Netflix today announced the streaming service’s annual “Netflix and Chills” lineup. As part of the announcement, they debuted the Wendell & Wild teaser trailer and new key art for Conversations with a Killer: The Jeffrey Dahmer Tapes.
Whether it’s a call from beyond the grave or coming from inside the house, Netflix has all the hair-raising, door-locking, keep-the-lights-on treats to get you in the spooky season mood.
Read on for the “Netflix and Chills” schedule and click on the titles to learn more about the select projects.
NETFLIX AND CHILLS 2022 SCHEDULE
END OF THE ROAD (Film – September 9)
DIRECTOR: Millicent Shelton
WRITERS: Christopher J. Moore and David Loughery
PRODUCERS: Tracey E. Edmonds, Mark Burg, Brad Kaplan
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Queen Latifah, Shakim Compere, Ben Pugh, Erica Steinberg, Daniel Jason Heffner
LOGLINE: In this high-octane action thriller, a cross-country road trip becomes a highway to hell for Brenda and her family. Alone in the New Mexico desert, they have to fight for their lives when they become the targets of a mysterious killer.
CAST: Queen Latifah, Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges, Beau Bridges, Mychala Faith Lee, Shaun Dixon, Frances Lee McCain
LOU (Film – September 23)
DIRECTOR: Anna Foerster
SCREENPLAY BY: Maggie Cohn and Jack Stanley
PRODUCERS: J.J. Abrams, Jon Cohen, Hannah Minghella
LOGLINE: A storm rages. A young girl is kidnapped. Her mother (Jurnee Smollett) teams up with the mysterious woman next door (Allison Janney) to pursue the kidnapper – a journey that tests their limits and exposes shocking secrets from their pasts.
CAST: Allison Janney, Jurnee Smollett, Logan Marshall-Green, Matt Craven, Ridley Asha Bateman
PHANTOM PUPS (Kids Series – September 30)
CREATOR: Anna McRoberts
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Robert Vince, Anna McRoberts
CO-EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Tyler Vince
LOGLINE: 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.
CAST: Jenn Klyne, Thalia Campbell, Evelyn Burke, Eva Brook Baker, Dan Ramos, Kelli Ogmundson, Evan Marsh, Ryan Belleville, Enid-Raye Adams, BJ Harrison, Fred Ewanuick, Kwasi Thomas
LOGLINE: When Craig, a young boy living in a small town (Jaeden Martell) befriends Mr. Harrigan, an older, reclusive billionaire (Donald Sutherland), the two begin to form an unlikely bond over their love of books and reading.
But when Mr. Harrigan sadly passes away, Craig discovers that not everything is dead and gone and strangely finds himself able to communicate with his friend from the grave through the iPhone in this supernatural coming-of-age story that shows that certain connections are never lost.
Based on the short story by Stephen King, Mr. Harrigan’s Phone is directed and written by John Lee Hancock and produced by Ryan Murphy, Jason Blum and Carla Hacken. Joe Tippett, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Cyrus Arnold, Colin O’Brien and more co-star.
THE MIDNIGHT CLUB (Series – October 7)
CAST: Iman Benson, Igby Rigney, Ruth Codd, Annarah Cymone, Chris Sumpter, Adia, Aya Furukawa, Sauriyan Sapkota, Matt Biedel, Samantha Sloyan, with Zach Gilford and Heather Langenkamp
BASED ON THE WORK OF: Christopher Pike
SERIES CREATED BY: Mike Flanagan and Leah Fong
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Mike Flanagan, Trevor Macy, Leah Fong, Julia Bicknell, Christopher Pike
LOGLINE: At a hospice with a mysterious history, the eight members of the Midnight Club meet each night at midnight to tell sinister stories – and to look for signs of the supernatural from the beyond.
Based on the beloved Christopher Pike book series, and brought to life by the creators of The Haunting of Hill House. A new horror series from Mike Flanagan and Trevor Macy’s Intrepid Pictures (The Haunting of Hill House, Midnight Mass) and Leah Fong, based on the creative work of bestselling author Christopher Pike.
CONVERSATIONS WITH A KILLER: THE JEFFREY DAHMER TAPES (Doc Series – October 7)
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Joe Berlinger, Catharine Park, Jon Doran, Jen Isaacson, Jon Kamen, Rusty Lemorande, Josh Modell, Jamie Fleischel, Matthew Helderman, Luke Taylor
DIRECTOR: Joe Berlinger
BACKGROUND: This three-part documentary series explores the warped mind of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer through newly-unearthed recorded interviews with his legal team, revealing the ways that race, sexuality, class and policing allowed him to prey upon Milwaukee’s marginalized communities.
UNSOLVED MYSTERIES VOLUME 3 (Doc Series – Weekly Oct. 18, 25 and Nov. 1)
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Terry Dunn Meurer for Cosgrove/Meurer Productions; Shawn Levy and Josh Barry for 21 Laps Entertainment
LOGLINE: The iconic and gripping series returns with a three-week event featuring more unexplained deaths, baffling disappearances, and bizarre paranormal activity. Unsolved Mysteries Vol 3 is from the creators of the original docuseries, Cosgrove/Meurer Productions, and 21 Laps Entertainment, the producers of Stranger Things.
DEAD END: PARANORMAL PARK SEASON 2 (Kids Animated Series – October 13)
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Hamish Steele
LOGLINE: In Season 2, 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.
Based on Hamish Steele’s horror-comedy graphic novels DeadEndia and web short Dead End, Dead End: Paranormal Park follows the adventures of Barney, Norma and magical-talking-dog Pugsley, as they balance their summer jobs at the local theme park haunted house while battling the totally real supernatural forces that dwell within it.
Together with their guide to the underworld multiplane, a sardonic thousand-year-old demon named Courtney, they’ll face zombie mascots, demonic game show hosts, sleep-sucking witches and the scariest thing of all: their first crushes!
THE CURSE OF BRIDGE HOLLOW (Film – October 14)
DIRECTOR: Jeff Wadlow
SCREENPLAY BY: Todd Berger and Robert Rugan
STORY BY: John R. Morey and Todd Berger
PRODUCERS: Marlon Wayans, p.g.a., Rick Alvarez, p.g.a., Nathan Reimann, p.g.a.
LOGLINE: 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.
CAST: Marlon Wayans, Priah Ferguson, Kelly Rowland, Rob Riggle, John Michael Higgins, Nia Vardalos, Lauren Lapkus, Holly J. Barrett, Myles Vincent Perez, Abi Monterey, Helen Slayton-Hughes
THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL (Film – October 19)
DIRECTOR: Paul Feig
SCREENPLAY BY: David Magee and Paul Feig
BASED ON THE BOOK BY: Soman Chainani
PRODUCERS: Joe Roth, Jeffrey Kirschenbaum, Jane Startz, Paul Feig, Laura Fischer
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Stephen Jones, Zack Roth, Chris Castaldi, Soman Chainani, Patricia Riggen
LOGLINE: 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 are trained 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.
CAST: 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.”
GUILLERMO DEL TORO’S CABINET OF CURIOSITIES (Series – 2 Episodes Per Day Oct. 25 – 28)
CAST: 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, Charlyne Yi
LOGLINE: In CABINET OF CURIOSITIES, acclaimed 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 GOOD NURSE (Film – October 26)
DIRECTOR: Tobias Lindholm
WRITER: Krysty Wilson-Cairns
BASED ON THE BOOK: The Good Nurse: A True Story of Medicine, Madness, and Murder by Charles Graeber
PRODUCERS: Scott Franklin, Darren Aronofsky, Michael A. Jackman
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Ari Handel, Glen Basner, Jonathan Filley, Josh Stern
LOGLINE: Suspicious that her colleague is responsible for a series of mysterious patient deaths, a nurse risks her own life to uncover the truth in this gripping thriller based on true events.
CAST: Jessica Chastain, Eddie Redmayne, Nnamdi Asomugha, Kim Dickens, Malik Yoba, Alix West Lefler, and Noah Emmerich
DANIEL SPELLBOUND (Kids Series – October 27)
CREATOR / SHOWRUNNER: Matt Fernandes
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Matt Fernandes, Arthur Spanos, Tammy Semen, Ivan Schneeberg, David Fortier, Jon Rutherford, Chapman Maddox
EXECUTIVE STORY EDITOR: Merrill Hagan
LOGLINE: 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 attention of the wrong people when he discovers a rare artifact and suddenly the fate of magical world hangs in the balance.
CAST: Alex Barima (Daniel), Chantel Riley (Lucy), Deven Mack (Hoagie)
WENDELL & WILD (Film – October 28)
DIRECTOR: Henry Selick
WRITERS: Henry Selick, Jordan Peele
PRODUCERS: Henry Selick, Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Jordan Peele, Win Rosenfeld
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Lindsay Williams, Eddie Gamarra, Kamil Oshundara, Ian Cooper
SYNOPSIS: From the delightfully wicked minds of Henry Selick and producer Jordan Peele comes Wendell & Wild, an animated tale about 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, an animated fantasy that defies the law of life and death, all told through the handmade artisty of stop motion.
CAST: Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Lyric Ross, Angela Bassett, James Hong, Tamara Smart, Natalie Martinez, Tantoo Cardinal, Igal Naor, Gary Gatewood, Gabrielle Dennis, David Harewood, Maxine Peake, Ramona Young, Sam Zelaya, Seema Virdi, and Ving Rhames
THE BASTARD SON & THE DEVIL HIMSELF (Series – October)
LOGLINE: Sixteen-year-old Nathan (Jay Lycurgo) is the illegitimate son of the world’s most dangerous witch. Fearing he will follow in his father’s footsteps, Nathan is constantly monitored. But as the boundaries between ‘good’ and ‘bad’ fray, Nathan – along with mischievous Annalise and charismatic Gabriel – will soon discover who he truly is.
The Bastard Son & The Devil Himself is a darkly humorous, romantic, roller-coaster ride of a young adult show. It’s a story about the indomitable will to survive and defy the odds. The series is based on the Half Bad trilogy of books written by Sally Green.
CAPTURING THE KILLER NURSE [Documentary] (Film – November 11)
DIRECTOR: Tim Travers Hawkins
PRODUCER: Robin Ockleford
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Henry Singer, Susannah Price, Charles Graeber
LOGLINE: Charlie Cullen was an experienced registered nurse, trusted and beloved by his colleagues at Somerset Medical Center in New Jersey. He was also one of history’s most prolific serial killers, with a body count potentially numbering in the hundreds across multiple medical facilities in the Northeast.
Based on The Good Nurse, the best-selling book written by Charles Graeber – to be dramatized in a upcoming Netflix feature film starring Jessica Chastain and Eddie Redmayne – this documentary uses interviews with the nurses who blew the whistle on their coworker, the detectives who cracked the case, and audio from Cullen himself as it unravels the twisted path to his conviction.
TROLL (Film – December 1)
DIRECTOR: Roar Uthaug
WRITERS: Espen Aukan
PRODUCERS: Espen Horn and Kristian Strand Sinkerud at Motion Blur
SYNOPSIS: 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 approaching the capital of Norway. But how do you stop something you thought only existed in Norwegian folklore?
CAST: Marie Wilmann, Kim Falck, Mads Sjøgård Pettersen, Gard Eidsvold
WEDNESDAY (Series – This Fall)
SHOWRUNNERS / EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS / WRITERS: Alfred Gough & Miles Millar
DIRECTOR / EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Tim Burton
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Steve Stark, Andrew Mittman (1.21 Entertainment), Kevin Miserocchi (Tee and Charles Addams Foundation), Kayla Alpert, Jonathan Glickman (Glickmania), Gail Berman, Tommy Harper, Kevin Lafferty
SYNOPSIS: The series is a sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery charting Wednesday Addams’ years as a student at Nevermore Academy, where she attempts to master her emerging psychic ability, thwart a monstrous killing spree that has terrorized the local town, and solve the murder mystery that embroiled her parents 25 years ago — all while navigating her new and very tangled relationships at Nevermore.
CAST: Jenna Ortega (Wednesday Addams), Gwendoline Christie (Principal Larissa Weems), Jamie McShane (Sheriff Galpin), Percy Hynes White (Xavier Thorpe), Hunter Doohan (Tyler Galpin), Emma Myers (Enid Sinclair), Joy Sunday (Bianca Barclay), Naomi J Ogawa (Yoko Tanaka), Moosa Mostafa (Eugene Ottinger), Georgie Farmer (Ajax Petropolus), Riki Lindhome (Dr. Valerie Kinbott), with Christina Ricci (Marilyn Thornhill)