It’s the spooky season already! While trick-or-treat with your friends might not be a feasible option, there are other ways to get into the spirit of Halloween. Netflix has a whole new slate of comedy, horror, drama and romance to keep you occupied as you celebrate Thanksgiving and Halloween this month.
A cute new series is Emily in Paris (Oct. 2), starring Lily Collins as Emily, a Chicago marketing executive who lands her dream job in Paris. She quickly discovers that her French co-workers and her workplace are very different from anything she experienced in the States. Her new life is filled with intoxicating adventures and surprising challenges in the most exciting city in the world.
A powerful drama that’s one to watch this month is The Trial of the Chicago 7 (Oct. 16). What was intended to be a peaceful protest at the 1968 Democratic National Convention turned into a violent clash with police and the National Guard. The organizers of the protest—including Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, Tom Hayden and Bobby Seale—were charged with conspiracy to incite a riot, and the trial that followed was one of the most notorious in history.
Horror fans will be thrilled to learn that the The Haunting of Bly Manor is coming to the streamer on October 9. After the tragic death of his brother and sister-in-law, Henry Wingrave (Henry Thomas) hires young American nanny Dani Clayton (Victoria Pedretti) to care for his orphaned nephew Miles and niece Flora. But the manor has secrets of its own, and so do its residents. At Bly Manor, dead doesn’t mean gone. Are you getting the chills already?
A less scary, but family friendly option to keep everyone entertained is Hubie Halloween (Oct. 7). Salem resident Hubie Dubois (Adam Sandler) is Halloween’s biggest fan, but his constant complaints to the police have made him “the boy who cried wolf.” As the events of Halloween get more chaotic and dangerous, Hubie believes he’s the only one who can save the town.
Another spooky one for the season is the Italian horror, The Binding (Oct. 2), which follows a woman who must fight the mysterious and malevolent curse intent on claiming her daughter when they visit Southern Italy.
An Indian comedy film that’s sure to bring laughs is Serious Men (Oct. 2). A slum dweller starts to spin a web of lies when the world thinks his son is a genius, but his ruse could be especially dangerous for his young son.
Fans will be thrilled to learn that there are six new episodes in Unsolved Mysteries: Volume 2 (Oct. 19). There are more unexplained disappearances, tragic events, and bizarre occurrences.
For those who like psychological thrillers, Rebecca (Oct. 21) is one to watch. The film, based on Daphne du Maurier’s beloved 1938 gothic novel, follows a newly married woman (Lily James) who is swept into a whirlwind romance in Monte Carlo with widower Maxim de Winter (Armie Hammer). However, Maxim’s first wife Rebecca, has a haunting legacy that’s kept alive by sinister housekeeper Mrs. Danvers (Kristin Scott Thomas).
Over the Moon (Oct. 23) is a really cute animated film for kids. Fueled with determination and a passion for science, a bright young girl builds a rocketship to the moon to prove the existence of a legendary Moon Goddess.
Based on the novel by Walter Tevis, the Netflix limited series drama The Queen’s Gambit (Oct. 23) is a coming-of-age story that explores the true cost of genius. Abandoned and entrusted to a Kentucky orphanage in the late 1950s, Beth Harmon (Anya Taylor-Joy) discovers an astonishing talent for chess and transforms into an impressively skilled and glamorous outcast while determined to conquer the traditional boundaries established in the male-dominated world of competitive chess.
As October swings into full gear, Christmas isn’t far behind. Netflix is releasing a holiday movie to get you set for the season. Holidate (Oct. 28) follows two strangers who hate the holidays: Sloane (Emma Roberts) and Jackson (Luke Bracey). When these two strangers meet one particularly bad Christmas, they make a pact to be each other’s “holidate” for every festive occasion throughout the next year.
Chills and Thrills
Fans will be thrilled to see this classic film is coming to Netflix for chills and thrills. Academy Award-winning Best Picture The Silence of the Lambs (Oct. 1) earned Oscars for both Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster in the Acting categories and an Oscar for Best Director to Jonathan Demme. You can’t miss out on this one.
A spine-chilling franchise that guarantees screams will also be streaming Oct 1: Insidious, Insidious: Chapter 2 and Insidious: Chapter 3. Say no more. For more chills in the digital age, a more timely option is Unfriended: Dark Web (Oct. 1). Good luck!
A little bit of magic comes your way this month. Harry Potter fans can go back into the wizarding world by streaming Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (Oct. 13).
Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Halloween! For everything streaming this month, see below! ~Marriska Fernandes
Bom Dia, Verônica / Good Morning, Verônica – Netflix Original
Carmen Sandiego: Season 3 – Netflix Family
Oktoberfest: Beer & Blood – Netflix Original
Pasal Kau / All Because of You – Netflix Film
The Worst Witch: Season 4 – Netflix Family
Code Lyoko: Seasons 1-4
Creeped Out: Season 2
Insidious: Chapter 2
Insidious: Chapter 3
Kim’s Convenience: Season 4
Never Back Down
PAW Patrol: Season 7
Sword Art Online: Alicization
The 100: Season 7
The Silence of the Lambs
The To Do List
The Wizard of Oz
Unfriended: Dark Web
V for Vendetta
A Go! Go! Cory Carson Halloween – Netflix Family
Ahí te encargo / You’ve Got This – Netflix Film
The Binding – Netflix Film
Dick Johnson Is Dead – Netflix Documentary
Emily In Paris – Netflix Original
Òlòtūré – Netflix Film
Serious Men – Netflix Film
Song Exploder – Netflix Original
Vampires vs. the Bronx – Netflix Film
Truth or Dare
David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet – Netflix Documentary
Thor: The Dark World
StarBeam: Halloween Hero – Netflix Family
Hubie Halloween – Netflix Film
To the Lake – Netflix Original
Elizabeth: The Golden Age
Schitt’s Creek: Season 6
Deaf U – Netflix Original
Fast & Furious Spy Racers: Season 2: Rio – Netflix Family
The Forty-Year-Old Version – Netflix Film
Ginny Weds Sunny – Netflix Film
The Haunting of Bly Manor – Netflix Original
Super Monsters: Dia de los Monsters – Netflix Family
Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts: Season 3 – Netflix Family
The Cabin with Bert Kreischer – Netflix Comedy Special
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
Octonauts & the Great Barrier Reef – Netflix Family
BLACKPINK: Light Up the Sky – Netflix Documentary
A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting – Netflix Film
Love Like the Falling Rain – Netflix Film
Rooting for Roona – Netflix Documentary
Social Distance – Netflix Original
Alguien tiene que morir / Someone Has to Die – Netflix Original
Dream Home Makeover – Netflix Original
Grand Army – Netflix Original
La Révolution – Netflix Original
The Last Kids on Earth: Book 3 – Netflix Family
The Trial of the Chicago 7 – Netflix Film
Unsolved Mysteries: Volume 2 – Netflix Documentary
The Magic School Bus Rides Again The Frizz Connection – Netflix Family
My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman: Season 3 – Netflix Original
Rebecca – Netflix Film
The Alienist: Angel of Darkness – Netflix Original
Cadaver – Netflix Film
Barbarians – Netflix Original
Move – Netflix Original
Over the Moon – Netflix Film
Perdida – Netflix Original
The Queen’s Gambit – Netflix Original
Blood of Zeus – Netflix Anime
Chico Bon Bon: Monkey with a Tool Belt: Season 4 – Netflix Family
Sarah Cooper: Everything’s Fine – Netflix Comedy Special
Vilas: Serás lo que debas ser o no serás nada / Guillermo Vilas: Settling the Score – Netflix Documentary
Holidate – Netflix Film
Nobody Sleeps in the Woods Tonight – Netflix Film
Secrets of the Saqqara Tomb – Netflix Documentary
Bronx – Netflix Film
The Day of the Lord – Netflix Film
His House – Netflix Film
Somebody Feed Phil: Season 4 – Netflix Original
Suburra: Season 3 – Netflix Original
Leaving Oct. 19
Scary Movie 2
Scary Movie 3
Scary Movie 4
Scary Movie 5
Leaving Oct. 31
Back to the Future
Back to the Future Part II
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
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