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A ‘Spooky’ Fall Slate Led by Guillermo del Toro Anthology Set at Netflix

The streamer's Chills & Thrills lineup features new animated and VFX-heavy series and movies to get viewers ready for Halloween; ‘Dead End: Paranormal Park’ Season 2 returns along with the Oscar-winning ‘The Shape of Water’ director’s ‘Cabinet of Curiosities,’ a collection of genre-defining stories challenging traditional notions of horror.

Netflix has announced their special Halloween programming slate, promising equal parts chills and thrills with a lineup of animation and VFX-heavy shows with hair-raising, door-locking, keep-the-lights-on treats to get viewers in the spooky mood this Fall.

Check out some of the trick-or-treat shows:

Coming September 30

Phantom Pups

When Freddie and his family move into an old spooky house, he discovers a pack of phantom puppies. Along with his new friend and sister, they discover how to help the pups become real again while learning the true gift of friendship. OMG – who can resist phantom puppies!

The series is created and executive produced by Anna McRoberts, with Robert Vince also serving as executive producers. Tyler Vince is co-executive producer.

The voice cast includes 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.

Coming October 13

Dead End: Paranormal Park Season 2

In the new season, Barney, Norma, and friends are now the park's official demon cleanup crew. But are they ready to take a break and just be normal teens? Follow their delightfully supernatural adventures with a slew of strange new creatures, from angels to evil twins to deranged dolls.

Hamish Steele serves as executive producer alongside series creator/showrunner Matt Fernandes. The show is based on Steele’s horror-comedy graphic novels “DeadEndia” and web short Dead End, Dead End.

Coming October 14

The Curse of Bridge Hollow

A father (Marlon Wayans) and his teenage daughter (Priah Ferguson) are forced to team up and save their town after an ancient and mischievous spirit causes Halloween decorations to come to life and wreak havoc.

Jeff Wadlow directs the movie with the story and screenplay by Todd Berger and Robert Rugan. The producers are Marlon Wayans, p.g.a., Rick Alvarez, p.g.a., and Nathan Reimann, p.g.a.

The cast features Marlon Wayans; Priah Ferguson; Kelly Rowland; Rob Riggle; John Michael Higgins; Nia Vardalos; Lauren Lapkus; Holly J. Barrett; Myles Vincent Perez; Abi Monterey; and Helen Slayton-Hughes.

Coming October 19

The School for Good and Evil

Best friends Sophie and Agatha find themselves on opposing sides of an epic battle when they’re swept away into an enchanted school where aspiring heroes and villains train to protect the balance between Good and Evil. Based on the epic international best-selling series The School For Good And Evil by Soman Chainani.

Directed by Paul Feig, the screenplay is by Feig and David Magee. The movie is produced by Joe Roth; Jeffrey Kirschenbaum; Jane Startz; Feig; Laura Fischer, with Stephen Jones; Zack Roth; Chris Castaldi; Chainani; and Patricia Riggen serving as executive producers.

The cast features Charlize Theron; Kerry Washington; Laurence Fishburne; Michelle Yeoh; Sofia Wylie; Sophia Anne Caruso; Jamie Flatters; Kit Young; Patti LuPone; Rachel Bloom; Peter Serafinowicz; Rob Delaney; Mark Heap; and the voice of Cate Blanchett as “The Storian.”

Erik Nordby serves as the production VFX supervisor, with Rich Yeomans serving as production VFX producer. VFX is being handled by DNEG, Dupe VFX, Framestore, Image Engine, NetFX, and One of Us.

Coming October 25

Guillermo Del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities

In Cabinet of Curiosities, the Academy Award-winning filmmaker and creator, executive producer, and co-showrunner Guillermo del Toro has curated 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 cast includes Rupert Grint; Tim Blake Nelson; David Hewlett; Ben Barnes; Crispin Glover; F. Murray Abraham; Glynn Turman; Essie Davis; Andrew Lincoln; Kate Micucci; Martin Starr; Peter Weller; Eric André; Sofia Boutella; and Charlyne Yi.

Eric Robinson serves as the production VFX supervisor. VFX studios include Herne Hill Media and MARZ.

Coming October 27

Daniel Spellbound

In modern-day New York City, magic is real - it's just hidden from the public. But Daniel Spellbound knows just where to find it. Making his living "tracking" hard-to-find magical objects, Daniel catches the wrong people's attention when he discovers a rare artifact, and suddenly the fate of the magical world hangs in the balance.

Matt Fernandes is creator/showrunner/executive producer alongside Arthur Spanos; Tammy Semen; Ivan Schneeberg; David Fortier; Jon Rutherford; and Chapman Maddox. The executive story editor is Merrill Hagan

Coming October 28

Wendell & Wild

The film tells the story of 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. The animated fantasy defies the law of life and death, all told through the handmade artistry of stop-motion.

Directed by Henry Selick and written by Selick and Jordan Peele. Selick and Peel produce alongside Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Win Rosenfeld. Lindsay Williams, Eddie Gamarra, Kamil Oshundara, and Ian Cooper serve as executive producers.

The voice cast includes Keegan-Michael Key; Peele; Lyric Ross; Angela Bassett; James Hong; Tamara Smart; Natalie Martinez; Tantoo Cardinal; Igal Naor; Gary Gatewood; Gabrielle D.ennis; David Harewood; Maxine Peake; Ramona Young; Sam Zelaya; Seema Virdi; and Ving Rhames.

Coming December 1


Deep inside the mountain of Dovre, something gigantic awakens after being trapped for a thousand years. Destroying everything in its path, the creature is fast approaches the capital of Norway. But how do you stop something you thought only existed in Norwegian folklore?

Directed by Roar Uthaug and written by Espen Aukan with producers Espen Horn and Kristian Strand Sinkerud at Motion Blur.

The cast features Marie Wilmann, Kim Falck, Mads Sjøgård Pettersen, and Gard Eidsvold.

Coming this Fall:


In the series, a sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery chronicles Wednesday Addams’ years as a student at Nevermore Academy. Her attempts to master her emerging psychic ability thwart a monstrous killing spree that has terrorized the local town. She is left to solve the supernatural mystery that embroiled her parents 25 years ago while navigating her new and very tangled relationships at Nevermore.

The series is directed by and executive produced by Tim Burton with executive producers are Al Gough and Miles Millar; Steve Stark; Andrew Mittman for 1.21; Kevin Miserocchi; Kayla Alpert; Jonathan Glickman for Glickmania; and Gail Berman under the MGM Television banner.

The cast features Catherine Zeta-Jones; Luis Guzmán; Isaac Ordonez; Jenna Ortega; Gwendoline Christie; Jamie McShane; Percy Hynes White; Hunter Doohan; Emma Myers; Joy Sunday; Naomi J Ogawa; Moosa Mostafa; Georgie Farmer; Riki Lindhome; with Christina Ricci.

The series’ VFX is by being produced by FOLKS; Ghost VFX; MARZ; MELS; MPC Episodic; NetFX; Rocket Science VFX; Stereo D; and Take 5. The production VFX supervisor is Tom Turnbull and the production VFX producer is Kent Johnson.

Source: Netflix

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