What’s Streaming This Week: ‘Halloween Kills’ & ‘Succession’
It’s that scary time of year — and the world of streaming gets in on the act this year, with a new installment of the venerable Halloween franchise that brings back original film star Jamie Lee Curtis more than 40 years after the original John Carpenter classic hit movie screens. The 12th film in the franchise, Halloween Kills will land simultaneously in theaters and on Peacock. Laurie Strode (Curtis) has one mission on her mind: putting an end to masked serial killer Michael Myers. One bit of trivia about the Halloween franchise: the mask that Michael Myers wears is a painted, ill-fitting William Shatner mask.
After being ambushed by his rebellious son at the end of Season two of HBO’s Succession, Logan Roy (Brian Cox) begins Season three in a perilous position, scrambling to secure familial, political, and financial alliances. Tensions rise as a bitter corporate battle threatens to turn into a family civil war. The long-awaited third season of the award-winning show kicks off Sunday night at 9 pm ET on HBO. Episodes will stream on HBO Max on the following day.
While everything doesn’t go bump in the night this week, there’s a lot of good stuff out there. Just Watch This:
Going Bump In The Night
For those who like their chills a little bit less scary, eight stories inspired by the writings of Goosebumps creator R.L. Stine, will show up on Wednesday to explore the supernatural world of witches, aliens, ghosts, and parallel universes. You can find them, Just Beyond. The new anthology series streams Wednesday on Disney+.
How Big Pharma Caused America’s Opioid Crisis
Dopesick looks at how one company triggered the worst drug epidemic in American history. It goes to the epicenter of America’s struggle with opioid addiction. From the boardrooms of Big Pharma, to a distressed Virginia mining community, to the hallways of the DEA. The 8-episode miniseries premieres on Hulu on Wednesday.
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It offers a good selection of current TV shows and its ad-supported tier is cheaper than both Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. You will be able to watch most shows from networks like ABC and Fox, and cable channels like FXX, FXM, HGTV, and more.
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Who’s Got What It Takes?
Project Runway kicks off its 19th season this week, with returning mentor Christian Siriano taking on 16 new designers from across the nation and around the world — each ready to prove they have what it takes to show a collection at New York Fashion Week. The new season gets underway Thursday night at 9 pm ET on Bravo. Episodes will stream the following day on Peacock.
No, She May Not Be So Guilty After All
Kate Beckinsale lands in her own television series in Guilty Party as a discredited journalist desperate to salvage her career by latching on to the story of a young mother sentenced to life in prison for maiming and murdering her husband, crimes she claims she didn’t commit. In trying to uncover the truth, she finds herself in over her head. Guilty Party streams on Thursday on Paramount+.
Paramount+ is a subscription video streaming service that includes on-demand access to 40,000+ TV show episodes from BET, CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr. and more. The lineup includes “1883,” “Tulsa King,” “Star Trek: Discovery,” Nickelodeon’s “SpongeBob SquarePants,” and MTV’s “Laguna Beach.” From well-loved franchises to compelling originals, Paramount+ offers a great library worth streaming. Live NFL games are included. The service also offers the option to watch your live CBS affiliate.
Subscribers can choose between the Essentials Plan (which includes ads) for $4.99/month, or go commercial-free with the Premium Plan for $9.99/month. Subscribers can add Showtime to either plan for an additional fee.
With their Premium Plan, in addition to not having ads, you will also get access to your local CBS affiliate to stream your local news, prime-time lineup, and late-night. You will also be able to download offline and watch select shows in 4K.
With the lower cost “Essential” plan, you will still be able to watch live NFL games, Champions League, and national news – but you will no longer get your local CBS affiliate.
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The service was previously called CBS All Access.