The top three were insanely close (and things could still change) but IT reclaimed the top spot at the box office as Kingsman fell to third against the new competition of Tom Cruise and American Made.
Netflix is bringing another Stephen King story to streaming with an adaptation of King’s novella 1922, where Tom Jane stars as farmer Wilfred James, who murders his wife to keep her from selling their land but is then tormented by rats and other gruesome occurrences.
IT easily stayed on the top of the box office as it rises up the ranks of highest grossing films of 2017 while mainstream audiences outright rejected Darren Aronofsky’s latest, mother!, giving it a rare “F” on the Cinemascore audience survey.
A reboot of the Stephen King novel, and the 90s miniseries with the indelible performance of Tim Curry, the new IT is an excellent reboot that wisely updates and cuts certain things while keeping the heart and scares intact as The Losers’ Club takes on the horrifying entity that prays on their fears.
After weeks of historically bad box office earnings, the new IT had a massive opening that was actually the highest ever opening for a horror film and the 2nd highest ever opening for an R rated film.
September begins with possibly the best horror movie of the year with the new IT while Reese Witherspoon stars in an apparently terrible new romantic comedy.
After her husband has a heart attack while they are trying to spice up their love life with some handcuffs in a remote cabin, Jessie Burlingame (Carla Gugino) is left with both arms trapped and no one around to help in Netflix’s adaptation of the Stephen King story Gerald’s Game.
True Detective Season 3 is officially on the way, Game of Thrones will probably not be back until 2019, Titans has cast it’s live action Dick Grayson, Lord of the Flies getting rebooted and more in this week’s News Shotgun.
This week on the podcast, Zach, Chris and Joe pay tribute to Tobe Hooper, dive into the Game of Thrones finale, the original IT, the retro awesomeness of Starcade, Guillermo Del Toro’s horror house and much more.
The Dark Tower series is Stephen King’s magnum opus but unlike the unique and complex story told in the eight novels, the movie version strips everything to the bone for an incredibly generic “stop the end of the world” action movie.