Screen Crusades: Weekly Streaming Guide 12.2.22

Screen Crusades: Weekly Streaming Guide 12.2.22

- By Nicolás Delgadillo

Supernatural chills and fantasy action kick off a wintry December on streaming this weekend


‘Troll’ (Netflix)

When an explosion in the Norwegian mountains awakens an ancient troll, officials appoint a fearless palaeontologist (Marie Wilmann) to stop it from wreaking deadly havoc. This fantasy-action film is directed by Norwegian filmmaker Roar Uthag, known for The Wave and the pretty underrated 2018 reboot of Tomb Raider.

‘Darby and the Dead’ (Hulu)

After suffering a near-death experience as a young girl, Darby Harper (Riele Downs) gains the ability to see dead people. As a result, she becomes introverted and shut off from her high school peers and prefers to spend time counseling lonely spirits who have unfinished business on earth. But all that changes when Capri (Auli'i Cravalho), the Queen Bee of the school’s most exclusive clique, unexpectedly dies in a freak hair straightening accident, resulting in the obvious cancellation of her upcoming “Sweet 17.” Capri, however, pleads with Darby from the other side to intervene and convince Capri’s friends to proceed with the party as planned. In order to appease the wrath of the undead diva, Darby must emerge from her self-imposed exile and reinvent herself — which along the way allows her to find new joy back in the land of the living.

‘A Wounded Fawn’ (Shudder)

A Wounded Fawn follows the story of Meredith Tanning (Sarah Lind), a local museum curator who is dipping her toe back into the dating pool, only to be targeted by a charming serial killer (Josh Ruben). When a fateful romantic getaway between the two becomes a tense game of cat and mouse, both must confront the madness within him.

‘Slow Horses (Season 2)’ (Apple TV+)

Slow Horses follows a team of British intelligence agents who serve in a dumping ground department of MI5 – Slough House. Oldman stars as Jackson Lamb, the brilliant but irascible leader of the spies who end up in Slough House due to their career-ending mistakes. Joining Oldman is a decorated ensemble cast including Academy Award nominee Kristin Scott Thomas (Darkest Hour), Academy Award nominee Jonathan Pryce (The Two Popes), and BAFTA Scotland Award winner Jack Lowden (Dunkirk).

‘Willow’ (Disney+)

20 years after vanquishing the wicked queen Bavmorda, the sorcerer Willow Ufgood (Warwick Davis) leads a group of misfits on a dangerous rescue mission into the unknown. It is a sequel series to the 1988 film of the same name.

‘American Carnage’ (Hulu)

2022 has been a massive year for modern Scream Queen Jenna Ortega. She stars in this horror comedy from Diego Hallivis in a world where the governor issues an executive order to arrest the children of undocumented immigrants. The newly detained youth are offered an opportunity to have their charges dropped by volunteering to provide care to the elderly, but once inside the eldercare facility, the volunteers discover the governor and the facility's supervisor have cooked up a horrifyingly depraved conspiracy that endangers the young and the old.

‘Gone in the Night’ (Hulu)'

When Kath (Winona Ryder) and her boyfriend arrive at a remote cabin in the redwoods, they find a mysterious young couple already there. But when her boyfriend disappears with the young woman, Kath becomes obsessed with finding an explanation.

‘A Banquet’ (Hulu)

Widowed mother Holly (Sienna Guillory) is radically tested when her teenage daughter Betsey (Jessica Alexander) experiences a profound enlightenment and insists that her body is no longer her own, but in service to a higher power. Bound to her newfound faith, Betsey refuses to eat but loses no weight. In an agonizing dilemma, torn between love and fear, Holly is forced to confront the boundaries of her own beliefs.


‘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 eight episodes are now streaming.

‘The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula: Titans’ (Shudder)

Your favorite drag monsters are back to compete in a grand championship of drag artistry and physical challenges for a $100,000 grand prize, along with the headlining spot on the upcoming world tour and the first ever “Dragula Titans” crown and title. The first six episodes are now streaming.

‘Mythic Quest (Season 3)’ (Apple TV+)

Ian (Ron McElhenney) and Poppy (Charlotte Nicdao) navigate the gaming world and their partnership at the newly formed GrimPop Studios, Dana (Imani Haki) is forced to play mediator to her bosses’ incessant bickering. Back at Mythic Quest, David (David Hornsby) settles into his new role as the boss where he truly finds himself in charge for the first time with Jo (Jessie Ennis) returning as his assistant — more loyal and militant than ever; and Carol (Naomi Ekperigin) attempts to figure out where she fits in after a new promotion. At Berkeley, Rachel (Ashly Burch) struggles to balance her morals with capitalism, while a post-prison Brad tries to return to society as a reformed man. The first five episodes are now streaming.

‘Tulsa King’ (Paramount+)

Tulsa King follows New York mafia capo Dwight “The General” Manfredi (Sylvester Stallone), just after he is released from prison after 25 years and unceremoniously exiled by his boss to set up shop in Tulsa, Okla. Realizing that his mob family may not have his best interests in mind, Dwight slowly builds a “crew” from a group of unlikely characters, to help him establish a new criminal empire in a place that to him might as well be another planet. The first three episodes are now streaming.

‘Echo 3’ (Apple TV+)

From the writer of The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty, Echo 3 is an action-packed thriller set in South America that follows Amber Chesborough (Jessica Ann Collins), a brilliant young scientist who is the emotional heart of a small American family. When Amber goes missing along the Colombia-Venezuela border, her brother, Bambi (Luke Evans), and her husband, Prince (Michiel Huisman) – two men with deep military experience and complicated pasts – struggle to find her in a layered personal drama, set against the explosive backdrop of a secret war. The first four episodes are now streaming.

Also streaming now:

Netflix - ‘Crime Scene: The Texas Killing Fields’, ‘My Name is Vendetta’, ‘The Lost Patient’, ‘21 Jump Street’, ‘Forged in Fire: Knife or Death’, ‘Hachi: A Dog’s Tale’, ‘Sniper: Rogue Mission’, ‘Solace’, ‘The Happytime Murders’, ‘The Masked Singer’, ‘Troy’

Hulu - ‘Alone Together’, ‘How to Please a Woman’, ‘Planet Sex with Cara Delevinge’, ‘Anger Management’, ‘Awakenings’, ‘Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead’, ‘Christine’, ‘The Da Vinci Code’, ‘Dawn of the Dead (2004)’, ‘Final Destination Franchise’, ‘Hancock’, ‘The Happening’, ‘I, Frankenstein’, ‘Liar, Liar’, ‘The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou’, ‘Machine Gun Preacher’, ‘Never Back Down’, ‘Pathfinder’, ‘The Royal Tenenbaums’, ‘The Rider’, ‘Wall Street’

Shudder - ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street Collection’, ‘Night of the Comet’

HBO Max - ‘My So-Called High School Rank’, ‘3:10 to Yuma (1957)’, ‘10,000 BC’, ‘Burn After Reading’, ‘De Palma’, ‘First Reformed’, ‘Gone Girl’, ‘Green Room’, ‘Hellraiser Collection’, ‘Hook’, ‘The Maze Runner’, ‘The Purge: Anarchy’, ‘Redemption’, ‘Reindeer Games’, ‘The Sea of Trees’, ‘Street Kings’, ‘Robbie the Reindeer’

Disney+ - ‘Buried Secrets of WWII’, ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules’, ‘The Territory’, ‘Akashinga: The Brave Ones’, ‘Heroes of the Mediterranean’, ‘Patagonia Wings’

Paramount+ - ‘Robbie the Reindeer’, ‘Ace Ventura’, ‘The Breakfast Club’, ‘Capture the Flag’, ‘The Cave’, ‘Clear and Present Danger’, ‘Cloverfield’, ‘Dead Again’, ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’, ‘The Expendables Trilogy’, ‘Footloose’, ‘The Forbidden Kingdom’, ‘Forgetting Sarah Marshall’, ‘Friday the 13th’, ‘Halloween H20: 20 Years Later’, ‘Halloween VI: The Curse of Michael Myers’, ‘Heist’, ‘The Hurt Locker’, ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’, ‘In the Line of Fire’, ‘A League of Their Own’, ‘Malcolm X’, ‘Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein’, ‘Mission: Impossible III’, ‘Moonstruck’, ‘Pet Sematary’, ‘Rosemary’s Baby’, ‘Shutter Island’, ‘Small Soldiers’, ‘True Grit’, ‘Young Sherlock Holmes’


Netflix - ‘Bullet Train’, ‘Storks’, ‘Burning Patience’, ‘Emily the Criminal’, ‘In Broad Daylight: The Navarte Case’, ‘Lookism’, ‘The Blue Whale’, ‘The Elephant Whisperers’, ‘The Master Plan’, ‘CAT’, ‘Dragon Age: Absolution’, ‘Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio’, ‘Money Heist: Korea - Joint Economic Area (Part 2)’

Hulu - ‘Huda’s Salon’, ‘Connect’, ‘The Night House’, ‘Proximity’, ‘It’s a Wonderful Binge’, ‘White Elephant’, ‘Fate of a Sport’

Shudder - ‘Christmas Bloody Christmas’

HBO Max - ‘His Dark Materials (Season 3)’, ‘Amsterdam’, ‘Doom Patrol (Season 4)’, ‘South Side (Season 3)’, ‘Teen Titans Go! to the Movies’

Prime Video - ‘Celeste & Jesse Forever’, ‘The Bad Guy’, ‘La La Land’

Apple TV+ - ‘Emancipation’

Disney+ - ‘Botswana’, ‘Retrograde’, ‘Area 51: The CIA’s Secret’, ‘Ocean’s Breath’, ‘Shark vs. Tuna’

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