Buckle up, get the popcorn ready, and prep yourselves for a thrilling Halloween month with Netflix this October. Netflix has lined up a whole host of new, exciting shows for you to get you right in the mood for Halloween—from mystery documentaries, to horror series, movies and even a unique thriller shot purely from home, these latest flicks are guaranteed to give you a right scare from the confines of your own living room.
Let’s take a look at the 6 most exciting shows coming to your screens this October on Netflix.
If you enjoyed The Haunting of Hill House, you will love this. Created by the same director Mike Flanagan, this is the highly-anticipated follow-up release. The plot is based on a woman who was hired by a man to take care of his niece and nephew in their country house—which is haunted by apparitions and spirits of the undead.
Who should watch it: If you’re all about old haunted houses, then this movie is perfect for you.
This long-running series was first created in the 80s, but was revived this year for Netflix because it was that good. Volume 1 was chock-full of real-life cases involving unexplained disappearances, unfortunate tragic events and downright bizarre occurrences.
The series details mysterious cases that have gone cold and left unsolved, particularly involving suspicious and unknown causes of deaths. Volume 2 is set to be released in October, and for the first time, it features two international episodes which focus on cases outside of the USA.
Who should watch it: Conspiracy theory lovers and the sleuth-types who are always looking for mysteries to solve will go crazy over this series.
Fans of Adam Sandler, rejoice—the long-running comedian is back with a comedy horror film set to be released on October 7, Hubie Halloween.
Adam Sandler plays Hubie Dubois, a responsible resident who makes sure that every Halloween, the people in his town celebrates it safely and plays by the rules. This year, however, things take a nasty turn as people start disappearing after a mysterious new neighbour moves in to the neighbourhood.
Who should watch it: For those who love having a laugh and a scare—at the same time.
A child is kidnapped by the Boogeyman. His inexperienced teenage babysitter, Kelly Ferguson (played by Tamara Smart) has to save him, with the guidance of a secret society of fierce babysitters who protect children from an entire universe of monsters.
This movie is based on a famous children’s book, and also features Tom Felton, whom you diehard Harry Potter fans will remember as Draco Malfoy.
Who should watch it: It’s horror, but for the kids—it’s perfect for the family with young children. Parents don’t have to worry too much about their young ones having traumatising nightmares at night.
This is a romantic British thriller set on the grounds of a luxurious estate, against the backdrop of 1930s high society in Britain. It follows the story of a newlywed woman who moves in to her husbands mansion, only to find out that the spirit of his dead ex-wife Rebecca is still lingering around.
The movie stars Lily James and Armie Hammer, and is set to be released on Netflix on October 21.
Who should watch it: Couples who want a romantic and equally scary film to watch together.
Social Distance is truly one-of-a-kind—it is filmed entirely from home and perfectly encapsulates the video-conferencing world we live in today amidst the global pandemic. It was filmed while all the actors were under quarantine, from April to June 2020.
The movie follows six people who are battling their own, individual struggles in isolation, as they all fight to save a cruise ship’s reputation after being accused of bringing Covid-19 to the US. It’s dark, it’s funny, and is sure to keep you on edge, in true 2020 style.
Who should watch it: Those who are sick and tired of working from home, and are themselves feeling the pressures and stresses of being in isolation.