As Halloween slowly approaches, Netflix will start ramping up its horror output of both its own Original content and new horrors its acquired over the past few months. Below we have the current list of horror related content heading your way!
It’s a great time to be a horror fan on Netflix. Netflix has put a lot of TLC for its horror loving audience over the past few years and that doesn’t look to change anytime soon. With some amazing acquisitions recently you’ll be feasting on your eyes on guts and gore, trembling in fear and sleeping with the light on again soon. From Witches and Werewolves to Zombies lets take alook at what’s in store below.
American Horror Story: Cult
Cast: Sarah Paulson, Even Peters, Cheyenne Jackson, Billie Lourd, Alison Pill, Emma Roberts
Release Date: September 18th
The 7th season of American Story will be available to stream as of the 18th of September, currently, one of FX’s biggest shows the series has had a strong following on Netflix ever since the first and second seasons aired almost 5 years ago now. Season 7 of the horror anthology series focuses on the fictional city of Brookfield Heights, Michigan which has been left divided by the 2016 Presidential election. Distraught by the result, Restaurant owner Ally Mayfair Richard’s long-standing phobias return, finding herself terrorized by masked clowns, she pushes those close to her away leading them to believe the Clowns a figment of her Imagination fuelled by her Anxiety and her Paranoia.
The Series sees some of the original cast returning such as Sarah Paulsen and Evan Peters both of which have appeared in every season of the show. Emma Roberts is returned to show after her 2-year hiatus after Freakshow ended.
Walking Dead (Season 8)
Cast: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Lauren Cohen, Chandler Riggs, Jeffrey Dean Morgan
Release Date: September 23rd
It’s ALL OUT WAR. Coming soon to Netflix is Season 8 of AMC’s The Walking Dead. The 8th season will be available to stream on September the 23rd. This season brings one of the most highly anticipated story arcs for fans of the Comic All Out War, the cast from last season returns including Andrew Lincolns reprisal of Rick Grimes to which Andrew Lincoln has publicly announced that upcoming season 9 will be his very last. So All Out War sees the alliance of Alexandria, The Kingdom and Hilltop pitted against Negan’s saviours. Loyalties are questioned, old enemies become friends and old friends could soon become enemies.
Hold the Dark (2018)
Cast: Jeffrey Wright, Alexander Skarsgard, Riley Keough, James Bloor, James Badge Dale
Release Date: September 28th
Jeffrey Wright is mostly known for his current role on HBO’s Westworld but he’s taken time out of his busy schedule to appear in this foreign Netflix Original movie coming in September. Wright’s character is hired as an investigative journalist to help a woman find out what happened to her three children suspected of being killed by wolves. The latest in Netflix’s Original horror’s excuse the pun but the film looks very chilling and tense, I don’t know what it is about Alaska but they always seem to hide Monsters or evil serial killers!
The 3rd Eye
Cast: Jessica Mila. Bianca Hello, Citra Prima, Denny Sumargo, Anita Hara
Release Date: September 28th
The film in its Native tongue is called Mata Batin which translates too as Inner Eyes or the 3rd Eye in English, listed as a Netflix Original the film actually debuted in Jakarta, Indonesia back in November of 2017 and after some length of time has finally made its way over to Netflix. The premise of the film is as follows; Alia decides to leave Bangkok and return to Jakarta once after her parents died. She and Abel, her teenage sister, moved into their childhood home away from the city but all is not what it seems.
The movie was a big hit with its audience in Indonesia, within the first few days saw over 130,000 audience members seeing the movie and only after 2 weeks over 1,000,000 people had seen the film, now these may seem like small numbers considering the number of people there is in Indonesia but for Indonesian cinema that is a massive achievement.
Super Monsters Save Halloween
Cast: Britt McKillip, Ian James Corlett, Elyse Maloway, Vincent Tong, Erin Matthews
Release Date: October 5th
Now don’t let the child-friendly looking wrapper fool you, this is actually the scar-.. I couldn’t even finish typing that sentence without chuckling to myself. But yes you are correct and 10 points for observation this is not, in fact, a horror but obviously a movie your children can enjoy with the run-up to Halloween!
There isn’t a trailer yet, but the film will follow the adventures of the Super Monsters as they go on an adventure to save Halloween.
The Haunting of Hill House
Cast: Michiel Huisman, Carla Gugino, Henry Thomas, Elizabeth Reaser, Kate Siegel, Timothy Hutton
Release Date: October 12th
Mike Flanagan has quickly become one of the shining lights in the horror world with a string of hits over the past few years. He’s become a staple of the Netflix horror library having produced Gerald’s Game and Before I Wake. 10 episodes of The Haunting of Hill House are dropping on Netflix. The series is a modern-day adaptation of the book from the same name.
The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
Cast: Kiernan Shipka, Ross Lynch, Jaz Sinclair, Miranda Otto, Lucy Davis, Michelle Gomez
Release Date: October 26th
Say goodbye to child-friendly Sabrina and hello Dark and Edgy Sabrina! Coming soon on October 26th is Netflix’s adaptation of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Based on the comic of the same name sees Sabrina in 1960’s Greendale, in a public a perfectly normal teenager that loves to hang out with her friends and boyfriend and is a popular cheerleader at Baxter High School, yet none of her friends nor her boyfriend are aware of her existence as a Witch.
As her Sixteenth birthday gets closer and closer she soon has to make the choice of becoming a full Witch or to pursue a normal life with her Boyfriend Harvey. Unaware of the evil intentions afoot against her and her family soon Sabrina will have to face her biggest challenge yet.
These next two titles haven’t been confirmed for 2018 and in actual fact, we’re not expecting them to land until 2019 at the earliest. The reason for these mentions? Because they’re going to be incredible horror shows coming to Netflix.
10 After Midnight
Release Date: Unknown
We’re not expecting this to actually arrive in 2018 but we thought it’d be a good idea to whet your appetite for this upcoming anthology horror series from Guillermo del Toro. The Oscar-winning director has been busy over the past few years has had a large involvement in Netflix’s own Trollhunters. 10 After Midnight has been described as an amped up cross between Black Mirror and American Horror Story. If that hasn’t sold you, then we don’t know what will.
A few more updates
- Netflix has picked up the production of Slasher for season 3 although there have been no dates confirmed as of yet.
- Stranger Things season 2 came to Netflix last year in Halloween but won’t in 2018 as season 3 isn’t expected until summer 2019.
- Scream is renewed for season 3 but hasn’t had its release announcement just yet.