Although our favorite time of year has come and gone, November is softening the realization that we’ll be waiting a year to celebrate Halloween again with some killer releases. Most notably, Mike Flanagan—a dude who seems to never stop working—is back with Doctor Sleep, the sequel to The Shining. November will also see the release of Rian Johnson’s murder mystery Knives Out , as well as some fantastic looking indie films. Let’s dig in.
Paradise Hills (VOD)
Director: Alice Waddington
Cast: Emma Roberts, Danielle Macdonald, Awkwafina
Uma wakes up in an apparently idyllic school for young ladies called Paradise, meant to reform her and her new friends. But there’s a darker secret behind its walls.
Red Letter Day (VOD)
Director: Cameron Macgowan
Cast: Dawn Van de Schoot, Hailey Foss, Kaeleb Zain Gartner
While adjusting to a new life in a quiet suburban community, a recently divorced mother and her two teens receive mysterious red letters instructing them each to kill or be killed.
Doctor Sleep (Theaters)
Director: Mike Flanagan
Cast: Rebecca Ferguson, Ewan McGregor, Carel Struycken
Years following the events of “The Shining,” a now-adult Dan Torrance meets a young girl with similar powers as his and tries to protect her from a cult known as The True Knot who prey on children with powers to remain immortal.
Earthquake Bird (Netflix)
Director: Wash Westmoreland
Cast: Alicia Vikander, Riley Keough, Jack Huston
An enigmatic translator with a dark past is brought in for questioning after an ex-pat friend, who came between her and her photographer boyfriend, ends up missing and presumed dead.
The Lodge (Theaters)
Director: Severin Fiala, Veronika Franz
Cast: Alicia Silverstone, Riley Keough, Richard Armitage
A soon-to-be stepmom is snowed in with her fiancé’s two children at a remote holiday village. Just as relations begin to thaw between the trio, some strange and frightening events take place.
The Shed (VOD)
Director: Frank Sabatella
Cast: Jay Jay Warren, Cody Kostro, Sofia Happonen
Stan lives with his abusive grandfather and tries to protect his best friend from high school bullies. When he discovers a murderous creature has taken refuge inside his tool shed, he tries to battle the demon alone until his bullied friend discovers the creature and has a far more sinister plan.
Knives Out (Theaters)
Director: Rian Johnson
Cast: Ana de Armas, Don Johnson, Jamie Lee Curtis
A detective investigates the death of a patriarch of an eccentric, combative family.