News Round-up Week Ending 22 September 2017

Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week …

  

Russian Watchmaker Creates 27 Pennywise Watches

Inspired by Pennywise’s 27 year cycle of returning to terrorise Derry, Russian watchmaker Konstantin Chaykin has created just 27 of these incredible timepieces inspired by Bill Skarsgård’s take on IT’s Killer clown.

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Long-Delayed ‘Amityville: The Awakening’ Finally Gets A Release Date

The long delayed, and long awaited latest Amityville film is finally getting a limited theatrical release on 28 October, just in time for Halloween, and will also be available to watch for free on Google Play from 12 October to 8 November.

Belle, her little sister, and her comatose twin brother move into a new house with their single mother Joan in order to save money to help pay for her brother’s expensive healthcare. But when strange phenomena begin to occur in the house including the miraculous recovery of her brother, Belle begins to suspect her Mother isn’t telling her everything and soon realizes they just moved into the infamous Amityville house.

Jennifer Jason Leigh, Bella Thorne, McKenna Grace, Cameron Monaghan, Taylor Spreitler, Thomas Mann and Jennifer Morrison star.

‘IT’ Star Reveals Alternate Final Confrontation With Pennywise That Was Filmed

After confirmation that IT will be getting a Director’s cut when released on Blu-ray later this year Jaeden Lieberher, who plays the young Bill Denbrough, has confirmed that an alternate confrontation between him and Pennywise was filmed. Speaking to  Variety he revealed:

I did have this scene where I climb up the tower at the end. When I’m chasing after Georgie, I climb the tower and I’m at a one-on-one confrontation with Pennywise and then I say that I’m not afraid of him, that none of the losers are afraid of him, and that’s how we beat him. But they took those lines and put toward the end, right after our big fight. So I had this whole thing where Bill Skarsgård is grabbing me and pushing me off the ledge, and I had to wear this harness. That was a more difficult scene.”

Sabrina the Teenage Witch Getting Her Own Dark Horror Series

In what seems to be a neverending stream of remakes and reboots, there’s one upcoming TV series that has caught our eye as potentially being something a bit special. The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, is described as a reimagining of Sabrina the Teenage Witch as a dark coming-of-age tale that’s heavy on horror, the occult and witchcraft.

 

RICHARD COSGROVE


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