Screen Crusades: Weekly Streaming Guide 9.2.22 - Knotfest

Screen Crusades: Weekly Streaming Guide 9.2.22

Posted by Nicolás Delgadillo in Culture on September 1, 2022

The Rings of Power finally arrives on Prime Video to take audiences back to Middle Earth and some of the year’s biggest movies hit streaming this month


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

The time is finally here. The biggest and most expensive television series in history has now begun streaming exclusively on Prime Video and 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.

‘We’re All Going to the World’s Fair’ (HBO Max)

A young teenage girl named Casey (Anna Cobb) spends her nights alone in her dimly lit room, scrolling through the internet and becoming intrigued by an online role-playing game called the “World’s Fair Challenge”. Those who take the challenge claim to go through bizarre and inexplicable changes, and once Casey joins in, she believes it’s happening to her too. Taking notes from the Paranormal Activity films, World’s Fair is told predominately through Casey’s webcam, making the scares more intimate and leaving you unable to look away.

‘Who Invited Them’ (Shudder)

Adam and Margo’s housewarming party goes well enough… except there’s this one mysterious couple (Tom and Sasha) lingering after the other guests have left. The cool couple reveals themselves to be their wealthy neighbors but as one nightcap leads to another, Adam and Margo start to suspect their new friends are actually duplicitous strangers with a dark secret.

‘Devil in Ohio’ (Netflix)

Discover why no one is safe here on September 2. When hospital psychiatrist Dr. Suzanne Mathis (Emily Deschanel) shelters a mysterious cult escapee (Madeleine Arthur), her world is turned upside down as the strange girl’s arrival threatens to tear her own family apart. Adapted from Daria Polatin’s best-selling book inspired by true events, Devil In Ohio is a thrilling, shocking tale of demonic mayhem and mystery in the heart of small-town America.

‘Jurassic World Dominion’ (Peacock)

Experience the epic conclusion to the Jurassic era as two generations unite for the first time. Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard are joined by Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum and Sam Neill in a bold, timely and breathtaking new adventure that spans the globe. Four years after Isla Nublar has been destroyed, dinosaurs now live-and hunt-alongside humans all over the world. This fragile balance will reshape the future and determine, once and for all, whether human beings are to remain the apex predators on a planet they now share with history’s most fearsome creatures.

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‘Elvis’ (HBO Max)

This film explores the life and music of Elvis Presley (Butler), seen through the prism of his complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker (Hanks). The story delves into the complex dynamic between Presley and Parker spanning over 20 years, from Presley’s rise to fame to his unprecedented stardom, against the backdrop of the evolving cultural landscape and loss of innocence in America. Central to that journey is one of the most significant and influential people in Elvis’s life, Priscilla Presley (Olivia DeJonge).

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‘I Came By’ (Netflix)

Privilege hides the darkest secrets. After uncovering a sinister secret of a prestigious judge (Hugh Bonneville), a young graffiti artist (George Mackay) and his loved ones are dragged into a deadly game of cat and mouse.

‘Lupin III: The First’ (Hulu)

The iconic “gentleman thief” Lupin III returns in an action-packed, continent-spanning adventure, as Lupin III and his colorful underworld companions race to uncover the secrets of the mysterious Bresson Diary, before it falls into the hands of a dark cabal that will stop at nothing to resurrect the Third Reich. The gang undertakes trap-filled tombs, aerial escapades and daring prison escapes with the trademark wit and visual finesse that have made Lupin III one of the most storied animation franchises in the world, in a thrilling new caper that is sure to delight fans old and new

‘Fakes’ (Netflix)

This is the crazy story of two teenage best friends who accidentally build (and lose) one of the largest fake ID empires in North America.

‘Lords of Salem’ (Shudder)

One of Rob Zombie’s best films, starring his wife and muse Sheri Moon Zombie as a radio DJ with a checkered past named Heidi. The film takes place in Salem, Massachusetts and is far more atmospheric than most of the shock rocker’s other projects. Heidi receives a mysterious gift that triggers some disturbing flashbacks, and soon her life becomes entangled with a coven of malevolent witches with ominous plans. The Lords of Salem is Zombie at his most creative and unrestrained, filled to the brim with visceral and unnerving imagery, weighty ideas and of course, slamming metal tunes. 


‘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 nine episodes are now streaming with the finale arriving next week.

‘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. All 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 seven episodes are now streaming with the finale arriving next week.

‘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? All 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 six episodes are now streaming.

‘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. The first three episodes are now streaming.

‘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. The first four episodes are now streaming.

‘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 two episodes are now streaming.

‘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. The first three episodes are now streaming.

‘See (Season 3)’ (Apple TV+)

In the final chapter of this epic series, the stakes have never been higher for Baba Voss (Jason Momoa) and his tribe, as a new form of warfare threatens to destroy the world as they know it. The first two episodes are now streaming.

‘Welcome to Wrexham’ (Hulu)

In 2020, Rob and Ryan teamed up to purchase the 5th tier Red Dragons in the hopes of turning the club into an underdog story the whole world could root for. The worry? Rob and Ryan have no experience in football or working with each other. From Hollywood to Wales, from the pitch to the locker room, the front office to the pub, Welcome to Wrexham will track Rob and Ryan’s crash course in football club ownership and the inextricably connected fates of a team and a town counting on two actors to bring some serious hope and change to a community that could use it. The first four episodes are now streaming.

‘Mike’ (Hulu)

From creator/screenwriter Steven Rogers and the team behind I, Tonya and showrunner Karin Gist (Our Kind of People) comes Mike. The limited series tells the story of the dynamic and controversial life of boxing icon Mike Tyson, starring Trevante Rhodes. The first four episodes are now streaming.

Also streaming now:

Netflix – ‘I AM A KILLER (Season 3)’, ‘Untold: Operation Flagrant Soul’, ‘Collateral’, ‘Fast & Feel Love’, ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’, ‘Love in the Villa’, ‘Resident Evil: Retribution’, ‘Rock of Ages’, ‘Snow White & the Huntsman’, ‘The Poison Rose’, ‘This is 40’, ‘Collision Course’

Hulu – 10 Things I Hate About You’, ‘A Good Old Fashioned Orgy’, ‘The American’, ‘American Pie’, ‘Anaconda’, ‘Batman Begins’, ‘Chronicle’, ‘Cowboys & Aliens’, ‘The Dark Knight’, ‘The Eyes of Tammy Faye’, ‘Fight Club’, ‘Get Smart’, ‘Hook’, ‘Hostel’, ‘Hostel: Part II’, ‘Law Abiding Citizen’, ‘Lost in Space’. ‘The Man with the Iron Fists’, ‘The Mask of Zorro’, ‘The Social Network’, ‘Van Helsing’, ‘Won’t Back Down’, ‘Cuttputli’

Shudder – ‘31’, ‘The Devil’s Rejects’, ‘Lady in White’

HBO Max – ‘The Accused’, ‘Airplane!’, ‘The Beach Bum’, ‘Divergent Trilogy’, ‘Frankenstein (1970)’, ‘Hot Tub Time Machine’ ‘Melancholia’, ‘My Bloody Valentine’, ‘The Ring Two’, ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2’

Amazon Prime Video – ‘The Adjustment Bureau’, ‘American Beauty’, ‘American Ninja’, ‘An American Werewolf in London’, ‘The Blair Witch Project’, ‘Blair Witch 2: Book of Shadows’, ‘Cabin Fever’, ‘The Clan’, ‘Cold Creek Manor’, ‘The Expendables Trilogy’, ‘How to Train Your Dragon’, ‘Legally Blonde’, ‘Let the Right One In’, ‘Mother!’, ‘The Silence of the Lambs’, ‘Skyfall’, ‘Trollhunter’, ‘The Usual Suspects’, ‘Wanted’, ‘War of the Worlds’

Disney+ – ‘Nature Boy’

Paramount+ – ‘10 Cloverfield Lane’, ‘Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy’, ‘Area 51’, ‘Congo’, ‘Shanghai Noon’, ‘Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow’, ‘Teen Wolf’, ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’, ‘Three Days of the Condor’, ‘True Grit’, ‘Up in the Air’, ‘Zodiac’


Netflix – ‘Little Women’, ‘Soa’, ‘Vampire Academy’, ‘The Anthrax Attacks’, ‘The Imperfects’, ‘Cobra Kai (Season 5)’, ‘End of the Road’, ‘Narco-Saints’, ‘Plaza Cathedral’

Hulu – ‘Active Measures’, ‘Stratton’, ‘You’re Not You’, ‘Petite Maman’, ‘The Cove’, ‘Racing Extinction’, ‘Tell Me Lies’, ‘Among the Shadows’, ‘Wild Horses’

Shudder – ‘101 Scariest Movie Moments of All Time’, ‘Saloum’, ‘The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue’, ‘Perfect Blue’, ‘Mind Game’, ‘Birdboy: The Forgotten Children’, ‘Nocturna Side A: The Great Old Man’s Night’, ‘Lifechanger’

HBO Max – ‘Primera’, ‘The Vampire Diaries’, ‘Beauty and the Bandit’, ‘The Brave One’, ‘Moonfall’, ‘Rick and Morty (Season 6)’

Apple TV+ – ‘Central Park (Season 3)’

Disney+ – ‘Edge of the Unknown with Jimmy Chin’, ‘Primal Survivor’, ‘Pinocchio’, ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’, ‘Cars On the Road’, ‘Tierra Incognita’, ‘Growing Up’

Paramount+ – ‘Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert’

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