Movie theaters are reeling from their summer end disappointment and ‘House of the Dragon’ and ‘Lord of the Rings’ dominate the pop culture landscape, but there’s still plenty of new content coming to streaming this October.
Netflix, HBO and other streamers have lined up a diverse slate of movies and shows for the month, with many saving their spooky content for the Halloween season.
If you’re looking to fill out your October viewing schedule or need a break from Middle-earth and Westeros, here are 8 new movies and shows coming out this month.
‘Interview with the Vampire’ (Oct. 2, AMC+)
The TV remake of the 1994 Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise vehicle features “Game of Thrones” actor Jacob Anderson as the titular vampire. The series has already been renewed for Season 2.
‘Werewolf by Night’ (Oct. 7, Disney+)
The latest entry in the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe is styled like a classic Hollywood monster movie, starring Gael Garcia Bernal as the werewolf. But it’s far from a single Halloween special. Marvel boss Kevin Feige said in a feature that the show will “ultimately be very important to the future of the MCU.”
‘Catherine, Called Birdy’ (October 7, Prime Video)
Set in medieval England, the Lena Dunham-written and directed film follows “Game of Thrones” alumna Bella Ramsay as she tries to thwart her plans to marry the daughter of a lord.
‘Avenue 5’ Season 2 (Oct. 10, HBO Max)
“Veep” creator Armando Iannucci’s space-set comedy series is back for a second season, promising more interstellar hijinks from passengers on an interplanetary cruise ship that sees its journey interrupted and its return to Earth pushed years into the future.
‘Halloween’s End’ (Oct. 14, in theaters and at Peacock)
Jamie Lee Curtis returns for the finale of the rebooted “Halloween” trilogy, which will see Laurie Strode confront the evil Michael Myers once and for all.
‘All Quiet on the Western Front’ (Oct. 28, Netflix)
Netflix’s remake of the 1930s classic follows a young soldier as he faces the horrors of war during World War I.
‘Big Mouth’ Season 6 (Oct. 28, Netflix)
The long-running raunchy animated series returns for its 6th season at the end of the month, with teaser trailers promising to continue the story first explored in the spinoff series “HR”.