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IT rakes in $117 million !

it-pennywiseWhile Hollywood has suffered one of the worst summers in years, the horror genre is laughing all the way to the bank. Universal kicked the year off with massive successes, including Jordan Peele’s Get Out and M. Night Shyamalan’s Split, both topping $250 million worldwide. Even David F. Sandberg’s Annabelle: Creation could topple $300m. While we’re all celebrating these successes none are as important as Warner Bros./New Line Cinema’s IT, which has shattered September records by topping $100 million during its opening weekend.

That $117 million is just in the States, with early international reports just coming in adding $62m to the total. Early Sunday morning estimates have the worldwide gross at $179 million. A $500+ million worldwide total would be some accomplishment, at this stage that looks likely and something no one was saying before last Thursday!

IT could initiate a revival in bigger budget horror…


In The House of Flies – Trailer

June 1988…Summer Was Never The Same. In the House of Flies tells the story of young lovers whose lives are inadvertently changed forever. An innocent couple, Heather (Lindsay Smith) and Steve (Ryan Kotack) suddenly find themselves abducted. By whom? For what purpose? Alone, isolated and locked in an undisclosed, suburban basement, Heather and Steve find themselves pawns in a mad mans mind game.


Radio Shack – Superbowl Ad

Radio Shack has won the Super Bowl with the return of 80’s icons from Friday the 13th (Jason Voorhees), Child’s Play (Chucky), Teen Wolf, Ghostbusters (Slimer) and more  which are all represented in Radio Shack’s amazing 80’s  themed Super Bowl ad; The 80s called … they want their store back.

..and check out this follow-up Radio Shack Jason Ad.


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80’s Monsters – By Tom Whalen

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