New This Week on Netflix (October 12th, 2018)

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‘The Haunting of Hill House.’ Image: Steve Dietl/Netflix

Netflix is serving up some October goodies.

You are in for lots of treats this weekend, streamers! Settle in and get ready to say goodbye to the rest of the world for a while. And don’t forget your comfy socks. The selection this weekend is going to keep you very busy.

Below are my picks for the week. I have seen them all and would personally recommend them.

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For your convenience, a full list of the titles added this week is at the end of this article. To keep up with new additions be sure to follow our What’s New page, updated daily.

Samin Nosrat stars in ‘Salt Fat Acid Heat’ streaming now on Netflix.

The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell: Season 1 Netflix Original

This isn’t your usual DIY show. It’s a baking show with a plot. There’s an actual story that goes along with the fantastic creations being made. And did I mention the puppets? The series is co-produced by the Jim Henson Company’s Creature Shop. Let me tell you, those puppets are pretty funny. The show has a wonderful strange sense of humor that deserves to be appreciated. For example, one of the puppets is unhappy and decides to burn the house down. Christine McConnell stands and says “What have I said about arson?” The puppet replies “Never leave evidence.” You’re going to like this show.

The Kindergarten Teacher Netflix Original

This tense drama stars Maggie Gyllenhaal as a teacher who develops an unhealthy interest in one of her students. Captivated by one of his poems she is determined to see that he gets the proper attention. She inserts herself into his life. Gyllenhaal is fantastic as a desperate woman struggling to be heard.

The Haunting of Hill House: Season 1 Netflix Original

Inspired by the book by Shirley Jackson, this series is about five siblings who grew up in the most famous haunted house in America. Now as adults, they’re reunited by a tragic event and forced to finally confront the ghosts of their own pasts. This series is wonderfully put together. I believe it may be the best thing I have seen on Netflix in some time. Be sure to make room in your schedule to binge this one.

Complete List of New Titles Added This Week:


  • Seven in Heaven (2016)
  • My Suicide (2009)
  • Mugamoodi (2012)
  • Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana (2012)
  • Pulang (2018) Netflix Original
  • Kismat Konnection (2008)
  • The Rainbow Troops
  • Kaminey (2009)
  • Garuda Di Dadaku (2009)
  • Tales From the Hood 2 (2018)
  • Filosofi Kopi The Movie (2015)
  • 22 July (2018) Netflix Original
  • 211 (2018)
  • The Kindergarten Teacher (2018) Netflix Original
  • Kuntilanak (2006)
  • Errementari: The Blacksmith and the Devil (2017) Netflix Original
  • Apostle (2018)


  • Sofia the First (Season 4)
  • Terrace House: Opening New Doors (Season 4) Netflix Original
  • Salt Fat Acid Heat (Season 1) Netflix Original
  • Lockup: Extended Stay (Season 1)
  • Blood Pact (Season 1) Netflix Original
  • The Haunting of Hill House (Season 1) Netflix Original
  • The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell (Season 1) Netflix Original
  • Knightfall (Season 1)
  • Fightworld (Season 1) Netflix Original
  • Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan and Jane (Season 2) Netflix Original
  • Black Heart (Season 1)


  • Rock in the Red Zone (2015)
  • ReMastered: Who Shot the Sheriff
  • Feminists: What Were They Thinking? (2018)


  • Mo Amer: The Vagabond (2018)
New This Week on Netflix (October 12th, 2018)

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Cheryl has written for What’s on Netflix for over three years. She’s a confessed streaming addict and also runs a Netflix based community on Facebook with over 10,000 users. Cheryl specializes in documentaries and covers weekly additions for the US in addition to breaking news stories. She is the Weekend Editor for What’s On Netflix. Cheryl resides in Virginia, USA.