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 entertainment. Read on for some of the highlights for Netflix in October 2020…
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, October 1
Blast from the past comedy Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me is coming to Netflix this October, at the perfect time, too as we head into Autumn hibernation. Starring Mike Myers, Seth Green and even a small role from Will Ferrell, the film picks up after the events of Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, as he heads off on a mission to reclaim his ‘mojo’. Watch it from October 1.
Contagion, October 1
As relevant as ever, Contagion is dropping on Netflix this month – perfectly timed to live out a real-life horror on screen for Halloween. The movie stars Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Gwyneth Paltrow and Marion Cotillard, and follows as a deadly virus takes hold worldwide. Freakishly familiar, or great Halloween entertainment? You decide. Freak yourself out from October 1.
Maid, October 1
Executive produced by Margot Robbie and based on the New York Time’s best-selling memoir Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay and a Mother’s Will To Survive, Maid is a limited series that follows Alex, a single mother who works as a cleaner to make ends meet. Overcoming both homelessness and escaping an abusive relationship, the critically acclaimed series follows Alex’s struggle as she works to create a better life for her beloved daughter. Watch it from October 1.
On My Block S4, October 4
On My Block season 4 will mark the final instalment of the cult favourite show, which has continuously scored rave reviews during its run. Consisting of ten episodes, fans will get plenty of time to say goodbye to their favourite foursome, with the storyline picking up two years after the events of season 3. Expect more partying and more drama as the characters continue to navigate life living in one of the roughest parts of the city. Stream it from October 4.
The Lighthouse, October 8
The Lighthouse garnered quite the traction upon its 2019 premiere, and now, Netflix users can finally find out what the hype is all about for themselves. Starring Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe, the horror-drama takes place on a remote island, following as a new lighthouse assistant arrives on the island – only to discover a number of strange and mysterious goings-on. Buckle up for a creepy ride on October 8.
Shazam!, October 11
Shazam! is one of the many movies that were affected by the pandemic, finally landing on Netflix over a year after its premiere. Starring Zachary Levi as the titular character, the comedic movie – which is part of the DC universe – tells the origin of superhero Shazam, with teenager Billy Batson discovering a way to transform himself with various superpowers. Watch it on October 11.
You S3, October 15
YOU is back, and it looks like Joe has his sights on a new victim. After moving to the ‘burbs with new beau Love ahead of the birth of their son, Joe finds a new obsession in his new neighbour, with more murder and crazy stalking in store for fans. But this time, it seems to cops are finally on his tail. Binge-watch it from October 15.
Last Christmas, October 16
A quintessentially British Christmas film starring the endearing Emilia Clarke, Last Christmas is a heartwarming guilty pleasure, following eclectic aspiring singer Katarina, who works in a Christmas-themed shop for her equally eclectic boss, Santa. Inspired by the songs by George Michael, the movie not only boasts a fantastic soundtrack, but also a wonderful message, too, which unfolds as Katarina begins to find a new ‘perspective on life’ after meeting a man named Tom. Get in the Christmas spirit from October 16.
Night Teeth, October 20
Megan Fox is back, and vampire flick lovers can get their fix this October. Starring alongside Sydney Sweeney, Alexander Ludwig and Debby Ryan, Night Teeth is set to be quite the wild ride, with critics expecting Fox to be back to her horror best with the upcoming flick. The movie follows as a young driver finds himself with two mysterious girls as passengers, who ask him drive them around on a night of party-hopping. Things aren’t all as they seem however, as you’d expect, with a few fangs and blood-thirsty secrets revealed along the way. Watch it on October 20.
- Halloween 1-5 (October 1)
- Seinfeld S1-9 (October 1)
- Shaun of the Dead (October 1)
- Shutter Island (October 1)
- Till Death (October 1)
- The Haunting (October 1)