The Rundown Of October’s Releases

Close the curtains and ignore the trick or treaters and enjoy this month’s releases…

Killers Of The Flower Moon
In cinemas 20 October

Martin Scorsese is finally back on the big screen. Based on a book with the same name and on a true story, Killers Of The Flower Moon follows a conspiracy behind several murders of the Osage on their land, as well as the birth of the FBI. With Scorsese’s usual calibre of excellent cast, including De Niro, Lily Gladstone, and Leo DiCaprio, and after the terrific The Irishman’s release only on Netflix, we can’t wait for more Scorsese at the cinema.

The Exorcist: Believer
In cinemas 6 October

A direct sequel to 1973’s The Exorcist but what is also the sixth instalment in the franchise? Sign us up. What was once thought of as a reboot has become Believer, a story of parents struggling with their children that the devil himself seemingly possesses. Their solution, talk to Chris MacNeil of The Exorcist fame. It is undoubtedly going to be a silly and excellent cinema experience this Halloween time.

The Great Escaper
In cinemas 6 October

Based on the true story of a World War 2 veteran, Michael Caine plays veteran Bernard Jordan, a man who would stop at nothing to attend France’s 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings. It looks like a heartwarming and inspiring story of what human sacrifice really led to during the war. However, it’s bizarrely not the only film releasing soon depicting Bernard’s story, with The Last Rifleman also supposedly releasing this year with Pierce Brosnan as Bernard. What a world we live in…

In cinemas 13 October

Adam Deacon returns with a spiritual successor to 2011’s Anuvahood, with another film that parodies the UK urban scene. It follows Riko and Kane and their difficulties in paying back a £15,000 debt they owe, all whilst involving the weirdest cast members from the likes of Jennifer Saunders to Jeremy Corbyn. We’re hoping Sumotherhood follows Anuvahood in deciding what sweet is a ‘badman sweet’ so we’ll look incredibly cool to everyone who knows.

In cinemas 20 October

There are few people currently who we’d think of as up-and-coming Hollywood megastars, but after their excellent performances in Aftersun and Ladybird respectively, Paul Mescal and Saoirse Ronan are what’s going to bring people to Foe. Based on a book of the same name, Foe follows the young couple’s life on a farm handed down through generations, before a mysterious stranger throws quite the spanner in the works for them.

Five Nights At Freddy’s
In cinemas 25 October

After the phenomenal success of recent video game adaptations to the big screen, the biggest horror game ever made was guaranteed to come eventually. Releasing at a perfect time, with Matthew Lillard and Josh Hutcherson as the leads, and having props worked on by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop, all the ingredients are there for a surefire Halloween hit. Hopefully, it keeps the ever-growing FNAF fans at ease.

In cinemas 20 October and on Netflix 3 November

Directed by Free Solo’s Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin, Nyad depicts the true story of Diana Nyad, the first person to ever swim from Cuba to Florida without the use of a shark cage to protect you from, well, sharks. Starring Annette Bening as Diana, alongside Jodie Foster and Rhys Ifans, we’re very excited to see Diana Nyad’s story depicted this way, and to see a more grounded take on sharks after the experience that was Meg 2: The Trench.

Lessons In Chemistry
On Apple+ from 13 October

Starring Brie Larson in a non-franchise and non-advertisement role, Lessons In Chemistry is a book-to-screen adaptation covering Larson’s character, Elizabeth Zott, and their challenges in the patriarchal 1950s society. Whilst not based on a true story and instead inspired by the book’s author, Bonnie Garmus, and her own challenges in society, the series lets Brie Larson flex her acting abilities to the fullest.

On Paramount+ from 13 October

Frasier is back, why? Excellent question that we’ll have to wait until 13 October to discover the answer. It’s one of a litany of recent revivals of loved TV shows, such as That ‘90s Show, but this continues to star Kelsey Grammar who made his name in the original. The trailer looks, let’s face it, terrible with Nicholas Lyndhurst having to be the weirdest casting ever….

Hellboy: Web Of Wyrd
Releases on PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, and PC 4 October

In what is sadly one of Lance Reddick’s final roles portraying Hellboy himself, Web Of Wyrd’s art style follows that of the graphic novels and looks all the better for it. An original Hellboy story with Mike Mignola’s involvement, a gorgeous art style, incredible voice acting, and a giant red fist and even giant-er guns, what’s not to like? 

Assassin’s Creed: Mirage
Releases on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC 5 October

Assassin’s Creed has had a turbulent response from the public, with some people loving the old-school Ezio-led games and others preferring the more RPG aspects of Valhalla and Odyssey. Ubisoft recognised this and is planning on releasing multiple AC games to cater for both groups of fans, with Mirage being one for the former. Set in medieval Baghdad, you play as Basim, introduced in Valhalla, it’s a much smaller-scale game but promises that older more satisfying gameplay throughout. Requiescat in pace to any productivity we had planned for early October.

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
Releases on PlayStation 5 on 20 October

The first Spider-Man game for the PlayStation 4 revolutionised what people thought possible on an older machine. Insomniac pushed the 4 to its limits, and it looks to be doing the same with the sequel. Having even more of New York to explore with Queens and Brooklyn introduced to the map, seamless swapping of your Spider-Man between Peter Parker and Miles Morales, and Spidey’s usual cast of both friendly and less-friendly characters, Spider-Man 2 looks to be a real dampener on any career progression/sleep routines.

Alan Wake II
Releases on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC 27 October

Remedy are the masters of atmosphere in games, and Alan Wake II looks to continue this legacy. A sequel to the acclaimed Alan Wake from 2010, it boasts some of the best visuals on the market, an incredible soundtrack, and a story that’ll keep people guessing and uncovering clues for years to come. What’s interesting about Alan Wake II is having two playable characters, Alan Wake the writer himself and the FBI Agent hunting him – Saga Anderson. We cannot wait to ignore trick-or-treaters while playing this instead.