Not all October movie releases are horror films

Superheroes, villains, and George Clooney.

words by: Alee Kwong
Sep 30, 2022

October is going to be a slower month than the jam-packed September, but while this month brings us fewer titles, they still pack a punch. Out of the entire lot, one to be the most excited about is DC’s Black Adam, starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. This movie has been in the works for a while, and is meant to tie in with Shazam! (while hopefully bringing some much-needed hype to the DCEU after the cancellation of BatgirlWayne Family Adventures, and all the drama surrounding Ezra Miller and their Flash project). The beginning of October is quiet, but starts to pick up mid-month, serving as the perfect primer for what’s to come.


Halloween Ends


Release date: October 14

Where to watch: In theaters and Peacock

Four years after the events of last year’s Halloween Kills, Laurie is living with her granddaughter Allyson and writing her memoir. Michael Myers hasn’t been seen since his last brutal rampage. Laurie, after allowing the specter of Michael to determine and drive her reality for decades, has decided to liberate herself from fear and rage and embrace life. But when a young man, Corey Cunningham, is accused of killing a boy he was babysitting, it ignites a cascade of violence and terror that will force Laurie to finally confront the evil she can’t control, once and for all.


My Policeman


Release date: October 21

Where to watch: In theaters

Harry Styles (Don’t Worry Darling, Dunkirk) takes on the lead role of Tom, a policeman in 1950s Britain, who falls in love with a schoolteacher on the Brighton coast. However, he soon begins a passionate same-sex affair with a museum curator, in spite of homosexuality being illegal.


Black Adam


Release date: October 21

Where to watch: In theaters

After nearly five-thousand years of imprisonment, Black Adam (Dwayne Johnson), an antihero from the ancient city of Kahndaq, is unleashed into modern times. His brute tactics and way of justice attract the attention of the Justice Society of America (JSA), who try to stop his rampage, teach him how to be a hero, and team up to stop a force more powerful than himself. The cast includes Pierce Brosnan, Noah Centineo (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before), and Jennifer Holland (Suicide Squad).


Ticket to Paradise


Release date: October 21

Where to watch: In theaters

If you enjoyed watching Julia Roberts and George Clooney share the screen during the Ocean’s 11 trilogy, time to get yourself back into the theaters because they’ve reunited as an on-screen couple once more. Two divorced parents travel to Bali after learning their daughter, Lily, is planning to marry a local, Gede, whom she has just met. They decide to work together to sabotage the wedding to prevent Lily from making the same mistake they made 25 years ago.


Get caught up on the Halloween franchise along with other movies you need for an actual scare, and get the facts about Shazam! before you head out to watch Black Adam.


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