Streaming platforms continue to provide a wide range of entertainment options to cater to different tastes and preferences. This week, horror enthusiasts are in for a treat as several chilling movies make their way to various streaming services. From Stephen King adaptations to comedic horror spoofs, there’s something for everyone. Let’s take a closer look at the new movies available for streaming this week.
Release Date: Friday, October 6 on Netflix
If you’re in the mood for a thrilling experience starring Phoebe Dynevor and Alden Ehrenreich, look no further than “Fair Play.” Directed by Chloe Domont, this film follows a couple working at the same financial firm, where they must keep their relationship a secret. However, things become increasingly difficult after a major promotion. “Fair Play” made waves at the Sundance Film Festival and features stellar performances that make it worth watching.
Release Date: Wednesday, October 4 on Disney+
For those seeking a more family-friendly option, “Haunted Mansion” is a spooky comedy that promises a ghoulish delight. Starring LaKeith Stanfield, this Disney remake takes viewers on a supernatural adventure as astrophysicist Ben is called upon to document the ghosts at Gracey Manor. Directed by Justin Simien, this film offers a mix of laughs and chills, making it an enjoyable watch for all ages.
Release Date: Wednesday, October 4 on Starz
“The Blackening” is a horror-comedy that brings the spoof movie genre back to life. Originally premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival, this film follows a group of friends who venture to a remote cabin for a weekend getaway. As they are stalked by a masked killer, they must use their knowledge of horror movie tropes to survive. With its self-aware humor and clever twists, “The Blackening” offers a Halloween movie experience that will have you laughing more than screaming.
Release Date: Thursday, October 5 on Hulu
Based on Stephen King’s short story, “The Boogeyman” is a suspenseful and frightening adaptation. Sadie Harper, played by Sophie Thatcher, must navigate the loss of her mother and an unwelcome houseguest. The film delves into the fear of the unknown, with flashing lights and eerie sounds heightening the suspense. While the ending may reveal a bit too much, the central tension and chilling atmosphere make “The Boogeyman” a must-watch for horror fans.
The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial
Release Date: Friday, October 6 on Paramount+
“The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial” is the final film from the late William Friedkin, known for his work on “The Exorcist.” This courtroom drama centers around a potential mutiny on a ship during wartime. With a stellar cast that includes Jason Clarke, Kiefer Sutherland, Jake Lacy, and Lance Reddick, this film offers a compelling exploration of loyalty, duty, and justice.
Release Date: Tuesday, October 3 on VOD
Denzel Washington returns as the vigilante Robert McCall in “The Equalizer 3.” After a violent encounter with the Sicilian mafia leaves him wounded, Robert finds himself recovering in a small coastal town. However, when mob henchmen begin harassing the community, he must use his special skills to defend his new home. This action-packed film delivers thrilling fights and a satisfying conclusion to the “Equalizer” series.
The Nun II
Release Date: October 2 on VOD
“The Nun II” is a welcome addition to “The Conjuring” franchise. This installment follows the terrifying adventures of a killer nun and the efforts to stop her evil deeds. While the plot may not require much explanation, the film provides a spine-chilling experience for fans of the series. Prepare to be both scared and thoroughly entertained.
Release Date: Friday, October 6 on VOD
“Passages” is an outstanding film that explores the complexities of a love triangle. With powerful performances and a thought-provoking storyline, this movie delves into themes of selfishness and ego. As the characters navigate their desires and the consequences of their actions, viewers are taken on an emotional journey that will leave a lasting impact.
Release Date: Friday, October 6 on Peacock
For a truly unique cinematic experience, “Strays” offers an R-rated talking dog comedy that delivers on its filthy premise. Starring Jamie Foxx and Will Ferrell as two revenge-seeking dogs, this film combines humor and ridiculousness in the best possible way. If you’re looking for a lighthearted and absurd comedy, this is the movie for you.
Release Date: Friday, October 6 on Shudder
Last but not least, “V/H/S/85” is a collection of horror shorts that brings together a variety of filmmakers. This installment features murderous vacations, digital monsters, natural disasters, and a mysterious being watching television. As each short explores different aspects of horror, it promises to be a thrilling and unpredictable viewing experience.
In conclusion, this week’s new streaming releases offer a diverse range of movies to satisfy every viewer’s appetite for thrills, chills, and laughs. From psychological thrillers to horror-comedy spoofs, these films showcase the creativity and talent within the genre. So grab your popcorn, dim the lights, and get ready for an unforgettable cinematic experience from the comfort of your own home.