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What’s New to Stream on Hulu for October 2018

You can’t spell “Hulu” without the H from Horror.
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By  · Published on October 10th, 2018

Hulu has been stuck in the third place position when it comes to movie streaming behind Netflix and Amazon Prime because most people still see them strictly as a home for next-day television. They have movies too, though, and more than a few of them are terrific gems that make Hulu a destination beyond last night’s TV shows.

The complete list of new movies hitting Hulu this month — October 2018 — is below, but I wanted to highlight the best of the bunch along with several others worth seeking out.

Hulu Pick of the Month

The writer/director of 2015’s terrifying Backcountry heads into the woods again for more horror, but this time the threats have supernatural origins. Pyewacket (2018) is a beautifully-paced slow-burn that explores the necessity and power of belief as well as the dangers. As with the recent The Devil’s Candy and IT, Adam MacDonald’s film makes a point of ensuring we care about the lead which in turn adds an intensity to the scenes ramping up the terror to fist-clenching degrees.

Spooky New Series!

Blumhouse has carved out their own niche in film production with tight genre concepts and even tighter budgets, and now they’re coming to streaming TV with a monthly series. Into The Dark: The Body (Hulu Original) is the first feature-length entry in a horror series focused on a holiday each month. Story and tone will presumably change from film to film, but this month’s is a black comedy about a hitman trying to transport a body on Halloween night. It’s bloody and goofy and well worth a watch for fans of playful thrillers. Light As a Feather: Season 1 (Hulu Original, 10/12) takes a more episodic approach, and it also aims its spooky chills towards the young crowd.

Stephen King!

Imagine you’re a new programmer for Hulu, and you’re given one job — find some Stephen King movies to add for the month of October. Now imagine that you choose just one title and that Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice (1992) is that single movie.

Prepare to Be REC’d!

Found footage is a mixed-bag technique if ever there was one, but great ones exist. This Spanish franchise starts with a double-barreled blast as [REC] (2009) and [REC] 2 (2010) deliver ridiculously intense and well-crafted scares while unspooling a creepy as hell story. [REC] 3 (2012) quickly drops the found footage angle and ups the humor, and while it pales beside its predecessors there’s fun to be had. The less said about [REC] 4 (2015) the better, but completists may want to give it a go.

The Complete List

October 1
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)
Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995)
American Psycho (2000)
American Psycho 2 (2002)
An Eye for an Eye (1966)
Anaconda (1997)
Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid (2004)
The Armstrong Lie (2013)
The Arrival (1996)
Barbie Presents: Thumbelina (2009)
Beacon Point (2017)
Bees Make Honey (2017)
Bitter Moon (1992)
The Blair Witch Project (1999)
The Blair Witch Project: Book of Shadows (2000)
Blue Steel (1989)
Bulletproof Monk (2003)
Call Me (1988)
Capture (2017)
Charlotte (2017)
Child’s Play (1988)
Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice (1992)
Cinderella Man (2005)
Closer (2004)
Cocaine Godmother (2017)
Comic Book Villains (2002)
Daddy Day Care (2003)
Dark Blue (2003)
Deadly Blessing (1981)
Death Wish 2 (1982)
Double, Double, Toil and Trouble (1993)
Election (1999)
Evangeline (2015)
Extreme Justice (1993)
Flyboys (2006)
Frank and Jesse (1994)
Frankie & Johnny (1991)
Frida (2002)
Galaxy Quest (1999)
The Glass Shield (1994)
Gods and Monsters (1998)
Gordy (1995)
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967)
Heist (2015)
Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)
The House of Spirits (1993)
How to Get Girls (2017)
Insomnia (2002)
Jayne Mansfield’s Car (2012)
Jim Norton: Please Be Offended (2012)
Joe the King (1999)
Kicking & Screaming (2005)
Kicking and Screaming (1995)
The Long Riders (1980)
More than a Game (2009)
Mullholland Drive (2001)
Music and Lyrics (2007)
The Music Never Stopped (2011)
The Night We Never Met (1993)
No Vacancy (1998)
Once Bitten (1985)
The Others (2001)
Pawn Shop Chronicles (2013)
The Peacemaker (1997)
Pieces of April (2003)
Platoon (1986)
Prancer (1989)
The Presidio (1988)
The Prophecy (1995)
Raging Bull (1980)
Reasonable Doubt (2014)
Rec (2009)
Rec 2 (2010)
Rec 3 (2012)
Rec 4 (2015)
RoboCop (1987)
RoboCop 2 (1990)
Robocop 3 (1993)
Rust and Bone (2012)
Scary Movie (2000)
The Second Arrival (1998)
The Simone Biles Story (2018)
Six Weeks (1982)
The Son of No one (2011)
Split Image (1982)
Stage Beauty (2004)
Stand Up Guys (2012)
Starship Troopers (1997)
The Tailor of Panama (2001)
Texas Chainsaw Massacre II (1986)
Trees Lounge (1996)
Valley of the Dolls (1967)
The Way of the Gun (2000)
Wes Craven Presents: They (2002)
Wild Bill (1995)
Zombies of Mass Destruction (2010)
60 Days In: Season 4 (A&E)
America’s Book of Secrets: Seasons 1 & 2 (History)
American Pickers: Season 18 (History)
Ancient Aliens: Season 4 (History)
El Clon: Season 1 (Telemundo)
Escaping Polygamy: Season 3 (Lifetime)
Hoarders: Season 9 (A&E)
Hunting Hitler: Season 3 (History)
Intervention: Season 20 (A&E)
Kingpin: Season 1 (History)
Little Women: Atlanta: Season 4 (Lifetime)
Little Women: LA: Season 6 (Lifetime)
Married at First Sight: Season 5 (Lifetime)
Nightwatch: Season 3 (A&E)
Storage Wars: Season 11 (A&E)
The Curse of Oak Island: Season 5 (History)
Undercover High: Season 1 (A&E)
Bob’s Burgers: Season 9 Premiere (FOX)
Family Guy: Season 16 Premiere (FOX)
The Simpsons: Season 30 Premiere (FOX)

October 2
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

October 3
Dheepan (2016)
The Eye (2007)
Ma Ma (2015)
RBG (2018)

October 4
Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card: Season 1 (Dubbed) (Crunchyroll)
The Gospel According to Andre (2018)
The Real Housewives of New Jersey: Complete Season 8 (Bravo)

October 5
Into The Dark: The Body: Series Premiere (Hulu Original)
La Diosa Coronada: Season 1 (Telemundo)
The Real Housewives of Atlanta: Complete Season 10 (Bravo)
Station 19: Season 2 Premiere (ABC)
Superstore: Season 4 Premiere (NBC)
Will & Grace: Season 10 Premiere (NBC)

October 6
Dot.: Season 2A (Universal Kids)
Lowlife (2018)
Pyewacket (2018)
Child Support: Season 2 Premiere (ABC)
Fresh Off The Boat: Season 5 Premiere (ABC)
Speechless: Season 3 Premiere (ABC)

October 8
Alguien Te Mira: Season 1 (Telemundo)
Shark Tank: Season 10 Premiere (ABC)

October 10
Miles from Tomorrowland: Season 3 (Disney Jr.)
What We Become (2016)

October 11
The Quest of Alaine Ducasse (2017)

October 12
Light As a Feather: Season 1 Premiere (Hulu Original)

October 13
Blindspot: Season 4 Premiere (NBC)

October 14
Basilisk: The Ouka Ninja: Season 1 (Dubbed) (Crunchyroll)
The Miracle Season (2018)

October 15
Birthday Girl (2018)
Next Stop Wonderland (1998)
The Alec Baldwin Show: Series Premiere (ABC)

October 16
El Fantasma de Elena: Season 1 (Telemundo)

October 17
Black-ish: Season 5 Premiere (ABC)
Splitting Up Together: Season 2 Premiere (ABC)
The Conners: Series Premiere (ABC)
The Kids are Alright: Series Premiere (ABC)
The Rookie: Series Premiere (ABC)

October 19
Darling in the Franxx: Season 1 (Dubbed) (Crunchyroll)

October 22
Results (2015)

October 24
Overlord: Season 2 (Dubbed) (Crunchyroll)

October 25
Daddy’s Home 2 (2017)

October 26
Tadpole (2000)

October 27
Midnight, Texas: Season 2 Premiere

October 29
Racer and the Jailbird (2018)

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