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New Arrivals for Netflix October 2020

by Dakota Wheeler

It’s Spooktober and you know what that means. New titles are headed to Netflix this month, and just like September, the service isn’t slowing down on original releases. The highly anticipated follow up to Mike Flanagan’s The Haunting of Hill House is almost upon us, and it’s guaranteed to pack plenty of scares. If you want some family-friendly films to watch with your loved ones, check out Laika’s – the studio that brought you Coraline and Kubo and The Two Strings – underrated gem, ParaNorman. And Adam Sandler has a new Halloween-themed film in Hubie Halloween, which will either scare you by how good or bad it is. Pick your poison!

If you aren’t interested in any Halloween-themed films this month, don’t worry because Netflix has a variety of new arrivals. Going through withdrawal from the lack of comic book movies this year? If so, then check out Nicholas Cage’s Ghost Rider. While it’s no Guardians of the Galaxy or Birds of Prey, it’s still a fun, albeit nostalgic watch. Cape Fear and Fargo are there to fill any classic crime/thriller appetite you may be having. Spike Jonze’s Her and Taika Watiti’s Hunt For The Wilder People will break your heart, and make you feel something again despite these insane times.

Check out the full list of what’s coming and leaving Netflix in October 2020 and more of our recommendations below. See what’s also joining HBO Max and Hulu!

Our Recs:

The Haunting of Bly Manor


The highly acclaimed series finally returns! After a very tragic death, a young American nanny is hired to look after orphaned siblings at Bly Manor. They are accompanied by a chef, groundskeeper, housekeeper, and whatever ghouls they bring along. The new season stars returning members Henry Thomas, Victoria Pedretti, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, and Kate Siegel, as well as newcomers Katie Parker, Amelie Bea Smith, and Andrew Neil McKenzie. The Haunting of Bly Manor premieres October 9.

The Trial of the Chicago 7

The Trial of the Chicago 7 | Official Trailer | Netflix Film

Aaron Sorkin’s second directorial feature tells the historic story of 7 unique individuals charged from the uprising at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Illinois. The film has an all-star cast including Eddie Redmayne, Alex Sharp, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jeremy Strong, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Mark Rylance, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Packed with Sorkin’s signature wit while still feeling like something new, this is not to miss, especially in today’s social climate. The Trial of the Chicago 7 premieres on October 16.


Rebecca | Official Trailer | Netflix

Full of life and newfound love, a young woman faces her husband’s family on their private seaside estate. She is soon put under the shadow of his first wife, Rebecca. The former flame’s memory and presence are strongly felt even in death, causing a conundrum for this fresh couple. Rebecca stars Lily James and Armie Hammer, and will surely create a stir when it premieres on October 21.

His House

HIS HOUSE | Official Trailer | Netflix

One of the films that Netflix managed to scoop from this year’s Sundance Film Festival, His House is unlike anything you’ll see this year. The directorial debut of Remi Weekes, we follow Sudanese refugees in their efforts of building a fresh life in England. Though not all is it seems, for this new world is filled with demons of the past and present. Starring Sope Dirisu, Wunmi Mosaku, and Matt Smith, it comes in time for Halloween on October 30.

Netflix’s Arrivals for October 2020

Coming October 1

44 Cats: Season 2 Bom Dia, Verônica / Good Morning, Verônica
Carmen Sandiego: Season 3
Oktoberfest: Beer & Blood
Pasal Kau / All Because of You
The Worst Witch: Season 4
Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls
Along Came a Spider
Bakugan: Armored Alliance: Season 2
Basic Instinct
Black ’47
Cape Fear
Code Lyoko: Seasons 1-4
The Dukes of Hazzard (2005)
Employee of the Month
Enemy at the Gates
Evil: Season 1
Familiar Wife: Season 1
Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma: The Second Plate
Free State of Jones
Ghost Rider
Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
Gran Torino
House of 1,000 Corpses
Human Nature
Hunt for the Wilderpeople
I’m Leaving Now
The Longest Yard (1974)
The Parkers: Seasons 1-5
The Pirates! Band of Misfits
Carlos Almaraz: Playing with Fire
The Prince & Me
Poseidon (2006)
The Outpost
Stranger than Fiction
Superman Returns
Sword Art Online: Alicization
The Unicorn: Season 1
We Have Always Lived in the Castle
Yogi Bear
You Cannot Hide: Season 1

Coming October 2

A Go! Go! Cory Carson Halloween
Ahí te encargo / You’ve Got This
The Binding
Dick Johnson Is Dead
Emily in Paris
Serious Men
Song Exploder
Vampires vs. the Bronx

Coming October 4

David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet

Coming October 6

Dolly Parton: Here I Am
Saturday Church
StarBeam: Halloween Hero
Walk Away from Love

Coming October 7

Hubie Halloween
Schitt’s Creek: Season 6
To the Lake

Coming October 9

Deaf U
Fast & Furious Spy Racers: Season 2: Rio
The Forty-Year-Old Version
Ginny Weds Sunny
The Haunting of Bly Manor
Super Monsters: Dia de los Monsters

Coming October 12

Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts: Season 3

Coming October 13

The Cabin with Bert Kreischer
Octonauts & the Great Barrier Reef

Coming October 14

Alice Junior
BLACKPINK: Light Up the Sky

Coming October 15

A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting
Batman: The Killing Joke
Half & Half: Seasons 1-4
Love Like the Falling Rain
One on One: Seasons 1-5
Power Rangers Beast Morphers: Season 2, Part 1
Rooting for Roona
Social Distance

Coming October 16

Alguien tiene que morir / Someone Has to Die
Dream Home Makeover
Grand Army
In a Valley of Violence
La Révolution
The Last Kids on Earth: Book 3
The Trial of the Chicago 7

Coming October 18


Coming October 19

Unsolved Mysteries: Volume 2

Coming October 20

The Magic School Bus Rides Again The Frizz Connection

Coming October 21

My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman: Season 3

Coming October 22

Bending the Arc
The Hummingbird Project
Yes, God, Yes

Coming October 23

Over the Moon
The Queen’s Gambit

Coming October 27

Blood of Zeus
Chico Bon Bon: Monkey with a Tool Belt: Season 4
Sarah Cooper: Everything’s Fine
Vilas: Serás lo que debas ser o no serás nada / Guillermo Vilas: Settling the Score

Coming October 28

Metallica Through The Never
Nobody Sleeps in the Woods Tonight
Secrets of the Saqqara Tomb

Coming October 30

The Day of the Lord
His House
Somebody Feed Phil: Season 4
Suburra: Season 3

Coming October 31

The 12th Man

Leaving Netflix in October

Netflix always has a revolving door of titles coming and going. While there isn’t much leaving that’s notable, there are a few special titles you may want to catch before they’re gone. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly is a classic, and while its runtime is no joke, you’ll definitely want to give it your time. Seth Rogens The Green Hornet and Battle: Los Angeles are departing ways with Netflix this October, and while they aren’t top tier cinema, they’re fun, enjoyable, and easy films to watch if you don’t have the time or patience to watch cowboys stare at each other for 3 hours. One notable horror film that will soon be gone is The Last Airbender. While it isn’t classified as horror, it will leave you waking up from nightmares, questioning how the film was made at all.

Leaving October 1

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Sleeping with Other People

Leaving October 2

Cult of Chucky
Truth or Dare

Leaving October 3

The Water Diviner

Leaving October 7

The Last Airbender

Leaving October 17

The Green Hornet

Leaving October 19

Paper Year

Leaving October 22

While We’re Young

Leaving October 26

Battle: Los Angeles

Leaving October 30


Check out what’s also coming to the following streaming services throughout October:

Follow writer Dakota Wheeler on Twitter: @superduperkoter

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