CinemaShyft’s 6 Most Anticipated Fall Releases

We are on the cusp of the fall movie season, and we are very excited for whats to come in theaters here at There are a ton of movies with great potential getting ready to release, so we thought it would be a good idea to put together a list and highlight our top six anticipated films of the fall season.

First Man

Can young director Damien Chazelle knock it out of the park a third time? He teams up with Ryan Gosling again in this Biographical Drama about Neil Armstrong and the time leading up to the historic 1969 mission Apollo 11. The film also stars Claire Foy, Jason Clarke, and Kyle Chandler. There isn’t much to say about this one other than its got one of the hottest directors in Hollywood and a lead that continues to surprise with his versatility and charisma. We already have a spoiler alert for this movie since its portraying real events, but its hard not to get excited with so much talent working on one film! First Man opens in theaters October 12, 2018.

Hell Fest

I have already expressed how excited I am for Hell Fest. This Film looks to be a call back to the slashers of the 80’s, and I think that precisely what the genre needs in the mist of all the demon movies that are releasing. Directed by Gregory Plotkin, known for his work on Get Out (2017) and Happy Death Day (2015), Hell Fest takes place in a traveling horror park, but there is a killer on the loose blending in with all of the manufactured terror. This scenario always is in the back of my mind at such events which I believe will make this film as terrifying as it is fun. Plus, we get a cameo from Candyman himself, Tony Todd. This thrill ride starts September 28th.


I’ve already covered this movie in our trusty trailers section, but the trailer has got me so intrigued its hard not to put it on my list for most anticipated fall movies. Overlord’s trailer has shown us everything it needs to. It takes place during World War 2, and Nazis have cooked up a little more than what we’ve known. We’re shown American troops’ planes being shot down, and the survivors are behind enemy lines. When our protagonists do a little digging, they find something horrifying. I don’t know if these secret German experiments are turning people into zombies or something worse, but I will definitely try to make this one opening weekend. Overlord opens on November 9, 2018.


Suspiria is a remake of Dario Argento’s 1977 horror film about a German dance company. The 2018 version Starring Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, and Mia Goth, looks to follow in the same footsteps as the original which isn’t a bad thing since the original received 92% on Rotten Tomatoes. The trailer released for this film is shrouded in mystery with breathtaking visuals that are beautiful and at the same time twisted. I am expecting a fascinating story with the love and attention of an Indie Film. In a recent interview with Elle magazine about filming the project, Dakota Johnson was quoted as saying “no lie, f—ed me up so much that I had to go to therapy.” That should be the tagline for the movie because it looks like that’s what viewers will have to do after seeing the film. Suspiria is rated R and will be in theaters on November 2nd.

The Predator

If you would have asked me five years ago, if I wanted a new Predator film directed by Shane Black I would’ve screamed “Yes!” as loud as possible. Well here we are in 2018, and we’re getting a Predator film directed by Shane Black. Now, since this is on my list, I’m still very anxious to see it, but truth be told the trailers did nothing for me. The Predator is solely on my list for Shane Black directing, and the soft spot I have in my heart for the original Predator. His movies Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and The Nice Guys have my full attention for any upcoming directing projects. Mr. Black’s knack for witty dialogue and awkward violence is something to be revered. So whether the trailers have deterred me or not, I’m still very curious on how this new Predator film will turn out. It stars Boyd Holbrook, Trevante Rhodes, Jacob Tremblay, Keegan-Michael Key, Olivia Munn, Alfie Allen, and Sterling K. Brown. The Predator opens September 14, 2018.


With the return of Jamie Lee Curtis and Nick Castle as Michael Myers, what more could you ask for during the Halloween season? Instead of rebooting the series again or creating another standalone entry into the series, the decision was made that this film would pick up after the first Halloween film, but four decades later. Screenwriter, Danny McBride stated, “We all came to the decision that remaking something that already works isn’t a good idea. So we have a reimagining instead”. McBride also described that this film would be an alternate reality so the other movies would be in their own timeline after the first movie. With the reprisal of Key Actors, John Carpenter signing on as executive producer and the writers and directors respect for the original film, it looks like we will get everything and more from this sequel of the beloved franchise. Halloween releases in theaters October 19th.

Please comment below or tweet at us with your most anticipated Fall movies.

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