This month viewers are in for thrills, chills and scares as it's officially spooky season on your favourite streaming services.
In addition to horror, streaming platforms are also releasing many titles that premiered at TIFF. Netflix will be streaming the Jessica Chastain and Eddie Redmayne flick "The Good Nurse," based on an unbelievable true story. Prime Video's "Catherine Called Birdy," directed by Lena Dunham, also premiered at TIFF and will be hitting small screens this month.
In the horror section, there's Guillermo Del Toro's "Cabinet of Curiosities," "The School for Good and Evil," and more titles to get your blood pumping.
Week of Oct. 3
This coming-of-age adventure comedy directed by Lena Dunham is set in the Medieval English village of Stonebridge, and follows Lady Catherine (known as Birdy), the youngest child of Lord Rollo and Lady Aislinn. Rollo sees his daughter as his path out of financial ruin by marrying her to a wealthy man, but Birdy is ready to put off any suitor that comes in increasingly ingenious ways. Streams Oct. 7 on Prime Video.
A writer's (Mila Kunis) big city life in New York begins to unravel when a true-crime documentary forces her to confront her personal demons as her high school history comes to light. Streams Oct. 7 on Netflix.
This film follows a young couple, Harry (Jake Lacy) and Ruth (Maika Monroe), who take a remote backpacking trip through the Pacific Northwest. Despite the beautiful surroundings, things take a dark turn when they realize they may not be alone. Streams Oct. 7 on Paramount+.
Week of Oct. 12
Based on the international bestselling novel by Gregory David Roberts, "Shantaram" follows a fugitive named Lin Ford (Charlie Hunnam) through 1980s Bombay. After falling for an intriguing woman named Karla, Lin must choose between freedom or love. Streams Oct. 14 on Apple TV+.
This is a fresh and comedic twist on Shakespeare’s classic love story Romeo & Juliet, told from the perspective of Juliet’s cousin Rosaline (Kaitlyn Dever), who also happens to be Romeo’s recent love interest. Heartbroken when Romeo (Kyle Allen) meets Juliet (Isabela Merced) Rosaline schemes to foil the famous romance and win back her guy. Streams Oct. 14 on Disney+.
Week of Oct. 17
The third season of Netflix's viral reality series returns to see a new cast of hopeful romantics attempt to find love while courting blindly through the walls of private pods. Streams Oct. 19 on Netflix with new episode weekly.
Best friends Sophie (Sophia Anne Caruso) and Agatha (Sofia Wylie) find their bond put to the test when they're whisked away to a magical school for future fairy-tale heroes and villains. The film stars Charlize Theron and Kerry Washington. Streams Oct. 19 on Netflix.
Week of Oct. 24
Just in time for Halloween scares, eight tales of terror unfold in this visually stunning, spine-tingling horror collection curated by Guillermo del Toro. Streams Oct. 25 on Netflix.
Based on an incredible true story, this film follows Amy (Jessica Chastain), a nurse and single mother who works night shifts at the ICU. When Charlie (Eddie Redmayne), a thoughtful and empathetic fellow nurse, starts at her unit, the two develop a strong friendship. After a series of mysterious patient deaths sets off an investigation that points to Charlie as the prime suspect, Amy is forced to risk her life to uncover the truth. Streams Oct. 26 on Netflix.
From the delightfully wicked minds of Henry Selick and Jordan Peele, this animated tale follows scheming demon brothers Wendell (Keegan-Michael Key) and Wild (Peele) - who enlist the aid of teen Kat Elliot (Lyric Ross) to summon them to the Land of the Living. Streams Oct. 28 on Netflix.
Award winner Edward Berger directs this tense drama based on the bestseller by Erich Maria Remarque. The film follows 17-year-old Paul who joins the Western Front in World War I, but his initial excitement is soon shattered by the grim reality of life in the trenches. Streams Oct. 28 on Netflix.