What's New on Netflix UK for October 2020

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by Andy Bassett
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What's New on Netflix UK for October 2020

September gave us a pretty good choice of new Netflix shows and films and, moving into the last quarter of 2020, the world’s number one streaming service looks to be keeping up its game for October.

Updated: 21-Sep-2020; 24-Sep-2020; 29-Sep-2020; 30-Sep-2020; 08-Oct-2020

Netflix is a US service, and what do Amercians absolutely go nuts for at this time of year - yup, Halloween. So expect plenty of films and specials concentrating on All Hallow’s Eve, with hardcore horror being served up along with more family friendly spooky comedies. 

So for every unsettling Haunting of Bly Manor there’s a Hubie Halloween, for each gruesome Cadaver there’s a more light hearted Addams Family Values.

But it’s not all ghosts, ghouls and goblins, with Netflix’s animated family adventure Over The Moon hitting the service and David Fincher’s personal project, Mank, about the screenwriter Herman J.Mankiewicz, which features a script written by Fincher’s late father.

Of course, once Halloween’s out of the way in a few weeks, expect the avalanche of Christmas oriented content which will either be something warm and cosy to look forward to at the back end of a truly dreadful year or something horrifically corporate and cloying, depending upon your view.

So let’s lift the coffin lid on October, bearing in mind the ever present proviso that although we’ve tried to be as UK specific as possible, start dates can change, content can sometimes be territory specific and shows can even get yanked by Netflix themselves.

Pick of the Shows

2nd October

Emily in Paris (2020, S1, Netflix Original Series)

Fish out of water comedy starring Lily Collins as Emily, a driven, twenty-something American midwest woman hired by a marketing firm in Paris to provide them with a U.S. perspective on projects. Inevitably, cultures soon clash as she adjusts to the challenges of life in a foreign city, while juggling her career, new friendships and love life.

From Darren Star, the creator of Sex and The City

Dick Johnson Is Dead! (2020, Netflix Documentary)

Dick Johnson is a retired clinical psychiatrist who is suffering from dementia. This documentary drama is centred around his daughter, filmmaker Kristen Johnson, preparing him, her family and herself for the end of his life.  Using every escapist movie-making trick in the book - staging inventive and fantastical ways for her 86-year-old father to die -  Johnson hopes that cinema might help her bend time, laugh at pain and keep him alive forever. Darkly funny and wildly imaginative, the film is a love letter from a daughter to a father, blending fact and fiction to create a celebratory exploration of how movies give us the tools to grapple with life’s profundity.

The film premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the Special Jury Award for Innovation in Non-fiction Storytelling.


4th October

David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet (2020, Netflix Original Documentary) - added 24-Sep-2020

David Attenborough is a national treasure and possibly even an invaluable global resource as he has seen more of the natural world than any other living soul. This unique feature documentary is his witness statement as he reflects upon both the defining moments of his lifetime and the devastating changes he has seen. Set against his vision of the future, he implores mankind to work with nature rather than against it as he delivers a powerful message of hope for future generations and reveals the solutions to help save our planet from disaster.


9th October

The Haunting of Bly Manor (2020, S1, Netflix Original Series)

A young governess is hired by a man to look after his orphaned niece and nephew at their family country house after they fall into his care. Soon after arriving at the Bly estate, she begins to experience strange occurrences and a grim history starts to unravel.

Director/writer, Mike Flanagan, who respectfully and successfully took on the Stephen King's Gerald’s Game and Doctor Sleep, loosely adapts Henry James’s 1890 novella Turn of the Screw as the framework for The Haunting of Bly Manor. The series features the return of many of the creative team behind The Haunting of Hill House and creates an anthology based spiritual successor even though the two narratives will be unconnected.

Expect more Netflix creepy content from Flanagan as his Intrepid Pictures firm has a development deal with the streaming giant. No doubt October will be a launch pad in the coming years for more high profile horror releases with Flanagan's name stamped on them!

Added 24-Sep-2020: The latest trailer for The Haunting of Bly Manor (below) bizarrely features a spooky arrangement of Mötley Crüe’s Home Sweet Home from the Theatre of Pain album - Vince and the boys would be proud.


16th October

Grand Army (2020, S1, Netflix Original Series, 4K)

Boundry pushing coming-of-age drama centred around five different students who attend a busy public Brooklyn High School, as they struggle to navigate love, sex, and life mired in racial and economic politics, in the fight to succeed and become somebody. 

La Révolution (2020, S1, Netflix Original Series, International: France)

French drama based on an alternate take on the French Revolution.
In a reimagined history, the guillotine's future inventor uncovers a disease that turns blood blue and drives the aristocracy to murder commoners.

Star Trek: Discovery (2020, S3)

Following the time jump, Burnham finds herself 930 years in the future where things are very different for the Federation.


23rd October

The Queen’s Gambit (2020, Netflix Original Series)

Anya Taylor-Joy stars as Beth Harmon, a talented but compulsive chess player who struggles with her drug addiction.

Eight year-old orphan Beth Harmon is quiet, sullen, and by all appearances unremarkable. That is, until she plays her first game of chess. Her senses grow sharper, her thinking clearer and, for the first time in her life, she feels herself fully in control. By the age of sixteen, she's competing for the U.S. Open championship. But as Beth hones her skills on the professional circuit, the stakes get higher, her isolation grows more frightening, and the thought of escape becomes all the more tempting.

Based on the 1983 book by Walter Tevis

Trailer updated 29-Sep-2020:


Pick of the Movies

7th October

Hubie Halloween (2020, Netflix Original Film, Comedy, Mystery. Adam Sandler, Julie Bowen)

Hubie Dubois thanklessly spends every Halloween making sure the residents of his hometown, Salem, celebrate safely and play by the rules. But this year, an escaped criminal and a mysterious new neighbour have Hubie on high alert. When people start disappearing, it’s up to Hubie to convince the police and townsfolk that the monsters are real, and only he can stop them.


9th October

The 40-Year-Old Version (2020, Netflix Original Film, Comedy, Drama. Radha Blank Reed Birney, Welker White, Peter Kim, Dir. Radha Blank, 4K) 

Radha is a down-on-her-luck NY playwright, who is desperate for a breakthrough before 40. Reinventing herself as rapper RadhaMUSPrime, she vacillates between the worlds of Hip Hop and theatre in order to find her true voice.

The 40-Year-Old Version had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 25, 2020, where Blank won the U.S Dramatic Competition Directing Award.

Trailer NSFW


11th October

Overlord (2018, Action, Adventure, Horror.  Jovan Adepo, Wyatt Russell, Mathilde Ollivier, Pilou Asbæk, Prod. J. J. Abrams)

With only hours until D-Day, a team of American paratroopers drops into Nazi-occupied France to carry out a mission that’s crucial to the invasion's success. When the parachute drop goes wrong, the desperate soldiers join forces with a young French villager to infiltrate the target tower. Inside, they discover a mysterious Nazi lab and the outnumbered G.I.s come face-to-face with enemies unlike any the world has ever seen. 

A favourite with the AVForums testers, the opening sequences of Overlord gives home cinema systems a real audio workout.

Overlord on Netflix UK in October 2020 - I'll get my Dad on you!

16th October

The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020, Netflix Original Film, True Life, Drama, Thriller.  Eddie Redmayne, Alex Sharp, Sacha Baron Cohen, Dir. & Scr. Aaron Sorkin )

What was intended to be a peaceful protest at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Illinois turned into a violent clash with police and the National Guard. The organisers of the protest were charged with conspiracy to incite a riot and the trial that followed was one of the most notorious in US history. 

Historical drama written and directed by Aaron Sorkin based on the real-life controversial trial of the Chicago 7, the project was originally eyed by Steven Spielberg back in 2007 with a group of unknown actors. Even though it has taken 13 years to get to the screen, its relevance to current political, social and cultural upheavals in the US will be lost on on-one. 

Trailer Updated 29-Sep-2020:


21st October

Rebecca (2020, Netflix Original Film, Drama, Mystery, Romance.  Lily James, Armie Hammer, Keeley Hawes, Dir. Ben Wheatley, Scr. Jane Goldman ) 

A young newlywed arrives at her husband’s imposing family estate on a windswept English coast and finds herself battling the spectre of his first wife Rebecca, whose legacy lives on in the house long after her death. 

First adapted from Daphne Du Maurier’s 1938 gothic novel by Alfred Hitcock in his celebrated 1940 version starring Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine, this modern adaptation comes to Netflix with Ben Wheatley at the helm, who's well versed in bringing an unsettling air to proceedings.


22nd October

Cadaver (2020, Netflix Original Film, International: Norway, Drama, Horror, Mystery. Gitte Witt, Thomas Gullestad, Thorbjørn Harr)

In the aftermath of a nuclear disaster, the starving Leonora, Jacob and their daughter Alice are on the edge of survival. One day, the local hotel invites survivors to attend a theatre play - with a meal included - as a charitable effort to help those in need. Left with no choice, the family of three decides to go. But once there, the audience members start disappearing… 

Cadaver on Netflix UK in October 2020

23rd October

Over the Moon (2020, Netflix Original Film, Animation, Adventure, Comedy. Voices,  Phillipa Soo, Sandra Oh, Ken Jeong, Dirs. Glen Keane, John Kahrs)

Fueled with determination and a passion for science, a bright young girl called Fei Fei builds a rocket ship to the moon to prove the existence of a legendary Moon Goddess. 

Directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker & animator, Glen Keane, whose illustrious career goes back to the Star Trek animated series from the Seventies through to the original Pete’s Dragon, The Black Cauldron, Oliver & Company, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Tarzan, Treasure Planet, and Tangled. His co-director, John Kahrs is no slouch either having worked on  A Bugs’ Life, Toy Story 2, Monsters Inc, The Incredibles, Bolt, Wreck-It Ralph and Frozen. Ok, these two are basically animation Gods!


Date TBC

Mank (2020, Netflix Original Film, True Life, Drama. Gary Oldman, Lily Collins, Tom Burke, Amanda Seyfried, Dir. David Fincher. Scr. Jack Fincher)

Updated 08-Oct-2020:
Sadly, Netflix has now confirmed that Mank won't be with us in October. Instead, it will be released in select theatres during November followed by a streaming bow on Netflix on 4th Dec. The limited theatrical run is presumably to ensure awards contention at the delayed Oscars in 2021 - the specifics of a UK cinema run have not been announced. 

To make up for the disappointment of the delay, the official teaser trailer is below:

In 1941, Hollywood screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz has to overcome personal and professional demons to get Citizen Kane made. His job? To write the words. The development process is tumultuous and his deteriorating relationship with wunderkind Orson Welles does nothing to help.

David Fincher’s last movie was 2014’s Gone Girl and he’s stayed with Netflix post Mindhunter and Love Death & Robots for this adaptation of his late father’s script which was itself based on an article by renowned film critic Pauline Kael in which she espoused that Orson Welles did not deserve screenwriting credit for Citizen Kane. The claim was vociferously denied by many. But the Fincher father and son duo clearly felt there was plenty of narrative meat in the accusation and Hollywood (well, Netflix in this case) sure does love films about films!


Rest of the TV Shows

1st October

Beyond the Mat (1999, Documentary)

A heartfelt documentary focusing on the day-to-day lives of professional wrestlers, some on the rise, some on the wane, and others fighting for their lives.

Carmen Sandiego (2020, S3, Netflix Animated Series) 
The adventures of Carmen Sandiego, a globe-hopping master thief, featuring the voices of Gina Rodriguez and Stranger Things’ Finn Wolfhard.

Carmen Sandiego on Netflix UK in October 2020

Familiar Wife (2018, S1, International: South Korea)

A man wakes up to a different reality after a strange incident. Suddenly, the life he had with his wife and his best friend are gone and he is leading a very different life.

Good Morning, Verônica (2020, S1, Netflix Original Series, International: Spain)

After witnessing a suicide, a shy police clerk decides to investigate two neglected cases on her own, both involving abused women.


2nd October

A Go! Go! Cory Carson Halloween (2020, Netflix Animated Special) 
Halloween special: Cory Carson, a friendly little orange car, learns to make his way through the childhood struggles of starting school, making friends, and learning responsibility. Known as Toot-Toot Cory Carson in the United Kingdom and Australia.

Song Exploder (2020. Netflix Original Series) - added 21-Sep-2020

Based on the hit podcast that opens up the creative process that goes into making some of the world's most popular songs, Song Exploder spotlights the likes of Alicia Keys, Lin-Manuel Miranda, R.E.M. and Ty Dolla $ign as they bring their music to life.


5th October

Line of Duty (S5) 

Police procedural drama about the AC-12, a controversial police anti-corruption unit.


9th October

Deaf U (S1, Netflix Docuseries)

Docuseries told through the eyes of deaf students who attend Gallaudet University in Washington D.C, a private college for the deaf and hard of hearing. A coming-of-age series which follows the tight-knit group, portraying them as humans, from all walks of life.


10th October

Start-Up (2020, S1, Netflix International Series: Korea) 
A woman dreams of becoming an entrepreneur like Steve Jobs.


14th October

BLACKPINK: Light Up the Sky (2020, Netflix Original Documentary)

Chart the meteoric rise of the South Korean girl group BLACKPINK with director Caroline Suh's documentary.


19th October

Unsolved Mysteries (S2, Netflix Original Docuseries)
Chronicling some of the weirdest and most controversial unsolved crimes and paranormal events,  this docuseries features immersive, character-driven stories that are rooted in the experiences of ordinary people who have lived the unthinkable. Families, detectives and journalists hope viewers hold the clues to solving these mysteries.

Unsolved Mysteries on Netflix UK in October 2020

Dates TBC

The One (S1, Netflix Original Series)
Sci-Fi drama based on John Marrs’s novel of the same name.

Tiny Pretty Things (S1, Netflix Original Series)
Drama centred around a group of aspiring students of an elite ballet academy.

Pose (S2)
The hit US FX show from producer Ryan Murphy returns. Set in the world of New York City's African-American and Latino LGBTQ and gender-nonconforming ballroom culture scene in the 1980s, the second season shifts to early 1990s. Featured characters are dancers and models who compete for trophies and recognition in this underground culture, and who support one another in a network of chosen families known as Houses.

The Alienist: Angel of Darkness (2020, S2) - added 29-Sep-2020

Sara, played by Dakota Fanning, has opened her private detective agency. She, Lazlo (Daniel Brühl) Kreizler, and New York Times reporter John (Luke Evans) Moore team up to find the Spanish consul's kidnapped infant daughter. Their investigation puts them on a path of another elusive killer, while showcasing institutional corruption, income inequality, misleading journalism, and the role of women in 1890s society.

Set a year after the events of the first series, Angel of Darkness is based on Caleb Carr’s follow up novel to the original novel which mixed fact with fiction by including the characters that are historical figures, such as Theodore Roosevelt, who held the post of police commissioner during the timeline of the first story.

The Alienist S2 on Netflix UK in October 2020

Desmond’s (1989 - 1994, S1-6) - added 29-Sep-2020

Starring Norman Beaton and Carmen Munroe, Desmonds followed the life and times of the titular character and the regulars at his hairdressers in Peckham, London.

Teachers (2001 - 2004, S1-4) - added 29-Sep-2020

Channel 4 comedy drama following the exploits of school staff both inside and out of the classroom. The Bafta nominated show heavily featured The Walking Dead’s Andrew Lincoln in the first season while latter seasons were more ensemble based with a rotating and changing cast of characters.


There’re plenty of older movies arriving on or returning to the service:

Rest of the Movies

1st October

A Moving Image (2016, Drama) - added 30-Sep-2020
An artist returns to her gentrified community where she explores her social position and complicity in the rapid changes.

A United Kingdom (2016, True Life, Drama, History. David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike, Tom Felton ) - added 30-Sep-2020
The story of King Seretse Khama of Botswana and how his loving but controversial marriage to a British white woman, Ruth Williams, put his kingdom into political and diplomatic turmoil.

Addams Family Values (1993, Comedy, Fantasy. Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd, Dir. Barry Sonnenfeld)

Family comedy sequel which sees the Addams family contend with Uncle Fester’s new gold-digging wife, Debbie.

All Because of You (2020, Netflix Original Film, Action, Comedy Romance. International: Malaysia) - added 30-Sep-2020
After falling for a guest, an unsuspecting hotel staff member becomes embroiled in a hostage scheme and discovers true love in an unlikely place.

Corpse Bride (2005, Animation, Drama, Family. Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Emly Watson, Dir. Tim Burton) 

When a shy groom practises his wedding vows in the inadvertent presence of a deceased young woman, she rises from the grave assuming he has married her.

Corpse Bride on Netflix UK in October 2020 - can I just hold your haaaarrRRGGGHH!

Dennis the Menace (1993, Comedy, Family. Walter Matthau, Joan Plowright)
When his parents have to go out of town, Dennis stays with Mr. and Mrs. Wilson. The little menace is driving Mr. Wilson crazy, but Dennis is just trying to be helpful. Even to the thief who's arrived in town.

Dolphin Tale 2 (2014, Drama, Family. Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Dir. Charles Martin Smith)
A family drama about a team that hopes to find a companion for their dolphin friend.

Elsewhere (2020, Comedy, Drama. Aden Young, Parker Posey, Ken Jeong) - added 30-Sep-2020
Still mourning the death of his wife, Bruno is hopelessly attached to the seaside cottage they built together. When he's evicted by his soulless in-laws, Bruno vows to get it back at any price.

Friday the 13th (2009, Horror, Thriller. Jared Padalecki, Amanda Righetti, Derek Mears) - added 30-Sep-2020
Reboot of the 80's slasher classic.
A group of young adults visit a boarded up campsite named Crystal Lake where they soon encounter the mysterious Jason Voorhees and his deadly intentions.

Gangster Squad  (2013, Action, Crime, Drama. Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Josh Brolin, Dir. Reuben Fleischer)  - added 30-Sep-2020
In 1949 Los Angeles the city is run by malicious mobster, Mickey Cohen. Determined to end the corruption, John O'Mara assembles a team of undercover cops, ready to take down the ruthless leader and restore peace to the city.

Gone Too Far (2013, Comedy, Drama. International: Nigeria)  - added 30-Sep-2020
Two estranged teenage brothers meet for the first time and struggle to accept each other for who they are over the course of a single day.

Into the Storm (2014, Action, Adventure, Drama, Richard Armitage, Sarah Wayne Callies)
Natural disaster drama following storm trackers, thrill-seekers, and everyday townspeople as they document an unprecedented onslaught of tornadoes touching down in the town of Silverton in the span of a single day.

Into the Storm on Netflix UK in October 2020

Paranormal Activity 4 (2012, Horror, Mystery, Thriller. Dir. Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman)

From the directors who recently brought Project Power to Netflix screens comes the fourth instalment of the ‘found’ footage horror franchise which takes place five years after the disappearance of Katie and Hunter. A suburban family witness strange events in their neighbourhood when a woman and a mysterious child move in.

Kangaroo Jack (2003, Action, Adventure, Comedy)
Two childhood friends, a New York hairstylist and a would-be musician, get caught up with the mob and are forced to deliver $50,000 to Australia, but things go haywire when the money is lost to a wild kangaroo.

The Addams Family (1991, Comedy, Fantasy. Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd, Dir. Barry Sonnenfeld)

Con artists plan to fleece an eccentric family using an accomplice who claims to be their long-lost uncle - things do not go well for them. First of two popular film versions of the beloved 60s TV show.

The Addams Family on Netflix UK in October 2020

The Conjuring (2013, Horror, Mystery, Thriller.  Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Ron Livingston, Dir. James Wan)
Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorised by a dark presence in their farmhouse.

The inaugural film in the Conjuring Universe franchise which also branches out to include the Anabella and Nun movies. Astonishingly, from a budgetary outlay of $140 million, the movies have generated a combined income of $1.9 billion.

The Conjuring on Netflix UK in October 2020

The Last Tree (2019, Drama) - added 30-Sep-2020
Small independent drama about a teenager who moves to an unfamiliar London after a happy childhood in the countryside.

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005, Comedy Drama, Romance. Amber Tamblyn, Alexis Bledel, America Ferrera, Dir. Ken Kwapsis)
Four best girlfriends hatch a plan to stay connected with one another as their lives start off in different directions, so they pass around a pair of secondhand jeans that fits each of them perfectly despite their different shapes and sizes.

The Three Musketeers (2011, Action, Adventure, Fantasy. Logan Lerman, Matthew Macfadyen, Ray Stevenson, Dir.  Paul W.S. Anderson ) - added 30-Sep-2020
The hot-headed young D'Artagnan, along with three former legendary but now down on their luck Musketeers, must unite and defeat a beautiful double agent and her villainous employer.

The Ugly Truth (2009, Comedy, Romance. Katherine Heigl, Gerard Butler)
An uptight television producer takes control of a morning show segment on modern relationships hosted by a misogynistic man.

Tucked (2018, Drama) - added 30-Sep-2020
An aging 80 year old drag queen forms an unlikely friendship with a younger queen, both struggling with their own issues of gender identity and mortality.


2nd October

Oloture (2019, Crime, Drama. International: Nigeria) - added 30-Sep-2020

A journalist goes undercover as a prostitute to expose human trafficking but she only finds a world of exploited women and ruthless violence. 

Serious Men (2020, Netflix Original Film, Comedy, Drama. International: India) - added 30-Sep-2020

Tormented with his 'under-privileged' societal status, a father capitalizes on his son's newfound fame as a boy-genius.

The Binding (2020, Netflix Original Film, Horror. Thriller. International: Italy) - added 30-Sep-2020

While visiting her fiancé's mother in southern Italy, a woman must fight the mysterious and malevolent curse intent on claiming her daughter.

Vampires vs. the Bronx (2020, Netflix Original Film, Comedy, Horror) - added 30-Sep-2020

A group of young friends from the Bronx fight to save their neighborhood from gentrification... and vampires.

You’ve Got This / Ahi te Encargo (2020, Netflix Original Film, Comedy, Romance. International: Mexico) - added 30-Sep-2020

Alex, an advertising creative wants to be a dad at all cost, but his wife is a lawyer on top of her career, and being a mother isn't part of her plans. Enter an unexpected guest who challenges the uneasy status quo.


3rd October

Good Game: The Beginning (2018, Comedy, Drama, Sport. International: Turkey) - added 30-Sep-2020

Cenk is a recent high school graduate and extremely skilled video gamer. He’s offered the chance to join the team of a former pro gamer and soon embarks on a journey in the professional gaming world.


8th October

Tanda Tanya (2011, Drama. International: Indonesia) - added 30-Sep-2020

A story of interconnecting lives in modern day Semarang, all struggling with the differences of their faiths.


9th October

Ginny Weds Sunny (2020, Netflix Original Film, Comedy, Romance. International: India) - added 30-Sep-2020

Hindi language romcom.


11th October

Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch (2018, Animation, Comedy, Family. Voices: Benedict Cumberbatch, Cameron Seely, Rashida Jones)

The Grinch tells the story of a cynical grump who plots to ruin Christmas for the village of Whoville, only to have his heart changed by a young girl’s generous holiday spirit.  

Horribly early for Christmas but a fun ride nonetheless. Lacking the manic energy of Jim Carrey’s performance courtesy of an eight-hour prosthetic-application hell driving him slowly demented in Ron Howard’s superior live action version, How the Grinch Stole Christmas (US title), this is an evergreen tale, decently told. 


13th October

I Am Vengeance: Retaliation (2020, Action. Vinnie Jones) - added 30-Sep-2020

Former special-forces soldier John Gold is given the opportunity to bring Sean Teague - the man who betrayed his team on their final mission in Eastern Europe several years ago - to justice.


14th October

A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting (2020, Netflix Original Film, Comedy, Family, Fantasy.  Tom Felton, Indya Moore) - added 30-Sep-2020

A babysitter embarks on a mission to save a child who's been abducted by monsters.


15th October

Babylon (1980, Drama) - added 30-Sep-2020

British drama that acts as social commentary for the racial tensions and violence in Brixton, London.


16th October

The Da Vinci Code (2006, Mystery, Thriller. Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou, Jean Reno, Dir. Ron Howard) - added 30-Sep-2020

A murder inside the Louvre in Paris and clues in Da Vinci paintings lead to the discovery of a religious mystery protected by a secret society for two thousand years, which could shake the foundations of Christianity.


17th October

Ready Player One (2018, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi. Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, Dir. Steven Spielberg) - added 30-Sep-2020

When the creator of a virtual reality called the OASIS dies, he makes a posthumous challenge to all OASIS users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune and control of his world.


18th October

Nobody’s Fool (2018, Comedy, Drama, Romance. Tiffany Haddish, Dir. Tyler Perry) - added 30-Sep-2020

A woman is released from prison and reunites with her sister. She soon discovers that her sister is in an online relationship with a man who may not be what he seems.


20th October

Disappearance at Clifton Hill (2019, Drama, Mystery, Thriller) - added 30-Sep-2020

A troubled young woman returns to her hometown of Niagara Falls, where the memory of a long-ago kidnapping quickly ensnares her.


23rd October

The Bourne Identity (2002, Action, Mystery, Thriller.  Matt Damon, Franka Potente, Chris Cooper. Dir. Doug Liman ) - added 30-Sep-2020

The Bourne Supremacy (2004, Action, Mystery, Thriller.  Matt Damon, Franka Potente, Joan Allen. Dir. Paul Greengrass) - added 30-Sep-2020

The Bourne Ultimatum (2007, Action, Mystery, Thriller.  Matt Damon, Julia Stiles,  David Strathairn. Dir. Paul Greengrass ) - added 30-Sep-2020

Original trilogy of movies charting amnesiac assassin Jason Bourne’s journey to reclaim his memory, life and humanity from his handlers in the Treadstone programme.

The Bourne Legacy (2012, Action, Mystery, Thriller.  Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz, Ed Norton. Dir. Tony Gilroy) - added 30-Sep-2020

An expansion of the universe from Robert Ludlum's novels, centered on Aaron Cross, an agent whose journey has been triggered by the events of the previous three films.


25th October

The Possession of Hannah Grace (2018, Horror, Mystery, Thriller) - added 30-Sep-2020

When a cop who is just out of rehab takes the graveyard shift in a city hospital morgue, she faces a series of bizarre, violent events caused by an evil entity in one of the corpses.


28th October

Holidate (2020, Netflix Original Film, Comedy, Romance. Emma Roberts, Frances Fisher,) - added 30-Sep-2020

Sloane and Jackson are two singletons who hate the holidays. When these two strangers meet during one particularly bad Christmas, they make a pact to be each other’s “holidate” for every festive occasion throughout the next year. Assuring themselves that they have no romantic interest in the other, they become each other's perfect plus-one’s to seasonal events. However, as a year of absurd celebrations come to an end, Sloane and Jackson find that sharing everything they hate may just prove to be something they unexpectedly love. 


Movies - Date TBC - added 24-Sep-2020

His House (2020)
Paranormal Activity 2,3, Ghost Dimension
The Purge: Anarchy (2014)
Selma (2014)
Now You See Me (2016)
Rampage (2018)
About Time (2013)
Notting Hill (1999)
Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004)
Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)
Kick Ass 2 (2013)
Super 8 (2011)
American Gangster (2007)
Doom (2005) 
Apollo 13 (1995)
Problem Child (1990)


So, those are the creepy crawlies hiding in Netflix’s dark and cobweb infested cupboard during October. Terrifying or titillating? Leave a comment and let us (and others) know what you think of the line up. We'll keep adding to the list as new shows and movies are announced, so keep an eye out for updates to the article. 

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