A brand new month means a brand new array of incredible titles coming to Netflix. While most of the world focuses on spooky season, Netflix does well to bring a wide variety of different genres. Below, we’ve got five of the best.
We’re saving you the worries of endless scrolling and bringing you five of the best series to watch on the streaming platform this month. It’s a delicious assortment of documentaries, animated series and crime dramas.
For some, October is a welcome release from the long, hot days of summer, but for every other normal person, it’s a time when days get significantly darker, and the coldness of winter seeps into the bones.
For the streaming industry, autumn and winter are fruitful times. After all, the bitter cold and harsh rain will often force people inside, where they’re inevitably strapped to their sofas and glued to the TV. Below, we have five reasons to stay warm.
The five best series to stream on Netflix in October:
The Midnight Club
Mike Flanagan can do no wrong when it comes to creating horror series for Netflix. The creative force behind The Haunting of Hill House and The Haunting of Bly Manor, Flanagan’s upcoming show has already started garnering attention.
An adaptation of Christopher Pike’s novel, the show revolves around terminally ill residents at a hospice who gather every night to exchange scary stories. When one of them succumbs to their illness, things start getting creepy.
The Redeem Team
If there’s one thing that we know Netflix can do well, it’s sports documentaries. Their latest release, The Redeem Team, is directed by Jon Weinbach, who previously produced the remarkable basketball docuseries The Last Dance. Also produced by NBA stars LeBron James and Dwayne Wade, the new documentary follows the U.S Olympic Men’s Basketball team who travelled to the 2008 Beijing Olympics to claim back their coveted gold medal.
The streaming service has proven time and time again that it is more than capable of putting a compelling documentary together, and this one looks no different.
When it comes to contemporary animated comedies, Netflix’s Big Mouth is considered to be one of the very best. An American coming-of-age sitcom created by Andrew Goldberg, Nick Kroll, Mark Levin, and Jennifer Flackett, the series follows teenagers in New York who explore puberty and the trials and tribulations of growing up with an ever-changing body and the complexity of sexual intercourse.
Now in its sixth season, the success of the show is certainly helped by the fantastic voice cast that includes the likes of Nick Kroll, John Mulaney, Jason Mantzoukas and Jenny Slate.
Conversations with a Killer: The Jeffrey Dahmer Tapes
As the hubbub around the latest release from Netflix on Jeffrey Dahmer, the hideous serial killer, continues to murmur around the offices of our land, the streaming platform is cashing in by giving you a more accurate retelling of the events.
As the synopsis reads: “Serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer confesses to his gruesome crimes in unguarded interviews, offering an unsettling view into a disturbed mind.” The tapes are certainly harrowing and add a little more meat to the bones, Evan Peters, as Dahmer, provided in the latest fictionalised series.
Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities
Our pick of the streaming content in October goes to the new Guillermo del Toro series, Cabinet of Curiosities, a hand-crafted new horror anthology that will perfectly gear you up for Halloween chills.
Described by the Mexican filmmaker as “beautiful and horrible, at exactly the same time” in the trailer, the new horror series will bring together some of the finest minds in modern horror to celebrate the terrifying genre. With eight episodes in total, the show will be released as part of the streaming service’s Netflix & Chills Halloween event, hoping to capitalise on horror content in October.
While challenging the genre’s tropes, each episode will tell a contained story about entirely different stories and characters. Included in the exciting list of directors is Panos Cosmatos, who helmed 2018s Mandy, Australian filmmaker Jennifer Kent, director of The Babadook; and Ana Lily Amirpour, who helmed the critically acclaimed vampire flick, A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night.