Well, “new” as in “new to recent horror cinema.” The monster in question has actually been spawning nightmares for generations, as we learned at New Line’s “ScareDiego” horror presentation at Comic-Con last night. And, of course, we also caught up with It’s Pennywise and the glowering star of The Nun. It: Chapter Two was up first; since the movie is currently filming, there wasn’t much to share beyond a taped message from director Andy Muschietti (who gleefully said the movie’s going to be so scary, you’ll need to “bring your adult diapers”) and a behind the scenes montage that was, understandably, mostly footage from the first film. That said, we did see video of the sequel cast at their first table read, as well as a few very brief glimpses of them in character. The one that stood out the most looked like it was from the key moment when the grown-up Losers’ Club reconvenes for the first time, choosing to hold their reunion at a Chinese restaurant. Bill Hader, who plays jokester Richie Tozier, looks around at everybody, grimaces, and says “So—what do you guys want to talk about?” We didn’t get many new looks at Pennywise, but we’ve already been totally convinced of how scary he is. It: Chapter Two is out September 6, 2019. Next up, the guy behind the Conjuring universe, James Wan—who still has time to get giddy over horror, even with all the Aquaman hype—came onstage. The film he was there to talk about… [Read full story]
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