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‘Deadpool 2’ Chases ‘Slender Man’ into August

Have you ever wondered what scares Slender Man?  Turns out that Deadpool does!

In a move that surprised no one, Sony Pictures has decided to move their upcoming horror film Slender Man from its original release date in May to August 24.

This move may actually benefit the film, as late August has provided a fertile ground for horror films in the last few years (Don’t Breathe, Annabelle: Creation).  It was essential that Sony moved this film from mid-May as it would have debuted on the very same weekend as Deadpool 2 in an already over saturated marketplace for blockbusters, with Avengers Infinity War and the young Han Solo film both being released in May.  Deadpool 2 moved into the May 18 slot two weeks ago (after Fox shook up their X-Men universe titles, shipping New Mutants from an April 2018 release to February of 2019). read more

Universal Removes ‘Extinction’ From Release Schedule

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Universal Pictures has removed sci-fi/horror film Extinction from their release schedule.

The film was originally scheduled for a January 26th release.  It has not been rescheduled at this time. The move is not a surprising one, as no trailer or poster has ever been released for the film, even though the start date is only two months away.

The film stars Michael Pena and Lizzy Kaplan and is directed by Ben Young.  Extinction has been described by Young as “…nothing I’d ever read before. It’s a sci-fi family drama. It’s about a guy trying to redeem himself within his family in the midst of an alien invasion.” read more

‘Polaroid’ Pulled From November Release Date

Is Lars Klevberg’s Polaroid about to become the next Amityville: Awakening? According to VarietyPolaroid has yet again been moved off of its re-scheduled release date, the fourth time that the film has been jockeyed around in the last five months, with no date of release in sight.

While the unknown status of the film has been attributed to the on-going scandal at Dimension’s parent company, The Weinstein Company, the roots of this uncertainty go back much further.

The film was originally scheduled for a release on August 25th, 2017 (as detailed in out HNN 2017 Summer Movie Preview), but Polaroid was soon moved to early December.  In the early fall, the film was moved to November 22nd, seemingly to avoid Guillermo de Toro’s The Shape of Water and the film that every rival studio wants to move away from, The Last Jedi. read more