Stephen King has been and will go down as one of the best authors of all time. His horror style is unique among his colleagues and he has set precedent for future authors to follow suit. However, King has also established himself past novels that he has written. In fact, several of his popular stories have hit the big screen and shattered all expectations and blew critics out of the water. Simply, King has done it all in regards to entertainment, becoming a legend within both novels and movies.
Recently, the trailer for his next movie to hit the big screen was released. In September, King’s story It will come to theaters near you. This has been a famous King novel and fans and critics alike have been anticipating this story to be created into a movie for a very long time. To sum up simply what this story is about in case you do not know, pretty much a crazy, terrifying, creepy clown runs and operates his horrific acts through the sewers in a small rural town. He attracts very young kids and practically brain washes them, controlling their every move. To be honest, that is pretty much the entire story. I’m sure there are parts that I am leaving out but this is just a little bit to sum it all up.
I know that this will definitely be a film that I will be looking forward to watching when it comes out. I have a love/hate relationship with horror movies as they scare the shit out of me, but also excite and surprise me. However, I am actually not too scared of clowns. I know a lot of people are greatly afraid of these goofy looking, Ronald McDonald looking freaks, but they just never really scared me. Likewise, that does not mean that I will not be scared during this movie. I’m sure that King will collaborate in the filming of this movie to make his creation come to life. That alone is scary because everyone knows what kind of ability King has to scare the living shit out of people.
I think the most interesting part about this blog is two things. First, this truly made me realize how successful Stephen King is. The fact that he can dominate his league in two separate fields is extraordinary. He is a true maverick of his time and will always leave a lasting imprint on the writing and film community. Next, this and the rest of King’s movies bring up the interesting conversation again of books vs. movies. Now I know that the majority of people who I ask this question to will always say that the book is better, but to be honest, I would much rather watch a movie than read a book. I feel like there is just so much more character development, emotions created, and perspectives for different viewers. Also, King alone has made this argument more justifiable and help people realize that the main thing that matters is the story itself, not the movie or the book.