Even though Halloween is over six weeks away, Netflix is already preparing a slate of horror-themed programming. BloodyDisgusting did an overview and here are some highlights possibly worth checking out.
Southern gothic horror The Devil All the Time is coming out on September 16. An adaptation of a 2011 novel by Donald Ray Pollock, it tells a series of interlocking narratives about disturbed characters in the post-World War II South. The Devil All the Time is directed and co-written by Antonio Campos (Afterschool, Christine). The impressive cast includes Haley Bennett (Swallow), Tim Blake Nelson (Watchmen), Jason Clarke (Winchester), Tom Holland (The Lost City of Z), Riley Keough (Hold the Dark), Robert Pattinson (The Lighthouse), Eliza Scanlen (Sharp Objects), Bill Skarsgård (It), Sebastian Stan (Black Swan), and Mia Wasikowska (Crimson Peak).
On September 18, Netflix releases Ratched, a limited series by American Horror Story’s Ryan Murphy. This psychological thriller series tells an origin story of Nurse Mildred Ratched, a villainous character from Ken Kesey’s 1962 novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. The cast includes Charlie Carver (The Leftovers), Judy Davis (Feud: Bette and Joan), Cynthia Nixon (Hannibal), Sharon Stone (Diabolique), and Murphy’s frequent collaborator Sarah Paulson as the titular character.
On October 9, Netflix will release The Haunting of Bly Manor. The second season of Mike Flanagan’s (Doctor Sleep, Gerald’s Game) anthology series that began as The Haunting of Hill House in 2018 will adapt Henry James’ 1898 horror novella The Turn of the Screw. Most of the cast from the show’s first season will return, albeit as new characters. These include Oliver Jackson-Cohen (The Invisible Man), Victoria Pedretti (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood), Kate Siegel (Gerald’s Game), and Henry Thomas (Ouija: Origin of Evil).
And finally, on October 21 Netflix will premiere Rebecca – a feature film adaptation of a 1938 gothic horror novel by Daphne du Maurier. Directed by Ben Wheatley (Kill List, A Field in England) and with a screenplay by Jane Goldman (The Woman in Black), the film will star Lily James (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies), Armie Hammer (Nocturnal Animals), and Kristin Scott Thomas (Bitter Moon).