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CT Cult Classics Finds Horrifying Success in Seymour

This past Saturday night CT Cult Classics took over historic downtown Seymour, CT once again for its it sophomore outing presenting a Stephen King double feature. The event attracted horror fans from all over Connecticut and New York for hours of classic King terror.

Up first was Stephen King’s 1983 flick Christine which was directed by John Carpenter. Followed by rare horror classic trailers, the film was followed up by King’s collaboration with another, legendary director, George A. Romero, Creepshow. The latter, as horror fans know, is an anthology featuring some of the most iconic faces from film including Leslie Nielsen, Ted Danson, Adrienne Barbeau, Tom Atkins, and even King himself.  Did you also know that the character of Billy in the “wrap around” story is played by Joe Hill, King’s son? read more

Stranger Things Set to Come Back with Season 2 in 2017

The producers of Netflix’s hit show Stranger Things have been teasing a second season over the past month and today Deadline reported the reality; the show will return to Netflix in 2017 with a new season consisting of nine episodes.

With no word on casting yet, it’s safe to assume that season two will be a continuation of the highly successful first season. Co-creator and writer Matt Duffer said, “There’s definitely some dangling threads at the end, it’s open-ended so that if people want it, if Netflix wanted it, we could explore that and continue the storyline.” read more

We’ve Seen the New Pennywise…and IT’s Terrifying!

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

First Pennywise the Clown Photo Revealed from It Remake

Entertainment Weekly unveiled the first press photo of Pennywise the Clown from Stephen King’s It today.  Bill Skarsgard will play the evil clown (originally played by Tim Curry) in the remake due out on September 8, 2017.   Andres Muschietti, best known for the 2013 horror film Mama, will direct.  The film is planned as a two part story; the first film will focus on the demonic clown terrorizing the cast as children and the second film will focus on the adults coming together to deal with the after-effects of their spoiled childhoods and face their greatest fears.   read more

Stephen King’s “The Cell” Hits Theaters

While sizing up movie night for this week, you may want to check out Stephen King’s “The Cell” which stars John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson. The apocalyptic film, based on King’s best-selling 2006 novel is brought to the big screen and VOD this Friday, July 8th. Centering around an attack on the human race through their cell phones…it appears King may be onto something here.  With a generation of people attached to their cell phones, is this the easiest way for our enemies to attack?  Does the almighty smartphone control us and turn us into zombies or “Phoners”?  See synopsis below: read more

‘Unearthed & Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary’ Review

Unearthed & Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary

Directors: John Campopiano and Justin White

Release Date: Special Combo Edition July 2016, Regular Edition October 2016

Rating: 9 out of 10

Synopsis: A thorough examination and reminiscence on an underappreciated horror film.

Our Thoughts:  1989 was not the best time for horror film fans.  The early 80’s slasher genre was all but dead, the innovative directors of the decade were starting to slow down, and a plethora of questionable sequels like Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason takes Manhattan and Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child filled your local multiplex.  This is not to say that I didn’t see these films; in fact, I saw pretty much all of them in the theater.  As a junior in high school who was obsessed with heavy metal and horror, it is pretty much a certainty that if you could get in a time machine and travel back to 1989, you would invariably find me and my friends at the theater on opening night, along with the raucous teen audiences who made even these “lesser lights” of the horror genre successes.    read more

Frances Conroy to Star in THE MIST Spike TV Series

Frances Conroy will star in Spike’s The Mist TV series, based on Stephen King’s 1980 book. The straight-to-series drama has a 10-episode order. It tells the story of a seemingly benign mist that engulfs a small town, leaving chaos and destruction in its wake.

Conroy previously starred in Six Feet Under and American Horror Story. She will play the role of Nathalie, an ecological martyr who is more connected to nature than most humans. However her instincts about the humans she encounters are dead on. read more

Bill Skarsgard Cast as Pennywise in New IT Adaptation

Bill Skarsgard (Hemlock Grove) has been cast in the new adaptation of   Stephen King’s     It as the clown villain, Pennywise.   Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs and Jeremy Ray Taylor will also star.   Andy Muschietti is directing the film, which will be comprised of two films.   Producers include Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Seth Grahame-Smith, David Katzenberg and Barbara Muschietti.    

The story centers around a group of teens who call themselves the Losers Club,   who fight and defeat the evil creature called It. Years later they must come together again to fight It, however they have no memory of the first battle.   The first film   will tell the story of their lives as kids, while the second will focus on the adults. read more

Emmy-Winning Adam Bernstein to Direct ‘The Mist’ Premiere

The premiere episode of Spike’s The Mist will be directed by Emmy-winning director Adam Bernstein.  The straight-to-series drama is based on Stephen King’s novella of the same name.   The TWC-Dimension Television series, which will premiere in 2017, begins production this summer.   The series centers around a seemingly innocuous mist that overtakes a small town, leaving chaos in its wake.   Christian Torpe is writing and executive producing.

Bernstein is known for his pilots, which include   Fargo, 30 Rock, and Scrubs.    Better Call Saul, Breaking Bad, Californication, Shameless, Bored to Death, Oz, Homicide: Life on the Street, and Entourage are included in his other credits. read more

Trailer & Poster for CELL – Starring John Cusack & Samuel L. Jackson – VOD 6/10 & In Theaters on 7/8

We finally have a trailer for Cell, based on the book by Stephen King. Samuel L. Jackson and John Cusack star in the film, which its theaters and VOD this summer. 

You can view the trailer, poster and full release info below.

 

BASED ON THE BOOK BY STEPHEN KING

Running time:   98 Mins

Directed by:  Tod Williams

Written by:  Stephen King and Adam Alleca

Executive Producers:  John Cusack, Stephen Hays, Peter Graham, Ben Sachs, Paddy Cullen, Edward Mokhtarian, Armen Aghaeian, Laurence Freed, Tyler Hawes, Brian Pope, Geno Tazioli, Xavier Gens, Marina Grasic, Jan Korbelin read more