When I first wrote up the trailer
for The Haunting in Connecticut
back in October, I made the following prediction: "In fact, I'm willing to bet that it'll land somewhere between next Feburary... and maybe next April, before hitting DVD just in time for Halloween renters to settle for anything vaguely supernatural on the 'new release' wall." Well, as sure as Virginia Madsen shrieks, Lionsgate has moved the film up from a summer release to a March 27th bow -- probably wise, given the genre's less-than-successful streak with that particular season.
The fairly reliable Box Office Mojo
also confirms that Sandra Bullock's own shriek-worthy
rom-com All About Steve
has now been bumped from its slot opposite Watchmen
to the ominous "Fall 2009". Maybe Fox'll put that Watchmen
settlement dough to good use and market that instead as a horror film -- forget Saw
; if it's Halloween, it must be Sandra!
Hey, one can dream.