New Fall & Halloween Movies 2019

September 28, 2019


Get ready for your fall entertainment update of the year: the eagerly-awaited list of new movies in theaters and rental ready for you to enjoy during your cozy autumn evenings!

Not many family-friendly Halloween movies this year I'm afraid, but at least we can count on Hallmark for some sweet romance movies when we're not in the mood for a horror fest.


IN THEATERS
HORROR
Title: Ready or Not
Release: Now
Synopsis: Grace couldn't be happier after she marries the man of her dreams at his family's luxurious estate. There's just one catch: she must now hide from midnight until dawn while her new in-laws hunt her down with guns, crossbows and other weapons.
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Title: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
Release: Now
Synopsis: The shadow of the Bellows family has loomed large in the small town of Mill Valley for generations. It's in a mansion that young Sarah Bellows turns her tortured life and horrible secrets into a series of scary stories. These terrifying tales soon have a way of becoming all too real for a group of unsuspecting teens who stumble upon Sarah's spooky home.
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Title: It Chapter Two
Release: Now
Synopsis: Defeated by members of the Losers' Club, the evil clown Pennywise returns 27 years later to terrorize the town of Derry, Maine, once again. Now adults, the childhood friends have long since gone their separate ways. But when people start disappearing, Mike Hanlon calls the others home for one final stand.
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Title: Countdown
Release: Oct. 25
Synopsis: When a young nurse downloads an app that claims to predict exactly when a person is going to die, it tells her she only has three days to live. With time ticking away and death closing in, she must find a way to save her life before time runs out.
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HORROR/COMEDY
Title: Zombieland 2: Double Tap
Release: Oct. 18
Synopsis: Columbus, Tallahasse, Wichita, and Little Rock move to the American heartland as they face off against evolved zombies, fellow survivors, and the growing pains of the snarky makeshift family.
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THRILLER
Title: Joker
Release: Oct. 4
Synopsis: Failed comedian Arthur Fleck encounters violent thugs while wandering the streets of Gotham City dressed as a clown. Disregarded by society, Fleck begins a slow dissent into madness as he transforms into the criminal mastermind known as the Joker.
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Note: Very mood, dark, foggy. Perfect for Halloween, and veering on horror.
ROMANTIC COMEDY
Title: Can You Keep a Secret
Release: Sept. 13
Synopsis: A young woman spills all of her secrets to a stranger on a plane when she thinks it's about to crash. She later meets the man and discovers he is her company's new CEO, and he knows all of her humiliating secrets.
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Note: Happens in the fall.
FAMILY-FRIENDLY
Title: The Addams Family
Release: Oct. 11
Synopsis: The first family of Halloween, the Addams Family, is back on the big screen in the first animated comedy about the kookiest family on the block. Funny, outlandish, and completely iconic, the Addams Family redefines what it means to be a good neighbor.
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RENTAL & TV
HORROR
Title: The Curse of La Llorona
Release: Now
Synopsis: In 1970s Los Angeles, La Llorona is stalking the night... and the children. A social worker and her own small kids are soon drawn into a frightening supernatural realm. Their only hope to survive La Llorona's deadly wrath may be a disillusioned priest and the mysticism he practices to keep evil at bay, on the fringes where fear and faith collide.
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Title: Brightburn
Release: Now
Synopsis: What if a child from another world crash-landed on Earth, but instead of becoming a hero to mankind, he proved to be something far more sinister?
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Title: Ma
Release: Now
Synopsis: A lonely middle-aged woman befriends some teenagers and decides to let them party in the basement of her home. But there are some house rules: One of the kids has to stay sober, don't curse, and never go upstairs. They must also refer to her as Ma. But as Ma's hospitality starts to curdle into obsession, what began as a teenage dream turns into a terrorizing nightmare.
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Title: Nightmare Cinema
Release: Now
Synopsis: Five strangers are drawn to an abandoned theater and forced to watch their deepest and darkest fears play out before them. Lurking in the shadows is the Projectionist, who preys upon their souls with his collection of disturbing films. As each reel spins its sinister tale, the characters find frightening parallels to their own lives.
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Title: The Wind
Release: Now
Synopsis: Isolated from civilization in a desolate wilderness where the wind never stops howling, Lizzy begins to sense a sinister presence that seems to be borne of the land itself, an overwhelming dread that her husband dismisses as superstition. When a newlywed couple arrive at a nearby homestead, their presence amplifies Lizzy's fears, setting into motion a shocking chain of events.
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Title: Child's Play
Release: Sept. 24
Synopsis: A contemporary re-imagining of the 1988 horror classic, Child's Play follows Karen, a single mother who gifts her son Andy a Buddi doll, unaware of its more sinister nature.
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Title: In the Tall Grass
Release: Oct. 4 [Netflix only]
Synopsis: Five emotionally fragile teens are committed to Blackwood, a mysterious school for gifted girls. The mystery deepens as they break through layer after layer of misdirection to discover the true, horrifying purpose of the school.
More info on Netflix
Title: Annabelle Comes Home
Release: Oct. 8
Synopsis: Determined to keep Annabelle from wreaking more havoc, paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren lock the possessed doll in the artifacts room in their house. But when the doll awakens the room's evil spirits, it soon becomes an unholy night of terror for the couple's 10-year-old daughter, her friends and their young baby sitter.
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Title: Gwen
Release: Oct. 8
Synopsis: Desperately trying to hold everything together, young Gwen struggles with her mother's mysterious illness, her father's absence and a ruthless mining company that's encroaching on their land. As a growing darkness begins to take grip, the local community grows suspicious and slowly turns on the beleaguered family.
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Title: Crawl
Release: Oct. 15
Synopsis: When a massive hurricane hits her Florida hometown, Haley ignores evacuation orders to search for her missing father. Finding him gravely injured in the crawl space of their family home, the two become trapped by quickly encroaching floodwaters. As time runs out to escape the strengthening storm, Haley and her father discover that the rising water level is the least of their fears.
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Title: 3 From Hell
Release: Oct. 15
Synopsis: Crazed killers Baby Firefly, Captain Spaulding and Otis Driftwood unleash bloody mayhem after escaping from prison.
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Title: Eli
Release: Oct. 18 [Netflix only]
Synopsis: With his desperate parents in tow, an 11-year-old boy with a debilitating illness checks into an isolated clinic to undergo experimental therapy.
More info on Netflix
Title: Bloodline
Release: Oct. 22
Synopsis: Haunted by dark memories of childhood abuse, Evan, a social worker and first-time dad, struggles to keep his need for revenge in check.
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Title: Rattlesnake
Release: Oct. 25 [Netflix only]
Synopsis: After a mysterious stranger saves her daugther from a deadly snakebite, a single mother must commit an unthinkable act as payment.
More info on Netflix
HORROR/CHRISTMAS
Title: I Trapped the Devil
Release: Now
Synopsis: Hoping for a joyful family reunion, Matt and his wife pay a surprise visit to the home of his estranged brother, Steve, to celebrate Christmas. To their shock, they soon learn that Steve has a hostage in his basement: a man he claims is the devil.
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Title: Anna and the Apocalypse
Release: Oct. 1
Synopsis: A zombie apocalypse threatens the sleepy town of Little Haven during Christmas, forcing Anna and her friends to fight, slash and sing their way to survival, facing the undead in a desperate race to reach their loved ones.
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HORROR/COMEDY
Title: The Dead Don't Die
Release: Now
Synopsis: The peaceful town of Centerville finds itself battling a zombie horde as the dead start rising from their graves.
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Title: Satanic Panic
Release: Oct. 22
Synopsis: Sam's first day as a pizza delivery driver is not going according to plan. At the end of a long day and not enough tips, her last delivery turns out to be for a group of Satanists looking for someone to sacrifice. Now in a fight for her life, Sam must fend off witches, evil spells and demonic creatures, all while trying to keep her body - and soul - intact.
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DRAMA/THRILLER
Title: Donnybrook
Release: Now
Synopsis: A former U.S. Marine trains to compete in a vicious bare-knuckle fight where the winner gets a $100,000 prize.
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Note: Happens in late fall.
Title: All Is True
Release: Now
Synopsis: The year is 1613, Shakespeare is acknowledged as the greatest writer of the age. But disaster strikes when his renowned Globe Theatre burns to the ground, and devastated, Shakespeare returns to Stratford, where he must face a troubled past and a neglected family.
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Note: Happens in the fall.
Title: The Professor and the Madman
Release: Now
Synopsis: Professor James Murray begins work compiling words for the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary in the mid 19th century, and receives over 10,000 entries from a patient at Broadmoor Criminal Lunatic Asylum, Dr. William Minor.
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Note: Very fall-ish, cozy, foggy with dark libraries.
Title: Above the Shadows
Release: Sept. 17
Synopsis: Holly has faded to the point of becoming invisible, but she has one chance to restore a disgraced MMA fighter, Shane Blackwell, to his former glory, and in doing so regain her foothold in the world around her.
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Note: Happens in the fall.
Title: Awake
Release: Sept. 24
Synopsis: A man wakes in a hospital bed with no recollection of who he is, and learns that he's wanted by the police for a committing a series of murders.
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Note: Happens in the fall.
Title: Angel of Mine
Release: Oct. 4
Synopsis: Having suffered a tragic loss years earlier, Lizzie is trying to rebuild her life when she suddenly becomes obsessed with a neighbor's daughter, believing the girl to be her own child. As Lizzie's shocking, threatening acts grow increasingly dangerous, they lead to an explosive confrontation with the girl's angry, defensive mother.
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Note: Happens in the fall.
Title: Luce
Release: Oct. 29
Synopsis: A liberal-minded couple, Amy and Peter Edgar, are forced to reconsider their image of their adopted son after they discover he has written an extremely disturbing essay for his class at school.
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Note: Happens in the fall.
ROMANCE
Title: Over the Moon in Love
Release: Sept. 21 [Hallmark Channel only]
Synopsis: With her match-making business on the verge of closing, Brooklyn finds herself in the unique position to be featured in a magazine, but has to set up the writer with her childhood friend Devin.

Note: Happens in the fall.
Title: Love Under the Olive Tree
Release: Sept. 28 [Hallmark Channel only]
Synopsis: [UPDATE: THIS MOVIE HAS BEEN INEXPLICABLY REMOVED FROM THE SCHEDULE SINCE THIS POST] The prize of Sunset Valley's annual olive oil contest is a land parcel with disputed ownership. When feisty Nicole and competitive Jake face-off, they never expect sparks to fly.

Note: Happens in the fall.
Title: Country at Heart
Release: Oct. 5 [Hallmark Channel only]
Synopsis: [UPDATE: THIS MOVIE HAS BEEN INEXPLICABLY REMOVED FROM THE SCHEDULE SINCE THIS POST] A struggling country singer meets a Nashville songwriter in need of inspiration. Teaming up to write a song, their work gets complicated but results in both a hit song... and true love.

Note: Happens in the fall.
Title: Love, Fall & Order
Release: Oct. 12 [Hallmark Channel only]
Synopsis: When Claire goes home to save her dad's annual Fall Fest on her family's pumpkin farm, sparks fly with an old rival – the opposing lawyer she now faces in court.

Note: Happens in the fall.
Title: Good Witch: Curse from a Rose
Release: Oct. 19 [Hallmark Channel only]
Synopsis: The Good Witch meets her match when Cassie's long-lost college roommate, Autumn Delaney, makes an unexpected visit to Grey House on a mission to disrupt Middleton's Halloween festivities.

Note: Happens on Halloween.

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