Fall hasn’t officially started yet, but Netflix itself is not waiting around for the date to kick-off its now annual Netflix and Chills 2020 lineup of programming beginning now until the end of October. This year’s lineup will feature an assortment of programming formats, which includes many documentary-style and script-based series, movies, and cartoons tailored for adults and families.
Here is the lineup:
Available Now: #Alive (Released September 8th)
September 10: The Babysitter: Killer Queen
September 16: The Paramedic
September 18: Ratched
October (Date TBD): La Révolution
October 1: Oktoberfest: Beer & Blood, The Worst Witch: Season 4, A.M.I., Cape Fear, Evil: Season 1, House of 1,000 Corpses, We Have Always Lived in the Castle
October 2: A Go! Go! Cory Carson Halloween, The Binding, Vampires vs. The Bronx
October 6: StarBeam: Halloween Hero
October 7: Hubie Halloween, To the Lake
October 9: The Haunting of Bly Manor, Super Monsters: Dia de los Monsters
October 14: A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting
October 16: The Last Kids on Earth: Book 3, Unfriended
October 19: Unsolved Mysteries: Volume 2
October 21: Rebecca
October 22: Cadaver
October 28: Nobody Sleeps in the Woods Tonight
October 30: The Day of the Lord, His House
There is a lot to choose from for Netflix and Chills 2020, and they all look great. Here are my top picks:
The Haunting of Bly Manor is the highly anticipated second edition of “The Haunting of …” anthology. The story of Bly Manor takes place in 1980s England with Henry Thomas returning as Henry Wingrave. The character hires a young American nanny (Victoria Pedretti) to care for his orphaned niece and nephew (Amelie Bea Smith, Benjamin Evan Ainsworth). The children reside at Bly Manor with the estate’s chef Owen (Rahul Kohli), groundskeeper Jamie (Amelia Eve) and housekeeper, and Mrs. Grose (T’Nia Miller). Of course, not all is as it seems at the Bly Manor as centuries of dark secrets of love and loss are unearthed throughout the season. If you enjoyed The Haunting of Hill House, get ready for things to be taken up a few notches because the producers and cast members have hinted that there will be more frights and shocking moments planned for this upcoming season, so you have been warned.
#Alive is a South Korean import and centers on the character of Jun-u who wakes up to find out his family left to go on vacation without him (WOW … that’s not very nice!). He soon becomes aware that there is an infection raging throughout the nation, which forces the infected to become cannibals. Jun-u must rely on himself to escape his apartment complex, which has now become overrun with the infected.
Rebecca, based on the 1938 gothic novel by Daphne de Maurier, is not your typical romance film that’s set in the backdrop of the French Riviera. The film, which stars Armie Hammer and Lily James, has a ghostly twist to it. Fans can check out the trailer below.
The next batch of Unsolved Mysteries will debut in mid-October. The first batch of episodes were quite intriguing, and it sparked a lot of conversation on many social media platforms. “The House of Terror” episode was one of my personal favorites of the first batch since the events take place outside the United States; it was also interesting to observe the investigative processes in other countries. This next group of six episodes rumored to include a ghost story, which is perfect timing for this time of year. Halloween is quickly approaching, after all.
La Révolution is set in 1787 France and is a re-imagining of the events, which sparked the French Revolution. The story centers on Joseph Guillotin, the future inventor of the world-famous ‘Guillotine.’ While investigating a series of mysterious murders, Joseph uncovers an unknown virus called The Blue Blood, which quickly spreads amongst the French aristocracy, driving them to murder ordinary people.
The last of my top picks, Ratched, looks to be a gem. The series, from Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan, is geared as a prequel to One Who Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, and it stars Sarah Paulson and Mildred Ratched. Set in 1947, we find Mildred, who is a nurse, joining the staff working at a psychiatric hospital in Northern California. Mildred presents herself as a model nurse; however, there is a different side to her, which begins to emerge and takes over the way she views her surroundings and interacts with the patients and her fellow staff. The cast also includes several notable actors and actresses, including Judy Davis, Cynthia Nixon, Sharon Stone, Amanda Plummer, Corey Stoll, and Vincent D’Onofrio.
Stay tuned for our weekly TV articles where we provide our weekly picks.
So, what do you like in the Netflix and Chills lineup? You can join the conversation over on the FoCC forum to let us know what you will be watching.