Netflix and Hulu periodically switch up their offerings by adding new movies and TV shows monthly. Both of the streaming giants seem to be following a similar pattern as we move into the spooky season, providing users with classic thriller and horror movies, along with new original content and fan-favorite movies and TV shows.
The popular streaming platforms are preparing for Halloween with classic horror films, thrillers and sci-fi movies .
Netflix stepped up its Halloween game by adding “Scream 2” (Oct. 1), “Sinister 2” (Oct. 16) and “In the Tall Grass” (Oct. 4), a movie based on the Stephen King novel of the same name, to its laundry list of horror movies.
It’s also adding more lighthearted but still action-packed films like “Men in Black” (Oct. 19) and its sequel “Men in Black II” (Oct. 1), as well as cult classic “The Karate Kid” (Oct. 17).
Hulu is adding the 2013 romantic goth fantasy “Beautiful Creatures” (Oct. 1), as well as thrillers like “Cloverfield” (Oct. 1) and “Snakes on a Plane” (Oct. 1). It’s also adding fan-favorite films on the first of the month, such as “The Haunting,” “Saw” and two of its sequels, “Saw 2” and “Saw 6.”
Both streaming services are also offering viewers a treasure trove of new original content.
Netflix has added a third season to popular animated TV show, “Big Mouth” (Oct. 4), a fifth season to fan-favorite show, “Peaky Blinders” (Oct. 4) and a second season to Debby Ryan’s comedy-drama, “Insatiable” (Oct. 11). Netflix also produced a “Breaking Bad” spin-off, “El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie,” which is set to premiere as a Netflix Television Event on October 11.
Hulu is set to release the entire first season of “Looking For Alaska” (Oct. 18), based on the cult-classic John Green novel of the same name. It has also scheduled the second season premiere of its popular original show, “Castle Rock” for October 23. Part two of season two of the Hulu Original show, “Light as a Feather” will join the streaming service on October 4.
The two platforms seem to be looking to add some nostalgia-inducing movies as well with both services beginning to offer “One Direction: This Is Us” on Oct. 1. Netflix is also set to add popular animated TV movies, “The Flintstones,” “The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas,” “The Rugrats Movie” and “Rugrats in Paris: The Movie,” all on the first of the month.
Hulu is set to offer “Hey Arnold! The Jungle Movie” (Oct. 1), the 1984 cult-classic “Sixteen Candles” (Oct. 1) and “Big Time Movie” (Oct. 1), a film based on the Nickelodeon boyband TV series.