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Film Theory: IT (2017) - Pennywise's Greatest Fear (IT Movie 2017)

Here is an amazing video about the evil entity known as Pennywise from Stephen King’s It (2017) and Pennywise’s greatest fear. This film theory goes to incorporate Stephen King’s The Shining (1980) and the little boy Danny (Danny Lloyd) who possesses “The Shining” ability and the older man Hallorann (Scatman Crothers) who also possesses “The Shining” ability. That Shining ability is seen in the Derry children and the high probability that Hallorann is a survivor of the building fire that killed so many people referenced in It (2017) and Stephen King’s It (1990). These film theories further go to link the Stephen King universe but watch the video already for the full details. This Pennywise film theory video is a little over 13-minutes long.

IT (2017) Behind The Scenes (FULL) [Video]

When I watch a horror film I really like I have to see the bonus features or behind the scenes footage too. Stephen King’s It (2017) was a success, so I am sharing this video featuring the It (2017) behind the scenes footage with director Andy Muschietti and the man behind the Pennywise makeup Bill Skarsgard to name a few people featured in this It video. This video is a little over 16-minutes long and well worth watching, enjoy and tell us what you think.

Pennywise Sings a Song (Stephen King's 'It' Parody)

Watch this parody video featuring Pennywise from Stephen King’s It (2017) as he sings a menacingly sinister song that is dubbed right over the It trailer in the best way possible. This parody video is a little over 4-minutes long of something in the most bizarre in a very interesting way. Don’t forget to like and share this video.

THE DARK TOWER (2017) What Went Wrong Video?? (Analysis/Review)

What went wrong with The Dark Tower (2017)? Stephen King movie fans had high hopes for The Dark Tower (2017) which would introduce moviegoers to Roland Deschain (Idris Elba) and kick off a would-be series of films very much like Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings franchise. However, fans were instead treated with a major disappointment of pacing and use of source material. I watched the film and was also disappointed, but I know it was a significant undertaking bringing The Dark Tower into a movie adaptation and that is why director Cary Fukunaga walked away from the film leaving the movie studio Sony to turn to director Nikolaj Arcel to continue the film.

STEPHEN KING'S 1922 (2017) Ending Explained

The Netflix original film 1922 (2017) is a movie about greed and betrayal. Watch this video explanation of Stephen King’s 1922 (2017) that is a little over 16-minutes long as every aspect of the film is torn apart and dissected for us. I know the ending of 1922 (2017) ended abruptly and with no definitive conclusion so I know many of you would enjoy watching this video for more clarity.

Top 10 Things You Didn't Know About Pennywise Video

Pennywise the killer clown or Pennywise the scary clown is one of Stephen King‘s best creations spanning many generations of horror fans. Here are the top 10 things you didn’t know about Pennywise, but will now. Watch as Minty Comedic Arts delivers the list along with a briefly written version below the video. Also, the facts are there that Pennywise lives!

Top 10 Things You May Not Know About Christine (1983) Video

In Stephen King‘s Christine (1983) film, John Carpenter took a directorial stab at this movie adaptation film leaving viewers with a killer car able to regenerate itself. A purely evil menacing and homicidal car is not easy to pull off and Carpenter did a good job coming right off of his masterpiece The Thing (1982). This John Carpenter film deviates a lot from the Stephen King book and this video by Minty Comedic Arts details many of the fun things you may not know about Christine.

Top 9 Scary Movies that Take Place in One Location

Here is a list of scary horror movies that take place in one location. Stephen King‘s Misery (1990) is listed here with Kathy Bates as the as the notorious villain who is a crazed fan keeping her favorite writer against his will. Remember the excellent zombie film Pontypool (2008) and what about Cube (1997)? Check out the full list of scary horror movies below.

Stephen King's IT (1990) Kill Count Videos

Stephen King’s It (1990) was my first introduction to Pennywise the Clown. One of the very first movies to ever scare me putting it above A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) with Freddy Krueger. It was mainly because of Tim Curry‘s performance as Pennywise that made that possible. Here is a fun video by Dead Meat detailing all of the death scenes with a final kill count revealed at the end of the video.

Stephen King's IT (2017) Ending Explained Video

Stephen King‘s It (2017) movie adaptation is a far superior film compared to the made for TV mini-series It (1990). This It (2017) ending explained video is a very informative breakdown of all the movie scenes and the appropriate references. FoundFlix brings us these explanations in a little over 10-minutes.

GERALD'S GAME (2017) Ending Explained Video

Director Mike Flanagan and Netflix brought us this Stephen King movie adaptation Gerald’s Game (2017) available for streaming on Netflix right now. Gerald’s Game (2017) is about a troubled woman who is trapped in a house in the middle of nowhere after her husband dies. They went to this secluded area to try to find the spark in their relationship once again. Many scenes may first confuse you, and the ending may be a little fuzzy so here is a very informative video by FoundFlix explaining the ending of Gerald’s Game (2017) and the various essential movie scenes leading up to the conclusion. This video is a little over 16-minutes, but you won’t feel it, and you will have a far better understanding of the film.

What is Pennywise the Clown Really? Complete Mythology + Origin Explained Video

Stephen King‘s Pennywise the Clown is an ancient force of evil with its dead lights and shrouded backstory. Watch this 8-minute video to discover all the mysterious and hidden Pennywise lore that is otherwise difficult to uncover. FoundFlix has done all the research and delivers these Pennywise fun facts in an entertaining way.

11 Most Anticipated Horror Movies of 2019!

Looking forward to the highly anticipated new 2019 horror movies we have The Crooked Man (2019), It: Chapter Two (2019), Hellboy (2018), and M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass (2019) to just name a few so far. The full list of all 11 Most Anticipated Horror Movies of 2019 can be found below with descriptions, posters/trailers (if possible), and the Looper video giving their take on each new film. Get stoked, 2019 is going to be another excellent year for the horror genre!

Stephen King's CELL (2016) Ending Explained Video

Stephen King movie adaptations are mostly hit or miss for most horror fans. Stephen King’s Cell (2016) was a film I was thrilled to watch and enjoyed it because I watched the film fresh. The Cell movie ending, however, made many viewers question what happened. Check out this video breaking down the movie scenes leading up to the movie ending. The explanation of the Cell movie ending can be found at about 8:45 of this video.

10 Biggest Mistakes in IT (2017) Most People Missed

Stephen Kings It (2017) was a success and is one of the best Stephen King adaptations, but it does have a few mistakes. If you found a few already that is great, but I bet you did not see all of these. Here are 10 mistakes found in It (2018) that most people did not catch.

Top 10 Classic Horror Movie Icons

These Top 10 Horror Movie Icons were an essential part of many horror fans lives, turning them into young fans during the 80s - 90s and helping those fans to embrace the horror genre. Those fans grew up and provided the audience for the colossal horror genre we see today in modern horror movies, horror TV shows, and games. You can thank a great many horror icons for contributing. People like Robert Englund, Wes Craven, and Stephen King are just a few names listed in/below the video. We can add more horror icons to this list, but we are staying consistent with the video.

13 Awesome IT (2017) Deleted Movie Scenes!

I was a Pennywise wise fan before, and now I have a better Stephen King’s It movie to enjoy. It (2017) is a terrific Stephen King movie adaptation, and if you are like me, you want to see more. Here is a video from the folks over at Looper and they compiled 13 deleted scenes from It.

Top 10 WORST Movies of 2017 - WatchMojo

Check out this selection of the worst movies of 2017 as selected by WatchMojo. Included in this list are the Stephen King‘s The Dark Tower (2017) which most horror fans agree on and also The Mummy (2017) and Rings (2017). What a year 2017 was with these great 2017 movies listed here. I agree with WatchMojo for the most part, but ouch, Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) took the most hits here.

Top 10 Worst Movies of 2017 - Looper

We had some fantastic movies this 2017, but right now we are calling out the worst movies of 2017. Our modified list of films below includes horror and sci-fi genres catered to our fan base. You already know the movie adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower (2017) directed by Nikolaj Arcel is on this list but wouldn’t you like to know where Looper put it on their list. Flatliners (2017), the remake of Flatliners (1990) also makes an appearance here. Another big let down in Geostorm (2017) rounds out this list. Read on to see the order of these films and additional movies that made the worst films list of 2017.

Top 10 Best Movies of 2017 - WatchMojo

As 2017 comes to an end, here are some top pick movies for 2017. With a slew of Marvel, DC Comics, Star Wars, and horror movies in 2017; these films were rated the best by WatchMojo and ranked in this order. Although we preserved the rating order, some of the films listed below would have been ordered slightly different by us, but that is the fun part of these lists.

Top 10 Stephen King Adaptation Remakes Needed Now!

Stephen King’s It (2017) directed by Andy Muschietti was a successful Stephen King adaptation remake which is not always the case. WatchMojo posted an exciting video detailing their picks for the top Stephen King adaptation that deserve a remake.

If Georgie was Black - IT Parody

Here is a short horror parody of Stephen King‘s It (2017) featuring Pennywise in a scenario where Georgie was black. Have a few laughs as Georgie turns down Pennywise multiple times but then Pennywise figures out a new way to entice this new Georgie. Have a few chuckles and giggles. Thanks to Joshua Mar for creating and posting this video, please like and share.

Work IT ... Dancing Pennywise Flipbook

Watch this funny video featuring Pennywise the Dancing Clown from Stephen King‘s It (2017). This video is short and straight to the point with drawings of Pennywise flipped to replicate the iconic scene of the terrifying clown Pennywise dancing his maniacal jig. I had to watch it twice; I was laughing so hard. Thanks to theflippist for posting this video, please like and share.

Sculpting Pennywise - Timelapse Sculpt / Airbrush Demo

Watch this fantastic video of a Pennywise sculpting session. There is nothing like watching a memorable character, especially a horror icon, get molded and created before your eyes. What a painstaking feat and I am glad that I was able to watch it and thought you would enjoy watching it too. Thanks to LoreCraft for creating and posting this video, please like and share.

Old Pennywise Vs New Pennywise Rap Battle

Check out this fun rap battle video putting the older Pennywise vs. newer Pennywise. Not trying to start a Tim Curry vs. Bill Skarsgard war so enjoy the video. Stephen King‘s Pennywise has been terrorizing children and some adults for decades so watching this parody was fun. Thanks to Aaron Fraser-Nash for creating and posting this video, please like and share.

Pennywise VS Freddy Krueger Rap Battle

Imagine Stephen King‘s Pennywise vs. Wes Craven‘s Freddy Krueger in a rap battle. Here is the video of such an imagining from two scary characters who have terrified so many children throughout the decades. This video is a raw battle between Pennywise (It (1990), It (2017)) and Freddy Krueger (A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)). Thanks to Daddyphatsnaps YouTube for creating and posting this entertaining rap battle video, please like and share.

Spike's THE MIST TV Series Cancelled After 1 Season!?

Looking forward to Spike’s The Mist Season 2, sorry, it is canceled! The cliffhanger series finale of The Mist Season 1 suffered from a lower than expected viewership and is announced officially canceled. I know many of you wait to see if a TV series will make it to a season 2 before investing time in a television series, this Stephen King-inspired tv show will not reach most of you, but for me, I will make an exception and still watch it on Netflix on October 24, 2017.

Our Top 5 Dog Horror Movies

Looking for a scary horror movie featuring dogs? Here is our list of top horror movies with dogs. These dogs are no joke and make you scoff at the saying “man’s best friend.” Films included in our list are Stephen King‘s Cujo (1983), Man’s Best Friend (1993), The Breed (2006), Rottweiler (2004), Dogs of Hell (1983), The Pack (1977), Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell (1978), Wilderness (2006), and Monster Dog (1984). Like all of our movie lists, we will add more films in the future.

Top 10 H.P. Lovecraftian Movies

Here are our Top 10 Lovecraftian Movies based on work or influenced by H.P. Lovecraft featuring the Lovecraft mythos. These films are also referred to as “Cosmic movies” which is horror movies based on science. We include Clive Barker‘s Lovecraft inspired Hellraiser (1987), John Carpenter‘s In the Mouth of Madness (1994)/The Thing (1982), Stuart Gordon‘s Re-animator (1985)/Dagon (2001)/From Beyond (1986), Paul Anderson‘s Event Horizon (1997), Necronomicon: Book of Dead (1993), Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell‘s Army of Darkness (1992), Drew Goddard and Joss Whedon‘s The Cabin in the Woods (2012), Stephen King‘s The Mist (2007). In the future, we will expand this list to include even more Lovecraftian films all ranked.

PENNYWISE Legend - The True Story Behind IT the Clown [Video]

Check out this awesome video discussing the True Story behind Stephen King‘s IT character Pennywise the Clown. This video starts with the origin story of Pennywise dating back millions of years ago in the dimension called the dead lights where IT was created. Thanks to YouTuber Frostmare TV for posting this video.

New IT Teaser Poster Teases YOU'LL FLOAT TOO / Video Announces Upcoming Trailer

Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema dropped the new teaser poster for Andres Muschietti‘s It (2017) teases “You’ll float too.” Watch as Pennywise give Georgie Denbrough the red balloon. Also, we included the video announcing the upcoming It (2017) movie trailer. Bill Skarsgard, Finn Wolfhard, and Javier Botet star in It.

Our Favorite Stephen King Inspired Movies / Films

Stephen King earned his stripes as a Master of Horror and a personal favorite around Hell Horror. Of course, we included Carrie, Firestarter, The Shining, Salem’s Lot but there are so much more to include. Some films may not have followed the books/novels/short stories correctly, so we decided to make a single HUGE list of all of our favorite Stephen King-inspired movies that are scored and ranked. Makes we want to sit down and have a Stephen King movie marathon.

Fandango List of Most Anticipated Horror Movies of 2017!

Fandango conducted a survey of over 2,000 movie goers during the week of December 19, 2016. Here we included the results of their Top Anticipated Horror Movies Coming in 2017 listed in descending order. We expected many of these horror films to make this list, so there are no surprises here, enjoy!

Top 10 Supernatural Horror Movie Boogeymen

So excited to watch the first Boogeyman horror movie of 2017 in The Bye Bye Man (2017) on January 13, 2017; the first Friday the 13th of the new year. We decided to put together a list of our favorite supernatural horror movie boogeymen featuring many boogeymen who may still haunt the thoughts of many adults today. The Boogeymen listed here include many horror icons so have fun with the list.

Stephen Kings THE SHINING Facts / Theory List

The facts included here are related to both the popular horror novel The Shining written by Stephen King and the horror film The Shining (1980) directed by Stanley Kubrick. We also sprinkled in some popular fan theories too. We even included famous Stanley Kubrick vs. Stephen King theories and “the fake moon landing” conspiracy theory shot by Kubrick. The book and movie are both prime examples of terror, cabin fever, with a touch of the supernatural.

Top Horror Film Remakes We Are Excited to Watch in 2016-2017

Here are some of the most promising horror movie remakes coming out in 2016-2017. Most films are still in early development with very little information attached but the promise of improving or there we say it, reinventing the original films. Upcoming Stephen King film top the charts here as they are films that had the most influence on me growing up. Films include creature features, werewolves, scary clowns, zombies, witches, and many other forms of supernatural intrigue. Would have loved to see a new Nightmare on Elm Street film here but maybe in the future.

Netflix / Mike Flanagan Push Forward with Stephen King's GERALD'S GAME Film Adaptation

Director Mike Flanagan (Before I Wake (2016), Hush (2016), Oculus (2013), Absentia (2011)) was originally pursued to direct the Stephen King film adaptation of Gerald’s Game (2017) since 2014. Netflix then put the film on hold because the story is a little hard to see the potential as the story revolves around a woman who is chained to a bed for the majority of the film. The woman accidently kills her husband leaving her chained to the bed and eventually she gives in to the voices in her head. Not only has Netflix agreed to produce the film, but they have also agreed to give Mike Flanagan complete freedom to make the film how he wants. This news comes after the success that Flanagan’s Hush (2016) film has received on Netflix streaming service even getting a positive tweet from Stephen King. This all sounds great, and I cannot wait to see the first set of promo material.

Scary First Look at PENNYWISE in Full Costume!

Here is the first look of Bill Skarsgard as “Pennywise the Clown” in full costume for the new Stephen King adaptation reboot/remake of It (2017) directed by Andres Muschietti. Holding true to the lore of Pennywise being around for centuries, the costume design features little Victorian era elements. Owen Teague, Jaeden Lieberher, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs, and Jeremy Ray Taylor also star in It. This film is scheduled to release in movie theaters on September 8, 2017.

Amazing STEPHEN KING Universe Infographic is so Helpful!

Check out this infographic that connects roughly 40 years of stories in the Stephen King Universe. Two main places occur the most in Stephen King stories and novels, Castle Rock, Derry, and Jerusalem’s Lot, and using these locations we can then factor in other clues to piece together something like a Lord of the Rings universe. This flowchart also includes Stephen Kings variation to The Lord of the Rings saga, The Dark Tower series. Stephen King is a Master of Horror and one of the world’s most famous horror authors who keeps creating new horror stories and novels each year. Thanks to TessieGirl for creating this Stephen King infographic.

Stephen King's IT Blu-ray Announced / Confirmed!

Stephen King‘s It (1990) TV mini-series directed by Tommy Lee Wallace is one of those things you wonder “why is it not on Blu-ray yet?” Good news is that the Blu-ray version of Stephen King’s It is confirmed! The bad news is it is priced at a hefty $54.97 as a pre-order on Amazon. The special features are not revealed yet, but a combo with the T-shirt still does not warrant such a high price. Look for this Blu-ray release to become available on October 4, 2016, via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Dennis Christopher, Annette O’Toole, John Ritter, Harry Anderson, Richard Thomas, Tim Reid, Richard Masur, Michael Cole, and Tim Curry as “Pennywise” starred in this must see horror film.

THE DARK TOWER - Six New Photos Revealed

I just cannot get enough of Nikolaj Arcel‘s The Dark Tower (2017) movie adaptation from Stephen King‘s The Dark Tower book series novels. The photos show more of Roland Deschain and other characters along with the sceneries. Katheryn Winnick, Idris Elba, Jackie Earle Haley, and Matthew McConaughey as The Man in Black.

Morgan Spector Cast in Spike TV's THE MIST TV Series

Spike TV‘s The Mist Season 1 on starts filming this Summer 2016 in the TV adaptation of Stephen King‘s 1980 novel The Mist. Morgan Spector is set to star in the lead role of Kevin Cunningham. We still have a long wait for the premiere of The Mist, which is still scheduled for an open 2017 premiere date. Gus Birney, Dan Butler, and Luke Cosgrove will also star in The Mist Season 1.

Idris Elba as The Gunslinger in THE DARK TOWER Movie

Nikolaj Arcel‘s The Dark Tower (2017) now has an image featuring Idris Elba as The Gunslinger / Roland Deschain. We recently posted the first image of Matthew McConaughey as The Man in Black here. Elba shows off the iconic revolvers of The Gunslinger from Stephen King‘s The Dark Tower book series totaling eight novels also spanning into short stories, comics, other books reference characters/events as well making this series the focal point and glue of many Stephen King works. The Dark Tower releases in movie theaters on February 17, 2016, via Sony.

THE DARK TOWER - Matthew McConaughey as The Man in Black Photo

Check out this new photo featuring Matthew McConaughey from Nikolaj Arcel‘s The Dark Tower (2017). We all knew McConaughey would nail this role but here is the proof. I am drooling waiting for the next set of promo material to drop for the Stephen King movie adaptation. The Dark Tower releases in movie theaters on February 17, 2017, so we have a while before we start seeing trailers.

Stephen King Movie Adaptation CELL Blu-ray / DVD Release Details

Stephen King‘s movie adaptation of his horror novel Cell, also titled Cell (2016), is directed by Tod Williams. The film met with a mixed bag of reviews and an altered ending then that is in the book. The Cell Blu-ray/DVD will release on September 27, 2016, via Lionsgate. This release includes an audio commentary and a “To Cell and Back” featurette. John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson, Isabelle Fuhrman, Owen Teague, Clark Sarullo, Anthony Reynolds, Erin Elizabeth Burns, and Stacy Keach star in Cell.

First Look at PENNYWISE The Clown in New IT Movie!

Check out this first look photo of Bill Skarsgard as Pennywise the Clown in the new It (2017) movie. Andres Muschietti is directing the Stephen King It Reboot film. Skarsgard is set to fill the iconic role formerly portrayed by Tim Curry. I like every other horror fan am a little skeptical about the movie in general, but this pic reveals a calm but still creepy looking Pennywise. Javier Botet, Owen Teague, and Jaeden Lieberher will also star in It.

George R.R. Martin asks Stephen King: How do you write so fast?

George R.R. Martin and Stephen King recently sat down together in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the Kiva Auditorium for what seems like old friends catching up. In this hour-long interview, they discuss many topics that fans will love to hear and among the various topics, George R.R. Martin asks Stephen King how he manages to write so fast. Martin jokes, “I think, ‘Oh, I’ve had a really good six months - I’ve written three chapters!’ and you’ve finished three books in that time.” In case you do not want to watch the entire video, Stephen King replies “So if the manuscript is, say, 360 pages long, that’s basically two months’ work - but that’s assuming it goes well.”

Bill Skarsgard is Pennywise the Clown in IT Remake!

Bill Skarsgard (Netflix’s Hemlock Grove, son of Stellan Skarsgard, brother of Alexander Skarsgard) has beat Will Poulter and Kirk Acevedo for the role of Pennywise the Clown in Stephen King’s It Remake. Skarsgard will play the iconic scary clown in director Andres Muschietti‘s (Mama (2013)) It (2017). Skarsgard will star alongside Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs, and Jeremy Ray Taylor. Warner Bros. will tell the story in two parts similar to the previous films’ two-part story with the first part featuring the kids’ adventure and the second part about the kids revisiting as adults to finish up business. The first part of It (2017) will release in movie theaters on September 8, 2017.

Kirk Acevedo Testing for Pennywise The Clown in IT Remake!?

Kirk Acevedo (Band of Brothers, Oz, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) is currently testing for the Stephen King’s It Remake. It (2017) is now going to be directed by Andres Muschietti (Mama (2013)) after Cary Fukunaga and Pennywise The Clown is up for grabs since The Maze Runner actor Will Poulter is still being considered. Tim Curry left some hefty scary clown shoes to fill to good luck to whoever lands the Pennywise role. It (2017) is set to release on September 9, 2017.

Stephen King's MR. MERCEDES TV Series Developement / Casting Details

AT&T’s Audience Network has greenlit a 10-episode drama series based on Stephen King‘s best-selling novel Mr. Mercedes. David E. Kelly (Boston Public, Ally McBeal, Chicago Hope) is developing the new TV series and will function as writer and showrunner. Jack Bender (Lost, Under the Dome) will serve as executive producer and will direct the pilot episode. Brendan Gleeson (Harry Potter) and Anton Yelchin (Star Trek) are confirmed to star in the new series. The Mr. Mercedes TV series will air sometime in 2018.