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10 Thrilling Movies To Watch This October

Mummies and Daddies, it’s time to plan for a night out without the kids. From spine-tingling horror films to tear-jerking drama, here’s a list of movies to watch this October.

A Star Is Born

A seasoned musician, Jackson Maine (Bradley Cooper), discovers and falls in love with a struggling artist, Ally (Lady Gaga) whom he meets at a bar. Ally had just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer when Jackson, entranced by her vocals, coaxes her back into the spotlight. But, as Ally’s career takes off, Jackson is still engaged in an ongoing battle with his own internal demons that threatens their relationship.

In cinemas: 4 October

The Negotiation

An ace crisis negotiator, Ha Chae-Yun (Son Ye-Jin), faces off against a cold-blooded hostage taker, Min Tae-Gu (Hyun Bin), who has just kidnapped his boss. Over the course of 21 hours, Chae-Yun has to attempt to crack his unusually calm demeanour in order to understand what his motivations are.

In cinemas: 4 October

Venom

Following a scandal, journalist Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) attempts to revive his career by launching an investigation into Life Foundation and its notorious but brilliant founder, Carlton Drake (Riz Ahmed). While investigating, Eddie comes into contact with one of Carlton’s experiments and unknowingly merges with the alien symbiote, Venom. In the sudden emergence of Eddie’s superhuman strength and power, Venom tries to control the new and dangerous abilities while Eddie attempts to fight the intoxicating sense of the twisted, dark and rage-fueled symbiote.

In cinemas: 4 October

First Man

Based on the book by James R.Hansen, the movie focuses on the legendary life of Neil Armstrong (Ryan Gosling) during 1961 to 1969, and NASA’s mission to land a man on the moon. Exploring the sacrifices and costs on the Nation and Neil himself, this is a visceral, first-person account of the most dangerous mission in the history of space travel.

In cinemas: 18 October

Lizzie

In 1892, before the infamous Borden murders, the Borden family welcomes Bridget Sullivan (Kristen Stewart), a new Irish maid. Bridget quickly becomes friends with Lizzie Borden (Chloë Sevigny) and their friendship slowly turns into something more after they discover that they have been both victims of Mr Borden’s abuse. The tension in the Borden household eventually reaches a high which turns into a wicked plan with a dark, unsettling end.

In cinemas: 18 October

Halloween

Set 40 years after the original film, Michael Myers (Nick Castle) is in prison for his killing spree in 1979 while his adversary, Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis), had turned into a paranoid survivalist. Since her narrow escape on Halloween night four decades ago, Laurie is now ready for her final confrontation with Michael in Haddonfield when he coincidentally escapes from prison.

In cinemas: 25 October

Beautiful Boy

Nicholas Sheff (Timothée Chalamet) seems to have it all. But when his addiction to meth threatens to destroy him, his desperate father David Sheff (Steve Carell) fights to do whatever he can to save his son and his family. Based on the best-selling memoirs from father and son, David and Nic Sheff, comes a story that chronicles the heartbreaking and inspiring experience of survival, relapse, and recovery of a family.

In cinemas: 25 October

Bad Times At The El Royale

Set in the 1960s, seven strangers, each with a secret to bury, find themselves at the El Royale, a novelty hotel located at the border of California and Nevada. Over the course of a fateful night, the strangers which includes a priest (Jeff Bridges), a vacuum cleaner salesman (Jon Hamm), a Southern gangster (Dakota Johnson), and a former singer (Cynthia Erivo) settle into their rooms only to discover that something strange is afoot inside and outside the hotel.

In cinemas: 25 October

After Everything

Elliot (Jeremy Allen White) is a young and carefree New Yorker whose world gets turned upside down when he finds out that he has cancer. He meets the sensible Mia (Maika Monroe) at the train station who offers him comfort. He eventually falls in love with her and the two begin a relationship where they learn that the real test of their relationship is not in Elliot’s illness, but in everything else.

In cinemas: 25 October

Zombiepura

When a mysterious virus breaks out in an isolated army camp, a lazy reservist soldier (Alaric Tay) and his tough commander (Benjamin Heng) must work together to survive, and learn what it means to be real soldiers.

In cinemas: 25 October