October is a horror movie month, as predetermined by the night of Halloween. Therefore, this month features even five new horror movies for your entertainment. For those who are too sensitive to watch scary plots, October also offers a number of jolly comedies. So trick or treat or give a laugh.
JACK GOES HOME
Director: Thomas Dekker
Written by: Thomas Dekker
Starring: Rory Culkin, Lin Shaye, Britt Robertson, Daveigh Chase, Natasha Lyonne, Nikki Reed, Louis Hunter
Plot Synopsis: Jack is an educated and well versed magazine editor living in Los Angeles. He is in his mid 20s, engaged and expecting his first child. Grappling with the natural release of his childhood and the promise of his forthcoming adulthood, he is hit hard by the news of his father's death. In a violent and horrific car crash, his father has perished while his mother has survived. He returns to his hometown of Denver, Colorado to nurse his mother through her physical and emotional injuries. During his stay at home, he uncovers long buried secrets and lies within his family history, his parents, his friends and his very identity. Jack's journey to the truth is fueled by madness, sexuality, hauntings and violence. For Jack, there truly is NO PLACE LIKE HOME.
THE POSSESSION EXPERIMENT
Director: Scott B. Hansen
Written by: Scott B. Hansen, Mary J. Dixon
Starring: Chris Minor, Jake Brinn, Nicky Jasper
Plot Synopsis: Brandon has always been drawn to the supernatural. When he is asked to pick a topic for his world theology class, Brandon decides to explore the dark world of exorcisms. Teamed with a classmate, the two are led to investigate a multiple homicide/suicide that eventually is discovered to have been an exorcism gone horribly wrong. Brandon quickly becomes obsessed with the event, and decides the only way to research this topic is to undergo it himself. Brandon realizes that though he was incredibly intrigued by it, he has taken on more than he can handle.
QUIJA: ORIGIN OF EVIL
Director: Mike Flanagan
Written by: Mike Flanagan, Jeff Howard
Starring: Elizabeth Reaser, Annalise Basso, Lulu Wilson, Henry Thomas
Plot Synopsis: It was never just a game. Inviting audiences again into the lore of the spirit board, Ouija: Origin of Evil tells a terrifying new tale as the follow-up to 2014.
BOO! A MADEA HALLOWEEN
Director: Tyler Perry
Written by: Tyler Perry
Starring: Tyler Perry, Bella Thorne, Cassi Davis, Patrice Lovely, Andre Hall, Yousef Erakat, Lexy Panterra, Diamond White, Liza Koshy, Brock Ohurn, Jimmy Tatro, JC Caylen, Kian Lawley, Mike Tornabene
Plot Synopsis: Madea winds up in the middle of mayhem when she spends a haunted Halloween fending off killers, paranormal poltergeists, ghosts, ghouls and zombies while keeping a watchful eye on a group of misbehaving teens.
Director: Vincent Masciale
Written by: Luke Barnett
Starring: Lucas Neff, Caitlyn Stasey, Chris Marquette, Abigail Breslin, Stephanie Drake, Mark Moses, Richard Riehle, Patrick Renna, Naomi Grossman, Leslie Jordan, Eric Lange, Ashlynn Yennie
Plot Synopsis: A horror junkie and his friends sign up with a company that brings their customers' greatest fears to life. But when the customized scare seemingly begins, he and his friends must decide if this company is there to scare them, or make them pawns in their own sick game.
Director: Steve Carr
Written by: James Patterson
Starring: Griffin Gluck, Lauren Graham, Rob Riggle, Thomas Barbusca, Andy Daly, Adam Pally
Plot Synopsis: Rafe (Griffin Gluck) has an epic imagination…and a slight problem with authority. Both collide when he transfers to an oppressive, rule-crazy middle school. Drowning in do's and don'ts, Rafe and his scheming best friend Leo (Thomas Barbusca) hatch a plan to break every rule in the school's Code of Conduct. It's Ferris Bueller meets Home Alone as their battle with Principal Dwight (Andy Daly) explodes into chaos both real and imagined. But Dwight displays his own fiendish creativity, striking back at the rule breakers. Meanwhile, Rafe struggles to hide his misbehavior from Jeanne (Isabela Moner), the straight-A, overachieving girl of his dreams, and at home, his mother's boyfriend — a moochy, jack-of-no-trades named Bear — threatens to become his stepfather.
THE LATE BLOOMER
Director: Kevin Pollak
Written by: Ken Baker, Kyle Cooper, Austyn Jeffs, Paul A. Kaplan, Joe Nussbaum, Gary Rosen, Mark Torgove
Starring: Johnny Simmons, J.K. Simmons, Brittany Snow, Maria Bello, Paul Wesley, Lenora Crichlow, Kumail Nanjiani, Beck Bennett, Jane Lynch
Plot Synopsis: Dr. Pete Newmans (Johnny Simmons) is a successful sex therapist whose practice is almost completely devoted to helping people re-channel their sexual impulses. When Pete is hit in the nether regions during a friendly basketball game, his doctors discover a pituitary tumor that has delayed Pete's onset of puberty for 15 years. Not only does Pete suddenly have an explanation for the various physical and mental issues that had been plaguing him, he undergoes what would normally be years of puberty in a matter of weeks. Mood swings, voice changes, acne and, of course, near uncontrollable erections greet Pete as he tries to navigate life as both a horny 15 year-old kid and a 30 year-old desperate to be a complete man and get the girl of his dreams.
Director: Rebecca Miller
Written by: Rebecca Miller
Starring: Greta Gerwig, Ethan Hawke, Julianne Moore, Bill Hader, Maya Rudolph, Travis Fimmel
Plot Synopsis: Maggie (Greta Gerwig) wants a baby, but she's never sustained a relationship longer than six months. She solicits a sperm donation from a Brooklyn pickle entrepreneur — no strings attached — but has hardly even begun the artificial-insemination process when she consummates a budding romance with John (Ethan Hawke), an unhappily married academic.” Maggie's rejuvenating enthusiasm lures John away from his wife, domineering Danish critical theorist Georgette Norgaard (Julianne Moore), and the two settle down and have a daughter together. Everything has gone according to Maggie's plan — so why isn't she happy? And what sort of meddlesome scheme will she concoct next?
Director: Chris McCoy
Written by: Chris McCoy
Starring: Zoey Deutch, Nicholas Braun, Ashley Judd, Julia Garner, Demian Bichir, Virginia Gardner
Plot Synopsis: Four overachieving high school students on Cape Cod the summer after graduation. After realizing that they missed out on some key life experiences by always being "Good Kids," they decide to reinvent themselves when the summer tourists come to town by partying for the first time in their lives.