October means we have a whole month to look forward to as we prepare for Halloween! In addition to fan favorite horror movies and cult classics, Netflix is also offering new ones to celebrate this scary time of year. Of course, there's plenty to watch for non-horror fans, including steamy dramas, nail-biting thrillers and rib-tickling comedies. Here’s what we can look forward to this frightful and festive month.
Feed 'Em Some Horror
For horror-hungry fans like myself, there’s a frenzy of slasher flicks and hair-raising films to satisfy the thirst for gore. The Chucky doll returns in Cult of Chucky (Oct. 3) to terrorize his old enemies with the help of his girlfriend.
Psychological thriller 1922 (Oct. 20) tells the story of a farmer who murders his wife and then starts to have a guilt trip. This psychological thriller is another highly anticipated adaptation from Stephen King.
Friday the 13th Parts 4, 5, 6 and 7 begin streaming on Oct. 26 as hockey-masked psychopath Jason Voorhees returns in the horror franchise. Each of these films will take us through an adventure that promises violent and horrific deaths. Marathon, anyone?
If you're a fan of the Scream franchise like yours truly, then you’ll enjoy Slasher: Guilty Party (Oct. 15), which follows a woman who returns to her hometown years after the grisly slaying of her parents. But of course, another serial killer waits as he recreates crimes from the past. Are you getting goosebumps yet?
On a lighter note, the adorable kids from Stranger Things return for a second season on Oct. 27. In the aftermath of the Demogorgon, the town is still at risk from a sinister entity. As a bonus, we can confirm we’ll be seeing Eleven again.
Starting Oct. 3, a young man and his friends stumble across a medieval board game called 13 Demons.
Need Me Some Drama
If you liked Gossip Girl, then the modern reboot of the 1980s prime time soap opera Dynasty (Oct. 12) might just be the drama you’re craving. It follows two wealthy families in America and how they leverage control over the lives of their children.
Sandra Bullock gives a power-packed performance in the political dramedy Our Brand is Crisis (Oct. 1). Season two of the popular series Riverdale -- very loosely based on the Archie comics -- doubles the drama and mystery, picking up right after Archie’s dad is shot in the diner. Yeah, this series doesn't really resemble the comics you enjoyed as a kid, but it's oh-so addictive!
Crazy for Crimes
Get into the minds of criminals as two agents learn profiling techniques to catch bad guys in the new Netflix original series Mindhunter (Oct. 13). Or you could join Johnny Depp for his portrayal of notorious criminal Whitey Bulger in Black Mass (Oct. 1).
Another must-watch is Patriots Day (Oct. 1) starring Mark Wahlberg, based on the 2013 Boston Marathon terrorist bombing. It’s a riveting story of survival, heroism and the strength of a community.
A thriller on my watch list is Wheelman (Oct. 20), which follows a getaway driver fighting for his life after a bank robbery goes wrong. His car is full of money and his family is in danger, so he races against the clock to figure out who cheated him.
Just for Laughs
For a dose of laughter, Adam Sandler and Ben Stiller join forces in The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (Oct. 13), in which three adult siblings return to New York to attend their father’s (Dustin Hoffman) new art exhibition.
Another option for laughs is Learning to Drive (Oct. 15), which follows a Manhattan writer who gets driving lessons from a Sikh instructor.
Season eight of The Vampire Diaries (Oct. 21) will find Stefan continuing his search for Damon, months after his disappearance. Also on mine and Tribute's radar is the R.L. Stine-adapted movie Goosebumps (Oct. 11), which gets a thumbs up from us.
Lastly, The Babysitter (Oct. 13) is a Netflix original film that follows a 12-year-old boy who stays up late at night to spy on his hot babysitter (Bella Thorne). However, he finds out she's a member of a satanic cult in league with the Devil. Yup, you can imagine what happens next (check out the photo to the right).
Here is a complete list of series and films streaming in October -- and make sure to scroll to the bottom to find out what’s leaving Netflix this month.
Happy haunting, until next month! ~ Marriska Fernandes
As You Are
Boys in the Trees
Equestria Girls: Tales of Canterlot High - Season 1
Generation Iron 2
Lockup: Disturbing the Peace: Collection 1
Valley of the Dolls
Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown
Rodney Carrington: Here Comes The Truth - Netflix Original
Bonus Family (Bonusfamiljen) - Season 1 - Netflix Original
It Was Fifty Years Ago Today! The Beatles: Sgt Pepper And Beyond
Chelsea - Season 2 - Netflix Original - New Episodes Weekly
ID-0 - Season 1 - Netflix Original
Kibaoh Klashers - Season 2
Once Upon a Time - Season 6
Scandal - Season 7
Skylanders Academy - Season 2 - Netflix Original
Word Party - Season 3 - Netflix Original
Chris Brown: Welcome To My Life
Christina P: Mother Inferior - Netflix Original
Ali G Indahouse
Dynasty - Season 1 - Netflix Original - New Episodes Weekly
Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang
The Kite Runner
Dragons' Den - Season 14
Kingdom Of Us - Netflix Original
Super Monsters - Season 1 - Netflix Original
Supernatural - Season 12
Voltron: Legendary Defender - Season 4 - Netflix Original
Jane The Virgin - Season 4 - New Episodes Weekly
This is Not What I Expected
LEGO: City - Season 1
West Coast Customs - Season 6
What We Did on Our Holiday
Deep Undercover Collection: Collection 1
Patton Oswalt: Annihilation - Netflix Original
War of the Worlds
Do the Right Thing
Haters Back Off - Season 2 - Netflix Original
One of Us - Netflix Original a
The Day I Met El Chapo: The Kate del Castillo Story - Netflix Original
Wheelman - Netflix Film
The Hunt - Season 1
Wanted - Season 1 - Netflix Original
Wanted - Season 2 - Netflix Original
The Final Master
Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold - Netflix Original
Life in Pieces - Season 2
Judah Friedlander: America Is The Greatest Country In The United States - Netflix Original
Ben's at Home
The Dark Knight
Mad Max: Fury Road
P.S. I Love You
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring