The New Mutants

The New Mutants: Is This Time For Real?

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………Disney’s The New Mutants has created a massive buzz of hysteria and speculation. As the ill-fated, long-awaited film makes its way onto the big screen this summer, Disney/Fox is taking a huge gamble as expectations have either soared or for some, dropped to non existent. There was a time I was clearly ecstatic at the prospect of a horror movie spin-off based on the X-Men Universe. In the 3 years since I first learned of The New Mutants, let’s just say my expectations have tempered.

New buzz as The New Mutants gets a new August 28 release

It was during the beginning of the height of the horror movie revival (yes that is exactly where the name of this blog comes from), when all the world decidedly got hooked on horror. It was a thrilling thing to witness–as it meant their were more horror movies to watch–and on that, it did deliver. But as time passed by and the hairs on my head grew long and we even survived a pandemic, no word arrived as to when The New Mutants movie would finally be released, until now.

Anya Taylor-Joy & Charlie Heaton

I still remember the YouTube search I did a few years back after hearing about the movie for the first time. Then, the movie was slated to be released on April 12, 2018. I was psyched because the trailer was quite dark. At the time there wasn’t much talk about the film and it definitely wasn’t being promoted heavily, if at all.

One time only, I see the movie promoted and that was during a commercial break while watching American Horror Story back in 2017. Watching weekly TV shows was still a thing on network cable stations (yup, with commercials and all that antiquated fun stuff). After that, I never saw it promoted again, nor had I hear anything other than the occasional hearsay.

When I saw the quick trailer I was immediately intrigued by the subject of the movie, but also the film boasted an ensemble cast consisting of Game of Thrones star, Maisie Williams, The Witch’s leading lady, Anya Taylor-Joy whom has an intoxicating way of charming with her fine acting chops, as well as everyone’s favorite brother Jonathan Byers (Charlie Heaton) from Stranger Things. This is exciting stuff for a movie nut.

The New Mutants, was originally slated to be released on April 13, 2018, before being pushed back to February 22, 2019, to avoid Deadpool 2, and then again to August 2, 2019, to avoid Dark Phoenix (which bombed btw). That was two years ago. Then it was one year ago. Then the buzz went silent.

But here we are. The New Mutants has its sixth release date and people are excited to see how a horror movie interpretation of a beloved action-superhero franchise will play out. I for one am not going to place a high bet on the film but I sure can’t wait to see it, finally.

One of the best comments I’ve seen on YouTube under the original trailer for The New Mutants reads:

“I quit smoking to live long enough to see this movie in 2060.”

The comment has over 2K likes and it definitely sums up this movie’s journey.

🆃🅷🅴 🅴🅽🅳

2020 trailer versus the teaser trailer from 2018

2020 Trailer

2018 Trailer

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All The Horror Movies of 2020

An ever-updating list of horror movie trailers, and their release date.

Relic

Release Date
July 10, 2020

Train To Busan: Peninsula

Release Date
August 6, 2020

The Night They Knocked

Release Date
2020

Porno

Release Date
April 10, 2020

Beneath Us

Release Date
March 6, 2020

Cupid

Release Date
February 11, 2020

Awoken

Release Date
May 8, 2020

Alone

Release Date
2020

The Jack In The Box

Release Date
June 18, 2020

Behind You

Release Date
April 17, 2020

The Wretched

Release Date
May 8, 2020

Unhinged

Release Date
July 1, 2020

Body Cam

Release Date
May 19, 2020

Dreamkatcher

Release Date
April 28, 2020

Saint Maud

Release Date
May 1, 2020

Antebellum

Release Date
April 24, 2020

The Lodge

Release Date
February 7, 2020

RUN

Release Date
May 8, 2020

Brahms: The Boy 2

Release Date
February 21, 2020

Underwater

Release Date
January 10, 2020

Antlers

Release Date
April 17, 2020

The Grudge

Release Date
January 3, 2020

The Invisible Man

Release Date
February 24, 2020

Spiral: From the Book of Saw

Release Date
May 15, 2020

Gretel and Hansel

Release Date
January 30, 2020

Candyman

Release Date
September 25, 2020

The Conjuring 3

Release Date
September 10, 2020

Halloween Kills

Release Date
October 16, 2020

A Quiet Place 2

Release Date
March 8, 2020

The Turning

Release Date
January 24, 2020

The Hunt

Release Date
March 13, 2020

Malignant

Release Date
August 14, 2020

The New Mutants

Release Date
August 28, 2020 (we’ll see)