The Nerd’s Watch: Best Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror Streaming in December 2021

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The Nerd’s Watch: Best Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror Streaming in December 2021
Stills from Scream, Jennifer's Body, Matrix 4, Fast Color, Spider-Man
Scream, Jennifers Body, a new Matrix, Fast Color and the original Spider-Man are all streaming in December.
Image: Dimension/Fox/WB/LG/Sony

Welcome back to io9’s the 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.

The Nerd’s Watch is evolving. Again. You’re still going to get all the best new films and TV coming to Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, and HBO Max, but from now on we’re adding Paramount+, Shudder, and Peacock (and more) to the list. Folks, there may be too many streaming services. And now, we’re streamlining it down to just the nitty-gritty. Take a gander at the best of what’s streaming in December 2021. If you’re just interested in the services you subscribe to, you can get to them directly here:

  1. What’s coming to Netflix in December 2021?
  2. What’s coming to Hulu in December 2021?
  3. What’s coming to Amazon Prime Video in December 2021?
  4. What’s coming to Disney+ in December 2021?
  5. What’s coming to HBO Max in December 2021?
  6. What’s coming to Paramount+ in December 2021?
  7. What’s coming to Shudder in December 2021?
  8. What’s coming to Peacock in December 2021?
Gugu Mbatha-Raw standing in a filed in fast color
Fast Color is one of the best superhero movies in years.
Image: Lionsgate

What’s available on Netflix on December 1?

Lost in Space: Season 3

Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat

The Final Destination

Final Destination 3

Final Destination 5

The Fourth Kind

Knight Rider 2000

Knight Rider: Seasons 1-4

The Legend of Zorro

Looper

The Mask of Zorro

Minority Report

Pet Sematary (1989)

Premonition

Stuart Little 2

Sucker Punch

Tremors


What’s available on Netflix on December 3?

Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous: Season 4

Shaun the Sheep: The Flight Before Christmas


What’s available on Netflix on December 11?

Fast Color


What’s available on Netflix on December 16?

Darkest Hour


What’s available on Netflix on December 17?

Fast & Furious Spy Racers: Season 6: Homecoming

The Witcher: Season 2


What’s available on Netflix on December 18?

Oldboy


What’s available on Netflix on December 31?

Cobra Kai: Season 4

Bruce Willis and Ben Affleck in armageddon
You don’t want a miss a thing, especially Armageddon on Hulu.
Image: Disney

What’s available on Hulu on December 1?

The A-Team

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

Armageddon

Cujo

Earth to Echo

Friday the 13th (1980)

Hollow Man

Horton Hears a Who!

King Kong (1976)

The Manchurian Candidate (2004)

The Princess Bride

The Raid 2

Rio

Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

Stephen King’s Graveyard Shift

Stephen King’s Thinner

The Warriors


What’s available on Hulu on December 7?

World War Z


What’s available on Hulu on December 16? 

Cryptozoo


What’s available on Hulu on December 17?

Mother/Android

 

Johnny Depp doing some gardening in Edward Scissorhands.
Edward Scissorhands is coming to Amazon and Disney+.
Image: Fox

What’s available on Amazon Prime Video on December 1?

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Edward Scissorhands

End Of Days

Halloween II (1981)

Halloween III: Season Of The Witch

Jennifer’s Body

Mr. Popper’s Penguins


What’s available on Amazon Prime Video on December 10?

Encounter

The Expanse: Season 6

A crop of the neon poster for Tron Legacy
Tron Legacy is coming to D+.
Image: Disney

What’s available on Disney+ on December 3?

Edward Scissorhands

Ice Age

Ice Age: Continental Drift

Mr. Popper’s Penguins


What’s available on Disney+ on December 10?

Tron Legacy


What’s available on Disney+ on December 24?

Encanto


What’s available on Disney+ on December 29?

The Book of Boba Fett

Halle Berry and Tom Hanks on a cliff in Cloud Atlas.
One of the Wachowskis’ best movies, Cloud Atlas, is streaming.
Image: Warner Bros.

What’s available on HBO Max on December 1?

Blade II

Cloud Atlas

The Haunting in Connecticut

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Interview with the Vampire

Jack The Giant Slayer

Jupiter Ascending

The Lawnmower Man

Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace

Little Monsters (1989)

The Mask (1994)

Mortal Kombat (1995)

Mortal Kombat: Battle of the Realms (2021)

The Muppets Take Manhattan

Percy Jackson Sea Of Monsters

Pulse

R.I.P.D.

Rubber

Se7en

Shark Night 3D

Troll Hunter

The Truman Show

XXX


What’s available on HBO Max on December 2?

Space Jam: A New Legacy


What’s available on HBO Max on December 22?

The Matrix Resurrections


What’s available on HBO Max on December 23?

The Suicide Squad

Gail, Randy and Sydney in Scream 1.
Just in time for the new one, the first three Screams are coming to Paramount+.
Image: Dimension

What’s available on Paramount+ on December 1?

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

Cujo

Friday the 13th

From Dusk Till Dawn

Halloween VIII: Resurrection

Halloween H20: 20 Years Later

Hellraiser III: Hell On Earth

Hellraiser IV: Bloodline

Hollow Man

King Kong

Scream

Scream 2

Scream 3

Stephen King’s Graveyard Shift

Stephen King’s Silver Bullet

Stephen King’s Thinner

The Dungeonmaster

The Haunting

The Warriors

Troll

Wes Craven Presents: Dracula 2000

Wes Craven Presents: They


What’s available on HBO Max on December 7?

World War Z


What’s available on HBO Max on December 9?

Transformers: The Last Knight

Mark Dacascos pointing in brotherhood of the wolf.
Brotherhood of the Wolf is badass.
Image: StudioCanal

What’s available on Shudder on December 1?

Mill of the Stone Women

To All A Good Night

Brotherhood of the Wolf

House of Wax (1953)

House of Wax (2005)

Silent Night, Deadly Night 3: Better Watch Out

Silent Night, Deadly Night 4: Initiation

Silent Night, Deadly Night 5: The Toymaker


What’s available on Shudder on December 2?

The Advent Calendar


What’s available on Shudder on December 6?

Screams of a Winter Night

Devil Times Five

Fangs


What’s available on Shudder on December 7?

Switchblade Sisters

Spider Baby


What’s available on Shudder on December 9?

Hail to the Deadites


What’s available on Shudder on December 13?

All the Colors of Giallo

Orgasmo (1969)

Knife of Ice

So Sweet So Perverse

A Quiet Place to Kill

All The Creatures Were Stirring


What’s available on Shudder on December 14?

Rose Plays Julie

My Heart Can’t Beat Unless You Tell It To

 

Tobey Maguire holding his costume in the original Spider-Man films.
Want to watch the original Spider-Man trilogy streaming before the new movie? It’s on Peacock.
Image: Sony

What’s available on Peacock on December 1?

Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel

Angels and Demons

The Birds

A Christmas Carol (2000)

The Christmas Carol (1949)

Chucky, Season 1

The Da Vinci Code

Drag Me to Hell

Fantastic Four

Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer

Geostorm

The Goonies

The Green Mile

Harry and the Hendersons

How to Train Your Dragon

Inferno

Jack Frost

Jonah Hex

Land of the Dead

Monsters vs. Aliens

Open Season

Point Break

Psycho (1960)

Red

Rio 2

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2

Space Jam

Spider-Man

Spider-Man 2

Spider-Man 3

Twister

Wild Wild West



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