New Fall & Halloween Movies 2021

October 7, 2021


I'm so excited for this year's crop of Halloween movies. We've got a ton of family-friendly contenders, and one that might very well become an absolute gem of a classic in the years to come: Muppets Haunted Mansion! I'm ridiculously happy about this, as Muppets Christmas Carol is one of my favorite Christmas classics ever.

I've separated the movies into Family-Friendly, Romance and Horror genres, and this year, I've added a small section for TV series, since a few brand new ones are perfect for the season.

Enjoy!

EDIT: Just a quick warning that the Fall Harvest Hallmark movies, from what I've seen so far, have absolutely nothing to do with fall. I'm pretty annoyed about it. I would have preferred if they'd told us that they couldn't film any fall movies this year and to check back next year, instead of serving us a bunch of summer movies with a maple leaf stamped on it. Hopefully at least one or two of them will have actual fall content in them...
FAMILY-FRIENDLY
Title: The Addams Family 2
Release: Now
Genre: Animated
Synopsis: Hoping to get closer as a family, Gomez, Morticia and the rest of the Addams clan embark on an adventurous road trip in a hideous and humongous camper.
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Title: LEGO Star Wars Terrifying Tales (Disney+)
Release: Now
Genre: Animated
Synopsis: After crash landing on the volcanic planet Mustafar, Poe and BB-8 search for help within Dart Vader's creepy old castle. There, they encounter a conniving Hutt, a plucky mechanic, and Darth Vader's old attendant Vanée who regales them with three terrifying tales linked to ancient artifacts and iconic villains from across all eras of Star Wars.
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Title: Nightbooks (Netflix)
Release: Now
Genre: Mystery/Family
Synopsis: Scary story fan Alex must tell a spine-tingling tale every night, or stay trapped with his new friend in a wicked witch's magical apartment forever.
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Title: Under Wraps (Disney Channel)
Release: Now
Genre: Adventure/Family
Synopsis: Three twelve-year-old children, Amy, Marshall and Gilbert, encounter a mummy which has been undiscovered in three thousand years. While investigating, they accidentally revive him, but he must be returned to his resting place by midnight on Halloween or he will never find his long lost love.
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Title: Muppets Haunted Mansion (Disney+)
Release: Oct. 8
Genre: Musical/Comedy
Synopsis: World-famous daredevil The Great Gonzo takes on the greatest challenge of his life by spending the night in the scariest place on Earth: the Haunted Mansion. Teamed with his friend Pepé the King Prawn, this musical comedy reunites Kermit and the entire Muppets gang, who portray the beloved grim grinning ghosts of the Haunted Mansion.
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Title: Ron's Gone Wrong
Release: Oct. 22
Genre: Animated
Synopsis: The story of Barney, an awkward middle-schooler, and Ron, his new walking, talking, digitally-connected device. Ron's malfunctions set against the backdrop of the social media age launch them on a journey to learn about true friendship.
Note: Happens in the fall.
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ROMANCE
Title: Dating & New York
Release: Now
Genre: Romance
Synopsis: After an electric one-night stand, two New York millennials draw up a friends-with-benefits contract to avoid the pitfalls of their past relationships.
Note: Happens in the fall.
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Title: Roadhouse Romance (Hallmark)
Release: Now
Genre: Romance
Synopsis: Country music fan Callie is determined to continue her late grandfather's legacy. While TV director Luke is in town, he teaches her that sometimes it's best to look forward instead of back.
Note: Part of Hallmark's Fall Harvest..
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Title: Raise a Glass to Love (Hallmark)
Release: Now
Genre: Romance
Synopsis: Aspiring Master Sommelier Jenna returns to her family vineyard to study and is intrigued by the natural methods of the handsome new, Argentinian winemaker, Marcelo.
Note: Part of Hallmark's Fall Harvest (but has nothing to do with fall at all...)
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Title: Taking the Reins (Hallmark)
Release: Now
Genre: Romance
Synopsis: A writer goes back to the family ranch to write an article about her passion for horses and discovers what ended her marriage and why she stopped riding horses.
Note: Part of Hallmark's Fall Harvest.
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Title: Love Strikes Twice (Hallmark)
Release: Now
Genre: Romance
Synopsis: Workaholic lawyer Maggie is having marriage issues. She wishes for a do-over and awakens 15 years in the past. Will Maggie choose college boyfriend Rick or will she stay with husband Josh?
Note: Part of Hallmark's Fall Harvest (but has nothing to do with fall at all...)
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Title: South Beach Love (Hallmark)
Release: October 9
Genre: Romance
Synopsis: From New York Times Bestselling Author Caridad Piñeiro and Hallmark Publishing comes a story about rival quinceañeras, glorious Cuban cooking, friendship, family ties—and romance.
Note: Part of Hallmark's Fall Harvest (but has nothing to do with fall at all...)
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Title: Advice to Love By (Hallmark)
Release: October 16
Genre: Romance
Synopsis: When a “love advice” author crosses paths with a dating columnist, an attraction begins to blossom into more. As both use strategies from their own playbooks to win the other over, is it possible that they’ve both met their match?
Note: Part of Hallmark's Fall Harvest.
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HORROR
Title: Malignant
Release: Now
Genre: Horror
Synopsis: When a young woman is kidnapped and forced to be a part of a twisted gameshow she fights back only to learn it is better not to hold a grudge in this frightening anthology feature.
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Title: Escape the Undertaker (Netflic)
Release: Now
Genre: Horror/Interactive
Synopsis: The New Day wrestlers seek to survive the supernatural surprises at The Undertaker's spooky mansion in an interactive WWE-themed special.
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Title: No One Gets Out Alive (Netflix)
Release: Now
Genre: Horror
Synopsis: Desperate and without documentation, a woman from Mexico moves into a rundown Cleveland boardinghouse. Then the unsettling cries and eerie visions begin.
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Title: Bad Candy
Release: Now
Genre: Horror
Synopsis: On Halloween night in New Salem, Radio DJs Chilly Billy and Paul tell a twisted anthology of terrifying local myths.
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Title: Seance
Release: Now
Genre: Horror
Synopsis: Camille Meadows is the new girl at the prestigious Edelvine Academy for Girls. Soon after her arrival, six girls invite her to join them in a late-night ritual, calling forth the spirit of a dead former student who reportedly haunts their halls. But before morning, one of the girls is dead, leaving the others wondering what they may have awakened.
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Title: V/H/S/94
Release: Now
Genre: Horror
Synopsis: After the discovery of a mysterious VHS tape, a brutish police swat team launch a high intensity raid on a remote warehouse, only to discover a sinister cult compound whose collection of pre-recorded material uncovers a nightmarish conspiracy.
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Title: We Need to Do Something
Release: Now
Genre: Horror
Synopsis: Seeking shelter from a storm, a family finds itself trapped for days with no sign of rescue and untold evils lurking just beyond the walls.
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Title: Black as Night (VideoPrime)
Release: Now
Genre: Horror
Synopsis: A resourceful teenage girl driven by revenge, alongside her trusted friends, spends her summer battling vampires terrorizing her city of New Orleans.
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Title: Bingo Hell (PrimeVideo)
Release: Now
Genre: Horror
Synopsis: A feisty senior citizen fights to protect her beloved neighborhood from an evil force that’s taken over the local bingo hall and is killing the residents in gruesome ways.
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Title: There's Someone Inside Your House (Netflix)
Release: Now
Genre: Horror
Synopsis: After moving to live with her grandmother in Hawaii, a teenager must confront her past after fellow students at her school are murdered.
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Title: The Manor (PrimeVideo)
Release: Oct. 8
Genre: Horror
Synopsis: After suffering a mild stroke, Judith Albright reluctantly moves into a historic nursing home where she becomes convinced a supernatural force is killing the residents.
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Title: Madres (PrimeVideo)
Release: Oct. 8
Genre: Horror
Synopsis: Diana Prieto is pregnant and caring for her autistic son Martin has become too much. She hires Luz, a gifted caregiver and Martin quickly improves. Diana soon suspects that Luz is using voodoo to turn Martin against her and into something sinister.
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Title: Halloween Kills
Release: Oct. 15
Genre: Horror
Synopsis: An injured Laurie Strode leads a vigilante mob to hunt down unstoppable killer Michael Myers and end his reign of terror once and for all.
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Title: Night Teeth (Netflix)
Release: Oct. 20
Genre: Horror
Synopsis: A young driver picks up two mysterious women for a night of party hopping. But when his passengers reveal their true nature, he must fight to stay alive.
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Title: Hypnotic (Netflix)
Release: Oct. 27
Genre: Horror
Synopsis: Feeling stuck both personally and professionally, Jenn turns to a mysterious hypnotherapist for help, only to find herself caught in a deadly mind game.
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Title: Antlers
Release: Oct. 29
Genre: Horror
Synopsis: A mysterious creature escapes from its confines to wreak bloody havoc in a small Oregon town.
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Title: Last Night in Soho
Release: Oct. 29
Genre: Horror
Synopsis: An aspiring fashion designer is mysteriously able to enter the 1960s, where she encounters a dazzling wannabe singer. However, the glamour is not all it appears to be, and the dreams of the past start to crack and splinter into something far darker.
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Title: Army of Thieves (Netflix)
Release: Oct. 29
Genre: Horror
Synopsis: In this prequel to "Army of the Dead," a mysterious woman recruits bank teller Dieter to assist in a heist of impossible-to-crack safes across Europe.
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TV SERIES
Title: Scaredy Cats (Netflix)
Release: Now
Genre: Family/Fantasy
Synopsis: On her 12th birthday, Willa Ward receives a purr-fect gift that unlocks a world of witchcraft, talking animals and so much more with her best friends.
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Title: Chucky (Sy-Fy)
Release: Oct. 12
Genre: Horror
Synopsis: After a vintage Chucky doll turns up at a suburban yard sale, an idyllic American town is thrown into chaos as a series of horrifying murders begins to expose the town's hypocrisies and secrets.
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Title: Just Beyond (Disney+)
Release: Oct. 13
Genre: Spooky/Family-Friendly
Synopsis: Inspired by the writings of R.L. Stine, “Just Beyond” is an eight-episode anthology series that tells astonishing and thought-provoking stories of a reality just beyond the one we know. Each episode introduces viewers to a new cast of characters who must go on a surprising journey of self-discovery in a supernatural world of witches, aliens, ghosts and parallel universes.
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Title: I Know What You Did Last Summer (PrimeVideo)
Release: Oct. 15
Genre: Horror
Synopsis: Teenagers are stalked by a mysterious killer a year after a fatal accident on the night of their graduation.
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