We’re now almost into October, and September flew by. It’s almost October, so it’s time to watch many scary Netflix movies and shows like Halloween.
New Netflix movies this October include a Stephen King-adapted Luckiest Lady Alive, starring Mila Kunis; a serial killer thriller starring Jessica Chastain; and a stop-motion horror comedy film directed by Coraline. Netflix has a fantastic lineup of chills and thrills this October.
The following list includes the top Netflix movies for October, regardless of whether you are looking for something scary or suitable for all ages.
Best Netflix movies to watch in October 2022
Harrigan’s Phone, October 5
Mr. Harrigan’s Telephone is the latest in a seemingly endless string of Stephen King adaptations. Based on King’s It Bleeds novella, this movie is inspired by the same name.
Part horror movie, part coming-of-age story, Mr. Harrigan’s phone follows Craig (It star Jaeden Martell), an outcast teenager who forms an unlikely friendship with Mr. Harrigan (Donald Sutherland). Craig finds a way of keeping in touch with his deceased companion, but it has unintended consequences.
Lucky Girl Alive October 7
It’s possible to notice a trend in the Netflix movies that arrive in October. Many of them are based on books. Lucky Girl Alive stars Mila Kunis. It is adapted from Jessica Knoll’s best-selling novel.
Kunis portrays Ani FaNelli (a New York Times journalist), who appears to have it all until a filmmaker approaches her to make a documentary about her high school. The documentaryarian threatens Ani’s carefully constructed world to collapse around her as he uncovers dark secrets from her past.
The Curse of Bridge Hollow October 14
The Curse of Bridge Hollow is a must-see for movies such as Hocus Pocus or Halloween town fans. This holiday movie is family-friendly and stars Stranger Things actress Priah Fergusson and Marlon Wayans, a father-daughter team that fights a wicked spirit that brings Halloween decorations to life.
The School for Good and Evil October 19
Hogwarts is gone! A new enchanted school will be coming to us in the much-anticipated adaptation of The School for Good and Evil.
This movie is being directed by Paul Feig ( Ghostbusters, Spy ). It stars Charlize Theron, Kerry Washington, Michelle Yeoh, and Laurence Fishburne. When Sophie and Agatha, best friends, are taken to a magical school that trains heroes and villains to preserve the balance between good & evil, they find themselves on opposite sides.
The Good Nurse, October 26
The Good Nurse is based on the true story of Charles Cullen, played by Eddie Redmayne. Cullen is the most prolific serial killer recorded in history. However, his killings were much more scattered than average, and his motives were unclear. Cullen was a nurse for 16 years and probably killed 40 more.
The film is adapted from The Good Nurse by Charles Graeber and is used as the basis of a forthcoming documentary Capturing The Killer Nurse. Jessica Chastain portrays a nurse in The Good Nurse. After a series of mysterious deaths, her character is suspicious of her colleague and takes risks to discover the truth.
Hellhole, October 26
Hellhole, a Polish horror film by the makers of Nobody Sleeps in The Woods Tonight, is an option for those looking for something more traditional. Hellhole is set in 1987 in a monastery and follows the monks who run a clinic for people who have been demonized. An officer on the lookout for mysterious disappearances discovers dark truths about the clergy of the remote monastery.
All Quiet at the Western Front, October 28
Edward Berger, a Grimme Award winner, directs this epic antiwar drama based on Erich Maria Remarque’s best-selling novel. Berger wanted to make a cinematic version of the book because Remarque was a German WWI veteran.
Paul Baumer, a 1917 German soldier, lies about his age to enlist with his friends. They all have romanticized the idea of being a soldier. Paul is overwhelmed by the realities of war and finds that he has very little training.
Wendell and Wild October 28
This highly anticipated stop-motion horror comedy film is directed by Henry Selick and features the Scheming demon brothers (voiced by Jordan Peele and Keegan Michael Key). Kat, a 13-year-old girl, helps summon them to the Land of the Living. It’s based on a screenplay that he co-wrote with Peele.
What Netflix movie are you most excited about in October?