What To Watch On Netflix This October

what to watch on netflix october 2020 halloween and horror tv and films

With October literally only days away, there’s one main thing on everyone’s minds... Halloween! And while we may not be able to go out and enjoy the scary shenanigans we normally get up to, we can definitely still stay in and gorge on horror and Halloween themed films. 

So, to prevent you from spending more time scrolling through Netflix trying to choose something to watch than you actually spend watching (yes, we’re all the same!), we’ve made it things easy. We’ve collated a list of our favourite scary, spooky and spinetingling things to watch on the streaming service over the next month… 

Spooky TV Shows And Films To Watch On Netflix In October 2020 

The Haunting of Bly Manor 

Did The Haunting of Hill House creep you out a little back in 2018? Well this new series follows on in its spooky footsteps and is a loose adaptation of Henry James’ classic ghost story The Turn of the Screw. 

Release date: 9th October

A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting (2020) 

Based on the book by author Joe Ballarini, this Netflix movie adaptation follows a high school babysitter who battles the Boogeyman and his monsters when they abduct the boy she’s looking after on Halloween. 

Release date: 14th October 

Unfriended (2014) 

Social media can already be scary stuff, but in this horror movie from Universal things get worse. Six teens whose cyberbullying drove their classmate to kill herself become the target of an online stalker with a lethal agenda. 

Release date: 16th October 

Paranormal Activity 4 (2012) 

If 1, 2 and 3 weren’t enough, Paranormal Activity 4 is coming to Netflix this October and is guaranteed to make you jumpy at even the smallest of noises in your own home. Continuing tradition, this film picks up where the second film left off (the third was based in the 1980s). It’s been five years since the disappearance of the previous main characters, and time for new suburban family to move into the haunted home. And when a mysterious child moves in for a few days, strange events start happening all over again. 

Release date: 1st October 

Unsolved Mysteries Volume 2 (2020) 

Not quite ghosts and ghouls, but definitely another great way to spend your Halloween. Another set of cold cases around disappearances and deaths are explored in the second volume of the hit true-crime docuseries. 

Release date: 19th October 

Hubie Halloween (2020) 

A more light hearted take on Halloween. In Adam Sandler’s latest Netflix film, he plays Hubie DuBois, a well-intentioned but slightly dopey community volunteer who spends each Halloween exhaustively ensuring his neighbours celebrate the holiday safely. This film’s start studded cast also includes Kevin James, Julie Bowne and Maya Rudolph. 

Release date: 7th October 

Feel Good Films And Shows To Watch In October 2020

If horrors aren’t for you, why not cosy up this autumn with a girly, feel good film or tv series? These are our favourites that’ll be landing in the coming weeks. 

Emily in Paris (Season 1) 

In this romance series, Chicago marketing exec Emily Cooper lands her dream job in Paris. Jetting off to Europe, she embraces her adventurous new life while juggling work, friends and romance. 

Release date: 2nd October 

Dolly Parton: Here I Am (2019) 

Who doesn’t feel good watching and listening to Dolly? Covering her moving, musical journey, this documentary details the people and places who have helped shape Dolly Parton’s iconic career. 

Release date: 6th October 

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005) 

This early 2000s classic is coming to Netflix this month and we couldn’t be more excited!  

Follow four best friends as they spend their first ever summer apart. In a bid to stay in touch as much as possible, they pass around a pair of magical denim jeans that fits each one of them, despite their different body structures. What life was like before a simple whatsapp group chat, ey! 

Release date: 1st October 

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