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Everything coming to Netflix, Amazon Prime, and HBO Now in October

Everything coming to Netflix, Amazon Prime, and HBO Now in October


Perhaps you’ve heard of this tiny show called Stranger Things

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Halloween season is finally upon us, so you might expect your streaming service of choice to be filled with dozens of new slasher flicks, gothic thrillers, and serial killer movies. (The whole creepy killer clown thing is currently being handled in both movie theaters and on cable TV, so you’re already covered there.)

What’s fascinating, though, is that there’s actually not a huge influx of traditional horror titles coming in October — but what is on its way shouldn’t be missed. We’ll start with Netflix, because the service is getting director Julia Ducournau’s cannibal movie (and festival favorite) Raw, the first season of its new David Fincher thriller Mindhunter, and Richard Kelley’s Donnie Darko. There’s also this really tiny show called Stranger Things, which is getting a second season on October 27th. I almost thought about leaving that mention out, because there is such a rabid fervor over the return of Stranger Things that most of you may have already noted the release date in your calendars. But then I rewatched the trailer, and the Michael Jackson Thriller reveal gave me chills again, so there you go.

Leaving Netflix in October? Titanic (not technically a horror movie, but judge for yourself), Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining (really?), and the complete Friday Night Lights series. Is nothing sacred?

Amazon Prime is leaning into the Halloween season with the release of Lore, its six-episode series adaptation of Aaron Mahnke’s terror and folklore podcast. That’s coming on October 13th, and over the course of the month, the service will also be releasing Doug Liman’s The Wall, the studio’s original film starring John Cena and Aaron Taylor-Johnson as two US soldiers that get pinned down by a sniper in Iraq. Denis Villeneuve’s incredible Arrival will also be coming to Amazon Prime in October, as will director Mary Lambert’s adaptation of the Stephen King classic Pet Sematary.

As for HBO… well HBO is just getting down to business with the scary movies. The service will be adding Split, Lights Out, The Darkness, and The Purge: Election Year. It will be adding The Ninth Gate, in which Johnny Depp acts like an actual human being while searching for a book that can raise Satan, and Constantine, which isn’t really a horror movie but is nonetheless horrifying for a host of reasons. And if that wasn’t enough, if those selections alone weren’t enough to send your heart racing, with sweat popping out on your brow as you wonder just what bad decisions led you to this place in life, there is one more thing that will surely push you over the edge: the 2006 remake of The Pink Panther.

The complete list of movies and shows for all three services is below. Sleep tight.

Coming to Netflix

October 1st

  • 88 Minutes
  • A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song
  • Before Midnight
  • Blood Diamond
  • Boogie Nights
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • Cleverman, season 2
  • Death Sentence
  • Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood
  • Eagle vs. Shark
  • Eyes Wide Shut
  • Generation Iron 2
  • Ghost Patrol
  • I Love You, Man
  • Ice Guardians
  • Lockup: Disturbing the Peace, collection 1
  • Made of Honor
  • Miss Congeniality
  • Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous
  • Must Love Dogs
  • Never Let Me Go
  • No Reservations
  • Penelope
  • PJ Masks, season 1
  • Set Up
  • The Reaping
  • Tokyo Idols
  • Tommy Boy
  • Vanished
  • Veronica

October 2nd–12th

  • Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown
  • Sleeping with Other People
  • 13 Demons
  • Rodney Carrington: Here Comes The Truth
  • Cult of Chucky
  • The Survivalist
  • Raw
  • Bonus Family (Bonusfamiljen), season 1
  • Schitt's Creek, season 3
  • The Fosters, season 5
  • ID-0, season 1
  • Skylanders Academy, season 2
  • Suburra, season 1
  • The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson
  • Word Party, season 3
  • Chris Brown: Welcome To My Life
  • Middle Man
  • Christina P: Mother Inferior
  • The Skyjacker's Tale
  • Donnie Darko
  • Fe de etarras

October 13th–19th

  • El Especial de Alex Fernández, el Especial
  • Kingdom of Us
  • Mindhunter, season 1
  • Super Monsters, season 1
  • Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
  • The Babysitter
  • The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)
  • Voltron: Legendary Defender, season 4
  • Belief: The Possession of Janet Moses
  • LEGO: City, season 1
  • Money
  • OtherLife
  • She Makes Comics
  • West Coast Customs, season 6
  • Patton Oswalt: Annihilation
  • Slasher: Guilty Party
  • Wedding Unplanned

October 20th–26th

  • 1922
  • Haters Back Off, season 2
  • One of Us
  • Smurfs: The Lost Village
  • The Day I Met El Chapo: The Kate del Castillo Story
  • Wheelman
  • Meet the Robinsons
  • While We're Young
  • Wanted, seasons 1–2
  • The Mist, season 1
  • The Hateful Eight
  • The Final Master
  • La Querida del Centauro, season 2
  • Strange Weather

October 27th–31st

  • Stranger Things, season 2
  • Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold
  • Pup Star: Better 2Gether
  • Judah Friedlander: America Is The Greatest Country In The United States
  • Zumbo's Just Desserts, season 1

Leaving Netflix

October 1st

  • 30 Rock, seasons 1–7
  • A Love in Times of Selfies
  • Across the Universe
  • Barton Fink
  • Bella
  • Big Daddy
  • Carousel
  • Cradle 2 the Grave
  • Crafting a Nation
  • Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest
  • Daddy's Little Girls
  • Dark Was the Night
  • David Attenborough's Rise of the Animals: Triumph of the Vertebrates, season 1
  • Day of the Kamikaze
  • Death Beach
  • Dowry Law
  • Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief
  • Friday Night Lights, seasons 1-5
  • Happy Feet
  • Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison
  • Hellboy
  • Kagemusha
  • Laura
  • Love Actually
  • Malcolm in the Middle, seasons 1–7
  • Max Dugan Returns
  • Millennium
  • Million Dollar Baby
  • Mortal Kombat
  • Mr. 3000
  • Mulholland Dr.
  • My Father the Hero
  • My Name Is Earl, seasons 1–4
  • One Tree Hill, seasons 1–9
  • Patton
  • Picture This
  • Prison Break, seasons 1–4
  • The Bernie Mac Show, seasons 1–5
  • The Shining
  • The Wonder Years, seasons 1–6
  • Titanic

October 19th–29th

  • The Cleveland Show, seasons 1–4
  • Bones, season 5–11
  • Lie to Me, seasons 2–3
  • Louie, seasons 1–5
  • Hotel Transylvania 2
  • Family Guy, seasons 9–14

Coming to Amazon Prime Video

October 1st

  • Abandoned Mine
  • Alcoholist
  • Apartment 1303
  • Bunker of the Dead
  • Clueless
  • Election
  • Escape from L.A.
  • Fargo
  • Ghost World
  • Ghoulies
  • Ghoulies II
  • I Believe in Unicorns
  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers
  • Jug Face
  • Margot at the Wedding
  • Needlestick
  • Pet Sematary
  • Pet Sematary Two
  • Pi
  • Queens and Cowboys
  • Scareycrows
  • Snake Eyes
  • Texas Chainsaw Massacre II
  • The Machinist
  • The Whistleblower
  • Unlimited

October 2nd–14th

  • Beauty and the Baker, season 1
  • Song to Song
  • American Horror Story, season 6
  • Blood Hunters
  • Save My Seoul
  • The Americans, season 5
  • The Fashion Hero, season 1
  • Blair Witch
  • Megan Leavey
  • Inside Edge, season 1
  • 5150
  • City of Ghosts
  • Lore, season 1
  • Sigmund and the Sea Monster, season 1
  • Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

October 15th–29th

  • The Other Dream Team
  • The Whole Truth
  • Fight for Space
  • Red Oaks, season 3
  • The Wall
  • Awaken the Shadowman
  • The Liberators
  • Arrival
  • Priceless

Coming to HBO Now

October 1st

  • Australia
  • Constantine
  • Curb Your Enthusiasm, season 9 premiere
  • The Darkness
  • Dead Presidents
  • Death Race
  • Eraser
  • Finding Neverland
  • Jackass: The Movie
  • Lights Out
  • Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
  • Monster’s Ball (Unrated Version)
  • The Ninth Gate
  • One Halloween
  • The Pink Panther
  • The Purge: Election Year
  • The Resurrection of Gavin Stone
  • Rock Dog
  • The Sandlot
  • The Sandlot 2
  • The Shack
  • Stuck on You
  • The Terminator
  • Wanted
  • X-Men Origins: Wolverine

October 6th–14th

  • Un Lugar en el Caribe (aka A Place in the Caribbean)
  • Spielberg
  • Entre Nos, part 2
  • Room 104, season 1 finale
  • Vice, season 5 finale
  • Tokyo Project
  • Fifty Shades Darker (Unrated Version)

October 16th–30th

  • La vida secreta de las parejas, series premiere
  • The Deuce, season 1 finale
  • Que Dios nos perdone (aka May God Save Us)
  • Tracey Ullman’s Show
  • John Wick: Chapter 2
  • Split
  • HBO First Look: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Leaving HBO Now

October 31st

  • Appaloosa
  • August Rush
  • Babylon A.D.
  • The Breakfast Club
  • Breaking Away
  • The Cell
  • Clockers
  • Crooklyn
  • Do the Right Thing
  • Earth Girls Are Easy
  • Hairspray
  • The Happening
  • Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay
  • Independence Day: Resurgence
  • Indignation
  • Last Man Standing
  • Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates
  • Minority Report
  • Mo’ Better Blues
  • Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising
  • Notorious
  • The Peanuts Movie
  • Sixteen Candles
  • The Sweetest Thing
  • Unforgiven
  • Victor Frankenstein