IT: Chapter Two review “Good job I wore the brown pants”

IT: Chapter Two posterPart of this post is sponsored by 4DX Cinemas. With poignancy and heart on its side, 2017’s IT managed to avoid its occasional flaws to become an unnerving addition to the horror genre. While the film could never be classed as outright terrifying, the character of Pennywise, portrayed exceptionally by Bill Skarsgard, is an unsettling antagonist and one of the best in film.

Two years later, the town of Derry is back on the big screen in Andy Muschietti’s epic conclusion. But at nearly 3 hours long, is IT: Chapter Two just a bloated mess, or does it float to new heights? Continue reading

Scariest Movie Clowns: Top 5

Clown collageSo, the modern-day adaptation of Stephen King’s IT is receiving rave reviews from just about everyone who’s gone to see it and rightly so – IT is a terrifying experience from start to finish.

With great performances and stunning imagery, it is the must-see movie event that this summer blockbuster season has been lacking.

Naturally, this got me thinking of other movies that feature some terrifying clowns. It’s a harder job than you might think to pick out five of the scariest movie clowns to ever grace the screen, but I’ve done it, just for you. But which five made the cut? Read on to find out. Continue reading

IT review “Make sure you take a pillow”

IT PosterHorror buffs and Stephen King fans everywhere have been waiting for this moment since 2009. It is of course, a modern adaptation of the author’s novel, IT. 

Plagued with production problems from the get-go, I see a pattern emerging here, IT has been in the hands of multiple directors with numerous actors in the running to play that iconic clown. I am of course, talking about Pennywise.

Fast forward to 2017, and with Mama Andy Muschietti taking over directorial duties and Bill Skarsgård hopping into that tight-fitting suit we finally have a finished product. But what is it like? Continue reading

The Dark Tower review “10 years in the making”

Adam Brannon HeadshotBy Adam Brannon. A film adaptation of Stephen King’s wildly successful Dark Tower novels has been rumoured for over a decade. In 2007, J.J. Abrams was attached to direct the film but dropped out in December 2009.

Then, in 2010, veteran director Ron Howard was to head the project, but that fell through in 2015. Finally, by June 2015 the film entered full-steam ahead production with Danish filmmaker Nikolaj Arcel at the helm.

So, 10 years on from the first murmurings of a Dark Tower film were discovered, what is the finished product like? And does it capture the wonder of that eight-novel behemoth by King? Continue reading