Castle Rock Trailer

“You have no idea what’s happening here, do you?”

At the tail end of New York Comic-Con this weekend, Hulu has unveiled the first Castle Rock trailer that actually features footage from the series executive produced by J.J. Abrams and set in the fictional location that has been the setting of many Stephen King stories over the decades. It doesn’t really tell us what the series will be about just yet, but it does tease plenty of Stephen King characters and Easter eggs that will be present. Read More »

It director interview

Bill Skarsgard‘s small roles in movies like Allegiant and Atomic Blonde didn’t leave much of an impact on me, but after seeing his terrifying take on Pennywise the Dancing Clown in the new adaptation of Stephen King‘s It, he certainly has my attention. Director Andy Muschietti saw something in the young actor’s audition that no one else did, and together they crafted a new version of Pennywise that’s frightening, otherworldly, and truly feels as if you’re watching evil incarnated.

At the film’s press junket last week, I participated in a roundtable interview with Muschietti and Skarsgard and spoke with them about this updated Pennywise, casting the Losers’ Club kids, and one of Skarsgard’s acting choices as Pennywise that particularly fascinated me.
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Stephen King's It

Audiences heading to see Annabelle: Creation this weekend (which is surprisingly good) will be treated to a sneak peek of the upcoming adaptation of Stephen King’s It. The preview consists of an entire scene, one of the most iconic moments of the book, and it sets the stage for what promises to be an unsettling adaptation of the classic horror novel.

For those of you who may not be into the scares of The Conjuring universe spin-off prequel (that’s a mouthful), we’ve already seen the scene in question, and provide a reaction to it below. Plus, if you’re looking for a new glimpse at Pennywise the Dancing Clown and the kids known as The Losers Club, you can see two new images from It down there as well. If you come with us, you’ll float too! Read More »

Pennywise photo

After the disappointment of The Dark Tower, Stephen King fans are hoping that Andy Muschietti‘s movie adaptation of It washes the sour taste out of our mouths with a heaping helping of horror. Now a new image of Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise the Dancing Clown has surfaced, and it’s our best look yet at the preferred form of the frightening entity.
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Hear Pennywise Speak in New ‘It’ TV Spot

'It' TV Spot Shows Off Bill Skarsgard's Pennywise Voice

The titular It in It has been somewhat absent from the teasers and trailers leading up to the movie’s September release — or at least his voice has.

While the creepy clown is a striking figure in the background of the Losers’ Club’s misadventures, (until he suddenly becomes a horrifying menace that attacks them), he has remained fairly silent. But the newest TV spot for Stephen King’s It has Pennywise the Dancing Clown speaking his longest line of dialogue yet. And it’s as eerie as you’d expect.

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Stephen King's It Trailer - Pennywise - It Footage Reaction

Pennywise the Dancing Clown is an unlikely horror movie icon, mainly because he has yet to appear in a horror movie. Many people know him from Stephen King‘s classic horror tome It. Many more know him from the 1990 TV miniseries adaptation, where he was played so memorably by the great Tim Curry. So, how does a 2017 big screen version of It take on a character so familiar (and so frightening) to so many people? Simple: you reinvent him/it from the ground up.

With this new version of It, director Andy Muschietti and actor Bill Skarsgård deliberately set out to create a version of Pennywise that feels nothing like Curry’s performance. In many ways, it looks nothing like the version described in King’s work, either. This Pennywise (actually the favorite form of an ancient, shape-shifting monster that preys on children) looks to reinvent the “scary clown” for a new generation of moviegoers.

When I visited the Toronto set of It last year, I saw firsthand just how different this Pennywise will be…and courtesy of the filmmakers and Skarsgård, learned just how this unique take came into being in the first place.

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Stephen King's It Trailer

Halloween may still be three months away, but Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema will be bringing terror to the big screen well in advance of the spooky holiday.

A new adaptation of Stephen King‘s classic, beloved horror novel It is coming to theaters in September, but today we have a new trailer that gives us quite a big dose of horror in the form of Pennywise the Dancing Clown.

Watch the new Stephen King’s It trailer below and try not to run away in the middle of it. Read More »

It Footage Reaction

Even though the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con didn’t officially kick off until today, last night brought a surprising amount of sneak previews to get the party started. One such event included a special Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema horror presentation called ScareDiego, and it featured brand new footage from director Andy Muschietti‘s new adaptation of Stephen King‘s beloved horror novel It.

Warner Bros. and New Line screened roughly 10 minutes of footage from It last night, including two clips and a brand new trailer that won’t be released for a little while. So what’s the verdict? This is the depiction of the Losers Club that fans of the book have always wanted to see, and Pennywise couldn’t be more terrifying.

Read more in our Stephen King’s It footage reaction below. Read More »

it movie

Director Andy Muschietti has had to wage a war on two fronts as he’s worked on his upcoming big screen adaptation of Stephen King’s It. In one corner, he has to deal with the King fans who wonder if he can do justice to the source material. In the other, he has to deal with fans of the 1990 television miniseries adaptation who have fond memories of that movie traumatizing them in their youth.

It turns out that Muschietti isn’t too fond of that miniseries, something he is very upfront about in a new interview.

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Castle Rock Bill Skarsgard

Hulu’s upcoming TV show Castle Rock, a psychological horror series set in the Stephen King multiverse, has been slowly filling its lead roles as the show heads toward production. They’ve managed to snag some pretty awesome cast members so far – any show that prominently features Melanie Lynskey, Andre Holland, and Jane Levy is worth getting excited about – but now Carrie star Sissy Spacek won’t be the only actor who’s actually appeared in a movie based on a King novel: Bill Skarsgård, who is playing the terrifying-looking Pennywise the Clown in the upcoming adaptation of It, will be heading to Castle Rock as well. But who will he play?
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