October brings another batch of excellent releases to the table. Fans of the horror genre will surely revel in our more sinister picks, but those looking for something else, such as a superhero flick, or a political thriller involving elements of mystery and comedy, will also have something to look forward to.
Amsterdam (7 October)
Amsterdam, a mystery comedy thriller movie is set to hit the theaters on 7 October. The plot revolves around the Business Plot, which was political conspiracy in the 1930s in the United States to overthrow President Franklin D. Roosevelt and install a fascist dictator. The film follows three friends – a doctor, a nurse, and a lawyer, who are caught up in the mysterious murder of a U.S. senator. The all-star cast includes the likes of Christian Bale, Margot Robbie, and John David Washington, with appearances by Robert De Niro, Taylor Swift, and Rami Malek. Directed, written, and produced by David O. Russell, with a budget reportedly exceeding USD 80 million, the film is a must-watch for the lovers of political intrigue who do not mind cracking a laugh or two during watching.
Halloween Ends (14 October)
As the so-called “spooky season” approaches, it is well worth looking into the thematic flicks released in October. “Halloween Ends”, directed by David Gordon Green, is a slasher film serving as a sequel to 2021’s highly successful “Halloween Kills”, following Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode, a survivor of Michael Myers‘ 1978 killing spree, suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and alcoholism, and Allyson Nelson (Andi Matichak), her granddaughter, who went head to head with the killer in the previous movie. James Jude Courtner and Nick Castle will act as Myers / The Shape, a masked figure who will return to go on a rampage for another time after 1978 and 2018.
Black Adam (21 October)
Coming straight from the DC universe, directed by Jaume Collet-Serra and starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in the title role, “Black Adam” is scheduled to be released on October 21. The film, which is a spin-off from the popular “Shazam!”, will see Black Adam, an antihero from the ancient city of Kahndaq unleashed into modern times after almost 5,000 years of imprisonment. While his bruteness attracts the attention of the Justice Society of America, trying to stop him, he will soon learn that he will need to grow into the role of a hero rather than a villain in order to stop a force even more powerful than Black Adam himself.
Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities (25 October, Netflix)
Another addition to October’s dark offerings, Guillermo del Toro‘s “Cabinet of Curiosities” is set to be released on 25 October via Netflix. The series will feature eight unique horror stories challenging the classical horror genre. The storylines of two of the eight episodes are original works by del Toro himself, who will also introduce every single episode. The directors of “The Babadook”, “Splice”, “Mandy” and more will make sure that every single sinister addition to the series will thrill the viewers in a unique way.
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