From Black Adam, Chainsaw Man, Tara G, and more, these new movies and shows from October 2022 will keep your viewing schedule busy.
It’s October which means it’s spooky szn. And when looking at the line-up of new movies and shows for the next 31 days, there definitely is a whole host of frights, ghouls, scares, and horrors to get your heart racing and distract you from the horrors of the real world. But if ghosts and goblins aren’t your thing, the month’s selection of potential binge watches can also cater to those looking for a more chill time. Ready that watchlist with the must-see new movies and shows of October 2022. Who knows, you might just find your inspiration for that Halloween costume.
MARIA CLARA AT IBARRA
Noli Me Tangere hits the Gen Z button in this new series combining the past and present. The series follows Klay, a young, independent, and overworked nursing student who’s apathetic to what’s happening in the world. One day, she is implored by her teacher to read Noli Me Tangere, which she does. But, she falls asleep while reading the book, which causes her to get magically pulled into the novel’s world. All of a sudden, Klay finds herself in 1887’s Philippines where she meets Noli’s stars such as Maria Clara and Crisostomo Ibarra.
This fish-out-of-water story then finds Klay adapting to her new surroundings as she comes across Noli’s many colorful characters. At the same time, Klay’s modern-day ideas on society, women, and more clash with the period’s colonial mentality. Barbie Forteza takes on the lead role of Klay. Meanwhile, Julia Anne San Jose plays Maria Clara with Dennis Trillo embodying Crisostomo Ibarra. This definitely isn’t the Noli adaption you were expecting so this maybe one of the more unique viewing experiences of 2022. The show begins airing on GMA-7 this October 3.
Do Kyungsoo, otherwise known as EXO’s DO, is back to acting again with a new K-drama. And this time, it looks to be a series unlike anything he’s done before. The series centers on Jin Jung, a prosecutor who has a strong sense of justice but questionable ways of implementing it. As he continues his quest on doling out his interesting form of justice, it will lead him to attracting some powerful enemies. Catch DO’s latest K-drama when the series premiers this October 5.
THE WOMAN KING
A month from now, we’re going to see the Dora Milaje back in action with Black Panther 2. But did you know that there was actually a real life contingent of women warriors who fought for their kingdom? That’s the story The Woman King will bring to life. From The Old Guard director Gina Prince-Byethwood comes this historical action drama about the Agojie, an all-female unit from Africa from the 1800s. General Nanisca (played by Viola Davis) will serve as the film’s focal point as the unit works together to stop an enemy who threatens to destroy their very existence. The film arrives in local cinemas on October 5.
Featuring a cast of some of the most promising new stars of today like Anthony Jennings, Kaori Oinuma, JC Alcantara, Vivoree, Tara G is iWantTFC’s latest series set in Baguio. In it, we follow a group of teens whose lives intertwine as they work together to save the family business and deal with the trails and tribulations of being part of Gen Z. The show is giving us wholesome barkada vibes which has us interested. The series streams on iWantTFC beginning October 7.
THE MIDNIGHT CLUB
Modern-day horror maestro Mike Flanagan is back with his latest horror series, The Midnight Club. Itcenters on young terminally ill patients who befriend each other at the Brightcliffe Hospice. One midnights, the group comes together to tell scary stories because why not, right? To make things even better, they promise to send each other a message from the afterlife if they pass. Things turn dark though when one of the gang passes away and contacts the group from the dead. If you’ve seen any of Mike Flanagan’s work, you know he always delivers on the horror goods so The Midnight Club looks to be a promising contender for our next horror show binge. Learn the horrors of the hospice when the series streams on Netflix this October 7.
How far are you willing to go to find a lost loved one? That’s the question this sci-fic Korean series aims to answer. When her boyfriend disappears one day, a young woman decides to go search for him which meeting up with a UFO enthusiast. What looked to be just a missing person’s case might be something more as they suspect aliens might be involved in his abduction, especially after they stumble upon an extraterrestrial conspiracy. The sci-fi thriller drops on Netflix this October 7.
October 2022 will be for the classic horror movie fans. How so? The Hellraiser series rises from the depths of hell in this modern-day reboot. This new take on Clive Barker’s 1987 classic follows a young woman who comes into the possession of the puzzle box and unknowingly unleashes a race of demons called the Cenobites upon the world. Hulu has so far gone 1-0 with the reboot space and we hope the new Hellraiser will live up to the legacy. The movie streams on Hulu beginning October 7. Warning, don’t watch this film on a full stomach.
WEREWOLF BY NIGHT
The MCU’s first ever TV special is here, and they’re continuing the horror focus that Doctor Strange 2 began. Werewolf by Night is based on the 1970s comic of the same name that followed Jack Russel, a man who could turn into a werewolf. This TV movie adaption though will see a group of hunters coming together to hunt down Jack, played by Gael Garcia Bernal. But considering how Jack can turn into a full-blown werewolf, that won’t be easy. The black and white filter as well as 1940s horror aesthetic definitely let’s this movie standout from the other MCU projects. This is Marvel’s take on classic horror, as well as their chance to a bit rawer and darker which is always welcome. The special streams on Disney+ beginning October 7.
Laurie Strode’s nightmare may finally come to an end. Set four years after the events of the divisive Halloween Kills, Laurie is in the process of writing her memoir and ready to put behind all her trauma. But one day, a young man is accused of killing a boy he was babysitting which leads to a spat of violence that feels all too familiar to Laurie. Now, she must confronts Michael Myers once more in what will be their final showdown. While the modern trilogy started off strong with Halloween, Halloween Kills was a dud so we’re hoping that this finale will end this franchise on a good note. It’s the least Jamie Lee Curtis deserves after playing one of the most iconic final girls in all of cinema. The film arrives in local cinemas on October 12 as well as streaming service Peacock on October 14.
Finally, one of the most anticipated animes of 2022 is here. Based on the breakout manga sensation of the same name, Chainsaw Man follows Denji who lives a difficult life under the Yakuza as he tries to repay his father’s debt. One day, he merges with his chainsaw dog Pochita after being left for dead and is reincarnated as a devil, man, chainsaw hybrid. Now, he goes on revenge against though who betrayed him. Chainsaw Man has made a name for itself as one of the craziest, bloodiest, goriest, and most hardcore manga in recent memory. And we’re hoping the anime adaption is the same. MAPPA is in charge of adapting this one-of-a-kind series. From the trailer alone, the animation looks stunning and we have a feeling we are in for a wild ride. The series premiers on Crunchyroll this October 12.
THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL
Featuring an A-list cast that includes Cate Blanchett, Charlize Theron, Michelle Yeoh, and Kerry Washington, Netflix’s latest fantasy blockbuster is going be on what could be the start of a potential franchise. The School for Good and Evil follows Sophie and Agatha, two young girls who are whisked away to a magical world. The problem arises though when one is brought to a school for magic heroes and the other a school for magic villains. Based on the work by Soman Chainani, The School for Good and Evil doesn’t disappoint when it comes to the costumes and production design. We’re very much ready to fall in love with a new magical school. The film streams on Netflix beginning October 19.
Dwayne Johnson is set to being his DCEU era with the long-awaited release of Black Adam. And it may just change the world of the DCEU forever. The film follows the titular anti-hero who walks up in the modern world following his betrayal thousands of years ago. Clearly, he’s upset and ready to use his lightning infused powers on bad guys. The thing is though Black Adam isn’t exactly a good guy which gets him into trouble with the Justice Society of America. Regardless of how this movie is going to go, we’re just happy the drought of comic book movies is coming to an end. Black Adam hits local theaters on October 19.
20th CENTURY GIRL
A rom-com K-movie? You had us at rom-com. 20th Century Girl is set in 1999 and centers on a teenage girl who is asked by her best friend to keep tabs on a boy her bff likes. Things take a turn though when the girl ends up getting caught up in her own story. Aside from the feels we may get from this potentially kilig-inducing story, we’re also excited for the throwback vibes considering it’s set before the dawn of the 21st century. You can stream the film on Netflix beginning October 21.
THE GOOD NURSE
Netflix is back once again to give us another suspense thriller set in a hospital. And it look promising. Jessica Chastain and Eddie Redmayne team up for the first time to play Amy and Charlie, two nurses who form a close bond. All isn’t right as mysterious deaths begin to pop up at the hospital they work and Charlie is suspected of doing the acts. Find out who did it when the film drops on Netflix on October 26.
GUILLERMO DEL TORO’S CABINET OF CURIOSITIES
Right on time for Halloween, Guillermo del Toro has something special for us. The acclaimed filmmaker brings us this anthology series where each of the ten episodes will tell its own horror tale. And to help bring this vision to life, del Toro has called on rising horror directors like Jennifer Kent, Ana Lily Amirpour, and Vincenzo Natali to direct the episodes. Step into Guillermo del Toro’s demented imagination when the series streams on Netflix beginning October 25.
TALES OF THE JEDI
Nearly anything animated in the Star Wars universe is a must-watch. And the new series Stars Wars: Tales of The Jedi looks to be just that. This show is composed of animated shorts that follow different stories of the Jedi during the prequel era. Based on the trailer, it seems that we’ll be getting episodes based on Ahsoka Tano’s past and early years as a Padawan, as well as Count Dooku back when he was a Jedi, which honestly sounds so cool. We were already interested with the plot and the trailer pretty much got us hooked as we get a new peek into the lives of the Jedi. All six shorts premiere on Disney+ on October 26.
The shows aren’t technically new, but they are premiering new seasons that should be on your viewing radar. Spy x Family Season 1 Part 2 (October 1), My Hero Academia Season 6 (October 1), Bling Empire Season 3 (October 5), Pennyworth Season 3 (October 6), The Owl House Season 3 (October 15), American Horror Story Season 11 (October 19), The White Lotus Season 2 (October 30).
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