Amazon, perhaps unsurprisingly, has had a quiet year since it completely reworked its Studios team, with complications, allegations and creative staff departures delaying projects such as Transparent and The Man in the High Castle. Now, after relying on its impressive brace of exclusive acquisitions for almost 12 months, Amazon is starting to get up to full speed again, and this autumn’s line-up is full of big hitters that see Amazon Prime Video back at the top of its game.
Here’s what’s coming soon to Amazon Prime Video in October:
Scream 2 and 3 – 1st October
Wes Craven’s hugely entertaining horror franchise continues to balance laughs and genuine scares with its first two sequels, arriving just in time for Halloween.
Final Destination 5 – 5th October
You’d think that four movies in a row of extended death scenes would get old, but Final Destination 5 comes up with an inspired twist that makes this a surprisingly smart marriage of blood and brains. The best of the series? Go on then.
The Man in the High Castle: Season 3 – 5th October
Season 3 of The Man in the High Castle finds tensions between the Reich and the Empire continuing to rise, and a shocking and ambitious new Nazi program that has personal and global ramifications is discovered. Starring Alexa Davalos (Mob City), Rufus Sewell (Dark City), Luke Kleintank (Pretty Little Liars) and Bella Heathcote (The Neon Demon).
Submarine – 8th October
Richard Ayoade’s gently hilarious coming-of-age story is quality naval gazing cinema.
The Hurt Locker – 8th October
Kathryn Bigelow’s film about a bomb disposal officer made a star of Jeremy Renner, but its real achievement was conveying the adrenaline rush of being in the middle of combat – a constant state of tension that leaves Renner’s soldier wanting more.
Tyrannosaur – 8th October
Olivia Colman deserved all the awards for her heartbreaking turn in Paddy Considine’s powerful, intense drama about domestic abuse, co-starring an excellent (and entirely loathsome) Eddie Marsan.
Attack the Block – 8th October
Future sci-fi icons Jodie Whittaker and John Boyega team up to fight aliens invading a London tower block in this wonderfully funny and charmingly grounded thriller from Joe Cornish.
The Romanoffs: Season 1 – 12th October
Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner makes his long-awaited return to television this autumn with the release of his new star-studded anthology series, The Romanoffs. The show will revolve around different sets of people who believe themselves to be descendants of the titular Russian royal family, who were executed by the Bolsheviks in 1918. Each instalment in the series will revolve around different people in the present-day who proclaim to be descendants of the Romanov family. New episodes arrive weekly, following an opening double-bill
Gravity – 26th October
Alfonso Cuaron’s survival thriller/sci-fi, which appears to unfold all in a single take, is nail-bitingly tense – and heart-poundingly emotional.
Notting Hill – 17th October
“You say it best, when you say nothing at all…”
Lore: Season 2 – 19th October
From an executive producer of The Walking Dead and an executive producer of The Exorcist, Amazon’s anthology series returns to explore more real-life tales that inspired modern-day myths and legends. Season 2 will feature new stories based on the award-winning podcast as well as original stories not yet available in podcast form.
Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers
Halloweeen H20: 20 Years Later
Shaun the Sheep Movie
Seven Bridges for Seven Brothers
Every Which Way But Loose
Vicky Christina Barcelona
The Ghost Writer
Cool Hand Luke
Wrath of the Titans
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
The Great Gatsby
Clash of the Titans
The Blind Side
Crazy Stupid Love
All the President’s Men
Best in Show
Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot
The Hangover Part III
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