6 of the Best New Fantasy Movies in October

Watch: All-new Kraven the Hunter, Once Within a Time & Five Nights at Freddy’s – these are the most anticipated new fantasy movies in October 2023

Powerful villains, bardic events and musical fantasy. From magic to romantic fantasy encounters and dark stories and more – in cinema and streaming on Prime and Peacock –  these are some of the most anticipated new fantasy movies in October 2023. 

Complete with titles, dates, trailers, where it releases and links to watch your fave streaming fantasy movies right now…

Awesome New Fantasy Movies in October 2023

Kraven the Hunter

Cinema, 6 October 2023

Prepare for a deep dive into the origins of one of Marvel’s most iconic villains in this thriller. Aaron Taylor-Johnson takes centre stage as Kraven, tracing the enigmatic character’s path before his infamous clash with Spider-Man. With a captivating storyline and direction by J.C. Chandor, this film promises to unravel the compelling backstory of a formidable adversary. Marvel fans, get ready for a gripping cinematic experience based on the beloved comics in Kraven the Hunter.

Watch: Kraven the Hunter Trailer

Genres Fantasy, Thriller, Adventure, Science Fiction
In Cinema

Totally Killer

Prime Video, 6 October 2023

In a chilling twist of fate, Kiernan Shipka finds herself entangled in a harrowing race against time. When the notorious “Sweet Sixteen Killer” resurfaces after 35 years, Jamie, portrayed by Shipka, is thrust into a perilous journey. A chance mishap catapults her back to the year 1987, a crucial moment in the killer’s deadly past. Jamie’s mission: halt the murderer’s reign of terror before it commences in Totally Killer.

Watch: Totally Killer Trailer

Genres Comedy, Horror, Time Travel
Streaming Prime Video | Watch it

Once Within a Time

Cinema, 13 October 2023

Art film fans rejoice, the creator of Koyaanisqatsi, Godfrey Reggio, is realising a brand-new feature in October. And instead of his usual experimental documentary style, he’s going full-on fantasy – with that Qatsi twist, of course. Reggio describes it as a “Bardic Event” like the world’s never seen. A take of children who follow their fantasy yet resist at the same time, linear and non-linear all at once. We find out what he means in Once Within a Time.

Watch: The Once Within a Time Trailer

Genres Art Film, Cerebral, Surreal, Fantasy
In Cinema 

Trolls Band Together

Cinema (UK), 20 October 2023

Releasing in October in the UK; November 10 in the US. Oh oh, after a few movies and specials, Princess Poppy and Branch are now finally a couple. But Poppy learns that Branch used to be in a boyband – with his brothers! One of whom, Floyd, is missing. When they learn Floyd has been kidnapped by a pair of pop-star villains, it’s time for the Trolls to do what they do best in Trolls Band Together.

Watch: The Trolls Band Together Trailer

Genres Fantasy, Animation, Comedy, Adventure
In Cinema

Hoshi 35

Cinema (Japan), 21 October 2023

A limited release in Japanese theatres only (and hopefully an international release soon after!).  Hoshi 35 is the story of young girl Aki, who befriends a small monster in her youth. After they get separated, many years pass. One day in the future, an earthquake hits adult Aki’s house, and a monster kaiju appears before her in Hoshi 35.

Watch: The Hoshi 35 Trailer

Genres Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Kaiju
In Cinema (Japan)

Five Nights at Freddy’s

Peacock, 27 October 2023

A spine-chilling adaptation of the horror game sensation, Blumhouse presents Five Nights at Freddy’s on the silver screen. The story, starring Josh Hutcherson and Matthew Lillard, delves into the harrowing experiences of a troubled security guard working the night shift at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza, where terror lurks around every corner in Five Nights at Freddy’s.

Watch: Five Nights at Freddy’s Trailer

Genres Horror, Thriller, Adaptation, Supernatural
Streaming Peacock | Watch it

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