Box Office Streaming: October 2021

If you enjoy Blumhouse horror, you’re in for a treat, as Amazon Prime has several (well, four) thrillers ready for you to stream. There’s also plenty to see on Hulu, Netflix, Apple TV+, and HBO Max.

Jacinta is streaming on Hulu:

The documentary examines addiction and generational trauma.

Already streaming on Amazon:

Bingo Hell, a horror movie about bingo halls. I wish I had written this first. The film is written and directed by Gigi Saul Guerrero.

Black as Night, also a horror film Blumhouse, follows a Black teenage girl in New Orleans who finds confidence with the help of her peers…while vampire hunting. The reviews are mixed, but I love it already.

My Name is Pauli Murray is a documentary about Civil Rights activist, Episcopalian priest, and feminist Pauli Murray. The film shares the same directors as noted doc RBG, Betsy West and Julie Cohen.

Justin Bieber: Our World is a behind-the-scenes look at Justin Bieber as he prepares for his new year’s eve 2020 concert. The film is also available on AppleTV+

Madres examines terror inflicted by man (instead of the supernatural) when a young couple moves to a new town.

The Manor follows a woman who believes her nursing home is haunted. Oh, no thank you, please.

Streaming on Netflix:

The Guilty stars Jake Gyllenhaal as “a troubled police detective demoted to 911 operator duty” in this thriller from director Antoine Fuqua. Nic Pizzolatto adapted the screenplay from the 2018 Danish film, so your mileage may vary.

Upcoming Summer is a “a lighter-than-air entry out of China” about two teenagers.

There’s Someone Inside Your House is a thriller from the producers of Stranger Things. A teenage girl and her friends are being stalked by a masked assailant.

Grudge is a Turkish thriller.

My Brother, My Sister is a Spanish-language family drama.

Coming to the service October 13:

Fever Dream is a Peruvian family drama.

And coming the next day, October 14:

One Night in Paris is a French film. Because it shares its name with an ignominous adult film, and Netflix hasn’t started its marketing campaign on this one yet, information is scant.

And on October 15:

The Forgotten Battle is a war drama.

The Trip is a divorce comedy.

The Four of Us didn’t have a trailer at press time.

Coming to Peacock October 15:

(As said in a previous post)

Halloween Kills, directed by David Gordon Green and written by Green, Danny McBride and Scott Teem, is a sequel to Green’s 2018 Halloween. This is the twelfth Halloween film and it stars Jamie Lee Curtis and Nick Castle. The film will also stream on Peacock’s paid tiers.

Coming to AppleTV+ October 15:

Velvet Underground, “the first comprehensive documentary” about the influential band.

Streaming on Netflix October 20:

Night Teeth is a vampire drama…?

Stuck Together is a French comedy about the pandemic.

Coming to HBO Max October 22:

(As said in a previous post)

Dune, Denis Villeneuve’s adaptation of the beloved science fiction novel will also stream on HBOMax. Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, and Jason Momoa. (I’ve read that Zendaya is barely in it.) Of course, go with trepidation, since the film is alternately called Dune: Part One, which seems overly confident since David Lynch’s 1984 film isn’t considered successful (what is success, anyway?), and Alejandro Jodorowsky’s 1970s attempt is a legendary failure.

Coming to Netflix October 27:

Hypnotic is a drama about a woman who suffers deadly consequences after seeing a hypnotherapist.

Nobody Sleeps in the Woods Tonight Part 2 is a horror-comedy.

And coming on October 29:

Army of Thieves, an Army of the Dead prequel, follows safecracker Dieter. Hopefully more fun than Zack Snyder’s zombie romp.

Dear Mother lacked a trailer at press time.

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