As the nights grow colder, Netflix has an eternity of new releases that’ll satisfy our couch-potato needs this Autumn.
September is finally here, meaning we’re about 65% of the way through the year. That’s right. Halloween will soon come knocking, Bonfire Night is just after that, and then before you know it we’ll be in a whole new year entirely!
As we struggle to grapple with how Summer has just upped and left, Netflix (as always) have us sorted for a whole eternity of couch-potatoing with their new additions this month. We’ve decided to pick just a few options that’ll consume entire weekends of your life, no need to thank us yet.
I’m Thinking of Ending Things (2020)
What do you get when you mix a pending breakup, Toni Collette, and a whole pool full of existential dread? Charlie Kaufman has the answer. This psychological horror sees a heavy snowstorm trap a couple on the brink as time begins to crumble around them. If the never-ending dog collar sound in the trailer is anything to go by, this film will be 100% eerie and possibly life-changing.
Not Another Teen Movie (2001)
The coming of age movie is a classic genre, at least for anyone who has taste. Still, for all the brilliance existing in the genre, the clichés can become a little loathsome, so the comic relief of this 90’s focused classic comes at a crucial time. Starring a pre-Captain America Chris Evans, this megamix of 10 Things I Hate About You, Cruel Intentions, American Beauty and She’s All That (just to name a few) is sure to warm your heart, and at the very least give you a crash course in cheesy cinematic history.
Julie and the Phantoms (2020)
Ok, we’re high-key obsessed with this one. In this Netflix Original series, pop-rock prodigy Julie fronts a band whose other members are all ghosts, using her ghoulish accomplices to rediscover her passion for music after the death of her mother. Oh, and it’s directed by Kenny Ortega of THE High School Musical. Yep… this is gonna bang, for sure.
The Devil All The Time (2020)
Yeehaw! In enters Tom Holland with a country twang that even Billy Ray Cyrus would envy. Set betwixt World War II and the Vietnam War, Holland has to face the peculiar folk that reside in his boondocks hometown. Replete with a star-studded cast to boot i.e. Bill Skarsgård, Robert Pattinson (as a pastor), Mia Wasikowska, Riley Keough, it looks as if we may have a cult classic in our midst.
I don’t think we’ve known a bigger dream team than Ryan Murphy and Sarah Paulson since Charli XCX and SOPHIE – or even the Olsen Twins. The two are the reigning foundations of the American Horror Story franchise, coming together in an origin story for Nurse Ratched of One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest fame. Here Murphy plots exactly how the kooky character came to work at the psychiatric hospital and follows her descent into a bloodthirsty menace. Cynthia Nixon even joins in on the ride.
Finally, a Millie Bobbie Brown role where she can actually use her British accent. Brown plays Enola, daughter to Helena Bonham Carter and sister to Sherlock (Henry Cavill) and Mycroft Holmes (Sam Claflin), who wakes up on her 16th birthday to a disappeared mother. Fearing being placed in a strict all-girls school by her brothers, the adventurous Enola disappears to London to escape her fate and attempt to find her mother.