While “Dahmer” is just becoming a mega hit, the next series about the same killer is already in the starting blocks. As if the true-crime documentary “Jeffrey Dahmer: Self-portrait of a Serial Killer” wasn’t scary enough, Netflix is also adding a few horror titles for the Halloween season, such as the Stephen King adaptation “Mr. Harrigan’s Phone, starring IT star Jaeden Martell; and Midnight Goosebumps, the new series from horror genius Mike Flanagan (Haunted Hill House). But there is also a highlight for comedy fans. We have summarized the most interesting films and series of the next seven days in our practical weekly overview.
As is so often the case, Monday will be a lull for the time being, unless you have children in the house who are looking forward to the fourth season “Chips and Potatoes” be happy. Childless people prefer to use the holiday to catch up on existing Netflix highlights.
We’ve looked through all our sources but couldn’t find a single title that launches on Tuesday. Therefore we refer again to the above link. But we also have a recommendation for action fans:
The Netflix week really starts on Wednesday: With “Mr Harrigan’s Phone“ Is there a new Stephen King film? This is initially about the friendship of the young Craig (Jaeden Martell) and the eponymous old man (Donald Sutherland), who dies one day and then takes up contact with Craig over the phone.
A real horror story also awaits you “13 in the Trap: How We Survived in a Cave in Thailand”. In the documentary, members of the Thai soccer team who were trapped in a cave in 2018 tell of their struggle to survive and the rescue effort that went around the world.
“Nepal in shock: The consequences of the quake on Mount Everest” is about a disastrous earthquake that shook Nepal in 2015. Unfortunately, unlike the Thai cave accident, things didn’t end lightly. Almost 8,800 people lost their lives. 25 survivors report on the catastrophe.
On Friday there will be a good replenishment for all fans of the dark and macabre. It will probably generate the most attention “Jeffrey Dahmer: Self-Portrait of a Serial Killer“, a documentary consisting mostly of interviews with the killer. True crime fans are already familiar with the format from Ted Bundy and John Wayne Gacy, who were also featured in Netflix’s “Self-Portrait of a Serial Killer.”
Also starts on Friday “Old people‘ that transforms an old people’s home into a horror setting. In the DashFUN review you can read why the film ultimately disappoints despite the strong basic idea. But we are all the more looking forward to it “Goosebumps at midnight“. We haven’t had a look at it yet, but since it’s a new series from Mike Flanagan, we could expect a real highlight here. After all, his previous horror series “Haunted Hill House”, “Haunted Bly Manor” and “Midnight Mass” were all well worth seeing.
On the other hand, those who prefer cheerful entertainment will also get more on Friday. The comedy series “Derry Girls” goes into the final third season and why this is the funniest series in recent years, DashFUN editor Julius Vietzen tells you in his Netflix tip:
On Saturday there will be significantly fewer new products. The only title that caught our attention is “Little Woman”. However, this is not the Greta Gerwig masterpiece from 2020 or one of the numerous other US film adaptations of the legendary novel by Louisa May Alcott, but a Korean adaptation, which is only very loosely based on the famous template in which Moderne takes place and is about three penniless sisters who take on the richest family in the country.
On Sunday there are again no restarts to report. You can take the opportunity to work through your watch list, or you can browse our Netflix overview page, where we have listed the best films currently available on Netflix, among other things: