This Is Why People Are So Afraid of Clowns

This Is Why People Are So Afraid of Clowns

Don’t even get started about clown dentists. It is a hit, befit for legit scary movie fans and misfit box office junkies alike. Well-crafted horror films with mass appeal, critical accolades, and commercial clout come around generationally (Silence of the Lambs, The Shining, Rosemary’s Baby), and It has hit all three requirements swiftly. The primary antagonist of the film is Pennywise the Dancing Clown, a demonic entity with ancient origins who takes the form of a common circus performer. (Did you know that the fear of clowns is called Coulrophobia? Here’s are more obscure phobias.) The name “Pennywise the Dancing Read more »

HOW NEW YORKERS ARE FIGHTING TO SAVE THE CITY’S STRUGGLING NEWSSTANDS

HOW NEW YORKERS ARE FIGHTING TO SAVE THE CITY’S STRUGGLING NEWSSTANDS

“Candy, cigarettes, soda.” That’s what Den sells. Newspapers and magazines don’t figure into Den’s business in any significant way, and they haven’t for more than a decade. Den (who didn’t feel comfortable giving his last name) has been running a kiosk by Union Square for 20 years. Although he displays a handful of magazines, he says they’re mostly for show. “All the news is on the internet now,” he says. Once upon a time newsstands were an integral part of New York City life. The city was home to more than 1,500 independent newsstands at their peak in the 1950s; Read more »

‘The Walking Dead’ Season 8 Premiere Gets Extended Runtime

‘The Walking Dead’ Season 8 Premiere Gets Extended Runtime

The Walking Dead’s Season 8 premiere and 100th overall episode will be bigger than most — literally. Episode 8×01 of the AMC series is scheduled to run from 9 pm ET to 10:07 pm ET, giving in a 67 minute run time, including commercials. The episode will be followed by a massive, live two-hour episode of Talking Dead from the Greek Theater in Los Angeles. In reality, the Season 8 premiere will be following a trend set by several episodes in Season 7 of The Walking Dead. For example, the midseason 7 premiere ran for 73 minutes, directly followed by Read more »

Forget Pennywise, here’s what *really* “scared the sh*t” out of Stephen King in the It movie

Forget Pennywise, here’s what *really* “scared the sh*t” out of Stephen King in the It movie

I’ll bet you were scared by the It movie. I was too. But, you’re probably wondering what keeps author Stephen King up at night? According to producer Barbara Muschietti, it was one thing in particular that gave the grandmaster of grimy scares the heebie-jeebies. Note that if you haven’t watched just yet that creepy spoilers await. You don’t want to ruin all those perfectly orchestrated scares, do you? Speaking to Collider about the painting that creeps out Stan in his father’s office – and something Pennywise uses to play on his fears, Muschietti revealed how it made Stephen King’s hairs Read more »

The Walking Dead showrunner reveals when the war with Negan will end

The Walking Dead showrunner reveals when the war with Negan will end

The Walking Dead fans can rest easy: All Out War won’t go on indefinitely. It does have an end point. Showrunner Scott Gimple revealed exactly when the fight between Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) will end, and it turns out that everything will be “resolved” by this season’s finale. That’s 16 episodes’ worth of All Out War action. “The war will absolutely be resolved by the end of season 8,” Gimple told Entertainment Weekly. “Absolutely.” Naturally, there may be concerns that the show is perhaps dragging the storyline out for too long given that the events Read more »

‘It’ Had A Scene So Creepy, Bill Skarsgård Said It Was Cut From The Film

‘It’ Had A Scene So Creepy, Bill Skarsgård Said It Was Cut From The Film

The actor who played Pennywise admits there was a flashback that was “really, really disturbing.” Even Pennywise himself couldn’t handle a certain scene from “It.” Bill Skarsgård, who plays creepy clown Pennywise in the record-breaking horror film, was recently on Variety’s “Playback” podcast. Bill Skarsgård During his interview, Skarsgård describes a scene from the movie that was so horrifying that it didn’t make the final cut: “There’s a scene that we shot that was a flashback scene from the 1600s. Where Pennywise was before ‘Pennywise.’ And we shot it for additional shooting and the scene turned out really, really disturbing. Read more »

The Walking Dead season 8: Maggie’s baby shocker changes EVERYTHING you knew – here’s why

The Walking Dead season 8: Maggie’s baby shocker changes EVERYTHING you knew – here’s why

THE WALKING DEAD boss Scott M. Gimple has revealed that Maggie Rhee won’t have her baby in season eight, but that bombshell has subsequently brought other unexpected news. While Maggie (played by Lauren Cohan) fell pregnant all the way back in season six, she won’t be giving birth anytime soon. Over the course of season seven, Maggie’s husband Glenn (Steven Yeun) was brutally murdered by Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), the gang set up a new home, made new allegiances, fell out of existing ones, and declared war. However, Gimple has revealed that despite the relentless drama, The Walking Dead has Read more »

‘The Flash’ Season 4 Premiere Images Reveal Bearded Barry and … Bartender Caitlin?

‘The Flash’ Season 4 Premiere Images Reveal Bearded Barry and … Bartender Caitlin?

TF is almost back, and that means it’s time for more premiere teases from The CW. New promo images for the Season 4 opener, “The Flash Reborn,” mostly focus on the S.T.A.R. Labs team, but they do give us some hints about what’s to come for Barry as well. Firstly, there’s Barry’s terrible Speed Force coma beard. Secondly, there’s Joe West looking cool as hell. And thirdly, there’s … bartender Caitlin? (And, I should add, a samurai). Though promos for the The Flash‘s new season have shown Caitlin back in the fold, things seem to kick off with her still Read more »

Official Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite Tournament Will Give Six Players Special Powers

Official Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite Tournament Will Give Six Players Special Powers

Timed with the release of the game, Capcom has announced their first high-profile tournament series for Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite. Unlike the currently Street Fighter-exclusive Capcom Cup, however, Battle for the Stones introduces some quirks to the traditional competitive environment in the hopes of making real-world decisions as crazy as what players can pull off in-game. In addition to providing special invitations for the Evolution Championship Series’ seven Marvel vs. Capcom 3 champions, Capcom has selected six community events as Infinity Stone tournaments. The winners of these competitions will be added to the Battle for the Stones’ 16-player bracket, equipped Read more »

New Walking Dead Pictures Might Be Telling Us Who Season 8’s Most Important Characters Are

New Walking Dead Pictures Might Be Telling Us Who Season 8’s Most Important Characters Are

The Walking Dead is one of the most intense shows on television, and hiatuses between seasons can feel almost painfully long. We’re still a month away from the premiere of Season 8, and not a whole lot of new footage has been released about what’s to come, aside from the epic (and somewhat confusing) trailer. Luckily, AMC has released a set of new pictures that could tell us at least which characters of the ensemble are going to be especially important moving forward. AMC released portrait photos of six characters: Rick (Andrew Lincoln), Carl (Chandler Riggs), Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), Read more »