Netflix: Best New TV Shows & Movies This Weekend (October 7) – Screen Rant

This weekend, Netflix will add more to its Halloween content, with a docuseries, a horror movie, a thriller movie, and a horror TV series.
This weekend, Netflix will see a good dose of horror content with a movie based on a Stephen King story, a documentary series about a serial killer, a horror mystery TV series based on a novel, and a mystery thriller movie. Last weekend, the streaming giant welcomed a bunch of licensed content, such as Rob Zombie’s The Munsters, the coming-of-age drama Call Me By Your Name, the rom-coms How To Lose a Guy In 10 Days and Runaway Bride, the Ocean’s Eleven trilogy, the fantasy movie Labyrinth, both Sex and the City movies, and Scooby-Doo and Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed, along with the drama movie Blonde, the music TV special Entergalactic, and the Spanish coming-of-age movie Rainbow.
This weekend, Netflix will add less licensed content than last week, such as the comedy movie Jexi, season 9 of The Blacklist, the Korean TV series Bad Guys, and the animated movie Missing Link, so all eyes will be on this weekend’s original content – and there are some very interesting titles to check out. Netflix’s subscribers will get to enjoy a good dose of Halloween content this weekend, with a movie based on a Stephen King short story, a documentary series about Jeffrey Dahmer, a mystery thriller movie based on a book, and a horror TV series based on a novel. Here are the best movies and TV shows coming to Netflix this weekend – October 7.
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Mr. Harrigan’s Phone is a horror movie written and directed by John Lee Hancock and based on the novella of the same name by Stephen King, which can be found in the collection If It Bleeds. It’s the story of Craig (Jaeden Martell), a young boy living in a small town who befriends Mr. Harrigan (Donald Sutherland), an older, reclusive billionaire. The two form an unlikely bond over their love of books and reading, but when Mr. Harrigan passes away, Craig discovers that not everything is dead and gone and finds himself able to communicate with his friend from the grave through an iPhone that was buried with him, with Mr. Harrigan’s spirit avenging his young friend when needed.
Conversations with a Killer: The Jeffrey Dahmer Tapes is a three-episode docuseries exploring the crimes of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer through never-before-heard audio interviews between Dahmer and his defense team. When Milwaukee police entered the apartment of Jeffrey Dahmer in July of 1991, they found a freezer full of human heads, skulls, bones, and other remains in various states of decomposition and display. Dahmer confessed to sixteen murders over the previous four years, plus one more in 1978, as well as other unimaginable acts.
Luckiest Girl Alive is a mystery thriller movie directed by Mike Barker and based on the novel of the same name by Jessica Knoll. It follows Ani FaNelli (Mila Kunis), a sharp-tongued New Yorker who appears to have it all: a sought-after position at a glossy magazine, a killer wardrobe, and a dream Nantucket wedding on the horizon. It all takes a turn when the director of a crime documentary invites her to tell her side of the shocking incident that took place when she was a teenager at the prestigious Brentley School, forcing Ani to confront a dark truth that threatens to unravel her meticulously crafted life. Also starring in Luckiest Girl Alive are Finn Wittrock, Scoot McNairy, Jennifer Beals, and Connie Britton.
The Midnight Club is a horror mystery-thriller TV series created by Mike Flanagan and based on the 1994 novel of the same name by Christopher Pike. Set at a hospice for terminally ill young adults, The Midnight Club follows eight patients who come together every night at midnight to tell each other stories and make a pact that the next of them to die will give the group a sign from the beyond… but when one of them dies, bizarre occurrences begin. Starring in The Midnight Club are Iman Benson, Igby Rigney, Adia, Ruth Codd, Aya Furukawa, Annarah Cymone, William Chris Sumpter, Sauriyan Sapkota, and Heather Langenkamp.
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Adrienne Tyler is a features writer for Screen Rant. She is an Audiovisual Communication graduate who wanted to be a filmmaker, but life had other plans (and it turned out great). Prior to Screen Rant, she wrote for Pop Wrapped, 4 Your Excitement (4YE), and D20Crit, where she was also a regular guest at Netfreaks podcast. She was also a contributor for FanSided’s BamSmackPow and 1428 Elm. Adrienne is very into films and she enjoys a bit of everything: from superhero films to heartbreaking dramas, to low-budget horror films. Every time she manages to commit to a TV show without getting bored, an angel gets its wings.

When she’s not writing, you can find her trying to learn a new language, watching hockey (go Avs!), or wondering what life would have been like had Pushing Daisies, Firefly, and Limitless not been cancelled. Breakfast food is life and coffee is what makes the world go round.

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