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Cinema releases in October 2023: Five Nights at Freddy's – The Neverending Nightmare and more

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Five Nights at Freddy's, The Exorcist: The Devotee and Trolls 3 are just some of the cinema releases in October. Check out the full list!

The month of October, known to many as the “Month of Halloween,” has finally arrived, and brought with it a frighteningly exciting selection of horror films to immerse you in the Halloween spirit. Among the highlights, we have Five Nights at Freddy's – The Neverending Nightmare, one of the most anticipated films of the year, which brings the popular horror game franchise to the big screen, and The Exorcist: The Devotee, a direct sequel to the 1983 classic, marking the beginning of a new trilogy in the franchise after 18 years since the last film in the series.

Cinema releases in October 2023: posters for Five Nights at Freddy's – The Endless Nightmare and The Exorcist: The Devotee, the main highlights of horror films in cinemas in October
Posters for Five Nights at Freddy's – The Neverending Nightmare and The Exorcist: The Devotee, the main highlights of horror films in cinemas in October / Image: Gabriel Princesval/Showmetech

But October isn't just the month of terror; It is also known as Children's Month. For them, the highlights are A Fairy Came to Visit Me, a film starring Xuxa Meneghel, the eternal Queen of Shorties, who returns to cinemas after 14 years since her last film in 2009, and Trolls 3 – Together Again, a DreamWorks animation to delight everyone with an incredible soundtrack and an adventure that promises to delight the whole family.

Posters of a fairy came to visit me and trolls 3 – together again, the main highlights of films for children in cinemas in October
Posters for A Fairy Came to Visit Me and Trolls 3 – Together Again, the main highlights of films for children in cinemas in October / Image: Gabriel Princesval/Showmetech

Want to know more? So, grab your popcorn, separate your ticket and come check out the main cinema releases in October!

The Protector 3 – Final Chapter (05/10)

Trailer for The Equalizer 3 – Final Chapter / Source: Sony Pictures Brasil via YouTube

Original title: The Equalizer 3

The Protector 3 – Final Chapter it's a movie action directed by Antoine Fuqua, the same director of the other hits in the franchise. Distributed by Sony Pictures, the film promises to be an impactful conclusion to the trilogy starring Denzel Washington. The saga's box office numbers are impressive, having grossed more than US$380 million worldwide. Furthermore, the reboot of the franchise in 2021 with the television series T, starring Queen Latifah, added a new element to the rich mythology of The Equalizer.

Synopsis: Robert McCall is a man tormented by his past as a government assassin. He seeks redemption and finds comfort in his role as a vigilante who fights for the oppressed. However, the peace he seeks is constantly disrupted as McCall cannot ignore the injustice around him. When someone is the victim of injustice, they reactivate lethal skills from their past and take on the solitary mission of bringing justice.

The Protector 3 – Final Chapter debut on the day October 5, only in theaters.

Other People's Children (05/10)

Trailer for The Children of Others / Source: Filmelier BR via YouTube

Original title: Other people's children

Other People's Children is an drama directed by Rebecca zlotowski and starring the talented Virginia Efira. Distributed by Synapse, the film explores deep and emotional themes, offering an engaging narrative and a remarkable performance from Efira.

Synopsis: Rachel is a woman who deeply loves her life, her students, her friends and even her ex-boyfriend. However, everything changes when she falls in love with Ali and grows closer to his adorable four-year-old daughter, Leila. Rachel becomes a motherly figure in Leila's life, caring and loving her as if she were her own daughter, despite her not being a mother yet. In her 40s, Rachel begins to feel the growing desire to build her own family, but time seems to be running against her. Is it too late to make your dream of motherhood come true?

Other People's Children debut on the day October 5, only in theaters.

An Extraordinary Family (05/10)

Trailer for An Extraordinary Family / Source: Hulu via YouTube

Original title: Wildflower


An Extraordinary Family it's a movie comedy directed by Matt Smukler and distributed by Diamond Films. Inspired by a true story, the film features a cast made up of Alexandra Daddario, Kierna Shipka e John Smart.

Synopsis: Follow Bea Johnson's journey of growth, from the tumultuous challenges of adolescence to her graduation. With two neurodivergent parents and a family who disagree about how to best support them, Bea faces unique challenges in her coming-of-age journey as she tries to find a balance between the typical conflicts of youth and the extraordinary situations that arise from her unusual family.

An Extraordinary Family debut on the day October 5, only in theaters.

Pact with the Devil: Don't Say He Didn't Warn You (05/10)

Pact with the Devil Trailer: Don't Say He Didn't Warn You / Source: Falcon Films via YouTube

Original title: Leavenworth

Pact with the Devil: Don't Say He Didn't Warn You it's a movie terror directed by Alex Herron and distributed by PlayArt. The film featured the screenwriter behind works such as Trapped in Ice (2006) Varg Veum – Falne engler (2008) and Escape (2012)

Synopsis: The film follows the life of a young woman in search of her origins, after being mysteriously abandoned as a child in a cemetery, wrapped in an enigmatic cloth with satanic symbols. As she delves deeper into her investigation to uncover the past, an evil, supernatural presence begins to whisper in her ears, warning her to back down.

Pact with the Devil: Don't Say He Didn't Warn You debut on the day October 5, only in theaters.

Goodfellas (12/10)

Trailer for Goodfellas / Source: A2 Filmes via YouTube

Original title: Ride On

Good Companions It's a film that mixes comedy e action, under the direction of Larry Yang and distribution of A2 Films. The film features the iconic star Jackie Chan in the lead role, accompanied by a talented cast that includes Yueting Lang, Andy On, Hang Su, Jing Wu, Shenyang Xiao, Xing Yu, Ailei Yu, Rongguang Yu e Joey Yung.

Synopsis: Luo, a failed stuntman barely making ends meet, risks losing his beloved horse to pay off his debts. In an act of desperation, he seeks help from his estranged daughter and her boyfriend, who is a lawyer. What Luo didn't expect was that his story would go viral on social media, turning him and his horse into media sensations overnight. Now, with this second chance he will need to make the difficult decision of choosing between his stunt career and his family.

Good Companions debut on the day October 12, only in theaters.

The Exorcist: The Devotee (12/10)

Trailer for The Exorcist: The Devotee / Source: Universal Pictures Brasil via YouTube

Original title: The Exorcist – Believer

The Exorcist: The Devotee is a horror film directed by David Gordon Green and distributed by Universal Pictures. The film represents a direct sequel to the 1983 classic and marks the beginning of a new trilogy in the franchise. With an interval of 18 years since the last film in the series, the expectation surrounding this release is immense.

Universal Pictures' investment in the new trilogy was significant, with reports indicating an amount of around US$400 million, covering theatrical releases and Peacock streaming. Furthermore, to promote the new film, a haunted house was created as a Halloween attraction at Universal Studios Hollywood parks and Universal Orlando Resorts hotels in the United States.

Synopsis: Since the tragic death of his pregnant wife in an earthquake in Haiti 12 years ago, Victor Fielding has raised his daughter Angela alone. However, their lives are drastically changed when Angela and her friend Katherine mysteriously disappear into the woods, returning three days later with no memory of what happened and exhibiting disturbing signs of demonic possession. In an act of desperation, he seeks help from Chris MacNeil, the only person alive who has witnessed something similar before.

The Exorcist: The Devotee debut on the day October 12, only in theaters.

A Fairy Came to Visit Me (12/10)

Trailer for A Fairy Came to Visit Me / Source: Imagem Filmes via YouTube

Original title: A Fairy Came to Visit Me

A Fairy Came to Visit Me accumulators is a brazilian comedy directed by Vivi Jundi and distributed by Universal Pictures. The film adaptation is based on the book of the same name by author Thalita Rebouças, who also contributed to the film's script. The highlight of the film is the presence of Xuxa Meneghel, the eternal Queen of Shorties, who returns to cinemas after 14 years since the release of Xuxa in the mystery of Feiurinha in 2009. The cast also features talents such as Dani Calabresa, Zezeh Barbosa e Livia Inhudes.

Synopsis: Luna is a young student who was worried about her future due to the bad grades she had received. Her mother had already warned that another poor performance in the tests would result in a ban on parties, cinema, beaches, shopping, television and computers. When everything seems increasingly complicated, she is surprised by the unexpected visit of a lively fairy. With a lot of effort, a few pinches of magic and priceless dialogue, the charming Tatu managed to win Luna's trust, resulting in a great and magical friendship.

A Fairy Came to Visit Me debut on the day October 12, only in theaters.

The Book of Dreams (12/10)

Trailer for The Book of Dreams / Source: ParisFilmes via YouTube

Original title: The Book of Wonders

The Book of Dreams is an drama distributed by Paris Movies and directed by Lisa Azuelos. With a cast made up of Alexandra Lamy, Muriel Robin e Hugo Questel, the production promises an engaging and exciting narrative. In addition, the film features the special participation of the Brazilian actress Maria Fernanda Cândido, which adds a special touch to the plot.

Synopsis: Louis is placed in a coma after a tragic hit-and-run accident. When his mother, Thelma, finds his diary containing a list of ten wishes to fulfill before the end of the world, she decides to set out determinedly on a moving journey to fulfill her son's dreams, fulfilling each item on the list, in the hopes that, Somehow, Louis can realize the beauty of life even while he is in a coma.

The Book of Dreams debut on the day October 12, only in theaters.

Swapped Vacation (12/10)

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Promotional image for Swapped Vacation / Source: Paris Filmes

Original title: Exchanged Vacation

Exchanged Vacation accumulators is a brazilian comedy directed by Bruno Barreto, known for his work on Rare flowers e Crô: The Movie. Distributed by Paris Movies, the film stars Edmilson Filho, who stands out in a double dose playing the characters Zé and Edu.

Synopsis: Zé, owner of a small football school, is lucky enough to win a trip in a raffle, including tickets and accommodation, for him, his wife Suellen and daughter Rô, who is a blogger, to celebrate Suellen's birthday in Cartagena, Colombia . At the same time, Edu, a successful businessman full of prejudices, plans his vacation in the same destination with his wife Renata and son João, who is a popular tiktoker. The twist comes when Zé accidentally stays at Edu's luxurious hotel, while Edu, by mistake, ends up at Zé's modest inn. This exchange provides experiences that the two families were not used to, but which end up uniting them even more.

Exchanged Vacation debut on the day October 12, only in theaters.

97 Minutes (19/10)

97 Minutes Trailer / Source: 101 Films via YouTube

Original title: 97 Minutes

Minutes 97 It's a film that mixes action e suspense under the direction of Thyme Vuorensola and distribution of Cinecolor. The film features a cast consisting of Alec Baldwin, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, MyAnna Buring e Joe Martin.

Synopsis: Despite strong opposition from the NSA Deputy Director, Hawkins, the NSA Director, is determined to take drastic measures to prevent a catastrophe on the ground, planning to shoot down the plane. This puts the fate of the innocent passengers in the hands of Alex, an undercover Interpol agent, who has infiltrated the terrorist cell.

Minutes 97 debut on the day October 19, only in theaters.

Devil's Workshop (19/10)

Trailer for Oficina do Diabo / Source: Cinema Fans via YouTube

Original title: Devil's Workshop

Devil's Workshop is an drama inspired by the book Letters from a Devil to His Apprentice, written by C.S. Lewis. The film, distributed by Paris Movies, was under the direction of Filipe Valerim and starred Elizângela, Felipe Folgosi e Sergio Barreto.

Synopsis: What if that ominous voice in your head that leads you to the darkest side actually belonged to someone? What if that someone was an employee of a company, or rather, a workshop… the Devil's Workshop? An ambitious young devil seeks to learn valuable lessons from a more experienced devil about the process of condemning souls to Hell. Involved in temptations, dilemmas and discoveries about human nature, a soul's fate will be sealed.

Devil's Workshop debut on the day October 19, only in theaters.

Trolls 3 – Together Again (19/10)

Trailer for Trolls 3 – Together Again / Source: Universal Pictures Brasil via YouTube

Original title: trolls 3

Trolls 3 – Together Again accumulators is a animation da DreamWorks directed by Alex Almaguer, Ennio Torresan e Taylor Meacham, and distributed by Universal Pictures. The film features the original voices of Anna Kendrick e Justin Timberlake, who return to their iconic roles, as well as the Brazilian voices of Jullie e Hugo Bonemer. This is the first DreamWorks Animation film to feature a soundtrack composed by Michael Giacchino, known for his impressive soundtracks across various series, films and video games.

Synopsis: Trunk and Poppy, now officially a couple, embark on a harrowing and emotional journey to save a brother who has been kidnapped by a pair of pop-star villains. During this journey, they will experience great adventures as they uncover secrets from Tronco's past.

Trolls 3 – Together Again debut on the day October 19, only in theaters.

My Name is Gal (19/10)

Trailer for My Name is Gal / Source: ParisFilmes via YouTube

Original title: my name is gal

my name is gal accumulators is a Gal Costa biopic, with direction from Lo Politi e Dandara Ferreira, and distribution across Paris Movies. In the lead role, Sophia-Charlotte stands out as the iconic singer. The cast also consists of Rodrigo Lelis, And Ferrera, Camila Márdilla, George Sauma, Luis Lobianco, Fábio assunção e Dandara Ferreira.

Synopsis: Gal Costa's journey is the story of a shy young girl who discovered her passion for music at an early age. Raised solely by her mother, Mariah, who has always supported her, Gal embarks on a journey at the age of 20 towards Rio de Janeiro, determined to follow her dream of becoming a singer. In the wonderful city, she meets up with her friends from Bahia, including Caetano Veloso, Maria Bethânia, Gilberto Gil and Dedé Gadelha, who closely follow Gal's first steps on the professional music scene, marking the end of the 1960s.

my name is gal debut on the day October 19, only in theaters.

They For Them (19/10)

Trailer for Elas Por Elas / Source: Cinema Fans via YouTube

Original title: Tell It Like a Woman

them for them is a work that mixes action e drama, directed by a talented cast of filmmakers including Silvia Carobbio, Catherine Hardwicke, Taraji P. Henson, Mipo Oh, Lucía Puenzo, Maria Sole Tognazzi e Leena Yadav. Distributed by A2 Films, the film stars a trio composed of Juliette Binoche, Marcia Gay Harden e Eva Longoria, and also has the presence of Cara Delevingne, Leonor Varela, Jennifer Hudson, Danielle Pinnock e Ayesha Harris in the cast.

Synopsis: The film is an anthology that brings together seven short stories, all directed by women from different parts of the world, with a focus on the representation of female protagonists. These unique women face personal challenges with remarkable determination. Some of the inspiring stories are based on true events.

them for them debut on the day October 19, only in theaters.

Assassins of the Flower Moon (19/10)

Killers of the Flower Moon Trailer / Source: Paramount Pictures via YouTube

Original title: Killers of the Flower Moon

Flower Moon Assassins is an western film, based on the best-selling nonfiction novel by David Grann. The film is directed by the renowned Martin Scorsese and distributed by Paramount Pictures. The duo of renowned actors, Leonardo DiCaprio e Robert De Niro, stars in this work, providing high-level performances. Completing the cast, we have John Lithgow, Jesse Plemons, Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson, Louis Cancelmi, William Belleau, Tatanka Means, Michael Abbott Jr., Pat Healy e Scott shepherd.

Synopsis: It's 1920, in the heart of Oklahoma, United States. A series of enigmatic murders shakes the prosperous Osage Indian tribe, whose lands hide rich deposits of oil. The investigation of these crimes leads to the establishment of a broad investigation that involves the influential figure of J. Edgar Hoover, recognized as the first director of the newly created FBI.

Flower Moon Assassins debut on the day October 19, only in theaters.

Retirement Plan (26/10)

Retirement Plan Trailer / Source: ONE Media via YouTube

Original title: The Retirement Plan

Retirement plan it's a movie action directed by Tim Brown, known for his work on Buckley's Chance (2021), and distributed by A2 Films. In the main cast, the presence of Nicolas Cage, Ron Perlman e Ashley Greene.

Synopsis: When Ashley and her daughter Sarah become involved in a dangerous transaction that quickly turns into a deadly chase, their only salvation is to seek help from Matt, Ashley's estranged father, who lives a quiet life in the remote Cayman Islands.

Retirement plan debut on the day October 26, only in theaters.

The Delinquents (26/10)

Trailer for The Delinquents / Source: MUBI via YouTube

Original title: The criminals

The Delinquents it's a movie drama e comedy directed by Rodrigo Moreno and distributed by MUBI. The film is a co-production between Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Luxembourg and starred Daniel Elias, Esteban Bigliardi e Margarita Molfino.

Synopsis: Morán and Román long to escape the obligations of society and the world of work. Morán plans a daring heist to secure a modest retirement, while his colleague Román is in charge of keeping all the money obtained. However, when a company investigator begins to pressure them, Román flees to a remote rural area to hide the money. What he didn't expect was that in this place he would meet a mysterious woman who would change his life forever.

The Delinquents debut on the day October 26, only in theaters.

Easy Money (26/10)

Easy Money Trailer / Source: Sony Pictures Entertainment via YouTube

Original title: Dumb Money

Easy money accumulators is a comedy with a satirical approach to the Wall Street case, directed by Craig gillespie and distributed by Sony Pictures. The film stars Paul Dano, known for his role in The Batman, and features an all-star cast, including Pete Davidson, Vincent D'Onofrio, America Ferrera, Nick Offerman, Anthony Ramos, Sebastian Stan, Shailene Woodley e Seth Rogen.

Synopsis: The story unfolds in the chaos of Wall Street, as GameStop shares soar thanks to a coordinated move by small investors on Reddit's WallStreetBets forum. It all starts with Keith Gill, who shares his bets on the forum, triggering a viral trend that attracts more followers to the movement. While the company's shares rise unexpectedly, making investors rich, Wall Street tycoons do not sit idly by and fight back.

Easy money debut on the day October 26, only in theaters.

Hypnotic – Invisible threat (26/10)

Hypnotic Trailer – Invisible Threat / Source: IGN via YouTube

Original title: Hypnotic

Hypnotic – Invisible Threat is an suspense directed by Robert Rodriguez, known for his work on Planet Terror (2007) and Sin City (2005) and distributed by Diamond Films. The film stars Ben Affleck e Alice Braga together with william fichtner e Jackie earle haley.

Synopsis: Investigator Danny Rourke becomes involved in a complex investigation relating to a series of large-scale robberies. As the investigation progresses, Rourke discovers evidence of a possible connection between his own daughter, who is missing, and the case in question. In addition to the weight of solving the crimes, the detective must deal with an enigmatic government program that, like his daughter, may be somehow linked to this conspiracy.

Hypnotic – Invisible threat debut on the day October 26, only in theaters.

Five Nights at Freddy's – The Neverending Nightmare (26/10)

Trailer for Five Nights at Freddy's – The Neverending Nightmare / Source: Universal Pictures Brasil via YouTube

Original title: Five Nights at Freddy's

Five Nights at Freddy's – The Neverending Nightmare brings the popular horror game franchise to the big screen in an adaptation of blumhouse. The games, produced by Cawthorn for PC and cell phones, have won over a legion of fans and have already spawned four sequels, as well as books that expanded this frightening universe.

The work, distributed by Universal Pictures, will be under the direction of Emma Tami, known for her work on horror films such as haunted land, forced birth e Blood Moon. While the cast is Josh Hutcherson, Elizabeth Lail, Piper Rubio, Kat Conner Sterling, Mary Stuart Masterson e Matthew lillard.

Synopsis: The plot unfolds at Freddy Fazbear's Pizza and follows the journey of Mike Schmidt, a young man recently hired to work as the establishment's night watchman. Under the supervision of manager Steve Raglan, the place is well known for its animatronics that delight children throughout the day. However, as night falls, a dark and deadly secret is revealed: the animatronic dolls transform into murderous psychopaths.

Five Nights at Freddy's – The Neverending Nightmare debut on the day October 26, only in theaters.

Growing Together (26/10)

Trailer for Growing Up Together / Source: Lionsgate Movies via YouTube

Original title: Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret

Growing Together it's a movie drama which is based on the book of the same name written by Judy Blume. Under the direction of Kelly Fremon Craig and distribution across Paris Movies, the film stars a talented cast including Rachel McAdams, Kathy Bates e benny safdie.

Synopsis: When her family moves from the city to the suburbs, 11-year-old Margaret navigates her early adolescence, facing the challenge of changing schools while navigating new friendships and feelings.

Growing Together debut on the day October 26, only in theaters.

Please note that some dates may change and may vary depending on your location..

So, did you enjoy the cinema releases in October? So, don't waste time and get your ticket now not to miss the main releases of the month! And take the opportunity and tell us here in the comments which of these films you are most looking forward to watching and be sure to share the post with your friends and follow our website to stay up to date with other news like this one.

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Text proofread by: Pedro Bomfim (25 / 09 / 23)

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  1. I'm looking forward to all the films in my favorite genre: Horror! Hahahahaha. FNAF I'm more curious than anxious.

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