For horror hounds, one of the most hotly-anticipated movies on the horizon is Saint Maud. But now, like so many other projects, the release of this psychological horror has been delayed as a direct response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Bloody Disgusting broke this news, with A24 opting to pull Saint Maud from its April 3rd US release and May 1st UK release. From writer/director Rose Glass, Saint Maud was due to hit cinema screens across the world following a hugely positive screening at the Toronto Film Festival last September.
At this stage, A24 is indefinitely delaying Saint Maud while more and more cinemas across the globe are being forced to close as part of measures to contain and minimise the spread of Coronavirus.
The official synopsis of Saint Maud reads:
Saint Maud is a chilling and boldly original vision of faith, madness, and salvation in a fallen world. Maud, a newly devout hospice nurse, becomes obsessed with saving her dying patient’s soul – but sinister forces, and her own sinful past, threaten to put an end to her holy calling.
Saint Maud is just the latest horror offering to be affected by the ever-changing landscape of the plant, with A Quiet Place Part II and James Wan’s Malignant just two such pictures that have recently been postponed.