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Lily James, Adam Sandler lead Netflix’s spooky titles in October

By PhilSTAR L!fe Published Sep 28, 2020 12:30 am

It’s time for Netflix and chills. Here are Halloween and horror titles coming to Netflix in October for fans who like their screams with a dash of comedy, suspense and period romance.

Hubie Halloween

Streaming Oct. 7

Hubie Dubois (Adam Sandler) 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 neighbor have Hubie on high alert. When people start disappearing, it’s up to Hubie to convince the police (Kevin James, Kenan Thompson) and townsfolk that the monsters are real, and only he can stop them.

Directed by: Steven Brill

Starring: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Julie Bowen, Ray Liotta, Rob Schneider, June Squibb, Kenan Thompson, Shaquille O’Neal, Michael Chiklis, Tim Meadows, Karan Brar, George Wallace, Noah Schnapp, Paris Berelc, China Anne McClain, with Steve Buscemi and Maya Rudolph

The Haunting of Bly Manor

The Haunting of Bly Manor

Streaming Oct. 9

The Haunting of Bly Manor is the highly anticipated next chapter of The Haunting anthology series set in 1980s England.

After an au pair’s tragic death, Henry Wingrave (Henry Thomas) hires a young American nanny (Victoria Pedretti ) to care for his orphaned niece and nephew (Amelie Bea Smith, Benjamin Evan Ainsworth) who reside at Bly Manor with the estate’s chef, groundskeeper and housekeeper.

Centuries of dark secrets of love and loss are waiting to be unearthed in this chilling gothic romance because at Bly Manor, dead doesn’t mean gone.

Directed by: Mike Flanagan

Starring: Henry Thomas, Victoria Pedretti, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Kate Siegel and Tahirah Sharif.

A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting

A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting

Streaming Oct. 14

When high school freshman Kelly Ferguson (Tamara Smart) reluctantly agrees to babysit Jacob Zellman (Ian Ho) on Halloween, the last thing she expects is to be recruited into an international secret society of babysitters who protect kids with special powers from monsters.

A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting is based on the first installment of Joe Ballarini's popular scary book series of the same name.

Directed by: Rachel Talalay

Starring: Tamara Smart, Oona Laurence, Alessio Scalzotto, Ian Ho, Tamsen McDonough, Troy Leigh-Anne Johnson, Lynn Masako Cheng, Ty Consiglio, Ashton Arbab, Crystal Balint, Ricky He, with Indya Moore and Tom Felton



Streaming Oct. 21

After a whirlwind romance in Monte Carlo with handsome widower Maxim de Winter (Armie Hammer), a newly married young woman (Lily James) arrives at Manderley, her new husband’s imposing family estate on a windswept English coast.

Naive and inexperienced, she begins to settle into the trappings of her new life, but finds herself battling the shadow of Maxim’s first wife Rebecca, whose haunting legacy is kept alive by Manderley’s sinister housekeeper Mrs. Danvers (Kristin Scott Thomas).

Directed by: Ben Wheatley

Starring: Lily James, Armie Hammer, Kristin Scott Thomas, Keeley Hawes, Ann Dowd, Sam Riley, Tom Goodman-Hill, Mark Lewis Jones, John Hollingworth, Bill Paterson

His House

His House

Streaming Oct. 30

After making a harrowing escape from war-torn South Sudan, a young refugee couple struggles to adjust to their new life in a small English town that has an unspeakable evil lurking beneath the surface.

Directed by: Remi Weekes

Starring: Ṣọpẹ́ Dìrísù, Wunmi Mosaku and Matt Smith

Halloween is also a time for wholesome viewing with kids and the entire family. Coming in October are The Worst Witch: Season 4 (Oct. 1), A Go! Go! Cory Carson Halloween (Oct. 2), StarBeam: Halloween Hero (Oct. 6), Super Monsters: Dia de los Monsters (Oct. 9), The Last Kids on Earth: Book 3 (Oct. 16), and the documentary Unsolved Mysteries: Volume 2 (Oct. 19).