Netflix tried to get everyone into the spooky spirit this Halloween with the release of a few scary Netflix originals. Among the most watched movies on the platform this month were vampire movie Night Teeth, plus the evocatively titled There’s Someone Inside Your House.
Streaming subscribers also spent much of the month watching some classic movies too. 1997 supersmash Titanic had a, well…titanic October, becoming the third most watched movie on Netflix’s charts as fans start their 25th anniversary rewatches a few months early.
The streamer also released its latest starry thriller in the Jake Gyllenhaal-starring The Guilty. None of the above movies, however, was able to beat the number one film of the month on the U.S. Netflix top 10 charts. Here’s what did.
The 10 Most Watched Movies on Netflix in October
Promo image for “Scary Movie 4.” The film entered the Netflix charts for its 15th anniversary.
10. Scary Movie 4
With Scream back in the news after the trailer for the new sequel was released, people were returning to the franchise that emerged as a parody of it, Scary Movie. Not that you could tell by the fourth instalment in 2006, which begins as a spoof of Saw and goes on to parody The Grudge, The Village and (for some reason) King Kong and Million Dollar Baby.
9. There’s Someone Inside Your House
One of Netflix’s big Halloween releases this year, There’s Someone Inside Your House turns the 2017 novel of the same name into a slasher movie, set in a small town in Nebraska. We have had five decades of slashers by now, but this one contains a neat weird twist—the killer wears lifelike masks of his victims while they kill them.
8. Step Brothers
Step Brothers has become such a comedy classic that it is hard to believe that it was met pretty negatively by critics when it was first released. However, subsequent viewers discovering the movie on services like Netflix have been charmed by its very weird world ever since.
Promo image for “Night Teeth.” The vampire movie was released by Netflix this October.
7. Night Teeth
Another big pre-Halloween Netflix original release, Night Teeth tells the story of the chauffeur who gets drawn into a vampire war after picking up two women he does not realize are vamps. Most exciting for horror fans, however, was the return of Megan Fox to the genre as her first horror movie Jennifer’s Body grows a bigger cult year after year.
6. The DUFF
As Mae Whitman’s TV show Good Girls remains a big hit for Netflix across the world, the algorithm has drawn plenty of people to her biggest movie, 2010 team comedy The DUFF, in which she discovers her character is the “Designated Ugly Fat Friend.”
5. The Forgotten Battle
Just when you thought there was not possibly another second of World War II that no one has made a film about, along comes The Forgotten Battle. The movie, starring one-time Draco Malfoy Tom Felton, tells the stories of a British glider pilot, a Dutch Nazi and a Dutch resistance fighter.
The cast of “Going in Style.” The film is one of October’s most watched according to Netflix’s own top 10 charts.
4. Going in Style
In the same month that Michael Caine announced he was retiring from acting (only later to retract his comments), his 2017 movie Going in Style started heading up the Netflix charts. A minor box office hit when it was
Young Leo. Top of the world. Drawing her like one of his French girls. Jack definitely being able to fit on the door. The old lady throwing it into the ocean at the end. So many moments of Titanic are burned into the cultural memory that it is amazing anyone needs to watch it ever again. And yet despite its three-hour length, Netflix subscribers are clearly taking some return trips on the Titanic.
2. The Guilty
Jake Gyllenhaal is quickly becoming one of Netflix’s standard stable of actors. The Donnie Darko star is not at Vanessa Hudgens levels, but this is his third movie for the streamer after Okja and Velvet Buzzsaw. In this remake of a Danish film, the actor plays a 911 call center operator who answers a call from a girl being abducted.
Promo image for “My Little Pony: A New Generation.” The movie was October’s most watched Netflix movie.
1. My Little Pony: A New Generation
The star power of Jake Gyllenhaal, however, was not enough to topple Sunny Starscout, Izzy Moonbow and the rest of the Little Ponies. In the fifth reboot of the Hasbro toy franchise, Vanessa Hudgens takes a break from Christmas films on Netflix, playing a pony trying to topple institutional prejudice against unicorns…no really, that is the plot of this film.