Horror fans who highly anticipate the release of the new Exorcist movie now have one less week to wait for the flick’s release.
The change in release, as confirmed by Blum’s “TaylorWins” note on his latest social media post, is due to the fact that the horror flick would have had to compete with Taylor Swift’s theatrical release of the Eras tour’s concert film.
Exorcist: Believer, like Swift’s upcoming concert film, was originally set to release on October 13, and as mentioned will now be dropping in theatres one week earlier than expected which should please most.
This is all to prevent any ticket losses and to also cash in on the female demographic, at least that’s what the statistics say as Swift’s Eras tour is said to have potentially stolen all of “Exorcist’s female audience” (as per Deadline).
It’s also mentioned that the Universal/Blumhouse/Miramax’s Halloween reboot saw 47% women in its opening weekend alone, which shouldn’t be surprising as the horror community has been known to be diverse in terms of gender.
Ellen Burstyn is officially set to reprise her role as Chris MacNeil, who she played in the iconic original movies back in the 1970s. This was confirmed at last year’s CinemaCon and it’s clear that Blumhouse wanted to continue, not remake.
Olivia Marcum, Leslie Odom Jr., Jennifer Nettles, Ann Dowd, Lidya Jewett, Raphael Sbarge, Norbert Leo Butz, E. J. Bonilla, Okwui Okpogwasili, Linda Boston, and Nick Benas are also set to star in the upcoming horror.
Blumhouse is also set to release their live-action Five Nights at Freddy’s movie a few weeks post-Exorcist’s release, on October 27 along with it going to Peacock for streaming on the same day as its theatrical drop.
The Exorcist: Believer comes to theatres on October 6, 2023.