As with most major toy manufacturers, Funko made quite a splash at San Diego Comic-Con 2017 with the reveal for several convention exclusives. However, for horror fans they may have saved their best announcement for afterwards. On Monday afternoon, Funko announced (via their Facebook page) that they will be releasing four different Pop! vinyl versions of IT‘s most lovable little rascal, Pennywise the clown. While we’re sure that the members of the Losers’ Club aren’t far behind, Funko is putting its best (and scariest) foot forward in unleashing the cosmic shape-shifter upon the collecting masses.
Castle Rock, the upcoming Hulu series which takes place within the world of Stephen King’s storytelling, is looking more and more interesting by the day! The first trailer for the series, which will be produced by J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions, hinted that characters, settings, and themes from all of King’s works may find their way into the new show. As the casting announcements begin to trickle in, we’re also starting to learn that just about any actors from previous films based on Kings work may also find their way into Castle Rock! read more
A new trailer has dropped for the reboot of Stephen King’s alien-monster tale It and while it only shows a brief glimpse of that naughty dancing clown Pennywise, we’re treated to a closer look at the “losers club” as they encounter something evil in The Barrens.
Check out the trailer below. It has a release date of September 8th and we’re sure there will be more trailers before it hits theaters so check back to Horror News Network to catch them all!
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With over five months until the movie debuts, IT has sent the internet into a frenzy. The trailer, which was released on Wednesday is being viewed at a record-breaking rate.
In the first 24 hours that the trailer was online it was seen more than 197 million time globally, with 81 million of those views coming from Facebook. Over 1.8 million fans shared the footage with their friends as well.
IT is now the reigning champion of views for videos in one day. The trailer knocked off defending champ, Fate of the Furious, which had 139 million views. read more
For those eagerly awaiting the remake of Stephen King’s IT, the hits just keep on coming. Hot on the heels of yet another released still of Pennywise last week comes an even better treat to satiate the horror masses. The folks over at Warner Brothers have unleashed the official teaser poster, featuring the poor unfortunate Georgie starring down the wicked clown’s hand as the demon clutches the ill-fated red balloon. For those that have read King’s brilliant novel, the manifestation of this imagery is enough to make your heart beat stronger. The new poster can be seen below. read more
Horror fans worldwide are chomping at the bit, eagerly awaiting original stills (or how about a trailer???) for the new cinematic adaptation of Stephen King’s IT. Though due to hit movie screens in 2017, the release of production imagery or details have been held to a deliberate pace in order to build up as much anticipation as humanly possible. Luckily, the folks over at Empire Magazine are here to the rescue.
In the latest issue of the pop culture publication, a brand-new image of our favorite demonic clown Pennywise will be unleashed upon the masses (see below). You can view the image on the film’s Facebook page as well, as Pennywise (portrayed by Bill Skarsgard) peers out from the depths of a sewer drain….ready to (presumably) rip poor Georgie’s arm off in an iconic scene from the best-selling horror novel. read more
Pure evil continues to have a new face. Entertainment Weekly has released another photo of the original wicked clown Pennywise, demonic star of the upcoming re-adaptation of Stephen King’s brilliant novel IT. In the latest promo shot (seen below), the child-killer is peering out from the inside of a large drain pipe. As we all know, the sewers and underground drainage systems are where Pennywise waits in the shadows, poised to pounce on its unsuspecting victims.
Anticipation is high for the classic novel remake, following up on the 1990 television mini-series. Bill Skarsgard (Hemlock Grove) will portray the demon clown, which he promises will be a different take on the character than the critically-acclaimed version made famous by Tim Curry. “Tim Curry’s performance was truly great, but it’s important for me to do something different because of that,” Skarsgard says. “I’ll never be able to make a Tim Curry performance as good as Tim Curry.” read more
DVD & Blu-ray Releases: October 18, 2016
This week’s releases includes Bates Motel: Season 4, a special Limited Collection Edition Waxworks Compilation, along with several new blu-ray editions of older horror films, including Child’s Play, Salem’s Lot and Bride of Re-Animator. You can view the complete list of this week’s horror releases below.
Bates Motel: Season Four
Starring: Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore
Synopsis: As Norman (Freddie Highmore) continues to spiral out of control, Norma’s (Vera Farmiga) desperation to help her son amplifies. Growing increasingly fearful of him, Norma goes to great lengths to find Norman the professional help he needs. This further complicates their once unbreakable trust while Norman struggles to maintain his grip on reality. As Sheriff Romero (Nestor Carbonell) finds himself drawn back into their lives, he must ask himself just how much further he is willing to go to protect Norma. Watch all 10 spine-chilling episodes back-to-back and uninterrupted in Bates Motel Season Four. read more
Entertainment Weekly has posted the first, full-costumed image of Pennywise the Clown from the upcoming adaptation of Stephen King’s It and we have one word to describe it: terrifying!
This time around, Pennywise will be played by Hemlock Grove star Bill Skarsgård. Skarsgård is well aware of the big shoes (pun intended) that he has to fill while stepping into the role originally played by Tim Curry; as he told Entertainment Weekly back in July, “Tim Curry’s performance was truly great, but it’s important for me to do something different because of that,” says Skårsgard, “I’ll never be able to make a Tim Curry performance as good as Tim Curry.” read more