All New Horror Movies and Shows on Netflix This Month

KC Frankenburger

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Kiernan Shipka in Netflix's Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
Kiernan Shipka in Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.

In case you haven’t noticed, Netflix is totally showing up for all of us this October with two new highly anticipated horror series that have everybody talking. Sure you may have to wait a little while until the next season of Stranger Things, but the addition of The Haunting of Hill House and the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina might just ease that pain a little bit.

So without further ado, here are all of the newest horror movies and shows that Netflix has already blessed us with, as well as ones that are yet to come.

Truth or Dare
Type: Horror, Thriller, Mystery
Release Date: 2018
Director: Jeff Wadlow
Starring: Lucy Hale, Tyler Posey, Violett Beane

This movie is more than a little bit like The Ring meets Final Destination, with characters battling for their lives in a sinister and demonic game of truth or dare.  

The Haunting of Molly Hartley
Type: Horror, Thriller, Mystery, Drama
Release Date: 2008
Director: Mickey Liddell
Starring: Haley Bennett, Jake Weber, Chase Crawford

Like so many other horror films, The Haunting of Molly Hartley begins when the protagonist moves to a new town. Molly Hartley is about to turn 18, and along with that milestone comes something sinister that had been looming close since before she was born.

Malevolent
Type: Horror
Release Date: 2018
Director: Olaf de Fleur Johannesson
Starring: Ben Lloyd-Hughes, Florence Pugh, Celia Imrie

In this Netflix original, two sibling grifters who are posing as ghost hunters find that they’ve bitten off more than they can chew when they discover that the orphanage where they’ve been hired really is haunted, and the spirits aren’t exactly friendly.

Elementari: The Blacksmith and the Devil
Type: Fantasy, Horror
Release Date: 2018
Director: Paul Urkijo Alijo
Starring: Kandido Uranga, Eneko Sagardoy, Uma Bracaglia

This re-telling of a Brothers Grimm fairytale may be one of the oldest folktales ever told, possibly dating back as far as 6,000 years. This Portuguese-language period film may be one of the most surprising hits in Netflix’s archive, with audiences everywhere praising it.  

The Haunting of Hill House
Type: Horror, Thriller, Mystery, Drama
Release Date: 2018
Executive Producer: Mike Flanagan & Trevor Macy
Starring: Michael Huisman, Carla Gugino, Timothy Hutton

A re-imagining of Shirley Jackson’s 1959 gothic horror novel, The Haunting of Hill House is not a series you should watch if you need a good night’s sleep. Consider yourself warned.

Apostle
Type: Horror, Thriller, Mystery
Release Date: 2018
Director: Gareth Evans
Starring: Dan Stevens, Michael Sheen, Lucy Boynton

It may have gotten a little lost in the excitement of the Hill House release, but Netflix’s original film Apostle is not one to miss. The film carries with it a mood that attempts to reach, but falls only just short of, the same one that permeated last year’s The Witch. If that’s your kind of thing, then Apostle is definitely for you.

COMING OCTOBER 26

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
Type: Action & Adventure, Thriller, Mystery, Drama, Horror, Fantasy, Science-Fiction
Release Date: 2018
Executive Producer: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Starring: Kiernan Shipka, Miranda Otto, Lucy Davis

Living in the same universe as CW’s Riverdale (though unlikely to be featured in a crossover), Netflix’s soon-to-be-released Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is already garnering tons of positive reviews from those lucky enough to have caught a sneak peek. Promising to be even darker than its network tv counterpart, audiences are justifiably waiting with bated breath for its October 26th premiere.

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