September is here and for many of us, that means it might as well already be fall. We’re ready for Halloween and all the spooky fun that comes with the season! Netflix appears to agree since they just released the official lineup for Netflix and Chills 2022.
From exciting thriller films like Lou and End of the Road to highly-anticipated new series like Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities, Tim Burton’s Wednesday, and Mike Flanagan’s The Midnight Club, this year is shaping up to be one of the most exciting in a long time!
There’s also a new stop-motion animated title coming from Coraline director Henry Selick, a film based on a Stephen King short story, a new season of Dead End: Paranormal Park, and so many more fiendish delights coming our way. Below we’re breaking down everything revealed in the Netflix and Chills 2022 schedule.
Netflix and Chills 2022: Everything coming in September
End of the Road, Sept. 9
You don’t have to wait until October for thrills and chills. Netflix and Chills 2022 kicks off this Friday, September 9, with Queen Latifah’s new high-octane action thriller movie End of the Road.
Directed by Milicent Shelton, Latifah stars as Brenda, a woman on a cross-country road trip with her family who soon finds herself on a highway to hell when they’re targeted by a mysterious killer. Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Beau Bridges, Mychala Faith Lee, Shaun Dixon, and Frances Lee McCain also star.
Lou, Sept. 23
Allison Janney and Jurnee Smollett lead the cast of this nail-biting thriller that sees Janney playing a badass woman pushed to the limits after a young mother (Smollett) asks her for help to find her kidnapped daughter.
As the two women team up during a raging storm to pursue the kidnapper, they’ll be exposed to shocking secrets from their pasts. Lou also stars Logan Marshall-Green, Matt Craven, and Ridley Asha Bateman.
Phantom Pups, Sept. 30
Phantom Pups is spooky fun for the whole family. This wholesome kids series from creator Anna McRoberts follows Freddie and his family after they move into a haunted house. Inside, Freddie discovers a pack of adorable phantom puppies.
Freddie, his sister, and their new friend discover how to help the dogs become real again while learning the true meaning of friendship. Phantom Pups stars Jenn Klyne, Thalia Campbell, Evelyn Burke, Eva Brook Baker, Dan Ramos, Kelli Ogmundson, Evan Marsh, Ryan Belleville, Enid-Raye Adams, BJ Harrison, Fred Ewanuick, and Kwasi Thomas.
Netflix and Chills 2022: Everything coming in October
Mr. Harrigan’s Phone, Oct. 5
A new movie based on a Stephen King short story? Say no more. Supernatural coming-of-age film Mr. Harrigan’s Phone arrives in early October to get the most haunted month of the year off to the perfect start. John Lee Hancock writes and directs the movie starring Donald Sutherland, Jaeden Martell, Joe Tippett, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Cyrus Arnold, Colin O’Brien, Thomas Francis Murphy, and Peggy J. Scott.
Martell plays Craig, a young boy in a small town who befriends an older, reclusive billionaire, the titular Mr. Harrigan (Sutherland). The pair form an unlikely friendship thanks to their shared love of reading. But when Mr. Harrigan passes away, Craig finds himself able to continue communicating with his departed friend through an iPhone.
The Midnight Club, Oct. 7
The man who brought us The Haunting of Hill House, The Haunting of Bly Manor, and Midnight Mass is back with a brand new series! Mike Flanagan and Leah Fong created The Midnight Club, based on the book of the same name by bestselling author Christopher Pike.
If you grew up loving shows like Are You Afraid of the Dark? then The Midnight Club should be the perfect Halloween binge-watch for you this year. The story centers on a hospice where eight members of the “Midnight Club” meet each night to tell scary stories.
The group makes a pact that if one of them should die, they have to try and communicate with the others. As you might expect, once that actually happens, bizarre and horrifying occurrences start happening. The cast includes Iman Benson, Igby Rigney, Ruth Codd, Annarah Cymone, Chris Sumpter, Adia, Aya Furukawa, Sauriyan Sapkota, Matt Biedel, Samantha Sloyan, with Zach Gilford and Heather Langenkamp.
Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities, Oct. 25-28
If you’re as disappointed as I am in recent installments of American Horror Story and its spinoff American Horror Stories, then Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming horror anthology should give you something to look forward to this October.
Releasing across four nights, with two episodes per day, Cabinet of Curiosities promises to be a “collection of unprecedented and genre-defining stories meant to challenge our traditional notions of horror. From macabre to magical, gothic to grotesque or classically creepy, these eight equally sophisticated and sinister tales (including two original stories by del Toro) are brought to life by a team of writers and directors personally chosen by del Toro.”
The Good Nurse, Oct. 26
Eddie Redmayne and Jessica Chastain star in this upcoming film based on a terrifying true story. The Good Nurse is based on the book The Good Nurse: A True Story of Medicine, Madness, and Murder by Charles Graeber, about serial killer Charles Cullen.
In The Good Nurse, Chastain plays a nurse who becomes suspicious that her colleague is responsible for a series of mysterious patient deaths. Tobias Lindholm directs from a script penned by Krysty Wilson-Cairns.
Wendell & Wild
Nightmare Before Christmas and Coraline director Henry Selick returns with a new creepy stop-motion film, Wendell & Wild. Selick worked with Jordan Peele to write the script for the movie. Peele also leads the voice cast alongside Jordan Peele, Lyric Ross, Angela Bassett, James Hong, Tamara Smart, Natalie Martinez, Tantoo Cardinal, Igal Naor, Gary Gatewood, Gabrielle Dennis, David Harewood, Maxine Peake, Ramona Young, Sam Zelaya, Seema Virdi, and Ving Rhames.
Per Netflix, the synopsis is as follows:
From the delightfully wicked minds of Henry Selick and producer Jordan Peele comes Wendell & Wild, an animated tale about scheming demon brothers Wendell (Keegan-Michael Key) and Wild (Peele), who enlist the aid of Kat Elliot – a tough teen with a load of guilt – to summon them to the Land of the Living. But what Kat demands in return leads to a brilliantly bizarre and comedic adventure like no other, an animated fantasy that defies the law of life and death, all told through the handmade artisty of stop motion.
More spooky content releasing in October:
Netflix and Chills 2022: Upcoming releases
Unfortunately, we still don’t have a release date for Netflix’s highly-anticipated new series from Tim Burton starring Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams. Luis Guzmán and Catherine Zeta-Jones also star as Gomez and Morticia Addams.
The series is a supernaturally-infused mystery that follows Wednesday’s years as a student at Nevermore Academy as she attempts to thwart a monstrous killing spree terrorizing the town.
Capturing the Killer Nurse, Nov. 11
The Good Nurse is a film arriving in October starring Jessica Chastain and Eddie Redmayne, but in November you can watch a documentary film on the case that inspired the story. Charlie Cullen was an experienced registered nurse, trusted and beloved by his co-workers at Somerset Medical Center in New Jersey. But he was also one of the most prolific serial killers in history with his body count potentially reaching the hundreds across multiple medical facilities.
Troll, Dec. 1
Troll is an upcoming Norwegian fantasy film about a gigantic being that awakens after being tripped inside the mountain of Dovre for a thousand years. Once awake, the creature starts destroying everything in its path as it heads toward the capital of Norway.
Which titles coming out as part of the Netflix and Chills 2022 lineup are you most excited to watch in the coming months?