Fright nights: October in Film



Chloe Steinig

October is just around the corner, and that means the scariest day of the year, Halloween, is too. With the holiday approaching, there are a bunch of upcoming films to get one in the spooky spirit. From origin stories of favorite monsters to ones coming back up to terrorize again, there is something for everyone next month.

On Oct. 13, “Happy Death Day” comes out in theaters. Theresa (Jessica Rothe) is the head of a sorority and today just happens to be her birthday. Everything seems to be going well until she is murdered by a masked killer. However, she doesn’t die. She wakes up the next morning, and relives the day over, murdered again. As the days go by, Theresa must gure out how to break the cycle and how to make it out alive.

“Leatherface,” a prequel to 1974’s cult classic “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” premieres on Oct. 20. The film follows the youngest of the infamous Sawyer family who is admitted into a mental hospital after being blamed for the death of the sheri ’s daughter. Fast forward to ten years later when he escapes the hospital along with three other patients, kidnapping a nurse on the way. Running away from the authorities with the sheri seeking vengeance for his daughter’s death, the child goes down a bloody path that leads him to become Leatherface.

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Also on Oct. 20, Michael Fassbender and Rebecca Ferguson star in “The Snowman.” In this thriller, Fassbender plays a detective investigating a serial killer called The Snowman. Known for decapitating his victims, Fassbender and Ferguson both work together to track down the killer amidst a winter wonderland before it is too late.

Just days before Halloween, “Jigsaw” comes out in theaters on Oct. 27. The eighth installment in the “Saw” franchise, the film follows the police investigation into what appears to be a new madman wreaking havoc with a high body count. When evidence appears that this madman is using the same puzzle piece marking on victims as Jigsaw Killer John Kramer, police are baffled. Kramer has been dead for over a decade, and now the police can’t help but wonder if he didn’t die after all.

Whether one is looking for a thriller or a gory slasher, this upcoming month in hor- ror will be a good one and full of terrifying surprises.

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