Spooky season is officially in full swing, and my streaming services have definitely gotten the memo. As a lover of all things television, documentary, and movie-related, I’ve been keeping an eye on the hottest new arrivals for the month of October that you won’t want to miss. Ring in the season of Halloween with these October 2022 new releases in TV and movies that are sure to cure your entertainment sweet tooth, whether you love reality TV, romance, or returning Emmy-winning series like The White Lotus.
The School for Good and Evil (Oct. 19)
Growing up, I loved mystical stories of princesses and enchanted creatures, so I honestly can’t wait to tune into The School for Good and Evil. The film follows two best friends, Sophie and Agatha, as they’re taken away to a magical school where attendees train to become heroes or villains. They face a tough decision: Will they choose the side of good, or evil? The trailer mentions that classic fairy tale icons like Cinderella and Snow White even attended the mystical school, and I can’t wait to see Netflix’s fresh, reimagined storytelling that shows a dark, behind-the-scenes POV for such classic stories.
Love is Blind Season 3 (Oct. 19)
This one’s for all the reality dating show lovers — Love is Blind is back for its third season! The show follows singles in Dallas as they look for love without ever seeing who they’re actually dating. Duos that decide to get engaged are able to meet face to face and test their relationships in real life while they plan their weddings… if they last until then.
From Scratch (Oct. 21)
From Scratch is quite literally a study abroad love story gone right. American student Amy makes her way to Italy, where she meets Chef Lino. Throughout the limited series, we’ll be able to watch the couple’s romance blossom as they deal with the struggles that come with life. Amy and Lino’s story is uplifted by the support of family and friends, one I can’t wait to start watching on Oct. 21.
Pennyworth Season 3 (Oct. 6)
Inspired by DC Comics’ Batman, the third season of Pennyworth gives us a look into the life of Brue Wayne’s butler, Alfred Pennyworth. We’re able to watch Pennyworth’s journey before he became the legendary butler that he’s so known for in the Batman movies.
The White Lotus Season 2 (Oct. 30)
Everyone loves a good vacation storyline, right? The White Lotus is back for its second season, which will star Jennifer Cooldige as she embarks on a luxury stay at the White Lotus fictional chain. Let’s just say the official teaser gives off a spooky vibe in an elitist, upper-class form.
Huluween Dragstravaganza (Oct. 1)
As a superfan of all things RuPaul’s Drag Race, I can’t wait to ring in the month of October with Hulu’s all-new Huluween Dragstravaganza. The extravaganza stars Monét X Change and Ginger Minj as they embark on hosting a variety drag show with the help of other iconic Drag Race and Dragula alums.
Hellraiser (Oct. 7)
Hellraiser is the modern rendition of the 1989 classic horror film based on Clive Barker’s novel, The Hellbound Heart. The film follows the chilling story of characters playing with a puzzle box that attracts dark, mythical creatures when used. Hellraiser is the perfect movie to watch if you’re obsessed with the originals, or are just looking for a new scary movie this Halloween.
Rosaline (Oct. 14)
The classic story of Romeo and Juliet is coming back to our screens this month, this time with a look at the “missing chapter.” The film follows Romeo’s ex-girlfriend Rosaline as she sets out on a mission to break him up from his new girlfriend, aka Juliet. English and theater majors, this one’s for you!
The Hair Tales Season 1 (Oct. 22)
Hulu’s latest six-part docu-series The Hair Tales celebrates the culture behind Black hair. Executive producers Oprah Winfrey, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Michaela Angela Davis lead the series as they cultivate conversations around the history, meaning, and identity that Black hair has had on society as a whole.
Werewolf by Night (Oct. 7)
Yes, Marvel Studios and Disney are teaming up this spooky season to join in on the horror-inspired content! In this special Marvel Cinematic University presentation, a team of monster hunters come together after their leader is killed, only to come face to face with Jack Russell… better known as the Werewolf.
Interview With the Vampire (Oct. 2)
Interview With the Vampire is a new series adaptation of the classic 1994 film based on Anne Rice’s novel. The series showcases vampire Louis de Pointe du Lac as he details the story of his life to journalist Daniel Molloy. du Lac’s dishes all on his life of immortality with his family of vampires Lestat du Lioncourt and Claudia, unveiling the real truth to Molloy throughout episodes.