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If there was ever any doubt about the eternal appeal of nostalgia and how absolutely terrifying clowns are, “It” proved those doubts to be misguided. At the start of the year, few thought that the film, a relatively inexpensive adaptation of Stephen King’s seminal horror novel with a cast of almost exclusively newcomers, and from a filmmakers with only one feature behind him, to be a box office champion. Continue reading Float On: ‘It: Chapter Two’ Gets A Release Date at The Playlist.

Everyone has flipped for “It,” the first half of the two-part adaptation of Stephen King‘s epic novel, but bear with me will a drop a #hottake. The horror movie is certainly well made, and has some great moments of terror, but the constant comic relief nearly kills it. “Stranger Things” star Finn Wolfhard is tasked with dropping a one-liner every five minutes and it constantly undercuts any attempts to build dread, it’s the worst element of the movie, and keeps “It” from being truly great. Continue reading ‘It’ Director’s Cut In The Works at The Playlist.

A few days on from it opening, and Hollywood is still reeling from the success of Stephen King adaptation “It.” The movie’s looked like it would be a hit for a while, but few imagined that it would have been a hit on this sort of scale — the film took $123 million in its opening weekend, the biggest R-rated and horror opening of all time, and bigger than almost any other movie this year, making it a total home run for everyone involved, especially given that the film wasn’t terribly expensive either. Continue reading ‘It’ Director Wants Jessica Chastain To Play Bev In The Sequel at The Playlist.

When it comes to Stephen King stories, few have resonated quite like his 1986 novel “It.” Checking out the book from the library was something of a taboo right of passage for young kids, as was watching the not-as-scary-as-you-remember-it 1990 television adaptation (directed by John Carpenter confederate Tommy Lee Wallace). Pennywise the clown, in both print and portrayed by Tim Curry in the TV movie, became an iconic face of evil, as memorable and often referenced as the slasher movie stars of the same period. Continue reading ‘It’: Stephen King’s Iconic Horror Novel Gets A Triumphant, Terrifying Adaptation [Review] at The Playlist.

While it might seem that Warner Bros. and DC Films are greenlighting everything under the sun at the moment, it appears they do have some measure of consideration before flipping the switch. Long before the DCEU train started flying around the tracks, the studio was keen on making “Justice League Dark,” and had Guillermo Del Toro to make the movie. Eventually, he moved on and mini merry-go-round of the filmmakers kicked the tires including Fede Alvarez (“Evil Dead,” “Don’t Breathe”), Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado (“Big Bad Wolves“), and Doug Liman who quickly signed on and just as quickly bailed. Continue reading DC Films Still Trying To Crack ‘Justice League Dark’ at The Playlist.

“You’ll float too,” warns the tagline on the teaser poster for “It,” the first in a planned two-part adaptation of the iconic Stephen King horror tome. After years of development, a memorable 1990 miniseries that starred Tim Curry, and an acrimonious change-up in director from “True Detective” and “Beasts of No Nation” helmer Cary Fukunaga to “Mama”director Andy Muschietti, “It” is finally coming to the big screen with “Hemlock Grove” star Bill Skarsgård strapping on the ruff and orange wig of every horror fan’s favourite personification of evil, Pennywise the clown. Continue reading Intense New Footage From ‘It’ Featured In TV Spot at The Playlist.