“Trump and Taxes” offers a behind-the-scenes view of reporters for The New York Times. And “Pyewacket” finds horror in a mother-daughter relationship.
What’s on TV
THE FAMILY BUSINESS: TRUMP AND TAXES 8:30 p.m. on Showtime. An investigation published by The Times this week revealed wealth that President Trump received from his father’s real estate empire over decades. Reporters conducted interviews, requested materials through the Freedom of Information Act and sifted through over 100,000 pages of documents to put together what David Barstow, an investigative journalist and an author of the investigation, described as a “massive jigsaw puzzle.” The assembling of that puzzle is the focus of this documentary short film, directed by Jenny Carchman, a director of “The Fourth Estate” (which chronicled 16 months in the life of The New York Times).
THE WALKING DEAD 9 p.m. on AMC. It’s been nine years since Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) hunkered down in a tank surrounded by dozens of hungry zombies at the end of the first episode of AMC’s zombie epic. But the ninth season will be Mr. Lincoln’s last. We’ll find out what the actor’s exit means for Rick later on in the season, which debuts Sunday. (Odds are good the character will end up consumed.)
STAR WARS RESISTANCE 10 p.m. on Disney Channel. This animated “Star Wars” spinoff series has an anime-inspired art style; its story takes place in between the events of “Return of the Jedi” (1983) and “The Force Awakens” (2015), and focuses on the fictional resistance movement shown in “The Force Awakens” film.
PYEWACKET (2018) on Hulu. For most, the experience of going to a horror film has traditionally involved showing up at a theater, spending a tense couple hours jumping at the violent goings-on in some unfamiliar onscreen setting and then going back to reality spooked yet mostly confident that the ax murderer or other source of the terror will stay in the movie. But a growing cohort of smart scary movies have set their sites on domestic fears, blurring the line between onscreen anxieties and those at home: family, relationships, racism and sex have all been explored. Adam MacDonald’s “Pyewacket” centers on a tense mother-daughter relationship. In the wake of her father’s death, Leah (Nicole Muñoz) develops a fascination with the occult. The stakes begin to heighten after Leah performs a ritual in the woods. In an article for The Times, Jason Zinoman called the film an “indie gem,” writing that the “contentious mother-daughter relationship is rooted in such heartbreaking realism that it evokes ‘Lady Bird,’ plus witchcraft.”
INTO THE DARK on Hulu. The scary-movie maestro Jason Blum is an executive producer of this anthology horror series. The first episode follows a contract killer tasked with moving a dead body. Conveniently, it’s Halloween, so he blends right in.