It’s that time of year again. With the great spooky holiday just around the corner, the flood of horror films is in full swing. One of the most anticipated ones that has just dropped at the time of this issue is Halloween. If initial reviews are to be believed, horror buffs should be very excited. Starring returning icons such as Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode and Nick Castle as Michael Myers, this return to the classic horror franchise is sure to be fun for anyone in the mood for a good slasher. Halloween was released on October 19th.
For someone more interested in drama, comedy, and nostalgia galore, Mid 90s should be up your alley. This directorial debut of Jonah Hill will take you on a trip back to a time that “90s kids” love to reminisce about. Following the story of a 13-year-old skater named Stevie, this movie tackles issues of class, race, and a troubled family life in 90s Los Angeles. While this movie has a lot of potential to be great, with no previous work to base it off of, it will be hard to predict. Mid 90s released on October 19th.
The Hate U Give
Based off a novel by Angie Thomas, this newly released movie is already being praised by critics. This movie stars Amandla Stenberg as Starr Carter, a black teenager torn between her home life in a poor suburban neighborhood and her life in a rich prep school. Tackling similar issues as Mid 90s of race and class relations, this movie also brings light to the subject of police brutality and activism. While this film is definitely not for everybody, it will likely be the source of many discussions in the weeks ahead. The Hate U Give released on October 19th.
While production for this movie had quite a few hiccups, it is hard not to be excited for Bohemian Rhapsody. This biopic tells the story of the years leading up to Queen’s Appearance at Live Aid is sure to be a success. Starring Rami Malek as the legendary Freddie Mercury and featuring hits from the band throughout the movie, there is next to nothing stopping this movie from becoming a cultural sensation when it releases on October 24th.
For fans of the Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy, this upcoming release is something to be excited for. Starring both Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, this movie, like most others starring the duo, is sure to be a wonderful blend of horror and comedy. The story focuses on a British boarding school, at which Pegg plays a new teacher, where students start getting killed off by a monster in the nearby woods. Slaughterhouse Rulez will hit theaters on October 31st.
This is a remake of a 1977 horror film starring Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, Mia Goth and Jessica Harper. The original was listed as the 41st greatest horror film of all time by Rotten Tomatoes in 2010. Whether the remake can live up to the original is yet to be seen. If this remake is similar to the original story of a supernatural conspiracy surrounding a prestigious dance school it will be a gory experience indeed.