The dude just won’t die, and neither will the “Halloween” film franchise.
Forty years after the release of “Halloween,” Jamie Lee Curtis is back as Laurie Strode in a fight-for-life battle with slasher brother Michael Myers, who has been shot, set on fire, blown up and even decapitated, but keeps coming back for more slashing. This film, which opens at Camana Bay Cinema on Oct. 26, is the 11th in the horror franchise and the third to be named “Halloween.” It ignores the nine previous sequels and is presented as the immediate sequel to the 1978 film that launched the franchise and Curtis’s career.
For those who prefer their Halloween horror with some laughs, “Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween” opens Oct. 12. Even more lighthearted is the 1991 film, ”The Addams Family,” which screens as the Kids Club feature on Oct. 27. Those looking for some classic horror can check out Linda Blair’s 1973 head-spinning performance in “The Exorcist,” part of the Classics at the Cinema programming, for a one-day screening on Oct. 30.
We Will Rock You
There’s music on the cinema menu over the next month as well. A star will be born — again — with the third remake of the 1937 romantic drama “A Star is Born,” which opens on Oct. 12. Although the original wasn’t a musical, all three remakes are, including the latest one, which stars Stefani Germanotta — better known as Lady Gaga — and Bradley Cooper.
On Nov. 2, the much-anticipated biographical film about singer/songwriter Freddie Mercury and the rock band Queen opens. “Bohemian Rhapsody,” named after Queen’s most famous song, stars Rami Malek, most known for the lead role in the television series, “Mr. Robot.”
Other films opening this month include “Venom,” the new Marvel superhero spin-off starring Tom Hardy, on Oct. 5; the Rowan Atkinson spy-parody, “Johnny English Strikes Again,” on Oct. 12; and the submarine action/thriller, “Hunter Killer,” starring Gerard Butler, on Oct. 26.
Who You Gonna Call?
The Saturday morning Kids Club features include “Frozen” on Oct. 13 and “Kung Fu Panda”on Oct. 20. Other Classics at the Cinema films include the star-studded supernatural comedy, “Ghostbusters,” on Oct. 9; the campy 1966 superhero film, “Batman,”which is based on the television series, on Oct. 16.; and the 1978 action-comedy martial arts film, “Drunken Master,” on Oct. 23.
In case you missed it the first time In October, Camana Bay Cinema will also screen four blockbusters that already had long runs at over the past year. On Oct. 5, “Incredibles 2” and “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” will return to the screens, and on Oct. 19, “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle”will be open again.