Oh geez, this is going to be a tough one. Some months this series is easier, some months… some months in can be like fishing in a water treatment plant. I wish I could reuse ‘It’ from last month, because that is the movie to watch. I do not want to resort to choosing the My Little Pony Movie that will drop in the early weeks of October. There is one stand out film this month that will get me out to the theatres, and has a legitimate chance at bumping ‘013’s Gravity out of top spot for highest grossing October releases. That is about it though. Might as well get started though…
Happy Death Day
This is the only of this months many horror films to be released on Friday the 13th. It doesn’t look half bad. A take on the classic Groundhog Day scenario, but with a horror twist. I chose this film over more high profile films like The Foreigner, and Geo Storm a) because they look like terrible repeats of movies we get every year. b) It’s just this time of year, October should be dedicated to the creepy, ugly, and scary.
Amityville: The Awakening
Yet another spin around the Amityville horror series. These films can be hit or miss, and I count this as the 18th film in the series. Why have they not torn this house down yet? Featuring a cast headed by Bella Thorne, who I did not realize was an actress. I thought she was just famous like Paris Hilton is famous… I guess Hilton did a horror movie too… Anyways, this Amityville addition looks like another classic pop-out, shock horror.
Directed by George Clooney this film looks like a twisted thrill ride. Matt Damon is built for roles like these and it’s exciting to see him teamed up with Clooney again. The addition of Julianne Moore to the cast is pure bonus. And, Poe Dameron, I mean come on, what else do you need?
Basically this is Saw 8 in a whole new package. The franchise that took us by storm in 2004, and then proceeded to wear us out with 6 more films released annually, is back from it’s hiatus. The question is, is John Kramer, the Jigsaw Killer also back? That would be a strange turn of events, and I am not sure they could, or should, pull it off. However, there is one certainty, these movies can be damn creepy.
Blade Runner 2049
Finally, and I mean finally, Blade Runner gets its deserved sequel. One of the most creative science fiction films ever made has been awaiting this return for 35 years. Harrison Ford, who has become as infamous for reprising roles as he was for starring in them, is back as Deckard. I don’t know what else to say, now is a good time to re-watch the original Blade Runner, and head into this one with a plan to expect the unexpected.
Thanks booknerds, also be sure to fit in as many of your favourite scary movies as you can this month.