By Mike Murphy
Netflix Inc. has a bag full of Halloween-themed shows and movies coming in October, along with some big-name original films and the return of some series that viewers may have forgotten about.
After a nearly two-year absence, the stalker thriller “You” (Oct. 15) returns with a third season, which finds Joe (Penn Badgley) now married with a baby and living in the suburbs, though that’s unlikely to stop his murderous instincts. For the teen crowd, “The Baby-Sitters Club” (Oct. 11) returns for its second season, as does the supernatural mystery “Locke & Key” (Oct. 22).
Netflix /zigman2/quotes/202353025/composite NFLX +1.25% is also rolling out “The Guilty” (Oct. 1), an Antoine Fuqua-directed thriller movie starring Jake Gyllenhaal as a 911 operator trying to save a caller who’s in grave danger; “Maid” (Oct. 1), a drama miniseries based on Stephanie Land’s best-selling memoir about a young woman trying to work her way out of poverty, starring Margaret Qualley; “Army of Thieves” (Oct. 29), a safe-cracking heist thriller that serves as a prequel to Zack Snyder’s “Army of the Dead”; and “Diana: The Musical” (Oct. 1), the filmed version of the Broadway musical about Princess Diana, starring Jeanna De Waal.
For Halloween, there’s a range of offerings, from the bewitching tween mystery “Scaredy Cats” (Oct. 1), to the WWE “interactive” film “Escape the Undertaker” (Oct. 5), to the Megan Fox supernatural thriller “Night Teeth” (Oct. 20).
Also among the grab-bag of Netflix content firehose: Gwyneth Paltrow’s “Sex, Love & Goop” (Oct. 21); “Colin in Black & White” (Oct. 29), the Colin Kaepernick biographic series from Ava DuVernay; a second season of the costumed dating show “Sexy Beasts” (Oct. 7); a new installment of the behind-the-scenes docuseries “The Movies that Made Us” (Oct. 12); and movies such as “Ghost,” “Titanic” and “Zodiac” (all Oct. 1).
Oh, and all nine seasons of “Seinfeld” are coming Oct. 1.
Here’s a full list of what’s coming and going, as of Sept. 22 (release dates are subject to change):
What’s coming in October 2021
Date TBA A World Without — Netflix FilmAn Astrological Guide for Broken Hearts — Netflix SeriesCall My Agent: Bollywood — Netflix SeriesEncounters: Season 1House of Secrets: The Burari Deaths — Netflix DocumentaryInspector Koo — Netflix SeriesThe Raincoat Killer: Chasing a Predator in Korea — Netflix Documentary
Oct. 1 A Sinister Sect: Colonia Dignidad — Netflix DocumentaryDiana: The Musical — Netflix Special
Forever Rich — Netflix FilmThe Guilty — Netflix FilmMAID — Netflix Series
Paik’s Spirit — Netflix SeriesScaredy Cats — Netflix FamilyThe Seven Deadly Sins: Cursed by Light — Netflix AnimeSwallow — Netflix FilmA Knight’s TaleAn Inconvenient TruthAre You Afraid of the Dark?: Season 1As Good as It GetsAwakeningsB.A.P.S.Bad TeacherThe CaveDesperadoThe Devil InsideDon’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the HoodDouble TeamThe DUFFEagle EyeEndless LoveGhostGladiatorHairspray (2007)The HolidayJet Li’s FearlessThe Karate Kid (2010)Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of LifeLéon: The ProfessionalMalcolm XObserve and ReportOnce Upon a Time in MexicoProject XRobin Hood: Prince of ThievesRumor Has It…Seinfeld: Seasons 1-9SerendipitySpy KidsSpy Kids 2: The Island of Lost DreamsSpy Kids 3: Game OverStep BrothersThe Ugly TruthTill DeathTitanicTommy BoyUnthinkableWaterworldZodiac
Oct. 3 Scissor Seven: Season 3 — Netflix AnimeUpcoming Summer — Netflix Film
Oct. 4 On My Block: Season 4 — Netflix Series
Oct. 5 Escape the Undertaker — Netflix Film
Oct. 6 Bad Sport — Netflix DocumentaryBaking Impossible — Netflix SeriesThe Blacklist: Season 8Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those ThingsThe Five Juanas — Netflix SeriesLove Is Blind: Brazil — Netflix Series (new episodes weekly)There’s Someone Inside Your House — Netflix Film
Oct. 7 The Billion Dollar Code — Netflix SeriesSexy Beasts: Season 2 — Netflix SeriesThe Way of the Househusband: Season 1 Part 2 — Netflix Anime
Oct. 8 A Tale Dark & Grimm — Netflix FamilyFamily Business: Season 3 — Netflix SeriesGrudge/Kin — Netflix FilmLOL Surprise: The MovieMy Brother, My Sister — Netflix FilmPokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle — Netflix FamilyPretty Smart — Netflix Series
Oct. 9 Blue Period — Netflix AnimeInsidious: Chapter 2
Oct. 11 The Baby-Sitters Club: Season 2 — Netflix Family
Going in StyleThe King’s Affection — Netflix SeriesShameless (U.S.): Season 11
Oct. 12 Bright: Samurai Soul — Netflix AnimeConvergence: Courage in a Crisis — Netflix DocumentaryMaking Malinche: A Documentary by Nacho Cano — Netflix DocumentaryMighty Express: Season 5 — Netflix FamilyThe Movies That Made Us: Season 3 — Netflix DocumentaryRita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For ItSmart People
Oct. 13 Fever Dream / Distancia de Rescate — Netflix FilmHiacynt — Netflix FilmReflection of You — Netflix SeriesViolet Evergarden the Movie
Oct. 14 Another Life: Season 2 — Netflix Series