I feel like there’s alot of new releases coming out in October, perfect for getting us in the Halloween / fall mood. This is vital, because with the lower temperatures I think I’ll be staying in even more, so I’ll definitely need some entertainment! Below are some shows/movies that I’ve watched recently, as well as new releases I’m waiting for!
- Rebecca (Netflix – Oct 21st) – Based on the novel of the same name by Daphne Du Maurier I’m excited to see how this Lily James version compares to the original from Alfred Hitchcock starring Joan Fontaine. This movie incorporates two of my favorite genres for fall, romance and mystery.
- Emily in Paris (Netflix – Out Now) – If you want an easy breezy escape this show is binge worthy! Starring Lily Collins as a quirky optimistic American in Paris, it is full of beautiful scenery and swoon worthy outfits.
- Haunting of Bly Manor (Netflix – Oct 12th) – Follow-up to Haunting of Hill House (although not sure if it’s a continuation of same plot line), it’s a supernatural thriller.
- The Devil All the Time (Netflix – Out Now) – I’ve watched this movie and to be quite honest it’s quite dark but I did finish the whole thing so I guess that says something. It’s a combination of unfortunate events and how they all end up being related.
- Ratched (Netflix – Out Now) – I remember reading One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest as part of an assigned reading in high school and despising Nurse Ratched’s character. This story follows her journey prior to meeting the infamous McMurphy. I was a bit disappointed with this series as I was hoping it would help us in understanding why Ratched acted they way she did but it more of conveyed to the audience that she was who she was even prior to meeting McMurphy…
- I’m Thinking of Ending Things (Netflix – Out Now) – I would describe this as a slow burning psychological thriller, which *spoiler* ends up being quite sad. It gives you a lot to to think about. But the way the story is delivered keeps you on the edge of your toes. Although this is open to interpretation, my key take away from this movie is to be nice to everyone because you don’t know what internal/external battles they are facing.
- Death on the Nile (I believe in theatres – Dec 18th) – Part of the Agatha Christie Series, following Murder on the Orient Express. This story follows Detective Hercule Poirot investigating yet another murder, taking on a cruise ship on the Nile River. Also starring an ensemble cast, similar to it’s predecessor I’m excited to see Gal Gadot star in this mystery!
- The Witches (HBO Max – Oct 22nd) – Remake of the movie by the same name starring Angelica Houston as the head witch trying to scheme in order to get rid of all the children, this is definitely a fun one perfect for Halloween! And did I mention Anne Hathaway will playing Houston’s character in the remake??!!
- Holidate (Netflix – Oct 28th) – This seems like a light hearted romantic comedy, starring Emma Roberts and the pressures of having a date for holiday events. Something to get us excited for the holidays!
- Blythe Spirit (I believe in theatres – Dec 25th) – I actually watched the original version of this remake and was surprised at how much I enjoyed it! The story is about a man who remarries and during a séance, accidently summons the ghost of his dead first wife. The rest of the story follows the hilarious interactions between the first wife, the second wife and the man. Really excited about the casting for this one, it stars Isla Fischer and Leslie Mann.
- The Queen’s Gambit (Netflix – Oct 23rd) – Starring Anna Taylor Joy from Emma, this series follows a child chess prodigy and there seems to be an added mystery aspect along the way of madness vs. genius.
- Enola Holmes (Netflix – Out Now) – This movie I feel like is made for a slightly younger audience. Although it is still entertaining, the plot line was pretty simple. If you’re a Millie Bobby Brown fan this is worth a one time watch!
- Welcome to Blumhouse (Black Box, The Lie, Evil Eye, Nocturne) (Amazon – Starting on Oct 6th )- A series of horror movies, I believe this is probably the scariest movies on the list! The trailers for these movies are intense…
Lots of content to look forward to!