October 2022: Discover Exciting New Films and Shows to Stream This Month!
October 2022 is going to be an incredible month for movie buffs and TV enthusiasts. Not only are there highly anticipated theatrical releases, but there is also a plethora of exciting new films and shows available to stream. From festival favorites to Halloween-themed releases, there’s something for everyone! In this article, we have grouped the new releases by their availability on digital and on-demand platforms, streaming services like Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV+, Disney+, HBO Max, Hulu, Netflix, and more, as well as new series that you can binge-watch. So, without further ado, let’s explore the exciting world of October 2022 releases!
On Digital & On Demand U.S. Releases
Official synopsis: Set in 1992, against the backdrop of the presidential election between Bush, Clinton, and Perot, a Latina teen enters her senior year with lifelong plans to attend Harvard. On a night out with her best friend, she discovers Riot Grrrl, an aggressive feminist punk music, and impulsively drops acid. As she drifts farther and farther from “the plan,” she dives into new experiences, exploring her Mexican heritage, defining herself on her own terms, and rebelling against her father’s control.
Official synopsis: Lisa and her family gather at a wedding venue, excited for the big day. However, unbeknownst to them, a nest of hungry crocodiles has been living in the nearby lake. As the crocodiles crash the wedding in a bloodthirsty massacre, the remaining family members must survive the night against these Jurassic beasts.
JEEPERS CREEPERS REBORN
Official synopsis: Chase and Laine head to the Horror Hound festival, where Laine begins to experience unexplained premonitions and disturbing visions associated with the town’s past, particularly, local legend The Creeper. As the festival gets underway and the blood-soaked entertainment builds to a frenzy, Laine believes that something unearthly has been summoned, and for the first time in 23 years, The Creeper is back.
Official synopsis: Following his roommate’s sudden departure, Pablo discovers that a vintage sweater left behind comes attached with a certain mischievous spirit, sending the struggling actor on a colorful quest alongside fellow hustling millennials in the sly, playful comedy Phantom Project.
THEY CRAWL BENEATH
Official synopsis: Young police officer Danny is working on an antique car at his uncle’s remote ranch when a major earthquake hits, pinning him under the vehicle and leaving him bloodied, alone, and with no way to call for help. Just when he thinks the claustrophobic nightmare can’t get any worse, something truly horrifying emerges from the fissures in the ground, forcing Danny to engage in a brutal fight for his life and his sanity.
RED RIVER ROAD
Official synopsis: A family of four isolating against a global pandemic that spreads through the internet and robs a person of their ability to perceive reality, often with violent results, begins to unravel when they suspect that one, or all, of them may be infected. Shot under Covid lockdown by a real family serving as the entire cast and crew.
Official synopsis: Bromates follows best friendsâ€”though polar oppositesâ€”Jonesie and Sid, who both break up with their girlfriends at the same time and decide to move in together in a misguided attempt to help each other through their respective breakups. Alongside their friends Angry Mike and Runway Dave, things quickly go from heartbreak to hilarity, to life, and potentially death.
Official synopsis: Stuck in a professional and marital rut, Lindsay and Jack are invited to wine country for a long weekend by Cat Flax, an ultra-wealthy housewife who knows and owns how successful she is, and how privilege has provided for her. Along for the weekend are Carrie, an actress/model/dancer/whatever who’s the arm candy of Matt’s best friend Kerry, a trust fund kid whose grandfather invented the tater tot. Lindsay and Jack’s relationship is put to the test over the weekend by the excess of wine and wealth that Lindsay wants, and Jack is afraid of.
Official synopsis: Frustrated by a constant ringing in his ears, a paranoid data analyst documents his obsessive attempts to cure his own debilitating tinnitus through a series of home experiments conducted in a makeshift lab. But as his research becomes increasingly dark and macabre, a horrifying secret behind his maddening condition is revealed, with a potential cure more sinister than he could have ever imagined.
Official synopsis: Years after a lottery win, a West Texas single mother is alone, living hard at the bottom of a bottle. Nowhere left to go, she is forced to come home and confront her past.
Official synopsis: Children are left at Grandma’s without smartphones. Real life seems boring, working feels hard. Luckily, they find instructions for Kratt magical creature from old Estonian mythology who will do whatever its master says. All they have to do now is buy a soul from the Devil! Life stops being boring in a bloody ways.
Official synopsis: Vic and Ami are living the quintessential perfect married life. Living in the city, working high-powered jobs, but their world turns upside down when they attempt to start a family and can’t get pregnant, resorting to IVF. The journey of IVF tests their marriage and begs the question: how far will you go to have a baby?
DON’T F*CK IN THE WOODS II
Official synopsis: Following the arrival of a mysterious woman, a group of camp counselors partying before the summer season begins must face off against parasitic monsters that are attracted to sexual activity. The long-awaited sequel to Shawn Burkett’s 2016 cult hit film stars Brittany Blanton, Cheyenne Gordon, Julie Anne Prescott, Kaylee Williams, Mark Justice, and Jason Crowe.
Official synopsis: The story of a young woman and her father who have to fight for survival after being stranded on a remote mountainside during a storm. Frost is a gripping tale that will leave you on the edge of your seat.
Official synopsis: Ryan Phillippe and Freddie Thorp star in this adrenaline-fueled thrill-ride where an ambitious mountain expedition turns into a breathtaking struggle for survival. Trapped near the summit due to a deadly storm, the climbers must rely on each other to navigate the treacherous conditions and find a way back to safety.
Official synopsis: In the wake of Roe, 26 states stand poised to ban abortion, catalyzing unprecedented legal, medical, and social upheaval. Battleground is a compelling documentary that follows three women who lead formidable anti-abortion organizations in their single-minded quest to overturn Roe v. Wade, as they face down forces equally determined to safeguard women’s access to safe and legal abortions.
Official synopsis: Sara, a teenage girl who is constantly bullied, becomes entangled in a kidnapping plot when she witnesses a group of girls being kidnapped by a stranger. Struggling with her own identity and desires, she must make difficult choices that will shape her fate.
Official synopsis: Sarah Jones’ groundbreaking show Sell/Buy/Date explores the complex world of the sex industry and questions society’s relationship with sex, power, race, and the economy. Featuring a diverse cast and thought-provoking interviews, this show challenges viewers to confront their own beliefs and biases.
STARS AT NOON
Official synopsis: Margaret Qualley stars as a young American journalist who falls for an enigmatic Englishman while covering a story in Nicaragua. As their relationship develops, she realizes that her newfound love may be hiding dangerous secrets. Adapted from Denis Johnson’s novel, Stars at Noon is a dreamlike and erotic political thriller.
THE MURDER PODCAST
Official synopsis: Desperate to boost podcast listenership, Chad Thadwick decides to explore the world of true crime. Little does he know that his investigations will lead him into a terrifying adventure filled with supernatural threats.
Official synopsis: Based on a true story, this riveting thriller follows Jason Derek Brown, a charismatic con man who finances his extravagant lifestyle through a series of scams. On his trail is Lance Leising, a determined FBI special agent. A deadly game of cat and mouse ensues as Brown plots his most elaborate scheme yet, becoming the most unlikely and elusive fugitive on the FBI’s most-wanted list.
On Digital & On Demand U.K. Releases
Official synopsis: Experience a heart-pounding tale of survival where sacrifice may be the only way out. Becky and Hunter find themselves trapped 2,000 feet up an abandoned radio tower in the desert. With their gear and supplies taken from them, they must rely on their resourcefulness to survive the scorching temperatures and impending danger.
THE LAST VICTIM
Official synopsis: In this stylized western thriller, a group of modern-day outlaws and their terrifying leader are pursued by a local sheriff after committing a horrific crime in a desolate southwest town. When a professor and her husband cross paths with the criminals, everyone is drawn into a spiral of violence and retribution where morality becomes ambiguous, and survival is the only option.
Official synopsis: He’s Watching is a terrifying supernatural horror that pushes the boundaries of the found-footage genre. Siblings Iris and Lucas are home alone while their parents recover from a mysterious illness. As they document their time and the deserted world around them, they discover unsettling footage that they never recorded, leading them to realize they are victims of something far more sinister than a virus.
YOU WON’T BE ALONE
Official synopsis: Nevena, an abducted young girl raised by a 200-year-old witch, accidentally kills a peasant woman and assumes her identity. As she inhabits the bodies of different villagers, Nevena learns to treasure the range of human experience. However, when the witch reappears, Nevena is forced to make a heartbreaking decision.
Official synopsis: When Vesper finds the mysterious Camellia alone and disoriented after a crash, she agrees to help find her missing companion in exchange for safe passage. Soon, she discovers that Camellia harbors a life-changing secret, and they embark on a dangerous adventure where Vesper’s bio-hacking abilities are put to the test.
EMILY THE CRIMINAL
Official synopsis: Emily, saddled with student debt and locked out of the job market due to a minor criminal record, takes a shady gig as a “dummy shopper,” buying goods with stolen credit cards. Seduced by the quick cash and illicit thrills of black-market capitalism, she becomes entangled in the criminal underworld of Los Angeles.
IT TAKES THREE
Official synopsis: The coolest guy in school enlists the help of the class nerd to add substance to his style by taking over his social media accounts. Signals get crossed, hearts get broken, and unexpected connections are made in this postmodern rom-com with a twist.
RIDE THE WAVE
Official synopsis: Ben, a young Scottish surfer, is determined to ride one of the biggest and most dangerous cold water waves in the world. As he prepares for this thrilling challenge, he must face the terrifying consequences of pushing himself to the limit.
Official synopsis: Art the Clown returns to terrorize the town of Miles County in this highly anticipated sequel. After being resurrected by a sinister entity, Art targets a teenage girl and her younger brother on Halloween night.
Official synopsis: Immerse yourself in the thrilling story, a fifteenth-century Czech warlord who defeated armies of the Teutonic Order and the Holy Roman Empire. This action-packed drama depicts the notorious military leader’s battle for victory, with a star-studded cast bringing the historical events to life.
Official synopsis: What was supposed to be just another job for a crew of South London thieves turns into a deadly class war when they unknowingly become pawns in the owners’ sinister plans. Trapped on a lavish estate, they must fight for survival as they are hunted like animals.
ORPHAN: FIRST KILL
Official synopsis: In this prequel to the original horror hit “Orphan,” Esther’s terrifying saga continues. Escaping from a psychiatric facility, Esther assumes the identity of a missing American child. Will her thirst for blood destroy strong family ties, or will she discover that even a mother will cross the line to protect her family?
Official synopsis: Tomas, a young post-mortem photographer, ends up in a small Hungarian village during the winter of 1918. Little does he know that he will be drawn into a spiral of darkness and violence as he uncovers the secrets of the place and encounters restless spirits trapped in our world.
New Films and Shows on Streaming Platforms
Amazon Prime Video
– The Sound of 007
– Catherine Called Birdy
– Argentina, 1985
– Run Sweetheart Run
– Two Witches
– Wrong Turn
– The Descent
– Bite Size Halloween (20 shorts from emerging filmmakers)
– A Sinister Halloween Scary Opposites Solar Special
– The Peripheral Season 1
– Nailed It! Season 7
– Conversations with a Killer: The Jeffrey Dahmer Tapes
– Derry Girls Season 3
– The Witcher: Blood Origin
– The Curse of Bridge Hollow
– Monster High: The Movie
– The Mayor of Kingstown Season 1
– Halloween Ends
– Abominable and The Invisible City
Other Streaming Platforms
– Reginald The Vampire Season 1 (SYFY)
– Inside Amy Schumer Season 5 (HBO Max)
New Shows Out this Month
Amazon Prime Video
– The Devil’s Hour Season 1
– Shantaram Season 1
– Marvel’s Werewolf By Night
HBO & HBO Max
– Pennyworth: Season 3
– The Paloni Show! Halloween Special!
– The Midnight Club
– Never Seen Again Season 3
– A Friend of the Family
Other Streaming Platforms
– The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula
October 2022 brings an incredible lineup of new films and shows to the streaming world. Whether you’re a fan of thrilling horror flicks, heartwarming dramas, or adrenaline-fueled action, there is something for everyone this month. Don’t miss out on these exciting releases that are sure to keep you entertained throughout the month.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Are these releases available worldwide?
While the focus has been primarily on U.S. and U.K. releases, some films and shows may have global availability. It’s always a good idea to check your local streaming platforms for availability.
2. Can I watch these releases on multiple platforms?
Each film and show has its distribution rights, so availability may vary across different streaming platforms. Be sure to check the specific platforms mentioned for each release.
3. Are these shows limited to streaming only or will they air on television as well?
Most of the releases mentioned in this article are streaming exclusives. However, some may have subsequent television broadcasts or physical media releases.
4. Is there a specific age rating for these films and shows?
Age ratings may vary for different releases. It’s always recommended to check the specific rating for each film or show before watching, especially if you have concerns about content suitability.
5. Will there be more releases announced in the future?
The world of entertainment is constantly evolving, and new releases are announced regularly. Stay tuned for updates and keep an eye out for future articles highlighting upcoming releases.