It’s officially spooky season! What better way to celebrate than by watching a fun movie. Check out fourteen horror and not-so-scary October releases to get you in that Halloween mood.
14. Cadaver - October 22nd (Netflix)
Starring: Gitte Witt, Thomas Gullestad
During a post-apocalyptic famine, a family attends a charitable dinner event which takes a dark turn when people start to disappear.
13. The Craft: Legacy - October 28th (VOD and Theatrical Release)
Starring: Michelle Monaghan, Cailee Spaeny, Gideon Adlon, Lovie Simone
The stand-alone sequel to the 1996 film The Craft follows a group of high school students who form a coven of witches.
12. Bad Hair - October 23rd (Hulu)
Starring: Ellie Lorraine, Jay Pharoah, Lena Waithe, Kelly Rowland
In this horror satire, an ambitious young woman gets a weave in order to succeed in the image-obsessed world. However, she soon realizes that her new ‘do may have a mind of its own.
11. Death of Me - October 2nd (VOD and Theatrical Release)
Starring: Maggie Q, Luke Hemsworth
A vacationing couple must find the truth surrounding a strange video that shows one of them killing the other.
10. Come Play - October 30th (Theatrical Release)
Starring: Gillian Jacobs, John Gallagher Jr., Azhy Robertson
A long-limbed monster manifests itself through mobile devices, targeting a non-verbal autistic boy, his family, and his friends.
9. Synchronic - October 23rd (VOD and Theatrical Release)
Starring: Jamie Dornan, Katie Aselton, Anthony Mackie
The lives of two paramedics are ripped apart after they encounter a series of horrific deaths connected to a drug that causes otherworldly effects.
8. A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting - October 15th (Netflix)
Starring: Tom Felton, Oona Laurence, Indya Moore, Tamara Smart
A babysitter embarks on a mission to save a child that’s been abducted by monsters.
7. His House - October 30th (Netflix)
Starring: Wunmi Mosaku, Sope Dirisu, Matt Smith
After escaping war-torn South Sudan, a young refugee couple adjust to new life in a small English town… but sinister forces lurk beneath the surface.
6. Possessor - October 2nd (Now in Theaters)
Starring: Andrea Riseborough, Christopher Abbott, Jennifer Jason Leigh
The sci-fi horror movie follows an elite assassin who uses brain-implant technology to inhabit other people’s bodies.
5. Books of Blood - October 7th (Hulu)
Starring: Britt Robertson, Anna Friel, Rafi Gavron, Yul Vazquez
Based on Clive Barker’s horror anthology series, the film takes a journey into three tales tangled in time and space.
4. Hubie Halloween - October 7th (Netflix)
Starring: Adam Sandler, Noah Schnapp, Maya Rudolph, Julie Bowen
Despite being a joke to adults and kids alike, Salem’s most devoted community volunteer gets the chance to keep Halloween and his town safe.
3. The Witches - October 22nd (HBO Max)
Starring: Anne Hathaway, Octavia Spencer, Stanley Tucci, Chris Rock
The 2020 film adaptation of Roald Dahl’s book The Witches tells the story of a young boy who becomes a mouse after a run-in with witches, and he must stop their evil plans no matter what size he may be.
2. Rebecca - October 21st (Netflix)
Starring: Lily James, Armie Hammer
The fresh take on the 1940 Hitchcock thriller follows a newly married woman who can’t shake the shadow of her husband’s first wife, Rebecca. Inspired by Daphne du Marurier’s gothic novel of the same name.
1. Vampires vs. the Bronx - October 2nd (Netflix)
Starring: Jaden Michael, Gerald W. Jones III, Gregory Diaz IV
Three kids from a gentrifying Bronx neighborhood stumble upon a sinister plot to suck all the life from their beloved community.