Netflix Streaming Scary and Funny in October

If you stream Netflix, October is going to keep you scared… and busy!

Horror is the highlight on Netflix in October and that should come as no surprise. Halloween sets the tone for the tenth month of the year. People probably watch more horror movies during October than they do all the other months combined. (No, I don’t have the data to support that but it sure sounded good.) I do have some numbers, though. This month, Netflix has 12 original series, three returning series, and 19 original movies. Let’s take a close look at my top picks for each category.

The Haunting of Bly Manor (October 9)

I’m not going to say this one guarantees the fright factor but it certainly promises it. Season one of The Haunting of Bly Manor kicks off this month. It’s a horror series from the producers of The Haunting of Hill House. (We all remember how terrifying that series was!) This new series stars Victoria Pedretti, Henry Thomas, and Oliver Jackson-Cohen, among others. Frankly, I thought Hill House set a very high bar. If this even comes close to that, I’ll probably be happy.

If The Haunting of Bly Manor trailer is any indication, this show is a worthy successor:

Cadaver (October 22)

Cadaver is a Netflix original movie with a rather unique premise. It’s set in a world that just experience a nuclear disaster. People are starving and society seems to be shambles. It’s the perfect time to usher in a creepy hotel that puts on a play for all its guests. A starving family decides to stay the night in this rather odd hotel and begin to notice that audience members are vanishing. Are you wondering if this could be the ideal October horror film? Check out the Cadaver trailer:

The Worst Witch (October 1)

If you’re looking for something a little more family-friendly, there’s season four of The Worst Witch. This Netflix original series follows Midred Hubble and her hilarious misadventures at Miss Cackle’s Academy for Witches. And, if you’re new to this series, you can always catch up with this little thing called “bingewatching.” Are you wondering if The Worst Witch could be fun for the whole family? Perhaps you’ll pick up on its whimsical, Harry Potter-like vibe in the season four trailer:

Something for Every Streamer

I enjoy writing these “what’s-new-on-insert-streaming-service-this-month blog posts. When I do, I’m mindful of one very important fact: my tastes in TV entertainment might not be the same as yours. That’s why I like to list everything that’s coming to the chosen streaming service – in this case Netflix – for the month. You can cruise through the titles and find something that might appeal to you and your household. Happy streaming!

October 1

44 Cats – Season 2

All Because of You (Netflix original movie)

Carmen Sandiego – Season 3 (Netflix original series)

Evil – Season 1

Familiar Wife – Season 1

Good Morning Verônica (Netflix original series)

Hunt for Wilderpeople

Human Nature

Stranger Than Fiction

Sword Art Online – Season 3

The Outpost

The Parkers

The Pirates! Band of Misfits

The Unicorn – Season 1

The Worst Witch – Season 4 (Netflix original series)

We Have Always Lived in the Castle

Yogi Bear

You Cannot Hide – Season 1

October 2

A Go! Go! Cory Carson Halloween (Netflix original movie)

Dick Johnson is Dead (Netflix original movie)

Emily in Paris – Season 1 (Netflix original series)

Song Exploder – Season 1 (Netflix original series)

October 4


October 6

Dolly Parton: Here I Am

StarBeam: Halloween Hero (Netflix original movie)

Hubie Halloween (Netflix original movie)

October 8

Tanda Tanya

October 9

Deaf U – Season 1 (Netflix original series)

Super Monsters: Dia de los Monsters (Netflix original movie)

The 40-Year-Old Version (Netflix original movie)

The Haunting of Bly Manor – Season 1 (Netflix original series)

October 12

Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts – Season 3 (Netflix original series)

October 14


October 15

A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting (Netflix original movie)

Batman: The Killing Joke

Brave Blue World: Racing to Solve Our Water Crisis

Half & Half

One on One

Social Distance – Season 1 (Netflix original series)

October 16

Grand Army – Season 1 (Netflix original series)

La Révolution – Season 1 (Netflix original series)

Someone Has to Die (Netflix original series)

The Last Kids on Earth – Book 3 (Netflix original series)

The Trial of the Chicago 7 (Netflix original movie)

October 19

Unsolved Mysteries – Volume 2 (Netflix original series)

October 21

Rebecca (Netflix original movie)

October 22

Cadaver (Netflix original movie)

October 23

Over the Moon (Netflix original movie)

The Queen’s Gambit – Season 1 (Netflix original series)

October 28

Nobody Sleeps in the Woods Tonight (Netflix original movie)

October 30

His House (Netflix original movie)

About the Author

Jake Buckler
Jake Buckler is a cord-cutter, consumer electronics geek, and Celtic folk music fan. Those qualities, and his writing experience, helped him land a copywriting gig at Signal Group, LLC. He also contributes to The Solid Signal Blog.