Collection of upcoming releases in October 2022

What’s Geeky in October 2022?

It’s officially that Spooky time of year when half of the horror movies and tv shows all come out at once. It’s also that time of year when we eat a lot of candy and the next morning regret all of our life choices.

There’s nothing quite like Halloween and October, is there?

We’ve got a full docket of content this month with an all-new DC anti-hero, a new novel by Terry Brooks, and an all-new Call of Duty game.

Buckle up and let’s see!

Movies & TV Shows:

October 5th:

Chucky, season 2

Chucky series, season two.

The killer ginger doll is back in the second season of USA and Syfy’s “coming of rage” story as the three friends, having killed the doll possessed by serial killer Charles Lee Ray, are sent off to atone for their sins at a Catholic institution for juvenile delinquents. But, as we all should know by now, there’s no stopping the “MVP of murder” for long as more and more dolls break free to raise some hell.

Kung Fu, season 3

Kung Fu by CW is a martial arts western series.

The CW’s reimagining of the classic Martial Arts Western is back for a third season, having survived the purge initiated by the CW that axed other shows like Batwoman and Charmed. Having survived a magically induced earthquake, the triads are back to take over San Francisco—but not if Nicky Shen (and a mysterious and hot vigilante) can stop them. And was that a cameo of Zhilan we saw in the trailer? Come on, you knew she wasn’t gone!

Reginald the Vampire, season 1

Syfy's new series about a normal boy who is also a vampire.

What Halloween season would be complete without at least one vampire show? Syfy’s new vampire show follows slacker Reginald as he pines for the woman he loves but can’t be with, deals with a bullying manager at work, and discovered that the new friend he made the night before had turned him into a blood-sucking monster with a sunlight allergy. But in the world of beautiful, fit, and vain vampires, Reginald doesn’t fit in. Now he’ll have to find a way to work with his new abilities before a vampire chieftain with a grudge kills him… again.

October 6th:

Pennyworth: The Origin of Batman’s Butler, season 3

Pennyworth is a Batman prequel on HBO max.

Explore the origins of the caped crusader’s butler, the former British army, and super spy Alfred Pennyworth as he is hired by the future parents of Bruce Wayne in this prequel to Batman and the tv show Gotham. Having moved from Epix to HBO Max, Pennyworth season 3 sees the future butler investigating rumors of cults using mind-control drugs in this alternate version of 1960s London.

October 9th:

Mortal Kombat Legends: Snow Blind

An animated Mortal Kombat series.

Witness the rise of the blind swordsman, Kenshi Takahashi, in the new animated adventure set in the Mortal Kombat universe. As the cyborg Kano mercilessly attacks village after village in his attempt to conquer Earthrealm, one young warrior refuses to bend the knee: Kenshi. After being blinded and left for dead, Kenshi finds a legendary sword that allows him to see again—in a manner of speaking. But every great warrior needs a teacher and there’s only one who can teach him how to stop Kano: the retired Kuai Liang, better known as Sub-Zero.

October 10th:

Avenue 5, season 2

Avenue 5 is about a luxury space cruiser.

Tune in to HBO for more hilarity and hijinks as the fake crew of the luxury space cruise liner, Avenue 5, continue on their five—now eight—year journey back to earth after being blown off-course. Again. Hugh Laurie now returns as the fake captain who now has to act like the real captain he’s been pretending to be all of these years as he deals with a hyper-narcissistic owner, a ridiculously overqualified second in command, and the ship’s nihilistic Head of Customer Relations.


A horror movie based on an internet monster who causes people to self harm.

Internet horror becomes real in this new movie from Hulu, who has been dominating the market in horror lately. The parents of Asha Chaudry take away her phone and internet privileges when they believe she is cutting herself as part of an internet challenge. The more Asha tries to tell them that it is the work of an internet monster called the Grimcutty that has been stalking her, the more hysterical and drastic they get. With her parents unable to see or believe in the slenderman-esque monster, it’s up to Asha to stop the creature before it makes her kill her parents.

October 11th:

The Winchesters, season 1

A prequel for the hit series Supernatural.

Narrated by Jensen Ackles, this prequel to Supernatural follows the story of how John Winchester met, fell in love with, and joined Mary Campbell as a hunter in their shared quest to find out what happened to their missing fathers. It will be interesting to see how this spin-off does as the successor to the longest-running live-action fantasy tv series that lasted a whopping fifteen years. It will also be interesting to see what, if any, new monsters The Winchesters will be able to throw at their protagonists, the future parents of Dean and Sam Winchester.

Guardians of Time

A fantasy based on four cousins who discover their power.

Having accidentally stepped through a magical door in their family home to another world, four cousins discover that they are the prophesized Guardians of Time, who must fight against the forces of evil that threaten to engulf the Kingdom of Keoherus. But when the door that brought them disappears, they’ll have to become the four warriors of legend if they want to return home.

October 14th:

The Curse of Bridge Hollow

A horror-comedy where Halloween decorations come to life!

Having just moved to the town of Bridge Hollow, teenage Sydney accidentally unleashes a curse bringing the town’s many Halloween decorations to life in this horror comedy from Netflix. In addition to starring Marlon Wayans and Rob Riggle, this movie also features Priah Ferguson of Stranger Things.

October 18th:

The Loneliest Boy in the World

A story of a boy who makes his own zombie friends when he cant make others.

After the death of his mother, Oliver takes it upon himself to make new friends. But when no one living will have him, he digs up the bodies of several recently deceased people and poses them for a family portrait. The next morning, Oliver wakes up to find that all of those people are now alive again as zombies and if he wants to keep his new friends safe from beautiful classmates, nosy neighbors, and conniving social workers.

October 21st:

The School for Good and Evil

A fantasy series about two friends, one evil, and one good.

Best friends Sophie and Agatha are kidnapped and taken to the School for Good and Evil where students are taught to become heroes and villains. But when kind-hearted Sophie is taken and corrupted by the School for Evil, it will be up to Agatha to try and save her. And to try and get both of them home. Written and directed by Paul Feig, this Netflix movie is a loose adaptation of the book of the same name by Soman Chainani, who was heavily consulted for the adaptation.

Black Adam

The Rock as an Egyptian hero, Black Adam.

After five thousand years, the ancient Egyptian predecessor and enemy of the wizard Shazam, has finally awoken and is out to use his godlike powers for revenge against the new reincarnation of his old enemy. But his actions attract the attention of the Justice Society of America and its leader, Hawkman, who is also the reincarnation of the Egyptian prince who once enslaved Black Adam. But while they fight each other, another enemy is on the rise, one with the command of the fearsome intergang and the same mystical powers as Black Adam. Sabbac.

Video Games

October 4th:

Overwatch 2

The long awaited sequel to the FPS Overwatch.

PS 5, PS 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Switch, PC

Blizzard Entertainment’s hero shooter game is back for some more action. There’s a lot to get excited about with Blizzard’s new addition to the Overwatch franchise, including a roster of over 30 characters to play and a revamped PvP mode.

October 6th:

Nier: Automata

Drakengard is now on the Switch.


The 2017 action spin-off of Drakengard is now available on Switch. Hack your way through androids and machines in this dystopian sci-fi game. Then, do it again and again as you unlock different aspects of the story in your quest to defeat the twin controllers of the Machine Network.

October 11th:

Asterigos: Curse of the Stars

A Greek and Roman inspired game where you play a young heroine.

PS 5, PS 4, PC

In this soulslike game based on Greek and Roman mythology, you play as Hilda, a warrior whose search for her missing father takes her to Aphes, the fallen “City of the Stars,” where your choices in how you play the game will affect the world around you.

In Sound Mind

Sound Mind is a first-person psychological horror game.


Now available on Switch, In Sound Mind is a first-person psychological horror game where you wake up one day only to realize that you’ve been exposed to a strange chemical. And then things get scary. Walk through haunting memories as you solve puzzles, fight unique bosses, listen to a rad soundtrack, and meet a strange cat named Tonia.

No More Heroes 3

Now available on other platforms, No More Heroes 3.

PS 5, PS 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC

Now available for everything else besides Switch (where it was first released). Step back into the shoes of Travis Touchdown as you battle alien invaders and corporate stooges hell-bent on taking over Santa Destroy, California (and the world, too) by creating a competition to see who is the greatest superhero on Earth.

October 12th:

Lego Bricktales

A Lego puzzle game where you visit different locations.

PS 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC

This puzzle-adventure game has the player running around to different LEGO biomes, solving puzzles, and building up the world brick by brick. And all with your trusty robot companion who will help you discover the many mysteries and secrets these worlds have to offer.

October 13th:

Fueled Up

A co-op game where you try to defeat an evil space octopus.

PS 5, PS 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Switch, PC

Fuel, fix, and rescue damaged spacecraft in this chaotic couch co-op game with up to four players. Grab the right tools for the right job and fix the spaceship fast before the evil space octopus gets his tentacles on them.

The Eternal Cylinder

Try to survive as a small alien in The Eternal Cylinder.

PS 5, Xbox X/S, PC

The alien world you live on is slowly being destroyed by a gargantuan moving structure known as The Cylinder, which destroys everything in its path. But you are a Trebhum, a tiny creature and the leader of your own family of Trebhums who must use their unique mutations to survive a world being destroyed.

The Last Oricru

A medieval style RPG where you have to choose a side to fight for.

PS 5, Xbox Series X/S, PC

You awaken on a distant planet in the middle of a full-blown conflict between two different species in this action RPG with a strong emphasis on choices and storytelling and a huge sci-fi meets medieval vibe. Choices matter as you can join one faction or the other or even betray them both and watch the world burn.

October 14th:

Dragon Ball: The Breakers

A Dragonball game where you choose to play as a raider or a survivor.

PS 5, PS 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Switch, PC

This asymmetrical action game sees you play as either a Raider (one of the classic baddies from Dragon Ball like Cell, Frieza, or Buu) or as one of seven survivors who must do everything they can to survive the Raider, who as they hunt will eventually turn into a truly unstoppable force.

Nickelodeon Kart Racers 3: Slime Speedway

Race your friends as iconic Nickelodeon characters.

PS 5, PS 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Switch, PC

Rebuilt from the ground up, Nickelodeon Kart Racers allows you to race your friends (including up to 12 people online) as one of 40 different iconic characters from Nickelodeon. Race your friends as Avatar Aang, SpongeBob SquarePants, Jimmy Neutron, and more.

October 18th:

A Plague Tale: Requiem

Help Hugo get rid of his plague like curse.

PS 5, Xbox Series X/S, Switch, PC

Having thwarted the Inquisition, Amicia and Hugo journey south where they hope to find peace. But when Hugo’s curse rears its ugly rat-infested head in a new tidal wave of death and destruction, they’ll have to journey to an island that—hopefully—will have a cure to Hugo’s curse in this much-anticipated sequel to the award-winning A Plague Tale: Innocence.

Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed

A ghostbusters game wehre you fight... ghost!

PS 5, PS 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC

Based on the hit media franchise, this multiplayer game either sees you team up with three friends as proton pack wielding Ghostbusters out to hunt some ghosts or as a ghost out to torment out to torment the living world. Say it with me now: Who you gonna call?

Them’s Fightin’ Herds

A 2-D fighting game with magical barn animals.

PS 5, PS 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Switch

Now available on consoles, Them’s Fightin’ Herds is a 2D fighting game where you can play as none other than adorable cartoon barn animals (with a couple fantasy animals like unicorns, dragon-horses, and pirates) to beat the manure out of each other.

October 20th:

Batora: Lost Haven

A space adventure game where you play the young protagonist, Avril.

PS 5, PS 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Switch, PC

In this rich, interplanetary action RPG where choices matter, you play as Avril, a woman following the clues left by alien gods. Following these clues will lead you to different worlds where you will take on quests, solve puzzles, and fight dangerous enemies. All to save your failing world, your Lost Haven.

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope

A turn based strategy game with your favorite Nintendo characters.


Join Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach and the rest in this turn-based tactical adventure on an intergalactic scale. Explore the galaxy and save the adorable creatures known as Sparks, who will give your heroes the power-ups they’ll need to face off against the evil Cursa.


Explore New Orleans through a southern gothic story.

PS 5, PS 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One

This pixel art, point-and-click narrative adventure sees you on an adventure to find your lost brother in this distorted version of New Orleans. But what starts as a straightforward quest quickly spirals out of control into a multigenerational mystery in this Southern Gothic story.

Second Extinction

Hunt mutated dinosaurs with guns and your friends.

Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC

This first-person shooter co-op has you and up to two friends hunting the ultimate predators: mutated dinosaurs. You’ll need some big guns to take down these big dinosaurs, but you’ll also need to work with the community at large to take control of the map in the game’s War Effort feature.

October 21st:

Gotham Knights

Defend Gotham after Batman's death.

PS 5, Xbox Series X/S, PC

An open-world, action RPG puts you in a Gotham after the death of Batman. With a new criminal underworld rising, it will be up to Batgirl, Nightwing, Red Hood, and Robin to bring hope back to the citizens of Gotham… and fear to her criminals.

New Tales from the Borderlands

A Borderlands spin off series.

PS 5, PS 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC

This spin-off of the Borderlands series and spiritual successor to the Tales from the Borderlands game sees you play as one of three different protagonists as you fight against the agents of a ruthless invading force in this graphic adventure game.


A first person horror game where you learn stories at different locations.

Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC

Scorn is an atmospheric first-person horror game set in a dreamlike world where each location tells its own unsettling story in a non-linear fashion as you explore this interconnected world to acquire the new skills, weapons, and items you’ll need in order to survive.

October 27th:


A dystopian survival horror game.

PS 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC

This unique survival horror game takes place in a dystopian future. You play as a humanoid android, called a Replika, named Elster, who awakes from cryostasis on a cold planet in the bowels of a corrupt government’s facility. Search for clues, solve puzzles, and survive the nightmarish monsters that lurk in the dark as you search for your lost dreams.

Star Ocean The Divine Force

A new game in the Star Ocean series.

PS 5, PS 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Switch, PC

This latest addition to the Star Ocean series will allow players to move more freely than in any previous game, including having the option to fly among the stars. When Raymond Lawrence’s spaceship is attacked, he’s forced to land on an underdeveloped planet and help its ruler, Princess Laeticia, fight off the invaders of her world in a story that shakes the foundations of the universe.

October 28th:

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II

The second installment of Modern Warfare.

PS 5, PS 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC

CoD is back with the second installment in Modern Warfare and the 19th Call of Duty game overall in this first-person shooter co-op with a narrative focus. With some advanced AI capabilities and new gun handling, return to the world of the operators of Task Force 141.

Resident Evil Village

Resident Evil Village is now available on the Switch.


Now available on Switch, Resident Evil Village saw players take control of Ethan Winters, a man searching for his kidnapped daughter in a village filled with mutated monsters. While maintaining its survival horror elements, Village also has an increased focus on action with a higher enemy count and improved combat.

And if this wasn’t enough Resident Evil for you, this will also be the launch of Village’s dlc, Winter’s Expansion for PC and Console and Resident Evil Re:Verse on Xbox One, PS 4, and PC that will allow players to fight each other as classic and iconic Resident Evil characters.


There are all kinds of books coming our way. What are you most excited for? The new Maggie Steifvater book? The new Terry Brooks? New Gregory Maguire?

Let’s see what all we have.

October 4th:

  • Crown of Flames by Sayantani DasGupta—Action Adventure, Fantasy, Kids
  • The Restless Dark by Erica Waters—YA Fantasy, Mystery, LGBTQ
  • The Janus File by David Weber—SciFi, Action Adventure, Time Travel
  • Children of Stardust by Edudzi Adodo—YA SciFi
  • What Songs the Sirens Sang by Simon R. Green—Dark Fantasy, Speculative Fiction
  • Children of the Stone City by Beverly Naidoo—Kids SciFi, Mystery
  • The Empress of Time by Kylie Lee Baker—YA Dark Fantasy
  • How to Heal A Gryphon by Meg Cannistra—Middle Grade Speculative Fiction
  • The Mermaid Moon by Briony May Smith—Kids Fantasy
  • Superworld: Save Noah by Yarrow Cheney—Kids SciFi, Superheroes
  • It Rides A Pale Horse by Andy Marino—Horror, Speculative Fiction
  • Dragon Kingdom of Wrenly: The Shattered Shore by Jordan Quinn— 8th installment of the series, Graphic Novel, Kids Fantasy
  • Station Eternity by Mur Lafferty—SciFi, Mystery
  • Across the Sand by Hugh Howey—SciFi, Dystopian
  • Daughter of Darkness by Terry Brooks—Epic Fantasy, Mystery
  • Tasting Light by A. R. Cappetta—YA SciFi Anthology
  • Shad Hadid and the Alchemists of Alexandria by George Jreije—Kids Action Adventure Fantasy
  • The Questmaster’s Trap by Frank L. Cole—Kids Fantasy
What Songs the Sirens Sang by Simon R. Green—Dark Fantasy, Speculative Fiction

October 11th:

  • If You Could See the Sun by Ann Liang—YA Fantasy
  • The Witch Hunt by Sasha Peyton Smith—YA Heroic Fantasy
  • Cardboardia: This Side Up by Lucy Campagnolo—2nd in the series, Kids Fantasy
  • Dead Man’s Hand by James J. Butcher—Dark Fantasy, Action Adventure
  • Witch Hazel by Molly Idle—Kids Fantasy, Death/Dying
  • Princess of Souls by Alexandra Christo—YA Epic Fantasy
  • Ozzie and Prince Zebedee by Gela Kalaitzidis—Kids Speculative Fiction, Dragons
  • Lilith-Hollywood Monsters by Dana Fredsti—Urban Fantasy, Horror
  • Where the Lost Ones Go by Akemi Dawn Bowman—Kids Fantasy, Asian-American
  • Marvel Black Panther: Panther’s Rage by Sheree Renee Thomas—Fantasy, SciFi
  • The Hollow Kind by Andy Davidson—Gothic Horror
  • Ghostwritten: Books Can Be Deadly by Ronald Malfi—Novella Collection, Horror
  • The Oracle of Maracoor by Gregory Maguire—Paranormal, Fantasy
  • Mystic Skies by Jason Denzel—Epic Fantasy, Action Adventure
  • Silverborn: The Mystery of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend—Middle Grade Fantasy, Action Adventure
  • Marigold and Rose by Louise Gluck—Fantasy, Family/Siblings
If You Could See the Sun by Ann Liang—YA Fantasy

October 18th:

  • Illuminati by Brian Michael Bendis—Graphic Novel, Superheroes, Avengers
  • Road of the Lost by Nafiza Azad—YA Fantasy, Action Adventure
  • Marvel Masterworks: The Incredible Hulk, Vol. 16 by Bill Mantlo—Graphic Novel, Superheroes
  • Poster Girl by Veronica Roth—SciFi, Dystopian
  • Dark Ages by Tom Taylor—Graphic Novel, X-Men, Avengers
  • The Whispering Dark by Kelly Andrew—YA Dark Fantasy, Horror
  • Where Black Stars Rise by Nadia Shammas—Graphic Novel, Horror, Fantasy
  • Area 51 Interns: Zoned Out by Carsen Smith and James S. Murray—Kids SciFi
  • The Spirit Queen by Arnee Flores—Kids Fantasy, Dragons
  • Night of the Raven, Dawn of the Dove by Rati Mehrothra—YA Epic Fantasy, Horror
  • Self-Portrait with Nothing by Aimee Pokwatka—SciFi, Action Adventure
  • Vuzz by Philipe Druillet—Graphic Novel, SciFi, Comedy
  • Greywaren by Maggie Stiefvater—3rd installment in The Dreamer Trilogy, YA Fantasy
  • Baccono!, Vol. 20 by Ryohgo Narita—SciFi, Action Adventure
  • Cowboy Bebop by Dan Watters—Graphic Novel, SciFi, Mystery
  • If This Book Exists, You’re In the Wrong Universe by Jason Pargin—Horror, Thriller, Comedy
Where Black Stars Rise by Nadia Shammas—Graphic Novel, Horror, Fantasy

October 25th:

  • Reckoning by W. Michael Gear—Sixth installment of the Donovan series, SciFi
  • Glam Prix Racers: Fast to the Finish! by Deanna Kent—Kids Graphic Novel, Fantasy
  • Into the Windwracked Wilds by Deborah A. Baker—Dark Fantasy, Action Adventure
  • Strange Academy: First Class by Skottie Young—YA Graphic Novel, Superheroes
  • Into the Glades by Laura Sebastian—Kids Fantasy, Death/Dying
  • The Rogue Crown by A. K. Mulford—Fantasy, Horror, Coming of Age
  • Into the Riverlands by Nghi Vo—Epic Fantasy, LGBTQ
  • Aliens by Violet Castro—SciFi, Action Adventure
  • Hellions by Zeb Wells—Graphic Novel, Superheroes
  • Star Striker: Touch and Go by Mary Amato—Second installment in the series, Kids Speculative Fiction
  • Dark Souls by Michael A. Stackpole—Dark Fantasy, Horror
  • The Atlas Paradox by Olivie Blake—Sequel to The Atlas Six, Fantasy, Paranormal
  • Nightwatch Over Windscar by K. Eason—Second installment in Rory Thorne series, Space Opera, Military
  • The Rabbit’s Gift by Jessica Vitalis—Kids Fantasy, Animals
Into the Riverlands by Nghi Vo—Epic Fantasy, LGBTQ

That’s October

That’s October, Geeks!

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