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Getting a theatrical release in the UK. (11th October 2024)


In May 2024, the Film Distributors' Association added the film to the United Kingdom and Ireland release calendar for an October 11, 2024 theatrical release via Warner Bros. Pictures.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salem%27s_Lot_(film)

Straight to Max in the US but theatrical releases elsewhere? Hmmm...

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Interesting, I probably won't see it, at least not till it comes on TV. For me the original is the greatest vampire movie ever made. I realise that any new version probably wouldn't live up to those dizzy heights, but I'm concerned that they'll just downright **** this up.

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I love the Tobe Hooper mini series too.

I'm expecting this to be a shitshow, it's been completed for ages now but it's been put on ice for well over a year and is getting a straight-to-streaming release in the US. It's clear Warner Bros. have no faith in this movie whatsoever.

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'it's been completed for ages now but it's been put on ice for well over a year'

I didn't know it was already done. Yes, that doesn't sound good.

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Some people were even wondering if it would get the Batgirl treatment and never be seen by the general public, that's how bad it's been.

This was originally meant to come out in September 2022 but got delayed due to 'COVID related post production delays' and was given a new release date of April 2023. That date came and went only for reports in October 2023 saying it would likely be going straight-to-streaming on Max, this was then confirmed in March 2024.

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Not exactly confidence inspiring! 😂

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That's always a good sign.

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