Busy October coming up

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It’s gearing up to be a very busy month on the movie calendar. Here’s what to look forward to during the first two weeks...

DRACULA UNTOLD

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Released: October 3

The Desolation of Smaug’s British star Luke Evans tackles this origin story on the legend of Dracula.

He stars as the title character in this dark fantasy actioner which offers a different take on Bram Stoker’s infamous mythological character – as this intends to be the first in a series of films to reboot Universal Studio’s Monsters franchise. Fellow Brit Dominic Cooper co-stars.

GONE GIRL

Released: October 3

Se7en director David Fincher helms this mystery-thriller, which is getting some great early buzz in critic circles.

New Batman Ben Affleck stars as Nick Dunne, a man who becomes the focus of a media circus when his wife (Rosamund Pike) disappears – then sees the spotlight turned on him when it’s suspected he may not be innocent.

Neil Patrick Harris and Tyler Perry co-star.

ANNABELLE

Released: October 10

This spin-off of last year’s sleeper horror hit The Conjuring sees husband John (Ward Horton) bring home the seemingly perfect present for his expectant wife Mia (Annabelle Wallis) – a rare and beautiful vintage doll.

But her delight with her new toy doesn’t last long when their home is invaded by members of a satanic cult – who violently attack the couple due to the malevolent evil within the doll.

THE MAZE RUNNER

Released: October 10

When Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) wakes up trapped in a massive maze with a group of other boys – including We’re the Millers star Will Poulter – he has no memory of the outside world, other than strange dreams about a mysterious organisation.

Only by piecing together fragments of his past with clues he discovers in the maze, will enable him and his fellow ‘runners’ a chance at escape.

THE JUDGE

Released: October 17

Being a multi-millionaire from his Iron Man excursions allows Robert Downey Jr the ability to pick and choose his roles – this time starring as big city lawyer Hank Palmer, who returns to his childhood home after the town’s judge and his father (Robert Duvall) are suspected of murder. The Bate’s Motel’s Vera Farmiga and Armageddon’s Billy-Bob Thornton co-star.