13 must-see premieres and releases for the weekend: ‘Halloween Kills’, ‘Invasion’, Lovecraft for kids and more
From the return of a true psycho-killer myth to theaters to the new series of invasions on Apple TV +, going through two unsuspected reformulations (in manga and child code) of Lovecraft. The weekend will have its good and bad things, but these 13 that we present in our agenda of plans for the weekend are among the decidedly essential.
Returns, in time for Halloween, the hieratic Michael Myers in a direct continuation of that ‘Halloween night’ of 2018 in which Jamie Lee Curtis was brought back to settle accounts once and for all with the murderer of William Shatner’s mask. This sequel, of which a third and final installment has already been announced, takes place when Laurie Strode goes to the hospital to treat the wounds of the confrontation (yes, as in the mythical ‘Halloween II’ of the eighties).
Halfway between ‘The War of the Worlds’ (a violent invasion) and ‘The Arrival’ (attempts to communicate with an extraterrestrial intelligence), ‘Invasion’ is the penultimate proof that Apple TV + wants to play the streaming business, but following its own rules. Very careful in the visual, with practically cinematographic invoice at all levels and a choral cast in which Sam Neill stands out, premieres today its first three episodes and comes with the stamp of Simon Kinberg, producer of ‘Marte’ and screenwriter of a good part of the ‘X-Men’ movies.
A singular superhero action mix of mythical-spiritual strikes and ‘Matrix’ style action sequences in a downright funny hodgepodge directed by Antoine Fuqua (‘The Protector’). In addition to brilliant combat sequences, this Amazon Prime Video exclusive finds its icing on the cake in a cast led by Mark Walhberg and Chiwetel Ejiofor, and completed by a bunch of charismatic supporting casts.
The improbable Encounter Between Cronenberg’s ‘Scanners’ And A Teen Romantic Comedy Is In This Acid Prank that reformulates the most literal and mindless ‘carpe diem’. A young woman (Katherine Langford) discovers that her classmates start to explode for no apparent reason, and knowing that it may be the next one, she decides to take advantage of every last second of her life, in a Netflix proposal full of youthful gore.
The newness of the marriage formed by Robert and Michelle King, is more related than with their famous ‘The Good Fight’, with that sensational ‘BrainDead’ that combined political satire and invasion film. This time, two neighbors confined during the pandemic (Audra McDonald and Taylor Schilling) they contemplate the appearance of a virus mutation that turns their neighbors into zombies.
- Available on Movistar + from Saturday 23
Camouflaged as a macabre roguelite hidden in cards is a strange and unclassifiable proposal from the creator of ‘Pony Island’ who, in all fairness, is becoming the indie sensation of the moment. To its great deck mechanics added surprise exploration and puzzle elements to give rise to one of the most talked about and celebrated games in recent weeks.
‘Resident Evil 4 VR’
The virtual reality versions of ‘Resident Evil’ have a reputation for being experiences of panic to the limit of what is bearable. ‘Resident Evil 4’ put more accent on action, but that does not mean that this version of Oculust Quest 2 is brimming with strong emotions. If you’ve missed a group of donkeys yelling at you “To live is to die”, now you can experience it in the first person.
‘Youtubers Life 2’
Rubius, Vegetta777 o WillyRex son some of the influencers reals that make their appearance in this sequel to the success of the management simulators for all audiences in which you have to become a successful youtuber. Recording and editing is no longer a job, something that our colleagues at Xataka Video will undoubtedly receive with great joy.
- Disponible para PC, Playstation 4, Xbox One y Nintendo Switch
‘The Dark Pictures: House of Ashes’
The creators of ‘Until Dawn’ get on the appetizing wagon of terror by episodes with a game strongly conditioned by the narrative and where we will have to make decisions to survive in specific moments. It is already the third in the series, and this time Supermassive Games delve into the theme of ancient Sumerian myths, all from the hand of a historical character royal, the ruler Naram-Sin.
- Disponible para PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S y Nintendo Switch
‘The Call of Cthulhu’ (I already read HP Lovecraft)
If you have children nearby and you want to instill in them their first ancestral knowledge about pagan rites, with constructive lessons that what may lie eternal is not dead, there is no better book than this approach in verse (for wicked children, as Roald Dahl would say) to ‘The Call of Cthulhu’, the classic story by HP Lovecraft. We do not guarantee that the creatures will not have to end up making sanity checks, but at least they will be accompanied by this wonderful and disgraceful version illustrated by Lluis Farré. Attend: “A disturbing sculpture / Behind and in front / Between man, octopus and dragon / It causes me concern”.
The call of Cthulhu (I already read a)
‘The Parable of the Talents’ (Octavia E. Butler)
After recovering ‘La parabola del smbrador’, Captain Swing faces the Spanish edition of its sequel. The great Octavia E. Butler, one of the great names of science fiction, is being recovered little by little in the last months in our language, and here we meet again with Lauren Olamina, a survivor in a dystopian and devastated future world, and who has established a peaceful community based on her newly founded faith: Terrestrial Seed.
The Parable of the Talents (ESSAY)
‘The color that fell from the sky’ (Gou Tanabe)
Gou Tanabe he is still immersed in his work of adapting everything he can from HP Lovecraft, and the results continue to be superb. Very faithful to the original lyrics, but at the same time capable of injecting it with a very personal stamp, the mangaka recreates the powerful existential abstraction of the Providence writer, infusing it with hyperrealism and visual insanity. One of the great adapters of the Providence classic.
The Color That Fell from the Sky- Lovecraft: Adaptation of Gou Tanabe (Manga Seinen)
‘The science fiction of Isaac Asimov’ (Rodolfo Martínez)
Now that ‘Foundation’ has brought Asimov back to the fore, it is the best time to recover this essay published a few years ago and now presented in a second edition. A book that reviews all the work of the creator of ‘Yo, Robot’ exhaustively and chronologically, from his youth stories to his posthumous novel of the Foundation saga.
The science fiction of Isaac Asimov