As September is coming to an end, many streaming services are slowly announcing their October movie and show releases. This year, the list consists of many thrilling and haunting films that are perfect to watch during the Halloween season. Here are five movies that will be available to stream this October:
1. “Totally Killer”
Eighties slasher movies are always a joy to watch during the Halloween season, and what better way to kick off the month than by watching Amazon Prime’s new slasher movie “Totally Killer?” The film is about a masked killer resurging on Halloween night after their last slaying in 1987. Pam (Julie Bowen), the mother of 17-year-old Jamie (Kiernan Shipka) warns her daughter of the dangerous murderer. However, Jamie ignores her mother’s warning and ends up face-to-face with the masked killer, resulting in an accidental time-travel back to 1987. Forced to navigate the unfamiliar culture, Jamie teams up with her teenage mother to take down the murderer once and for all. If you enjoy both time-travel and slasher movies, this film is the perfect film for you to add to your October watchlist.
“Totally Killer” will be available to stream on Oct. 6 on Amazon Prime.
2. “The Blackening”
It’s no secret that horror films are often rife with stereotypes and cliches. One of the most prevalent ones is the token character, which is when a horror cast only has one character that isn’t white and almost always never survives. “The Blackening” pokes fun at this trope with an all-Black cast and a tagline that reads, “We can’t all die first.” This film centers around a group of Black friends who reunite on a weekend getaway at an ill-fated cabin in the woods. However, their trip takes an unexpected turn when they find themselves trapped in a remote cabin with a twisted killer. Forced to play by the killer’s rules, the friends soon realize that this game is anything but ordinary. With a unique combination of horror and comedy, “The Blackening” brings a new take on the genre that is a must-watch.
“The Blackening” will be available to stream on Oct. 4 on Starz.
3. “Haunted Mansion”
If you’re looking for a light-hearted scare, “Haunted Mansion” is just the movie for you to stream this coming month. The film follows a single mother named Gabbie (Rosario Dawson) and her 9-year-old son Travis (Chase Dillon) as they move into a ghost-filled mansion. However, they quickly discover that their newly bought estate is not what they anticipated and try to seek help to get rid of the ghosts. This help includes support from a priest, a paranormal tour guide, a psychic and a historian. With a stellar cast and refreshing storyline based on the beloved Disney ride, “Haunted Mansion” is one film you don’t want to miss this Halloween.
“Haunted Mansion” will be available to watch on Oct. 4 on Disney+.
4. “Fair Play”
If scary movies are not your thing, don’t fret because Netflix is releasing a thrilling drama film this October that is well worth checking out. “Fair Play” centers around two individuals, Emily (Phoebe Dynevor) and Luke (Alden Ehrenreich), who both work at the same hedge-fund firm. The two fall in love and become a thriving couple at work. However, their relationship becomes complicated when one of them gets an unexpected promotion. This promotion skews the dynamic of their relationship significantly which causes the two to face some tough interpersonal challenges. With “Bridgerton” star Dynevor and “Oppenheimer” star Ehrenreich as the lead roles, you can’t expect anything but a top-notch movie.
“Fair Play” will be available to watch on Oct. 13 on Netflix.
5. “Five Nights at Freddy’s”
The terrifying video game “Five Nights at Freddy’s” is finally getting its own movie adaptation and it’s releasing this October! The film follows Mike Schmidt (Josh Hutcherson), who starts his new job as a nighttime security guard at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza, a family entertainment center consisting of a pizzeria and an indoor amusement park. After settling into his new job, Mike soon makes the frightening discovery that the multiple animatronic mascots used to entertain families during daylight hours are more than just your average robot. They are actually alive and filled with a vengeance that will kill anyone in the building after midnight. Upon his discovery, Mike must use the limited resources around him to defend himself from the malicious mascots and survive the long night.
“Five Nights at Freddy’s” will be available to stream on Oct. 27 on Peacock.