Coming in October, the third season of Netflix‘s fan-favorite collection The Movies That Made Us will heart on plenty of staples of the horror style, with a few notable ’80s motion pictures thrown in for many who aren’t into the blood and gore. The upcoming season will delve into 4 separate horror franchises — three totally different slashers and the world of James Cameron’s Alien — along with Eddie Murphy’s Coming to America and Paul Verhoeven’s RoboCop. Christmas motion pictures will even get a bit bit of affection, with each Elf and The Nightmare Earlier than Christmas getting a deep dive.
Based on What’s On Netflix, the third season of The Films That Made Us will embody protection of Aliens, A Nightmare on Elm Avenue, Coming to America, Elf, Friday the thirteenth, Halloween, The Nightmare Earlier than Christmas, and RoboCop. Most of these motion pictures had been launched within the Eighties, though Halloween got here in 1978, The Nightmare Earlier than Christmas in 1993, and Elf in 2003.
Elf and The Nightmare Earlier than Christmas had been already coated within the 2020 particular The Vacation Films That Made Us. It is not immediatley clear whether or not that collection can be merged into the present present, or whether or not it is going to proceed to be listed individually. It would not appear completely implausible to go the opposite means, and make the horror film episodes a part of a Halloween particular for Vacation Films, leaving the core present to deal with Coming To America, RoboCop, and Alien, though that would go away the core present feeling considerably anemic. One other risk is that the slasher motion pictures — Halloween, Friday the thirteenth, and A Nightmare on Elm Avenue — might be mixed into one episode.
For a deep dive into the Halloween franchise, may we suggest Taking Form: Growing Halloween from Script to Scream and Taking Form II: The Misplaced Halloween Sequels, each from authors Dustin McNeil and Travis Mullins? McNeil additionally authored Slash of the Titans, a guide that appears on the lengthy improvement of Freddy Vs. Jason.
Assuming the itemizing info on What’s On Netflix is correct, this may be a considerably longer season than the four-episode outings Netflix did in 2019 and 2020. It will even have a broader scope than is common for the present, since each episode to date has been a few film from the ’80s or ’90s. With the addition of Halloween and Elf, The Films That Made Us will now return so far as 1978 and as much as as not too long ago as 2003.
The third season of The Films That Made Us is about to debut on Netflix on October 12.