The announcement comes alongside the news that Friday the 13th is also delayed
Friday the 13th reboot has also been delayed
Paramount may live to regret the new date however. With Blumhouse releasing an untitled horror movie on February 3rd, alongside T2: Trainspotting, Samara is in for some tough competition.
This announcement also comes alongside the news that the Friday the 13th reboot will be delayed from January 13th 2017 until October 13th 2017. Given the fact Friday is still in talks with script writers, this news is hardly a surprise. Regardless, an October release is more fitting for the movie and gives the horror community a solid release to look forward to for next Halloween season.