September is coming to an end and October is creeping up. But that can only mean one thing. No, not that it's finally autumn and the excruciating heat is finally coming to an end. And before you say it, no, it’s not that it’s spooky season, although you’d be right in thinking that - it’s the obvious best time of year; when else can you dress up and eat sweets and carve pumpkins?! Anyways, moving on from my borderline obsession with Halloween…
It means that there’s a whole new list of movies arriving at cinemas near you to enjoy! From horrors to dramas, from comedies to - well, that’s about it really this month, but that’s besides the point! We can promise there are some real hidden gems being shown this month, and that's exactly why we’ve created a list of films we’re most excited about seeing, coming to you this October.
The Lost King:
OK, I might be a little biased about this one, but hear me out! The Lost King is a drama based on a true story, following Phillipa Langley, an amateur historian who sets out to find the remains of King Richard III despite the plain skepticism of everyone around her.
“Why would you be biased?” I hear you say, well, for those who don’t know the story of how or, more relevantly, where King Richard’s body was found - he was discovered underneath a car park in Leicester, which just so happens to be my hometown. How exciting!
I mean… I’m totally watching it because I’m really intelligent and love History and for … no other reason. Wait a minute, am I actually excited to be from Leicester? Something must be wrong.
The Lost King will be arriving at cinemas October 7th.
Yet another film based on a true story, Emily is a biographical drama following the short life of Emily Brontë - an incredible, genius writer known for her most famous book, Wuthering Heights. The film will delve deeper into the relationships that inspired her - whether that be her tight bond with her sisters, Charlotte and Anne, her care for her brother, Branwell, or her forbidden love for a man by the name of Weightman.
Emily herself is played by none other than Emma Mackey so, again, maybe I’m a little bit biased I truly believe this film cannot be bad, I mean, it’s Emma Mackey!
You can watch Emily in cinemas from October 14th.
After 44 years, Halloween (finally) Ends. Yes, you read that correctly, there is ANOTHER Halloween movie coming out this October - if you’re a fan of the franchise, you’ll know this is the 13th instalment of the series and, I say this loosely, the final Halloween movie to be made.
The story follows, surprise surprise, Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) being hunted by Michael Myers. Now, I’ve only just started to watch the Halloween series (I know, truly criminal) but hasn’t this guy died like a thousand times? I get that he’s some sort of demon or something, but hasn’t he been shot several times? And set on fire? And, you know, literally DECAPITATED? Maybe I’m behind.
All jokes aside, I’m actually quite excited to see how it all ends. Horror is my all time favourite genre and I love a good slasher movie.
Halloween Ends is arriving in cinemas on October 14th, we can’t wait!
Prey for the Devil:
As I’ve mentioned before, it's spooky month. Therefore, we must see EVERY horror coming to cinemas this month in respect of the best holiday OF ALL TIME. Am I being a little eager again? Toning it down now…
Pray for the Devil is a horror (if that wasn’t clear by the title) and follows the story of Sister Ann (Jacqueline Byers), a young nun. There’s a rise of demonic possessions across the globe and the Catholic Church has no choice other than to reopen exorcism schools in order to train priests in the Rite of Exorcism.
I’m not sure why I assume the people going to these exorcism schools are children. Maybe it's the word “schools”, but my God, I hope they’re not children. It’s adult priests attending, right? RIGHT?
Anyway, as I was saying. Sister Ann proves to be gifted and, although nuns are forbidden to perform exorcisms, a professor agrees to train her. It isn’t long before Sister Ann begins said exorcisms and comes face to face with the same demon that had tormented her mother years prior. She has fallen straight into the demon’s trap.
Sounds... intense to say the least but exciting! I absolutely love exorcism films - they’re either stupidly creepy or hysterical. What could go wrong?
Pray for the Devil arrives in cinemas on October 28th, just in time for Halloween!
We’re ending the list with a bang. This last movie is about goblins. GOBLINS!
Unwelcome follows the story of a young couple who moves from the city to a rural place in Ireland. It’s not long before they hear stories about the ancient woods supposedly at the end of their garden…
Okay, quick break because that already sounds HILARIOUS and I genuinely cannot keep a straight face.
In Irish lore, Redcaps will come to help souls in dire need of rescue, but there's always a great price to pay for their aid.
I think the best part of this movie is that it’s being advertised as a horror and not a comedy horror. This is, admittedly, one film you probably won’t see on this list, but if you’re like me and love bad horror - you need to see it.
Unwelcome comes to cinemas on October 28th too. That’s going to be one hell of a night!
And that brings me to the end of yet another list of movies we’re most excited for arriving in cinemas in October 2022. If you’re a movie lover, stay alert for monthly film blogs just like this one and let us know what movies you’ll be seeing this October, on or off this list!