Preview: All the Best Halloween Movies and TV Shows this October

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One of the best things about Halloween is the glut of horror movies and Halloween specials that drop every October. As we’re all utterly terrified of missing out on anything, here is everything that is coming this month in one place. Handy right?

Light as a Feather

When: October 12th

Where: Hulu

What is it? A brand new TV show that follows that time honoured tradition of attractive teenagers being killed off in ever more imaginative ways. Light as a Feather starts off as a bit of harmless fun but soon collapses into fear and death. Lovely.

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

When: October 26th

Where: Netflix

What is it? The ’90s were a simpler time. It was a decade of great music, bad haircuts and lots of Melissa Joan Hart. Not content with playing one iconic character in Clarissa Explains it All, she was also the titular witch from Sabrina the Teenage Witch. Unfortunately, she doesn’t feature in this reboot but it’s still exciting to have Sabrina back right?

Making a Murderer: Season 2

When: October 19th

Where: Netflix

What is it? The long awaited sequel to one of Netflix’s biggest hits. I have my doubts as to whether there is enough gas left in this story to justify another ten episodes but I am happy to be proved wrong.


When: October 19

Where: Amazon Prime Video

What is it?  A horror anthology series that seems to have divided critics. I didn’t catch any of the first series but Lore is based on the popular horror podcast of the same name so comes with a decent pedigree.

Channel Zero: The Dream Door

When: October 26th

Where: Syfy

What is it? Yet another horror anthology series that has passed me by but high ratings on Rotten Tomatoes suggests that this one is definitely worth discovering. The fact that these stories are all based on creepy pastas, one of the internet’s favourite things, makes Channel Zero all the more intriguing.


When: October 12

Where: Netflix

What is it? The new film from the Raid director Gareth Evans. Apostle is a period piece that has a man trying to save his sister from a cult at the turn of the century. Comparisons have been made with The Wicker Man which can only be a good thing.

The Haunting of Hill House

When: October 12

Where: Netflix

What is it? It’s the one we have all been waiting for. A new retelling of Shirley Jackson’s stunning novel from master horror director Mike Flanagan (Oculus, Hush, Gerald’s Game). If you only watch one thing from this list, I urge you to make it this one.


When: October 19th

Where: Netflix

What is it? Real people telling stories about their own personal experiences of the supernatural, complete with dramatic reenactments. This could be terrible or it could be brilliant. Tough one to call.


When: October 26th

Where: In theatres

What is it? A remake of Dario Argento’s 1977 classic Suspiria re-imagined for a modern audience and starring Dakota Johnson and Tilda Swinton. Not for the faint hearted…


When: October 19th

Where: In theatres

What is it? The first Halloween film in nine years in what is also a reboot for the classic horror franchise. Jamie Lee Curtis returns. Michael Myers returns. It doesn’t get any bigger than this.

Simpsons Treehouse of Horror XXIX

When: October 21st

Where: Sky

What is it? A Halloween institution. The Simpsons is as inconsistent as ever at the moment but the ailing show tends to raise its game for these one off episodes. Always worth catching.


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