Lionsgate Play’s exciting October lineup promises spooks, action, and thrills

10/5/23

Lionsgate Play October

Spooky season is upon us, so you know what that means: it’s time to get cozy indoors and embrace all things spine-chilling and thrilling. And that’s exactly what Lionsgate Play’s October roster has in store. From heart-pounding horror to electrifying action sequences to even tear jerking romance movies, Lionsgate Play is your one-stop-shop for entertainment. Don’t forget to mark your calendars for these top movie marathon picks for October!

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Kandahar (Film) - Release Date: October 20, 2023

Gerard Butler stars in American action film Kandahar as Tom Harris, a CIA operative stranded in Afghanistan after failing a covert mission and exposing his identity. With enemy elite special forces on his tail, Harris teams up with his Afghan translator in a race against time to reach the extraction point in Kandahar, Afghanistan. With a script written by Mitchell LaFortune, a former military intelligence officer, and scenes entirely shot in Saudi Arabia's Al-Ula and Jeddah so viewers can expect stunning cinematography and true-to-life scenes. 

More exciting content this month

Weeds (Series) (Box Set) - Release Date: October 13, 2023

After her husband’s unexpected death, widowed suburbanite Nancy Botwin (Mary-Louise Parker) turns to dealing marijuana to support her family and maintain her lifestyle. Pretty soon she finds out just how addicted her whole neighborhood really is. Throughout the seasons, the audience gets face to face with the dark undercurrent of Nancy’s choices, forcing her to make parenting decisions many would disagree with. 

Transcendence (Film) - Release Date: October 13, 2023

Dying computer genius Dr. Will Caster (Johnny Depp) uploads his consciousness into a computer where it grows into a powerful and dangerous artificial intelligence. In his sentient form, Caster begins to see humanity as a threat and makes plans to build a technological utopia and create a new world order. His wife, Evelyn (Rebecca Hall), and his best friend, fellow scientist Max (Paul Bettany), have to find a way to destroy Caster’s consciousness before it’s too late.

P.S. I Love You - Release Date: October 20, 2023

In the mood for feelings? The 2007 romcom classic PS. I Love You is the ultimate tale of love and loss. Holly (Hillary Swank) finds her world turned upside down when her husband, Gerry (Gerard Butler), succumbs to a brain tumor. On her 30th birthday, she receives a series of 10 letters Gerry wrote while he was in the hospital to help ease her pain and encourage her to start a new life.

Halloween Treats

Saw 1-6 (Film) - Release Date: October 6, 2023

It’s never too early for a Halloween marathon. As the spooky season rolls in, kick things off with a chilling marathon of the cult classic Saw franchise. Follow the Jigsaw Killer a.k.a John Kramer (Tobin Bell) as he traps his victims in elaborate and deadly games in the name of redemption. 

Hell on the Border (Film) - Release Date: October 13, 2023

This movie which was set in Arkansas in 1875 is based on the true life story of Bass Reeves (David Gyasi) who became the first African-American deputy U.S. Marshal west of the Mississippi River. Tasked with hunting down a deadly outlaw named Bob Dozier (Frank Grillo), Reeves goes on a hunt to relentlessly pursue one of the most dangerous criminals in Arkansas Territory.

Cabin in the Woods (Film) - Release Date: October 27, 2023

Drew Goddard’s directorial debut remains to be one of the most unique and subversive horror films ever made. A small group of college students go for a break at a remote forest cabin where they encounter monsters and experience horrors orchestrated by engineers in an underground laboratory. The film stars Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz, Jesse Williams, Richard Jenkins, and Bradley Whitford.

Jessabelle (Film) - Release Date: October 27, 2023

Jessie Laurent (Sarah Snook) returns to her childhood home in Louisiana to recover from a car accident that killed her fiance and unborn child. She discovers a box with tape recordings of her deceased mother (Joelle Carter) warning her about being careful of an unwanted presence. Soon, Jessie begins to have chilling encounters with a gaunt black-haired woman who seems to be hell-bent on tormenting her. Jessie enlists the help of her highschool friend Preston (Mark Webber) to get to the bottom of the mystery.

Nurse 3D (Film) - Release Date: October 27, 2023

Abby Russell (Paz de la Huerta) is a nurse by day and a serial killer by night, dedicating her life to exposing and killing men who cheat on their partners. Russell develops an unhealthy obsession with Danni Rodgers (Katrina Bowden), a new nurse whom she mentored when Danni was still a student. When Danni rejects her advances and suspects her for the string of murders in their city, Abby throws her feelings out the window and takes matters into her own hands.

Start October with a bang and Tune into Lionsgate Play on PLDT Home to watch all these exciting premieres this October.