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2018 October Movies

Venom (2018)

October 5, 2018
PG-13
Action, Sci-Fi, Horror

When Eddie Brock acquires the powers of a symbiote, he will have to release his alter-ego "Venom" to save his life.

Venom's first full appearance in the comics happened in 1988's The Amazing Spider-Man #300 and he quickly became one of Spider-Man's most popular foes. The character was part of Sam Raimi's Spider-Man 3 in 2007, but the portrayal was widely criticized by fans. A spinoff starring Venom has been in development for quite some time, with first word about the project happening in 2007. Venom finally gained traction again in March 2016 and was surprisingly confirmed in 2017. Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer will helm, with Oscar nominee Tom Hardy portraying the title role. Principal photography began in October 2017 and wrapped in January 2018. Sony is going for an R rating after Fox experience success with adult-orientated comic book adaptations.

It is unknown if this is part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe following Marvel's deal with Sony to use Spider-Man in the MCU. Kevin Feige says it is separate, but Amy Pascal referred to Venom as an adjunct of the MCU. New Spidey Tom Holland is rumored to cameo, though that has not been confirmed.

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Halloween (2018)

October 19, 2018
R
Horror

Laurie Strode comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.

This is the latest film in the Halloween film franchise, which originated in 1978. The first movie is seen by many as one of the classics of the genre and was a massive box office hit during its theatrical run. Halloween spawned multiple sequels, which unfortunately saw diminished returns. The first film was remade in 2007, but that rebooted series stalled after the release of the 2009 sequel.

The 2018 version of Halloween is meant to be a direct sequel to the 1978 original, wiping out all of the other followups from canon. It was first announced in 2016, and principal photography commenced in January 2018 and ran until February of that year.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 (2018 Video Game)

October 26, 2018
M
Action, Adventure

Red Dead Redemption 2 is a prequel to 2010's mega popular Red Dead Redemption and is also a Western action-adventure video game developed and published by Rockstar Games. It is scheduled to be released for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on October 26, 2018 with a PC release later. It's the third entry in the Red Dead series and follows the story of outlaw Arthur Morgan, a member of the Dutch van der Linde gang.

Red Dead Redemption 2 has been delayed multiple times and is rumored to potentially include a first-person mode (similar to Grand Theft Auto 5's first-person mode it got upon re-release on current-gen consoles and PC), a battle royale type mode for its multiplayer alongside Revive and Survive and Money Grab modes. Its open-world reportedly embraces its day-and-night cycles with NPCs and shops closing for the evening. New vehicles may be added including horse carts and fully realized trains, and there may even be a social companion app which includes poker.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 (2018 Video Game)

October 12, 2018
M
Action

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 features gritty, grounded, combat, along with new levels of customization and tactical gameplay, and a variety of new weaponry, maps and modes for the ultimate Black Ops multiplayer experience. The game features the return of the iconic Pick 10 system, along with a series of innovations in weapon controls, combat flow, health regeneration, and player movement. Black Ops 4 goes deeper than ever before into the fiction of multiplayer, where players will explore the world of Specialists – who they are, why they exist, and what battles they fight together – while mastering their gameplay through solo and multiplayer combat experiences. Black Ops 4 features a combination of new and returning Specialists, each with their own unique weapons, equipment and playstyles. Players will be powerful alone, but devastating as a team working together.

Black Ops 4 raises the bar for Multiplayer mode that increases tactical gameplay and player choice, along with the biggest Zombies offering ever with three full experiences at launch, and Blackout, where the Black Ops universe comes to life in a massive battle royale experience featuring iconic characters and locations from all four Black Ops games in a one-of-a-kind offering that is uniquely Black Ops. Published by Activision and developed by award-winning studio Treyarch, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 transforms the established universe played by hundreds of millions of fans with the largest gameplay experience ever created in the series.

A Star is Born (2018)

October 5, 2018
R
Drama, Music, Musical

A film star helps a young singer/actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his career into a downward spiral.

This is the third remake of A Star is Born, which was originally released back in 1937. This latest iteration was in development for several years and at one point was envisioned as a vehicle for director Clint Eastwood and Beyonce. Other big name stars like Leonardo DiCaprio, Christian Bale, and Will Smith circled the project before passing. Bradley Cooper joined in 2015, when it was also announced he'd make his directorial debut. Lady Gaga signed on as the female lead in 2016. Principal photography started in April 2017. Cooper has said this version of A Star is Born includes all original music.

A Star is Born premiered at the Venice Film Festival in 2018, where it received rave reviews. It emerged as one of the Oscar front runners due to the performances of its leads and Cooper's direction.

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First Man (2018)

October 12, 2018
PG-13
Drama, Biography

A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the moon on July 20, 1969.

This is the latest film from director Damien Chazelle, following his Oscar win for the musical La La Land. The film reunites Chazelle with Ryan Gosling, who will play Armstrong. Based on James R. Hansen's biography of the astronaut, First Man takes place from 1961 to 1969, leading up to the Apollo 11 mission. The movie has been in development since 2003, originally envisioned as a vehicle for Clint Eastwood to direct. Gosling signed on to portray Armstrong in 2015, with Chazelle coming onboard later. Principal photography commenced in October 2017.

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Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (2018)

October 12, 2018
PG
Family, Horror

A sequel to the live-action Goosebumps movie that pits three unsuspecting teens against Slappy the Dummy.

Production on the film began in March 2018, with a different cast and crew than the first Goosebumps movie. The sequel was officially titled Haunted Halloween a month later.

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Bad Times At The El Royale (2018)

October 12, 2018
R
Thriller, Mystery

Seven strangers, each with a secret to bury, meet at Lake Tahoe's El Royale, a rundown hotel with a dark past. Over the course of one fateful night, everyone will have a last shot at redemption - before everything goes to hell.

20th Century Fox acquired the rights to Goddard's script in 2017, at which time it was announced he would also be directing. This is the first time Goddard has called the shots on a film since The Cabin in the Woods. The principal cast came together at various points in 2017 and 2018, with principal photography beginning in January 2018.

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Hunter Killer (2018)

October 26, 2018
R
Action, Thriller

An untested American submarine captain teams with U.S. Navy Seals to rescue the Russian president, who has been kidnapped by a rogue general.

Principal players like director Donovan Marsh and stars Gerard Butler and Gary Oldman signed on in March 2016. Production began in July 2016 in London.

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The Hate U Give (2018)

October 19, 2018
PG-13
Drama

An adaptation of Angie Thomas' novel, which tells the story of Starr Carter, a teenager from a poor and mostly black neighborhood who witnesses her childhood friend being shot by a white police officer and must find her voice to stand up for what's right.

Production on the film began in September 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. The movie had its world premiere at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival a year later, ahead of its U.S. theatrical release in October.

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Johnny English Strikes Again (2018)

October 26, 2018
PG
Action, Comedy

JOHNNY ENGLISH STRIKES AGAIN is the third installment of the Johnny English comedy series, with Rowan Atkinson returning as the much loved accidental secret agent. The new adventure begins when a cyber-attack reveals the identity of all active undercover agents in Britain, leaving Johnny English as the Secret Service's last hope. Called out of retirement, English dives head first into action with the mission to find the mastermind hacker. As a man with few skills and analog methods, Johnny English must overcome the challenges of modern technology to make this mission a success.

Rowan Atkinson was confirmed to be returning for the third Johnny English movie in May 2017. Production started later that year in August, with filming taking place in Gloucestershire, Hertfordshire, and Welham Green. The movie's official was revealed as Johnny English Strikes Again in April 2018.

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Beautiful Boy (2018)

October 12, 2018
R
Drama, Biography

Adapted from the memoirs by David and Nic Sheff, the film chronicles Nic's struggles with meth addiction, as seen through the eyes of his father.

The film entered development in 2008 and spent years stuck in pre-production. Principal photography finally began in March 2017, with editing taking around seven months as the movie was completely recut several times. It ultimately had its world premiere at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival, ahead of its October theatrical release.

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Apostle (2018)

October 12, 2018
Not Yet Rated
Action, Thriller, Horror

In the year 1905, a man travels to a remote island to rescue his sister, who's been kidnapped by a religious cult.

The film was picked up by Netflix in March 2017, about a month before production began. It had its world premiere at the 2018 Fantastic Fest.

The Oath (2018)

October 12, 2018
R
Comedy

A family's Thanksgiving holiday dinner goes off the rails when a controversial White House policy turns family member against family member.

Production began in December 2017, before Roadside Attractions and Topic Studios picked up the film's U.S. distribution rights the following June. The movie is scheduled to have its world premiere at the 2018 Los Angeles Film Festival.

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22 July (2018)

October 10, 2018
R
Drama

In 22 JULY, Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Paul Greengrass (CAPTAIN PHILLIPS, UNITED 93) tells the true story of the aftermath of Norway’s deadliest terrorist attack. On 22 July 2011, 77 people were killed when a far-right extremist detonated a car bomb in Oslo before carrying out a mass shooting at a leadership camp for teens. 22 JULY uses the lens of one survivor’s physical and emotional journey to portray the country's path to healing and reconciliation.

The film will have its world premiere at the 2018 Venice International Film Festival, before it begins streaming through Netflix.

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Silencio (2018)

October 26, 2018
R
Drama, Thriller, Mystery

In order to save her son's life, Ana embarks on a quest to find a powerful stone from the Zone of Silence, located in Mexico. Someone finds out the power the stone possesses and believes it is a power worth killing for.

Read Screen Rant's Silencio Review

Mid90s (2018)

October 19, 2018
R
Drama, Comedy

Written and directed by Jonah Hill, Mid90s follows Stevie, a thirteen-year-old in 90s-era LA who spends his summer navigating between his troubled home life and a group of new friends that he meets at a Motor Avenue skate shop.

The film was announced in 2016, along with confirmation that Hill would not appear. The cast came together at various points in 2017, with filming beginning that year.

Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018)

October 19, 2018
R
Crime, Comedy, Biography

When Lee Israel falls out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception. An adaptation of the memoir Can You Ever Forgive Me?, the true story of best-selling celebrity biographer Lee Israel.

The film was in development since 2015 and was once seen as a vehicle for Julianne Moore. Melissa McCarthy was officially cast in 2016, and the supporting cast filled out in 2017 as filming began. Production ran through January-March of that year.

Can You Ever Forgive Me? premiered at the 2018 Telluride Film Festival and earned positive reviews. It is seen as a possible Oscar contender, particularly in categories such as Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor.

Viper Club (2018)

October 26, 2018
Not Yet Rated
Drama

An ER nurse struggles to help her grown son, a war correspondent who was captured while on assignment in the Middle East.

Production on the film concluded in March 2018, with YouTube Premium backing. The movie premiered at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival, ahead of its theatrical release the following October.

Wildlife (2018)

October 19, 2018
Not Yet Rated
Drama

Fourteen-year-old Joe witnesses his parents' marriage falling apart, after his father sets out to battle a forest fire in 1960s Montana. Adapted from the novel by Richard Ford.

Production began in late 2016 in Montana and Oklahoma (partly due to concerns with the winter weather in Montana). The movie premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, ahead of its screenings at the major film festivals in Toronto, New York, and London.