Gather 'round, boys and ghouls, as we settle in for a frightfully great month of horror on Netflix in October! We're only a month away from the most spooktacular time of the year, Halloween, and Netflix has seen fit to provide us with buckets of positively ghoulish content to sink our fangs into.
As the number of shows and movies available to stream in Australia continues to grow at an impressive rate, it can be tough to keep up with all the new additions to each streaming service each month.
We've all come to anticipate a new stable of Netflix Originals releases each month, but figuring out which shows they are and when exactly they become available isn't so easy. And what about the large number licensed shows and films that are made available to stream, if only for a limited time?
In an effort to keep you informed of the best shows and movies that are in the process of being added to Netflix, we'll be bringing you an updated list of what you can expect on the service on a monthly basis.
Not only that, we'll also be singling out the biggest releases, as well as a number of quality TV shows and films which we believe deserve your time.
So get ready for a monstrously good time – here's what's new on Netflix in October 2017 – or should we say, 'Shocktober'?
TV shows highlights for October 2017
Stranger Things 2 (27/10/2017)
The much-anticipated sequel to Stranger Things, the TV phenomenon that took the world by storm last year, finds the residents of Hawkins. Indiana taking on an even bigger and more terrifying threat than before.
Mindhunter: Season 1 (13/10/2017)
From visionary director David Fincher, the man who brought you Se7en and Zodiac, comes another serial killer-focused story, this time about how the FBI developed its profiling techniques.
Movies highlights for October 2017
You're Next (1/10/2017)
A group of home invaders start brutally killing members of the Davison family during a reunion, but they didn't count on one of the family's houseguests sporting mad survival skills.
Dawn of the Dead (20/10/2017)
Written by James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy) and directed by Zack Snyder (Watchmen), this surprisingly good remake of George A. Romero's classic film Dawn of the Dead will definitely raise a few pulses.
Friday the 13th (20/10/2017)
Jason Voorhees is back! And this time, he's got a whole new cast of sexy young people to hack to pieces, including Jared Padalecki (Supernatural) and Danielle Panabaker (The Flash).
Land of the Dead (20/10/2017)
The last film from late George A. Romero to get a studio budget and a wide cinema release, Land of the Dead brings the auteur's signature zombie mayhem and clever social commentary into the new millennium.
When it comes to horror, It doesn't get more classic than Alfred Hitchcock's masterpiece Psycho, which made entire generation afraid of taking a shower!
...and the rest for October 2017
Bonus Family (Bonusfamiljen): Season 1 (5/10/2017)
Suburra: Season 1 (6/10/2017)
ID-0: Season 1 (6/10/2017)
Slasher: Guilty Party (17/10/2017)
Haters Back Off: Season 2 (20/10/2017)
Stranger Things 2 (27/10/2017)
Zumbo's Just Desserts: Season 1 (31/10/2017)
Riverdale: Season 2 (12, 19, 26/10/2017)
Designated Survivor: Season 2 (5, 12, 19, 26/10/2017)
The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson (6/10/2017)
Kingdom of Us (13/10/2017)
One of Us (20/10/2017)
Fe de etarras (12/10/2017)
The Babysitter (13/10/2017)
The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (13/10/2017)
Rodney Carrington: Here Comes the Truth (3/10/2017)
Christina P: Mother Inferior (10/10/2017)
El Especial de Alex Fernández, el Especial (13/10/2017)
Patton Oswalt: Annihilation (17/10/2017)
Judah Friedlander: America Is the Greatest Country in The United States (30/10/2017)
The Day I Met El Chapo: The Kate del Castillo Story (20/10/2017)
Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold (27/10/2017)
Skylanders Academy: Season 2 (6/10/2017)
Word Party: Season 3 (6/10/2017)
Super Monsters: Season 1 (13/10/2017)
Voltron: Legendary Defender: Season 4 (13/10/2017)
Chelsea: Season 1
The Innocents (1/10/2017)
Next Friday (1/10/2017)
The Story of Diana: Season 1 (5/10/2017)
Arrow: Season 5 (7/10/2017)
Rick and Morty: Season 3 Finale (7/10/2017)
San Andreas (13/10/2017)
The Little Rascals (20/10/2017)
Ice Guardians (1/10/ 2017)
Tokyo Idols (1/10/ 2017)
Generation Iron 2 (1/10/ 2017)
Bottersnikes & Gumbles: Season 2 (1/10/2017)
Joint Security Area (1/10/2017)
A Guy Thing (1/10/2017)
Equestria Girls: Tales of Canterlot High: Season 1 (1/10/2017)
The Level: Season 1 (1/10/2017)
Tokyo Idols (1/10/2017)
Ghost Patrol (1/10/2017)
Chris Brown: Welcome to My Life (7/10/2017)
Body of Lies (8/10/2017)
Dear John (13/10/2017)
Grease 2 (13/10/2017)
The Equalizer (13/10/2017)
While We're Young (13/10/2017)
Victoria: Season 1 (15/10/2017)
Power Rangers Ninja Steel: Season 1 (15/10/2017)
Richie Rich (15/10/2017)
LEGO: City: Season 1 (15/10/2017)
Police Academy (15/10/2017)
West Coast Customs: Season 6 (15/10/2017)
Paranormal Activity 4 (20/10/2017)
Mako Mermaids: An H2O Adventure: Season 3 (28/10/2017)
- None of these take your fancy? Check out our list of best Netflix TV shows: the top Netflix television series in Australia