Time for Halloween: Everything coming to Netflix, Amazon Prime and HBO

We’re just a few days away from October, and that means it’s time for Halloween. Scary movies. Spooky stories. Specters that crawl out of your television and have really long hair. Given that, it’s hard to not see this upcoming month as a streaming service contest: which player can out-Halloween the others?

Netflix starts off strong with I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House. Osgood Perkins’ film was one of my favorites from the Toronto International Film Festival this year, and it’s as creepy, weird, and atmospheric as they come. And if that’s not enough, six new episodes ofBlack Mirror are coming October 21st. Now, I hear you: Black Mirror isn’t technically horror, but it is technically freaky and weird, and that fits right in. Throw in American Horror Story: Hotel, and Netflix is looking pretty solid — except that the service is actually losing The Exorcist, which is such a Halloween faux pas that it’s hard to understand how such a thing could be allowed to happen.

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HBO Now, on the other hand, knows how to clean house the right way. Gone next month? The lackluster 28 Weeks Later. Replacing it? 28 Days Later. The service is also adding the originalPoltergeist — a family holiday classic — and to remind you just how good that movie was back in 1982, it’s also adding the 2015 remake for an easy (if depressing) comparison.

Jonathan Nolan’s Westworld arrives at long last on October 2nd, which promises to be full of all kinds of strange, horrifying dystopian imagery, and then HBO Now is bringing it home by offering audiences an idea of what true terror looks like. That’s right. It’s adding Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles.

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Sounds pretty good, right? Seems like HBO Now has it in the bag, doesn’t it? Well that’s because you haven’t yet seen what Amazon Prime is adding, which is such a grab bag of terrible and wonderful horror movies that it’s hard to get my head around the ambition of it all. The original Let the Right One In, I Saw the Devil, and The Host? Check. V/H/S, for the found footage fiends? Check. Joyride, which isn’t really a horror movie and isn’t scary, but was co-written by J.J. Abrams which makes it a fascinating cinematic footnote that I had to mention nevertheless? Check. How about Sleepaway Camp 3, which I’m not sure anybody actually knew existed after Blockbuster stores closed down? It’s there, too.

All of that alone would be enough for Amazon to take the crown, but it’s all just a prelude to the Halloween programming masterstroke — a monster flick so legendarily terrible that it transcends all notions of good and bad, right and wrong. It is singular. It is unstoppable. And it is beyond human comprehension.

Coming to Netflix

October 1st

  • A Cinderella Story
  • Barbershop 2: Back in Business
  • Blue Streak
  • Breakfast at Tiffany’s
  • Dazed and Confused
  • Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief
  • Fairy Tale: A True Story
  • Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
  • Gentleman’s Agreement
  • Ghost Town
  • Grizzly Man
  • How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
  • Millennium
  • Murder Maps, season 2
  • My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Legend of Everfree
  • Once Upon a Time in the West
  • Oriented
  • Patton
  • Picture This!
  • Pooh’s Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin
  • The Queen of the Damned
  • Quiz Show
  • Robotech (1985)
  • RV
  • Saving Mr. Wu
  • Snake Eyes
  • Snow Day
  • Sphere
  • Three Kings
  • Titanic
  • Unforgiven
  • The Uninvited
  • Unsealed: Alien Files, season 4
  • Without a Paddle

October 3rd-6th

  • Dheepan
  • American Horror Story: Hotel
  • Chevalier
  • Dartmoor Killing
  • The Flash, season 2
  • The Grinder, season 1
  • Arrow, season 4
  • iZombie, season 2

October 7th

  • 13th
  • Dinotrux, season 3
  • The Ranch, season 1 – part 2
  • Russell Peters: Almost Famous ­
  • The Siege of Jadotville
  • Supernatural, season 11

October 8th-16th

  • The Originals, season 3
  • Vampire Diaries, season 7
  • Kuromukuro, season 2
  • Love Between the Covers
  • Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids
  • DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, season 1
  • Mascots
  • Haters Back Off!, season 1
  • Project MC2, season 3
  • Sky Ladder: The Art of Cai Guo­Qiang
  • Being George Clooney
  • Chapo: el escape del siglo
  • Glitch, season 1
  • Power Rangers Dino Super Charge, season 1 – part 1
  • Dark Matter, season 2

October 21st-26th

  • Black Mirror, season 3 – part 1
  • Containment, season 1
  • Joe Rogan: Triggered
  • Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories
  • The Mr. Peabody and Sherman Show, season 3
  • Word Party, season 2
  • Doctor Foster, season 1
  • Big Eyes
  • Jesus Camp
  • Kung Fu Panda 3

October 28th-31st

  • 7 Años
  • I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House
  • Into the Inferno
  • Skylanders Academy, season 1
  • Trailer Park Boys: Out of the Park: Europe
  • The Fall, season 3
  • Chewing Gum, season 1

Leaving Netflix

October 1st

  • 10.0 Earthquake
  • Back to the Future
  • Back to the Future Part II
  • Back to the Future Part III
  • Beverly Hills Cop II
  • Congo
  • Deep Impact
  • Erin Brockovich
  • The Exorcist (1973)
  • Heroes, seasons 1­-4
  • Honey
  • Honey 2
  • Insomnia
  • Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius
  • Mr. Deeds
  • My Girl
  • Nick of Time
  • The Phantom
  • Psych, seasons 1-­8
  • The Running Man
  • Saturday Night Live, season 38
  • Timeline
  • Uncommon Valor
  • The Warriors

October 2nd-16th

  • The Big Green
  • Ivan the Incredible
  • Devil
  • Estranged

October 20th-31st

  • Marvel’s Avengers Assemble, season 2
  • The Taking of Deborah Logan
  • Redemption
  • The Interview
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • The Truman Show

Coming to Amazon Prime Video

October 1st

  • Alice
  • Bachelorette
  • Bananas
  • Before Sunset
  • Before Sunrise
  • The Blood Oranges
  • Blue Steel (1989)
  • Bowling for Columbine
  • Chinatown
  • Class
  • Congo
  • Cool It
  • Curse of the Pink Panther
  • Candyman 3: Day of the Dead
  • Dead Men Can’t Dance
  • Deep Impact
  • The Devil’s Advocate
  • The Dogs of War
  • Down Terrace
  • Dreamcatcher
  • Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex
  • The Falcon and the Snowman
  • A Feast at Midnight
  • Final Destination
  • The Gift
  • Happy Gilmore
  • The Host (English Subtitled)
  • Hunger Games, The: Mockingjay Part 2
  • I Saw the Devil (English Subtitled)
  • Island in the Sky
  • The Last Waltz
  • Let the Right One In (English Subtitled)
  • Lethal Weapon
  • Lethal Weapon 2
  • Lethal Weapon 3
  • Lethal Weapon 4
  • Lost and Delirious
  • Love and Death
  • I Am David
  • Joyride
  • Last Night
  • Malibu Beach
  • Malibu High
  • Married to the Mob
  • A Midsummer Night’s Sex Comedy
  • Misery
  • Mission Park
  • Monsters
  • Mutant Chronicles
  • National Lampoon Presents Cattle Call
  • National Lampoon’s Dirty Movie
  • National Lampoon’s Dorm Daze 2: College
  • Nick of Time
  • North Dallas Forty
  • The Patriot
  • Peter and the Wolf
  • The Pink Panther
  • The Pink Panther Strikes Again
  • Pride and Prejudice
  • Quigley Down Under
  • Redacted
  • Revenge of the Pink Panther
  • Roger Dodger
  • Secretary
  • SFW
  • A Shot in the Dark
  • Slap Shot
  • Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers
  • Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland
  • Son of the Pink Panther
  • Spanish Judges
  • Splinter
  • Stage Beauty
  • Stigmata
  • The Stoned Age
  • Stuart Saves His Family
  • Throw Momma from the Train
  • Timecrimes
  • Trail of the Pink Panther
  • Training Day
  • Troll
  • Troll 2
  • Trollhunter (English Subtitled)
  • True Colors
  • Tucker & Dale vs Evil
  • The Warriors
  • The Witches
  • V/H/S
  • Zombie Nation

October 3rd-14th

  • Stonewall
  • American Horror Story, season 5
  • LEGO Jurassic World
  • The Dark Horse
  • Goliath (series premiere)

October 17th-27th

  • Louder Than Bombs
  • Spectre
  • Complete Unknown

October 28th

  • Good Girls Revolt (series premiere)

Coming to HBO Now

October 1st

  • Deadpool
  • Cop Car
  • 28 Days Later
  • An American Haunting (Extended Cut)
  • Balls of Fury
  • Bride Wars
  • Cast Away
  • Cocktail
  • The Cowboy Way
  • Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles
  • Demolition Man
  • Drumline
  • Eastern Promises
  • I Am Legend (Extended Cut)
  • Jeepers Creepers
  • The Jewel of the Nile
  • John Carpenter’s Ghost of Mars
  • A Kid in King Arthur’s Court
  • The Kingdom
  • The Place Beyond the Pines
  • Poltergeist (1982)
  • Repo Man
  • Romancing the Stone
  • Spider-Man
  • Spider-Man 2
  • We Were Soldiers
  • The Wedding Singer

October 2nd

  • Westworld (series premiere)

October 3rd-15th

  • Class Divide
  • Ride Along 2
  • Divorce (series premiere)
  • Insecure (series premiere)
  • VICE News Tonight
  • By the Sea
  • Joy

October 17th-29th

  • Magnifica ’70 (season 2 premiere)
  • Mr. Right
  • Gods of Egypt
  • Tracey Ullman’s Show (series premiere)
  • Sesame Street (Halloween episode)
  • Poltergeist — Extended Edition (2015)

Leaving HBO Now

October 30th

  • Lucy

October 31st

  • 27 Dresses
  • 28 Weeks Later
  • The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
  • Cheech & Chong’s Next Movie
  • Dressed to Kill
  • Dumb and Dumber To
  • Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
  • Friday Night Lights
  • Happy Feet
  • Inherent Vice
  • Juno
  • Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
  • Mean Streets
  • Pitch Perfect 2
  • Soapdish
  • Spy
  • Sudden Death
  • The Theory of Everything
  • Vacation
  • We Are Your Friends
  • Wild Wild West
  • Windtalkers

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