These are the movies that are released from the middle of October to about the middle of November, just before the holiday movie season. They may have some elements of being a holiday movie (slim but potential Oscar nomination, somewhat epic, drama, romantic comedy) but are usually not the major draw that the holiday blockbusters are. These are frequently horror movies to capitalize on Halloween.
The pre-holiday movies serve Hollywood by advertising the holiday blockbusters.
by New English October 10, 2010