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The Best Things Coming to Prime Video in October

Load up on a Tommy Lee Jones–Jamie Foxx courtroom drama, scary specials and movies, and free shows even if you don’t subscribe!

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(Left to right) Tommy Lee Jones and Jamie Foxx star in "The Burial."
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October at Amazon centers on more than just the online retailer’s Prime Day sales. The company’s streaming service is unveiling a host of Halloween-themed content this month, from a comedic time-travel horror movie to a reality show in which celebrities compete not to get scared. Plus, Tommy Lee Jones and Jamie Foxx team up to challenge a giant corporation in a fact-based legal drama, while Bosch is back on Amazon’s ad-supported Freevee service. Don’t miss these 10 top things to watch this month on Prime Video.

Coming Oct. 3

Make Me Scream

The Cosby Show alum Tempestt Bledsoe, 50, and her real-life partner Darryl M. Bell (A Different World), 60, host this Halloween special in which three celebrity teams (including Jaleel “Urkel” White and rapper Lil Xan) compete in Halloween-themed challenges for the sought-after Medal of Mayhem. The goal? Enter a series of interactive haunted-house settings, with corpses springing to life and masked ghouls leaping out of dark corners, and try not to scream.

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Coming Oct. 6

Desperately Seeking Soulmate: Escaping Twin Flames Universe

How far would you go for true love? In this three-part docuseries, journalist Alice Hines explores the boundary-busting world of Twin Flames Universe, a bizarro dating operation run by two self-proclaimed love gurus who also oversee a religion, Church of Union, and have been accused of cultlike behavior.

Totally Killer (2023)

Back to the Future meets Friday the 13th! Kiernan Shipka (Mad Men) plays a modern teenager who’s magically transported back to 1987, where she meets the high school version of her own mom and tries to stop a serial killer who slayed her mom’s three besties. If that’s not scary enough, the characters all seem to be wearing horrific color-blocked duds in day-glo colors.

Coming Oct. 11

Awareness (2023)

This high-gloss Spanish-language thriller centers on a teenager with supernatural powers to generate visual illusions on unsuspecting people around him. At first, he and his dad use his abilities to pull off small scams — but then he encounters powerful forces who want to exploit him (and what’s in his blood) for their own ends.



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Coming Oct. 12

In My Mother’s Skin (2023)

A 14-year-old girl, wandering in the woods outside her Philippines home at the end of World War II, meets a fairy who offers a magical cure for her ailing mother. But as in all fairy tales, the remedy comes at a price — and it’s a rather gruesome one that recalls Guillermo del Toro’s 2006 horror classic Pan’s Labyrinth.

Coming Oct. 13

The Burial (2023)

Part buddy comedy, part courtroom drama and part inspirational based-on-a-true-story, this movie follows a dour funeral home owner (Tommy Lee Jones, 77) who hires a slick, telegenic lawyer (Jamie Foxx, 55) to sue a giant half-billion-dollar corporation over a handshake deal gone wrong.

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Everybody Loves Diamonds (Season 1)

A team of small-time Italian crooks concocts an elaborate plan to steal millions of dollars of jewels from the Antwerp World Diamond Centre in this comedic heist series, based on a real-life crime that made headlines worldwide in 2003.

Coming Oct. 20

Bosch: Legacy (Season 2)

Harry Bosch (Titus Welliver, 61), a retired homicide detective now working as a P.I., reteams with attorney Honey “Money” Chandler (Mimi Rogers, 67) to track down a masked bad guy who’s kidnapped his rookie-cop daughter. The deadly cat-and-mouse game plays out over 10 gripping episodes on Amazon’s ad-supported Freevee service.

Silver Dollar Road (2023)

Since the days of slavery, the Reels family had settled in a swampy stretch of the North Carolina coast. But by the 1970s, white developers staked a claim to develop the now-valuable property — sparking a prolonged legal battle that led to three family members getting lengthy prison sentences for civil contempt. This thoughtful and infuriating documentary from Oscar nominee Raoul Peck, 70, is based on a 2019 New Yorker/ProPublica story and explores the history of racist real estate laws, how the courts can turn a blind eye to injustice against Blacks and the ways in which people can feel bound to a particular place they call home.

Upload (Season 3)

Over two fanciful seasons, this dramedy set in the near future has imagined a world in which the wealthy can be “uploaded” to a virtual reality afterlife with all the amenities of Club Med. Now our hero (Robbie Amell), back in the land of the living after being prematurely uploaded, is on the hunt for answers about the shady corporation behind the technology and his even shadier ex-girlfriend.

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