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Horror and More: What’s Coming to Netflix, Hulu and Amazon in October 2017

October is right around the corner — and so is Halloween! Let’s take a look at what new stuff — spooky and otherwise — is coming to the big three!

Scary Stuff for Spooky Streaming

This is Halloween… month. What better time to bundle in with your horror favorites? Well, we’ve got a number for you — the biggest, of course, is the return of Stranger Things (Netflix, October 27). And speaking of TV, the complete Season 5 of American Horror Story (Hulu, October 4) and Season 6 hits Amazon on October 1.

There are a number of horror franchises and their sequels available too. We recommend, Cult of Chucky (Netflix, October 3), the 1979 and 2005 versions of The Amityville Horror (Hulu, October 1 for both), Candyman 3: Day of the Dead  (Hulu with Showtime, October 1), Pet Sematary and Pet Sematary 2 (both Amazon, October 1), Blair Witch (Amazon, October 7) and Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Amazon, October 1).

Other scary favorites include the recent cannibal thriller Raw (Netflix, October 4). David Lynch’s classic Blue Velvet (Hulu with Showtime, October 1) is another must see. There’s also the true-crime story of The Boston Strangler (Hulu with Showtime, October 1). Not to mention the innovative Canadian zombie thriller, Pontypool (Hulu, October 1).

And finally, we’re scared that Netflix thinks anyone wants to watch Chris Brown: Welcome To My Life (October 7).

 

More Movies You Should Know About

Of course, not everyone likes to be scared. If you’re a hallo-weenie, we’ve got you covered too. We’re particularly excited for The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson (Netflix, October 6). There’s also the HIV activism documentary How to Survive a Plague (Hulu, October 1). On a similar LGBTQ theme is Stonewall (Hulu, October 3) — but given that it presented a ridiculous, whitewashed version of the true story, you might want to give that a pass.

Tarantino fans who missed it in the theaters rejoice — The Hateful Eight (October 25) is coming to Netflix! Classic film Clueless (Amazon, October 1) is also coming to streaming. We’re also excited for Patton Oswalt: Annihilation (Netflix, October 17), the first comedy special after his wife’s sudden, tragic death. Cartoon fans will be happy to learn the complete Season 7 of Adventure Time (Hulu, October 19) is coming too. Finally, we’re curious about Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold (Netflix, October 27).

 

Watch Them Before They’re Gone

The good lord giveth, and the good lord taketh away. There are a few great films you should watch while you still can. We recommend David Lynch’s lesbian noir Mulholland Dr. (Netflix, October 1) and Kubrick’s The Shining (Netflix, October 1).

If you’re a fan of the Broad City Season 4 premiere, catch up on Sliding Doors (Amazon, October 7) while you still can. We also recommend perhaps the Coen Brothers’ darkest film No Country For Old Men (Amazon, October 9) — and their second darkest, Barton Fink (Netflix, October 1). And finally, if you just want to laugh, make sure to catch Beavis and Butthead Do America (Hulu, October 31).

New On Netflix in October

October 1

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 2

Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown
Sleeping with Other People

October 3

13 Demonds
Rodney Carrington: Here Comes The Truth
Cult of Chucky
The Survivalist

October 4

Raw

October 5

Bonus Family (Bonusfamiljen), Season 1
Schitt’s Creek, Season 3
The Fosters, Season 5

October 6

ID-0, Season 1
Skylanders Academy, Season 2
Suburra, Season 1
The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson
Word Party, Season 3

October 7

Chris Brown: Welcome To My Life
Middle Man

October 10

Christina P: Mother Inferior
The Skyjacker’s Tale

October 11

Donnie Darko

October 12

Fe de Etarras

October 13

El Especial de Alex Fernández
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

October 15

Belief: The Possession of Janet Moses
Lego: City, Season 1
Money
OtherLife
She Makes Comics
West Coast Customs, Season 6

October 17

Patton Oswalt: Annihilation
Slasher: Guilty Party

October 19

Wedding Unplanned

October 20

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

October 23

Meet the Robinsons
While We’re Young

October 24

Wanted, Seasons 1-2
The Mist, Season 1

October 25

The Hateful Eight
The Final Master
La Querida del Centauro, Season 2

October 26

Strange Weather

October 27

Stranger Things 2
Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold

October 28

Pup Star: Better 2Gether

October 30

Judah Friedlander: America Is The Greatest Country In The United States

October 31

Zumbo’s Just Desserts, Season 1

New on Hulu in October

October 1

Air Force One
Alice
The Amityville Horror (1979)
The Amityville Horror (2005)
And God Created Woman
Bad Ass
Bad Ass 2: Bad Asses
Bananas
The Blood Oranges
Blue Steel
Blue Velvet
Bolero
The Boston Strangler
Bowling For Columbine
Brief Interviews with Hideous Men
Candyman 3: Day of the Dead
Carrie
Chinatown
Class
Congo
Cool It
Curse of the Pink Panther
Dead Men Can’ t Dance
The Descent
Deep Impact
Detention
Diminished Capacity
The Dogs of War
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex
The Falcon and the Snowman
A Feast at Midnight
Felicia’s Journey
Flyboys
F/X
F/X 2
The Gambler
The Gift
The Godson
Groundhog Day
Hide
Hollywood Homicide
Home of the Brave
Hoop Dreams
How to Survive a Plague
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2
I am David
The Illusionist
Island in the Sky
Joyride
Kill Bill: Volume 1
Kill Bill: Volume 2
Kill List
Last Night
The Last Waltz
Legend of Kung Fu Rabbit
Little Ninjas
Lost and Delirious
Love and Death
Malibu Beach
Malibu High
Mammoth
Married to the Mob
Midnight in Paris
A Midsummer Night’s Sex Comedy
Mission Park
Murder of Crows
National Lampoon Presents Cattle Call
National Lampoon’s Dirty Movie
National Lampoon’s Dorm Daze 2: College 
National Lampoon’s Van Wilder – The Rise of Taj
Nick of Time
North Dallas Forty
Nukie
The Original Kings of Comedy
The Patriot
The Pink Panther Strikes Again
The Pink Panther
The Pink Panther
Platoon
Poltergeist II: The Other Side
Poltergeist III
Pontypool
Psychic
The Presidio
The Prowler
Quigley down Under
Rambo
Revenge of the Pink Panther
Rodger Dodger
Room 237
S.W.A.T.
School for Scoundrels
Secretary 
SFW
A Shot in the Dark
Sleepaway Camp 2: Unhappy Campers
Sleepaway Camp 3: Teenage Wasteland
Sleepy Hollow
Smallville, Complete Seasons 1-10
Snatch 
The Snowtown Murders
Son of the Pink Panther
Spanish Judges
Spoonful of Sex
Stage Beauty
Stand Off
State Property 2
Stigmata
Strip Club Slayer
The Stoned Age
Stranger in the House
Stuart Saves His Family
Swingers
The Blair Witch Project
The US vs. John Lennon
Thirteen Days 
Throw Momma from the Train
Trail of the Pink Panther
Troll
Troll 2
True Colors
Under Fire
Underclassman 
Walter
The Warriors
Whore 2
Zombie Nation
Zoolander 

October 2

Saturday Night Live, Season 42 Premiere

October 3

America’s Funniest Home Videos, Season 27 Premiere
Stonewall 

October 4

The Mindy Project, Season 5 Premiere
American Horror Story, Complete Season 5
Conviction, Series Premiere
Timeless, Series Premiere

October 5

Velvet, Series Premiere

October 6

Clash of the Corps, Series Premiere

October 7

City of Gold 
Paranoia

October 8

Uproarious, Series Premiere
45 Years
Carol 
Martin Lawrence Doin’ Time: Uncut

October 10
Freakish, Series Premiere

October 11

Please Like Me, Complete Season 3
Knife Fight 

October 12

American Housewife, Series Premiere
Chicago Fire, Season 5 Premiere
Fresh Off the Boat, Season 3 Premiere
The Middle, Season 8 Premiere
The Real O’Neals, Season 2 Premiere
Tyler Perry’s Daddy’s Little Girls

October 14

Venus in Fur 
Witching & Bitching 

October 15

Safari Brother: Series Premiere
The Funhouse Massacre
Varsity Blues 

October 16

Alpha Dog

October 18

How to Build a Better Boy 
The Suite Life 
Twitches, Too 
T’was the Night 
Halloween High 
Return to Halloweentown 

October 19

Chance: Series Premiere
Adventure Time, Complete Season 7
StarTalk with Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Season 3 Premiere
Years of Living Dangerously, Series Premiere

October 20

The Librarians, Complete Season 2

October 21

Spectre 

October 22

Weiner 

October 23

Gringo: The Dangerous Life of John McAfee 
Shine a Light 

October 25

A Brilliant Young Mind 

October 28

X-Rated 2: The Greatest Adult Stars of All Time

Coming to Amazon in October

October 1

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 2

Song to Song
Beauty and the Baker, Season 1

October 3

American Horror Story, Season 6

October 4

Blood Hunters
Save My Seoul

October 5

The Americans, Season 5

October 6

The Fashion Hero, Season 1

October 7

Blair Witch
Megan Leavey

October 9

Inside Edge

October 11

5150

October 13

City of Ghosts 
Lore, Season 1
Sigmund and the Sea Monster, Season 1

October 14

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

October 15

The Other Dream Team
The Whole Truth

October 18

Fight for Space

October 20

The Wall 
Red Oaks, Season 3

October 25

Awaken the Shadowman
The Liberators

October 26

Strange Weather

October 28

Arrival

October 29

Priceless