Gone Girl – 3rd October
David Fincher’s (Fight Club, Zodiac, The Social Network, Se7en) latest film has been picking up predictably great reviews. Starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl tells the story of a missing wife in a devilishly twisted way.
The Maze Runner – 10th October
Another book adaptation that looks great this month is The Maze Runner – a YA film that doesn’t conform to its genre’s rules, and so doesn’t trip up like Divergent did. The Maze Runner features an array of up-and-coming actors who will be interesting to see on the big screen.
Fury – 22nd October
Sigh…I guess this is certainly a movie to look out for this month, even if it looks incredibly dull for me. Nevertheless Fury has a strong cast (Brad Pitt, Logan Lerman, er, Shia LaBeouf) and looks like potential Oscars material (though a very unlikely bet at that). Fury tells the story of an American tank battalion that lurches forwards into Nazi territory.
The Babadook – 24th October
Judging from reviews, The Babadook looks to be the best horror movie of the year. The film takes a simple concept of a familiar childhood story and twists it into a terrifying tale that is sure to frighten its target audience.
Serena – 24th October
Another film that looks for all intents and purposes like it’s made purely for the Oscars season is Serena, a film that looks to contain plenty of drama. Its two main cast members are Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, a pair that is equally likely to excite as it is to grow old.
Horns – 29th October
Starring Daniel Radcliffe in an against-type role, Horns is the dark tale of a guy sprouting horns out of his head following the death of his girlfriend, of which he has been accused of murder. With mixed reviews, Horns may not be for everyone, but it looks to be an enjoyable film that’s as gruesome as it is fun to watch.
Nightcrawler – 31st October
My most anticipated movie of October arrives on the final day; saving the best to last, then. The film focuses on Jake Gyllenhaal, playing a disturbing, ambitious, sociopathic night crime journalist, Lou Bloom. With very positive reviews and a ton of praise heaped on Gyllenhaal, there is absolutely no reason why you shouldn’t be excited for Nightcrawler.