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What’s hot and spooky on Netflix and Showmax this October?

We know. Finding something to watch on streaming services is a nightmare (and even more so as an undead ghoul). The likes of Netflix and Showmax give users a wealth of choices, but picking the ripest apple (or deepest grave) is always a case of turning over the entire basket.

But fear not, because we’re taking a look at the new content coming to South Africa’s streaming platforms in October: Halloween edition.

Starting with…

What’s on Netflix in October?

Big Mouth S2

Available from 3 October 2018.

If you thought the first season of Big Mouth was horrifically awkward, we challenge you to watch this season with your older relatives.

“Carnal urges and teen angst abound as Nick, Andrew and friends pursue new crushes, tangle with the Shame Wizard and sample pot for the first time,” the description reads.

The Haunting of Hill House

Available from 12 October 2018.

Based on a novel from the 1950s, the Haunting of Hill House is more of a comfort than a horror for those who highly regard haughty alliteration.

For others, it’s a tale of kids monologing creepy lines while their parents freak out in a sinister building.

It stars Henry Thomas and Carla Gugino.

Derren Brown: Sacrifice

Available from 19 October 2018.

Watching spooky magicians tricking people into taking bullets for strangers is just what your Halloween month calls for.

But, for those who haven’t yet transformed into ghouls just yet, there’s a tale rich in human triumph and emotion lurking in this unscripted special.

Adam Sandler: 100% Fresh

Available from 19 October 2018.

Leaving his penguin hallucinations and foozball days in the past, Sandler takes to clubs, concert halls, and even a subway station in this Netflix Original comedy special.

Adam Sandler attempting comedy? What could be scarier?

Making a Murderer Part 2

Available from 19 October 2018.

Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey are back. Now, if you’re a fan of the show, the men, or the queezy feeling in your stomach while watching it, the sequel will follow the two men during their appeals.

What’s on Showmax in October?

Scream 1, 2 and 3

Available from 1 October 2018.

Whether you still find the Scream trilogy scary, or can’t help but think of the Scary Movie when watching it, it’s no less a Halloween classic.

Relive one of the horror franchises that inspired some of the best movie memes this month.

Westworld S2

Available from 1 October 2018.

The androids have received an update, but there are bugs galore. And by bugs, we mean bullets.

Westworld’s second season of sentient surrogates is set to creep out Elon Musk even more this October.

Doctor Who S11

Available from 8 October 2018.

The Doctor is back in a serial release format via Showmax and DStv’s Express. The ten-episode long 11th season stars Jodie Whittaker as the Doctor, and her British police box TARDIS.

You’ll never have a better idea of what to dress up as for Halloween…

Shutter Island

Available from 15 October 2018.

Arguably one of Martin Scorcese’s unappreciated masterpieces, Leo Di Caprio is scared out of his mind (literally) when he investigates the disappearance of an inmate from a mental institution on a spooky island.

But, because reasons, you may want to watch this one until the end…

Peppa Pig Special: Pumpkin Party

Available from 25 October 2018.

Probably more of a horror for mum and dad, the latest Peppa Pig special sees the adorable piglet dress up as a witch for Daddy Pig’s Halloween shindig.

Werewolves, superheroes, frankencarrots, and dinosaurs all feature in this special.

Feature image: Showmax/BBC

Author | Andy Walker: Editor

Andy Walker: Editor
Camper by day, run-and-gunner by night, Andy prefers his toast like his coffee -- dark and crunchy. Specialising in spotting the next big Instagram cat star, Andy also dabbles in smartphone, gadget and game reviews over on Gearburn. More

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