As Halloween approaches, Netflix is set to release some binge-worthy series that will put their viewers in the spirit. Here are five of the shows coming within the next few months that are, as Netflix says, “worth the wait.”
“Manifest” Season 4 Part 1
If you haven’t been keeping up with this show, it’s about a group of passengers of flight 828 that mysteriously returns to New York five years later than when the plane took off from Jamaica. This show was originally an NBC original and was canceled in June 2021. Netflix managed to bring it back for another season to fill the holes left behind. The trailer for this season shows us that the eerie mystery of the plane and its passengers is far from over. Creator Jeff Rake told EW, “the end game won’t change at all,” and that he does plan on completing the story after its premature cancellation. Netflix’s description says this season takes place two years after the death of the character Grace (Athena Karkanis) and the mystery of flight 828, as well as all the questions surrounding it, will be answered in this two-part season.
“Manifest” Season 4 part 1 will be available to stream on Netflix Nov. 4.
This Netflix Originial is a comedy horror series spinoff of the famous Tim Burton movie, “The Addams Family” (1991). Except, this time, the story surrounds the antisocial, spine-chilling daughter of the family, Wednesday Addams (Jenna Ortega). This show follows Wednesday on her journey through a high school called Nevermore Academy. It is Wednesday’s attempt at being “normal” and “social,” something anyone who has watched the 1991 film knows is the opposite of Wednesday Addams. Get ready to see Gomez Addams (Luis Guzman) and Morticia Addams (Catherine Zeta-Jones) on the screen once again. The trailers so far show this series will be jam-packed with both comedic relief and mystery to create a wonderful resurgence of the classic family-friendly horror movie.
“Wednesday” will be available to stream on Netflix this Fall, but no official release date has been announced.
“The Midnight Club”
From the producers of “The Haunting of Hill House” and “The Haunting of Bly Manor,” this thriller series seems to be up to par with the level of horror as these past two creations. In a hospice care center for terminally ill teenagers, eight patients meet every night at midnight to try summoning a spirit to give them a sign. This fresh take on Christopher Pike’s 1994 novel has an even more perilous plot than their hunger for spiritual contact: the first teenager to die must send the rest of the group a sign from the afterlife, according to the show’s description. The series is circulated around the main character Ilonka (Iman Benson) who, according to Bloody Disgusting, ended up at Brightcliffe hospice care after having to put her bright future on hold due to her terminal illness. Based on the trailer and description, this show will be filled with supernatural scares and heartbreak.
“The Midnight Club” will be available to stream on Netflix Oct. 7.
“Conversations with a Killer: The Jeffrey Dahmer Tapes”
A limited series for true crime lovers. We have seen multiple content releases in the past about Jeffrey Dahmer, like “Dahmer” (2002) and “My Friend Dahmer” (2017). What seems to set this series apart from the rest, is the raw footage and content we’ll see. Viewers will be able to listen to Dahmer’s confessions, see courtroom footage and get significant details of his infamous crimes. It’s worth noting that there is another Dahmer series coming this fall, also a Netflix original, called “Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story.” There isn’t a lot of information on whether or not this will be a dramatization or if it will be similar to “Conversations with a Killer.” Either way, true crime watchers are in for a treat.
“Conversations with a Killer: The Jeffrey Dahmer Tapes” will be available to stream on Netflix Oct. 7
“Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities”
Guillermo del Toro’s terrifying anthology will not disappoint fans of classic horror with a twist. The collection is split into eight separate episodes, all based on a short story that shares the same name. Del Toro says in Netflix’s First Look of the series, “each of the episodes has a whole world. They present you with different delights. Some are savory, some are sweet.” Some of the recognizable stories that are played on in this collection are “The Babadook” and “Twilight.” He made it known in his interview that each episode has a different director, but the same amount of effort is put into every character so viewers can experience the visuals of monsters and “delights” as realistically as possible. Out of all five shows described, this seems to be the most graphic and spooky show for you to indulge, starring household names like Eric André and Andrew Lincoln. It will be released in segments: Two episodes will be released every night, leading up to the full eight episodes being accessible by Halloween.
The first two episodes of “Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities” will be available to stream on Netflix Oct. 25.
By Amena Ahmed