Jake Gyllenhaal's 'Nightcrawler' Crawls to Halloween Release Date

3:28 PM PST 08/19/2014 by Austin Siegemund-Broka

Trick or treat

Nightcrawler's release date has crept back two weeks.

The film will be released Oct. 31 instead of Oct. 17,  2014, Open Road Films announced Tuesday.

Nightcrawler, which will screen at the Toronto International Film Festival, stars Jake Gyllenhaal as a driven young crime reporter in Los Angeles whose pursuits in the high-speed world of "nightcrawling" have dangerous consequences.

It shared the Oct. 17 spot with the David Ayer tank drama Fury, which was recently moved up from Nov. 14, and Alejandro González Iñárritu's Birdman. The date is also held by the horror origin story Dracula: Untold, the animated Book of Life, and the Nicholas Sparks romance The Best of Me.

The new date puts Nightcrawler in competition with thriller Before I Go To Sleep, the Daniel Radcliffe starrer Horns and the limited theatrical run of The ABCs of Death 2, which will be released on VOD Oct. 2.

Nightcrawler is the directorial debut of Dan Gilroy, who wrote the script. It is produced by Jennifer Fox, Tony GilroyMichel Litvak, Gyllenhaal and David Lancaste, with Gary Michael Walters and Betsy Danbury executive producing. It was financed by Bold Films.

Aug. 19, 3:45 p.m.: An earlier version of this story listed only The ABCs of Death 2 on Oct. 31. THR regrets the error.

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