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  3. The Guilty
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  4. Escape The Undertaker
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  5. There's Someone Inside Your House
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  6. Baking Impossible
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  7. Army of Thieves
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New shows and movies on Netflix Hong Kong this October

Another month, another great Netflix roundup

Jenny Leung
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Jenny Leung
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Freshen up your watchlist this October with some of the newest and most addictive shows and movies on Netflix. Prepare for true crime documentaries, new binge-worthy K-dramas, and a whole lot of gruesome thrillers – I mean, it is the month of Halloween after all. Keep scrolling to see what the best things to watch this month are

RECOMMENDED: Want to get out and explore the city instead? Check out our pick of the best things to see and do around Hong Kong this month!

The Guilty

Starring Jake Gyllenhaal as Joe Baylor, a police officer who has been demoted to answering calls at a 911 dispatch call centre, The Guilty takes its audience on a thrill ride full of suspense and twists. The film takes place over the course of a single morning when Baylor receives an emergency call from a distraught woman named Emily who has been abducted. But before Baylor was able to locate her whereabouts, Emily hung up the phone. As Baylor frantically tries to piece together the clues, he slowly discovers that not everything is as it seems and is forced to come face to face with his dark past.

Release date: Oct 1

Escape The Undertaker

Escape The Undertaker is an interactive film that allows the audience to follow and decide the fate of the wrestling tag team, The New Day, as they make their way into the haunted mansion of The Undertaker to steal his supernatural urn. OK, so the film isn’t exactly Bandersnatch, but nor should you expect it to. The storyline, albeit rather predictable, is simple and lighthearted, and the silly dialogue and interaction between the WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) superstars make it a fun flick to put on and watch with the fam on All Hallows’ eve.

Release date: Oct 5

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There's Someone Inside Your House

I mean, just the title alone should be enough to give you the heebie-jeebies. From the producers of Stranger Things and The Conjuring universe, There's Someone Inside Your House is a slasher horror movie based on American author Stephanie Perkins’ New York Times best-selling novel of the same name. The story follows Makani Young, who recently moved to a small town in Nebraska from Hawaii to finish high school. As the countdown to graduation begins, Young and her classmates start to realise they are being stalked by a serial killer who is after more than just a killing spree – he, or she, wants to expose all of their darkest secrets to the entire town. With a mysterious past of her own, Young and her friends must discover the killer’s identity before they become victims themselves.

Release date: Oct 6

Baking Impossible

Yes, it’s another cooking competition show (sorry, I just can’t resist), but hear me out on this one. In Baking Impossible, creativity is taken to a whole new level as teams of ‘Bakineers’ (a baker and an engineer) are tasked to whip up all kinds of delicious creations beyond our wildest imaginations. Not only do they have to taste great, but they’ll also have to survive a series of stress tests too – think edible boats that can float, candy-covered mini-golf courses with motorised parts, or even cake towers that can withstand earthquakes!

Release date: Oct 6

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The King’s Affection

Here comes another swoon-worthy Korean drama to add to your list. Set in the Joseon Dynasty, The King’s Affection tells the story of a princess who’s had to secretly assume her dead twin brother’s identity as the crown prince. But when a charming teacher makes his way into her life and her heart, she realises that this royal secret — her identity and affection — can’t be kept under wraps for long.

Release date: Oct 11

You Season 3

Come on, do I really need to explain this one? In season three of this highly popular psychological thriller series, Joe and Love are now married and raising their baby together in the suburbs. Joe is committed to being a devoted husband and father (or so he keeps telling himself), and Love is looking for a fresh start. But will they truly be able to get away from the past? How will Love’s dangerous impulsiveness take its toll on their relationship? And what happens when the woman Joe has been searching for all this time might be living right next door?

Release date: Oct 15

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Army of Thieves

Set six years before the events that took place in the horror-action movie Army of the Dead, Army of Thieves follows small-town bank teller Ludwig Dieter as he gets drawn into the adventure of a lifetime when a mysterious woman recruits him to pull off a heist with a misfit crew of aspiring thieves that also just happens to be made up of Interpol’s most wanted criminals.

Release date: Oct 29

In case you missed these last month:

Afterlife of the Party

Afterlife of the Party is a supernatural comedy about Cassie, a social butterfly who never shies away from a party – that is until she dies from a freak accident during her birthday week. Luckily, a guardian angel has given her a second chance to make things right back on Earth. With only five days to do so, Cassie enlists the help of her best friend Lisa to fix her wrongdoings and reconnect with her loved ones. Oh, and to help her avoid burning in hell for eternity.

Movie release date: Sept 2

Money Heist: Part 5 Vol. 1

This is it, the fifth and final season of Money Heist. Picking up from where things left off in season four – with The Professor held at gunpoint by Inspector Sierra in the final scene – the gang is left in despair as The Professor, for the first time, doesn’t seem to have an escape plan. What’s worse, Colonel Tamayo is about to send in the military to take them down and rescue the hostages. With The Professor captured and their gang member Nairobi now dead, will the gang ultimately break apart, or come out victorious? Well, you’ll have to wait a while to find out. Because this final season will be divided into two volumes, with the first five episodes releasing on September 3, and the final five episodes on December 3.

Series release date: Sept 3 

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Jack Whitehall: Travels with My Father

Another great show returning to Netflix this month for its final installment is British comedian Jack Whitehall’s Travels with My Father. Now, I know it’s hard to top off hilarious travel shows like An Idiot Abroad and Travel Man, but this one checks the box for me as there’s something ever so endearing about Whitehall’s relationship with his dad – he’ll do anything to annoy him. Over the past five years, the pair have visited 14 countries around the world and this time, they’re touring around their homeland, the United Kingdom. From dining with Gordon Ramsay to searching for the Loch Ness monster, this will be one hell of an epic adventure for the father and son duo.

Release date: Sept 14

Squid Game

If Hunger Games and Black Mirror had a Korean baby, this would be it. When Ki-Hoon gets fired from his job, he decides to join a mysterious survival game where the winner receives 45.6 billion Korean Won as prize money. Players have to compete in a series of traditional children’s games, but Ki-Hoon, along with hundreds of other players, soon find out that should they fail, their lives will be at stake – as in, your head will get blown off if you’re caught moving in a game of statues – so expect plenty of violence, suspense, and lots of blood in this eight-episode series. Mmm, Lovely.

Release date: Sept 17

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Monsters Inside: The 24 Faces of Billy Milligan

Monsters Inside: The 24 Faces of Billy Milligan tells the true life story of Billy Milligan, the first person in American history to be acquitted of a major crime by pleading multiple personality disorder. In 1977, Milligan was arrested for the rape of three women from Ohio State University. Upon his arrest, Milligan showed no memory of the assault. His distinctive mannerisms that would often change were quickly noticed by a parade of psychiatrists, who later diagnosed him with multiple personality disorder, determining that there were as many as 24 ‘faces’ of Milligan that exist within his mind. Milligan was found innocent by reason of insanity and later spent many years in mental hospitals. 

While the verdict was made over 40 years ago, many still had doubts and questions about the case. Directed by Olivier Megaton, this investigative series will talk to Milligan’s family, friends, doctors, and law enforcement to try and untangle the truth. 

Release date: Sept 22

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