The best new horror movies and TV shows on Netflix, Hulu, and more

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It’s every horror fan’s favorite time of the year: spooky season! Leaves change, empty storefronts are now Spirit Halloweens, and decorations are soaring all over town. With temperatures dropping, horror fans plan their schedule for October, the best movie month of the year. It’s as if every year more products are produced for horror hounds like streamers NetflixAnd the hollowAnd even Disney+ has learned that relatively low budgets for genre projects can lead to huge profits. This year has spawned legends with new projects related to Stephen King, Cliff Parker, Dario Argento, Ann Rice, John Carpenter, Mike Flanagan and many more. Grab your calendars and set the dates for the season’s top ten premiere horror shows, followed by ten more for those who can’t get enough.

September 30, Disney +

It’s hard to believe it’s been nearly three decades since Bette Midler, Kathy Najimi, and Sarah Jessica Parker starred in the family classic. hocus pocus for Disney. In fact, it’s hard to believe it took so long to make a sequel, but that day finally came with the release of Disney+’s new horror comedy from director Anne Fletcher (27 dresses). The charming trio He returns to Salem where the Sanderson sisters seek revenge, and this time they are joined by some familiar faces including Tony Hill, Sam Richardson, Doug Jones, and Ted Lasso Actress Hannah Wadingham. Disney isn’t the first place people think of during October, but hocus pocus 2 It could be one of the few “family horror” movies of the season.

October 2, AMC +

Almost half a century after the publication of Anne Rice Interview with the vampireAnd nearly 30 years after the controversial release of Neil Jordan with Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt, beloved characters Louis de Points du Lac and Lystat de Lioncourt are back in style, elegance and style. New weekly series on AMC and AMC+. Once again, the story is framed as an interview, this time with an older journalist played by a weary Eric Bogosian of the world. Lewis (Jacob Anderson) tells him his story (with Lestat played by Sam Reid), a story that leans more into the homophobic undercurrents of the source material than the film and evolves into a really clever look at class, race, gender, and power — along with some vampire viciousness, of course.

Anne Rice interview with the vampire

October 7, Hulu

Fast – look no further! how many Hillrice Movies do you think exist? The answer is ten! Yes, the franchise that began with a 1987 release by the influential Clive Parker for his novel hell heart It was a sequel machine, mostly gruesome. However, there is reason to hope that things will turn out with this reboot. why? Well, Hulu recently revived a franchise with a mini movie called victim By turning her into a talented director, she’s done something similar here by giving the talented David Bruckner creative control. boss ritual And the night house It’s quickly becoming one of the more interesting voices in horror, and it would be great to see how he tackles the Pinhead legend in a way that feels new.

October 7, Netflix

If it’s October, Netflix has a file Mike Flanagan nickname. It has become as reliable as pumpkin-flavored coffee and beer. boss Chase Hill House And the Midnight Mass He was such a successful generator of the streaming giant that he had to name a suite of the company’s offices after him. His latest series looks like one of his most interesting, based on the 1994 novel of the same name by writer Christopher Pike, revived by a cast of relative newcomers (with horror icon Heather Langenkamp. Nightmare on Alam Street It was thrown for fun.) New Faces play a group of terminally ill teenagers who gather in the basement of their hospice facility to tell scary stories. Things get weird. A young man appears to be dealing with themes previously explored by Flanagan in his more adult works including Hill House. In other words, it sounds pretty massive, and it’s likely another definite hit for Flanagan-Netflix.

October 7, Disney +

Academy Award-winning composer Michael Giacchino has taken the director’s chair for the first time for this promising special from the MCU and Disney+. But don’t expect any familiar faces from Avengers or Guardians of the Galaxy in this one. No, Project Giacchino seems to be indebted to the mythical universal monster movies more than anything else in the modern era. Gael Garcia Bernal plays the titular werewolf, who first appeared in a Marvel comic 50 years ago. This creature of the night is actually a monster hunter, and he’s teamed up with Elsa Bloodstone (Laura Donnelly) and other monster hunters in a legendary contest. werewolf at night It’s been in production for years – there were plans for a feature film back in 2001 – so it’ll be interesting to see how it makes it to the first independent MCU special, Giacchino is said to be close to an episode of Twilight Zone.

October 9, Showtime

John Agvid Lindqvist’s 2004 novel was already a movie twice, first with its original title in a critically acclaimed Swedish edition and then in a US remake called let me in. The TV version of the story, about a pre-teen vamp and her new BFF, premieres on Showtime and the streaming service this month. The great Demián Bichir plays Mark, the father of a girl named Eleanor (Madison Taylor Baez) who hasn’t aged for a decade. Ellie is a vampire, whom Mark tries to hide as he searches for a cure. Meanwhile, Grace Gummer plays a scientist searching for her own cure to heal her vampire brother, while Anika Noni Rose plays a policeman and mother to a child named Isaiah (Ian Foreman), a bullied child who befriends Eleanor.

October 14, peacock

Michael Myers never really finish, truly? of course not. But The end of Halloween It will be the last film in the latest David Gordon Green trilogy, the one that started in 2018 Halloween Jamie Lee Curtis brought back the franchise as Laurie Strode. She returned in this latest movie, a movie said about a new killer named Corey Cunningham; It also witnesses the return of Will Patton as well as the first man to play the format, Nick Castle. Halloween kills It wasn’t cool, but let’s hope Green and his pals figured out how to bring this trilogy into an exciting final chapter before someone else resurrects Michael on another trip around Haddonfield, Illinois, in a few years’ time.

October 19, FX

Like Ryan Murphy Dahmer – The Beast: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story (Smart title!) Exacerbates criticism and amplifies subscribers, fans are already speculating about Murphy’s next project, the latest iteration of his sweetheart. american horror story. Let’s be honest, Murphy fans: It’s been a few years since then AHS Important (maybe since 2017 religious sect?), but there is reason to hope that the eleventh batch of Forex Tyrant will be back in shape. Of course, Murphy is bringing back some of his familiar faces to play again, including Billy Lord, Leslie Grossman, Nico Gretham, and Zachary Quinto, who weren’t on the scene. AHS the world since then seek refuge. The first half of the season is set in the 1960s, and the second in the 1970s, both set against the backdrop of the gay scene in New York, and the show promises some appearances from Big Apple legends like Patti LuPone, Sandra Bernhard, and Joe Mantello. The announcement of the series’ premiere date included the phrase “New Season. New City. New Concerns.” New potential for AHS.

American Horror Story: New York City

October 25-28, Netflix

Oscar-winning director Pan . maze And the nightmare alley He put his name in an incredibly promising anthology series that premiered just before Halloween. The series will tell eight stand-alone tales, two of which are based on an original work by del Toro. Not much is known about the plots, but the accumulated talent behind the camera (and front) is amazing. Episodes directed by Jennifer Kent (Babadook), David Pryor (empty man), Guillermo Navarro (Academy Award-winning cinematographer Del Toro), Keith Thomas (stay up), Panos Cosmatos (mandy), Catherine Hardwicke (twilight), Anna Lily Amirpour (Girl walking home alone at nightand Vincenzo Natalicube). This is a killer combination. It might be this year’s TV horror event. One last thing worth noting: Netflix is ​​publishing this episode, releasing two episodes daily from October 25-28. You probably can’t handle it all at once.

October 28, Netflix

Henry Selick, the genius behind Nightmare Before Christmas And the CoralineHe’s finally back with a new project, and he’s bringing Key & Peele with him. With Selick, Jordan Peele co-wrote this twisted story of a pair of demons (voiced by Pell and Keegan Michael Key) who become attached to an orphan girl named Kat. When they conspire to get what they want by bringing her parents back to life, chaos occurs. After the film’s premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, critics rave about Selick’s stunning character design and world-building in this expertly crafted stop-motion experience. It’s something that should work for any fan of Selick’s previous projects, which should really be anyone reading a feature like this.

monsters (Netflix, September 27) – Rob Zombie wrote and directed this adaptation of the television classic about a family that is not an ordinary part of the neighborhood.

Halloween Scary Evil Special Solar Opposites (Hulu, Oct. 3) – the gang behind Solar opposites Take the time to get a stand-alone special featuring Korvo who is basically terrified of everything related to the ill-fated holiday. It has appeared from Crypt Keeper!

Chucky: season two (Syfy Channel, Oct 5) – The Killing Game returns for Season 2 on Syfy and USA Network.

Mr. Harrigan’s phone (Netflix, Oct 5) – John Lee Hancock (hidden sideTake out this excerpt from Stephen King’s short story about a young man who befriends a millionaire (Donald Sutherland) who may have found a way to communicate from beyond the grave.

the course of death (Cheddar, October 6) – Joseph and Vanessa Winter wrote and directed this SXSW song that falls exclusively on Shudder about a livestream that goes into wrong – wrong – wrong haunted house. I had some fun early on – Sam Raimi’s energy.

dark glasses (Cheddar, October 13) Dario Argento is back! Legendary director Giallo released his first film since 2012 in a limited theatrical release and a quick dip from Shudder.

The curse of the hollow bridge (Netflix, Oct 14) – Marlon Wayans and Bria Ferguson (Weird thingsStars in a family horror movie about a girl who unleashes something that brings back Halloween decorations in her suburb to life.

The curse of the hollow bridge

Good and Evil School (Netflix, Oct. 19) – Directed by Paul Feig, this story is based on a book by Suman Chinani starring Charlize Theron, Laurence Fishburne, Kerry Washington, and Michelle Yeoh. The cast hints at a potential streaming hit that might be more YA fantasy than horror, but it’s still supposed to be scary enough to qualify.

Good and Evil School

V / H / S / 99 (Cheddar, Oct 20) – release V / H / S / 94 It gave new life to the found flicks anthology series, and the latest iteration includes clips directed by Winters (the course of death), flying lotus (kosoand Johannes RobertsStrangers: prey at night).

Go Pop’s Haunted Halloween Hangout (Cheddar, Oct. 21) – Joe Bob Briggs and Chowder go together like Halloween and candy. Little is known about the latest legendary critic, but that won’t stop fans from putting it on their calendars.

Go Pop’s Haunted Halloween Hangout

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