Prepare to be scared…
… And no, not because of the looming (and constant) Coronavirus news – but because Netflix is about to spook up their library with a number of new and frightening films and TV shows just in time for Halloween. But it’s not just frights the popular streaming service has in store for us next month, with a ton of new content being added for our lockdown entertainment. Read on for some of the highlights for Netflix in October 2020…
Unsolved Mysteries: Vol 2, October 19
Following its major success during lockdown, Netflix is gifting us with a second volume of the rebooted Unsolved Mysteries – with more unsolved cases for us to ponder over. Details are pretty scarce around which cases will be investigated during the brand new episodes, however, what we do know is that two of the episodes will feature cases outside of the US, and another will touch upon a paranormal mystery (perfect for Halloween!). All episodes drop on Netflix October 19th.
David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet, October 4
David Attenborough will look back on his career for the first time ever in this special documentary by Netflix, and after 93 years on our planet, he has quite the story to tell. The activist has a stark warning for viewers, however, after observing humanity’s impact on the Earth throughout his lifetime. Watch the highly rated documentary from October 4.
The Haunting of Bly Manor, October 9
Haunting of Hill House fans rejoice, there’s a new house in town – and it’s just as scary as the first. The new story is based on Henry James’ The Turn of the Screw, and follows a young nanny who is hired to care for a wealthy man’s niece and nephew. But things aren’t as they seem, as she begins to see apparitions in the manor. The series looks just as freaky as the first (creepy children included), and will unfold some haunting tales and dark secrets throughout. The full series drops October 9.
Corpse Bridge, October 1
Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride is landing just in time for Halloween, and we’re ridiculously excited to watch it over and over again. If you haven’t seen it already, the stop-motion animation stars Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter (duh, this is a Burton project) and follows a young man named Victor, who accidentally marries a skeleton called Emily while practising his wedding vows in the woods. Oops! Check it out from October 1.
Emily In Paris, October 2
From the creators of Sex and the City, Lily Collins stars as the titular Emily – a fancy marketing professional who moves over to Paris for a job opportunity. The show will follow a similar overarching theme to the fan-favourite Sex and the City as Emily tries to navigate her new life in the city of love – all while trying to maintain friendships, her career and her love life. Watch it from October 2.
The Addams Family, October 1
The Addams Family is undoubtedly an absolute Halloween classic, so its only fitting that it’s added to the streaming service in October. The comedy film follows an eccentric family whose family member has gone missing – but things take quite the turn when an evil doctor catches wind of it and hires an imposter to rob from the family. Streaming from October 1.
The Conjuring, October 1
The film that started it all – The Conjuring is the chilling story of the Perron family, who experience some seriously freaky stuff after moving into their new farmhouse. The family is forced to turn to demonologists to tackle the spirits, however, things aren’t as simple as they seem. The movie was the catalyst for a number of sequels and spin-offs, including The Nun and Annabelle. Stream at your own peril from October 1.
Line of Duty (S5), October 5
Line of Duty is back – and if you haven’t caught up already via BBC, now’s your chance. The entirety of season five is set to drop next month with more danger in store for the detectives. Six new episodes will follow the trio as they investigate an organised crime group with links to missing officer D.S. John Corbett. Watch it in full from October 5.
Other new additions to look out for:
- About Time (TBC)
- Forgetting Sarah Marshall (TBC)
- Notting Hill (TBC)
- Ready Player One (TBC)
- Pose (S2), October 1
- Kangaroo Jack, October 1
- Paranormal Activity 4, October 1
- Overlord, October 11
- Dr Seuss’ The Grinch (2018), October 11
- Rebecca, October 21