The Best Horror, Sci-Fi, and Fantasy Streaming in December 2022

The Best Horror, Sci-Fi, and Fantasy Streaming in December 2022

In this month's Nerd's Watch, io9 picks the best genre movies and TV shows coming to Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video, Disney+, and more.

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Images from Unbreakable, Cloverfield, The Dark Knight, Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio, and Christmas Bloody Christmas.
Some of the titles come to streaming this month.
Image: Disney, Paramount, Warner Bros, Netflix, Shudder

Welcome back to io9's monthly Nerd’s Watch, where we pare down the enormous lists of new films and television shows arriving on all your favorite streaming services into the sci-fi, fantasy, and horror titles we think you’ll like most.

As always, we’re including the best new films and TV coming to Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video, Disney+, and HBO Max—as well as Paramount+, Shudder, and Peacock. Folks, there may be too many streaming services.

Here’s the best of what’s streaming in December 2022. And it being the heart of the holiday season, there’s a lot of great new original content to go along with the catalog titles. If you’re only interested in the services you subscribe to, you can jump directly to that page with these links:

  1. What’s coming to Netflix in December 2022?
  2. What’s coming to Prime Video in December 2022?
  3. What’s coming to Hulu in December 2022?
  4. What’s coming to Disney+ in December 2022?
  5. What’s coming to HBO Max in December 2022?
  6. What’s coming to Paramount+ in December 2022?
  7. What’s coming to Shudder in December 2022?
  8. What’s coming to Peacock in December 2022?
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What’s Coming to Netflix in December 2022?

What’s Coming to Netflix in December 2022?

Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio
Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio
Image: Netflix

What’s available on Netflix December 1?

21 Jump Street

The Happytime Murders

Troll

Troy

What’s available on Netflix December 2?

Scrooge: A Christmas Carol

“Sr.”

Warriors of Future

What’s available on Netflix December 3?

Bullet Train

What’s available on Netflix December 9?

Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio

What’s available on Netflix December 15?

The Big 4

Sonic Prime

Who Killed Santa? A Murderville Murder Mystery

What’s available on Netflix December 19?

Trolls

What’s available on Netflix December 20?

A Not So Merry Christmas

The Seven Deadly Sins: Grudge of Edinburgh Part 1

What’s available on Netflix December 23?

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery 

What’s available on Netflix December 25?

Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical

Time Hustler

The Witcher: Blood Origin

What’s available on Netflix December 26?

No Escape

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What’s Coming to Prime Video in December 2022?

What’s Coming to Prime Video in December 2022?

Cloverfield
Cloverfield
Image: Paramount

What’s available on Prime Video December 1?

Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995)

All Dogs Go To Heaven 2 (1996)

Cloverfield (2008)

Dead Again (2001)

Escape from L.A. (1996)

Head of State (2003)

Hotel Transylvania (2012)

Kingpin (1996)

Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1994)

Muppets From Space (1999)

Paranormal Activity (2009)

Pet Sematary (1989)

Push (2009)

The Day After Tomorrow (2004)

The Manchurian Candidate (2004)

The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984)

The Ring (2002)

The Smurfs (2011)

The Smurfs 2 (2013)

Young Sherlock Holmes (1985)

Zoolander (2001)

Zoolander No. 2: The Magnum Edition (2016)

What’s available on Prime Video December 13?

The Black Phone (2022)

Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)

What’s available on Prime Video December 29?

Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank (2022)

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What’s Coming to Hulu in December 2022?

What’s Coming to Hulu in December 2022?

The Dark Knight
The Dark Knight
Image: Warner Bros.

What’s available on Hulu December 1?

Christine (1983)

The Da Vinci Code (2006)

Dawn Of The Dead (2004)

Epic Movie (2007)

Ever After: A Cinderella Story (1998)

Final Destination (2000)

Final Destination 2 (2003)

Final Destination 3 (2006)

The Final Destination (2009)

Final Destination 5 (2011)

The Good Witch of Christmas (2022)

Hancock (2008)

The Happening (2008)

I, Frankenstein (2014)

I’m Glad It’s Christmas (2022)

Liar, Liar (1997)

The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (2004)

Rio (2011)

Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie (1997)

What’s available on Hulu December 12?

Batman Begins (2005)

Inception (2010)

The Dark Knight (2008)

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

What’s available on Hulu December 26?

Blade Runner: The Final Cut (1982)

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

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What’s Coming to Disney+ In December 2022?

What’s Coming to Disney+ In December 2022?

National Treasure: Edge of History
National Treasure: Edge of History
Image: Disney

What’s available on Disney+ December 9?

Night at the Museum: Kahmunrah Rises Again

What’s available on Disney+ December 14?

National Treasure: Edge of History

What’s available on Disney+ December 16?

Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration

Muppets Most Wanted (Sing-Along Version)

Le Pupille

What’s available on Disney+ December 28?

Encanto at the Hollywood Bowl

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What’s Coming to HBO Max in December 2022?

What’s Coming to HBO Max in December 2022?

Teen Titans Go To the Movies
Teen Titans Go To the Movies
Image: Warner Bros.

What’s available on HBO Max December 1?

10,000 B.C. (2008)

Cheech & Chong’s Nice Dreams (1981)

Cheech & Chong’s The Corsican Brothers (1984)

Cheech & Chong’s Things Are Tough All Over (1982)

Green Room, 2015

Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth (1992)

Hellraiser IV: Bloodline (1996)

Hellraiser V: Inferno (2000)

Hellraiser VII: Deader (2005)

Hellraiser: Hellseeker (2002)

Hellraiser: Hellworld (2005)

Hook (1991)

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)

The Maze Runner (2014)

The Purge: Anarchy (2014)

Sesame Street’s The Nutcracker, Max Original Special Premiere

The Tomorrow Man (2019)

What’s available on HBO Max December 5?

His Dark Materials, Season 3 Premiere

What’s available on HBO Max December 6?

Batwheels Holiday Special: Holidays on Ice

What’s available on HBO Max December 8?

Doom Patrol, Max Original Season 4 Premiere

What’s available on HBO Max December 9?

Teen Titans Go! To The Movies (2018)

What’s available on HBO Max December 13?

Meet the Batwheels: The Best Present in the World, Season 1

What’s available on HBO Max December 27?

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015)

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What’s Coming to Paramount+ in December 2022?

What’s Coming to Paramount+ in December 2022?

The Muppets Take Manhattan
The Muppets Take Manhattan
Image: Sony

What’s available on HBO Max December 1?

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls

All Dogs Go To Heaven 2

Cloverfield

Coyote Ugly

Dead Again

Footloose

Friday The 13th

Halloween H20: 20 Years Later

Halloween VI: The Curse Of Michael Myers

Head of State

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

Mission: Impossible III

Muppets from Space

Pet Sematary (1989)

Rosemary’s Baby

Scrooge

Sherlock Gnomes

Shutter Island

Small Soldiers

Terminator Genisys

The Expendables

The Expendables 2

The Expendables 3

The Forbidden Kingdom

The Legend Of Bagger Vance

The Muppets Take Manhattan

The Peacemaker

The Wiz

Wild Things

Young Sherlock Holmes

What’s available on HBO Max December 22?

Top Gun: Maverick

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What’s Coming to Shudder in December 2022?

What’s Coming to Shudder in December 2022?

Christmas Bloody Christmas
Christmas Bloody Christmas
Image: Shudder

What’s available on Shudder December 1?

A Wounded Fawn

A Nightmare on Elm Street

A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge

A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master

A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child

Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare

Wes Craven’s New Nightmare

Night of the Comet

What’s available on Shudder December 9?

Christmas Bloody Christmas

What’s available on Shudder December 12?

The Police Are Blundering in the Dark

The Killer Is One Of Thirteen

Girl in Room 2A

The French Sex Murders

My Dear Killer

Autopsy

Murder Mansion

Crazy Desires of a Murderer

Arabella Black Angel

The Killer is Still Among Us

The Sister of Ursula

What’s available on Shudder December 16?

The Apology

What’s available on Shudder December 22?

Scare Package II: Rad Chad’s Revenge

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What’s Coming to Peacock in December 2022?

What’s Coming to Peacock in December 2022?

Unbreakable
Unbreakable
Image: Disney

What’s available on Peacock December 1?

12 Dates of Christmas (2011)

Alvin and The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (2009) 

Annie (1982)

Bring it On (2000)

The Day After Tomorrow (2004)

The Goonies (1985) 

Green Lantern (2011) 

Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2003)

Kill Bill: Volume 2 (2004)

Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

Monster Trucks (2016)

Night at the Museum (2006)

The Peanuts Movie (2015)

The Pirates! Band of the Misfits (2012)

Puss in Boots (2011)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)

The Smurfs (2011)

The Smurfs 2 (2013)

Space Jam (1996)

Speed (1994)

Spy Game (2001)

True Lies (1994)

Unbreakable (2000)

XXX (2002)

XXX: State of the Union (2005)

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