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NETFLIX Gets in the Halloween Spirit: Here’s What’s Streaming This October!

Netflix is finally in the Halloween spirit and is unloading all sorts of new movies and series over the course of this coming October 2017. What’s most exciting is that it’s not just a bunch of films we’ve already seen but new titles such as the previously reported Cult of Chucky, the newest Child’s Play film, not to mention we’re also getting James Wan’s Kevin Bacon-starrer Death Sentence and even the black and white indie Veronica.

Oct. 1

Death Sentence

Kevin Bacon stars as a mild-mannered executive who witnesses a crime that changes him forever, leading him to the conclusion that no length is too great when protecting his family.


Veronica

A reclusive female psychologist who has stopped practicing medicine decides against her better judgment to take the case of disturbed Veronica de la Serna, a young woman whose previous therapist has mysteriously disappeared. As a condition of their cure agreement, the intrigued psychologist requires Veronica to stay with her in her remote country house for the duration of the treatment. But Veronica proves to be a stubborn patient trying to outsmart her doctor every chance she gets. Prepare for startling Alfred Hitchcock-style twists and Brian De Palma-type turns as both will discover what lies behind their shared deepest secrets.” (FrightFest UK) Directors: Carlos Algara & Alejandro Martinez-Beltran.


Oct. 3

13 Demons

Gary and his friends who are into gaming, renaissance fairs and various unsavory vices, stumble across a rare, medieval board game called “13 Demons.” They discover the game has a dark history and was banned from most countries long ago for strange and mysterious reasons including unexplained deaths attributed to the game. The object is to free the Realm of Darkhaven from the 13 Demons of the Apocalypse. They chalk it up to urban legend and decide to play, what they don’t know is that the 13 Demons presently walk the Earth disguised as humans. Slowly, the game consumes them, seducing them into believing they are “The Golden Paladins,” and are on a holy mission to save the world. But when the news reveals a number of local deaths caused by tree branches, baseball bats, hammers, etc. from assailants adorned in body armor, the thin line between reality and fantasy is shattered and the horrific realization that they are in way over their heads sets in.


Cult of Chucky

In the brand new sequel, “Confined to an asylum for the criminally insane for the past four years, Nica Pierce is erroneously convinced that she, not Chucky, murdered her entire family. But when her psychiatrist introduces a new therapeutic “tool” to facilitate his patients’ group sessions — an all-too-familiar “Good Guy” doll with an innocently smiling face — a string of grisly deaths begins to plague the asylum, and Nica starts to wonder if maybe she isn’t crazy after all. Andy Barclay, Chucky’s now-grown-up nemesis from the original Child’s Play, races to Nica’s aid. But to save her he’ll have to get past Tiffany, Chucky’s long-ago bride, who will do anything, no matter how deadly or depraved, to help her beloved devil doll.

Brad Dourif once again provides Chucky’s voice, while his daughter, Fiona, will be reprising her Curse role. Also returning are Summer H. Howell (Curse of Chucky), Jennifer Tilly (Bride of ChuckySeed of Chucky and Curse of Chucky) and Alex Vincent, star of the first two Child’s Play films who returned in a shocking post-credits sequence in Curse.


Oct. 4

Raw

After screening at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, writer/director Julia Ducournau’s award-winning psychological horror thriller Raw (read my review) hits Netflix. Our very own Joe Lipsett also reviewed the film, explaining that it “perfectly balances horrific and comedic elements.

Garance Marillier portrays the teenaged Justine, who commences her studies at veterinary school to follow in her family members’ footsteps. Raised as a vegetarian, Justine is pressured at school to try meat for the first time. Once she does, she plumbs both the depths of her own soul and tests the limits of her darkest cravings.


Oct. 11

Donnie Darko

Fifteen years before Stranger Things combined science-fiction, Spielberg-ian touches and ’80s nostalgia to much acclaim, Richard Kelly set the template – and the high-water mark – with his debut feature, Donnie Darko. Initially beset with distribution problems, it would slowly find its audience and emerge as arguably the first cult classic of the new millennium. Donnie is a troubled high school student: in therapy, prone to sleepwalking and in possession of an imaginary friend, a six-foot rabbit named Frank, who tells him the world is going to end in 28 days 06 hours 42 minutes and 12 seconds. During that time he will navigate teenage life, narrowly avoid death in the form of a falling jet engine, follow Frank’s maladjusted instructions and try to maintain the space-time continuum.

Described by its director as “The Catcher in the Rye as told by Philip K. Dick”, Donnie Darko combines an eye-catching, eclectic cast – pre-stardom Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal, heartthrob Patrick Swayze, former child star Drew Barrymore, Oscar nominees Mary McDonnell and Katherine Ross, and television favourite Noah Wyle – and an evocative soundtrack of ’80s classics by Echo and the Bunnymen, Tears for Fears and Duran Duran.


Oct. 13

Mindhunter, Season 1 (Netflix original)

Written by playwright Joe Penhall and Scott Buck, “Mindhunter” is based on the 1996 book “Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit,” by former special agent John Douglas and Mark Olshaker, which goes behind the scenes of some of Douglas’ highest-profile cases, including the man who hunted prostitutes in Alaska, the Atlanta child murderer, and Seattle’s Green River killer.

Set in 1979, the TV series centers on the inquisitive and skilled FBI Agent Bill Tench (McCallany). Along with fellow serial killer investigator in the behavioral science unit, FBI agent Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff), Tench interviews serial killers to help them solve current murders.

A nice surprise is that in addition to the series being directed by David Fincher, The Amityville Horror’s Andrew Douglas also helmed an episode, as well as Asif Kapadia (Amy, Senna), and Tobias Lindholm (A War, A Hijacking).

“Mindhunter” features Jonathan Groff (Looking), Holt McCallanay (Sully), Anna Torv (Fringe) and Hannah Gross (Unless).


The Babysitter (Netflix original film)

McG’s The Babysitter stars Bella Thorne, who also is featured in Dimension Films’ long-delayed Amityville: The Awakening.

“The Babysitter follows a lonely, 12-year-old boy who falls in love with his hot babysitter only to discover that she’s part of a satanic cult that wants to kill him.

The movie also stars Robbie Amell, Samara Weaving, Andrew Bachelor, Hana Mae Lee, and Judah LewisTerminator Salvation‘s McG directed from Brian Duffield’s script, which received top placement on the 2014 Blacklist.


Oct. 17

Chiller’s “Slasher: Guilty Party” (Netflix original)

Set in the remote Canadian winter wilderness, the story revolves around a group of former summer camp counselors who are forced to return to the isolated campground to retrieve evidence of a crime they committed in their youth. Before long the group, and the camp’s latest inhabitants, members of a spiritual retreat with their own secrets to hide, find themselves targeted by someone – or something – out for horrific revenge.

Slasher 2: Guilty Party” stars Leslie Hope (24,NCISSuits) leads a large ensemble cast comprised of returning actors including Paula Brancati (Sadie’s Last Days on EarthDegrassi: The Next Generation), Jim Watson (The StrainBetween), Christopher Jacot (RogueEureka), Joanne Vannicola (Being Erica), Jefferson Brown (Rookie BlueDegrassi: The Next Generation), and Dean McDermott (EcstasyCSI). New cast members this season include Lovell Adams-Gray (Lost & Found Music StudiosDead of Summer), Kaitlyn Leeb (Shadowhunters: The Mortal InstrumentsHeartland), Rebecca Liddiard (Houdini & Doyle, MsLabelled), Melinda Shankar (Degrassi: The Next GenerationHow to Be Indie), Sebastian Pigott (RogueRevenge), Paulino Nunes (Designated SurvivorBrooklyn), Madison Cheeatow (HeartlandSadie’s Last Days on Earth), Ty Olsson (The 100Supernatural), and Simu Liu (Kim’s ConvenienceTaken).


Oct. 20

1922 (Netflix original film)

1922 is an adaptation of Stephen King’s novella that follows the events after a man kills his wife.

Thomas Jane (The Punisher, The Mist) and Molly Parker (The 9th Life of Louis Drax, The Road) stars in the adaptation with Dylan Schmid, Kaitlyn Bernard, Brian D’Arcy James and Neal McDonough.

1922 is based on Stephen King’s 131-page storytelling of a man’s confession of his wife’s murder. The tale is told from the perspective of Wilfred James, the story’s unreliable narrator who admits to killing his wife, Arlette, with his son in Nebraska. But after he buries her body, he finds himself terrorized by rats and, as his life begins to unravel, becomes convinced his wife is haunting him.

1922 was directed by Zak Hilditch (These Final Hours), who also adapted the novella. Ross M. Dinerstein produced.


October 24

The Mist, season 1

Based on a story by Stephen King, the story centers around a small town family that is torn apart by a brutal crime. As they deal with the fallout an eerie mist rolls in, suddenly cutting them off from the rest of the world, and in some cases, each other. Family, friend, and adversaries become strange bedfellows, battling the mysterious mist and its threats, fighting to maintain morality and sanity as the rules of society break down.

Morgan Spector, Frances Conroy, Alyssa Sutherland, Gus Birney, Dan Butler, Luke Cosgrove, Danica Curcic, Okezie Morro, Darren Pettie, Russell Posner, and Isiah Whitlock, Jr. star.


Oct. 27

Stranger Things 2 (Netflix original)

“It’s 1984 and the citizens of Hawkins, Indiana are still reeling from the horrors of the Demogorgon and the secrets of Hawkins Lab. Will Byers has been rescued from the Upside Down but a bigger, sinister entity still threatens those who survived.”

Confirmed for the second season are Paul Reiser, Brett Gelman, Linnea Berthelsen, Dacre Montgomery, Will Chase, Rob Morgan, and Sadie Sink. They join the returning Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Natalia Dyer, and Charlie Heaton.



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COMMENTS

36 Comments
  • Matt Graupman

    Super-excited for the second season of “Stranger Things” and the debut of “Mindhunter.”

    I saw “Raw” in the theater and it’s an excellent movie.

  • Brett Lovejoy

    Torn between having patience and binge-watching the entire new season of ‘Stranger Things’ on Halloween, or diving into it day one to avoid spoilers.

    • zombie84_41

      I would just stay away from facebook, friends, and the internet then. Can’t be that hard can it 🙂

      • Brett Lovejoy

        *slips into a slow, maddening depression during the wait until Halloween, begins nailing Christmas lights into the wall and attempting to contact an alternate universe*

        • zombie84_41

          LOL. I had to do this with game of thrones like two years ago. I stopped using facebook because everyone was tool and was posting like a million spoilers.

  • Coty Reynolds

    If they had this variety every month instead of just October, I’d watch more often.

    • zombie84_41

      right I never fine what I want to watch and thats sad cus there is so much to watch its just all of it is shit, or I have it on DVD, or I have seen it a million times.

    • Necro

      Man you’re not joking there! Totally agree!

  • Khy

    I’m here for SLASHER Season 2!
    I LOVED season 1 as it actually felt like a slasher not something else pretending to be a slasher. Cannot wait for season 2!

    • turk

      I was bored to death by season 1 and only made it about five episodes (and that was a chore). But the premise of season 2 sounds interesting, so I’ll give it a go.

  • AdamX

    I am stoked Cult will be on Netflix, that and ST season 2 should see Netflix get a little more use in my house.

  • Gray Michael

    Glad I get free Netflix with my T Mobile.

    • turk

      Too bad they only offer that with the family plan. But, still by far my favorite phone company I’ve had. And the stock has done very well for me, too.

  • Meatwad

    Wow that MIST sucked. I hated it.

    • Joshua

      What’s wrong with it? I haven’t seen it.

      • Necro

        Everything

      • Meatwad

        It’s nothing like it’s predecessor. People venture out into the mist freely whereas in the original you couldn’t roam around without being attacked. Theres hardly any weird creatures. It just plain sucks.

        • turk

          I heard the budget was pretty limited, which probably explains why they went a more “psychological horror” route. I haven’t seen it, but without the weird monsters, I hardly see the point of this series.

  • zombie84_41

    YAYYY finally a good oct for netflix.

  • Silhouetters

    David Fincher is only directing three episodes of Mindhunter, not the whole series, please change this.

  • boxcar182

    Nice. Nice

  • Christopher Nickerson

    Was extremely disappointed in Death Sentence back when it released.

    I also find it hard to get excited about anything done by McG. He is a shitty director and has done nothing worth watching

  • Alex

    October is looking great for Netflix.

  • Judge Satchmo

    No Deep impact?! I kid, I kid.

  • TheVacuousSpider

    Lucky Americans! The European Netflixes probably won’t have any of those…

    • Joshua

      That sucks. I’m sure you’ll get your own great Halloween line up.

    • turk

      I hope they do. I’m going to be vacationing in Europe for some of October, and always nice to watch some horror movies before bed.

  • James Allard

    13 Demons trailer looked… like a train wreck. Possibly so bad it may be entertaining. Or just a Jumanji rip off. The exchange between the bloody face guy and the cop? Oh, my. Bad. BAD. So bad I thought… why is that in the trailer? SHARKNADO! That’s why.

    I have wanted to see Raw from the day I first heard about it, and now that is at the top of my list.

    Stranger Things s2 will involve a binge of s1.

    1922 looks…. disturbed. Considering the story, good. (Willard, basically.)

  • Allen Lee

    Netflix blows, half the movies Netflix have had, they keep removing movies then bring them back later saying there new again

    • turk

      Normally, I might agree with you to some extent. But, this is a very solid lineup. And odds aren’t bad you may be able to add “The Punisher” to the mix, depending on when that drops. I’m looking forward to most of these.

  • Eastman420

    Looking good in Oct. about time netflix. Forgot about Slasher 2, been a while since heard anything. Awesome they got it made.

  • HalesTales

    Nice lineup!

  • Joshua

    Pretty good. I’ll be watching most of these. I love Halloween!

  • Noah Garcia

    Donnie Darko is coming to netflix!?!?!
    Yes! I’m excited for this lineup. Most of the list intrigued me. *cough cough* not chucky…

  • This is probably more content than 2016 and 15 combined. Excited for Cult of Chucky & Slasher season 2! The babysitter sounds cool too

  • Evan3

    I honestly have not seen anything quite so bad as that 13 Demons trailer in a long time. And holy shit…. everyone, for reals…. STAY AWAY FROM THE MIST (Tv show). Truly awful storytelling.

    How come that Omen parody isn’t on the list?

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