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What to watch on Amazon Prime 02.10.18

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Here’s a selection of some of the best entertainment hitting Amazon Prime this month, both new and old.

The Man in the High Castle

The third season of Amazon’s dystopian hit The Man in the High Castle is set to arrive on the streaming site on 5th October.

Based on the novel of the same name by Philip K. Dick, the show is set in an alternate version of 1962, where the Axis powers have won World War II and divided the United States into the Greater Nazi Reich. The new season continues to follow various characters whose destinies intertwine after they’ve discovered a series of propaganda films that reveal a very different history from their own.

 

The Strangers

We’re in October now so it's officially spooky season, and Amazon Prime definitely got the memo. With a whole host of horror films hitting the site in the next few weeks, including cult classics such as Carrie and Child’s Play, one flick you should definitely check out is 2008’s The Strangers.

Directed by Bryan Bertino, the film stars Liv Tyler and follows couple Kristen and James as they set out for a relaxing weekend at a family vacation home that turns into a desperate game of survival.

 

Lore

Another unsettling offering from the streaming site this month is the second season of their original series, Lore.

Based on the podcast of the same name hosted by Aaron Mahnke, the series follows the podcast's anthology format, with each episode focusing on a new story, combining documentary footage and cinematic scenes to tell a variety of horror stories and their origins.

With six episodes per season, it’s a quick and easy Halloween binge for your list.

 

Pushing Daisies

Lightening up the tone a little bit from all the horror, Bryan Fuller’s 2007 quirky classic Pushing Daisies is also hitting Amazon this month.

Focusing on main character Ned, a pie-maker who possesses the ability to bring dead things back to life just by touching them, the series follows him as he uses his unusual power to solve a range of murder cases.

Featuring Lee Pace in the lead role and an incredible ensemble cast that includes Anna Friel and Kristin Chenoweth, Pushing Daisies is a wonderfully fairytale-esque black comedy that was definitely buried way before its time.

 

RoboCop

A fairly decent remake of this movie was released back in 2014, but it's impossible to match up to the genius of the original RoboCop.

Produced in the late 1980s and starring Peter Weller, the cyberpunk-slash-action film is set in a crime-ridden Detroit somewhere in the near future. The slick yet gritty tale follows police officer Alex Murphy, who is murdered by a gang of criminals and subsequently revived by the megacorporation Omni Consumer Products and turned into a superhuman cyborg law enforcer known as RoboCop.

Featuring some truly unforgettable lines and focused on themes of capitalism, corruption and the influence of the media, it’s a film you definitely won’t regret watching, whether you enjoy it seriously or just appreciate the humour of ‘80s special effects.

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