35 best new Netflix movies and shows to watch in October 2020

EMILY IN PARIS (L to R) LILY COLLINS as EMILY in episode 103 of EMILY IN PARIS. Cr. COURTESY OF NETFLIX © 2020
EMILY IN PARIS (L to R) LILY COLLINS as EMILY in episode 103 of EMILY IN PARIS. Cr. COURTESY OF NETFLIX © 2020 /
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13. Vampires vs. the Bronx

Release Year: 2020

Directed By: Osmany Rodriguez

Starring: Sarah Gadon, Chris Redd, The Kid Mero, Method Man, Shea Whigham, Vladimir Caamaño, Jaden Michael, Gregory Diaz IV, Gerald W. Jones III, Coco Jones, Adam David Thompson

Release Date: Friday, Oct. 2

What could be more fitting for October than vampires? From producer Lorne Michaels, the creator of Saturday Night Live, the Netflix original horror film Vampires vs. the Bronx follows a group of teenage friends banding together to save their local bodega from being gentrified from an unlikely, supernatural invasion. There’s no better way to kick off the month of horror movies perfect for Halloween than with a movie that’s bound to make your both laugh and scream.

12. Social Distance

Season: 1

Created By: Hillary Weisman Graham

Starring: Danielle Brooks, Mike Colter, Oscar Nunez, Lachlan Watson, Kylie Liya Page, Brian Jordan Alvarez, Max Jenkins, Becky Ann Baker, Dylan Baker, Guillermo Diaz, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Asante Blackk, Peter Vack and others

Release Date: Thursday, Oct. 15

Whether we like it or not, we’ve reached the part of the year where our entertainment will start reflecting the shared experiences of the past year. Most shows have gone back into production and some will incorporate quarantine and COVID-19 into their stories. But we’re also about to get some shows centered around quarantine that was created and produced during the lockdown. Netflix’s anthology series Social Distance looks to bridge the gap of our communication divide.

In the eight-part anthology series Social Distance, each standalone episode centers on a different cast of characters and their struggles faced during the era of working remotely and distancing ourselves from others socially. The series aims to give us all a bit of catharsis and perhaps levity, which could be a tall order. Social Distance counts Orange Is the New Black creator Jenji Kohan as an executive producer, a good sign for the storytelling we should expect. If you’re ready for some catharsis, don’t distance yourself from Social Distance beginning on Oct. 15.