Horror Series/Movies Coming to Netflix in October 2017

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The night of Halloween will soon be upon us, and that means that you’ll have to find a Horror show or Movie to match the atmosphere. Luckily for you Netflix are welcoming plenty of new spooky flicks this month. 

It should go without saying, but Netflix does already host a number of Horror titles far beyond what we have listed today. Anything from the newly released Netflix Original Little Evil to the classic Stephen King title The Shining. Check out our complete list of Horror TV series on Netflix.

Without further ado, here are all the brand new Horror titles that we will be welcoming in October.

Stranger Things (Season 2) Netflix Original Series

Release Date: October 27th, 2017

Arguably one of the most popular and best Netflix Originals to come out of 2016 was ‘Stranger Things’. The fantasy Horror pays homage to many great films of the past and clearly takes many influences of Stephen King and Spielberg. When a young boy disappears in the somewhat secretive town of Hawkins, his friends must set out to find him, with the help of a police chief and the boys’ somewhat crazed mother. On the 27th of October, we will be welcoming season 2 to Netflix.

Ghost Patrol (2016)

Netflix Release Date: October 1st, 2017

Ghost Patrol is an animated kids show following the adventure of Gabi and Spence. They are a team of supernatural pest control, who are on the hunt for ghosts. Before they are called to investigate the old Geist Manor they had never seen a ghost, but will they discover more than they bargained for. If you don’t want to put something too scary on for your children this Halloween, Ghost Patrol is a perfect choice.

13 Demons (2016)

Netflix Release Date: October 3rd, 2017

The 3rd of October brings us 13 Demons, a Jumanji style film about a group of friends who stumble across the long-banned medieval board game aptly titled “13 Demons”. The board has been linked throughout the years to many brutal unexplained deaths, but the group decides to play anyway, and soon find themselves deeply in over their heads. If you are Dungeons and Dragons fan, this low-budget film might appeal to you.

Donnie Darko (2001)

Netflix Release Date: October 11th, 2017

A Cult classic starring Jake Gyllenhaal as Dannie Darko, a troubled teenager who often sees a large bunny who manipulates him into committing crimes. This is one of those films that will leave you thinking and re-thinking, even after it finishes (in a good way). The instant classic is a perfect film to re-watch this Halloween, especially now you will be able to stream it on Netflix.

MINDHUNTER (Season 1)  Netflix Original Series

Release Date: October 13th, 2017

A brand new Netflix Original tells the story of two FBI agents tasked with tracking down and studying serial killers. They are on the forefront of criminal minds, and because of that, they have almost no idea where to start. The show stars Jonothan Groff and Holt Mccallany and is a promising addition to the Netflix catalogue. 11 episodes are set to premiere on the 13th of October, so that should keep you pretty interested in, until season 2 releases sometime in 2018.

Belief: The Possession of Janet Moses (2015)

Release Date: October 15th, 2017

The true story of “The Wainuiomata exorcism” is told in this documentary coming to Netflix on the 15th of October. The documentary attempts to shed light on the extra-ordinary possession and death of Janet Moses, a member a New Zealand family. The film has been praised for its great acting and even though it contains dramatizations the main story is powerful and well executed.

Slasher (Season 1)

Release Date: October 17th, 2017

Slasher is a gruesome horror/mystery centred around a young woman called Sara, whose parents were brutally murdered years ago. After Sara returns to the town, a copy-cat killer begins to strike, the horrific past comes flooding back. Many Horror fans have been pleasantly surprised with this suspenseful series from start to finish.

1922 (2017) Netflix Original Movie

Release Date: October 20th, 2017

Stephen Kings novella 1922 is being adapted by Netflix and is perfect for any King fans. The film follows the simple farm life of Wilfred James, his son and his Wife. After Arlette (his wife) becomes convinced of selling the farm and moving to the city, they become enraged and plan her brutal murder. After her death, they are convinced her restless spirit haunts the farm.

Cult of Chucky

Netflix Release Date: October 24th, 2017

The seventh in the Chucky franchise is coming to Netflix next month, titled ‘The Cult of Chucky”. Originally starting all the way back in 1988 under the title of ‘Child’s Play’ Chucky is a doll who is inhabited by a serial killers soul, who is determined to transfer it into a human body. The doll is an iconic horror figure that has become embedded in pop culture. If you’re feeling nostalgic or just want a bit of unrated thrilling horror, The Cult of Chucky is a great pick.

The Mist (Season 1)

Release Date: October 24th, 2017

The second Stephen King adaptation to come this month is the 1st season of ‘The Mist’, a horror taking place in a small American town. A sinister and thick mist engulfs the community and its residents, slowly causing widespread panic. The show has had mixed criticism since its first debut on Spike, but any hardcore fan of Stephen King should give season 1 a watch.

What are you going to be watching this Halloween? Tell us in the comments below!

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Alex Hirlam has been a contributor to What's on Netflix and provided weekly roundups for Australia and Canada as well as other features. Alex came to What's on Netflix for an apprenticeship where he spent a year and a half maintaining the libraries of the two regions as well as contributing content. Resides in Norwich, UK.