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6 Flicks Picks for October 2018 Movie Release Schedule

Posted by Anthony Mango Monday, October 1, 2018
Welcome to another edition of 6 Flicks Picks, wherein I list all of the upcoming films that are scheduled to be released in the United States for the month which is about to begin and break down which ones I'll be watching in theaters, which ones I'll wait to rent at home, and which ones I'll be skipping out on entirely. After going through the list, I'll choose which six films stand out to me as the ones I want to see the most, even if there are more or less than six that interest me.

Note: The list below is based primarily off the expanded nationwide USA release dates on IMDB as well as some other random outlets if possible, so some information may be different. If I am missing some of the limited releases or the dates conflict in some fashion, please let me know in the comments below and any adjustments and corrections will be made!

Without further ado, another new month means another new set of films, so what's coming soon to theaters in October 2018?

What movies are coming out October 2018 6 Flicks Picks

RELEASE DATE: October 5, 2018


Synopsis: When Eddie Brock acquires the powers of a symbiote, he will have to release his alter-ego "Venom" to save his life.

Will I watch? = Yes

A Star is Born

Synopsis: A musician helps a young singer and actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral.

Will I watch? = No

The Happy Prince

Synopsis: The untold story of the last days in the tragic times of Oscar Wilde, a person who observes his own failure with ironic distance and regards the difficulties that beset his life with detachment and humor.

Will I watch? = No

Over the Limit

Synopsis: An intimate portrait of the world's most outstanding rhythmic gymnast Margarita Mamun who needs to overcome mental fragility to take part in the Olympic Games.

Will I watch? = No

Heavy Trip

Synopsis: Turo (25) is trying to overcome his fears by leading the most unknown heavy metal band in Finland, Impaled Rektum, to the hottest metal festival of Norway. The journey includes heavy metal, grave robbing, Viking heaven and an armed conflict between Finland and Norway.

Will I watch? = No


Synopsis: Drawn from a never-before-seen cache of personal footage spanning decades, this is an intimate portrait of the Sri Lankan artist and musician who continues to shatter conventions.

Will I watch? = No

RELEASE DATE: October 12, 2018

Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween

Synopsis: Halloween comes to life in a comedy adventure based on R.L. Stine's 400-million-selling series of books.

Will I watch? = No

First Man

Synopsis: A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969.

Will I watch? = Maybe

Beautiful Boy

Synopsis: Based on the best-selling pair of memoirs from father and son David and Nic Sheff, Beautiful Boy chronicles the heartbreaking and inspiring experience of survival, relapse, and recovery in a family coping with addiction over many years.

Will I watch? = No

Bad Times at the El Royale

Synopsis: Seven strangers, each with a secret to bury, meet at Lake Tahoe's El Royale, a rundown hotel with a dark past. Over the course of one fateful night, everyone will have a last shot at redemption - before everything goes to hell.

Will I watch? = Yes


Synopsis: The inspirational tale of the grandfathers of fitness as we now know it, Joe and Ben Weider. Facing anti-Semitism and extreme poverty, the brothers beat all odds to build an empire and inspire future generations.

Will I watch? = No

The Oath

Synopsis: In a politically divided America, a man struggles to make it through the Thanksgiving holiday without destroying his family.

Will I watch? = No

RELEASE DATE: October 19, 2018


Synopsis: Laurie Strode comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.

Will I watch? = Maybe

The Hate U Give

Synopsis: Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressures from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what's right.

Will I watch? = No


Synopsis: The mysterious past of a fishing boat captain comes back to haunt him, when his ex-wife tracks him down with a desperate plea for help, ensnaring his life in a new reality that may not be all that it seems.

Will I watch? = No

Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Synopsis: When Lee Israel falls out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception. An adaptation of the memoir Can You Ever Forgive Me?, the true story of best-selling celebrity biographer Lee Israel.

Will I watch? = No


Synopsis: Follows Stevie, a thirteen-year-old in 90s-era LA who spends his summer navigating between his troubled home life and a group of new friends that he meets at a Motor Avenue skate shop.

Will I watch? = No

What They Had

Synopsis: Bridget (Hilary Swank) returns home at her brother's (Michael Shannon) urging to deal with her ailing mother (Blythe Danner) and her father's (Robert Forster) reluctance to let go of their life together.

Will I watch? = No

The Guilty

Synopsis: A police officer assigned alarm dispatch duty enters a race against time when he answers an emergency call from a kidnapped woman.

Will I watch? = No

RELEASE DATE: October 26, 2018

Hunter Killer

Synopsis: An untested American submarine captain teams with U.S. Navy Seals to rescue the Russian president, who has been kidnapped by a rogue general.

Will I watch? = No

Johnny English Strikes Again

Synopsis: After a cyber-attack reveals the identity of all of the active undercover agents in Britain, Johnny English is forced to come out of retirement to find the mastermind hacker.

Will I watch? = No


Synopsis: INDIVISIBLE is the extraordinary true story of Army Chaplain Darren Turner and his wife Heather. When war etches battle scars on their hearts, they face one more battle: the fight to save their marriage. One marriage, one family, under God.

Will I watch? = No


Synopsis: An original pop musical film about six strangers who get stuck on a New York City subway together and change each others lives in unexpected ways.

Will I watch? = No


Synopsis: Jong-su, a part-time worker, bumps into Hae-mi while delivering, who used to live in the same neighborhood. Hae-mi asks him to look after her cat while she's on a trip to Africa. When Hae-mi comes back, she introduces Ben, a mysterious guy she met in Africa, to Jong-su. One day, Ben visits Jong-su's with Hae-mi and confesses his own secret hobby.

Will I watch? = No


Which films make the cut?

6. The Oath — Yeah..this doesn't look funny at all to me, but I'd rather watch a comedy that maybe can get one chuckle out of me than a drama that I'll be bored to death with.

5. Serenity — I always thought Anne Hathaway was hot before as a brunette, but man is she a sexy blonde, too. That's about it. Big names in this, so maybe it's good. It doesn't look all that impressive, though.

4. First Man — This strikes me as the type of film that may be in Oscar contention for just Ryan Gosling, but at least for that.

3. Halloween — Why not, right? I've seen the bulk of the other ones (1, 2, 4, 5, 6, H2O, Resurrection) and even though I didn't really like them, at least I have a familiarity with this franchise.

2. Bad Times at the El Royale — Now we're actually talking about a film I DO want to see and WILL watch. I'm super curious what the mystery is all about and it seems like it's fun, and I've had some good experiences with Drew Goddard so far.

1. Venom — I have no doubts that this will be underwhelming, but it's a superhero film about my favorite Spider-Man villain. I have to see it.


Tony Mango is the founder, editor-in-chief, head writer and podcast host of Fanboys Anonymous as well as all other A Mango Tree branches including Smark Out Moment. He is a pundit, creative director/consultant, fiction writer and more. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.