Along with the various horror movies and series released in October, Paramount+ and Disney+ released more fearless content this week. Paramount+ has added a few classic films to its catalog, including Zoolander and Minority report. Disney+ has added a Halloween-themed Marvel movie and new episodes of a star wars and one star trek animated series.
The Mysterious Benedict Society S2 Premieres on Disney+ October 26th
The Mysterious Benedict Society premiered on Disney+ in June 2021 and renewed for Season 2 a few months later. The mystery adventure series is back this fall with two new episodes premiering on Disney+ this week. The series stars Tony Hale as Mr. Benedict, a secret society leader. He recruits four children and sends them to spy on the Learning Institute for Veritas and Enlightenment, where other children are manipulated and controlled by an evil doctor.
Zoolander is available on Paramount+ in October
Zoolander has been added to the Paramount+ library for those who crave a classic comedy. Ben Stiller wrote, directed and starred as Derek Zoolander, a model living in New York who is blacklisted in the industry. The satire had extraordinary characters who developed a deeper sense of the world after being humiliated by this career setback. Zoolander was a box office hit and earned itself a sequel and anime series titled Zoolander: super model which was created in August 2016.
Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi released on Disney+ on October 26
Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi focuses on different Jedi during the time of the prequel trilogy. George Lucas has created such a large universe with many interesting characters, so this anthology series serves to spotlight specific fan-favorite characters. Characters featured in the series include Ahsoka Tano, Count Dooku, Qui-Gon Jinn, Mace Windu, Darth Sidious, Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Warn Kenobi and more. All six episodes are available to stream now on Disney+.
Star Trek: Prodigy brings new episodes to Paramount+ on October 27
Star Trek: Prodigy is the tenth series in the franchise and the first installment aimed at younger audiences. From the creators of Star Trek: Lower Deck, Prodigy follows a group of young aliens who find an abandoned spaceship and take off, escaping the restricted life they have always known. The first half of Season 1 ran from October 2021 to February 2022, and now the second half of the series has returned on October 27, 2022. The reception of the series is high because Prodigy owns 94% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Bram Stroker’s Dracula is available on Paramount+
Bram Stroke’s Dracula is a classic gothic horror film starring Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, Anthony Hopkins and Keanu Reeves. The film was released in 1992 to positive reception. Many viewers enjoyed the film’s enigmatic tone and stunning performances. Dracula is one of those must-have movies that takes a classic trope and makes it easily digestible for modern audiences. The movie has many twists and turns that cause viewers to change their stance on the protagonist at different points in the story.
Marvel’s Hulk: Where Monsters Dwell joined Disney+ on October 28
Marvel’s Hulk: Home of the Monsters is a great holiday movie aimed at kids. The direct-to-video animated film was released in 2016 and featured other iconic Marvel characters including Doctor Strange, Nightmare, Man-Thing, Vampire by Night, and Werewolf. The film follows the same storyline as Meeting vigilantesand two superheroes team up to battle monsters plaguing New York City.
The minority report is available on Paramount+
Steven Spielberg’s movie Minority report became available on Paramount+ this month, starring Tom Cruise as a rogue pre-crime cop from the future and Colin Farrell as the agent hunting him down. The premise shows what the world would be like if people were arrested for crimes they hadn’t yet committed. The film serves as a social commentary, showing how stopping crimes still doesn’t change the world’s other problems, including poverty. Although the film contains dated elements, it makes for an interesting sci-fi action movie.