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If you’re a Stephen King fan, we have some very good news for you when it comes to what’ll be streaming this October on the major platforms.
Hulu is dropping the second season of its acclaimed Stephen King-based series Castle Rock, putting a spin on some of King’s classic stories and locales. This season will introduce some characters and arcs from Misery. Over on Netflix, a film adaptation of the novella In the Tall Grass also drops in October. The original story is a dark, twisted tale, and this adaptation looks to be just as freaky.
Looking past all the King-related goodies, Netflix is debuting its new superhero family drama Raising Dion, as well as the new Paul Rudd vehicle Living With Yourself, about a man who clones himself. Hulu has some fresh episodes from its scary series Light as a Feather, as well as the streaming release of the Laika stop-motion film Missing Link. Over on Amazon Prime, the A24 sci-fi flick High Life is going live, featuring one of Robert Pattinson’s most recent roles (before he takes up the mantle of Batman next).
Check out our full rundown and let us know what you'll be watching.
In the Tall Grass: The Stephen King renaissance continues as his novella In the Tall Grass (co-written with his son Joe Hill) comes to Netflix. The story focuses on a pair of adult siblings who become lost in a field, and things get dark, bloody, and trippy from there. The big question, though, is whether Netflix will stick with the original story's … shall we say dark … ending.
Raising Dion (Season 1): Netflix is also launching a fresh superhero story with this project, focused on a young mother trying to raise a son who has superpowers. The story looks to be a fascinating intersection of family drama and the fantastical, all framed around a mother just trying to keep her child safe.
Living With Yourself (Season 1): Outside of a new Stephen King adaptation, this could be the most fascinating new thing to hit streaming for the month. This series follows a man, played by Paul Rudd, who clones himself — only to realize his clone is better at pretty much everything. Think of it as a much darker take on the 1996 Michael Keaton vehicle Multiplicity.
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Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle
Men in Black II
Rugrats in Paris: The Movie
Signal: Season 1
The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas
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The Time Traveler’s Wife
Raising Dion: Season 1
Big Mouth: Season 3
Creeped Out: Season 2
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Super Monsters: Season 3
Super Monsters: Vida’s First Halloween
Legend Quest: Masters of Myth
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Haunted: Season 2
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Castle Rock Season 2: Not to be outdone, Hulu is also keeping its skin in the Stephen King game. Season 2 of the acclaimed King-based series Castle Rock debuts, adapting threads from Misery and other King stories.
Light as a Feather: Season 2, Part 2: This Hulu original is a creepy good time, focusing on a group of friends who get a whole lot more than they bargained for while playing the namesake children's game.
Missing Link: Laika's latest stop-motion-animated film is a great one. Featuring the voice talents of Hugh Jackman, Zoe Saldana, Emma Thompson, and Zach Galifianakis, the film focuses on a Sasquatch just trying to find a place where he can belong. It's a touching tale, and if you missed it on the big screen, this is a great chance to catch it.
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Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth
Hellraiser IV: Bloodline
Hey Arnold! The Jungle Movie
Snakes on a Plane
Tales From the Darkside: The Movie
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension
The Haunting in Connecticut
The Pirates! Band of Misfits
Vampire in Brooklyn
Wes Craven Presents: Dracula 2000
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Alien Encounters: Season 2-3
Paranormal Lockdown UK: Season 1
Sailor Moon: Season 4
The Dead Files: Seasons 7-8
UFO Conspiracies: Season 1
Drunk History: Season 6B
Into The Dark: Uncanny Annie
Light as a Feather: Season 2, Part 2
Pegasus: Pony With a Broken Wing
Castle Rock: Season 2 Premiere
Zomboat!: Series Premiere
High Life: Before he suits up as the new Batman, check out one of Robert Pattinson’s most recent projects with the trippy space flick High Life. The film centers on a ship of criminals sent toward a black hole. It was a critical hit and certainly shows how far Pattinson has come since his Twilight days.
A.I. Artificial Intelligence: This Spielberg flick might not get mentioned in the same breath as some of his more obvious classics, but it’s still a fantastic film — and a stellar work of modern genre. If it’s been a decade or so, why not use the opportunity to revisit and remember what all the fuss was about?
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