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What’s Streaming in October 2023?

by Nora Jaymes

Can you believe it's already October? The air is getting crisper, the leaves are painting the town in vibrant hues, and the streaming world is gearing up for an epic autumn. It's time to break out the cozy blankets because we're about to dive headfirst into the thrilling world of upcoming streaming delights. From spine-tingling horrors to heartwarming tales, our screens are set to be a virtual playground of entertainment this month. So, grab your favorite fall snack, find the comfiest spot on your couch, and let's dive in!

What’s Streaming on Netflix?

  • Reptile (Oct. 6): Did you love Se7en and Gone Girl? Then you don't want to miss this! Dive into a world of mystery and suspense as a hardened detective, played by the enigmatic Benicio Del Toro, seeks the truth behind the chilling murder of a young real estate agent. But in this intricate web of deceit, not everything is as it appears. As he delves deeper, the detective's own life starts to unravel, revealing unsettling illusions. Joining Del Toro in this gripping tale are Justin Timberlake and Alicia Silverstone, adding layers of depth to the narrative.
  • The Fall of the House of Usher (Oct. 12): Based on the novel by Edgar Allan Poe. Siblings Roderick and Madeline Usher have built a pharmaceutical company into an empire of wealth, privilege, and power; however, secrets come to light when the heirs to the Usher dynasty start dying.
  • Damsel (Oct. 13): In a world where fairy tales take a dark twist, a dutiful young woman (Millie Bobby Brown) who dreams of a royal life with a handsome prince. However, her dreams are shattered when she discovers the royal family's ulterior motive: to use her as a sacrifice to settle an age-old debt. Thrown into the depths of a cave with a fire-breathing dragon, she must rely on more than just her charm to survive.
  • Fair Play (Oct. 14): In the bustling world of New York finance, Emily (Phoebe Dynevor, Bridgerton) and Luke (Alden Ehrenreich, Oppenheimer) are the epitome of a thriving couple. But when an unexpected promotion at a cutthroat hedge fund comes into play, their relationship is tested like never before. As the dynamics shift, they grapple with the true cost of success and the unsettling boundaries of ambition.
  • The Devil on Trial (Oct. 17): The trial of Arne C. Johnson: the first and only time "demonic possession" and "The Devil Made Me Do It" have officially been used as a defense in a U.S. murder trial. Including firsthand accounts of alleged devil possession and a shocking murder, this extraordinary story forces reflection on our fear of the unknown.
  • Neon (Oct. 19): In this new series by Shea Serrano (one of the creators behind shows like The Office, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and The Good Place), three friends move from a small town in Florida to Miami with the hopes of making it big in the world of reggaeton.
  • Bodies (Oct. 19): Four detectives. Four timelines. One body. To save Britain's future, they'll need to solve the murder that altered the course of history first.
  • Old Dads (Oct. 20): For fans of The Intern and Daddy's Home comes a new buddy comedy FULL of faces you love and know! When three long-time buddies find themselves in the midst of a generational shift, hilarity ensues. After selling their decades-old company to a millennial CEO, they're thrust into a world they hardly recognize...parenthood. Starring Bill Burr (who also directs), Bobby Cannavale, and Bokeem Woodbine, you won't want to miss this!
  • Pain Hustlers (Oct. 27): Starring the incredible duo Emily Blunt and Chris Evans, this film is a riveting dive into the lengths people will go to for survival and ambition. Liza Drake, a struggling single mom, stumbles into the ethically murky world of pharmaceutical sales after meeting Pete Brenner. As she climbs the economic ladder, she's caught in a web of racketeering led by her volatile boss. Balancing her daughter's health and the dark truths of her new job, Liza confronts the thin line between desperation and greed.

What’s Streaming on Hulu?

  • Fright Krewe S1 (Oct. 2): When horror enthusiast Soleil Le Claire inadvertently disrupts the Tree of Life, she awakens an age-old malevolence. Now, under the guidance of the legendary voodoo queen, Marie Laveau, Soleil, and four other brave souls are tasked with saving New Orleans from Belial, a demon thriving on terror. But there's a twist! The Loa, voodoo spirits, bestow upon each child a unique power. As they delve deeper, they uncover a startling truth: their town is a melting pot of vampires, phantoms, and more! For fans of Stranger Things.
  • Appendage (Oct. 5): For fans of the 2010 film Black Swan comes another psychological thriller that deep dives into one woman's inner turmoil. On the outside, Hannah is a budding fashion designer, but beneath the surface, she's drowning in a sea of self-doubt. This internal division takes a terrifying form: The Appendage. As it grows, so do her anxieties about work, love, and family.
  • The Mill (Oct. 9): In a chilling twist of fate, a white-collar businessman finds himself trapped in an eerie open-air prison cell. His only companion? An ancient grist mill. As the days turn to nights, he's compelled to work tirelessly, much like a beast of burden. But time is of the essence as the impending birth of his child looms. With every turn of the mill, the stakes get higher.
  • Nada S1 (Oct. 11): Get ready for a culinary journey of self-discovery! Manuel, a culinary critic and art lover from Buenos Aires is lost when his personal assistant leaves him in the lurch. Enter Antonia, a young woman from Paraguay, inexperienced in the ways of the city. As Manuel mentors her in the arts of cuisine, culture, and life, their dynamic leads to a blend of humorous and touching moments. But the plot thickens when Manuel's old friend Vincent, played by the legendary Robert De Niro, arrives. Watch if you liked Jon Favreau's Chef or Julie & Julia.

What’s Streaming on Paramount+?

  • Heist 88 (Oct. 1): Ready to witness a heist like no other? Inspired by true events and giving off the feel of both 21 and Baby Driver, dive into the world of Jeremy Horne (portrayed by Courtney B. Vance) as he orchestrates a daring $80 million assault on the U.S. banking system. Set in an era before the digital age's cybersecurity, this film promises a truly nostalgic thrill! If you liked American Crime Story or Lovecraft Country, you'll love this one!
  • Pet Sematary: Bloodlines (Oct. 6): October promises to bring its horror game if you know what we mean! Not for the faint of heart and derived from the shadowy chapters of Stephen King's spine-chilling "Pet Sematary," this prequel delves into the harrowing tale of why, indeed, sometimes the dead should remain undisturbed.
  • Frasier S1 (Oct. 12): The iconic Dr. Frasier Crane, brought to life by the incomparable Kelsey Grammer, is back and ready for a new chapter! Relocating to a different city, Frasier faces fresh challenges, forges new relationships, and seeks to realize long-held dreams. But while the setting might have changed, the wit, humor, and heart that fans fell in love with remain intact. The series promises a blend of nostalgia with new adventures, ensuring both longtime fans and new viewers are in for a treat.
  • Fellow Travelers (Oct. 27): A political thriller romance might sound unusual, but Matt Bomer and Jonathan Bailey make it work! In the shadowy corridors of McCarthy-era Washington, two men from different worlds find love. This film chronicles the secret romance between the charismatic Hawkins Fuller and the young idealist Tim Laughlin. As US Senator Joseph McCarthy and his chief counsel Roy Cohn wage war on 'subversives and sexual deviants', their love becomes a beacon of hope amidst political persecution.

What’s Streaming on Amazon Prime?

  • Make Me Scream (Oct. 3): Get ready for a treat that's equal parts funny and frightening! Hosted by the dynamic duo, Tempestt Bledsoe of "The Cosby Show" and Darryl M. Bell from "A Different World," watch as celebrity teams navigate through petrifying scare zones. But there's a catch - they must keep their screams in check! The quieter the team, the better their chances of clinching the coveted Medal of Mayhem. Who will keep their cool and who will let out a shriek?
  • Totally Killer (Oct. 6): The past and present collide in a spine-tingling chase! Starring Kiernan Shipka, Olivia Holt, and Julie Bowen, this thrilling time-travel horror needs to make your fall watchlist! Jamie finds herself face-to-mask with the notorious "Sweet Sixteen Killer," who's back after a chilling 35-year hiatus. But here's the twist: a narrow escape sends Jamie spiraling back to 1987, the year of the original murders...
  • The Burial (Oct. 13): When a call for help from an estranged brother arrives, a man and his girlfriend find themselves ensnared in a web of deception and peril. But this is no ordinary plea; it's a gateway to a sinister plot with deadly consequences. Based on a true story from 1995 and starring Jamie Foxx, how could you go wrong?
  • Upload S3 (Oct. 20): In an alternate universe where death isn't the end, a man is able to choose his own afterlife by having his consciousness uploaded to a virtual paradise after an untimely death. Season 3 picks up right where the last season left off. Nathan and Nora face challenges in their unusual relationship and there's a looming threat that could end everything for Nathan.
  • Hot Potato: The Story of the Wiggles (Oct. 24): "Hot potato, hot potato. Cold spaghetti, cold spaghetti." These songs are ones that parents have memorized if they had small children in the 90s! This film is a backstage, all-access pass to one of the world's greatest entertainment stories: The Wiggles! Four friends who recorded a one-off album of children's music who became a global phenomenon, we're all ears!

What’s Streaming on Other Platforms?

  • Our Flag Means Death S2 (Oct. 5) - Streaming on Max: Are you craving a little more Pirates of the Caribbean in your life? Well, look no further! Set sail with Stede Bonnet, the unlikely pirate who traded his aristocratic comforts for the unpredictable life of piracy in the 18th century. As he navigates the treacherous waters of rebellion and freedom, Season 2 promises more swashbuckling adventures, unexpected alliances, and the ever-present allure of the open sea.
  • Loki S2 (Oct. 5) - Streaming on Disney+: The God of Mischief returns, and the stakes have never been higher! Following the jaw-dropping events of the first season, Loki, alongside Mobius, Hunter B-15, and a mix of familiar and fresh faces, delves deeper into the intricacies of the Time Variance Authority. As they traverse the ever-expanding Multiverse, their quest is twofold: to find Sylvie, Judge Renslayer, and the enigmatic Miss Minutes, and to uncover the profound truths about free will and one's "glorious purpose."
  • Lessons in Chemistry (Oct. 13) - Streaming on Apple TV+: Step into the 1960s, a time of societal norms and expectations. Elizabeth Zott, portrayed by the Academy Award-winning Brie Larson, had aspirations of becoming a chemist. But life throws her a curveball when she finds herself pregnant, alone, and ousted from her lab. Adapted from the best-selling novel, "Lessons in Chemistry" is not just about science but also a tale of resilience, determination, and breaking the mold in a male-dominated world. For fans of Hidden Figures and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.
  • Goosebumps S1 (Oct. 13) - Streaming on Disney+: You remember the R.L. Stine Goosebump series from the 90s, right? Well now it has its own TV show that promises its own thrills and chills! When five high school students unwittingly unleash eerie supernatural forces upon their town, things take a turn for the spooky! Now, they must band together, overcoming their differences and fears, to confront the paranormal threats and save their community.
  • Wolf Like Me S2 (Oct. 19) - Streaming on Peacock: If you missed out on season 1 of this supernatural drama starring Isla Fisher and Josh Gad, you've got time to catch up before the mystery continues! Without giving too much away, season 2 is filled with uncertainty, shadowy figures from Gary and Mary's past, and a mysterious stranger who threatens to uproot everything.
  • Bosch: Legacy S2 (Oct. 20) - Streaming on Freevee: Your favorite grumpy (but relentless) detective is back with a vengeance! Harry Bosch (Titus Welliver) finds himself working alongside his one-time adversary, Honey Chandler. But as they dive deeper into their investigation, they're met with a case that's deeply personal and the stakes have never been higher.

And that's a wrap on our October streaming extravaganza! Whether you're planning a spooky-themed movie night or simply looking for your next binge-worthy obsession, streaming platforms have something for every occasion! And if your binge-watching session could use an upgrade, we’ve got the TV and audio systems for every occasion, too! Stop on by or give us a shout, and we’ll help you create the perfect streaming set-up. Now what are you waiting for? Get streaming!