Happy Wednesday, and happy Hallowe’en! Hopefully you’re not too tired from the spooky festivities, and if you are, then maybe a low-key night at the cinema is just what you need. This week, you have a few options. First off, there’s Hell Fest if you’re still in the mood for some scary fun even after Hallowe’en passes. If not, there’s Book Club, which is sure to satisfy your rom-com needs. Finally, there’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, a Disney film for children and adults alike.
What’s it about? When a group of friends travel to a horror theme park for Hallowe’en season, they’re met with actual horrors when a masked serial killer uses the park for a killing spree.
The good: For those of you who love a good old-fashioned slasher film, this will definitely deliver.
The bad: Like most teen/young adult slasher films, it’s sure to be a little predictable and camp.
What’s it about? Four older women bond at their monthly book club meetings. When they read Fifty Shades of Grey (2011), it causes them to re-evaluate their personal relationships and love lives, leading to many life-changing (and hilarious) situations.
The good: Not only does this film focus on women and their relationship struggles, but specifically on older women, which is unique in most cinema.
The bad: If you find rom-coms to be a bit cheesy/predictable, then maybe this isn’t the movie for you.
What’s it about? In this holiday-themed movie, a young girl is transported to parallel worlds in order to retrieve a key which will return harmony to all the realms.
The good: This movie is filled with magic and fantasy, and is a great option for young kids.
The bad: Marketing for this movie was a little weak so there hasn’t been much buzz about it, and it also doesn’t have fantastic reviews.
To find out where and when you can catch these films, check out the Cairo 360 Cinema Guide.