For most moviegoers, October is the perfect time to see the latest highly anticipated horror movies hitting the big screen. There will certainly be plenty of Thrills and Chills arriving, not to mention movies that could be recognized as AMC Artisan Films following their Film Festival releases, so there will be something for audiences of all kinds to enjoy at AMC Theatres. See for yourself in this guide to all the most essential October movies to look forward to.
Dicks: The Musical
Co-writers Aaron Jackson and Josh Sharp star in this uproarious musical comedy that, essentially, takes the plot of THE PARENT TRAP and replaces the teen girl protagonists with two self-absorbed adult men. From director Larry Charles and also starring Nathan Lane, Megan Mullally, “Saturday Night Live’s” Bowen Yang, and Megan Thee Stallion, DICKS: THE MUSICAL is also the first full musical from prolific production company, A24.
DICKS: THE MUSICAL opens October 6th
The Exorcist: Believer
Writer and director David Gordon Green is re-teaming with Blumhouse Productions to do for the EXORCIST franchise with THE EXORCIST: BELIEVER what they did for the HALLOWEEN franchise. Possessing movie theatres on October 6th, this direct sequel to William Friedkin’s landmark horror film from 1973 sees the return of Ellen Burstyn as Chris MacNeil, alongside Leslie Odom Jr. as the father of a girl who, along with her best friend, have been overtaken by a malevolent entity. Get Tickets THE EXORCIST: BELIEVER opens October 6th
Academy AwardⓇ nominees Saoirse Ronan and Paul Mescal star in FOE as a married couple whose quiet farmland existence in 2065 Earth is put to the test when a stranger (Aaron Pierre) presents them with an unusual offer. Being distributed in theatres by Amazon Studios, this AMC Artisan Film is based on Ian Reid’s romantic, dystopian novel of the same name and comes from screenwriter and director Garth Davis, who is also known for the 2016 drama, LION.
FOE opens October 6th
She Came To Me
A creatively bankrupt theatre composer (Peter Dinklage) in need of a comeback finally finds his muse in a tugboat captain (Marisa Tomei) who mistakes their one night stand for love. Also starring Anne Hathaway as the therapist-turned-wife of Dinklage’s character, SHE CAME TO ME is a romantic comedy of a darker shade from writer and director Rebecca Miller.
SHE CAME TO ME opens October 6th
These days, you can find “evidence” of paranormal activity all over the internet – such as the viral Twitter thread by BuzzFeed cartoonist Adam Ellis claiming he was being haunted by a boy’s vengeful spirit in 2017. This allegedly true ghost story has been adapted into a new feature haunting theatres in October, called DEAR DAVID, starring Augustus Prew as Ellis and directed by ANNA AND THE APOCALYPSE’s John McPhail.
DEAR DAVID opens October 13th