‘Netflix and Chills’ for this spooky season 

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Netflix is releasing a collection of spooky movies and TV shows entitled “Netflix and Chills” just in time for Halloween season.  Photo by    freestocks.org    on    Unsplash   . Thumbnail photo by    Charles 🇵🇭    on    Unsplash   .

Netflix is releasing a collection of spooky movies and TV shows entitled “Netflix and Chills” just in time for Halloween season. Photo by freestocks.org on Unsplash. Thumbnail photo by Charles 🇵🇭 on Unsplash.

Everyone’s favorite season is here, and Netflix knows the best way to prepare for Halloween time is to stream some spooky scenes, which they have compiled in the aptly-named collection “Netflix and Chills.” But besides the movies and TV shows the streaming service is adding to its collection this month,  there are plenty more titles to add to your watch list to keep you cozy in the summer-to-fall transition time. The only scary thing here will be what’s leaving Netflix with the new month. 

“Netflix and Chills” will include service originals like “In the Tall Grass,” based on the 2012 novella written by Stephen King and his son and fellow horror writer Joe Hill. The story features a brother and sister duo that ventures into a tall field of grass after hearing a boy’s cry for help. “Marianne,” another scary Netflix original, was added on Friday the 13th, and “follows a French horror writer who discovers that the witch demon she writes about might be real.” For a classic scare, “Scream 2” will also be available to stream as well as the feature-length film “Fractured,” coming on Oct. 11. For series watchers, there will be “American Horror Story: Apocalypse” and “Haunted: Season 2” releasing on Oct. 11. 

Never fear (despite it being Halloween season), because there are plenty of other titles being added that aren’t quite as theme-centric. “The Laundromat,” starring Meryl Streep, Gary Oldman and Antonio Banderas, is coming to Netflix on Oct. 18 after receiving acclaim from viewers at the Toronto Film Festival, along with “Dolemite is My Name” with Eddie Murphy as comedian Rudy Ray Moore for Oct. 25. “Breaking Bad” fans will be happy to get to finally watch “El Camino” on Oct.11, a spin-off movie about Jesse Pinkman from the critically acclaimed TV series. 

Some anticipated releases in animated adult comedies include season three of “Big Mouth” coming on Oct. 4, the raunchy coming-of-age story about kids and puberty, and the sixth and final season of the Emmy-nominated “Bojack Horseman.” The first part of the season about anthropomorphic horse Bojack and his catastrophic acting career will drop on Netflix Oct. 25.  

Old-school action and adventure classics coming to the platform include “Charlie’s Angels and its sequel “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle,” as well as “Men in Black II,” “Ocean’s Twelve,” “Ocean’s Thirteen.” The original “Men in Black” will be coming Oct. 19. Drama titles like “The Bucket List,” “The Pursuit of Happyness,” “The Karate Kid” and “The Time Traveler’s Wife” will also be making an appearance with the new month.  

Other binge-worthy additions include season five of “Schitt’s Creek” and season two of Netflix Original “Insatiable” starring former Disney star Debby Ryan, coming Oct. 10 and 11, respectively.  

Fans will be sad to see fun watches like “Bring It On: In It to Win It,” “Bridget Jones’s Baby” and “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” and its sequel leaving Netflix in October. Comedies like “She’s Out of My League” and “Pineapple Express” will also be bowing out. Critically-acclaimed historical drama film “The Imitation Game” will also be leaving at the end of the month, on Oct. 29.  

For a full list of what’s coming to and leaving Netflix, check out this list from WTHR.    


Hollie Lao is a staff writer for The Daily Campus. She can be reached via email at hollianne.lao@uconn.edu.

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