October Movies Worth Watching


Nathan Engel

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Arturo Lopez, Staff Writer

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For the past few months, not many good movies have come out, but October is about to change that. With a total of 11 movies coming out, expect October to make movie night a whole lot better. There are all types of genres coming out from drama and horror to action, and comedy. This October will have something everyone can enjoy. Here are the top three movies you should check out this October.


Hits theaters Oct. 5 |  Thriller, rated PG-13  | Running time: 2 hours, 20 minutes  


Tom Hardy (Eddie Brock/Venom)
Riz Ahmed (Carlton Drake)
Michelle Williams (Anne Weying)

Journalist Eddie Brock is trying to expose Carlton Drake’s company the Life Foundation for using volunteers for strange experiments. While investigating an experiment for a story, he combines with the symbiote Venom. A symbiote is an alien-like creature that, when combined with a person, gives them powers, but changes their personality. After merging with the symbiote, Brock inhabits his powers and becomes full of rage. Even though this movie is about Venom, he won’t be the only symbiote, as in typical comic book fashion, Carlton Drake will have his own symbiote Riot.


Hits theaters Oct. 19  |  Horror, rated R  | Running time: 1 hour, 50 minutes


Jamie Lee Curtis (Laurie Strode)

Nick Castle ( Michael Myers)

Taking place 40 years after the original “Halloween” and ignoring all sequels, Micheal Myers is back. After Myers escapes a prison transportation bus, he goes on a killing spree. As for Laurie (the protagonist in the original movie), she has trained her whole life waiting for the moment Myers would escape and this time she is ready. While not much else is known about the plot, critics seem to be excited, with the movie receiving an 89 percent fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. One thing is for sure: this Halloween season just got a whole lot scarier. 

“Can You Ever Forgive Me?”

Hits theaters Oct. 19  |  Drama, rated R  |  Running time: 1 hour, 47 minutes


Melissa McCarthy (Lee Israel)

Richard E. Grant (Jack)

Based on a true story, Lee Israel struggles to sell her books and pay her bills. She turns to a life of crime by forging letters. She starts to make money but all this comes at a cost. As her friends betray her and people start to find out the truth, Israel faces serious jail time.  Her greatest achievement will be her greatest crime. Rotten Tomatoes gave this picture a 100 percent fresh and comedic actress Melissa McCarthy goes out of her comfort zone for this role.