If you are addicted to your preferred streaming service (two, or three) like we are, then you probably are already looking forward to fresh content coming your way with the start of the new month. And you have probably already guessed that this is a major month for the horror genre.
Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime are all bringing seasons of our favorite fall TV shows in this realm, perfect for watching with the lights off or while carving pumpkins with the family. These include series like American Horror Story, iZombie, and Sleepy Hollow—all shows that are about to premiere brand-new seasons, so you can catch up and stream the new ones after they air, depending on what your platform of choice is offering.
Of course, monster movies like I, Frankenstein and supernatural flicks like Carrie will be available to stream, but no worries if getting scared is not your favored form of entertainment. There is plenty of nonhorror content available in October like The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1, or superhero series like The Flash and Arrow.
Check out the best of what's new to streaming on Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime Instant Video below.
Streaming on Netflix
Netflix is known for its original series, but in October the streaming platform will premiere an original feature film called Beasts of No Nation about child soldiers in Africa on Oct.16, and the original documentary Winter of Fire about the civil rights movement in Ukraine on Oct. 9. Other movies worth noting are Million Dollar Baby, Batman Begins, and Lazarus.
Stream your favorite past seasons of Arrow, The Flash and Legends, or get ready for Halloween with season 1 of iZombie or season 4 of American Horror Story: Freak Show. But then again we all know that we will start to see Christmas decorations out in stores as soon as October ends, so stream the 1939 version of A Christmas Carol on a crisp fall night.
See the full list of what's streaming on Netflix in October here.
Streaming on Hulu
Really looking for a good spook to get you into the Halloween spirit? Look no further than Hulu because the streaming platform is packed with horror TV series and movies that will have you running to turn the light on if you are watching alone.
Be bewitched by the magical world of Sleepy Hollow when the season 3 premiere comes to the platform on Oct. 3, and take a bite out of the new season of The Vampire Dairies when season 7 premiere on Oct. 9. One episode won't give you nightmares? Check out the complete season of AHS: Freak Show starting on Oct. 4.
Scary movies like Carrie, Demons, I, Frankenstein and Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones are all available to stream starting on the first.
See the full list of what's streaming on Hulu in October here.
Streaming on Amazon Prime Instant Video
After its big win at the 67th annual Primetime Emmy Awards, if you haven't seen Transparent yet, it's time to check it out. But while Amazon original series continue to be buzzed about, the platform is also featuring hit shows like the upcoming American Horror Story: Hotel and big blockbuster movies like Jurassic World and Terminator Genisys in October.
Movies like The Hunger Games: Mockingjay— Part 1 and March of the Penguins will be available to stream on Oct. 1, but Jurassic World, Pixels, and the latest Terminator are available for purchase only. Users can also buy season 2 episodes of The Flash available the day after they air on The CW, and season 1 episodes of Supergirl after they air.
See the full list of what's streaming on Amazon Prime in October here.
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