It’s time to get your Halloween decks out and put on your scariest costume because it’s officially October, the greatest month of the year…sorry Christmas. All the creepiest films are on TV and it’s finally acceptable to binge eat fun sized sweets and listen to the Monster Mash without being judged too hard. So TV should be sorted. Now you may ask, what about the films? Well, only one of my films on this list is a horror and by horror, I mean mild scares as it’s a kids movie. I could put the new ‘Halloween’ (David Gordon Green ) but I’m just not excited to see ANOTHER INSTALMENT OF THIS FRANCHISE. With that in mind, here are my top 3 anticipated movie releases for October.
3) Venom (Ruben Fleischer) Out 5th October UK.
The all-new Marvel antihero film featuring Venom is Sony’s first movie in the Marvel Universe and with that brings a bit of worry from fans. How the film will match the quality of products delivered from Marvel Studios over the past 10 years? However, the first meeting of Venom within Spiderman 3 (Sam Raimi,2007) set the bar pretty low. Therefore, with a character redesign, Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock and his own movie here’s hoping that Venom will get the attention he deserves within the Marvel Universe. As a hardcore Marvel fan, this is going to be a film that I will be watching the day of release.
without a doubt I expect this movie to meet the needs of the fans by creating a character who we will love, even if he isn’t necessarily a traditional hero. I want a great backstory to be explored, dark themes and of course some great fight scenes. Fingers crossed, the film won’t be another Spider-Man 3, even though I highly doubt it could be.
2) Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween ( Ari Sandel) Out 19th October UK.
I know that I put Goosebumps 2 above Venom but any film that will give me a nostalgia trip is sure to make it on my list and nothing screams (literally) childhood to me more than the Goosebumps TV show. The monsters are always quirky and the plot twist is always something stupid that any 90’s kid will be sure to appreciate. Now the torch has been passed to the new generation of children who can experience the horror of Slappy the dummy and The Abominable Snowman from Pasadena. However, this is still a film that we adults can enjoy, even if it is just a cheesy family-friendly horror. I will be booking my tickets the day it’s out to make sure I get to relive my childhood ASAP. I may be in my twenties but I will be damned if I miss some evil sentient gummy bears attempting to kill a group of small children.
1) Bad Times at the El Royale ( Drew Goddard) Out 12th October UK.
This brand new American thriller is a film that recently came to my attention because of its brilliant cast and director ( Drew Goddard, known for directing Cabin in The Woods). This original film featuring 7 strangers who end up in a novelty hotel reminded me of ‘Identity’ (James Mangold, 2003). However, after the release of the trailer, it’s clear that this is going to be one wild movie with enough plot twists to keep you on the edge of your seat. The Bad Times at the El Royale has one of the most unique plots I have seen in a while… well since 2003, something I would expect from the genre and the director. All the characters seem complicated and well designed, the sets and colour scheme looks incredible and the tone seems twisted and nerve wrecking. I look forward to finding out more about the film and what ‘Bad Times’ go down within the rooms of the El Royale Hotel.
What films are you looking forward to this October, let me know in the comments. Also, If you have any films you want me to review, leave a comment!