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If you're a major studio getting set to release a big name horror movie your first thought when it comes to a release date should be, "How does October look?" Thanks to Halloween movie-going audiences often look for a way to get scared during the tenth month of the year, and as a result franchises like Saw and Paranormal Activity have been able to thrive.

So now let's talk Carrie. The remake, which stars Chloe Moretz and is directed by Kimberly Peirce, was originally supposed to be released on March 15th of this year, but apparently a light bulb has turned on in the collective heads of the folks over at Screen Gems and today is was revealed that they have moved the film closer to the most haunted date on the calendar. Moved back almost exactly seven months, the movie is now scheduled to be released on October 18th. The day is the last weekend before the release of Paranormal Activity 5 and it will directly face off against Luc Besson's Malavita and the Jeff Bridges-starring fantasy flick The Seventh Son.

If you're wondering why this didn't happen sooner, there's a pretty obvious answer: Screen Gems originally already had a movie coming out that day. No Good Deed, the new thriller starring Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson was originally going to come to theaters on that same date, but now it's been pushed back to January 17, 2014 where it will go up against the cop comedy Ride Along, starring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube.

Will you be going to see Carrie this Halloween or will you choose some other source for cinematic scares? Let us know in the comments below!

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