Five must-see October movies


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“Blade Runner 2049” – Oct. 6

This sequel to the 1982 sci-fi classic takes place 30 years after the original and stars Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford, the latter of which reprises his role as Rick Deckard. Early reviews on this effects-heavy, neo-noir, sci-fi flick have been extremely positive, currently holding a 95 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, so make sure not to overlook this one.

“Happy Death Day” – Oct. 13

It’s essentially “Groundhog Day” (1993), but a horror film. A woman gets murdered on her birthday, only to wake up that very same morning. She’s stuck in an endless loop of the same day, resulting in her death at the end of each day, until she figures out how to prevent it. It comes from Blumhouse, the production house behind the “Paranormal Activity” and “Insidious” franchises. If you enjoyed those, you should enjoy this.

“Leatherface” – Oct. 20

A prequel to the 1974 original, “Leatherface” follows the origins of the titular character, similar to 2006’s “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning” (which was a prequel to the 2003 reboot, but that’s a lot to keep track of). This one is sure to have plenty of slashes and scares. If you’re a fan of modern horror, you’re sure to dig this.

“Geostorm” – Oct. 20

Getting away from October’s abundance of horror films, “Geostorm” is the debut of director Dean Devlin, but I’m sure you’ll be able to gauge your interest in this one if you enjoyed other natural disaster films such as “2012” or “The Day After Tomorrow.” Do you like seeing nature destroy society in film? Go see this ASAP.

“Jigsaw” – Oct. 27

The “Saw” franchise is back after a seven-year hiatus. This time, the story revolves more around the lasting impact of Jigsaw, the man behind the murders of the original series of films, but this is sure to be extremely similar to every other “Saw” film. If you’re into violent gore-soaked horror flicks, this is a must-see for the Halloween weekend.