It feels like every year there’s one horror film caught in limbo and us horror fans just pray it finds a way to get released. This year’s lost soul is Lars Klevberg’s horror title Polaroid, which is now caught in the crossfire of The Weinstein Company’s collapse under the allegations against Harvey Weinstein.
Four months ago, it was reported that Netflix was developing a deal to get this horror film on their streaming service by 2019. At the time, it was stressed that the paperwork wasn’t completely signed and would take some time to work through. Then, two months ago there were reports that the film’s financier could attempt to block the release. Well, with an Amazon release allegedly set for tomorrow in Germany, we did some checking and are hearing that the Netflix deal is no longer happening. We’re going to have to be patient and see what happens in the coming year.
While digging around for more information, I did come across a pair of new stills from the film in which high school loner Bird Fitcher has no idea what dark secrets are tied to the mysterious vintage Polaroid camera she stumbles upon. But it doesn’t take long to discover that those who have their picture taken meet a tragic end.
The pic was written by Blair Butler (Hell Fest) and stars Kathryn Prescott, Tyler Young, Grace Zabriskie and Mitch Pileggi.
Originally, TWC dated this film for a Thanksgiving launch last year on Oct. 4, the day before the New York Times expose ran on Harvey Weinstein. Theatrical marketing materials were literally made for Polaroid with posters showing up in theater lobbies. By Oct. 31, TWC had pulled the film off the schedule indefinitely (Deadline).