Cinema Releases: October 2012

Released 3rd October:

The Perks of Being a Wallflower (12A) Running time: 103 minutes

Director: Stephen Chbosky,  Writer: Stephen Chbosky

Starring: Emma Watson,LoganLerman, Ezra Miller

Synopsis: Based on the novel written by Stephen Chbosky, this is about 15-year-old Charlie (Logan Lerman), an endearing and naive outsider, coping with first love (Emma Watson), the suicide of his best friend, and his own mental illness while struggling to find a group of people with whom he belongs. The introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors, Sam and Patrick, who welcome him to the real world.


Released 4th October:

Taken 2 (12A) Running time: 91 minutes

Director: Olivier Megaton,  Writers: Luc Besson, Robert Mark Kamen

Starring: Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace, Rade Serbedzija

Synopsis: The sequel will be directed by Olivier Megaton and will star Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace and newcomer Rade Sherbedgia is now joining the cast as Murad, the nasty villain of the film. In the original, one of the villains Neeson killed also had a Dad, and that man is Murad, and he has some special skills of his own. Murad has taken both Bryan Mills (Neeson) and his wife Lenore (Janssen) captive, and it is now up to daughter Kim (Grace) to free them. Clearly though we will get to see plenty of Bryan Mill’s skills too!


Released 5TH October:


Art House Massacre (TBC) Running time: 90 minutes

Director: Steve Laurence,  Writers: Martin Laurence, Steve Laurence

Starring: Emily Baxter, Martin Laurence, Ryan Elliot, Adrian Annis

Synopsis:  ART HOUSE MASSACRE is a nail bitingly tense suspense horror set over one gruesome night. Ben (MARTIN LAURENCE) and Liz (EMILY BAXTER) are a married couple still coming to terms with Liz’s recent miscarriage. Too distraught in the weeks after it, she quit her nursing job, and Ben is struggling to hold on to his accountancy job after a round of redundancies. Things are not that great between them right now. In a bid to make some money on the side to help out, Liz accepts a shady modeling job for Philip (RYAN ELLIOTT), an intense photographer who works from his sprawling house in the middle of nowhere. But Philip isn’t what he seems… Now: Liz is trapped in the dungeon-like basement of the house, in the clutches of a murderous psychopath with artistic pretensions, and caught up in an organ-harvesting nightmare. Her only hope is Ben, the one person who believes she’s in danger It’s a race against time to save her…



Sinister (15) Running time: 110 minutes

Director: Scott Derrickson,  Writers: Scott Derrickson, C. Robert Cargill

Starring: Ethan Hawke, Juliet Rylance, James Ransone

Synopsis:  A true crime novelist (Ethan Hawke) struggling to find his next big story, moves his family into a house where the horrific murder of an entire family took place.  But after finding a box of home videos in which other families are also brutally murdered, his investigation leads him to a supernatural entity that may be placing his own family in harm’s way.


Released 12th October:

Hotel Transylvania (U) Running time: 91 minutes

Director: Genndy Tartavosky, Writers: Robert Smigel, David I. Stern, Dan Hageman, Kevin Hageman

Starring: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Andy Samberg, Steve Buscemi, Selena Gomez

Synopsis: “Welcome to the Hotel Transylvania, Dracula’s (Adam Sandler) lavish five-stake resort, where monsters and their families can live it up, free from meddling from the human world. But here’s a little known fact about Dracula: he is not only the Prince of Darkness; he is also a dad. Over-protective of his teenage daughter, Mavis, Dracula fabricates tales of elaborate dangers to dissuade her adventurous spirit. As a haven for Mavis, he opens the Hotel Transylvania, where his daughter and some of the world’s most famous monsters – Frankenstein and his bride, the Mummy, the Invisible Man, a family of werewolves, and more – can kick back in safety and peace. For Drac, catering to all of these legendary monsters is no problem – but his world could come crashing down when one ordinary guy stumbles on the hotel and takes a shine to Mavis.”


On the Road (15) Running time: 124 minutes

Director: Walter Salles, Writers: Jack Kerouac, Jose Rivera

Starring: Kristen Stewart, Garrett Hedlund, Sam Riley

Synopsis:  Dean and Sal are the portrait of the Beat Generation. Their search for “It” results in a fast paced, energetic roller coaster ride with highs and lows throughout the U.S.



Pusher (18) Running time: 89 minutes

Director: Luis Prieto,   Writer: Matthew Read

Starring: Richard Coyle, Bronson Webb, Agyness Deyn

Synopsis: Nicolas Winding Refn serves as executive producer on this English-language remake of his cult crime classic, about a big-time London drug dealer whose life spins out of control over the course of a chaotic week.


Released 17th October:

Frankenweenie (PG) Running time: 87 minutes

Director: Tim Burton,  Writers: Tim Burton, John August, Leonard Ripps

Starring: Winona Ryder, Catherine O’Hara, Martin Short, Christopher Lee, Martin Landau


A heartwarming tale about a boy and his dog. After unexpectedly losing his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor harnesses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life—with just a few minor adjustments. He tries to hide his home-sewn creation, but when Sparky gets out, Victor’s fellow students, teachers and the entire town all learn that getting a new “leash on life” can be monstrous.

A stop-motion animated film, ‘Frankenweenie’ will be filmed in black and white and rendered in 3D, which will elevate the classic style to a whole new experience.


Paranormal Activity 4 (15) Running time: 95 minutes

Directors: Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman,  Writers: Zack Estrin, Oren Peli

Starring: Kathryn Newton, Katie Featherstone, Matt Shively

Synopsis: None available


Released 19th October:

Beasts of the Southern Wild (12A) Running time: 93 minutes

Director: Benh Zeitlin,  Writers: Benh Zeitlin, Lucy Alibar

Starring: Quvenzhané Wallis, Dwight Henry, Levy Easterly

Synopsis: Hushpuppy, an intrepid six-year-old girl, lives with her father, Wink, in “the Bathtub,” a southern Delta community at the edge of the world. Wink’s tough love prepares her for the unraveling of the universe; for a time when he’s no longer there to protect her. When Wink contracts a mysterious illness, nature flies out of whack-temperatures rise, and the ice caps melt, unleashing an army of prehistoric creatures called aurochs. With the waters rising, the aurochs coming, and Wink’s health fading, Hushpuppy goes in search of her lost mother.


Released 26th October:

Room 237 (15) Running time: 102 mins

Director: Rodney Ascher

Starring: Bill Blakemore, Geoffrey Cocks, Juli Kearns

In 1980 Stanley Kubrick released his classic horror film, THE SHINING. Over 30 years later, viewers are still struggling to understand its hidden meanings. Loved and hated by equal numbers, the film is considered a genre standard by many loyalists, while other viewers dismiss it as the lazy result of a legendary director working far below his talent level. In between these two poles, however, live the theories of ardent fans who are convinced they have decoded THE SHINING’s secret messages regarding genocide, government conspiracy, and the nightmare that we call history. Ascher’s ROOM 237 fuses fact and fiction through interviews with the fans and scholars who espouse these theories. Ideas of five devotees of the film with wildly different ideas about its true meaning are braided together in a kaleidoscopic deconstruction of the horror classic.


Skyfall (12A)  Running time: 143 mins

Director: Sam Mendes,  Writers: John Logan, Ian Flemming, Patrick Marber

Starring: Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Judi Deonch, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw, Helen McCrory, Naomie Harris, Berenice Marlohe

Synopsis: Daniel Craig is back as James Bond 007 in Skyfall, the 23rd adventure in the longest-running film franchise of all time. In Skyfall, Bond’s loyalty to M (Judi Dench) is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.

Stitches (18)  Running time: 86 minutes

Director: Conor McMahon,  Writers: Conor McMahon, David O’Brien

Starring: Ross Noble, Tommy Knight, Gemma-Leah Devereux

Synopsis:  The pic centers on Richard “Stitches” Grindle, a jaded workaday kids’ birthday clown, whose one-liners are witty in a way that’s just not for kids. He falls victim to a fatal party mishahp at the hands of a group of particularly nasty children. Years later, the group of now teenagers attend a party at which Stitches is the uninvited guest of honor, returning to avenge his untimely death.


Released 31st October:


Silent Hill: Revelation 3D (15)  Running time: 94 mins

Director: Michael J. Bassett,  Writer: Michael J. Bassett

Starring: Adelaide Clemens, Sean Bean, Radha Mitchell, Malcolm McDowell, Carrie-Anne Moss, Kit Harrington

Synopsis:  In SILENT HILL: REVELATION 3D, Heather Mason (Clemens) and her father (Bean) have been on the run, always one step ahead of dangerous forces that she doesn’t fully understand.  On the eve of her 18th birthday, plagued by horrificnightmares and the disappearance of her father, Heather discovers she’s not who she thinks she is.  The revelation leads her deeper into a demonic world that threatens to trap her forever.

Matt Wavish
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A keen enthusiast and collector of all horror and extreme films. I can be picky as i like quality in my horror. This doesn't necessarily mean it has to be a classic, but as long as it has something to impress me then i'm a fan. I watch films by the rule that if it doesn't bring out some kind of emotive response then it aint worth watching.

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