Samara and Jason Voorhees are still on track to return to the big screen, but horror fans will have to adjust their calendars accordingly, as the theatrical releases of both Rings and the new Friday the 13th movie have been delayed.

According to Box Office Mojo, Paramount Pictures will now release Rings on April 1st, 2016 and has moved the new Friday the 13th film to a January 13th, 2017 debut. Rings was formerly set to come out on November 15th, 2015, while the latest Friday the 13th movie was lined up for a May 13th, 2016 release.

Starring Johnny Galecki, Matilda Lutz, Alex Roe, and Aimee Teegarden, Rings is directed by F. Javier Gutiérrez and written by Akiva Goldsman, David Loucka and Jacon Aaron Estes. Like The Ring and 1998's Ringu (the original Japanese film), draws inspiration from Kôji Suzuki's 1991 horror novel, Ring.

The new Friday the 13th movie's future is somewhat uncertain at this point, as it's unclear if David Bruckner (The Signal, "Amateur Night" segment of V/H/S) is still set to direct from a screenplay by Nick Antosca (Hannibal TV series). Stay tuned to Daily Dead for more updates on both Paramount Pictures projects.

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    Raised on a steady diet of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps books and Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Derek has been fascinated with fear since he first saw ForeverWare being used on an episode of Eerie, Indiana.

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