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Finn Wolfhard Is Well on His Way to Being a Horror Icon With His Next Role

Looks like Finn Wolfhard isn't tired of the horror genre just yet. On Thursday, Variety reported that Wolfhard has been cast in a new horror film called The Turning. The new project is actually an adaptation of the classic ghost story novella The Turn of the Screw, written by Henry James in 1898. The story follows a young woman who accepts a job as a nanny to two orphans in a seemingly haunted country mansion. I say "seemingly" because, well . . . just read the book and you'll know what I mean. Wolfhard has had quite the streak when it comes to the horror genre. After an early role in The CW's veteran series Supernatural, the young actor has since starred in Netflix's creepy and terrifying sci-fi series Stranger Things. This year, he also played loud-mouth Richie Tozierin Andy Muschietti's critically celebrated remake of Stephen King's It. Demogorgons, demonic clowns, ghosts . . . man,
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'Pet Semetary' Remake Coming in 2019

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2017-12-08T07:13:35-08:00'Pet Semetary' Remake Coming in 2019

The huge success of Stephen King's It this year means that movie studios are mining King's old material to try to find more gold. In 2019, Paramount will give Pet Semetary a try. The movie will be an adaptation of King's 1983 novel and a remake of a 1989 film version of the story. The original film wasn't much of a hit, either financially or critically, but Paramount is hoping that movie-goers are hungry for anything with King's name on it right now. They might, however, want to consider the box-office failure of this year's The Dark Tower.

Via The Hollywood Reporter.

The upcoming Stephen King adaptation Pet Semetary has carved out a release date.

Paramount will release the film April 19, 2019, the studio announced Thursday.

Directors Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kolsch are helming the adaptation of the 1983 novel, which tells the story of Louis Creed,
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Infinity War Trailer Gets a 90s Animated Makeover and It's Awesome

Infinity War Trailer Gets a 90s Animated Makeover and It's Awesome
Christmas came early for fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe when the Russo Brothers dropped the trailer for Avengers: Infinity War late last week. The trailer instantly became the most viewed trailer in YouTube history, smashing records for a single 24-hour period with over 230 million views and over 1 million likes. The previous record holder was Andres Muschietti's big screen adaptation of Stephen King's It at 190 million views in 24 hours. Needless to say, the trailer release was kind of a big deal and now it has been given the ultimate tribute: a 90s-animated version of the trailer made from the Marvel cartoons of the 1990s and it's awesome.

The 1990s gave us successful Marvel cartoons like X-Men: The Animated Series and Spider-Man: The Animated Series. In addition, there were a lot of somewhat less popular, but still successful, Marvel animated shows from this fertile period to draw from, including Iron Man,
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The Writer Behind It Is Bringing Are You Afraid of the Dark? Back From the Dead

If you're still freaking out about how incredible the remake of Stephen King's It is (or if you're still freaked out by it, period), we have some exciting news: It screenwriter Gary Dauberman is tackling a script for an Are You Afraid of the Dark? movie. Yes, really. The creepy '90s anthology series not only launched countless careers for stars like Ryan Gosling and Neve Campbell, but also boasts a passionate fan base that may or may not be still recovering from the Nickelodeon show's more terrifying episodes. Ayaotd?, which ran from 1992 to 1996 and was later rebooted for one season in 1999, followed a group of kids who called themselves the Midnight Society and would tell scary stories and urban legends with an eerie modern twist. Given Hollywood's newfound success with recent horror films like It, Happy Death Day, and The Conjuring franchise, it makes total sense that they'd try introducing Ayaotd?
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14 Cool and Creepy Holiday Gifts For Anyone Obsessed With Pennywise the Dancing Clown

This year's remake of Stephen King's It introduced a new audience to Pennywise the Dancing Clown. The movie topped the box office for two consecutive weeks, broke countless records for an R-rated film, and has grossed over $677 million worldwide - so far. It appears to be more popular than ever before and you can bet someone you love will be excited to receive gifts inspired by the movie. Yes, even if clowns scare the sh*t out of you, you've gotta admit these 14 Pennywise gifts are wickedly cool. RelatedThe It Sequel Will Be Floating Our Way Soon - Here's What We Know So Far
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Yes, Stranger Things Does Reference Stephen King (and Pennywise the Clown)

Image Source: Netflix Warning: if you're somehow not done with the second season of Stranger Things, there are spoilers below. In the second season of Stranger Things, we meet a delightful newcomer: Mr. Bob Newby, played by the legendary Sean Astin. Bob enters the scene as the new man in Joyce's life. He is a beautiful angel, and the entire internet agrees. Of course, the real tragedy of Bob is that he doesn't last very long. Bob dies before the season is over, leaving us positively devastated. Sure, he was supposed to die sooner, but he still dies. Anyway, horrible Demodog mauling aside, there's another intriguing aspect of Bob that struck many viewers as they binged season two: he's how the show's creators, the Duffer brothers, pay tribute to the legendary Stephen King. One major nod to Stephen King comes during the third episode in season two. Bob volunteers to drive Will to school,
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Jessica Chastain Wants to Play Beverly Marsh in It: Chapter 2

After audiences watched the amazing feature film adaptation of Stephen King's It, a lot of fans started talking about what actors would fit in the roles of the adult versions of the kids who make up The Losers Club.

Actress Jessica Chastain has been brought up multiple times about taking on the adult version of Beverly Marsh, who was played by Sophia Lillis in the recent film. Even the young actress wants to see her character played by Chastain. You know who else wants Jessica Chastain to play the character? Jessica Chastain! During a recent interview with Screen Rant while promoting her upcoming film Molly’s Game, Chastain was asked if she’d be up for starring in the sequel and this is what she had to say:

"Well, I love Andy and [producer] Barbara [Muschietti]. I worked with them on Andy’s directorial debut, you know, his film, Mama. His first film.
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Fans Point Out How Stranger Things Season 2 Links to Stephen King's It

It's no secret that some of the inspiration for Stranger Things came from the stories of Stephen King. The influence of King is heavily felt throughout the series, but some fans have pointed out some specific moments from Season 2 that connects the series directly to Stephen King's It.

EliteDaily suggests that Stranger Things and It take place in the same universe, but I don't believe that for a second. That way too much of a reach. However, Stranger Things definitely contains homages to It and some fans on Twitter pointed them out and you can see them below.

One of the most intriguing connects that was pointed out involved Bob and how his parents are from Maine and he was haunted by a clown when he was a kid.

Bob’s parents are from Maine, and he was haunted by an evil clown when he was a kid which would
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Pet Sematary Remake Digs Up Starry Eyes Directors

Pet Sematary Remake Digs Up Starry Eyes Directors
It's (no pun intended) official, Stephen King's horror classic Pet Sematary is getting the remake treatment and Paramount has announced that Starry Eyes directors Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer will helm the new adaptation. The news comes after it was announced that 2017 has been the biggest year for the horror genre in box office history. The year started off strong with Jordan Peele's Get Out and then the big screen adaptation of Stephen King's It from director Andres Muschietti came out and broke horror records left and right. Paramount is hoping in to cash in on the new horror renaissance with their own remake of Pet Sematary.

The original 1989 classic Pet Sematary was based on the Stephen King novel, which follows the tribulations of a family who moves into a new home next to a cemetery with evil powers that allow the creatures buried in it to come back from the dead.
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Beauty vs Beast: Float With Me

Jason from Mnpp here - as Nathaniel mentioned in yesterday's box office rundown the latest version of Stephen King's It has officially become the highest grossing horror film of all time now. And what with tomorrow being Halloween this week seemed a great chance to face down the story's Good Guys (And Girl) versus its Bad Guy with our "Beauty vs Beast" contest. It has a great legendary Bad Guy, one of the best ever. But can you actually root for him against a bunch of damaged nerds? I mean if we were talking about the 1990 miniseries I would give this question an emphatic "Heck Yes" but it's a little bit tougher with the remake...

Previously Y'all were feeling more Sense than Sensibility last week, giving Emma Thompson a solid 67% of your vote in last week's tribute to Ang Lee's classic film. Said lylee:

"Yay for Emma leading! It helps
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Burger King Trolls McDonald's with Creepy Clown Commercial

Burger King is ramping up its war with McDonald's by treating fans who come in dressed as a scary clown to a free Whopper. McDonald's has had somewhat of an image problem as of late due to the scary clown craze that happened last fall as well as the release of the big screen adaptation of Stephen King's It throwing gasoline on the fire for poor old Ronald McDonald. McDonald's has recently had to scale back using Ronald in a lot of new promotional material due to the recent fascination with creepy clowns and now Burger King is taking trolling to a whole new level with their latest commercial.

The fast-food chain said on its YouTube page that it will give free Whoppers to the first 500 people dressed as clowns from 7 p.m. until closing time at participating locations, including restaurants in Los Angeles, Palm Beach, Austin, Boston, Salt Lake City,
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Stephen King Fan Theory Connects It and The Shining

Stephen King Fan Theory Connects It and The Shining
Fans of Stephen King's work know that he loves to connect the dots between his various novels. So it's only natural to think some of those connections could exist in the movie universe as well. The Dark Tower tried to do that this year, but that movie didn't really live up to expectations, so whatever attempt was made sort of fell flat. However, It is a massive success and now, fans are looking for ways to connect the movie to other King works. A new fan theory manages to connect It to The Shining and, quite frankly, it's pretty amazing.

The theory comes to us from The Film Theorists and, basically, it centers on those who have the ability to Shine, like Danny Torrence in The Shining. Essentially, the theory presents quite a bit of evidence that suggests the members of The Losers Club have this ability, which explains
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Alexander Skarsgard Channels Bozo the Clown With His . . . Dazzling New Hairdo

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Alexander Skarsgard Channels Bozo the Clown With His . . . Dazzling New Hairdo
Alexander Skarsgard's brother, Bill, may have played Pennywise the clown in the recent remake of Stephen King's It, but Alexander recently went in a much different direction when it came to his latest hairdo. To set himself apart from his baby bro, the actor decided to channel Bozo the Clown instead. Alex, who we usually can't get enough of because of those eyes, lips, and yes, hair, sported a partially bald head when he attended the Volez, Voguez, Voyagez - Louis Vuitton Exhibition opening in New York City on Thursday. While we assume the new do is for a movie role, some fans couldn't help but voice their utter devastation over his look on Twitter. "What The F*Ck Is Alexander Skarsgard Doing," one user wrote, while another said, "What has Alexander Skarsgard done to his hair....what has he Done??? Alex Noooooo." The actor is currently filming The Hummingbird Project with Jesse Eisenberg,
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Watch the Full Terrifying Opening Scene For Stephen King's It

For those of you who want to relive the nightmarish opening scene of Stephen King's It, the clip that was screened in theaters prior to the release of the film has been released online.

This was such a great opening sequence and it perfectly set the tone of the film. Georgie encountering Pennywise the Clown in the storm drain for the first time was absolutely terrifying. I loved Bill Skarsgård in the role of Pennywise, and how his eyes are all off. I'm excited to see the character explored in more depth in the sequel that's currently in development. 

You can read more about what the sequel might entail and a horrifying deleted scene from the first film that it might include in the sequel here. 

It: Chapter 2 is scheduled to be released on September 6th, 2019. We've got a long way to go, but you can enjoy the clip below!
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Photographer Awesomely Sneaks Pennywise The Clown into His Sister's Engagement Photos

Photographer and comedian Jesse McLaren was asked by his sister to shoot her engagement photos. So like the loving brother that he is, he went ahead and snuck Pennywise The Clown from Stephen King's It into the background of the photos and it's hilarious! The photos, which you can see below, offered the following note:

My sister asked me to shoot her engagement pics so I hid Pennywise the Clown in every photo. Countdown until she notices.

I don't know how she can't notice Pennywise in these shots! I'm sure she'll get a kick out of it, unless she really hates creepy-ass killer clowns!

My sister asked me to shoot her engagement pics so I hid Pennywise the Clown in every photo. Countdown until she notices.

Jesse McLaren (@McJesse) October 22, 2017

Via: CinemaBlend
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Pennywise Photobombs Unsuspecting Couple's Engagement Photos

If you haven't been living under a rock for the last 6 months, you should be pretty familiar with It and Pennywise the Dancing Clown by now. Bill Skarsgard's amazingly creepy portrayal of the clown is still hanging around the box office after becoming the highest grossing horror movie of all-time as well as the biggest box office opening for the month of September, which is normally a pretty dead time for the movies, especially of the R-rated horror genre. The mass popularity of Pennywise never really went away, but he's everywhere now, dancing to hit songs, showing up on SNL, showing up as a baby in the South, and now he's decided to photobomb a lucky couple's engagement photos.

As it turns out, the photographer is the brother of the soon-to-be bride and he decided to carefully, or not, depending on your outlook, place Pennywise in every picture in an almost Where's Waldo?
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Just in Time For Halloween, Here Are the 20 Most Popular Quotes From Iconic Horror Novels

Horror movies might get all of the shine come Halloween, but let's not forget about the bone-chilling novels that often inspire them. In honor of adaptations of iconic literary scares like Stephen King's It and Washington Irving's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow - both of which need to be on your October movie lineup - we've rounded up the most highlighted passages from the novels, courtesy of Amazon. Kindle readers clearly aren't afraid of a few nightmares, Ok? Related18 Spine-Tingling Books to Curl Up With This Fall
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It Star Bill Skarsgard Says He Wants It: Chapter 2 To Explore the Twisted Mind of Pennywise The Clown

Bill Skarsgard brought Pennywise The Clown to life in the most terrifying way in the amazing recently feature film adaptation of Stephen King's It. He will be back to reprise his role in It: Chapter 2, and in a recent interview with IGN, he shares his thoughts on what he would like to see the film explore. In this case, he would like to see the sequel dive more into the dark and twisted mind of Pennywise The Clown, which would certainly be interesting! He starts out by saying:

"The first movie worked so well at what it is trying to do, I think, and ultimately that is the kids’ story, and you follow these kids and you sort of fall in love with these kids. And the second one will be the adult story. And I think the right way to do it is to make that movie actively different.
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Funko to Float Too with New Pennywise & Georgie Vynl. Figures

"Hiya, Georgie!" See if they float, too, for yourself with new Vynl. figures from Funko. Both Georgie and Pennywise from the new film adaptation of Stephen King's It each come with specific accessories (including that eerie red balloon and the doomed S.S. Georgie, and will be available this winter!

Keep an eye out for Funko's It movie Vynl. figures to emerge from the sewers of Derry sometime in the next several months, and check out official images and details on the creepy collectibles below. Will you be adding them to your shelf?

From Funko: “Vynl.: It – Pennywise and Georgie

There’s no I in Vynl. – because there’s always two of them. The newest Vynl. features characters from the terrifying film It! Will Pennywise convince Georgie to float?

This Vynl. pair features Pennywise holding his enticing red balloon, and Georgie - complete with his raincoat and SS Georgie boat!
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The Mummy and Lifeforce: the strange parallels

Ryan Lambie Oct 17, 2017

This year's The Mummy reboot shares a surprising amount with the 1985 sci-fi horror classic, Lifeforce...

Nb: The following contains spoilers for 2017's The Mummy and 1985's Lifeforce.

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When Universal Studios made The Mummy back in 1932, it was in the wake of Tut-mania: the fascination with Ancient Egypt following the discovery of King Tutankhamun's tomb a decade earlier. As Egyptian-inspired symbols and designs began to appear on everything from jewellery to cigarette ads, stories began to circulate that the pharoah's tomb was cursed - and thus The Mummy, about a group of archaeologists who provoke the wrath of a long-dead Imhotep (Boris Karloff, hypnotic as always) emerged.

The Mummy's success was such that it became a long-running franchise: Universal made four direct sequels between 1940 and 1944, with a comedy spin-off, Abbott And Costello Meet The Mummy, joining them in 1955. The UK's Hammer Film
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