There’s this old line out there, it’s very simple and the answer to said question should be just as simple. So, do you like scary movies? (youtube) My answer is a very loud yes, I grew up watching horror movies and despite all the arguments by certain people that scary movies, violent video games, and heavy metal music will turn you into some type of psychopathic killer, I’m still as close to sane as I’ve ever been. (time) The eighties and nineties weren’t just some of the greatest times in the history of pro wrestling, they were also one of the brightest spots in the world of horror movies, with characters from Jason Voorhies to Freedy Krueger, as well as the Ghost Face in the nineties you could almost count on some form of horror film breaking out and keeping the attention of fans on a nearly constant basis. (wikipedia) Back in that time there was one company that just flat out said horror, with Freddy Krueger as their face New Line Cinema was one of the best in the business, when you went to a theater or you popped a cassette in your VCR and you saw that New Line Cinema logo you knew you were in for a treat. (warnerbros)
New Line has been around for quite some time, but in recent years their star has faded in recent years as Lionsgate has taken the crown and ruled the roost for the majority of recent memory, but New Line is hoping to change that and looking to utilize an upcoming film to experience a bit of a rebirth. (wikipedia) With the attempt to bring Freddy Krueger back to life having failed New Line Cinema knew that that would have to find a new face to bring them back to the top of the heap, as a result they reached out to parent company Warner Brothers to find that face, and what a face they’ve selected. (yahoo) Stephen King has created some amazing characters in his career, one of the most disturbing yet beloved by the fans is the maniacal clown that lives in the sewers, Pennywise. (youtube) I loved the Tim Curry version, the original television miniseries was awesome, but it’s still awkward seeing such wonderful comedic actors in such serious roles, Ritter, Anderson, and Curry were all great, I’m just hoping the new version will be a bit darker. (imdb) With the rebirth of Pennywise being used for the rebirth of New Line Cinema, this could be a marriage made in Heaven, or Hell depending on how you want to view things, all I can say is I can’t wait to see what comes from the union once the film is complete.