Halloween is almost upon us, and Netflix has released some more binge-able delights to celebrate the season!
From fun family frights to downright bone-chilling horror to watch after the kids have gone to bed, here are 10 new Netflix Originals to add to your Halloween watch list.
And if you’re looking for more spooky suggestions on Netflix, check out last year’s post featuring 13 originals for a Halloween binge.
The highly anticipated follow-up to The Haunting of Hill House, which features some familiar faces from the hit 2018 series, is more of a dreamy, gothic horror in the same vein as Crimson Peak. Victoria Pedretti stars as Dani, an American schoolteacher who is hired as the au pair to an odd brother and sister, Miles and Flora, at a manor in the English countryside in the 1980s. Hill House’s Carla Gugino and Henry Thomas have also returned, and new faces include Rahul Kohli, T’Nia Miller, and Amelia Eve.
In this clever take on gentrification, a group of young friends are fighting to save their Bronx neighborhood from a band of vampires. The horror-comedy stars Jaden Michael, Gerald W. Jones III, and Gregory Diaz IV along with Method Man, The Kid Mero, Chris Redd, and Zoe Saldana.
When a young refugee couple narrowly escapes war-torn South Sudan and tries to settle into a small town in England, they discover that their new home has an evil secret just below its surface. The feature film debut for writer/director Remi Weekes, it stars Ṣọpẹ́ Dìrísù, Lovecraft Country‘s Wunmi Mosaku, and The Crown’s Matt Smith. It made its debut earlier this year at the Sundance Festival and premieres on Netflix October 30.
The Netflix revival of Unsolved Mysteries was an instant hit when it debuted in July, and they’ve released six new episodes this month just in time for your Halloween binge. A must-watch is “Tsunami Spirits,” with stories from people in Japan following 2011’s massive earthquake and tsunami, and the strange encounters experienced by the survivors.
The latest series from Ryan Murphy takes the main antagonist from One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and gives her an origin story. Murphy muse Sarah Paulson executive produces and stars as Mildred Ratched, a nurse who begins working at a psychiatric facility in Northern California. While she presents herself as a dedicated caregiver, a darkness is growing within her. The miniseries also features Cynthia Nixon, Sharon Stone, Sophie Okonedo, Corey Stoll, and American Horror Story alum Finn Wittrock.
Based on the YA book by Joe Ballarini, A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting is the perfect fall movie for the entire family to enjoy. It stars Tamara Smart as Kelly, a teen stuck babysitting on Halloween while her friends are having fun at a party. To make the situation even worse, monsters abduct Jacob, the kid she’s watching. With the help of a secret society of babysitters from around the world, Kelly tries to save Jacob from the monsters, led by the Grand Guignol (Tom Felton).
In the latest Netflix original from Adam Sandler’s production company, Happy Madison, Sandler stars as Hubie, a resident of Salem who discovers real monsters are on the loose and it’s up to him to save Halloween. The all-star cast features Julie Bowen, Maya Rudolph, Tim Meadows, Kenan Thompson, Ray Liotta, Steve Buscemi, and Stranger Things’ Noah Schnapp.
The sequel to 2017’s The Babysitter picks up the story two years later, with Cole (Judah Lewis) trying to forget about defeating the satanic cult led by his babysitter, Bee. When old enemies return, it’s up to him to defeat the forces of evil once again. Robbie Amell, Bella Thorne, Ken Marino, and Leslie Bibb also star.
In the latest film adaptation of the 1938 gothic romance by Daphne du Maurier, Lily James stars as the new wife of widower Maxim de Winter (Armie Hammer) and moves to Manderley, his family’s estate on the English coast. As she tries to settle into married life, she is at odds with the shadow of Maxim’s first wife, Rebecca, and her haunting legacy that is kept alive by the housekeeper, Mrs. Danvers (Kristin Scott Thomas). It’s a beautifully filmed psychological thriller that will have you asking if Mrs. de Winter will ever live up to the ghost of her husband’s dead wife.
Not everyone likes to be scared, but if you’re looking for an entertaining mystery with fun disguises and a dash of patriarchy-smashing feminism, look no further than Enola Holmes. In it, Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things) stars as the adventure-seeking kid sister of Sherlock and Mycroft Holmes, played by Henry Cavill and Sam Claflin, respectively, and daughter to Eudoria Holmes, played by Helena Bonham Carter. Sixteen-year-old Brown impressively serves as an executive producer on the film as well!
Once you’ve popped some popcorn and grabbed a handful of fun-sized candy bars, which new Netflix offering will you be watching this Halloween? Scared to watch alone? Add Wiretap to Chrome and then curl up on your couch to watch along with friends and fans around the world!
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