Every Film That Will Be Released In Theaters In October 2022.
More horror films will be released in October 2022, just in time for Halloween, as well as films from other genres, including the sequel to a horror slasher film, Michael Myers’ final killing spree, a new DC Extended Universe superhero film, a drama film starring Harry Styles, and more. Although cinemas all over the world are now open and operating normally, allowing studios to re-release their movies in theatres, many are still opting for simultaneous releases on different streaming platforms or shortening the window between theatrical and streaming releases, and some of October’s newest films will follow some of these plans.
More horror films will be released in October, but there will also be a fair number of drama films, some of which will be available for streaming simultaneously or a few days later. In October, we’ll see the return of Art the Clown and Michael Myers, a new DCEU superhero, a drama starring Harry Styles and Emma Corin, and more. Here is a list of every film released in theatres in October 2022.
Terrifier 2 – October 6
Terrifier 2, the sequel to Damien Leone’s slasher film, will be released in October. Terrifier 2 will see the resurrection of Art the Clown (David Howard Thornton) a year later by an evil creature after he mutilated only survivor Victoria Hayes (Samantha Scaffidi) and committed suicide during a police confrontation in the first film. On Halloween night in Miles County, Art looks for Sienna Shaw (Lauren LaVera) and her younger brother, Jonathan (Elliot Fullam). Terrifier 2 will have its global premiere at Fantastic Fest in August 2022 and will be available on Screambox after its theatrical release.
Tár – October 7
Todd Field wrote and directed the psychological drama Tár. It chronicles the life of Lydia Tár (Cate Blanchett), a world-renowned conductor/composer recognized as one of the best of all time and the first female principal conductor of a large German orchestra. Tár investigates the shifting nature of power, its impact, and its endurance in the modern world through her, all set in the international realm of classical music. Noémie Merlant, Nina Hoss, Sophie Kauer, Julian Glover, Mark Strong, and Allan Corduner also appear in Tár.
Amsterdam – October 7
David O. Russell wrote and directed the mystery comedy film Amsterdam. The film Amsterdam is set in the 1930s. It follows nurse Valerie Voze (Margot Robbie), lawyer Harold Woodsman (John David Washington), and doctor Burt Berendsen (Christian Bale) as they meet during the war and later become involved in the murder of Senator Bill Meekins (Ed Begley Jr), becoming the prime suspects. Chris Rock, Rami Malek, Anya Taylor-Joy, Zoe Saldaa, Michael Shannon, Robert De Niro, and many more appear in Amsterdam.
Halloween Ends – October 14
The third and final installment of the Halloween reboot trilogy will be released in October. Halloween Ends, directed by David Gordon Green, picks up four years after the events of Halloween Kills, with Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) living with her granddaughter Allyson (Andi Matichak) and finishing her biography. Michael Myers has vanished, and after decades of allowing dread and expectation to define and drive her existence, Laurie has resolved to let go of it all and finally accept life. When a young man called Corey Cunningham (Rohan Campbell) is accused of murdering a boy he was babysitting, a wave of violence and fear erupts, pushing Laurie to confront the evil she can’t stop. Halloween Ends will be available on premium platforms at the same time.
The Good Nurse – October 19
The Good Nurse is a crime drama directed by Tobias Lindholm and based on Charles Graeber’s 2013 novel of the same name. Amy Loughren (Jessica Chastain) is a nurse and single mother dealing with life-threatening heart disease which is pushed to her physical and emotional breaking point by her night shifts at the ICU. Amy receives assistance when Charles Cullen (Eddie Redmayne), an understanding nurse, begins working at her unit, and the two build a strong bond, which offers Amy hope for her and her children’s future.
However, after a string of inexplicable patient deaths sparked an inquiry that pointed to Charlie as the leading suspect, Amy is forced to put her life and the safety of her children in danger to find the truth. The Good Nurse will be released in select cinemas before its Netflix streaming debut on October 26.
Black Adam – October 21
The latest film in the DC Extended Universe is Black Adam. Black Adam, directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, follows the title character (Dwayne Johnson) when he is released after nearly 5000 years in prison. Black Adam’s brutish methods and sense of justice quickly grab the notice of the Justice Society of America, who must partner up with him to fight a force far more powerful than Adam, stopping his rampage and teaching him how to be a hero. Aldis Hodge portrays Hawkman, Noah Centineo portrays Atom Smasher, Pierce Brosnan portrays Doctor Fate, Quintessa Swindell portrays Cyclone, Sarah Shahi portrays Isis, and Marwan Kenzari portrays Sabbac.
Ticket to Paradise – October 21
Ol Parker directed the rom-com Ticket to Paradise. Georgia (Julia Roberts) and David (George Clooney) are divorced parents who travel to Bali for their daughter, Lily (Kaitlyn Denver), to marry Gede (Maxime Bouttier), whom she recently met. Georgia and David then resolve to put their differences aside and work together to spoil the wedding to prevent Lily from repeating their error from over two decades ago. 45 days after its theatrical debut, Ticket to Paradise will be available to stream on Peacock.
My Policeman – October 21
My Policeman is a romantic drama directed by Michael Grandage and based on Bethan Roberts’ 2012 novel of the same name. My Policeman is set in 1950s Brighton and follows Tom Burgess (Harry Styles), a gay police officer who marries schoolteacher Marion Taylor (Emma Corin) while having a secret relationship with museum curator Patrick Hazlewood (David Dawson) – and their secret relationship soon threatens to ruin Tom, Marion, and Patrick. My Policeman will have a limited theatrical run before becoming available on Amazon Prime Video on November 4.
Wendell & Wild – October 21
Wendell & Wild is a stop-motion horror comedy directed by Henry Selick and based on the same-named unpublished book by Selick and Clay McLeod Chapman. It tells the narrative of two scheming demon brothers, Wendell (Keegan-Michael Key) and Wild (Jordan Peele), who seek the help of 13-year-old Kat Elliot (Lyric Ross) to summon them to the Land of the Living. Angela Bassett, Ving Rhames, James Hong, Tamara Smart, and Ramona Young also provide their voices to Wendell & Wild. Wendell & Wild will be released in limited locations before becoming available on Netflix on October 28.