35 best new Netflix movies and shows to watch in October 2019

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The best new release movies and TV shows coming to Netflix in October 2019, including El Camino, Big Mouth, The Laundromat and Living with Yourself.

As the fall television season officially gets underway and the awards season movie rush soon kicks off, our Netflix watch lists will continue to pile up with even more unmissable content. From new seasons of fan-favorite original series to high-profile premieres and no shortage of new and throwback movies, October’s shaping up to be a great month for new Netflix movies and shows.

October brings a lengthy list of new Netflix original films and series, such as the highly anticipated Breaking Bad spin-off movie El Camino. Additional original movies hitting our queues this month, including The Laundromat, Dolemite Is My Name and In the Tall Grass, among a handful of others. If you’re looking to binge-watch in October, the new season of The Kominsky Method, Insatiable, Big Mouth and Peaky Blinders debut alongside the premieres of Living with Yourself and Daybreak.

Of course, Netflix also fills our watch list with a number of acquired movies and TV shows on top of their original content. The fifth season of the Emmy-nominated comedy Schitt’s Creek arrives, as does Reese Witherspoon’s DirecTV series Shine On with Reese. Just in time for Halloween, Scream 2 and some more horror films start streaming, as do three must-watch comedy specials from top comedians, a can’t-miss documentary series and plenty of nostalgic movies like Charlie’s Angels, Men in Black and Good Burger. There’s something for everyone this month.

Find your next lineup of movies and TV shows to marathon this fall with our comprehensive list of the 35 best new release titles coming to Netflix in October 2019, and comment below with your favorite picks!

35. House of the Witch

Release Year: 2017

Directed By: Alex Merkin

Starring: Emily Bader, Darren Mann, Michelle Randolph, Coy Stewart, Jesse Pepe, Arden Belle, Nolan Bateman, Hunter Trammell, Jules Hartley, Joel Nagle, Joseph Curtis Callendar, Grace Balbo, Logan Greene, Paloma Paulin

Release Date: Tuesday, Oct. 1

Things are about to get scary on Netflix this October. Well, kind of. You have more luck with the quintessential Halloween movies and television episodes if you watched Freeform’s annual 31 Nights of Halloween programming block. But there’s more than enough spooky content already on Netflix to scare up a good Halloween scream, and there’s a select few new releases aiming to put the treat in trick-or-treat. The 2017 horror film House of the Witch hits your watch list this month.

In horror movies, it’s all fun and games until a group of teenagers enters a haunted house. House of the Witch centers on a group of teenagers looking to play a prank on Halloween at an abandoned house. As if the fact that the house is abandoned isn’t enough of a red flag. However, once the high schoolers enter the house, they become trapped and terrorized by a demonic witch. The witch wishes to unleash her wrath on the teens and plans to pick them off one by one.

House of the Witch comes from director Alex Merkin, who also directed the 2005 short horror film Across the Hall, starring Adrian Grenier, and it 2009 feature length adaptation of the same name, which starred Brittany Murphy. The film premiered on Syfy in October 2017 and holds a 25% audience scored on Rotten Tomatoes, as well as a 5.2/10 rating on IMDb. Speaking of witches, you may recognize House of the Witch star Darren Mann from Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, another worthy contender for a Halloween marathon. Check out the film when it streams at the top of October.