What to watch this weekend: Muppets, Madonna and ‘Malignant’

Last chance — some movies leaving streaming this weekend
Animal, Darren Criss and Miss Piggy pose backstage during Elsie Fest 2021: Broadway's Outdoor Music Festival at Prospect Park Bandshell on August 29, 2021 in New York City.
Darren Criss co-stars with Animal and Miss Piggy in the Disney+ special "Muppets Haunted Mansion." Photo credit Jenny Anderson/Getty Images for Elsie Fest
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As we settle into October, the chill of fall sets in as well. It's perfect for autumnal activities like apple picking or hayrides.

But it's also optimal for hunkering down on the couch, huddled under your blanket of choice with your favorite people and watching something spooky... or not.

Whatever your preference, we have some ideas for you. Here's what to watch this weekend!

Muppets Haunted Mansion

Would you spend a night in Disney’s Haunted Mansion? Most people with sense would say no, but Gonzo the Great is definitely not most people.

Gonzo, Pepe the Prawn, and the whole Muppets gang lead a star-studded cast including Will Arnett, Taraji P. Henson, Darren Criss and John Stamos. Will it become a Halloween classic? Time will tell, but the trailer looks like frightening fun. Streaming on Disney+ beginning Friday.

Scenes from a Marriage (2021)

Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain star in HBO’s remake of Ingmar Bergman’s classic miniseries about a doomed marriage. While the script may not measure up to Bergman’s original, Isaac and Chastain’s chemistry is a reason to watch them in anything. If you have HBO Max, you can easily binge the series before Sunday’s finale. Currently streaming on HBO Max. Series finale streams Sunday.

Escape the Undertaker

Kids, wrestling fans and Halloween obsessives alike might enjoy this Netflix interactive special, which lets you guide good guys Xavier Woods, Kofi Kingston and WWE Champion Big E — collectively known as the New Day — through the haunted mansion of the legendary Undertaker.

It’s silly stuff, but the New Day is always fun to watch, and the interactive aspect lends itself to at least a couple of watches. Currently streaming on Netflix.

The Manor

A woman in an assisted living facility becomes convinced a supernatural force is killing the residents. Her only options are to convince everyone