At the start of this year, it looked like Universal Pictures was preparing one hell of a horror slate for 2020. Leigh Whannell’s The Invisible Man seriously spooked audiences when it came out in February, and expectations were super high for titles like Candyman, The Forever Purge, and Halloween Kills to be released throughout the year. Sadly, those plans have now fallen into a bit of disarray, as paired with the news today that Halloween Kills has been pushed to 2021, we also have now learned that Candyman has been delayed nearly a full month and that The Forever Purge has opted not to try and find a new date before December.

We first heard about The Forever Purge‘s delay a few weeks ago, with the studio opting to keep it in limbo for a while, and the original plan was to release Candyman on September 25th. Now Variety is reporting that Universal has settled on a new plan for both projects. While the fifth chapter in the Purge franchise was initially supposed to come out this Friday, it has now been pushed almost exactly a year and will come out on July 9, 2021. As for the Nia DaCosta slasher starring Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, the film is now scheduled to arrive in theaters on October 16th.

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