Just a couple of days before Marvel’s newest show featuring the trickster god of Asgard comes out! But with two new horror films, one supernatural and the other more modern, coming out, could one of those take the top spot? Keep reading to see what makes it to the top of the MUST-WATCH Top 10 this week!
The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It
Streaming platform: VOD
Here’s one for the supernatural horror fans!
The 8th film in the Conjuring cinematic universe, and a direct sequel to the first two Conjuring movies, The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It sees the return of Ed and Lorraine Warren (played by Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga). It’s now 1981, and they’re investigating a criminal manslaughter case involving Arne Cheyenne Jackson (played by Ruairi O’Connor from Handsome Devil). He’s accused of stabbing his landlord 22 times, and his defence is that the devil made him do it. But the question is not if the devil made him do it, but what the devil will make him do afterwards.
You can watch this film on your VOD service of choice now.
Streaming platform: Disney+
Speaking of cinematic universes, here’s the latest addition to the MCU!
Loki is the newest show Marvel has created, following WandaVision and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier earlier this year. In this newest show, the younger brother of Thor and former Prince of Asgard (played by Tom Hiddleston) has broken the natural flow of time after escaping from the Avengers in Avengers: Endgame. He’s now been captured by the Time Variance Authority, who give him a choice. Either be eradicated from the flow of time, or help them undo the damage he did. Also starring Owen Wilson (from the Royal Tenenbaums and Wedding Crashers) and Gugu Mbatha-Raw (from Black Mirror and the Morning Show), this show is sure to bring a dash of the weird back to the MCU!
The first episode drops on Disney+ on Wednesday, June 9th, with one episode coming out per week after that!
Streaming platform: VOD
If you’re in the mood for something more serious, here’s the film for you!
Undine is a German film from Christian Petzold (who directed Phoenix, one of the best films of the 2010s). This film stars Paula Beer (who won the Silver Bear for Best Actress at the Berlin International Film Festival for this role) and Franz Rogowski, who both appeared in Petzold’s previous film Transit. This film bases its narrative off the myth of the Undine, a mermaid-like creature. Beer’s boyfriend breaks up with her in the beginning of the film, and she was a watery encounter with a diver played by Rogowski. What follows is a beautiful romantic relationship similar to an Undine, who can leave her natural element of water and come to land for love.
You can watch this film on the digital TIFF Bell Lightbox now!
Streaming platform: Netflix
If you’re in more in the mood for child-like fantasy, here’s a show you can’t miss!
Sweet Tooth is a show based off a DC comic. This show focuses on a world ravaged by a virus caused by the environment. Shortly after people start to get sick, many babies are born that appear to be hybrids of humans and animals. We meet one such child called Gus (played by newcomer Christian Convery) who’s got antlers like a deer. He’s raised by his father (played by Will Forte from the Last Man on Earth and Nebraska), but is eventually separated from him when human purists attack. Gus ends up teaming up with a man called Tommy (played by Nonso Anonzie from Game of Thrones and Ender’s Game), and the two of them decide to travel to Colorado, where a rumoured safe place for hybrids is.
All episodes of this are out on Netflix now!
Spiral: From the Book of Saw
Streaming platform: VOD
And if supernatural horror isn’t your jam, perhaps this is!
Spiral: From the Book of Saw is the first film in the franchise since 2017’s Jigsaw. This film stars comedian Chris Rock (from Saturday Night Live and Everybody Hates Chris) as a cop who gets a new partner (played by Max Minghella from the Social Network and the Handmaid’s Tale). Their first case is to investigate the murder of a corrupt cop very similar to the Jigsaw killings of years past. When the former police chief and Rock’s father (played by Samuel L. Jackson of Pulp Fiction and Snakes on a Plane) disappears, the police fear the worst, and the hunt is on. This film, like most of the Saw films, was shot in Toronto!
You can watch this film on your VOD service of choice now!
680 NEWS’ MUST WATCH TOP 10
10. Wrath of Man – VOD
9. Sweet Tooth – Netflix
8. Cruella – Disney+
7. Army of the Dead – Netflix
6. Undine – VOD
4. The Underground Railroad – Amazon Prime Video
3. Loki – Disney+
2. Bo Burnham: Inside – Netflix
1. Spiral: From the Book of Saw – VOD