The season of the witch (or vampire, princess, random cartoon character, etc.) is upon us, and Hollywood is offering plenty of spooky things to get you into the Halloween mood. But there’s more to this month than just one holiday, there is plenty of new music, movies, and video games to keep you entertained also.
NBC’s Dracula October 25th
Just in time for Halloween, this drama re-imagines Bram Stoker’s monster as a revenge-seeking seducer posing as an American entrepreneur in Victorian-era England. If that isn’t your particular cup of spooky tea, Lifetime’s Witches of East End (October 6th) and The CW’s vampire-themed The Originals (October 3rd) also premiere this month.
Paul McCartney New October 15th
If you adore Paul McCartney (if you don’t, you are definitely inhuman), you will probably love his new album. His “New” single has been getting rave reviews for its awesome “Magical Mystery Tour”-like sound. But why does its cover say “Mew” on it?
The Fifth Estate October 11th
Benedict Cumberbatch stars as controversial Wikileaks founder Julian Assange in this thriller. Wikileaks doesn’t want you to see this film. That’s very intriguing, but I only take movie advice from Wikipedia.
Carrie October 18th
If you watched the 1976 original and were scared afterwards, chances are you aren’t a very nice person. Chloe Grace Moretz replaces Sissy Spacek in this remake of the Steven King classic where high-school immaturity meets fiery revenge.
Prism, Katy Perry, October 22nd
At this point you’ve probably heard its lead single, “Roar”, at least a dozen times on the radio every day. But you can think of Perry’s third (secular) album as being a sonic costume change, with its “darker” and more “grown-up” new sound.
Batman: Arkham Origins (WiiU, PS3, X360, & Windows) - and Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate (PSVita & 3DS) October 25th
Set five years before Arkham Asylum and during the Christmas season, the latest addition to the Batman canon features new bat-gadgets and a multiplayer mode. For portable gamers, a “companion game” centered around a Gotham City prison uprising will also be released.
Just Dance 2014 (Wii, WiiU, X360 & PS3) October 8th
The fifth edition of the popular dancing game features an all new online multiplayer mode, the ability to share dances on Twitter or Facebook, and new songs ranging from “Blurred Lines” to the Ghostbusters theme. Versions for Playstation 4 and Xbox One will be released in November.
Wrapped In Red Kelly Clarkson October 29th
It’s never too early to think about Christmas… right? Either way, the original Idol winner’s first holiday album will face some caroling competition this month from Mary J. Blige (Octotber 15th) and the cast of Duck Dynasty (October 29th).
The CW’s Supernatural Season Premiere October 8th
It has a rabid cult following, but it’s still one of TV’s most under-rated shows. Loyal followers can’t wait to see the fallout (literally) from last season’s finalé, in which all of Heaven’s angels fell down to earth. If you’re new to the series, online videos can help you catch up.
Lego Marvel Super Heroes (WiiU, X360, PS3, 3DS, NDS, & Windows) October 18th
Protecting the universe has never been so… adorable! In LEGO’s latest game, players can pick from a cast of 150 different blocky little superheroes, including a super-powered version of Stan Lee.
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