6 Highly Anticipated Netflix Horror Films And Series Arriving Soon
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With Halloween looming on the horizon, I can almost hear the Netflix cauldron of content gestating, bubbling, and getting ready to unleash buckets of new spooky projects. With Shudder recently unveiling their own calendar of unmissable upcoming scary season releases, we know for a fact that they’re not the only streamer cooking up original scares for Halloween and beyond. Here are six of the most anticipated Netflix horror projects in the pipeline.
The Midnight Club
The hotly anticipated Mike Flanagan and Leah Fong-crafted Netflix series adaptation of the Christopher Pike novels is hitting the steamer on October 7th. The show takes place at a manor with a mysterious history where eight members of “the Midnight Club” meet each night to tell sinister stories – and to look for signs of the supernatural from the beyond. This new project is being brought to life by numerous creators behind Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House.
This series will see its title character Wednesday Addams attending the Nevermore Academy where she will do her best to engage with her psychic abilities, end a murderous rampage, solve mysteries, and even encounter new friendships and romances. The Netflix project marks the first time Tim Burton has directed for television in a long while. It stars Jenna Ortega (X, Scream) and received an order for eight episodes. Catherine Zeta-Jones (Chicago, Traffic) and Luis Guzmán (Boogie Nights, Traffic) will also appear in the series, playing Morticia Addams and Gomez Addams, respectively. Wednesday is expected to land later this fall.
The Cabinet of Curiosities
Cabinet of Curiosities will soon arrive from acclaimed Academy Award-winning filmmaker Guillermo del Toro. From macabre to magical, gothic to grotesque or classically creepy, these eight equally sophisticated and sinister tales will be brought to life by a team of writers and directors personally chosen by del Toro. Including del Toro himself. Other talents involved include Panos Cosmatos, Jennifer Kent, and Vincenzo Natali. The horror anthology is set to hit Netflix on October 25th.
The Fall of the House of Usher
Get ready for another Mike Flanagan Netflix adaptation with his forthcoming retelling of Edgar Allen Poe’s The Fall of the House of Usher. According to Flanagan, the “miniseries is a modern remix of some of the most iconic works of Edgar Allan Poe. To tell this epic tale of greed, horror, and tragedy, we have assembled the largest ensemble cast in the history of Intrepid Pictures.” The series stars Bruce Greenwood, Carla Gugino, Mary McDonnell, and Mark Hamill. While production wrapped earlier this summer, there is still no release date set.
Mr. Harrigan’s Phone
The next piece of Stephen King short fiction-turned-Netflix-original-film is Mr. Harrigan’s Phone, a story lifted from his recent collection If It Bleeds. The novella concerns a young boy who bonds with a billionaire. When the older man dies, he’s buried with an old iPhone. It’s not long before the boy starts to receive voice mails from the man in the grave. Ryan Murphy teams up with Jason Blum again to produce for filmmaker John Lee Hancock. Donald Sutherland and Jaeden Martell (IT) star in the new King adaptation landing this spooky season.
One of the most anticipated releases of 2022 is Rob Zombie’s wholesome film adaptation of CBS’s 1964 sitcom The Munsters. The movie stars Sheri Moon Zombie, Dan Roebuck, and Jeff Daniel Phillips in a prequel centered on Lily and Herman’s meet-cute. This colorful production is unleashed onto Blu-ray next month. It’s also expected to land on Netflix this September.
Lastly, which of the above Netflix horror titles are you getting ready to stream? Are you as excited for them as we are? Let us know on Twitter via @DreadCentral. We’re always around to chat about all things Netflix horror!