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Netflix The Night Comes For Us

Some people spend their days arguing over the merits of Netflix and how it’s “killing cinema” as we know it, but the rest of us know better. It’s just one more way to re-watch the movies we already love and find new ones to cherish. This month sees plenty of both hitting the service.

The complete list of movies and shows hitting Netflix this month — October 2018 — is below, but first I’m going to highlight a few that stand apart from the bunch.

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Netflix Pick of the Month

It’s going to be a while before we officially get The Raid 3, but happily what amounts to an unofficial entry in the franchise is coming home this month in the form of The Night Comes for Us (10/19). Timo Tjahjanto’s action epic offers a blistering beat-down of brutality guaranteed to drop your jaw and lift your spirits. Joe Taslim takes the lead alongside fellow Raid veterans Iko Uwais, Julie Estelle, and Zack Lee, and along with the rest of able-bodied Jakarta they turn a simple premise — it’s basically a blood-soaked Gloria (1980) riff — into pure action movie brilliance.


Creepy Netflix Originals!

Creeped Out – Season 1 brings a terror anthology show for teens (pre-teens? I don’t know how kids work these days) that looks like a slightly edgier Are You Afraid of the Dark or Goosebumps. If nothing else it promises to be a great primer for getting the young ones into horror early on. Gareth Evans’ Apostle (10/12) teases a hybrid of action and cult horror, and while I’m of the opinion neither element really works that well others seem to think it’s pretty damn great. So watch it for yourself! The Haunting of Hill House (10/12) tackles Shirley Jackson’s classic novel across ten episodes, and director Mike Flanagan (Gerald’s Game) is the driving force behind its nightmarish beauty. I’m only a few episodes in, but hot damn is it great. Viewers looking for “true” stories of spooky terror will want to give Haunted (10/19) a spin. The show explores “real” hauntings with interviews and recreations. Last but definitely not least, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (10/26) puts a supernatural spin on the Riverdale crowd — I guess? I don’t watch Riverdale, but this one looks far more up my alley.


Stephen King!

It’s October, so of course Netflix is adding a couple films from the king of terror. Oddly, though, one of them is The Green Mile (1999). Don’t get me wrong, it’s a good movie, but there are far more horrifying entries in King’s filmography. Exhibit A? Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining (1980). It may be a pretty poor adaptation of the novel, but it’s one hell of a horror movie as it mashes together the supernatural with the real-world terror of alcoholism and abuse.


An Emotionally Draining Nightmare

Mass shootings may feel like an American nightmare, but while we’re home to most of them — by a wide-ass margin — the rest of the world occasionally suffers too. 22 July explores the devastating incident experienced by Norway a few years back in which an asshole with an agenda murdered dozens of people. Paul Greengrass’ film shifts between the attack itself, the rehabilitation efforts of the victims, and the nation’s response. It’s a powerful look at humanity, both our evil and our grace.


The Complete List

Angel Eyes (2001)
Anger Management (2003)
Billy Madison (1995)
Black Dynamite (2009)
Blade (1998)
Blade II (2002)
Blazing Saddles (1974)
Empire Records (1995)
Gotham: Season 4
Kevin Hart: Laugh at My Pain (2011)
Kevin Hart: Seriously Funny (2010)
Must Love Dogs (2005)
My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rollercoaster of Friendship
Mystic River (2003)
New York Minute (2004)
Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
Pay It Forward (2000)
Pee-wee’s Big Adventure (1985)
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)
Rumble in the Bronx (1995)
She’s Out of My League (2010)
Sommersby (1993)
The Dead Pool (1988)
The Devil’s Advocate (1997)
The Green Mile (1999)
The Lake House (2006)
The NeverEnding Story (1984)
The Shining (1980)
V for Vendetta (2005)
Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008)

10/2/18

Joe Rogan: Strange Times– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
MeatEater: Season 7– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Monty Python: The Meaning of Live (2014)
Monty Python’s Life of Brian (1979)

10/3/18

Truth or Dare (2017)

10/4/18

Creeped Out– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Haunting of Molly Hartley (2008)
Violet Evergarden: Special: Extra Episode

10/5/18

Big Mouth: Season 2– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Dancing Queen– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Élite– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Empire Games– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Little Things: Season 2– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Malevolent– NETFLIX FILM
Private Life– NETFLIX FILM
Super Monsters Save Halloween– NETFLIX FILM
Super Monsters: Season 2– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Rise of Phoenixes– NETFLIX ORIGINAL (Streaming Every Friday)
YG Future Strategy Office– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

10/6/18

Little Things: Season 1

10/8/18

Disney’s Sofia the First: Season 4
Mo Amer: The Vagabond– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

10/9/18

Terrace House: Opening New Doors: Part 4– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

10/10/18

22 July– NETFLIX FILM
Pacto de Sangue– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

10/11/18

Salt Fat Acid Heat– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Schitt’s Creek: Season 4

10/12/18

Apostle– NETFLIX FILM
Errementari: The Blacksmith and the Devil– NETFLIX FILM
Feminists: What Were They Thinking?– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
FightWorld– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
ReMastered: Who Shot the Sheriff– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Tarzan and Jane: Season 2– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Boss Baby: Back in Business: Season 2– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Haunting of Hill House– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Kindergarten Teacher– NETFLIX FILM

10/15/18

Octonauts: Season 4
The Seven Deadly Sins: Revival of The Commandments– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

10/16/18

Ron White: If You Quit Listening, I’ll Shut Up– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

10/19/18

Accidentally in Love– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Ask the Doctor– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Best.Worst.Weekend.Ever.: Limited Series– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Derren Brown: Sacrifice– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Distrito salvaje– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Gnome Alone– NETFLIX FILM
Haunted– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Hip-Hop Evolution: Season 2– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Illang: The Wolf Brigade– NETFLIX FILM
Larva Island– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Making a Murderer: Part 2– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Marvel’s Daredevil: Season 3– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Night Comes For Us– NETFLIX FILM
Wanderlust– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

10/21/18

Robozuna– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

10/23/18

ADAM SANDLER 100% FRESH– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

10/24/18

Bodyguard– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

10/25/18

Great News: Season 2

10/26/18

Been So Long– NETFLIX FILM
Castlevania: Season 2– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Dovlatov– NETFLIX FILM
Jefe– NETFLIX FILM
Shirkers– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Terrorism Close Calls– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

10/27/18

Girl from Nowhere– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

10/28/18

Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj– NETFLIX ORIGINAL (Streaming Every Sunday)

10/30/18

Fate/EXTRA Last Encore: Illustrias Geocentric Theory– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Degenerates– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

10/31/18

Goldie & Bear: Season 2
Gun City — NETFLIX FILM

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