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[Movie News] In Theaters This Week – October 2, 2020

by Tori Ann
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Many theaters are still not open in the US. Some have had to close again due to health restrictions being put back in place or simply due to a lack of people coming in. While many big-name movies are pushing their release dates back even further, or choosing to premiere overseas first, a number of movies are still determined to make their way to theaters.

The season for scary movies is gaining even more traction this week, as there are three new movies to fit that bill this week. There is also a film about Winston Churchill’s group of female spies in WWII; a film about what happens when a couple goes to a cabin to unplug from the world, only to find it suddenly under attack; as well as a classic coming-of-age love story.

12 Hour Shift

Bodies start to pile up when a drug-user nurse and her cousin try to find a replacement kidney for an organ trafficker.

Directed by Brea Grant

Starring: Angela Bettis, David Arquette, Chloe Farnworth, Mick Foley, Kit Williamson

Release date: October 2


One man’s journey to the future to save a dying world.

Directed by Seth Larney

Starring: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Ryan Kwanten, Leeanna Walsman, Deborah Mailman, Sana’a Shaik

Release date: October 2

A Call to Spy (PG-13)

In the beginning of WWII, with Britain becoming desperate, Churchill orders his new spy agency – SOE – to recruit and train women as spies.

Directed by Lydia Dean Pilcher

Starring: Sarah Megan Thomas, Stana Katic, Radhika Apte, Linus Roache, Rossif Sutherland

Release date: October 2

Possessor Uncut

Possessor follows an agent who works for a secretive organization that uses brain-implant technology to inhabit other people’s bodies – ultimately driving them to commit assassinations for high-paying clients.

Directed by Brandon Cronenberg

Starring: Andrea Riseborough, Christopher Abbott, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Sean Bean, Tuppence Middleton

Release date: October 2

Save Yourselves! (R)

A young Brooklyn couple heads to an upstate cabin to unplug from their phones and reconnect with each other. Blissfully unaware of their surroundings, they are left to their own devices as the planet falls under attack.

Directed by Alex Huston Fischer, Eleanor Wilson

Starring: Sunita Mani, John Reynolds, Ben Sinclair, John Early, Jo Firestone

Release date: October 2

Spontaneous (R)

Get ready for the outrageous coming-of-age love story about growing up…and blowing up. When students in their school begin exploding (literally), seniors Mara and Dylan struggle to survive in a world where each moment may be their last.

Directed by Brad Duffield

Starring: Katherine Langford, Piper Perabo, Charlie Plummer, Chelah Horsdal, Rob Huebel

Release date: October 2

What movies have you been watching lately?

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