October 2022 will see the arrival of more horror movies right on time for Halloween season along with movies from other genres, such as the sequel to a terrifying slasher movie, Michael Myers’ final killing spree, a new superhero movie from the DC Extended Universe, a drama movie starring Harry Styles, and more. Although cinemas around the world are open and working as usual again, thus allowing studios to release their movies in theaters again, many are still opting for simultaneous releases on different streaming platforms or shortening the window between theatrical and streaming releases, and some of October’s newest movies will follow some of these plans.SCREENRANT VIDEO OF THE DAY
September saw a variety of movies arriving in theaters, such as the horror movie Barbarian, Kevin Smith’s Clerks III, the historical epic story The Woman King, the horror movies Pearl and Smile, and the psychological thriller Don’t Worry Darling. Some of September’s releases were simultaneously released on streaming platforms and more, as were the cases of Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul on Peacock and House of Darkness on VOD and digital.
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October will welcome more horror movies but also a good amount of drama movies, of which some will get simultaneous streaming releases or will be ready to stream a couple of days later. October, then, will see the return of Art the Clown and Michael Myers, the arrival of a new superhero from the DCEU, a drama movie starring Harry Styles and Emma Corin, and more. Here’s every movie coming to theaters in October 2022.
Terrifier 2 – October 6
The sequel to Damien Leone’s slasher movie Terrifier will arrive in theaters in October. After mutilating sole survivor Victoria Heyes (Samantha Scaffidi) and committing suicide upon police confrontation in the first movie, Terrifier 2 will see the resurrection of Art the Clown (David Howard Thornton) a year later by a sinister being. Art then starts hunting Sienna Shaw (Lauren LaVera) and her younger brother, Jonathan (Elliot Fullam), on Halloween night in the Miles County area. Terrifier 2 had its world premiere at Fantastic Fest in August 2022 and is intended to stream on Screambox after its theatrical release.
Amsterdam – October 7
Amsterdam is a mystery comedy movie written and directed by David O. Russell. Set in the 1930s, Amsterdam follows nurse Valerie Voze (Margot Robbie), lawyer Harold Woodsman (John David Washington), and doctor Burt Berendsen (Christian Bale) who meet during the war and later find themselves involved in the murder of Senator Bill Meekins (Ed Begley Jr), becoming the prime suspects. Also starring in Amsterdam are Chris Rock, Rami Malek, Anya Taylor-Joy, Zoe Saldaña, Michael Shannon, Robert De Niro, and many more.
Tár – October 7
Tár is a psychological drama written and directed by Todd Field. It tells the story of Lydia Tár (Cate Blanchett), a world-famous conductor/composer regarded as one of the greatest and the first-ever female chief conductor of a major German orchestra. Through her, Tár examines the changing nature of power, its impact, and its durability in the modern world, all this set in the international world of classical music. Also starring in Tár are Noémie Merlant, Nina Hoss, Sophie Kauer, Julian Glover, Mark Strong, and Allan Corduner.
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Halloween Ends – October 14
The final movie in the Halloween reboot trilogy will finally arrive in October. Directed by David Gordon Green, Halloween Ends is set four years after the events of Halloween Kills, and will see Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) living with her granddaughter, Allyson (Andi Matichak), and finishing writing her memoir. Michael Myers has disappeared, and after letting fear and expectation determine and drive her life for decades, Laurie has decided to let go of all that and finally embrace life. However, when a young man named Corey Cunningham (Rohan Campbell) is accused of killing a boy he was babysitting, a cascade of violence and terror is unleashed, forcing Laurie to confront the evil she can’t control. Halloween Ends will have a simultaneous release on paid tiers of Peacock for a month.
Stars at Noon – October 14
Stars at Noon is a romantic thriller directed by Claire Denis and based on the 1986 novel The Stars at Noon by Denis Johnson. It’s the story of Trish (Margaret Qualley), a young American journalist stranded in present-day Nicaragua who falls for an enigmatic Englishman named Daniel (Joe Alwyn), who seems like her best chance to escape – however, she soon realizes she might be in greater danger than she is. Also starring in Stars at Noon are Danny Ramirez, John C. Reilly, and Benny Safdie.
The Good Nurse – October 19
The Good Nurse is a crime drama directed by Tobias Lindholm and based on the 2013 book of the same name by Charles Graeber. The Good Nurse follows Amy Loughren (Jessica Chastain), a nurse and single mother struggling with a life-threatening heart condition who is pushed to her physical and emotional limits by her night shifts at the ICU. Amy gets some help when Charles Cullen (Eddie Redmayne), an empathetic nurse, starts working at her unit, and they end up developing a strong friendship, which gives Amy faith in her and her daughters’ future. However, when a series of mysterious patient deaths set off an investigation that points to Charlie as the prime suspect, Amy has to risk her life and her children’s safety to uncover the truth. The Good Nurse will be released in selected theaters before its streaming release on Netflix on October 26.
Black Adam – October 21
Black Adam is the latest movie from the DC Extended Universe. Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, Black Adam follows the title hero (played by Dwayne Johnson) as he’s unleashed after almost 5000 years of imprisonment. Black Adam’s brute tactics and way of justice soon catch the attention of the Justice Society of America, who in addition to stopping his rampage and teaching him how to be a hero, must team up with him to stop a force a lot more powerful than Adam. Also starring are Aldis Hodge as Hawkman, Noah Centineo as Atom Smasher, Pierce Brosnan as Doctor Fate, Quintessa Swindell as Cyclone, Sarah Shahi as Isis, and Marwan Kenzari as Sabbac.
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Ticket to Paradise – October 21
Ticket to Paradise is a rom-com directed by Ol Parker. Georgia (Julia Roberts) and David (George Clooney) are two divorced parents who travel to Bali for the wedding of their daughter, Lily (Kaitlyn Denver), to a man named Gede (Maxime Bouttier), whom she just met. Georgia and David then decide to set their differences aside and team up to sabotage the wedding in order to prevent Lily from making the same mistake they made over two decades ago. Ticket to Paradise will be available to stream on Peacock 45 days after its theatrical release.
My Policeman – October 21
My Policeman is a romantic drama directed by Michael Grandage and based on the 2012 novel of the same name by Bethan Roberts. Set in 1950s Brighton, My Policeman follows Tom Burgess (Harry Styles), a gay policeman who marries schoolteacher Marion Taylor (Emma Corin) while being in a relationship with museum curator Patrick Hazlewood (David Dawson) – and soon enough, their secret relationship threatens to ruin Tom, Marion, and Patrick. My Policeman will have a limited theatrical release before its streaming release on Prime Video on November 4.
The Banshees of Inisherin – October 21
The Banshees of Inisherin is a black comedy-drama written and directed by Martin McDonagh. Set on a remote island off the west coast of Ireland, The Banshees of Inisherin follows lifelong friends Padraic (Colin Farrell) and Colm (Brendan Gleeson), who find themselves at a halt when Colm unexpectedly puts an end to their friendship. Aided by his sister Siobhan (Kerry Condon) and troubled young islander Dominic (Barry Keoghan), Padraic sets out to repair the relationship, refusing to take no for an answer… but his repeated efforts only strengthen his former friend's resolve. When Colm delivers a desperate ultimatum, events swiftly escalate with shocking consequences.
Wendell & Wild – October 21
Wendell & Wild is a stop-motion horror comedy directed by Henry Selick and based on Selick and Clay McLeod Chapman’s unpublished book of the same name. It’s the story of Wendell (Keegan-Michael Key) and Wild (Jordan Peele), two scheming demon brothers who enlist the help of 13-year-old Kat Elliot (Lyric Ross) to summon them to the Land of the Living. Also part of Wendell & Wild’s voice cast are Angela Bassett, Ving Rhames, James Hong, Tamara Smart, and Ramona Young. Wendell & Wild will be released in select theaters before its streaming release on Netflix on October 28.
Terrifier 2Release Date: 2022-10-06
AmsterdamRelease Date: 2022-10-07
Halloween EndsRelease Date: 2022-10-14
The Good NurseRelease Date: 2022-10-26
Black AdamRelease Date: 2022-10-21