As another weekend rolls around means another batch of streaming recommendations. There are plenty of new releases on our list this week, but we’re starting things off by reality TV show Squid Game: The Challenge, based on the Korean drama series. Fargo season 5 has arrived, starring Juno Temple, Jon Hamm, and Joe Keery, and Keery’s Stranger Things co-star Maya Hawke stars in dark comedy The Kill Room on Prime Video in the UK.
And, if you’re in the mood for something spooky as the festive season beckons, critically acclaimed horror movie Evil Dead Rise is now streaming on Prime Video in the US and Hercule Poirot’s latest adventure, A Haunting in Venice, is out now on Disney Plus.
Squid Game: The Challenge
You’ve seen the Korean drama, now get ready for the real-life version of Squid Game. Well, sort of. The stakes in Netflix’s new game show are (obviously) not as high as in the hit drama, and the prize money isn’t quite as hefty as the reward in the original series. It’s no small sum, though – the winner will take home $4.56 million, the largest single cash prize in game show history. 456 contestants start battling it out for the prize – but only one can win.
Fargo season 5
Dot Lyon, played by Juno Temple, a seemingly unassuming housewife who’s hiding a pretty unscrupulous past. When she manages to outsmart two kidnappers a little too easily (with a homemade flame thrower, among other things), the authorities smell something a little fishy, and Sheriff Roy Tillman (Jon Hamm) and his hapless Gator (Joe Keery) are soon hot on her heels.
Evil Dead Rise
The Deadites are back! The latest installment in the Evil Dead franchise, released in theaters earlier this past spring, is now on Netflix in the UK (after releasing on Max earlier this year). Lily Sullivan and Alyssa Sutherland star as estranged sisters Beth and Ellie, whose reunion is disrupted when their kids find a certain mysterious book and unleash an all-powerful demon…
A Haunting in Venice
Kenneth Branagh’s Hercule Poirot returns to solve more mysteries in A Haunting in Venice – and, this time, things get a little spooky… Based on Agatha Christie’s novel Hallowe’en Party, a now-retired and jaded Poirot finds himself reluctantly a seance. When one of the other guests ends up dead, however, he must once again get to the bottom of whodunnit. The cast also includes Michelle Yeoh, Tina Fey, and Jamie Dornan.
The Kill Room
Pulp Fiction co-stars Uma Thurman and Samuel L. Jackson reunite in dark comedy The Kill Room, alongside Joe Manganiello and Thurman’s real-life daughter Maya Hawke. Directed by Friendsgiving helmer Nicol Paone, it follows a money laundering scheme that accidentally turns a hitman into an overnight sensation in the avant garde art world. The movie had a limited theatrical release in the US back in September, but now you can stream it in the UK via Prime Video.