5 Big Movies Releasing In SA This Weekend

movies this weekend 30 October

We check out what big-screen adventures are landing in South African cinemas this weekend.

The weekend is here and we’ve got some big movie releases hitting local cinemas this weekend, including a chilling mystery story from Guillermo del Toro, a book adaptation that will hit the nostalgia-bones of 20-somethings, a crime-drama, and a whole lot more to entertain and frighten you this Halloween weekend.

Check out our picks for the movies releasing Friday, 30 October 2015:

Crimson Peak

Hellboy and Pacific Rim director Guillermo del Toro has kept many details of his upcoming horror film, Crimson Peak, a secret, but it’s finally getting its release this weekend. Crimson Peak tells the story of a young woman (Mia Wasikowska) who slowly develops misgivings about her charming husband (Tom Hiddleston). However, she soon discovers that her new husband and his home are not what they appear to be. His home, set atop a mountain of blood-red clay, harbours ghostly, mysterious entities, which he and his sister, Lady Lucille Sharpe, desperately and fiercely try to hide.

MenStuff got to check out Crimson Peak and loved it, describing it “one of the most beautifully unnerving films ever”. Read the full Crimson Peak review here.



Those of you who grew up reading in the 90s will know of Goosebumps. The teen-centric horror books filled our bookcases and nightmares for years, and now its time for R.L. Stine’s creations to jump to the big-screen. Jack Black, plays the popular author in the film, who is tasked with keeping all the ghosts and monsters from the series locked up in his manuscripts. However, when two teenagers unintentionally release the ghosts and monsters from the manuscripts, Stine and the kids have to team up in order to put the monsters back where they came from… before it’s too late.


Knock Knock

Controversial director Eli Roth returns with a new film starring Keanu Reeves called Knock Knock. The film follows a devoted husband and father who is left at home, alone, for the weekend, when two stranded young women unexpectedly knock on his door asking for help. What starts out as a kind gesture, results in a dangerous seduction and a deadly game of cat and mouse.


Before I Wake

In this intense and heart pounding supernatural thriller, a loving couple take in a sweet and loving 8-year-old boy, Cody. Unbeknownst to them, Cody is terrified of falling asleep. At first, they assume his previous unstable homes caused his aversion to sleep, but they soon discover why: Cody’s dreams manifest in reality as he sleeps. In one moment they experience the incredible wonder of Cody’s imagination, and in the next, the horrific nature of his night terrors.



Ton Hardy takes on the dual role of two brothers in this true story of the rise and fall of London’s most notorious gangsters, Reggie and Ron Kray. The film is a classic crime thriller taking us into the secret history of the 1960s and the extraordinary events that secured the infamy of the Kray Twins.


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  1. kev_dogg

    October 31, 2015 at 07:54

    Goosebumps for the win

  2. james

    October 31, 2015 at 07:54

    Goosebumps used to be my jam when I was growing up!

    • nathan_m

      October 31, 2015 at 07:56

      The books were great but the show was awesome

    • james

      October 31, 2015 at 07:59

      I’m a bit bleak that it isn’t just one of the books but that it’s the monsters from all of them.

  3. clive

    October 31, 2015 at 07:55

    I’m quite keen to see Crimson Peak

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