It’s Spooky Season 2018! To celebrate we’ve some new releases, rereleases and films that have nothing to do with being spooky due this month…

Monday 1st-Friday 5th

Three of the most anticipated movies of the year come out at the very beginning of this month: Venom, A Star Is Born and, er, Johnny English Strikes Again. For better or worse it’s likely we’ll be talking about at least two of these films for a while, just a shame that A Star Is Born won’t live long in the memory (badumtish).

Monday 8th-Friday 12th

As we head closer to the spookiest day of the year, we’re being treated with a special 40th Anniversary re-release of John Carpenter’s classic Halloween on the 10th of October. Grab your nearest inside-out Shatner mask for the full effect, and indulge in a time when slasher films were actually good.

On top of that there’s also time for some new releases: Damien Chazelle’s Moon La-La-Landing movie First Man hits screens, alongside Nicolas Cage gore-and-scream-fest MandyBad Times at the El Royale and for slightly more gentle fare Smallfoot, in which Zendaya is Meechee.

Monday 15th – Friday 19th

You can definitely sense a theme emerging here. After the previous week’s return visit of the MacDaddy of scary stab-em-ups, the Halloween soft-reboot lumbers ominously into cinemas to hopefully bias the 2018 horror movie scales towards the good end (please not another Nun or Slender Man, I can’t take it). We’re also graced with the presence of Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween, the sequel that nobody knew was even happening but here we are.

Also, Hunter Killer. Your guess is as good as mine.

Monday 22nd- Friday 26th

Prepare to hear a fair bit about these films. First up is The Hate U Give which could be a contender for big awards come February and March, and is due a decent showing at the London Film Festival also going on this month. After that, we’ve some film about a little known band from the ’70s and ’80s, aka Bohemian Rhapsody. Fun fact: this comes out on my birthday, so I’m hoping it’ll be a happy time at the movies then (but from the look of the first trailer out, my hopes aren’t too high).

Last of all, on the 31st of October no less, comes Slaughterhouse Rulez – notable only for being the cinematic reunion of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (their first since The World’s End). Not expecting a great deal from the trailer, but it may surprise!

Those are the big cinema drops for this month, of course not excluding the hundreds of interesting movies showing at the London Film Festival later this month – some of which I’ll be covering in this very blog! If you’re especially looking forward to anything on this list or if there’s something I’ve missed that you think needs a shoutout, drop me an email at, or send me a message on the old social medias:

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