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October Horrors 2017 Day 12 – It (1990)

It, 1990.

Directed by Tommy Lee Wallace.

Starring Tim Curry, Jonathan Brandis, Seth Green, Emily Perkins, Brandon Crane, Adam Faraizl, Marlon Taylor, Ben Heller, Richard Thomas, John Ritter, Annette O’Toole, Harry Anderson, Dennis Christopher, Tim Reid, and Richard Masur.


A group of childhood friends are reunited after a spate of gruesome murders in their former hometown suggest the return of “It”, a shape-shifting demonic entity that has terrorised the community for decades, possibly even centuries.

Stephen King has written a lot of books. Like lots of them.

Among his vast bibliography, one work has stood out as one of his most iconic and popular works; the mammoth 1986 novel simply titled It, a terrifying coming of age tale that resulted in everyone hating clowns. It’s also a book that has recently re-entered the public conscious thanks in no small part to the critically acclaimed big screen adaptation that has
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Nycc: Seth Green says It star Finn Wolfhard’s Richie Tozier is “fantastic”

While nowadays most know actor Seth Green as the voice of Chris on Family Guy or a co-creator of Robot Chicken, it’s easy to forget his humble beginnings as a child actor, and in particular his role in the 1990 miniseries It.

During a Thursday night panel at New York Comic Con for Crackle’s SuperMansion: Drag Me to Halloween, Green, an executive producer on the show, was asked by a fan to recount his fondest memories from being a 15-year-old on the set of It. In addition to answering the question, Green offered up his thoughts on the new It, including Finn Wolfhard’s performance as the comedian of the Losers’ Club, Richie Tozier.

Green said, “I thought that new version was awesome. I was excited to see the whole thing rendered with an R-rating. I love Finn, that kid from Stranger Things who plays Richard Tozier. He was fantastic.
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Check Out the Kramer in Michael Richards Before Seinfeld

Night Court was a 1980’s comedy starring Harry Anderson and had running through its court system many future stars, such as Michael Richards, Brent Spiner, Gregory Itzin, Nancy Marchand, and Susan Diol. Most of the show took place in Judge Stone’s courtroom with every kind of wacky personality you can imagine. It is likely many of them were taken from the real life events at a night court in New York. John Laraquette was the district attorney, and various women played the public defender throughout its 5 year run. In this clip, Eugene Sleighbough believes he is invisible to people.

Check Out the Kramer in Michael Richards Before Seinfeld
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Can 'It' Save Hollywood?

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2017-09-08T07:18:24-07:00Can 'It' Save Hollywood?

If Stephen King's It has a record-breaking opening weekend, it might help erase the memory of Hollywood's dismal summer. But is the movie good enough to pull it off? Check out The Atlantic's review below.

Via The Atlantic.

Every 27 years it rises again to stalk the countryside and bring terror to children. I refer, of course, to Pennywise, the diabolical kid-eating clown first made famous in Stephen King’s 1986 horror novel, It. But I also refer to It itself, which was last seen as a two-part miniseries in 1990 and has now returned as a feature film by the Argentine director Andy Muschietti, best known for his 2013 movie Mama.

I recently revisited the old miniseries and found it to be a Spielberg-y throwback to the vibes of 1980s cinema—a bit like last year’s Netflix thriller Stranger Things. The difference,
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'It': Everything You Need to Know About Stephen King's Killer Clown Story

'It': Everything You Need to Know About Stephen King's Killer Clown Story
It is happening again.

This Friday, director Andrés Muschietti will unleash It on moviegoers, bringing one of horror master Stephen King's biggest and best books to big-screen life at last. (Reviews have already started pouring in.) Starring Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise, the sinister shapeshifting clown whose made the town of Derry, Maine his killing ground and Jaeden Lieberher as Bill Denbrough, the leader of a group of kids on a mission to take the monster down, it's one of the most eagerly anticipated King adaptations ever. Not even multiple behind-the-scenes shakeups,
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It Sequel To Explore Pennywise In More Depth

While the recently released Stephen King adaptation The Dark Tower was met with critical and box office disappointment, the future looks very bright for the upcoming It, which is directed by Andy Muschietti and written by Chase Palmer, Cary Fukunaga and Gary Dauberman. Early previews have generated some extremely positive reactions and as such, even before it’s actually reached general audiences, attention has already turned to the prospect of It 2.

The television miniseries of the classic Stephen King story consisted of two parts – reflecting the way in which the format of the source novel sees 12 year-olds battle demonic clown Pennywise, before heading back for a rematch thirty years later. This being the case, Muschietti’s cinematic version of the story has always been expected to take the form of a movie and a sequel. In cinema, however, sequels are entirely dependent upon the success of the initial instalment, which suggests two things – firstly,
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Revisiting the film of Stephen King's It

Rebecca Lea Jul 24, 2017

Tim Curry's Pennywise dominates the first screen adaptation of Stephen King's It. Fancy a lookback?

The film: When several children are murdered in the town of Derry, Maine, the local librarian Mike Hanlon (Tim Reid) calls his old friends, Bill Denborough (Richard Thomas), Beverley Marsh (Annette O’Toole), Ben Hanscom (John Ritter), Eddie Kaspbrak (Dennis Christopher), and Richie Tozier (Harry Anderson). Plaguing Derry is a mysterious entity they call It, which manifests as childhood fears, including the form of Pennywise the Clown (Tim Curry). The friends defeated it thirty years earlier and return to Derry to fulfil their promise and finish the job.

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Another slight bend in the rules this week with the It mini-series, but with a new adaptation on the way and the 1990 version’s considerable reputation, it’s not one I felt I could miss out. Stephen King
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13 Things You Never Knew About the Original It Movie

This September, the first half of the two-part film adaptation of Stephen King's 1986 novel, It, will be released. For those unfamiliar, the story follows a group of childhood friends who is terrorized by a shape-shifting, evil being that preys on the fears of its victims. Over 20 years later, the creature - which often takes the form of a clown named Pennywise aka "It" - returns, forcing the friends, now adults, to come together and protect the next generation as well as themselves. The Fall film, which features a cast of young up-and-coming actors (including Bill Skarsgard as Pennywise), will be so terrifying that it'll have you shaking in your boots. Yet, this isn't the first time the horror story has hit the screens. In 1990, the first adaptation aired on ABC as a miniseries, starring Rocky Horror Picture Show alum Tim Curry as the demented clown. Take a look at
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Comparing The Trailer To Stephen King's It With The Original Miniseries

Peek a boo

I will always have a soft spot for Stephen King's It. Without It, no pun intended, I would not have explored the amazing world that Stephen King created. Like many kids my age, I became aware of the book due to the ABC Miniseries that starred a young Seth Green as well as established stars of the time like Tim Reid, John Ritter, Harry Anderson, and of course the legendary Tim Curry as Pennywise the Clown, the It that scares the children of Derry, Maine.

They're doing a remake? Ha!

Stephen King's It on ABC was one of a series of miniseries based on his books that he had a hand in producing. You would think it was an odd fit for work of his kind, work that typically falls into the horror realm. If you've read the book, you would probably shake your head in confusion
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Catch The Teaser And Poster For It

“Let go. Be afraid. You all taste so much better when you’re afraid.” – It.

Winter of 1990 and ABC showed a miniseries that scared the living daylights out of viewers with it images of clowns and balloons. These were the days of Vcr’s and cassette tapes, when DVR’s and Blu-ray weren’t even thought of yet.

The miniseries It was true water-cooler banter for the next morning. Starring Richard Thomas, Tim Reid, Annette O’Toole, Richard Masur, Dennis Christopher, Harry Anderson and Tim Curry, it was based on the novel by Stephen King.

In 1960, seven pre-teen outcasts fight an evil demon who poses as a child-killing clown. Thirty years later, they reunite to stop the demon once and for all when it returns to their hometown.

The 2-parter won awards including an Emmy for it’s super creepy score – Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition for a Miniseries or
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Fright At Home – The Best of September!! The Shallows, The Neon Demon, Salem’S Lot and More

Typically what we do with our ongoing Fright At Home column, is showcase the top releases of whatever respective week that the column falls on. This time though, I thought it would be fun to spread the coverage to highlight some of our favorite releases to have been put out during the month of September, opening the coverage up to put the spotlight not only Every DVD and/or Bluray, but the ones that caught our eyes. Some of the year’s best genre films have hit home video this month, so it would be silly to leave some of them out just because they came out last week, so they’ve been included, with everything from this week’s releases of The Shallows and The Neon Demon to the month’s earlier releases like The Conjuring 2 and a trio of Stephen King adaptions. So if you’re looking
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Release Date Set for Stephen King’S It Miniseries on Blu-ray / DVD

Tim Curry’s Pennywise invaded living rooms across the country in 1990 during ABC’s two-episode miniseries adaptation of Stephen King’s It. Curry’s powerful performance brought the creepiness of clowns to a whole new level for an entire generation of viewers, and now, over 25 years later, Warner Bros. is preparing to release Stephen King’s It on Blu-ray for the first time in the Us, complete with a collectible item for fans to add to their wardrobes.

According to Blu-ray.com, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release Stephen King’s It on Blu-ray / DVD on October 4th. Bonus features have not yet been revealed for the two-disc release, although it will come with a Pennywise shirt shown in the image below. Barring an upcoming reveal of a new sleeve, the artwork for the Blu-ray will be the same image used for the VHS and DVD releases.

The new It
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Stephen King's It movie adds Owen Teague




Bloodline actor Owen Teague joins cast of Stephen King's It.

Owen Teague has been added to the cast of Andrés Muschietti’s (Mama) two-part remake of Stephen King’s It, which is being produced by New Line Cinema.

Stephen King published It in 1986. It told the story of a group of kids who are tortured by an ancient evil called It. It steals kids, including the younger brother of one of the Losers Club, leaves them dead and disappears for a generation. The former Losers Club members come together as adults to take It on.

Teague, who plays the son of Ben Mendelsohn on Bloodline at Netflix , will play Patrick Hocksetter, the leader of the group of bullies who torment the kids who are taking on Pennywise the Clown, and who call themselves the Losers Club. Hocketter is a psycho who falls under the sway of the
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Stephen King Week: Tommy Lee Wallace on Crafting His Miniseries Masterpiece, It

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There are certain movies that, as you are witnessing them for the first time, feel like something of an event, and that is precisely my experience with Stephen King’s It, which first aired on ABC in November 1990. I can remember everything about watching both installments—how terrified I was of Tim Curry as Pennywise, how much I genuinely loved those kids and how awesome it was to see one of my favorite actors, John Ritter, show up in a horror movie (based on a Stephen King novel nonetheless). It was a landmark in many regards, but to me, as a fan, it's monumental because it truly was one of the first things I ever saw air on network television that genuinely scared the hell out of me.

And since we here at Daily Dead decided to celebrate the Halloween season by paying tribute to many of our favorite King
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Muff winners announced

Addison Heath.s Under a Kaleidoscope and Timothy Spanos.s Sizzler .77 tied for best film at the 16th annual Melbourne Underground Film Festival.

Named as best international film was Terry McMahon.s Patrick.s Day, the chronicle of a young man with mental health issues who becomes intimate with a suicidal flight attendant, prompting his obsessive mother to enlists a dysfunctional cop to separate them, featuring Kerry Fox, Moe Dunford, and Philip Jackson.

Under a Kaleidoscope stars Kenji Shimada, Kristen Condon, Aston Elliot, Tim Jason Wicks and Glenn Maynard in the saga of two brothers and a female neighbour who begin a voyage of discovery through the small hole in the wall that secretly joins the two apartments.

Sizzler .77 follows a crime war on Melbourne.s streets as two cops are forced to don frocks and go undercover as trannies in order to infiltrate a gang, featuring Alan King, Teri Yeboah,
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Designing Women: Meshach Taylor Dies at 67

Actor Meshach Taylor has died at the age of 67. He passed last night at his family's home in Altadena, California, where he was receiving hospice care. It's reported that he had been battling cancer.

Taylor was best known for playing Anthony Bouvier, an ex-con who worked at the Sugarbaker interior design firm on CBS' Designing Women. During the show's seven season run, he co-starred with Dixie Carter, Delta Burke, Annie Potts, Jean Smart, Alice Ghostley, Jan Hooks, Julia Duffy, and Judith Ivey.

Following Designing Women's cancellation, Taylor moved on to another CBS sitcom, Dave's World. Starring Harry Anderson, it ran for nearly 100 episodes and four seasons. He later became a semi-regular on Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide.

Taylor guest-starred on numerous other TV shows over the years. His most recent appearance was on an episode of Criminal Minds, playing
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Meshach Taylor, 'Designing Women' Star, Dies at Age 67

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Meshach Taylor, who played a lovable ex-convict surrounded by boisterous Southern belles on the sitcom "Designing Women" and appeared in numerous other TV and film roles, died of cancer at age 67, his agent said Sunday.

Taylor died Saturday at his home near Los Angeles, according to agent Dede Binder.

Taylor got an Emmy nod for his portrayal of Anthony Bouvier on "Designing Women" from 1986 to 1993. Then he costarred for four seasons on another successful comedy, "Dave's World," as the best friend of a newspaper humor columnist played by the series' star, Harry Anderson.

Other series included the cult favorite "Buffalo Bill" and the popular Nickelodeon comedy "Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide."

Taylor's movie roles included a flamboyant window dresser in the 1987 comedy-romance "Mannequin" as well as "Damien: Omen II."

He guested on many series including "Hannah Montana," ''The Unit," ''Hill Street Blues," ''Barney Miller," ''Lou Grant,
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‘Night Court’ Judge Harry Anderson Stars in Anti-Evolution Drama (Video)

‘Night Court’ Judge Harry Anderson Stars in Anti-Evolution Drama (Video)
Night Court” judge Harry Anderson brings his rubber chicken to college in a new feature film about the dangers of failing to teach creationism alongside evolution. You may have forgotten Anderson's role as judge and part-time magician Harry Stone on NBC's very funny “Night Court,” which ran from 1984 to 1992. If you do remember Judge Stone, you've almost definitely forgotten that he sometimes talked to a rubber chicken. Also read: ‘God's Not Dead’ Isn't Going Away, and Neither Are Faith-Based Films But look who remembered: The creationist creators of “A Matter of Faith,” coming to theaters Sept. 26. They've cast Anderson...
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Hollywood! Adapt This: Night Court

Full disclosure: I spent the better part of last Thursday night attending night court for a traffic violation.  As you might have expected, the experience was an efficient, competent, and streamlined process (right).  New technology has been introduced (such as a defendant attempting to use a digital receipt on his cellphone as a means of an alibi), but the court system doesn't appear to have changed much fundamentally in the last thirty years.  Why did I choose thirty years?  Because 1984 featured the debut of the long-running court comedy that's the focus of today's article.  Hit the jump for more.  Hollywood!  Adapt this: Night Court. What It's About: Airing on NBC after Cheers in the mid-80s, Night Court was a half-hour comedy that centered on the night-shift staff of a Manhattan court.  Created by Reinhold Weege, the sitcom starred Harry Anderson as the quirky, amateur comedian/magician, Judge Harold T.
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Stephen King's 'It' to be made into two movies by Cary Fukunaga

Stephen King's 'It' to be made into two movies by Cary Fukunaga
Stephen King's It will be turned into two feature films by Jane Eyre's Cary Fukunaga.

The filmmaker will also co-write the scripts with Chase Palmer for Warner Bros and producers Roy Lee, Dan Lin, Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg.

Warner Bros originally picked up the rights to It in 2009 and had planned to turn it into a single movie, says The Hollywood Reporter.

It, first published in 1986, centres on a group of children called the Losers Club who encounter a demon that's taken on the form of a clown called Pennywise.

Tim Curry played the sinister clown in a two-part 1990 ABC miniseries, which also featured Harry Anderson, John Ritter, Tim Reid and Annette O'Toole in its cast.

Fukunaga recently worked on True Detective, HBO's eagerly-awaited TV series about two police officers - played by Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson - on the hunt for a serial killer in Louisiana.
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