Cover Here are the best new shows and movies to watch on Netflix Hong Kong this October 2021 (Photo: Netflix)

From My Name, You: Season 3 to Army of Thieves, here are the best new shows and movies to watch on Netflix this Halloween month

Expect more horror movies coming to Netflix this October, just in time for Halloween. But that doesn’t mean that aren't non-horror titles to watch out for. Two new K-dramas are coming to Netflix, My Name and The King’s Affection. If you're looking for a more dramatic series, then Maid is an inspiring watch while Grudge will keep you at the edge of your seat.

For a more lighthearted watch, be sure to tune into Paik’s Spirit and learn more about Korean food. Army of Thieves makes for an exciting watch with family and friends. Want to know what else is streaming new on Netflix this October? Read on to find out.

Check out our roundups for August and September in case you missed it.

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1. Maid

Before diving into horror movies, why not watch something inspiring first? Inspired by a bestselling memoir by Stephanie Land, Maid is about Alex, a single mother who turns to houseclean to make ends meet as she tries to escape an abusive relationship.

At the same time, she’s trying to overcome being homeless in order to provide a better life for her daughter, Maddy. Throughout the series, we see the emotional yet humourous lens of a determined woman and the inspiring story of a mother's resilience.

Release: October 1 

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2. Paik’s Spirit

Love Korean food or even just food in general? Then don’t miss Paik’s Spirit. This food series follows renowned restaurateur and F&B entrepreneur, Paik Jong-won. Here, he will sit down with South Korea’s top celebrities and professionals for a casual conversation over food and drinking.

The series promises to provide views, especially those outside of South Korea, a unique introduction to Korea’s traditional liquor, food and culture. Expect to see a lot of soju.

Release: October 1

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3. There’s Someone Inside Your House

Start Halloween month with this horror movie. There’s Someone Inside Your House, based on the eponymous novel by Stephanie Perkins, follows Makani Young (Sydney Park), who moved to a quiet, small-town in Nebraska.

Just as she’s counting down to graduation, her classmates are stalked by a killer intent on exploding their darkest secret to the entire town. Makani and her friends try to uncover the killer’s identity before they become victims themselves.

Release: October 6

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4. Grudge

If you’re looking for something different this month, consider seeing this Turkish mysterious crime movie, Grudge. It’s the latest in Netflix’s experimental expansion into foreign-language content. The series will follow chief inspector Harun (Yilmaz Erdogan) who has just received the highest award during his long career. To celebrate the occasion, he organises a party with his team. But things get complicated when he kills a taxi driver on the way home.

Overnight, he’s become a murder suspect. To prove his innocence, he tries to investigate the case himself and it sets it off into a path filled with conspiracy.

Release: October 8

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5. The King’s Affection

New month, new K-dramas are in store for us. The first one is The King’s Affection, which tells the story of the disguised crown prince, Yi Hwi (Park Eun-bin). She was forced to disguise herself as her crown prince brother after he passed away. In disguise, she meets her teacher Jung Ji-un (Rowoon) and their fate becomes intertwined with each other.

As with any Korean dramas, expect heart-fluttering scenes from the two stars as Yi tries to hide her identity from Jung.

Release: October 11

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6. My Name

Another K-drama airing this month is My Name which stars Nevertheless’ Han So-hee in a daring role that we’ve never seen before. She plays a revenge-driven character, Jiwoo who joins a drug cartel and eventually becomes a mole in the police force in order to seek the truth behind her father’s death. While on the quest for revenge, she will soon discover that the truth she’s looking for is harsher than she expects.

Release: October 15

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7. You: Season 3

The beloved thriller drama, You returns for a third season this month. Joe and Love are now married and raising their baby in Madre Linda. Joe is now committed to being a husband and dad but can’t shake off his fear of Love’s impulsiveness. There’s also the matters of his heart. A next-door neighbour catches his eye and it doesn’t spell good news from the woman he’s already married to.

Release: October 15

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8. Night Teeth

This is a lighter horror watch this Halloween month. Night Teeth is about college student Benny (Jorge Lendeborg Jr.) who, in order to earn extra cash, moonlights as a chauffeur for one night. His task? To simply drive two mysterious women (Debby Ryan and Lucy Fry) around Los Angeles as they go party hopping. Little did he know, his passengers have their own plans for him.

Release: October 20

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9. Army of Thieves

For a more fun watch this month, tune in to Army of Thieves, the prequel to Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead. The story follows a small-town banker, Dieter whose life changes overnight when a mysterious woman recruits him to join a crew of Interpol’s most wanted criminals. There, he would be participating in a heist a sequence of legendary, impossible-to-crack safes across Europe.

Release: October 29

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