From Venom 2, Komi Can’t Communicate, Dune, and more, these are the new movies and shows of October 2021 that should be on your radar.
It’s October, which means it’s spooky season. The month promises to deliver on horror movies sure to scare up a fright. But if you aren’t into horror, don’t sweat as the month also brings with it a bevy of new content from different genres. James Bond’s latest mission is almost here. Get ready to see Han So-hee in her latest project. And a sci-fi classic is making its latest big-screen outing. Here are the new movies and shows of October 2021 that you shouldn’t miss.
Start of October with this drama-thriller. A remake of a Danish movie of the same name, The Guilty stars Jake Gyllenhaal as Joe Baylor, a demoted police officer assigned to a call dispatch desk. One day, he receives a call from a kidnapped woman and has his morals tested as he tries to save her. The film is set in just one morning and is directed by Antoine Fuqua, who you may know from directing the excellent The Equalizer. the movie hits Netflix on October 1.
VENOM: LET THERE BE CARNAGE
Eddie Brock and Venom are back in their latest adventure in Venom: Let There Be Carnage. The sequel sees Eddie face off against a new and more dangerous foe, Cletus Kasaday (Woody Harrelson), aka Carnage. Aside from the big-screen action you can expect from the film, we also can’t wait to see more of the love-hate relationship that Eddie and Venom have, which was arguably the best part of the first movie. Venom: Let There Be Carnage hits theaters on October 1.
THERE’S SOMEONE INSIDE YOUR HOUSE
One of the few new horror movies you can expect this October, There’s Someone Inside Your House centers on Makani, a high school student who moves from Hawaii to a small town in Nebraska. As graduation nears, Malika and her friends are suddenly stalked by a masked serial killer intent on exposing their secrets to the town. Now the group must stop the killer before it’s too late. The film is based on the horror novel of the same name by Stephanie Perkins. You can stream this slasher on Netflix starting October 6.
KOMI CAN’T COMMUNICATE
Based on the popular manga of the same name by Tomihito Oda, Komi Can’t Communicate follows Shouko Komi, a teenage girl who suffers from a communication disorder. One day, she meets a teenage boy named Hitohito Tadano and the two form a friendship as he tries to help her make more friends. If you’re in the mood for lighthearted, fun, and wholesome anime, this is the one for you. Produced by OLM Studio, the upcoming Komi Can’t Communicate anime adaptation is set for release on October 7.
NO TIME TO DIE
After numerous delays, James Bond’s latest big-screen adventure is finally here. James Bond has left active duty and is enjoying retirement in Jamaica. But his peace is short-lived when an old friend from the CIA, Felix Leiter, shows up to ask for help. Now, James must suit up once more for his final mission. Aside from the fact that this will be the latest James Bond movie in six years, this will also serve as Daniel Craig’s final appearance as James Bond, so we can’t wait to see how his swan song turns out (and who’s going to replace him). No Time to Die will be in cinemas on October 8.
BRIGHT: SAMURAI SOUL
If you’re looking for a new fantasy anime set that so happens to be set in feudal Japan, then you’re in luck. Bright: Samurai Soul follows a one-eyed wandering samurai named Izo (Simu Liu) and an orc named Raiden (Fred Mancuso). Together, the two help bring a young elf girl (Yuzu Harada) and the wand she carries to the land of the elves in the north. If the title sounds familiar to you, then that’s because this anime is set in the same world as Bright, the 2017 live-action movie starring Will Smith. Bright: Samurai Soul will be available on Netflix starting October 12.
Han So-hee’s latest project is here and it’s a complete 180 from her previous role as Yu Na-bi in Nevertheless. In My Name, she plays a woman who joins a crime ring and becomes an undercover police officer in order to find her father’s killer. With what we’ve seen so far, My Name promises to be an exciting action-thriller with an engaging story and intense action. My Name streams on Netflix this October 15.
Out of all the horror movies coming in October 2021, this one may be just the biggest. Halloween Kills is set right after the events of the 2018 Halloween reboot as Michael Myers survives the house fire and is on the hunt once again for Laurie Strode. Halloween Kills looks to be the best horror movie to watch this Halloween with its intense scares and gory action. The film hits theaters and Peacock this October 15.
Night Teeth follows Benny, a college student who works as a freelance chauffeur on the side. One day, he picks up two young women, Eva and Blaire, to bring them party-hopping across LA. But what initially turned out to be a fun night, becomes Benny’s worst nightmare as the two women are actually vampires. While vampires in a horror movie isn’t groundbreaking, there are a few reasons why you should check this out. First, Eva and Blair are played by Sydney Sweeney and Debby Ryan respectively. Second, Megan Fox is slated to appear. Also, the movie is directed by Adam Randall, who directed the criminally underrated crime-thriller, I See You. The talent behind the movie makes it worth the price of admission alone. Night Teeth hits Netflix on October 20.
After more than a year’s delay, Denis Villeneuve’s visually-epic adaptation of Dune is almost here. Based on Frank Herbert’s seminal novel of the same name and set thousands of years into the future, Dune follows the story of Paul Atreides, the son of a noble family, who is entrusted with the stewardship of the desert planet Arrakis, the only source of the most valuable substance in the universe, “the spice,” a drug that extends human life and provides accelerated levels of thought. If you’ve read the novel or are a fan of science fiction, then this is a must-see movie event. The star-studded cast alone should make this an appealing watch. Dune hits theaters and HBO Max this October 22.
THE FRENCH DISPATCH
Speaking of must-see movies in October, Wes Anderson’s latest work of art is upon us. Serving as a love letter to journalists, The French Dispatch is set in an outpost of an American newspaper in a fictional 20th-century French city. The story brings to life several stories published in “The French Dispatch Magazine.” Aside from the fact that this is Wes Anderson’s newest film, it also features an A-list cast such as Timothee Chalamet, Bill Murray, Saoirse Ronan, Owen Wilson, Tilda Swinton, and more. The French Dispatch lands in cinemas on October 22.
iQiyi’s latest K-Drama is promising to be an exciting one. Jirisan stars Gianna Jun, who you may know as Ashin from Kingdom, as an experienced national park ranger. She is put in charge of a rookie as the two work to keep the mountains of Jirisan safe. Along the way, they also recuse survivors of natural disasters and lost trekkers. The main plot of this thriller will revolve around uncovering the mysteries and secrets that the mountains hold. Kingdom writer Kim Eun-hee wrote the script and based it on interviews with real-life rangers. Lee Eung Bok, whose previous work includes Descendants of the Sun and Goblin, serves as the show’s director. You can stream Jirisan on iQiyi starting October 23.
LAST NIGHT IN SOHO
Serving as director Edgar Wright’s first pure horror movie, Last Night in Soho revolves around an aspiring fashion designer, Eloise (Thomasin McKenzie), living in modern-day London. One day, she discovers the ability to enter the 1960s where she meets wannabe singer Sandy (Anya Taylor-Joy). But the glamour that Eloise experiences is not what it seems as dark and sinister secrets start spilling over into her world. While Edgar Wright has done horror in the past (Shaun of the Dead), he hasn’t done straight horror so we are excited to see how he handles the genre. Plus it’s also Anya Taylor-Joy in a horror movie, a genre she has excelled in before. Catch this horror thriller in theaters on October 29 (just in time for Halloween).
ARMY OF THIEVES
Serving as a prequel to Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead, Army of Thieves follows small-town bank teller Dieter. He gets drawn into the adventure of a lifetime when a mysterious woman recruits him to join a crew of Interpol’s most wanted criminals. Their mission: heist a sequence of legendary, impossible-to-crack safes across Europe. Catch this on Netflix this October 29, 2021.
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