By THOMAS BOND, Oklahoma City Horror Movie Examiner
(as published on Examiner.com)
For those of you who have seen the classic mini-series, IT, based on Stephen King’s epic novel, you probably share with me the fear of clowns, balloons, sewers, shower drains, storm drains, sinks, toilets, and “Prince Albert in a can”. For those who don’t share those fears, read on, for it looks like you may have another opportunity to have them scared into you.
The original three-hour epic from 1990 is a horrifying film, as it deals with our fears of not only the unknown, but with the worst kind of monster: one who knows our worst fears and uses them against us.
The original film starred an incredibly brilliant Tim Curry as Pennywise, the evil, shape-shifting clown, and was directed by Stephen King familiar Tommy Lee Wallace. With a wonderfully talented cast of kiddos and adults alike, the film won a Primetime Emmy and is easily one of the scariest films ever made.
But for fans of King’s novel, the film may have been too tame, and left out far too much edgy material and dropped far too many likable characters.
Those fans, and surely even fans of the original film, will rejoice at the news that Warner Brothers is adapting King’s novel into an R-rated, two-part film, to ensure that King’s original vision will remain as intact as the silver screen will allow, as stated by The Hollywood Reporter.com…
(Read the full article and check out the original trailer at Examiner.com)