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New on Netflix in October 2018: 'tis the season to be spooky

Netflix is our favorite way to enjoy movies, TV and documentaries on our various devices, but it can be hard to keep track of all the cool content coming and going every month. What are the new arrivals and which ones deserve your precious viewing time? In this monthly list, we'll answer these questions with our best tips for Netflix.

Netflix: best shows and movies coming in October 2018

While it's not possible to do a comprehensive analysis of all the new shows and movies coming to Netflix this month, we've presented a few special recommendations below.

Heeeeere's Johnny! The Shining kicks off the spooky season

Naturally, October is the month we love to binge on scary movies during the lead up to Halloween, and Netflix is ready to cater to our needs, and it's kicking off with a stone cold classic.

Stanley Kubrick adaptation of Stephen King’s 1977 novel became a box office smash, no small thanks to star Jack Nicholson's twisted portrayal of tortured writer Jack Torrance, whose winter retreat in an out-of-the-way hotel takes a dark turn (and then some).

Available: October 1

The Haunting of Hill House - a new spooky series to binge

Based on the Shirley Jackson novel of the same name, this series follows a group of siblings who grew up in what would become the most notorious haunted house in America. As adults, it's up to them to deal with the “ghosts of their past” that still lurk in the dark corners of their minds. Oh, and in the house, too.

The series flips between storylines in past and the present to show how the children grew up and were shaped by their fears from a young age...and how the past has affected the challenges they face as adults.

Available: October 12

Bodyguard: the latest gritty Brit hit

October isn't all ghouls and ghosts. There's also drama. One of the biggest breakout UK TV series in years is migrating from the BBC to Neftlix, and it's a can't-miss political thriller.

Set in London's shadowy corridors of power, Bodyguard tells the story of David Budd, a heroic but unstable war veteran now working as a Specialist Protection Officer for the Royalty and Specialist Branch (RasP) of the London Metropolitan Police Service. Assigned to protect the ambitious and powerful Home Secretary Julia Montague, Budd finds himself repulsed by the political and ethical stance of his charge, and drawn into a complex web of intrigue where he has to make difficult choices between his duty and his morals.

Available: October 24

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Yes, the teenage witch)

Netflix pitches this as a "dark reimagination of the Archie comic", although you might have gotten to know Sabrina through the Melissa Joan Hart sitcom vehicle. Since this comes from the same creative team who brought us the gritty reboot of Riverdale, it's safe to say that The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina won't quite be the family-friendly fun of previous iterations.

16-year-old Sabrina Spellman comes of age and into her powers in this series, and with that comes a choice...the path of light, or the path of darkness? So long as there's Salem the talking cat, I'm all over it.

Available: October 26

Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj

Yes, it's all a bit grim in this month's recommendations, so why not have a comedic palette-cleanser right before Halloween proper? Hasan Minhaj, Daily Show alumni and 2017 White House Correspondents Dinner host will head his own new talk show series Patriot Act, set to premiere this October.

Minhaj has already been a hit on Netflix, winning a Peabody award this year with his stand-up special Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King. The new weekly talk show from the Daily Show veteran surely won't hesitate to explore some pointed questions in America's cultural and political landscape, leavened by Minhaj's comic stylings and incisive wit.

Available: October 28

So, what else is on?

October 1

  • Angel Eyes
  • Anger Management
  • Billy Madison
  • Black Dynamite
  • Blade
  • Blade II
  • Blazing Saddles
  • Empire Records
  • Gotham: Season 4
  • Kevin Hart: Laugh at My Pain
  • Kevin Hart: Seriously Funny
  • Must Love Dogs
  • My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rollercoaster of Friendship
  • Mystic River
  • New York Minute
  • Once Upon a Time in America
  • Pay It Forward
  • Pee-wee’s Big Adventure
  • Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
  • Rumble in the Bronx
  • She’s Out of My League
  • Sommersby
  • The Dead Pool
  • The Devil’s Advocate
  • The Green Mile
  • The Lake House
  • The NeverEnding Story
  • The Shining
  • V for Vendetta
  • Zack and Miri Make a Porno

October 2

  • Joe Rogan: Strange Times
  • MeatEater Season 7
  • Monty Python: The Meaning of Life
  • Monty Python’s Life of Brian

October 3

  • Truth or Dare

October 4

  • Creeped Out
  • The Haunting of Molly Hartley
  • Violet Evergarden: Special: Extra Episode

October 5

  • Big Mouth Season 2
  • Malevolent
  • Little Things Season 2
  • Super Monsters Save Halloween
  • Super Monsters Season 2
  • Elite 
  • Private Life 
  • Dancing Queen 
  • Empire Games
  • Private Life
  • Super Monsters Season 2
  • The Rise of Phoenixes
  • YG Future Strategy Office

October 8

  • Disney’s Sofia the First Season 4
  • Mo Amer: The Vagabond

October 9

  • Terrace House: Opening New Doors Part 4

October 10

  • 22 July 
  • Pacto de Sangue

October 12

  • Apostle
  • FlightWorld
  • The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell
  • The Haunting of Hill House
  • Feminists: What Were They Thinking?
  • Errementari: The Blacksmith and the Devil
  • ReMastered: Who Shot the Sheriff
  • Tarzan and Jane: Season 2
  • The Boss Baby: Back in Business: Season 2
  • The Kindergarten Teacher

October 19

  • Haunted
  • Daredevil Season 3
  • Salt, Fat Acid, Heat 
  • Wanderlust 
  • Hip-Hop Evolution Season 2
  • Wild District
  • Accidentally in Love
  • Ask the Doctor
  • Best.Worst.Weekend.Ever.
  • Derren Brown: Sacrifice
  • Gnome Alone
  • Illang: The Wolf Brigade
  • Larva Island
  • Making a Murderer Part 2
  • Marvel’s Daredevil Season 3
  • The Night Comes For Us
  • Wanderlust

October 21

  • Robozuna

October 23

  • Adam Sandler 100% Fresh

October 24

  • Bodyguard

October 25

  • Great News: Season 2

October 26

  • Chilling Adventures of Sabrina 
  • Castlevania Season 2
  • Shirkers
  • Been So Long
  • Dovlatov
  • Jefe
  • Terrorism Close Calls

October 27

  • Girl from Nowhere

October 28

  • Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj

October 30

  • Fate/EXTRA Last Encore: Illustrias Geocentric Theory
  • The Degenerates

October 31

  • Goldie & Bear: Season 2
  • Gun City

What are you looking forward to seeing on Netflix in October? Let us know in the comments!

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