‘Saint Maud’ To Hit Movie Theaters Next Month, Despite COVID-19

The newest A24 offering, Saint Maud, is looking to be the first horror film to grace indoor theaters slated to reopen next month.

Saint Maud–a victim of the COVID-19 pandemic that was slated to hit the big screen in April –will now premiere July 17, according to comicbook.com.

This debut date will come swiftly on the heels of the planned July 10 reopening of most or all of the Regal and Cinemark theaters across the country.

One question remains, of course. Will moviegoers feel comfortable sitting in a crowded movie house during these uncertain times? A24, apparently, is betting on horror fans being ready, willing and able to return to the confines of theaters.

Saint Maud–the debut film of writer/director Rose Glass–stars Jennifer Ehle, Lily Frazer, Morfydd Clark and Turlough Convery. The official synopsis describes the movie as a “chilling and boldly original vision of faith, madness and salvation in a fallen world.”

The title character, Maud, is a “devout hospice nurse who becomes obsessed with saving her dying patient’s soul, but sinister forces–and her own sinful past–threaten to put an end to her holy calling.”

While no announcement has yet been made, it’s possible that Saint Maud may go the same route as other recent horror films–like The Invisible Man and The Hunt–and be available on VOD services on or around its July 17 release date.

So, keep reading Horror News Network for any updates on Saint Maud’s theatrical release and any other news regarding this new religion-themed horror entry.

Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

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