Originally released in the summer of 1983, Cujo is a film which has firmly cemented itself as a pop culture powerhouse, but may be a film not many have actually seen. The film is familiar for many reasons; a rabid dog starts attacking people, a mother and her son stand-off against the dog and most famously it is based on a Stephen King novel. All of the above rings true when viewing Cujo for the first time – it is a film I am familiar with without actually ever seeing it. So iconic has Cujo become that it almost feels trivial to attempt a review now. Read More…
Director: Andy Muschietti
Starring: Bill Skarsgård, Jaeden Lieberher & Sophia Lillis
Synopsis: A group of bullied kids band together when a shapeshifting demon, taking the appearance of clown, begins hunting children.
Rating: 15 Duration: 135 minutes Release date: 8 September (UK)
There are times when It feels less like a horror film and more like a modern homage to Steven Spielberg and the great films of the 1980’s. Here we have a group of teenagers on the cusp of adulthood who are faced with more than their share of problems to overcome. Not least is the demonic clown known as Pennywise who is the titular It of the film. It manifests as these children’s nightmares and plays on the fears of youth, abuse and loneliness and in fact does more to scare in those moments than it does when Bill Skarsgård’s killer clown is on the screen. Read More…
One of the best horror films of all time, The Shining, is set for the prequel treatment (pipe down at the back, your moaning will get you nowhere).
The prequel will be called The Overlook Hotel and is currently in development at Warner Bros, and they have recently announced that former showrunner for The Walking Dead Glen Mazzara will be on writing duties.
No details are yet known on how this prequel will be handled, but there is definitely enough material from the original film and novel to be able to flesh out some more of the characters and to tell a good story. Stephen King has even written a sequel to the book entitled Doctor Sleep, which focuses on Danny Torrance as an adult.