November 30, 2023

With Halloween season quickly to be upon us, it ought to come as no shock that a number of the most anticipated films of the month are horror flicks — three of which, in accordance with picks from Rotten Tomatoes customers, are the product of the terrifyingly imaginative minds at Blumhouse. However moviegoers aren’t solely trying ahead to scares at their native multiplex this month.

Apple TV+ has a serious new theatrical launch we’ll discuss under, together with the much-anticipated Taylor Swift live performance movie that her followers are particularly excited for — significantly those that weren’t fortunate sufficient to have the ability to snag a ticket to catch a present throughout her ongoing Eras Tour.

The October films that everybody’s hyped for

Probably the most anticipated film picks on this put up, by the way in which, had been recognized by exercise from Rotten Tomatoes customers throughout the assessment aggregation web site’s numerous social media channels. And three of the films under — The Exorcist: Believer, in addition to Prime Video movies Foe and Completely Killer — are being launched this weekend.

Killers of the Flower Moon

Lily Gladstone and Leonardo DiCaprio in Apple’s “Killers of the Flower Moon.” Picture supply: Apple

We’ll begin with what I believe is probably the most anticipated film of the month amongst cinephiles (setting apart the Taylor Swift live performance movie, which we’ll additionally come to and which goes to supply an enormous shot within the arm for still-struggling theater operators).

Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon, maybe the largest Apple TV+ launch of 2023, debuted on the Cannes Movie Competition a number of months in the past to fairly rapturous evaluations (it’s at present bought a near-perfect 97% critics’ rating on Rotten Tomatoes). With a solid that features Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro, this three-and-a-half-hour interval drama takes us again to the oil increase in turn-of-the-century Oklahoma, and it’s primarily based on David Grann’s #1 New York Instances bestseller of the identical identify.

The oil increase turned the members of the Osage Nation into a number of the richest individuals on the earth fairly actually in a single day. “The wealth of those Native Individuals,” Apple’s official abstract continues, “instantly attracted white interlopers, who manipulated, extorted, and stole as a lot Osage cash as they may earlier than resorting to homicide.” Killers of the Flower Moon, which is predicated on a real story, can also be informed via the romance of Ernest Burkhart (DiCaprio) and Mollie Kyle (Lily Gladstone). In theaters: Oct. 20.

5 Nights at Freddy’s

Five Nights at Freddy's movie poster

So far as different scary options go for the month of August, one other upcoming film Rotten Tomatoes customers are anticipating is 5 Nights at Freddy’s — tailored from the online game franchise of the identical identify in regards to the animatronic robots at a restaurant that come to life and begin inflicting mayhem. One in every of three films on this checklist with a Blumhouse connection, right here’s what to know in regards to the story:

Josh Hutcherson performs Mike, a troubled man caring for his 10-year-old sister and nonetheless reeling from the disappearance of his youthful brother years earlier. Mike was lately fired, and in his desperation to discover a job, he takes a place as an evening safety guard at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizzeria — the place he quickly discovers — shock, shock — nothing is because it appears. Launch date: Oct. 27.


Foe on Netflix
Saoirse Ronan and Paul Mescal in Prime Video’s “Foe.”

Primarily based on the best-selling novel of the identical identify by Iain Reid, Prime Video’s upcoming Foe stars Saoirse Ronan and Paul Mescal in an exploration of marriage and id. Per Prime Video:

“Hen and Junior farm a secluded piece of land that has been in Junior’s household for generations, however their quiet life is thrown into turmoil when an uninvited stranger (Aaron Pierre) reveals up at their door with a startling proposal … Foe’s mesmerizing imagery and chronic questions in regards to the nature of humanity (and synthetic humanity) deliver the not-too-distant future to luminous life.” Launch date: Oct. 6.

Completely Killer

Totally Killer on Prime Video
Kiernan Shipka, in blue, as Jamie Hughes in Prime Video’s “Completely Killer.” Picture supply: James Dittiger/Prime Video

This subsequent Prime Video launch is a collaboration with Blumhouse Tv simply in time for the Halloween season.

Completely Killer mixes slasher horror, comedy, time journey, and the outrageous tradition of the Nineteen Eighties, and it’s additionally the primary style movie from director Nahnatchka Khan (At all times Be My Possibly, Contemporary Off the Boat). From Prime Video’s official synopsis, the notorious “Candy Sixteen Killer” has resurfaced on Halloween night time to say a fourth sufferer — 35 years after the surprising homicide of three different teenagers.

“Seventeen-year-old Jamie (Shipka) ignores her overprotective mother’s (Julie Bowen) warning and comes face-to-face with the masked maniac and, on the run for her life, unintentionally time-travels to 1987, the 12 months of the unique killings. Compelled to navigate the unfamiliar and outrageous tradition of the Nineteen Eighties, Jamie groups up together with her teen mother (Holt) to take down the killer as soon as and for all, earlier than she’s caught up to now perpetually.” Launch date: Oct. 6.

The Exorcist: Believer

The Exorcist: Believer

Talking of Blumhouse, this subsequent title on our checklist of the month’s most anticipated films comes from Blumhouse and director David Gordon Inexperienced — a brand new chapter in The Exorcist franchise, timed to reach e 50 years following the discharge of the unique that turned probably the most terrifying horror movie in historical past. Primarily based on the best-selling e book by William Peter Blatty, the unique Exorcist film broke a number of field workplace information and in addition racked up 10 Academy Award nominations (together with being the primary horror movie to get a Greatest Image nod).

Per the official synopsis of The Exorcist: Believer, “Because the dying of his pregnant spouse in a Haitian earthquake 12 years in the past, Victor Fielding (Leslie Odom, Jr.) has raised their daughter, Angela (Lidya Jewett) on his personal. 

“However when Angela and her buddy Katherine (Olivia O’Neill), disappear within the woods, solely to return three days later with no reminiscence of what occurred to them, it unleashes a sequence of occasions that can pressure Victor to confront the nadir of evil and, in his terror and desperation, hunt down the one particular person alive who has witnessed something prefer it earlier than: Chris MacNeil.” Launch date: Oct. 6.

Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour

Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift performs onstage throughout “Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour” at SoFi Stadium on August 03, 2023, in Inglewood, California. Picture supply: Emma McIntyre/TAS23/Getty Photos for TAS Rights Administration

Final however not least, this subsequent film goes to usher in the largest bucketload of money in October, and everybody is aware of it.

It ought to come as no shock that October’s checklist of probably the most anticipated films additionally consists of Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour, the live performance movie that was recorded through the singer’s Eras Tour cease at SoFi stadium in California in August. It’s taking part in in theaters in additional than 100 nations beginning Oct. 13 — and, enjoyable reality, the US grownup tickets for the film are priced at $19.89 (plus tax), which is a nod to the upcoming re-recorded model of Swift’s 2014 album 1989.

The forthcoming film follows different Swift documentaries, together with her Repute tour live performance movie out there on Netflix; her Netflix documentary Miss Americana; and Folklore: The Lengthy Pond Studio Periods on Disney+. Launch date: Oct. 13.