November is a month where fans of almost every genre will find something to enjoy, whether that be music biopics, horror rides, suspenseful thrillers, or fantasy adventures – whatever your preference November will deliver something for you!
Release date: 2 November
Horror fanatics that are also gamers will probably be keenly familiar with the Slender Man name. Slender Man: The Eight Pages was a survival horror video game based on the internet myth where players had to escape a featureless figure;, and he’s coming to the silver-screen this month. Four friends find out about the legend of how to summon Slender Man, and after accomplishing the feat, the friends are haunted by the supernatural force, suffering devastating consequences. The game is famed for being utterly terrifying, so it’s safe to assume the movie will deliver a similar level of horror.
The Girl in the Spider’s Web
Release date: 9 November
Crime-thriller aficionados will know both the novels and films based on The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo series – with this year’s release being a follow-up to 2011’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Fans might be enthused to hear about the sequel, but unfortunately few participants in the previous film have survived to be involved in the second. Famed director David Fincher is replaced by Fede Alvarez, and Lisbeth Salander is played by Claire Foy instead of Rooney Mara. While the story is still solid, Fincher’s cinematic aesthetic is very unique, so fans of the previous film may need to brace themselves for a departure from that title before they go to see this one. Despite the changes, the trailer promises a nail-biting thriller and a serious raising of the stakes for the titular heroine.
Release date: 9 November 2018
Tired of simply playing Zombie Nazi mode on Call of Duty? Don’t worry – Overlord is the movie fix you need! With D-Day impending during the second World War, American paratroopers descend into a Nazi-occupied France under the impression they’re only there for a routine military mission. After stumbling on a suspicious underground lab, they soon realise all is not well and an insane, adrenaline-fueled zombie-eradicating purge unfolds.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
Release date: 16 November 2018
Considering the impressive success of the first Harry Potter spin-off featuring Newt Scamander, it’s no surprise that a second came quickly in its wake. After the capers of the first, the sequel introduces some famed characters from the parent franchise, most notably younger versions of Albus Dumbledore and one-time friend Gellert Grindelwald. Their tumultuous meeting was briefly discussed in the books, but Fantastic Beasts 2 will build further on that relationship and explore the wider world of Magic in the Harry Potter universe. Potterheads are undoubtedly chewing their nails in anticipation, but this will be a fun ride for anyone after a magical adventure.
Release date: 30 November 2018
Queen is without a doubt one of the most iconic musical groups ever – with a list of hit songs longer than most feature length albums. It’s quite a surprise that a blockbuster bio-pic hasn’t really been attempted until now, but in Rami Malek they’ve found their Freddie Mercury capable of pulling off the famed frontman’s personality and ability. Fans of the band, music in general, or dramatic biographies in general will definitely want to check out this emotional rollercoaster. From immeasurable highs to devastating lows, the trajectory of one of pop music’s best bands ever isn’t to be missed.