It’s Halloween month, and Netflix is giving us something that we sure hope becomes a tradition! The new season of Stranger Things is set to be uploaded just days before Halloween, throwing us back into the Upside Down for an all-new set of scares. Netflix is serving up a few more scares this month, but they’ve got plenty else in case you want to keep being able to sleep at night. Here’s what’s got our attention this month, and as always, we’ve got the full list of what’s new on Netflix in October at the end
Stranger Things: Season 2 – October 27
More to love the second time around, with season two promising nine episodes! Appropriately enough, season two of Stranger Things will take place right around Halloween (in 1984, and we love how much runway this show has given itself to cover the ’80s). Will’s back, Eleven’s somewhere, and things definitely haven’t gotten back to what anyone would consider normal in Hawkins. There’s also that new spider-looking monster, but you know what we’re most excited about? Bigger budget.
Voltron: Legendary Defender: Season 4 – October 13
It’s kind of season four, but with season three in August being only seven episodes, this is more like season three part two. Whatever you want to call it, it’s Voltron, so we’re still in. Keith is in charge and in manning the black lion now, with Allura joining the team in the little pilot reshuffle that went down last season. There’s that whole war thing, but we figure this season will deal more with what’s going on with former leader Shiro.
All the Miss Congenialities – October 1
Why not both? Netflix is bringing in seminal turn-of-the-millennium classic Miss Congeniality and its slightly less congenial sequel, Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous. Whatever you think of the sequel, the original rules, even if it probably marked the end of the golden age of Sandra Bullock action movies (head nod to Speed).
The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson – October 6
Your documentary pick for the month, Death and Life looks at the case of Marsha P. Johnson, an African American drag queen who was essential in sparking the LGBTQ rights movement in the ’60s. The documentary looks at her legacy, her death in 1992 (originally ruled a suicide, but changed to undetermined in 2002 before the case was reopened in 2012), and the violence that the LGBTQ community still faces today.