OWA Recommendations: Now Streaming in October 2017

For many of us at Other Worlds, October is our favorite month - and for good reason! The weather is finally getting comfortable in Austin, we are only a mere couple months away from the festival, and of course we get to celebrate horror all month long! Plus, we have been gifted with a Friday, the 13th in October this year. Double the holiday fright night FTW! If you are like us, there are many haunts happening in Austin that we are looking forward to attending, but be sure to carve out some time for the latest SciFi and Horror streaming additions. I know for me personally, I like to watch one horror film a day to properly dive into and pay homage to the spirit of the month. Will you join me? Live deliciously, y’all!


NETFLIX

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CULT OF CHUCKY(2017)                    Available October 2nd

The seventh (!) installment in this murderous possessed doll series brings Chucky back to terrorize his victim who has been committed to an asylum for the criminally insane.  

 

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THE SURVIVALIST(2015)                    Available October 2nd

This SciFi drama revolves around a man living hidden deep within a forest, protecting his home and, most importantly his crop since there is a worldwide food shortage after the collapse of society.  His existence is threatened with two women stumble upon his location.

 

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RAW (2016)                                             Available October 2nd

Written and directed by the talented Julia Ducournau, RAW is a superb horror drama about a vegetarian student during her first week at veterinary school. Desperate to fit in, she tries meat for the very first time. It is a beautifully         made film and is highly recommended!

 

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 DONNIE DARKO (2001)                      Available October 11th

This cult classic might not have been initially received well in the box office, however, it has gained immense following over the years due to critical acclaim, a rad soundtrack, excellent acting, and overall creepy vibe.  The film follows a troubled Jake Gyllenhaal as his character struggles to discover the meaning behind his doomsday visions.

 

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 BELIEF: THE POSSESSION OF JANET  MOSES (2015)                                        Available October 13th

Though technically a documentary, this film so beautifully blends stylized re-enactments into the story that it feels narrative at moments. Based on a true events, this story follows a family as they dive head first into their fear and tragically kill one of their own during a four day exorcism ceremony.

 

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 SLASHER 2: GUILTY PARTY (2017)    Available October 17th

This is the second season of the Canadian television horror anthology series. The story revolves around a group of former summer camp counselors who are forced to return to the isolated campground to retrieve evidence of a crime they committed in their youth.

 

 

 

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  1922 (2017)                                             Available October 20th

Based on the Stephen King novella of the same name, this horror drama written and directed by Zak Hilditch is gorgeous, thrilling, and incredibly intense.

 

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 STRANGER THINGS: Season 2(2017)  Available October 27th

Season 2 of last year’s megahit series brings back beloved characters from the small Indiana town for another foray into the dark and twisted. While the plot is currently unknown, except for perhaps taking place around Halloween, this is sure to be another fun season.


HULU

Available October 1st:

THE AMITYVILLE HORROR (2005)

CANDYMAN 3: DAY OF THE DEAD (1999)

CARRIE (1976)

THE DESCENT (2005)

POLTERGEIST II: THE OTHER SIDE (1986)

POLTERGEIST III (1988)

ROOM 237 (2012)

SLEEPAWAY CAMP II: UNHAPPY CAMPERS (1988)

SLEEPAWAY CAMP III: TEENAGE WASTELAND (1989)

STIGMATA (1999)

THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT (1999)

 

Available October 4th:

AMERICAN HORROR STORY: Season 5 (2015)

TIMELESS: Series Premiere (2017)

 

Available October 18th:

TWITCHES, TOO (2007)

HALLOWEENTOWN HIGH (2004)

RETURN TO HALLOWEENTOWN (2006)


AMAZON PRIME

Available October 1st:

APARTMENT 1303 (2012)

BUNKER OF THE DEAD (2015)

ESCAPE FROM L.A. (1996)

INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (1978)

PET SEMATARY (1989)

PET SEMATARY II (1992)

TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2 (1986)

 

Available October 2nd:

AMERICAN HORROR STORY: Season 6 (2016)


HBO NOW

THE TERMINATOR (1984)

THE DARKNESS (2016)

THE PURGE: ELECTION YEAR (2016)

LIGHTS OUT (2016)

SPLIT (2017)

DEATH RACE (2008)

X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE (2009)

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