It’s October and although that means it’s a great time to watch a bunch of horror films, we have a list that should contain a little bit of something for everyone.

If you do plan on going to the cinema we encourage you to make sure it’s safe to do so where you are located, and please practice social distancing.

The Forty-Year-Old-Version – 09/10

Although the title may have you thinking it’s a parody of a certain Apatow produced comedy, it is not. 

This is a film starring, written and directed by Radha Blank — playing a character named, Radha — who’s a down-on-her-luck play writer who decides to give the rap game a-go.

The film is shot in black and white and looks to feature some wonderful cinematography of New York City. The Forty-Year-Old-Version is also loosely based on a lot of Blank’s life experience as a struggling writer based on New York City. There’s an interesting behind the scenes read about how she got to write, direct and star in this film. 

The Mortuary Collection – 15/10

There’s nothing like a good horror anthology just in time for Halloween and The Mortuary Collection is just that. 

A young woman (Caitlin Custer) asks to become the assistant of a local mortician and in doing so leads us through several short stories based on the dead bodies around the morgue. 

The mortician is played by a very creepy looking Clancy Brown under a lot of makeup for good effect.

The Trial of the Chicago 7 – 16/10

Just when you thought there couldn’t possibly be another Netflix Original on the list — The Trial of the Chicago 7.

This is based on the true story of seven people who were charged with various things following an uprising at the Democratic National Convention in 1968 and the trial that followed. 

Written and directed by Aaron Sorkin — his first work since 2017’s Molly’s Game — and featuring an all-star cast including Sacha Baron Cohen, Eddie Redmayne, Yahya Abdul-Mateen and Jeremy Strong, this is an October must-watch.

Rebecca – 21/10

The next film from Free Fire and Kill List director Ben Wheatley is, surprisingly, a romance. Or so it seems. 

Rebecca stars Armie Hammer and Lily James as a pair of beautiful newly-weds; Mr and Mrs de Winter. The two return home to Mr Winters estate in England only for the haunting memory of his past wife, Rebecca, to start pulling them into an unexpected mystery. 

The film is based on the novel by Daphne Du Maurier which has been adapted many times over the years.

Kajillionaire – 22/10

Evan Rachel Wood, Gina Rodriguez, Debra Winger and Richard Jenkins star in this dramedy from upcoming indie film director Miranda July

Wood plays the daughter of Winger and Jenkins charters. A young woman who’s been raised to swindle, forge and lie her way through life. It’s when the family brings in Rodriguez’s Melanie that things start to get complicated.

The trailer doesn’t give away much but it does set-up a quirky movie. 

Kajillionaire was the winner for best feature film at the L’Etrange Festival earlier this year.

Over the Moon – 23/10

A young girl builds a rocket ship and sets off in hope of finding the mood goddess in this Netflix animated feature. The animation looks beautiful and with little competition this year, we could be looking at the Oscar winner for the best-animated feature.

Glen Keane and John Kahrs are the two former Disney animators directing the film and that certainly sets some pedigree.

What movies are you most looking forward to in October? Did we miss anything on the list? Let us know in the comments section below.