With Andy Muschietti’s IT already being hailed as the best horror movies of 2017 (if not the decade) interest in all things Stephen King are at a fever pitch. King has become a bona fide institution, a franchise in and of himself whose name guarantees a built-in fan base. For newer genre fans, the King phenomenon probably isn’t fully realized or appreciated. Even established fans probably don’t realize how important and influential the author has become, not just in horror, but in all genres.
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The Wall Street Journal produced the video below: From ‘Carrie’ to ‘It’: A History of Stephen King Movie Adaptations. It offers compelling insights into his films’ popularity while objectively separating the wheat from the chaff. The video also identifies the directors best associated with King-adapted films, as well as the crucial ingredient necessary for a successful film. Have a watch and let us know what you think in the Comments section.
Official Synopsis: “It” is the latest movie based on a book by Stephen King, an author who’s stories have spawned more than 100 movies covering genres including horror, drama and sci-fi which began with “Carrie” in 1976.
Have a look-see at the trailer and synopsis for Andy Muschietti’s IT below.
Official Synopsis: When children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, neighborhood kids band together to square off against Pennywise (Bill Skarsgård), an evil clown whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries.
In addition to Skarsgård and Jacobs, IT stars Jaeden Lieberher, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things), Wyatt Oleff, Jack Dylan Grazer, and Nicholas Hamilton.