Welcome to this week’s installment of That Hashtag Show’s What To Watch, a viewing guide for new releases from this week and the upcoming weekend. I will attempt to hit all of the major new releases across theatres, television, and streaming. But of course, if I’ve missed something, please let me know in the comments. Also, be sure to let us know what you are watching this weekend in the comments or on social media.
WATCH TO WATCH: THEATRE RELEASES
As the calendar turns to October, we are officially in the “spooky” season. This week heading into theaters is The Exorcist: Believer.
THE EXORCIST: BELIEVER
The Exorcist: Believer is a direct sequel to the original 1973 film. The sequel will disregard all previous entries in the “Exorcist” franchise. The film will also feature Ellen Burstyn reprising her role from the original film as Chris MacNeil.
Release Date: October 6, 2023
What’s it about?: When his daughter, Angela, and her friend Katherine, show signs of demonic possession, it unleashes a chain of events that forces single father Victor Fielding to confront the nadir of evil. Terrified and desperate, he seeks out Chris MacNeil, the only person alive who’s witnessed anything like it before.
Who’s in it?: Leslie Odom Jr., Ann Dowd, Jennifer Nettles, Norbert Leo Butz, Lidya Jewett, Olivia Marcum, Ellen Burstyn
WATCH TO WATCH: TV & STREAMING RELEASES
THE HAUNTED MANSION
The 2023 reboot of The Haunted Mansion, makes its way to Disney+ in time for the Halloween season. The film starts It stars LaKeith Stanfield, Tiffany Haddish, Owen Wilson, Danny DeVito, Rosario Dawson, Dan Levy, and Jamie Lee Curtis. Our THS review back when the film was released, praised the cast and the numerous easter eggs found in the film.
Fans will also notice plenty of familiar ghosts and ghouls. The Bride, the Hatbox Ghost, and Madam Leota in particular all get some good screen time and expanded lore to further explore their stories. All in all, watching Haunted Mansion as a ride fan is like diving into a spooky Easter Egg hunt. I loved getting to pick up on these details. It’s clear that a lot of thought went into preserving the spirit (get it?) of the ride and letting it shine through the movie.Jessica Lancaster, That Hashtag Show
Where’s it streaming?: Disney+ on October 4
What’s it about? A woman and her son enlist a motley crew of so-called spiritual experts to help rid their home of supernatural squatters.
Where’s it streaming?: Hulu on October 5
What’s it about? High school student Sadie Harper and her younger sister, Sawyer, are still reeling from the recent death of their mother. They’re not getting much support from their father, Will, a therapist who’s dealing with his own intense pain. When a desperate patient unexpectedly shows up at their house seeking help, he leaves behind a terrifying supernatural entity that preys on families and feeds on the suffering of its victims.
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