Screen Crusades: Weekly Streaming Guide 8.19.22 - Knotfest

Screen Crusades: Weekly Streaming Guide 8.19.22

Posted by Nicolás Delgadillo in Culture on August 19, 2022

A prequel to horror favorite Orphan hits Paramount+, She-Hulk arrives on Disney+ and more this week in streaming


‘Orphan: First Kill’ (Paramount+)

Esther’s (Isabelle Furhman) terrifying saga continues in this thrilling prequel to the original and shocking horror hit, Orphan. After orchestrating a brilliant escape from an Estonian psychiatric facility, Esther travels to America by impersonating the missing daughter of a wealthy family. Yet, an unexpected twist arises that pits her against a mother who will protect her family from the murderous “child” at any cost.

‘Glorious’ (Shudder)

A heartbroken man (Ryan Kwanten) finds himself trapped in a bathroom with a strange voice (J.K. Simmons) who says he may be the only hope in stopping a terrible event.

‘She-Hulk: Attorney at Law’ (Disney+)

Jennifer Walters (Tatiana Maslany) becomes the powerful She-Hulk after a blood transfusion from her cousin, Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo). Walters struggles to juggle her career as a lawyer – specifically one who specializes in superhero-related cases – with her recent big and green transformations, as well as a romantic life. Jameela Jamil also stars in the series as Titania, a rival for Walters, and Tim Roth will be reprising his role as Emil Blonsky AKA The Abomination from the original The Incredible Hulk.

‘On the Count of Three’ (Hulu)

Best friends Kevin (Christopher Abbott) and Val (Jerrod Carmichael) have grown increasingly sick of living, so the suicidal pair make a plan to take each other’s life at the same time. The pair get themselves into more and more absurd situations as they try to make their last day on Earth count, and it leads to outrageous car chases, shootouts, and what is likely the best possible use of Papa Roach of all time.

‘Bad Sisters’ (Apple TV+)

A delicious blend of both dark comedy and thriller, “Bad Sisters” follows the lives of the Garvey sisters, who are bound together by the premature death of their parents and a promise to always protect one another.

‘Tekken: Bloodline’ (Netflix)

This new Netflix anime is indeed based on the iconic fighting video game series. After losing his home to the powerful enemy Ogre, hot-tempered Jin Kazama trains under his zealous grandfather Heihachi Mishima whilst awaiting his chance for revenge in the lead up to the third King of Iron Fist tournament.

‘The Innocents’ (Shudder)

During the bright Nordic summer, a group of children reveal their dark and mysterious powers when the adults aren’t looking.

‘Echoes’ (Netflix)

Identical twin sisters Leni and Gina (Michelle Monaghan) decide to swap their lives. However, there are dire consequences when one of the twins goes missing, causing both of their lives to rapidly fall apart. 

‘The Cuphead Show! (Season 2)’ (Netflix)

Based on the award-winning video game that smashed onto the scene with a gorgeous retro animation style, The Cuphead Show! is a character-driven comedy series following the unique misadventures of loveable, impulsive scamp Cuphead and his cautious but easily swayed brother Mugman. As the two scour their surreal homeworld of the Inkwell Isles in search of fun and adventure, they always have each other’s back.

‘Children of the Underground’ (Hulu)

Children of the Underground tells the true story of charismatic vigilante Faye Yager, who built a vast underground network that hid hundreds of mothers and children, saving them from the alleged abuse of husbands and fathers when a broken court system would not. When she helped the ex-wife and children of the wealthy banker who pioneered the ATM disappear, Yager finally met her match and a loud public reckoning was at hand.


‘Evil (Season 3)’ (Paramount+)

A new season of terror has arrived. Priest-to-be David Acosta (Mike Colter), forensic psychologist Kristen Bouchard (Katja Herbers), and tech expert Ben Shakir (Aasif Mandvi) continue to investigate claims of demonic possession in a third season that’s stronger than ever. All episodes are now streaming.

‘Only Murders in the Building (Season 2)’ (Hulu)

An unlikely trio (Selena Gomez, Martin Short, Steve Martin) become amateur true crime podcasters in hopes of solving the mysterious homicide that happened in their apartment building. After closing the case at the end of the first season, Mabel, Charles and Oliver become the suspects in a new murder that took place in the building — and the subjects of a new podcast hosted by their favorite host Cinda Canning (Tina Fey). The first nine episodes are now streaming with the finale arriving next week.

‘Westworld (Season 4)’ (HBO Max)

The fourth season of HBO’s mindbending sci-fi series has set the stage for a big war against humans as the now-sentient hosts have left the park and infiltrated the real world. They have an ax to grind after years of subjugation, but there are some hosts who don’t want to see a war and are trying to keep the peace. All episodes are now streaming.

‘What We Do in the Shadows (Season 4)’ (Hulu)

Hilarious and spooky fun, What We Do In the Shadows looks into the daily (or rather, nightly) lives of four vampires, who’ve lived together for over 100 years, on Staten Island. The series is now back for a fourth season of undead antics and further hilarity that’s sure to keep fans wheezing for air. The first seven episodes are now streaming.

‘Rap Sh!t’ (HBO Max)

From executive producer Issa Rae comes a new show that follows two estranged high school friends from Miami, Shawna (Aida Osman) and Mia (KaMillion), who reunite to form a rap group. Join Shawna and Mia as they try to make it in the rap scene all while staying true to themselves. The first five episodes are now streaming.

‘American Horror Stories (Season 2)’ (Hulu)

American Horror Stories is a spin-off of Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk’s award-winning anthology series American Horror Story. The weekly anthology series features a different horror story in each episode and is now back for a season round of creepy thrills. The first five episodes are now streaming.

‘Surface’ (Apple TV+)

Set in high-end San Francisco, Surface, stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw who also executive produces, as Sophie, a woman who has suffered a traumatic head injury that has left her with extreme memory loss. As Sophie embarks on a quest to put the pieces of her life back together with the help of her husband and friends, she begins to question whether or not the truth she is told is in fact the truth she has lived. Through twists and turns and an unexpected love triangle, this sexy, elevated thriller asks: What if you woke up one day and didn’t know your own secrets? The first six episodes are now streaming.

‘Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin’ (HBO Max)

Twenty years ago, a series of tragic events almost ripped the blue-collar town of Millwood apart. Now, in present day, a disparate group of teen girls — a brand-new set of Little Liars — find themselves tormented by an unknown Assailant and made to pay for the secret sin committed by their parents two decades ago…as well as their own. In the dark, coming-of-age, horror-tinged drama Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin, we find ourselves miles away from Rosewood, but within the existing Pretty Little Liars universe — in a brand-new town, with a new generation of Little Liars. The first seven episodes are now streaming.

‘Five Days at Memorial’ (Apple TV+)

Based on the nonfiction book by Sheri Fink, Five Days at Memorial chronicles the impact of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath on a hospital. When the floodwaters rise, power fails and heat soars, exhausted caregivers at a New Orleans hospital are forced to make decisions that will follow them for years to come. The first four episodes are now streaming.

Also streaming now:

Netflix – ‘A Chinese Odyssey Part One: Pandora’s Box’, ‘A Chinese Odyssey Part Two: Cinderella’, ‘Nikamma’, ‘A Clean Sweep’, ‘Ancient Aliens (Season 4)’, ‘Learn to Swim’, ‘High Heat’, ‘Look Both Ways’, ‘Unsuspicious’, ‘Inside the Mind of a Cat’, ‘Kleo’, ‘The Assistant’, ‘The Next 365 Days’

Hulu – ‘The China Hustle’, ‘The Hate U Give’, ‘Journey to the West’, ‘Monsters’, ‘Nymphomaniac Vol. 1’, ‘Nymphomaniac Vol. 2’, ‘Red Cliff’, ‘Stage Mother’, ‘What Just Happened’, ‘Whose Streets?’

Shudder – ‘Along With You’, ‘Achoura’, ‘Bloody Oranges’

HBO Max – ‘The Princess’


Netflix – ‘Fullmetal Alchemist the Revenge of Scar’, ‘Chad and JT Go Deep’, ‘Nightmare of the Wolf: Bestiary’, ‘The Witcher Season 2 Bestiary’, ‘Lost Ollie’, ‘Mo’, ‘Running with the Devil: The Wild World of John McAfee’, ‘Superbros’, ‘Under Fire’, ‘History 101’, ‘Disobedience’, ‘Loving Adults’, ‘Me Time’, ‘Partner Track’, ‘Seoul Vibe’

Hulu – ‘Hostile Territory’, ‘Mike’, ‘Welcome to Wrexham’, ‘Little Demon’

Shudder – ‘Watcher’, ‘So Vam’, ‘100 Monsters’, ‘Spook Warfare’, ‘Along with Ghosts’, ‘Snake Girl and the Silver Haired Witch’

HBO Max – ‘House of the Dragon’, ‘Abbott Elementary (Season 1)’, ‘American Sniper’, ‘Katrina Babies’, ‘Wolf’

Amazon Prime Video – ‘RoboCop (2014)’, ‘Sausage Party’, ‘Samaritan’, ‘Untrapped: The Story of Lil Baby’

Paramount+ – ‘We Need to Talk’

Apple TV+ – ‘See (Season 3)’

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