We’re inching closer and closer to the 2018 San Diego Comic-Con, and that means all the marketing plans that studios and networks have are coming to light. For horror fans, there will be a special treat arriving as soon as the convention begins.
Those who follow the excitement of Comic-Con might remember that Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema held a little ScareDiego sneak preview event for Annabelle: Creation and IT Chapter One, before the movie was a certified hit, as well as the first teaser for The Nun. This year, the studios will be back with another round of terror, featuring previews of both IT Chapter 2 and extended scenes from this fall’s forthcoming Conjuring universe spin-off The Nun. Read More »
Anyone who has read Stephen King’s beloved horror novel IT can tell you that even though Pennywise the Dancing Clown is defeated by some spunky kids in Derry, Maine, that’s not the last time the town will see of the terrifying shape shifting monster who feeds on fear. And even though the most recent adaptation of IT by director Andy Muschietti ends with the evil entity being defeated, we know that he’ll be back in the developing IT: Chapter 2.
In the meantime, the folks over at How It Should Have Ended took the time to craft How IT Should Have Ended. Most of the “superior” endings just have the kids running away from Pennywise before he has a chance to do anything to them, but there’s one particular ending that would have really thrown Pennywise for a loop, and it involves some familiar faces from Gotham City, New York and the sewers. Read More »
The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, director Steven S. DeKnight breaks down part of an action sequence from Pacific Rim Uprising. Plus, go behind the scenes of Broadway’s “secret laboratory” where all the latest musicals like Frozen are rehearsing for the stage, and check out a massive Pennywise the Dancing Clown robot that will haunt your dreams. Read More »
Even though Wonder Woman has been getting praised left and right for being a box office hit and the best movie in the DC Extended Universe, the real surprise box office hit of 2017 was the new adaptation of Stephen King’s It.
It shattered box office records after pulling in over $123 million in its opening weekend and went on to gross over $700 million worldwide. But that doesn’t make it immune to the mockery from the insane clown posse over at Honest Trailers, which points out the formulaic way all the kids are haunted by Pennywise, the endless fascination with nostalgia, and the muddled motivation for what Pennywise really wants from the kids.
Watch the It Honest Trailer below. Read More »
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What if Georgie (Jackson Robert Scott) never died and everyone lived happily ever after? C’mon, you can’t deny that you hoped the adorable doomed kid would pull through in the end? Look at his little raincoat! And his little boots! And the cute little way he screams “NO!” when his paper boat starts speeding down the drain.
Well, It director Andy Muschietti is here to cater to your every whim, with a “deleted scene” of Georgie meeting Pennywise (Bill Skarsgard) that was filmed as a joke, but which I’ll take as an alternate, happier version of the movie.
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One of the biggest breakout box office hits of 2017 was the new adaptation of Stephen King’s classic horror novel It. Directed by Andy Muschietti, the film finally brought the story to life on the big screen in a way fans had been waiting to see for decades. Not only did it make huge bank at the box office, but it was acclaimed by critics and general audiences alike, and the sequel is set to arrive in September 2019.
However, what’s unique about It: Chapter 2 is that the story flashes forward 27 years after the events of first film and catches up with the kids in The Losers’ Club after they have grown up. Most of them have left their cursed hometown of Derry, Maine, but they feel compelled to return when Pennywise the Clown makes a comeback and starts killing again. Since the casting of the kids in It was such an integral part of what made the movie so engaging, the casting of these characters as adults is critical, and two of the names from the wishlist of talent fans would like to see star in the movie have said they’re down to clown: Jessica Chastain and Idris Elba. Read More »
It’s been a month and a half since the new adaptation of Stephen King’s horror classic It shattered September box office records. But the movie is still alive and kicking in theaters as Halloween is just around the corner.
In order to keep the hype going strong, Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema have released the opening scene from It to entice those who haven’t seen the movie to finally check it out. Or maybe it will get those of you who have seen it back into the theaters for one more Halloween fright. Either way, watch the It opening scene below. Read More »
Around the world, plenty of Hollywood movies get either banned or edited in order to meet certain strict censorship laws or adhere to cultural sensitivities. But this instance of Burger King‘s Russian division wanting to ban the recent adaptation of Stephen King’s It might be the most ridiculous situation of this kind that we’ve ever seen.
Reportedly, Burger King has filed a complaint with Russia’s Federal Anti-Monopoly Service (FAS) with the hope of having It banned in the country. Why? Well, they believe that the cannibal clown Pennywise at the center of the movie shares too much of a resemblance to Ronald McDonald, the mascot of McDonald’s, and purport that the movie somehow acts as an advertisement for Burger King’s fast food rival.
Find out more about why Burger King wants to ban It in Russia below. Read More »
(The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.)
In this edition, director Ridley Scott breaks down his favorite scene from the original Blade Runner. Plus, see a fanmade trailer that pits Batman against the monstrous Pennywise the Dancing Clown from the new adaptation of Stephen King’s It, and see what it would have been like if Bender from Futurama were HAL 9000 in 2001: A Space Odyssey. Read More »
For one generation, Tim Curry’s performance as Pennywise the Dancing Clown in the made-for-TV adaptation of Stephen King’s It will always be the first thing that comes to mind when they think about the character. But I’d venture to say with the popularity of director Andy Muschietti’s new film version of the classic horror novel, actor Bill Skarsgard‘s take on the shapeshifting entity is going to burrow its way into peoples’ minds and give Curry a run for his money in the long-term.
As It continues to dominate at the box office during its third week, Warner Bros. has released a new Pennywise featurette devoted to Skarsgard’s chilling performance. The video features interviews with the actor himself and the Losers’ Club kids talking about the first time they saw him in character, and you can check it out below.
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