of overlooked housewives — and the men who are suddenly listening — a lot more than recipes. The first four episodes are now streaming.

‘Goosebumps’ (Hulu / Disney+)

Inspired by R.L. Stine's worldwide bestselling book series, “Goosebumps” follows a group of five high schoolers as they embark on a shadowy and twisted journey to investigate the tragic passing three decades earlier of a teen named Harold Biddle – while also unearthing dark secrets from their parents’ past. The first seven episodes are now streaming.

‘Upload (Season 3)’ (Prime Video)

In Upload Season Three, we pick back up with Nora and freshly downloaded Nathan as they navigate their relationship, while racing to stop the mysterious conspiracy that threatens to destroy millions of lives. The first four episodes are now streaming.

Also streaming now:

Netflix - ‘Get Gotti’, ‘Minions’, ‘Bad Education: Director’s Cut’, ‘Burning Betrayal’, ‘Life on our Planet’, ‘The UnXplained with William Shatner’, ‘It Ain’t Over’, ‘Knights of the Zodiac’, ‘ONEFOUR: Against All Odds’, ‘Pluto’, ‘Sister Death’, ‘TORE’

Hulu - ‘Life Upside Down’, ‘Totally Under Control’, ‘Primal Survival: Extreme African Safari’, ‘Shoresy (Season 2)’, ‘Explorer: Lake of Fire’, ‘Begin Again’

Shudder - ‘Kidnapped’, ‘The Midnight Man’

Max - ‘AKA Mr. Chow’, ‘Justice League: Warworld’, ‘Silent House’

Prime Video - ‘Shazam! Fury of the Gods’, ‘Hot Potato: The Story of The Wiggles’, ‘Sebastian Fitzek’s Therapy’, ‘The Girl Who Killed Her Parents’

Paramount+ - ‘Milli Vanilli’, ‘Reno 911!: It’s a Wonderful Heist’

Apple TV+ - ‘Curses!’


Netflix - ‘Castaway Diva’, ‘Botched’, ‘Hometown’, ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’, ‘13 Hours’, ‘Black Christmas’, ‘Cold Pursuit’, ‘Desperado’, ‘Drag Me to Hell’, ‘Downsizing’, ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’, ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’, ‘Hurricane Season’, ‘Locked In’, ‘Paul Blart: Mall Cop’, ‘Pitch Perfect’, ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. the World’, ‘Six Feet Under’, ‘Ted 2’, ‘The Addams Family’, ‘The Big Lebowski’, ‘The Change-Up’, ‘The Mummy’, ‘The Scorpion King’, ‘The Social Network’, ‘The Transporter: Refuelled’, ‘Till Murder Do Us Part’, ‘Whiplash’, ‘Wingwomen’, ‘All the Light We Cannot See’, ‘Blue Eye Samurai’, ‘Ferry: The Series’

Hulu - ‘Jiro Dreams of Sushi’, ‘Quiz Lady’, ‘Adam Sandler’s Eight Crazy Nights’, ‘Alien vs. Predator’, ‘Armageddon’, ‘Billy Madison’, ‘Blade Trilogy’, ‘Contagion’, ‘Damien: Omen II’, ‘Deck the Halls’, ‘Deep Blue Sea’, ‘Flatliners’, ‘Geostorm’, ‘The Last Duel’, ‘Man on a Ledge’, ‘Men in Black Trilogy’, ‘The Omen’, ‘Omen IV: The Awakening’, ‘Pacific Rim’, ‘The Sandlot’, ‘Space Jam’, ‘Twister’, ‘The Wedding Singer’

Shudder - ‘Hell House LLC Origins: The Carmichael Manor’, ‘Saw Collection’, ‘The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula (Season 5)’, ‘Anna and the Apocalypse’

Max - ‘The Gilded Age (Season 2)’, ‘Act of Valor’, ‘Aliens’, ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’, ‘A Christmas Story’, ‘Elf’, ‘The Fantastic Four’, ‘Get Smart’, ‘Gran Torino’, ‘Happy Feet’, ‘Head of State’, ‘Hearts in Atlantis’, ‘High Life’, ‘Inkheart’, ‘Insidious: Chapter 3’, ‘John Dies at the End’, ‘Killing Me Softly’, ‘Legally Blonde’, ‘The King’s Speech’, ‘The Lovely Bones’, ‘The Manchurian Candidate’, ‘Misery’, ‘Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase’, ‘National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation’, ‘Now You See Me’, ‘Predators’, ‘Rocky Collection’, ‘Wargames’, ‘Welcome to Marwen’, ‘Winter’s Bone’

Prime Video - ‘Die in a Gunfight’, ‘Invincible (Season 2)’, ‘2 Fast 2 Furious’, ‘All the President’s Men’, ‘10 Things I Hate About You’, ‘Batman Collection’, ‘Braveheart’, ‘Chaplin’, ‘Chicago’, ‘Crank’, ‘Desperate Hours’, ‘Fast & Furious’, ‘Fast Five’, ‘Fatal Attraction’, ‘Hollow Man’, ‘How to Train Your Dragon’, ‘Jurassic Park’, ‘Jurassic Park III’, ‘Killing Them Softly’, ‘Master and Commander’, ‘Mortal Kombat’, ‘Raging Bull’, ‘Scrooged’, ‘The Babysitter’, ‘The Bodyguard’, ‘The Dogs of War’, ‘The Terminal’, ‘The Fast and the Furious’, ‘The Fast & Furious: Tokyo Drift’, ‘The Lost World’, ‘The Running Man’

Paramount+ - ‘Bad Santa’, ‘Black Hawk Down’, ‘Catch Me If You Can’, ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’, ‘Gladiator’, ‘Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back’, ‘Rat Race’, ‘Saving Private Ryan’, ‘Scooby-Doo’, ‘Scream 4’, ‘Shutter Island’, ‘Snake Eyes’, ‘The Big Short’, ‘The Lincoln Lawyer’, ‘The Town’, ‘The Truman Show’, ‘Up in the Air’

Disney+ - ‘Behind the Attraction (Season 2)’, ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’

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