I really hope you guys have a lot of free time this month because ho-ly-shit there are a TON of horror movies leading all the way up to Halloween. There’s honestly so many that I had to pick and choose what to include here, so don’t get mad at me if I missed something (I’m sorry!). But before you start forever-scrolling through the list below, keep note of what Netflix is bringing to the table this year because they’re dropping some great stuff in October — His House looks terrifying.
Scare Me (Shudder)
Director: Josh Ruben
Cast: Aya Cash, Rebecca Drysdale, Chris Redd
During a power outage, two strangers tell scary stories. The more Fred and Fanny commit to their tales, the more the stories come to life in their Catskills cabin. The horrors of reality manifest when Fred confronts his ultimate fear.
Death of Me (VOD)
Director: Darren Lynn Bousman
Cast: Maggie Q, Luke Hemsworth, Alex Essoe
A vacationing couple must discover the mystery behind a strange video that shows one of them killing the other.
Director: Adam Leader, Richard Oakes
Cast: Neal Ward, Nadia Lamin, Frank Jakeman
A family fall victim to a series of violent murders when they invite their neighbors over for Xmas dinner.
Vampires vs. The Bronx (Netflix)
Director: Osmany Rodriguez
Cast: Jaden Michael, Gregory Diaz IV, Sarah Gadon
A group of young friends from the Bronx fight to save their neighborhood from gentrification…and vampires.
Halloween Party (VOD)
Director: Jay Dahl
Cast: Bradley Bailey, Scott Bailey, Jason Daley
A college student unwittingly releases terrifying entities from her school’s past via a Halloween themed computer meme.
Black Box (Amazon)
Director: Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour
Cast: Mamoudou Athie, Phylicia Rashad, Amanda Christine
After losing his wife and his memory in a car accident, a single father undergoes an agonizing experimental treatment that causes him to question who he really is.
The Devil to Pay (VOD)
Director: Lane Skye, Ruckus Skye
Cast: Danielle Deadwyler, Catherine Dyer, Jayson Warner Smith
After the disappearance of her husband, a struggling farmer in an isolated Appalachian community fights to save her son when the cold-hearted matriarch of the oldest family on the mountain demands payment of a debt that could destroy a decade’s old truce.
The Lie (Amazon)
Director: Veena Sud
Cast: Peter Sarsgaard, Joey King, Cas Anvar
A father and daughter are on their way to dance camp when they spot the girl’s best friend on the side of the road. When they stop to offer the friend a ride, their good intentions soon result in terrible consequences.
The Curse of Audrey Earnshaw (VOD)
Director: Thomas Robert Lee
Cast: Hannah Emily Anderson, Catherine Walker, Jared Abrahamson
A devout community suffering from a plague is torn apart by a beautiful young woman and the forces of witchcraft, black magic, and possession.
Books of Blood (Hulu)
Director: Brannon Braga
Cast: Britt Robertson, Anna Friel, Rafi Gavron
A journey into uncharted and forbidden territory through three tales tangled in space and time.
The Haunting of Bly Manor (Netflix)
Creator: Mike Flanagan
Cast: Andrew Neil McKenzie, Victoria Pedretti, Tahirah Sharif
After an au pair’s tragic death, Henry hires a young American nanny to care for his orphaned niece and nephew who reside at Bly Manor with the chef Owen, groundskeeper Jamie and housekeeper, Mrs. Grose.
The Wolf of Snow Hollow (VOD)
Director: Jim Cummings
Cast: Jim Cummings, Riki Lindhome, Robert Forster
Terror grips a small mountain town as bodies are discovered after each full moon. Losing sleep, raising a teenage daughter, and caring for his ailing father, officer Marshall struggles to remind himself there’s no such thing as werewolves.
Evil Eye (Amazon)
Director: Elan Dassani, Rajeev Dassani
Cast: Sarita Choudhury, Sunita Mani, Bernard White
A superstitious mother is convinced that her daughter’s new boyfriend is the reincarnation of a man who tried to kill her 30 years ago.
Director: Zu Quirke
Cast: Sydney Sweeney, Madison Iseman, Brandon Keener
An incredibly gifted pianist makes a Faustian bargain to overtake her older sister at a prestigious institution for classical musicians.
Love and Monsters (VOD)
Director: Michael Matthews
Cast: Dylan O’Brien, Jessica Henwick, Michael Rooker
After a Monsterpocalypse forces humans into underground colonies, a young man decides against all logic to brave the surface and face the monsters standing between him and his lost love.
Redwood Massacre: Annihilation (VOD)
Director: David Ryan Keith
Cast: Danielle Harris, Damien Puckler, Gary Kasper
Twenty years ago at the infamous Redwood Farm, the owner went mad and killed his family and himself. Shrouded in urban legend ever since, a stranger obsessed with the unsolved Redwood murders convinces a group of bereaved family members to venture into the wilderness in the hope of proving the existence of the notorious burlap bag-masked maniac. Their quest for truth sees a sinister turn of events, as the hunters become the hunted and a blood-soaked fight for survival ensues when they find that the sinister tales told of the axe-wielding psycho farmer are very real indeed.
Director: Ben Wheatley
Cast: Lily James, Armie Hammer, Keeley Hawes
A young newlywed arrives at her husband’s imposing family estate on a windswept English coast and finds herself battling the shadow of his first wife, Rebecca, whose legacy lives on in the house long after her death.
Director: Jarand Herdal
Cast: Gitte Witt, Thomas Gullestad, Thorbjørn Harr
In the starving aftermath of a nuclear disaster, a family of three attends a charitable event at hotel, which takes a dark turn when when people start to disappear.
Bad Hair (Hulu)
Director: Justin Simien
Cast: Zaria Kelley, Corinne Massiah, Elle Lorraine
In 1989 an ambitious young woman gets a weave in order to succeed in the image-obsessed world of music television. However, her flourishing career may come at a great cost when she realizes that her new hair may have a mind of its own.
The Craft: Legacy (VOD)
Director: Zoe Lister-Jones
Cast: Cailee Spaeny, Gideon Adlon, Lovie Simone
In Blumhouse’s continuation of the cult hit The Craft, an eclectic foursome of aspiring teenage witches get more than they bargained for as they lean into their newfound powers.
Truth Seekers (VOD)
Cast: Emma D’Arcy, Nick Frost, Samson Kayo
A team of part-time paranormal investigators use homemade gizmos to track the supernatural, sharing their adventures online. As their haunted stake outs become more terrifying they begin to uncover an unimaginable, apocalyptic conspiracy.
His House (Netflix)
Director: Remi Weekes
Cast: Bradley Banton, Mevis Birungi, Javier Botet
A refugee couple makes a harrowing escape from war-torn South Sudan, but then they struggle to adjust to their new life in an English town that has an evil lurking beneath the surface.
5 thoughts on “The Month in Horror Releases: October”
Dude, you weren’t kidding about Netflix. I had heard about Mike Flanagan’s sorta “Turn of the Screw,” but how the hell did I miss the news about a new Ben Wheatley flick, an adaptation of “Rebecca” no less? Too many new horror movies is the perfect amount of new horror movies.
Yeah, the Ben Wheatley movie came completely out of nowhere (typical Netflix marketing), but definitely looking forward to it – it does look a bit tame for him, though!
Typical Netflix marketing indeed. Let’s hope Wheatley is like David Lynch, and “tame” for him is still “crazy awesome” by normal director standards.
Lol, yeah good point. Will definitely be watching to find out!