One of Netflix’s top creators is working on a new title coming to the streamer next week, right after its series DAHMER: Monster – The Jeffrey Dahmer Story posting some pretty crazy global viewership numbers. Come on wednesday october 5is a new Netflix release from Ryan Murphy, one of the producers (along with Jason Blum) behind the streamer’s adaptation of the Stephen King horror story Mr. Harrigan’s phone.
This film from the master of the horror genre joins a Netflix release that will also include a few new reality TV seasons, at least one comedy special, new documentaries and more in the coming days. We’ll take a closer look at all of this in our latest weekly rundown below.
Mr. Harrigan’s phone
Here’s what you need to know first: Mr. Harrigan’s phone (which received a limited theatrical run from September 28):
According to Netflix’s logline, “A young boy (Jaeden Martell) befriends an elderly, reclusive billionaire (Donald Sutherland) and finds that he can communicate with him from beyond the grave via the iPhone that was buried with him when he died.”
The film is based on a short story by Stephen King of the same name, published in his 2020 story collection titled When it bleeds. The film is directed and written by John Lee Hancock and produced by Ryan Murphy, Jason Blum and Carla Hacken.
In a tweetKing told his followers in August that the “nearly finished” version of the film he had seen is “no less than brilliant”.
Entergalactic + more Netflix releases to check out
Meanwhile, one of the most special of the recent Netflix releases we’ve reviewed here – which actually started streaming today — is Kid Cudi .’s new animation special Entergalactica visual addition to his new album of the same name.
I took a closer look at this truly delicious special in a separate piece here, but to cut a long story short, this 90-minute special exudes charm and good vibes — and is also built around one of the oldest stories in the book. (one that people, but never seem to tire of). Boy meets girl. This boy falls head over heels and must figure out how to balance the demands of his heart as he pursues his artistic dreams.
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As for what else will hit the streaming giant in the coming days, subscribers looking for something other than new movies and TV dramas can also enjoy new seasons of reality TV, documentary releases and more.
Floor is Lava (Season 3): Come on – you know you all held your breath, waiting for it to return. It’s okay to admit it. In all seriousness, Netflix reality shows don’t get much more mind-numbingly banal than this one. The floor is lava. Participants, don’t step on it. Navigate the room around it and you win. Publication date: Stream now.
Hasan Minhaj: The King’s Jester: Comedian Hasan Minhaj is back with his second Netflix stand-up comedy special, filmed at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. In this performance he shares his thoughts on fertility, fatherhood and freedom of expression. Release date: October 4.
Success: Another in Netflix’s long, long list of reality shows returns next week, in the form of It’s nailed Season #7. According to Netflix, “The Emmy-nominated series is back with a season of tricks and treats as we celebrate Halloween. With spooky surprises from some of Netflix’s favorite shows – Umbrella Academy, Cobra Kaiand The Witcherthe desserts are intentionally scary this time!” Release date: October 5.
Two more new Netflix releases are coming
The final few titles for our latest list of new Netflix releases include harrowing man-versus-nature stories about overcoming the surrounding elements to survive.
In Aftershock: Everest and the Nepal earthquake (a miniseries coming october 6), survivors share their first-hand stories that also accompany shocking images of the deadly 2015 earthquake that rocked the South Asian country of Nepal.
Which finally brings us to the Netflix documentary film The Trapped 13: How we survived the Thai cavewhich is about to debut on October 5.
“The world was fascinated in the summer of 2018,” explains Netflix, “when 13 members of a junior football team in northern Thailand became trapped in a flooded cave complex. They were held for 17 days, were eventually sedated and released in a dramatic international rescue operation involving more than 90 divers, the documentary tells the story solely from the point of view of the boys and their coach.”
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