New to Netflix UK: October 2022
From The Good Nurse with Jessica Chastain and Eddie Redmayne to The Watcher with Naomi Watts and Mia Farrow, Netflix in October yields many dark and delightful pleasures
UK Netflix release date: Wednesday 26 October
Director Tobias Lindholm is no stranger to serial-killer dramas, having directed two episodes of Mindhunter. Therefore, the notorious story of psychopathic nurse Charles Cullen is a good fit. Like the case of Harold Shipman, Cullen confessed to murdering 40 patients using lethal overdoses and is implicated in the murders of hundreds more.
Adapted by Last Night in Soho screenwriter Krysty
Wilson-Cairns, The Good Nurse examines how Cullen successfully killed for
so long. Eddie Redmayne portrays the murderer, severing his family-friendly impression as Newt Scamander
in the Fantastic Beasts franchise.
He stars alongside Jessica Chastain as Cullen’s medical colleague Amy Loughren,
who risked everything to bring Cullen to justice.
The Midnight Club
UK Netflix release date: Friday 7 October
Mike Flanagan is one of the most fascinating horror filmmakers working today, stealing from the twisted worlds of Stephen King (literally the case for Doctor Sleep) and often implanting an intense existentialism into his characters. His 10-part adaptation of The Haunting of Hill House captured everybody's dark hearts – followed by The Haunting of Bly Manor and then Midnight Mass, which Culture Whisper rated as one of the best TV series of 2021.
Flanagan is back to terrify audiences with The
Midnight Club, co-created with Leah Fong and based on the novel by Christopher
Pike. Keeping Flanagan’s motif of death close by, this horror series takes
place in a hospice for terminally ill teenagers. They gather together every night
at midnight to tell each other scary stories, and they make a pact. If and when one of them dies, they need to show a sign from the afterlife.
Guillermo del Toro's Cabinet of Curiosities
UK Netflix release date: Tuesday 25 October
With the unbearable wait for Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio, we’ll have to settle for his Cabinet of Curiosities in the meantime. But what an exciting, frightening cabinet it is: a horror anthology series, with each episode helmed by a different director.
These directors are significant new voices in horror, which include Jennifer Kent (The Babadook,
The Nightingale), Ana Lily Amirpour (A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night)
and David Prior (The Empty Man). With both original stories mixed with classic
tales (a couple by HP Lovecraft), this particular armoire will have you desperate to enter and then screaming to leave.
UK Netflix release date: Thursday 13 October
Ryan Murphy projects often come in thick waves. Shortly after releasing his controversial Jeffery Dahmer series, currently breaking Netflix records, Murphy’s back for another creepy, star-studded drama. The Watcher is also based on a true story, following a family as they move into a dream suburban neighbourhood where the locals are less than welcoming.
Naomi Watts and Bobby Cannavale play Nora and Dean, the residents
of the infamous ‘Watcher house’ in New Jersey. After they move in, they start
to receive scary letters from an anonymous writer claiming generations of 'watchers' have observed that particular house and that they will be watching too. When the letters become more and more threatening, the family fears for their safety.
Mia Farrow and Jennifer Coolidge also star.
All Quiet on the Western Front
UK Netflix release date: Friday 28 October
The 1928 novel All Quiet on the Western Front was written by the German author Erich Maria Remarque, focusing on German soldiers during the First World War. And yet, there has never been a German adaptation – only American ones. Director Edward Berger (Your Honor, Patrick Melrose) aims to rectify that, retelling the story from a uniquely German perspective. And like most stories that came out of the Great War, there are many harrowing details within the mud and blood of the trenches.
The story follows the young German
soldier Paul Bäumer (Felix Kammerer), incensed by the euphoria of war, joining the fight on the Western
Front between France and Germany. He soon realises the pain, fear and
desperation of the war as he and his friends fight for their lives. Also stars Daniel Brühl (Inglourious Basterds).
The full Netflix in October slate:
Saturday 1 October
The Final Destination
Peaky Blinders, season 6
Hasan Minhaj: The King’s Jester
Jumping from High Places
Mr. Harrigan’s Phone
Nailed It!: Halloween
The Trapped 13: How We Survived the Thai Cave
Friday 7 October
Conversations with a Killer: The Jeffrey Dahmer Tapes
Luckiest Girl Alive
Man on Pause
The Midnight Club
The Redeem Team
Iliza Shlesinger: Hot Forever
Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Sue Perkins: Perfectly Legal
The Curse of Bridge Hollow
Everything Calls for Salvation
Gabriel Iglesias: Stadium Fluffy Live from Los Angeles
Unsolved Mysteries, Volume 3
Wednesday 19 October
Love is Blind, season 3
The School for Good and Evil
20th Century Girl
28 Days Haunted
Barbarians, season 2
The First of the Few
Strangeways Here We Come
Tuesday 25 October
Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities
Wednesday 26 October
The Good Nurse
Thursday 27 October
Beyond the Universe
Friday 28 October
All Quiet on the Western Front
The Bastard Son & The Devil Himself