“It” 1990 vs. 2017/2019

When it comes to creepy clowns, there are perhaps none as iconic as Pennywise from Stephen King’s “It”.  Often credited (or blamed) with making clowns scary, King’s creation has had a lasting effect on horror media.  Not just because of the best-selling novel, but because of not one, but two popular movie adaptations. The It TV movie from 1990 was the definitive adaptation until another … Continue reading “It” 1990 vs. 2017/2019

“Pennywise: The Story of It” Documentary Coming to Screambox July 26, 2022

While the 2016 clown craze and the more recent adaptations of Stephen King’s “It” in 2017 and 2019 have certainly kept the creepy clown mythos alive, there are many (myself included) who still considered Tim Curry’s take on Pennywise as the definitive creepy clown in horror history. So it comes with excitement and anticipation that a brand new documentary, Pennywise: The Story of It is … Continue reading “Pennywise: The Story of It” Documentary Coming to Screambox July 26, 2022

30 Fun Facts About “It” (1990)

One of the most iconic images that comes to mind when we think of scary clowns is that of Pennywise from Stephen King’s “It”.  At a whopping 1200+ page count, it’s his second longest novel (just behind “The Stand”), and seemed nearly impossible to adapt to film. But in 1990, we saw King’s terrifying story brought to the small screen in a TV movie/miniseries starring … Continue reading 30 Fun Facts About “It” (1990)

Awesome Horror Crossovers That Could (Technically) Happen

There’s nothing horror fans love more than imagining their favorite characters facing off against one another. And with box office successes like Freddy vs. Jason, Alien vs. Predator, and Sadako vs. Kayako, there’s definitely money in it. Usually, the only real obstacle (besides getting enough buzz to greenlight it) is the fact that different characters and franchises are owned by different studios, and they don’t … Continue reading Awesome Horror Crossovers That Could (Technically) Happen

Top 10 Creepy Movie Clowns

Long before Stephen King’s “It” was causing outrage among the professional clown community, there was always something inherently creepy about clowns. So much so that there was even a phobia (coulrophobia) named after it. Psychologists argue because their faces are concealed via makeup, there’s something disingenuous about them, which raises subconscious alarms. Thus, clowns have long since been a subject for horror films and many … Continue reading Top 10 Creepy Movie Clowns

Why Stephen King is Hard to Adapt

There is no author more synonymous with horror than the great Stephen King. He is in fact, the most successful American writer in history. He’s been writing for over 40 years and tends to write at least one or two books per year. It’s resulted in him becoming incredibly prolific and boasting a bibliography many times longer than his contemporaries. And yet, despite all this, … Continue reading Why Stephen King is Hard to Adapt

“It: Chapter 2” Movie Review

Spoiler Free until the end Following up on the highest grossing horror film of all time is no easy task.  However, the Stephen King-based blockbuster from two years ago was merely the first half of a much larger story.  In a strange way, It: Chapter 2 isn’t necessarily a sequel, rather it is the highly anticipated conclusion to a film audiences adored.  So, in order … Continue reading “It: Chapter 2” Movie Review