SCARED OF CLOWNS?
Clowns have always been an image of fear for many centuries. Sometimes they come out as zombies sometimes as psychopaths. Well talking about horror The EXORCIST directed by WILLIAM FRIEDKIN has always been the Highest Grossing horror movie for a long time. We do have some movies likes CONJURING, ANNABELLE, but let’s just have a comparison between the scary clowns and the possessed devils.
Now we can say people’s fear of clowns has gone away, all thanks to media for those memes and the vitals campaigns. IT has gone on to become quite a hit at the box office. PENNYWISE, the dancing clown, and the LOSERS CLUB have managed to pull off $236.3 million domestically and $404.3 million internationally. So IT managed to cross the domestic collection of EXORCIST within 2 weeks by crossing EXORCIST’s $232.9 million. But EXORCIST still holds the records for an international collection that is $441.3 million, which evaluates to $1.862 billion in 2017( according to Wikipedia), but with this pace, IT might succeed to cross that too.
People might create a point of the no. of screens of THE EXORCIST was shown in 1973 is very different from IT. But that being said, it doesn’t make the IT-less encouraging to watch.
The producers of IT have already announced a sequel to the movie. The movie is an adaption of a novel by the same name which was written by Stephen King and published in the year 1986. The original plot of the book had two timelines, the first half was about the time when the LOSERS CLUB were young (on which the 2017 movie is based) and the second half was 28 years after they discovered IT and his mischievous little world of creepiness. The book’s second part is pretty interesting as it shows the adult life of the main characters. So, it will be exciting to watch how well the Warner Bros. can adapt it on screen. According to one of the producers of the movie, the script of the sequel ( namely IT: chapter 2 ) is expected to be completed by January 2018 and the movie is likely to hit the theatres by summer 2019.
But for now, IT is enjoying a lot of success at the box office. The movie turned out to be really good, unlike the 1990 miniseries which wasn’t as successful as the recent on-screen adaption.
IT is currently rated 8.0 on IMDb and 86% on Rotten Tomatoes, which makes IT one of the best-rated movies in this genre at least for the last one or two decades.
If you haven’t yet watched IT, go watch it at your nearest theatres for an edge of the seat experience.