October 2014 movies

October 2014 is bringing its usual mix of movies, including some horror in time for Halloween, an animated film, and a couple of possible Oscar bait dramas. Here are some of the bigger releases coming your way this month. Opening dates are for the US.

October 3

Gone Girl

This David Fincher thriller based on the novel by Gillian Flynn (who also wrote the screenplay) stars Ben Affleck as a man suspected of being the cause of his wife’s disappearance. The film also stars Rosamund Pike (Jack Reacher, Wrath of the Titans), Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother) and Tyler Perry.

Left Behind

Based on the series of novels by Jerry B. Jenkins and Tim LaHaye, this sci-fi thriller deals with the chaos and destruction a small group of survivors must deal with after millions of people suddenly vanish. Starring Nicolas Cage and Lea Thompson.

(trailer courtesy of MOVIECLIPS Trailers)


The creepy doll seen in parts of The Conjuring is back in her own film. John R. Leonetti, who served as the cinematographer on The Conjuring, takes over the director’s chair for this horror flick.

October 10

The Judge

This drama deals with a big city lawyer (Robert Downey Jr.)  who returns home to defend his father (Robert Duvall) from a murder charge.

Dracula Untold

A new look at the most famous vampire of them all. Vlad Tepes (Luke Evans) makes a deal with supernatural forces to aid him in protecting his kingdom, leading him down a dark and dangerous path.

(trailer courtesy of MOVIECLIPS Trailers)

October 17

The Book of Life

This animated film from producer Guillermo del Toro and director Jorge R. Gutierrez features the voices of Zoe Saldana, Channing Tatum, and Ron Perlman. The film follows Manolo on his adventures across three fantastic worlds where he must face his fears.

(trailer courtesy of MOVIECLIPS Trailers)

Camp X-Ray

This drama follows a soldier who is assigned to Guantanamo Bay (Kristen Stewart) who befriends a prisoner there. Directed by Peter Sattler, who served as the graphic designer on 2009’s Star Trek and the Johnny Cash biopic Walk the Line.


The David Ayer directed war film features Brad Pitt as Wardaddy, a tank commander who takes a five man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines in the closing days of World War 2. Also starring Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Scott Eastwood, and Jon Bernthal.

October 24


A horror film dealing with a group of friends who must deal with a terrifying supernatural power. Starring Olivia Cooke (Bates Motel).

(trailer courtesy of MOVIECLIPS Trailers)

Stonehearst Asylum

A thriller that follows a medical school grad (Jim Sturgess) who takes a position at a mental institution, and becomes involved with a colleague there (Kate Beckinsale). Based on a short story by Edgar Allan Poe and directed by Brad Anderson (The Call). Also starring Ben Kingsley, Brendan Gleeson, and Michael Caine.

(trailer courtesy of MOVIECLIPS Trailers)

John Wick

A revenge thriller starring Keanu Reeves as a former hit man brought out of retirement when Russian mobsters cross him.

October 31


A fantasy horror movie from director Alexandre Aja (High Tension, Mirrors) and based on the novel by Joe Hill. The film follows a young man (Daniel Radcliffe) who begins to sprout horns in the aftermath of his girlfriend’s mysterious death.

(trailer courtesy of MOVIECLIPS Trailers)

So what movie are you looking forward to most this month readers? Sound off in the comments below.

Thomas Juretus

Born in 1963. Enjoy videogames, movies, comics- anything that tells a story. Have written three novels (The Zarchler Chronicles Book One: The Cassandra Crisis, Shalgroth The Zarchler Chronicles: Book Two, Madman's War The Zarchler Chronicles: Book Three) all published and available through PublishAmerica. Currently working on my fourth book, a sci-fi/murder mystery.

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