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All the sci-fi TV and movies streaming in October 2021: From 'Halloween Kills' to 'Locke & Key'

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It’s October 2021, so you know what that means — plenty of scary stuff is on the agenda as we hit the terrifying path to Halloween with lots of spine-tingling movies and TV on tap.

One of the biggest stories this month is the dual release of Halloween Kills in theaters and streaming on Peacock (along with a boatload of new horror flicks in the overall catalog). The story picks up in the minutes after the 2018 revival, where they thought Micheal Myers was dead (spoiler alert: he’s not). The NBC streamer also has new horror series Girl in the Woods on the way. Netflix is also upping its spooky game with the long-awaited second season of Locke & Key, plus the vampire horror flick Night Teeth.

Paramount Plus has the premiere of the new horror sequel Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin, which looks to revive the horror franchise with a terrifying new chapter. HBO Max also has a major release, with Dune opening in both theaters and on HBO Max. Amazon Prime is also dropping some fresh horror tales, with its Welcome to the Blumhouse movie series and the I Know What You Did Last Summer adaptation.

Disney+ will continue rolling out new episodes of animated Marvel hit What If…? ahead of the season finale, plus the debut of the R.L. Stine-inspired series Just Beyond. The service will also be rolling Black Widow out for all subscribers, so you can rewatch Natasha’s solo adventure for some good ol’ comfort food.

Check out the full rundown below and let us know what you’ll be streaming.

NETFLIX

HIGHLIGHTS

Another Life Season 2: Fan favorite Battlestar Galactica alum Katee Sackhoff is back for Season 2 of this original sci-fi series, about a small team of astronauts sent off into deep space on a dangerous mission. It’s a bit more claustrophobic and scary than BSG, but still checks plenty of the boxes fans should love.

Night Teeth: A new horror thriller, just in time for Halloween. This one co-stars Megan Fox and focuses on a driver hired to chauffeur a group of vampires around L.A.

Locke & Key Season 2: The hit original supernatural series, based on the Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodríguez comic of the same name, is finally back for some new adventures. The first season followed a family returning to their ancestral home — only to learn it’s also the nexus point for an array of dangerous, magical keys.

Army of Thieves: Need a bit more from the world of Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead? just, y’know, without all the zombie stuff? This thriller should do it. It’s directed by Matthias Schweighöfer, though Snyder did stick around to produce. The film is set several years before the events of Army of the Dead and tells the safe-cracking origin story of locksmith Dieter (Schweighöfer).

October 1
The Seven Deadly Sins: Cursed by Light (Netflix Anime)
Swallow (Netflix Film)
A Knight's Tale
Are You Afraid of the Dark? Season 1
The Devil Inside
Double Team
Eagle Eye
Ghost
Gladiator
Jet Li's Fearless
The Karate Kid (2010)
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
Spy Kids
Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams
Spy Kids 3: Game Over
Till Death
Waterworld
Zodiac

October 5
Escape the Undertaker (Netflix Film)

October 6
There's Someone Inside Your House (Netflix Film)

October 8
A Tale Dark & Grimm (Netflix Family)
Pokémon The Movie: Secrets of the Jungle (Netflix Family)

October 9
Blue Period (Netflix Anime)
Insidious: Chapter 2

October 12
Bright: Samurai Soul (Netflix Anime)
The Movies That Made Us, Season 3 (Netflix Documentary)

October 14
Another Life: Season 2 (Netflix Series)

October 15
CoComelon, Season 4
Power Rangers Dino Fury, Season 1
Sharkdog's Fintastic Halloween (Netflix Film)
You, Season 3 (Netflix Series)

October 20
Gabby's Dollhouse, Season 3 (Netflix Family)
Night Teeth (Netflix Film)

October 21
Komi Can't Communicate (Netflix Anime)

October 22
Adventure Beast (Netflix Series)
Locke & Key, Season 2 (Netflix Series)

October 25
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

October 26
Roswell, New Mexico, Season 3

October 27
Hypnotic (Netflix Film)
Nobody Sleeps in the Woods Tonight: Part 2 (Netflix Film)

October 29
Army of Thieves (Netflix Film)


PEACOCK

HIGHLIGHTS

Unidentified with Demi Lovato: This unscripted series follows Lovato, their skeptical best friend Matthew and their sister Dallas, as they attempt to help uncover the truth about the UFO phenomena. While consulting with leading experts, Demi, Dallas and Matthew will investigate recent eyewitness encounters, uncover secret government reports, and conduct tests at known UFO hot spots.

The Lost Symbol (New Episodes): New episodes of the thriller series, based on the works of Dan Brown, continue rolling out this month. The story follows a young Harvard symbologist must solve a series of deadly puzzles to save his kidnapped mentor and thwart a chilling global conspiracy.

Halloween Kills: The long-awaited horror sequel comes to Peacock the same day it hits theaters. The story picks up minutes after Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis), her daughter Karen (Judy Greer) and granddaughter Allyson (Andi Matichak) left masked monster Michael Myers caged and burning in Laurie’s basement, Laurie is rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, believing she finally killed her lifelong tormentor. But when Michael manages to free himself from Laurie’s trap, his ritual bloodbath resumes. As Laurie fights her pain and prepares to defend herself against him, she inspires all of Haddonfield to rise up against their unstoppable monster.

Sept. 30
Unidentified with Demi Lovato (Peacock Original)

October 1
A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge
A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: The Dream Warriors
A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master
A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child
A Nightmare on Elm Street
A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
Alien vs. Predator
Bride of Chucky
Child’s Play 2
Child’s Play 3
Cult of Chucky
Curse of Chucky
Devil
Dracula (1931)
Dracula (1979)
Firestarter: Rekindled, S1
Freddy vs. Jason
Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare
Friday the 13th - Part II
Friday the 13th - Part V: A New Beginning
Friday the 13th - Part VI: Jason Lives
Friday the 13th - Part VII: The New Blood
Friday the 13th - Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan
Friday the 13th
Gremlins 2: The New Batch
Gremlins
It Follows
Jason X
Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events
Leprechaun 4: Lost in Space
Leprechaun II
Leprechaun III
Leprechaun Origins
Leprechaun V: In the Hood
Leprechaun VI: Back 2 Tha Hood
Leprechaun
Monster High: Boo York, Boo York
Monster High: Haunted
Monster High: New Ghoul at School, 2010
Monster High: Scaremester Collection 3
Phantasm II
Predator 2
Predator
Predators
Prince of Darkness
Prometheus
Psycho IV: The Beginning
Rings
Saw
Saw 2
Saw 3
Saw 3D
Saw 4
Saw 5
Saw 6
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
Seed of Chucky
Slither
Tales from the Hood 3
The Fly
The Mask
The Omen
The People Under the Stairs
The Sixth Sense
The Skeleton Key
The Texas Chain Massacre
The Texas Chain Massacre: The Beginning
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2
Videodrome
Village of the Damned

October 2
Tales from the Hood 2

October 7
One of Us Is Lying S1 (Peacock Original)
Create The Escape S1 (Peacock Original)

October 13
Dead Silence

October 14
Snoop and Martha’s Very Tasty Halloween (Peacock Original)

October 15
Assault on Precinct 13
Halloween Kills
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2

October 21
The Girl in the Woods (Season 1)


DISNEY PLUS

HIGHLIGHTS

Marvel’s What If…? Season Finale: Marvel’s animated series exploring the multiverse comes to an end this month, and we’re still holding out hope for an epic team-up of all those alt-versions of our fan favorites we’ve met along the way.

Just Beyond (Series): Inspired by the writings of R.L. Stine, Just Beyond is an eight-episode anthology series that tells astonishing and thought-provoking stories of a reality just beyond the one we know. Each episode introduces viewers to a new cast of characters who must go on a surprising journey of self-discovery in a supernatural world of witches, aliens, ghosts and parallel universes.

Black Widow: The MCU lands on Disney+ for everyone to view, after opening in theaters and on Disney+ Premier Access a while back. Now, Natasha’s adventure will be available to all subscribers.

October 1
LEGO Star Wars Terrifying Tales
Maleficent

October 6
Black Widow
Among the Stars
Marvel’s What If…? Season Finale

October 8
Muppets Haunted Mansion
Under Wraps

October 13
Just Beyond (Series Premiere)


HULU

October 1
A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
Blippi’s Spooky Spells Halloween
Clifford (1994)
Clockstoppers (2002)
Dr. No (1962)
Edge of the World (2021)
Escape from Alcatraz (1979)
Exorcist: The Beginning (2004)
Flatliners (1990)
From Russia with Love (1964)
Goldeneye (1995)
Goldfinger (1964)
Happy Feet (2006)
Happy Feet Two (2011)
The Hunger Games (2012)
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 (2014)
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 (2015)
Hunt for the Skinwalker (2018)
Licence to Kill (1989)
Lost In Space (1998)
Mad Max (1980)
The Mask of Zorro (1998)
Queen of the Damned (2002)
Racing with the Moon (1984)
Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)
Signs (2002)
Species (1995)
Species II (1998)
Species III (2004)
Species: The Awakening (2007)
The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984)
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)
Star Trek: First Contact (1996)
Star Trek: Generations (1994)
Star Trek: Insurrection (1998)
Star Trek: Nemesis (2002)
Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)
Teen Wolf (1985)
Tooth Fairy (2010)
Total Recall (2012)
Victor Frankenstein (2015)
The Village (2004)
Wrong Turn 2 (2007)

October 3
The Rocky Horror Picture Show

October 6
Castle (The Complete Series)

October 10
G.I. Joe: Retaliation

October 15
America’s Book of Secrets: Complete Season 2
Beyond Scared Straight: Complete Seasons 4, 5, 6
Cheer Camp Killer (2020)

October 23
Silent Night

October 31
Spirit Untamed


PARAMOUNT PLUS

HIGHLIGHTS

Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin: We don’t know a whole lot about the next chapter in the massively successful Paranormal Activity horror franchise, but it’ll almost certainly have some found footage-y angles, ghosts and plenty of scares.

Evil Season 2 Finale: The cult hit horror series, which moved to Paramount Plus after its first season ran on CBS, wraps up its second season of investigating scary cases and freaky miracles. 

October 1
A Walk on the Moon
Air Force One
Beavis and Butt-Head Do America
Clifford
Dr. No
Flatliners
From Russia with Love
Gladiator
Goldeneye
Goldfinger
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle Of Life
License to Kill
Mad Max
Minority Report
Racing with the Moon
Rugrats Go Wild
Shooter
Species
Species II
Species III
Species: The Awakening
Spy Kids
Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan
Star Trek III: The Search For Spock
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
Star Trek: The Motion Picture
Teen Wolf
The Crow
The Crow: City of Angels
The Devil Inside
The Ghost and the Darkness
The Mask of Zorro
The Monster Squad
The Spy Who Loved Me
The Taking of Pelham 123
Total Recall
Vampire in Brooklyn
Vigilante Force
Zoolander

October 7
New Episodes of Rugrats Season 1

October 10
Evil: Season 2 Finale

October 11
G.I. Joe: Retaliation

October 14
Star Trek: Lower Decks Season 2 Finale 

October 25
Rango


October 28
Star Trek: Prodigy Series Premiere

October 29
Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin Premiere
Unknown Dimension: The Story of Paranormal Activity Premiere


HBO MAX

HIGHLIGHTS

Dune: The big story on HBO Max this month is the premiere of Dune, which will open in theaters and streaming. The film looks to be an absolutely epic adaptation of the sci-fi classic, and if it finds an audience, promises to be the first in a series of films.

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Aquaman: King of Atlantis: Want something a little different from the DC Universe? This should do the trick. A zany, animated set of specials based on Aquaman, which looks more Teen Titans Go! than DCEU.

October 1
Bad Boys II
Bad Boys
Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure
Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey
Black Christmas
Blazing Saddles
Cats
Clash of the Titans
Hitman (Alternate Version)
House of Wax
Johnny English Strikes Again
Journey to the Center of the Earth
Kill Bill: Vol. 1
Kill Bill: Vol. 2
LEGO DC Shazam: Magic and Monsters!
Misery
Poltergeist II: The Other Side
Poltergeist III
Shaft
Sherlock Holmes And The Great Escape
Sherlock Holmes
Shrek The Third
Stigmata
Super 8
Teen Titans Go! vs. Teen Titans
The Book Of Eli
The Invisible Man
The Legend Of Hercules
The Poseidon Adventure
The Running Man
Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride
Trance
Twelve Monkeys
Underwater
Warm Bodies
Wendy

October 7
The Not-Too-Late Show with Elmo: Amber Ruffin / Bebe Rexha

October 8
Voyagers

October 10
It: Chapter 2

October 14
Aquaman: King of Atlantis, Chapter One: Dead Sea, Max Original Series Premiere
Love Spells (aka Amarres), Max Original Series Premiere
Teen Titans Go!, Seasons 1-6
The Not-Too-Late Show with Elmo: Jenna Bush Hager / Sophie Fatu

October 21
Aquaman: King of Atlantis, Chapter Two: Primordius
Reign of Superwomen, Max Original Documentary Premiere
The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It
The Not-Too-Late Show with Elmo: Ames McNamara / Leslie Odom Jr.

October 22
Dune: Warner Bros. Film Premiere

October 28
Aquaman: King of Atlantis, Chapter Three: Tidal Shift
The Not-Too-Late Show with Elmo: Dani & Dannah Lane / AJR


AMAZON PRIME

October 1
Welcome to the Blumhouse

October 15
I Know What You Did Last Summer (Season 1)