Hellraiser & Other Movies & TV Shows to Watch on Hulu/Prime Video This Weekend – CBR – Comic Book Resources

With October here and the countdown to Halloween on, here are CBR’s TV and film streaming recommendations on Prime Video and Hulu for the weekend.
October 2022 is in full swing, with the countdown to Halloween officially on and the seasonal wonders of autumn on display. Prime Video and Hulu are ringing in the season with plenty of horror movies added to their respective streaming services, while fan-favorite television shows and movies have also been made available on digital platforms. With so much to choose from to watch from both streaming libraries, CBR is here to offer some choice recommendations for the weekend.
Here are CBR’s biggest film and television recommendations to binge on Hulu and Prime Video this weekend, from getting an early start on Halloween horror fare to the arrival of classic movies and shows to sit back and enjoy.
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Though Marvel Studios’ planned Blade film has reportedly encountered complications behind-the-scenes, the Daywalker’s initial movie trilogy remains a solid fan favorite. Starring Wesley Snipes as the comic book vampire hunter, the movies helped usher in the age of superhero movies and Marvel Comics adaptations ruling the box office decades later. All three movies have been added to Hulu’s streaming library this past week, allowing for the perfect Halloween-themed superhero movie binge.
The 1998 original Blade film has the eponymous superhero take on Deacon Frost, a sadistic vampire linked to Blade’s own tragic origin. The 2002 sequel Blade II, directed by Guillermo del Toro, has Blade lead a team against a ravenous new breed of vampires looking to subjugate humanity. Finally, 2004’s Blade: Trinity has the Daywalker framed for a set of grisly murders as a coven of vampires revives Dracula in a bid to plunge the world into eternal darkness.
After Amazon acquired the venerable film studio MGM, it brought one of the studio’s biggest franchises, James Bond, to Prime Video. All 25 official Bond films are now available to stream on the service, from 1962’s Dr. No to last year’s No Time to Die. Joining the ensemble is the new documentary film, The Sound of 007, directed by Mat Whitecross, and it offers a unique perspective on the long-running film series.
The shift marks the first time all 25 cinematic adventures of the British super-spy are available on a single digital platform as the franchise hits its 60th anniversary. From Sean Connery to Daniel Craig, Bond has thrilled millions of fans worldwide with dazzling action set pieces, high-octane car chases and stunning global locales. With the streaming availability of all 25 films on Prime Video reportedly lasting for an undisclosed limited time, now is the perfect time to get cracking on a full rewatch of the film series.
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The universally acclaimed comedy series Schitt’s Creek left its initial American streaming home on Netflix earlier this year, leaving fans wondering where they could catch the award-winning show next. The wait for the series to find a new home is over as the show has arrived, in its six-season entirety, on Hulu for the foreseeable future. For those who missed the Rose family’s antics before or are looking for an excuse to revisit the zany comedy, now is the perfect opportunity.
After the affluent Rose family lose their fortune to fraud, they are relegated to their home in the remote Ontario town of Schitt’s Creek to contemplate their next move. As the family’s blue-blooded outlook and lifestyle abruptly come to an end, they get to know their new, salt-of-the-earth neighbors. Widely acclaimed and the winner of a record-breaking number of Emmy Awards, Schitt’s Creek is one of the finest comedies of the 21st century.
One of the year’s most eagerly anticipated horror releases is the Hellraiser revival film, directed by David Bruckner, coming to Hulu. Starring Jamie Clayton as the Hell Priest, commonly referred to by fans as Pinhead, the movie marks a bold continuation of the horror film series that began in 1987. Packed with gory kills and sinisterly redesigned Cenobites, the revival movie is now available to stream in all its gruesome glory.
When recovering addict Riley stumbles across the Lament Configuration, she discovers anyone cut by it is suddenly transported away. Determined to learn more, including the whereabouts of those who interact with it, Riley finds herself in a head-on collision with the Cenobites, the extra-dimensional monsters linked to the device. Slick and gorgeously produced, Hellraiser is set to open a new chapter for the long-running horror franchise.
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Of all the fictional serial killers that have entertained audiences in television and film for decades, one that looms large is the cunning cannibal Hannibal Lecter. Created by author Thomas Harris, the role was memorably brought to life on the big screen by Anthony Hopkins in the 1991 psychological horror movie The Silence of the Lambs. Spawning an entire franchise, The Silence of the Lambs and its 2001 sequel Hannibal are now both available to stream on Prime Video.
In The Silence of the Lambs, FBI recruit Clarice Starling hunts a serial killer nicknamed Buffalo Bill, turning to an imprisoned Hannibal for advice to get inside the mind of a murderer. In Hannibal, Clarice is assigned to track down the fugitive Hannibal, tracing him to Italy. For their performances in The Silence of the Lambs, Hopkins would win Best Actor and Jodie Foster won Best Actress, with the film winning Best Picture. For a bloody double feature worthy of the Halloween season, The Silence of the Lambs and Hannibal makes for a solid gruesome twosome.
Sam Stone is a 10th level pop culture guru living just outside of Washington, DC who knows an unreasonable amount about The Beatles. You can follow him on Twitter @samstoneshow and ask him about Nintendo, pop punk, and Star Trek.
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