Here’s what’s new on video on demand, Netflix, Prime Video, Hulu and other services.
Top streams of the week
In “Guillermo Del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities” (TV-MA), the Oscar-winning filmmaker becomes producer and host of a limited series anthology of eight chilling tales, most inspired by the work of HP Lovecraft. Original stories and classic tales are brought to the screen by an impressive array of horror film directors, including Jennifer Kent, Panos Cosmatos, Catherine Hardwicke and Ana Lily Amirpour. (Netflix)
Jessica Chastain stars in the thriller “The Good Nurse” (2022, R) as a single mother and career nurse at a busy hospital who suspects her new colleague, a seemingly compassionate nurse (Eddie Redmayne), of killing their patients. Based on a true story, this thriller from Danish filmmaker Tobias Lindholm and Oscar-nominated writer Krysty Wilson-Cairns is also a portrait of a failing healthcare system. It premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. (Netflix)
Jordan Peele teams up with stop-motion animation director Henry Selick in “Wendell and Savage” (2022, PG-13), a wildly silly animated fantasy starring the voices of Keegan-Michael Key and Peele (also producer and co-writer) as demon brothers who hatch a plan to escape to the land of living. (Netflix)
In “Downton Abbey: A New Era” (2022, PG), the second spin-off feature from the hit TV series, the Grantham clan travel to the south of France to visit the villa the Dowager Countess (Maggie Smith) has unexpectedly inherited. (Prime Video) (Read our review here.)
True stories: “The Black and the Blues of Louis Armstrong” (2022, R) delves into the pioneering jazz legend who became a popular artist and his complicated legacy as a black celebrity in a segregated America. (AppleTV+)
International passport: “In the west, nothing is new” (Germany, 2022, R, with subtitles), based on Erich Maria Remarque’s poignant novel about a young German soldier in World War I, is Germany’s selection for the 2023 Oscars. It airs two weeks after its theatrical debut. (Netflix)
News: Netflix will add a cheaper, ad-supported tier to its subscription service starting in November. Customers can choose to pay $6.99 per month in exchange for four to five minutes of advertising for every hour of programming.
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Jordan Peele Takes a New Approach to the Alien Dating Movie in “Nope” (2022, R), his third film as a director. Also on disc and on Redbox. (Read our review here.)
A suburban family is terrorized “The Watcher” (TV-MA), based on a true story and turned into a limited series thriller by Ryan Murphy starring Naomi Watts and Bobby Canavale.
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supernatural thriller “The Devil’s Hour: Season 1” (2022) stars Jessica Raine and Peter Capaldi in the story of a haunted child, a series of murders and a secret that connects the two.
A single mother (Ella Balinska) is stalked by a charismatic client (Pilou Asbæk) who reveals a brutal side in the thriller “Run honey, run” (2022, R).
Lauren Lyle plays the brilliant young Scottish detective “Karen Pirie: Season 1” (unrated) in the crime drama based on the novels by Val McDermid. (Britbox)