Netflix just announced a mind-blowing lineup of genre films, series, and specials coming to the platform just in time for Halloween.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. And even though the apocalypse is keeping too many of us home this Halloween season, at least we still have the one thing that never lets us down: horror movies.
This year, Netflix is seriously upping its genre game with an outstanding lineup of chills and thrills from now until the witching hour. Whether it’s a call from beyond the grave or coming from inside the house, Netflix has all the hair-raising, door-locking, keep-the-lights-on treats to get you in the spooky mood this fall.
The spine-chilling shindig gets started this week with several killer new releases.
September 8 – INTO THE NIGHT Season 2
While we leave our Flight 21 passengers at the end of Season 1 having finally found refuge from the sun in an old Soviet military bunker in Bulgaria, unfortunately their respite is cut short when an accident ruins part of their food supply. Suddenly chased back out above ground, they must travel to the Global Seed Vault in Norway as a desperate attempt to secure their survival. But they are not the only ones with that idea… In the name of the greater good, our group will have to split up, play nice with the hosting military crew, and make sacrifices in a race against time.
September 9 – LUCIFER
This is it, the final season of Lucifer. For real this time. The devil himself has become God… almost. Why is he hesitating? And as the world starts to unravel without a God, what will he do in response? Join us as we say a bittersweet goodbye to Lucifer, Chloe, Amenadiel, Maze, Linda, Ella and Dan. Bring tissues.
September 10 – Prey
On his bachelor party weekend, Roman, his brother Albert and their friends go on a hiking trip into the wild. When the group hear gunshots nearby, they attribute them to hunters in the woods. However, they soon find themselves in a desperate bid for survival when they realize that they have fallen prey to a mysterious shooter.
Check out the trailer right here.
Every Wednesday, Netflix will premiere a new frightful flick that you won’t want to miss.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 – NIGHTBOOKS
When Alex (Winslow Fegley), a boy obsessed with scary stories, is trapped by an evil witch (Krysten Ritter) in her magical apartment, and must tell a scary story every night to stay alive, he teams up with another prisoner, Yasmin (Lidya Jewett), to find a way to escape.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 – INTRUSION
When a husband and wife move to a small town, a home invasion leaves the wife traumatized and suspicious that those around her might not be who they seem. Freida Pinto and Logan Marshall-Green star in INTRUSION, directed by Adam Salky.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 – NO ONE GETS OUT ALIVE
Ambar is an immigrant in search of the American dream, but when she’s forced to take a room in a boarding house, she finds herself in a nightmare she can’t escape.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6 – THERE’S SOMEONE INSIDE YOUR HOUSE
After moving to live with her grandmother in Hawaii, a teenager must confront her past after fellow students at her school are murdered.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13 – FEVER DREAM
This film will tell the haunting story of broken souls, toxins, looming environmental and spiritual catastrophes, and the ties that bind a parent to a child.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20 – NIGHT TEETH
A college student moonlighting as a chauffeur picks up two mysterious women for a night of party-hopping across LA. However, when he uncovers their bloodthirsty intentions and their dangerous, shadowy underworld, he must fight to stay alive.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27 – HYPNOTIC
A young woman seeking self-improvement enlists the help of a renowned hypnotherapist. But after a handful of intense sessions, she discovers unexpected and deadly consequences.
We’ll be watching and reviewing the full slate of spooky treats from Netflix throughout September and October, so be sure to tune in with us — and stay tuned to Morbidly Beautiful!
But that’s not at all! Check out these other perverse pleasures headed your way.
SEPTEMBER 7 – SQUID GAME
A mysterious invitation to join the game is sent to people at risk who are in dire need of money. 456 participants from all walks of life are locked into a secret location where they play games in order to win 45.6 billion won. Every game is a Korean traditional children’s game such as Red Light, Green Light, but the consequence of losing is death. Who will be the winner, and what is the purpose behind this game?
SEPTEMBER 24 – MIDNIGHT MASS
From The Haunting of Hill House creator Mike Flanagan, MIDNIGHT MASS tells the tale of a small, isolated island community whose existing divisions are amplified by the return of a disgraced young man (Zach Gilford) and the arrival of a charismatic priest (Hamish Linklater). When Father Paul’s appearance on Crockett Island coincides with unexplained and seemingly miraculous events, a renewed religious fervor takes hold of the community – but do these miracles come at a price?
Created and directed by Flanagan, the seven-episode limited series also stars Kate Siegel, Rahul Abburi, Crystal Balint, Matt Biedel, Alex Essoe, Annarah Cymone, Annabeth Gish, Rahul Kohli, Kristin Lehman, Robert Longstreet, Igby Rigney, Samantha Sloyan, Henry Thomas, and Michael Trucco. The series is executive produced by Flanagan and Trevor Macy for Intrepid Pictures.
The new trailer just dropped today. Check it out below.
SEPTEMBER 29 – THE CHESTNUT MAN
From the creator of The Killing, The Chestnut Man is set in a quiet suburb of Copenhagen, where the police make a terrible discovery one blustery October morning. A young woman is found brutally murdered in a playground and one of her hands is missing. Next to her lies a small man made of chestnuts.
The ambitious young detective Naia Thulin (Danica Curcic) is assigned to the case, along with her new partner, Mark Hess (Mikkel Boe Følsgaard). They soon discover a mysterious piece of evidence on the chestnut man — evidence connecting it to a girl who went missing a year earlier and was presumed dead — the daughter of politician Rosa Hartung (Iben Dorner).
OCTOBER 1 – SCAREDY CATS (NETLIX KIDS & FAMILY)
On Willa Ward’s twelfth birthday, she inherits a beautiful charm necklace that belonged to her mother, who was a witch. She soon learns 2 bad witches, Wilma and Wanda are after her locket so they can have ultimate power, and she alongside her best friends Scout and Lily turn into cats to escape. They must learn to use the necklace and her witch powers to defeat the bad witches and save their town.
OCTOBER 5 – ESCAPE THE UNDERTAKER
In this interactive film featuring WWE Superstars, The Undertaker has set a trap for the decorated tag team The New Day at his mansion. What they don’t know: The Undertaker’s mansion is an extreme Haunted House, packed to the brim with supernatural challenges. It’s up to viewers to decide the fate of these three poor souls trying to survive the wrath of The Undertaker.
OCTOBER 8 – A TALE DARK & GRIMM (NETLIX KIDS & FAMILY)
Based on the best-selling book series by Adam Gidwitz, the animated series follows Hansel and Gretel as they run away from home to find better parents…or at least ones who won’t chop off their heads! As Hansel and Gretel leave their own story and venture through other classic Grimm fairy tales, unexpected narrators’ guide us through their encounters with witches, warlocks, dragons and even the devil himself.
As the siblings roam a forest brimming with menacing foes, they learn the true story behind the famous tales, as well as how to take charge of their destinies and create their own happily ever after. Because once upon a time, fairy tales were awesome.
OCTOBER 15 – SHARKDOG’S FINTASTIC HALLOWEEN (NETLIX KIDS & FAMILY)
The Sharkpack gets ready for Halloween with the spooky legend of the “Fearsome Fog” — and Sharkdog must save trick-or-treating from a slimy sea monster!”
OCTOBER 15 – YOU: SEASON 3
In Season 3, Joe and Love, now married and raising their baby, have moved to the balmy Northern California enclave of Madre Linda, where they’re surrounded by privileged tech entrepreneurs, judgmental mommy bloggers and Insta-famous biohackers. Joe is committed to his new role as a husband and dad, but fears Love’s lethal impulsiveness. And then there’s his heart.
Could the woman he’s been searching for all this time live right next door? Breaking out of a cage in a basement is one thing. But the prison of a picture-perfect marriage to a woman who’s wise to your tricks? Well, that’ll prove a much more complicated escape.
COMING IN OCTOBER – LOCKE & KEY: SEASON 2
After their father is murdered under mysterious circumstances, the three Locke siblings and their mother move into their ancestral home, Keyhouse, which they discover is full of magical keys that may be connected to their father’s death. As the Locke children explore the different keys and their unique powers, a mysterious demon awakens — and will stop at nothing to steal them.
From Carlton Cuse (Lost, Bates Motel) and Meredith Averill (The Haunting of Hill House), Locke & Key is a coming-of-age mystery about love, loss, and the unshakable bonds that define family. Locke and Key on Netflix is the television adaptation of the best-selling comic book series by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez for IDW Entertainment and returns this October for Season 2.
COMING IN OCTOBER – NOBODY SLEEPS IN THE WOODS TONIGHT PART 2
Nobody Sleeps In The Woods 2 is a continuation of the first Polish slasher film, based on a screenplay by Mirella Zaradkiewicz and Bartosz M. Kowalski, who also directed the film. The main character of the film is Adaś, a young, lonely, unhappy policeman from a small village in Podlasie. Ignored by his colleagues and beautiful and extremely confident Wanessa, the shy boy is looking for his place in the world.
In the sequel, we will also learn more about the fate of Zosia, who will show a completely new and surprising face. The film is a perverse, ironic, grotesque and bloody story about looking for love and discovering one’s own self in a world that divides us more than it unites us. It’s a slasher that will turn genre rules upside down this time.
In addition to a treasure trove of film premieres and new seasons of your favorite shows, many genre gems are landing on Netflix for the first time.
- The Guardian
- Hotel Del Luna: Season 1
- Level 16
- Mars Attacks!
Available September 16
- Jaws 2
- Jaws 3
- Jaws: The Revenge
Available September 19
Available October 1
- Are You Afraid of the Dark?: Season 1
- The Cave
- The Devil Inside
- Ghost (1990)
- Till Death
Available October 9
- Insidious: Chapter 2
Available October 26
- Roswell, New Mexico: Season 3
Available October 31
- Incident in a Ghostland
Finally, in case you crave more terrifying treats, here are some summer screams you may have missed.
The following currently available titles are presented in alphabetic order.
The 8th Night
With prayer beads in one hand and an ax in the other, a monk hunts down a millenia-old spirit that’s possessing humans and unleasing hell on Earth.
A Classic Horror Story
A camper. A car crash. An abandoned house. Children’s music in the background. Think you’ve seen it before? Look again.
Army of the Dead
After a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas, a group of mercenaries takes the ultimate gamble by venturing into the quarantine zone for the greatest heist ever.
Global hysteria ensues after a mysterious catastrophe wipes out all electronics and takes away humanity’s ability to sleep. Scientists race against the clock to find a cure for the unexplained insomnia before its fatal effects eliminate the human race. When Jill, a former soldier, discovers her young daughter may be the key to salvation, she must decide whether to protect her children at all costs or sacrifice everything to save the world.
Black Summer: Season 2
Set in the “Z Nation” universe, this series follows a crack team of special forces as it fights for hope in the darkest hours of the zombie apocalypse.
Blood Red Sky
A woman with a mysterious illness is forced into action when a group of terrorists attempt to hijack a transatlantic overnight flight.
Brand New Cherry Flavor
A filmmaker heads to Hollywood in the early ’90s to make her movie but tumbles down a hallucinatory rabbit hole of sex, magic, revenge, and kittens.
Fear Street 1994, 1978, 1996
After a series of brutal slayings, a teen and her friends take on an evil force that’s plagued their notorious town for centuries.
After witnessing a haunting in their hospital, two doctors become dangerously obsessed with obtaining scientific proof that ghosts exist.
Kingdom: Ashin of the North
The deceased king rises and a mysterious plague begins to spread; the prince must face a new breed of enemies to unveil the evil scheme and save his people.
A woman wakes up in a cryogenic chamber with no recollection of how she got there, and she must find a way out before running out of air.
A single mother breeds locusts as high-protein food, but has trouble getting them to reproduce – until she finds they have a taste for blood.
Things Heard & Seen
After moving to a small town with her husband, a young artist begins to suspect that their home harbours some dark secrets.