Netflix Promoting Horror-Themed ‘Netflix and Chills’ Category
What time is it? It’s time to get into the Halloween mood and Netflix has created something special for us this season.
To get you into a frightful spirit, it’s launched its 2019 “Netflix and Chills” category for your viewing pleasure. Playing up on its reputation as the ultimate destination to chill and get your thrills, the listing features new and existing spooky content.
Netflix released a trailer on Friday the 13th to whet your appetite. Throughout September and October, we’ll be treated to a slew of horror-themed shows, classic films, and of course, Netflix originals. Read below to get a peek at the terrors that await you, but you should know that the streamer wants you to feel a shiver go up your spine.
Netflix is dropping five original movies
Staying true to its something-for-everyone style, beginning in September Netflix is adding five new films in the thriller/sci-fi/horror genres to the lineup. Here’s what to expect.
Sept. 27: In the Shadow of the Moon stars Michael C. Hall and according to IndieWire, here’s the official synopsis:
“In 1988, Philadelphia police officer Thomas Lockhart (Boyd Holbrook), hungry to become a detective, begins tracking a serial killer who mysteriously resurfaces every nine years. But when the killer’s crimes begin to defy all scientific explanation, Lock’s obsession with finding the truth threatens to destroy his career, his family, and possibly his sanity.”
Oct. 4: In the Tall Grass is Stephen King’s tale that centers on two siblings who “after hearing a young boy’s cry for help, a brother and sister venture into a vast field of grass in Kansas but soon discover that there may be no way out.”
Oct. 11: Fractured with Sam Worthington is, per Netflix, about a man whose wife and daughter are injured in an accident and disappear from an E.R. During his panicked search, “he becomes convinced the hospital is hiding something.”
Oct. 18: Eli centers on a young boy undergoing treatment for an autoimmune disease who realizes he’s living in a haunted house. The horror thriller stars Sadie Sink and Charlie Shotwell.
Oct. 25: Rattlesnake may sound like a basic creature feature, but it’s about a single mom caught in a “life for a life” struggle. After her daughter gets bitten by a venomous snake and is rescued by a mysterious stranger, said stranger demands the mother kills someone in return.
Devilishly good classics, comedies on Netflix too
Type “Netflix and Chills” into your account’s search bar and you’ll be greeted with a number of titles you recognize. Among them are Gremlins, Scream, Dexter, The Conjuring, American Psycho, and Scary Movie 2. If it’s Chucky you want, then stream Cult of Chucky at the midnight hour.
Because children love a good scarefest, Netflix has also included Goosebumps 2, The Spooky Tale of Captain Underpants Hack-a-wee (Oct. 8), Coraline, Creeped Out, and the animated Marvel’s Hulk: Where Monsters Dwell.
But Netflix has also found an audience with Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Marianne (season one), The Babysitter, and Stranger Things for those who want to be terrified and amused at the same time.
What else will Netflix be showing?
Everything mentioned so far is just a snapshot of the “Netflix and Chills” collection, but new episodes of Glitch, Van Helsing, and The Walking Dead will also be on the platform. This week, look out for The Last Kids on Earth and A Haunting at Silver Falls – The Return.
Additionally, season 2 of Netflix original Haunted will hit the platform on Oct. 11 and Gaten Matarazzo’s Prank Encounters debuts on Oct. 25 with eight episodes.