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Scream On: New To Netflix in October!

Put away the sunscreen, pack away the bikini and get ready to bunker down with Netflix this fall.

The streaming service readied itself for Halloween with a handful of new original series like The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and scary holiday favorites like The Shining. You can read the full rundown here. But for those of you who are more about pumpkin spice flare than holiday scares, Netflix has something for you too.

This month, the streaming service offers heaping handfuls of brand-new comedies and stand-ups from big names. Joe Rogan: Strange Times debuted on October 2 along with retro laughs from Monty Python. On October 23, Adam Sandler returns to the spotlight with his special, Adam Sandler: 100% Fresh. Also on the Netflix stage is Ron White with his special, If You Quit Listening, I’ll Shut Up. Kevin Hart has also been added to the streaming service schedule with a few of his stand-up shows. The cherry on top is a a few assorted classics such as Blazing Saddles and Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure.

Also this month, Netflix digs deep into animation with a ton of toon offerings. Original animated series include the return of Boss Baby and Big Mouth, while your itty bitty ones can zone out on the Mouse House series Disney’s Sofia the First and Goldie & Bear. And for more adult animated fare, check out Violet Evergarden on October 4 and The Seven Deadly Sins on October 15.

For fans of RuPaul’s Drag Race, Dancing Queen follows the true life drama of Alyssa Edwards, one of the competition’s fiercest queens, as she runs her Texas dance studio.

Also this month, the series that made me want to murder, Making a Murderer, returns for a little justice. Hopefully.

So, while there are plenty of scares this month, Netflix also packs in a mix of movies to fit any palette, not just those with Trick or Treating on the brain.

Trick or Treat! Stream or Scream!

* All synopsis from the official Netflix site


A Newer Title To Get You In The Halloween Spirit:

  • Hold the Dark (Netflix Original Film):“Summoned to a remote Alaskan village to search for wolves that took a local boy, a naturalist soon finds himself caught in a harrowing mystery.”

October 1

  • Angel Eyes (2001)
  • Anger Management (2003)
  • Billy Madison (1995)
  • Black Dynamite (2009)
  • Blade (1998)
  • Blade II (2002)
  • Blazing Saddles (1974)
  • Empire Records (1995)
  • Gotham (Season 4)
  • Kevin Hart: Laugh at My Pain (2011)
  • Kevin Hart: Seriously Funny (2010)
  • Must Love Dogs (2005)
  • My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rollercoaster of Friendship (2018)
  • Mystic River (2003)
  • New York Minute (2004)
  • Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
  • Pay It Forward (2000)
  • Pee-wee’s Big Adventure (1985)
  • Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)
  • Rumble in the Bronx (1995)
  • She’s Out of My League (2010)
  • The Shining (1980): Stanley Kubrick’s fever dream was Stephen King’s nightmare. But regardless of what the author thought of the final product, the result is a classic tale of true horror that obsessed fans are still dissecting today.
  • Sommersby (1993)
  • The Dead Pool (1988)
  • The Devil’s Advocate (1997)
  • The Green Mile (1999)
  • The Lake House (2006)
  • The NeverEnding Story (1984)
  • V for Vendetta (2005)
  • Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008)

October 2

  • Joe Rogan: Strange Times (2018; Netflix Original): “Outspoken as ever, comedian Joe Rogan takes on politics, pro wrestling, pot laws, cats, vegans and much more in a stand-up special shot in Boston.”
  • ManEater (Season 7)
  • Monty Python: The Meaning of Live (2014)
  • Monty Python’s Life of Brian (1979)

October 3

  • Truth or Dare (2017): Over-the-top terror that might not scare, but at least will get you and your friends in the right spirit, even if it’s to poke fun.

October 4

  • Creeped Out (Netflix Original Film): “A modern-day Are You Afraid of the Dark meets Black Mirror kids anthology series that depicts creepy tales and ends with a lesson. The series is linked together by a masked ‘story collector’ called The Curious who appears in each episode.”
  • The Haunting of Molly Hartley (2008)
  • Violet Evergarden: Special: Extra Episode (Netflix Original): “The war is over, and Violet Evergarden needs a job. Scarred and emotionless, she takes a job as a letter writer to understand herself and her past.”

October 5

  • Big Mouth (Season 2; Netflix Original Series): “Teenage friends find their lives upended by the wonders and horrors of puberty in this edgy comedy from real-life pals Nick Kroll and Andrew Goldberg.”
  • Dancing Queen (Netflix Original Series): “Snatching trophies. Getting gorgeous. Turning it up. Alyssa Edwards rules the dance studio by day — and the drag world by night.”
  • ELITE (Netflix Original Series): “When three working-class teens enroll in an exclusive private school in Spain, the clash between them and the wealthy students leads to murder.”

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  • Malevolent (Netflix Original Film): “Brother and sister team Angela (Florence Pugh) and Jackson (Ben Lloyd-Hughes) are nothing more than scam artists. Preying on the grief stricken and the vulnerable, they convince the bereaved that Angela has the ability to contact the dead. It’s a simple con, until Mrs. Green (Celia Imrie) summons the pair to her home — the orphanage that was once stage to a string of murders of young girls — and Angela grows less and less certain of what’s actually real.”
  • Private Life (Netflix Original Movie): “Struggling to conceive, a couple in their 40s are almost out of options — until a sliver of hope arrives in the form of their visiting step-niece.”
  • Super Monsters Save Halloween (Netflix Original Movie)
  • Super Monsters (Season 2; Netflix Original Series): “Preschool kids whose parents are the world’s most famous monsters try to master their special powers while preparing for kindergarten.”
  • The Rise of Phoenixes (Netflix Original Series): “When a secret from the past rears its head, a respected court scholar must choose between avenging her family and staying true to the prince she loves.”
  • YG Future Strategy Office (Netflix Original Series): “K-pop star Seungri, BIGBANG’s youngest member, tries to lead a team of bumbling staff at YG’s Future Strategy Office in this mockumentary sitcom”

October 6

  • Little Things (2016)

October 8

  • Disney’s Sofia the First (Season 4)
  • Mo Amer: The Vagabond (Netflix Original Standup): “Arab-American comedian Mo Amer recounts his life as a refugee comic, from traveling with the name Mohammed to his long path to citizenship.”

October 9

  • Terrace House: Opening New Doors (Part 4; Netflix Original Series): “A group of young people — including a chef, a snowboarder and an ice hockey player — gather in the Karuizawa woods while pursuing their dreams.”

October 10

  • 22 July (Netflix Original Movie): “After devastating terror attacks in Norway, a young survivor, grieving families and the country rally for justice and healing. Based on a true story.”
  • Pacto de Sangue (Season 1)

October 11

  • Salt Fat Acid Heat (Season 1; Netflix Original Docuseries): “Chef and food writer Samin Nosrat travels the world to explore four basic keys to wonderful cooking, serving up feasts and helpful tips along the way.”
  • Schitt’s Creek (Season 4)

October 12

The Haunting of Hill House (Netflix Original Movie): “A modern reimagining of Shirley Jackson’s iconic novel, The Haunting of Hill House explores a group of siblings who, as children, grew up in what would go on to become the most famous haunted house in the country. Now adults, the family must finally confront the ghosts of their past.”

Apostle (Netflix Original Film): “Richardson (Dan Stevens) has returned home, only to learn that his sister is being held for ransom by a religious cult. Determined to get her back, Thomas travels to the idyllic island where he uncovers a secret far more evil than he could have imagined.”

  • The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell (Netflix Original Movie): “Wickedly talented baker and artist Christine McConnell fills her home with haunting confections, creepy crafts — and wildly inappropriate creatures.”
  • FightWorld (Netflix Original Movie): “Actor and fight enthusiast Frank Grillo travels the world, immersing himself in different fight cultures to understand their traditions.”
  • ReMastered (Netflix Original): Music docuseries that takes a peek behind the mic.
  • The Kindergarten Teacher (Netflix Original Movie): “A devoted teacher takes interest in a young student’s creative potential after hearing his poetry. But she soon crosses the line into obsession.”
  • Errementari: The Blacksmith and the Devil
  • Feminists: What Were They Thinking? (Netflix Original Movie): “Revisiting 1970s photos of women that captured a feminist awakening, this film explores those women’s lives and examines the continued need for change.”
  • Tarzan and Jane (Season 2; Netflix Original Series): “Saved from a plane crash and given supernatural powers, teen Tarzan joins forces with brave city girl Jane to protect his jungle home from threats.”
  • The Boss Baby: Back in Business (Season 2; Netflix Original Series): “The Boss Baby brings his big brother Tim to the office to teach him the art of business in this animated series.”

October 15

  • Octonauts (Season 4)
  • The Seven Deadly Sins: Revival of The Commandments (Netflix Original Series): “When a kingdom is taken over by tyrants, the deposed princess begins a quest to find a disbanded group of evil knights to help take back her realm.”

October 16

  • Ron White: If You Quit Listening, I’ll Shut Up (Netflix Original Standup): “Ron “Tater Salad” White dishes out his signature brand of cynicism, riffing on sex, celebrity and the sinister habits of wild geese.”

October 19

  • Accidentally in Love (Netflix Original Movie)
  • Ask the Doctor
  • Best.Worst.Weekend.Ever. (Netflix Original Limited Series): “In this comedy series, teenage Zed and his pals face one ridiculous, hilarious predicament after another in their last weekend before high school.”
  • Derren Brown: Sacrifice (Netflix Original Movie): “Illusionist Derren Brown concocts a psychological experiment in which he tries to manipulate an ordinary person into taking a bullet for a stranger.”
  • Distrito salvaje (Netflix Original Movie): “Trained as a weapon of war since childhood, Jhon Jeiver, a former guerrilla, rejoins society”
  • Gnome Alone (Netflix Original Movie): “Get ready for a thrilling adventure full of Gnomes, Troggs and two very brave friends!”
  • Haunted (Netflix Original Film): “From the Executive Producers of The Purge franchise and Lore, Haunted gives a chilling glimpse into the first-person accounts from people who have witnessed horrifying, peculiar, extraordinary supernatural events and other unexplained phenomenons that continue to haunt them.”
  • Hip-Hop Evolution (Season 2; Netflix Original): “Interviews with influential MCs, DJs and moguls trace the genre’s dynamic evolution from the 1970s through the 1990s in this documentary series.”
  • Illang: The Wolf Brigade (Netflix Original Movie): “In 2029, a special unit of the South Korean police called Illang battles a terrorist group threatening to undo years of efforts to unify the two Koreas.”
  • Larva Island (Netflix Original): “Silly larva duo Red and Yellow make new animal friends — and foes — on a tropical island in this minimal-dialogue slapstick comedy for kids.”
  • Making a Murderer (Part 2; Netflix Original Series): “Filmed over 10 years, this real-life thriller follows a DNA exoneree who, while exposing police corruption, becomes a suspect in a grisly new crime.”

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  • Marvel’s Daredevil (Season 3; Netflix Original Series): “Blinded as a young boy, Matt Murdock fights injustice by day as a lawyer and by night as the Super Hero Daredevil in Hell’s Kitchen, New York City.”
  • The Night Comes For Us (Netflix Original Movie): “After sparing a girl’s life during a massacre, an elite Triad assassin is targeted by an onslaught of murderous gangsters.”
  • Wanderlust (Netflix Original Movie): “A therapist tries to keep her spark with her husband alive after a cycling accident causes them to reassess their relationship. Toni Collette stars.”

October 21

  • Robozuna (Netflix Original Movie): “A boy and his homemade robot attempt to free their oppressed nation from an evil empire and its robot centurions in this exciting animated series.”

October 23

  • Adam Sandler: 100% Fresh (Netflix Original Stand-Up): “Adam Sandler takes his comical musical musings back out on the road, from comedy clubs to concert halls to one very unsuspecting subway station.”

October 24

  • Bodyguard (Season 1; Netflix Original Series): “After helping thwart a terrorist attack, a war veteran is assigned to protect a politician who was a main proponent of the very conflict he fought in.”

October 25

  • Great News (Season 2): “A TV news producer’s ambitions take an awkward turn when her mother rejoins the workforce and snags a job as the station’s newest intern.”

October 26

  • Been So Long
  • Castlevania (Season 2; Netflix Original Series): “The year is 1475 in the eastern European village of Lugu. Lisa Tepes, doctor and wife of Dracula, is burned at the stake by the Inquisition for heresy. Insane with rage, Dracula unleashes an army of night creatures to exact revenge and wipe humanity from the face of the Earth.
  • Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Netflix Original Series): “A dark reimagination of the Archie comic, following 16 year old Sabrina as she is beginning her dark education as a sorceress, juggling her half-witch side and her half-human, normal life at Baxter High.”
  • Dovlatov
  • Jefe
  • Shirkers (Netflix Original Movie): “When she recovers stolen film of a movie she shot 25 years ago, novelist Sandi Tan revisits her time with the enigmatic man who swiped the footage.”
  • Terrorism Close Calls

October 27

  • Girl from Nowhere (Netflix Original)

October 28

  • Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj (Season 1; Netflix Original Series): “In this weekly show, Hasan Minhaj brings his unique comedic voice and storytelling skill to explore the larger trends shaping our fragmented world.”

October 30

  • Fate/EXTRA Last Encore: Illustrious Geocentric Theory (Netflix Original Movie): “Hakuno Kishinami finds himself in the midst of a Holy Grail war with no memories of how he got there. Through his confusion, he must fight to survive.”
  • The Degenerates

October 31

  • Goldie & Bear (Season 2)
  • Gun City (Netflix Original Movie)
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