Anna Gragert
October 01, 2015 12:49 pm

“New month, new you, new Netflix queue” may not be a popular mantra as of right now, but it definitely should be, AMIRIGHT.

First of all, we’d like to start off by saying, Happy October! With this new month comes Halloween planning, cauldrons filled with candy corn, and plenty of pumpkin spice – BUT, most importantly, a new month means that Netflix will be participating in a little bit of give-and-take.

Let’s start with the bad news, so that we can end on a positive note. Today is the day when we lose: A Nightmare on Elm Street, Annie Hall, Charlie Bartlett, Romeo + Juliet, The Big Lebowski, The Exorcist, The Phantom of the Opera, and This Is Spinal Tap. Unfortunately, some of these are horror classics and would have been perfect for an October movie weekend, so let’s hope that the all-mighty Netflix doesn’t disappoint when it comes to their “Recently Added” section.

Alright, now before you begin to mourn The Phantom of the Opera by singing a rendition of “Masquerade,” let’s see what’s on our Netflix schedule for this month:

Batman Begins (October 1st)

Since October means all things dark and batty, why not start off with a Christopher Nolan masterpiece? Then, from there, you can watch the entire Batman trilogy and allow some of cinematic history’s most notable villains to send shivers down your spine.

Also – there’s Cillian Murphy, who will dazzle you with his brilliant blue eyes and then scare the bejeezus out of you when he transforms into the Scarecrow.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (October 1st)

To prepare yourself for all the candy you’re about to consume this month, revisit this book-turned-movie. Follow young Charlie as he meets the dynamic Johnny Depp/Willy Wonka. Sympathize with Augustus Gloop as he gets caught in a chocolate river. Imitate Veruca Salt each and every time she says, “Daddy!” What’s not to love?

Robin Williams Remembered – A Pioneers of Television Special (October 1st)

Take a moment to celebrate Robin Williams’ amazing life as you watch various interviews, clips, and tributes from his career. Take a moment to remember that he was a truly wonderful, talented, and inspiring man.

American Horror Story: Freak Show (October 6th)

Three words: Twisty. The. Clown. If you want to successfully scare yourself, delve into a world of murder, and see nightmare-haunting clowns come to life, then this is definitely what you’re looking for. The best part is that, since it’s a TV show, you can watch it all month long. (Or, ya know, you can just binge-watch it all in one night.)

Supernatural: Season 10 (October 7th)

If you’re not into freak shows, but still want to feel all the spooky vibes, give this series a shot. It follows two beautiful brothers (Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki/Dean from Gilmore Girls) as they hunt ghosts, mythical creatures, dastardly demons, and even the Devil himself. To put it simply, it’s a really great show and this is the perfect month to embrace all it has to offer.

Jane the Virgin: Season 1 (October 12th)

There’s a reason why Gina Rodriquez won the Best Actress Golden Globe Award and that’s because this show is 110% phenomenal. In case you haven’t already heard, it chronicles the life of 23-year-old Jane Gloriana Villanueva. She’s a virgin, but – along the way – she becomes pregnant after an accidental artificial insemination. Uh-oh. Let the telenovela-esque chaos ensue!

August: Osage County (October 27th)

Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts and Ewan McGregor, oh my! Here’s how IMDb describes the film: “A look at the lives of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose paths have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Oklahoma house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them.”

You had us at “strong-willed women.”

Also being added to Netflix: American Pie, Boogie Nights, Curse of Chucky, Million Dollar Baby, The Bourne Supremacy. Read the full list on A.V. Club. 

(Images via Universal Pictures,Warner Bros., Touchstone Pictures, 20th Century Fox Television, Poppy Productions, Weinstein Company, and Shutterstock)

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