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‘Eighth Grade’ & The Other Films That Capture Being A Teenage Girl

Adolescence is one of the trickiest times of your life. It’s the period when you start to really define your identity and start seeking independence from your parents. At the same time, your body is changing, the transition is completely awkward and, at times, embarrassing. As chaotic and emotionally exhausting as the years are, they have been the inspiration for an abundance of quality cinema. There’s something about the teenage experience that keeps drawing audiences back, and as this week’s new release Eighth Grade proves, filmmakers are still able to tell new stories. Directed by Bo Burnham, the film perfectly encapsulates the awkwardness of being a teenage girl, which got us thinking about other films that nail that tumultuous time. Here are some of our favourites.

Eighth Grade

Eighth Grade joins teenage girl Kayla (Elsie Fisher) as she is about to finish the eighth grade. Sadly for
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Ginger Snaps

Director John Fawcett and screenwriter Karen Walton prove you can teach an old werewolf new tricks in this inventive B thriller satirizing the miseries of high school life. Brigitte and Ginger Fitzgerald are two rebellious siblings who really take this goth business seriously, particularly Ginger, whose growing pains include turning into a werewolf. Emily Perkins and Katharine Isabelle are terrific as the supernatural sister act and Mimi Rogers is the supportive but ultimately ineffectual mom.

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Relive the birth of your coulrophobia with trailer for documentary ”Pennywise: The Story of It’

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Stephen King is, without a doubt, the ruling monarch of the modern horror story. Over the last couple of years, King’s films have been having a little revival all of there own, one of note is the Andrés Muschietti 2017 reboot of It. Now coming off the back of the film’s success, a new documentary, ‘Pennywise: The Story of It’, focusing on the rightly famous ’90s miniseries is set to reawaken whole generations living nightmare.

The original miniseries traumatised a generation of kids who watched it in 1990 and no-one ever looked at clowns the same way again. The name, The Losers Club, perfectly sums up the group of seven friends that drive the story in this Stephen King shocker. They live in the quiet town of Derry, Maine and spend their days trying to negotiate what it means to be a teen. But when they start hearing and seeing
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If You're a Fan of The 1990 Adaptation of It, Here's a Fun Extended Trailer For The Doc Pennywise: The Story Of It

Like many of you, I grew up with the 1990 TV adaptation of Stephen King's It in my life. I loved that two-part movie and it scared the shit out of a whole generation of kids! Well, there’s a documentary coming that dives into the making of that adaptation called Pennywise: The Story of It and it looks like it will be filled with all kinds of fun stories about the making of the film.

The doc will include 50 interviews with the cast and crew of the film along with over 700 never-before-seen photos from the production and of course there will be rare footage and photos from the set. Some of the people that were interviewed include Tim Curry, Seth Green, Richard Thomas, Emily Perkins, Bart Mixon, and a lot more. It’s kinda cool seeing all these actors talking about the film all these years later.

The documentary
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Trailer: Feature Documentary ‘Pennywise: The Story Of It’

The new version of Stephen King’s classic novel It absolutely destroyed the box-office a couple of years ago, and a new one is due in cinemas (Part II) later this year. If you’ve a fan of the material, here’s something that may interest you, a new feature documentary about the making the first adaptation of the story, released as a mini-series back in 1990.


Official blurb:

Upcoming documentary from the makers of You’re So Cool Brewster: The Story of Fright Night and Unearthed & Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary about the making and legacy of Stephen King’s 1990 miniseries, It. Starring Tim Curry, Seth Green, Richard Thomas, Emily Perkins, Bart Mixon, and many more, this documentary will dive into the clown that terrified a generation.

I’m keen to see this as I love both versions. Watch the trailer for the movie below and click on
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Extended Pennywise: The Story of It Trailer Dissects Stephen King's Classic

The extended trailer for Dead Mouse Productions' Pennywise: The Story of It is here and it is an epic tease for fans of the original miniseries. ABC's 1990 telefilm introduced the work of Stephen King to a whole new generation and probably scarred many children for life at the same time. The miniseries is legendary and Tim Curry's portrayal of Pennywise the Dancing Clown is iconic and still a very popular Halloween costume, even after the release of Andres Muschietti's latest big screen adaptation of It.

Pennywise: The Story of It reunites the original cast and crew of the ABC miniseries and sheds some new light on the project that many still hold dear to their rapid beating hearts. Tim Curry took Stephen King's words on the page and elevated them to a whole new level of fright and fear. Emily Perkins, who played the young Beverly Marsh,
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Extended Trailer for Pennywise: The Story Of It Documentary Explores the Making of the 1990 Miniseries

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Before 2017's It haunted the big screen, the 1990 miniseries Stephen King's It brought King's epic novel to life on ABC. Featuring an iconic performance by Tim Curry as Pennywise, Stephen King's It has chilled generations of viewers, and nearly 30 years after its premiere, the behind-the-scenes stories from the making of the miniseries will come to the surface in Pennywise: The Story of It, and we've been provided with the extended trailer that features several of the more than 40 interview participants, including Tim Curry, Tim Reid, makeup effects guru Bart Mixon, and more!

You can watch the extended trailer for Pennywise: The Story of It below, and keep an eye out for the documentary later this year.

"Upcoming documentary from the makers of You're So Cool Brewster: The Story of Fright Night and Unearthed & Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary about the making and legacy of Stephen King's 1990 miniseries, It.
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October Horrors 2017 Day 12 – It (1990)

It, 1990.

Directed by Tommy Lee Wallace.

Starring Tim Curry, Jonathan Brandis, Seth Green, Emily Perkins, Brandon Crane, Adam Faraizl, Marlon Taylor, Ben Heller, Richard Thomas, John Ritter, Annette O’Toole, Harry Anderson, Dennis Christopher, Tim Reid, and Richard Masur.


A group of childhood friends are reunited after a spate of gruesome murders in their former hometown suggest the return of “It”, a shape-shifting demonic entity that has terrorised the community for decades, possibly even centuries.

Stephen King has written a lot of books. Like lots of them.

Among his vast bibliography, one work has stood out as one of his most iconic and popular works; the mammoth 1986 novel simply titled It, a terrifying coming of age tale that resulted in everyone hating clowns. It’s also a book that has recently re-entered the public conscious thanks in no small part to the critically acclaimed big screen adaptation that has
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Pennywise Has a Bloody Secret in New It Magazine Cover Photo

Pennywise Has a Bloody Secret in New It Magazine Cover Photo
With fans impatiently awaiting the September 8 release date of New Line's highly-anticipated It remake, many will take any new tidbit they can find, and today we have such a tidbit. The French publication Mad Movies Magazine has unveiled the cover of their upcoming print edition, which features a brand new look at Pennywise the clown, played by Bill Skarsgard. We can see that this nefarious clown has some dried blood around his mouth, which certainly signifies that this clown has been up to no good. Unfortunately, we don't have any additional details about this movie, but it's certainly shaping up to be a huge hit.

Many fans were certainly overjoyed and relieved when the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) handed out an R rating for It, for "Violence/horror, bloody images, and for language." While it had been said early on that the producers and filmmakers were always crafting
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Interview: Calgary Horror Con Founder Dan Doherty on 6th Year of Celebrating Scares in Canada

[Editor’s Note: Our own Scott Drebit will be hosting panels this weekend at the sixth annual Calgary Horror Con. Ahead of the three-day event, Scott caught up with the convention’s CEO and founder, Dan Doherty, to discuss what sparked his love of the genre, the convention’s origin, this year’s special guest lineup, and more.]

Dan, let’s start at the start. When did you first get into horror?

Dan Doherty: I’ve been into horror since I was a kid—I’m not sure of the exact age. For me, it was a way to test my bravery. I was bullied a bit growing up, and it was a way to test it from a safe distance. And then after a while, it just becomes an adrenaline rush; you immerse yourself in a good horror film, but there isn’t much that scares me these days other than public washrooms [laughs]. I can remember watching C.H.U.D. when I was fairly young, maybe ten, but I’m not sure if that was the first. All I know is that once I was introduced to horror, I was hooked.

That seems to be the case with pretty much everyone—once you’re in,
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Stephen King Week: Tommy Lee Wallace on Crafting His Miniseries Masterpiece, It

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There are certain movies that, as you are witnessing them for the first time, feel like something of an event, and that is precisely my experience with Stephen King’s It, which first aired on ABC in November 1990. I can remember everything about watching both installments—how terrified I was of Tim Curry as Pennywise, how much I genuinely loved those kids and how awesome it was to see one of my favorite actors, John Ritter, show up in a horror movie (based on a Stephen King novel nonetheless). It was a landmark in many regards, but to me, as a fan, it's monumental because it truly was one of the first things I ever saw air on network television that genuinely scared the hell out of me.

And since we here at Daily Dead decided to celebrate the Halloween season by paying tribute to many of our favorite King
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Q&A with A Christmas Horror Story Director Steve Hoban

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The cast and crew of A Christmas Horror Story have stuffed the cinematic stockings with a delightfully devious new take on the holiday season. With A Christmas Horror Story now out in select theaters and viewable on VOD and iTunes, Daily Dead caught up with Steve Hoban—one of the film's three directors—to discuss working with William Shatner, setting the horror anthology film in the same town from the Ginger Snaps movies, and much more.

Thanks for taking the time to converse with Daily Dead today. I really enjoyed A Christmas Horror Story and believe it will become a holiday cult classic that horror fans can happily unwrap each year. How did you get involved with this project and what appealed to you the most after reading the script for the first time?

Steve Hoban: Thank you for saying that. As true fans of the genre, we made
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May 12th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include The Drownsman, Extraterrestrial, The Toxic Avenger Part III

On May 12, horror and sci-fi fans have many reasons to be excited as there are a ton of great titles making their way onto Blu-ray and DVD. Anchor Bay is unleashing The Drownsman this week and Scream Factory is releasing Extraterrestrial, the latest from The Vicious Brothers, as well. Kino Lorber also has several fun cult titles getting a high-def overhaul this week, including X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes and The Premature Burial. For all you Troma lovers out there, The Toxic Avenger III is getting repackaged in a fun Blu/DVD combo pack featuring some new content that should thrill all the Toxie fans out there.

The Drownsman (Anchor Bay Entertainment, Blu-ray & DVD)

After almost drowning in a lake accident, Madison (Michelle Mylett, Antisocial) develops hydrophobia: an abnormal fear of water. After shutting the world and her friends out for over a year, her friends attempt an intervention.
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Contest: Win Extraterrestrial on Blu-ray

The Vicious Brothers look to the skies in their latest film, Extraterrestrial, hitting Blu-ray from Scream Factory on May 11th. We've been provided with three Blu-ray copies of the alien abduction film to give away to Daily Dead readers.

Synopsis: "They do not come in peace. From The Vicious Brothers, the creators of Grave Encounters, comes a pulse-pounding encounter of the deadly kind.

Still reeling from her parents' divorce, April (Brittany Allen, Dead Before Dawn) is dragged by her boyfriend (Freddie Stroma, Harry Potter & The Half-Blood Prince, Pitch Perfect), and a group of his friends back to the cabin where she spent summers as a child. Her trip down memory lane takes a dramatic and terrifying turn when a fireball descends from the sky and explodes in the nearby woods. The group venture out to the crash site and discover the remnants of a ship from another planet, along with
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‘Ginger Snaps’, ‘It Follows’, and the Horror of Adolescence

It Follows, this year’s genre film of choice for mainstream critics, has been compared to many films. With its indeterminately-retro vibe, well-executed tracking shots, and melodic yet creepy score, it hearkens back to tons of movies, and it’s clearly a descendant of the genre as a whole and its various obsessions; youth, death, sex, dread, and transformation are all invoked, particularly the relationship between sex and death. Essentially, whatever films you grew up with or that strongly affected you were the films you’d see staring back at you from the screen. Today’s widely-read critics mostly grew up in the age of the slasher, so they see the late 70’s and early 80’s in it. So maybe that’s the reason the film’s most obvious parallel- to me, at least- was something I really never saw mentioned in any of the countless thinkpieces and rave reviews
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‘Extraterrestrial’ DVD Review

Stars: Brittany Allen, Freddie Stroma, Melanie Papalia, Jesse Moss, Anja Savcic, Sean Rogerson, Emily Perkins, Mike Kovac, Fred Keating, Gil Bellows, Michael Ironside | Written and Directed by The Vicious Brothers

Horror fans usually know where a film is going when they see a group of walk into a cabin in the woods, it means that blood is going to flow as freely as the alcohol they brought with them. This is the perfect example of what to expect with Extraterrestrial, you can tell what is coming because it never deviates from what is expected. In truth though this may be exactly what the Vicious Brothers were aiming for anyway.

When April (Britanny Allen) is asked by her father to take pictures of their holiday cabin in the woods that they are selling her boyfriend Kyle (Freddie Stroma) decides to invite a few friends so they can party all weekend. When
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Extraterrestrial DVD Review

Director: The Vicious Brothers

Cast: Brittany Allen, Freddie Stroma, Emily Perkins, Gil Bellows, Michael Ironside

Running Time: 98 minutes

Certificate: 15

Extraterrestial is the latest science fiction horror movie to be released straight to home entertainment. Sadly it doesn’t add anything original to the genre, instead rehashing the same old story.

A group of college students go to a cabin in the woods (yes that original) for a weekend of partying. Whilst there they encounter a crashed UFO and it’s occupants are not friendly. Unbeknownst to the teens they have stumbled onto the aliens frequented stomping ground and they may be the next victims.

It is mentioned several times early on that leading lady April and her family haven’t been to the family cabin since she was a young girl. Personally the more interesting plot line for me would be that her and her family were previous victims of the space travelling tyrants,
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The Vicious Brothers’ Extraterrestrial Blu-ray / DVD Release Details & Cover Art

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After touring the paranormal-plagued Collingwood Psychiatric Hospital, Colin Minihan and Stuart Ortiz, the writing/directing duo known as The Vicious Brothers, step out of the asylum’s haunted halls and into the woods for their latest film, Extraterrestrial. This spring, keep one eye on the skies and the other on store shelves, because on May 12th, Scream Factory is releasing Extraterrestrial on Blu-ray and DVD with a batch of bonus features:

Press Release - “From The Vicious Brothers, the creators of Grave Encounters, comes a pulse-pounding encounter of the deadly kind. On May 12th, 2015, the sinister alien abduction thriller Extraterrestrial makes its Blu-ray and DVD debut from Scream Factory, in partnership with IFC Midnight. Filled with dread and suspense, Extraterrestrial is a hair-raising homage in the tradition of classic alien abduction movies, with impressive visual effects that bring a visceral energy to the film. Scream Factory’s Blu-ray and DVD
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‘Extraterrestrial’ Review

Stars: Brittany Allen, Freddie Stroma, Melanie Papalia, Jesse Moss, Anja Savcic, Sean Rogerson, Emily Perkins, Mike Kovac, Fred Keating, Gil Bellows, Michael Ironside | Written and Directed by The Vicious Brothers

The Vicious Brothers, writer/directors of the two popular Grave Encounters found-footage flicks, turn their hands to a more traditional narrative movie, mixing traditional filming methods with their penchant for Pov shaky-cam, with Extraterrestrial.

Still reeling from her parents divorce, April (Brittany Allen) is dragged back to the vacation cabin she spent fond summers at as a child accompanied by a group of friends. Her trip down memory lane takes a dramatic and terrifying turn when a fireball descends from the sky and explodes in the nearby woods. Lead by her boyfriend (Freddie Stroma), the group venture out toward the crash site and discover the remnants of a ship from another planet along with footprints that suggest its alien occupants are still alive.
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31 scary TV episodes that truly terrified us

From The Twilight Zone to Penny Dreadful, Doctor Who and more, Den Of Geek’s writers revisit the TV episodes that truly terrify them…

It’s Halloween! Icicles are glistening from window sills. Chestnuts are roasting on open fires. North Pole elves are… hang on, no. None of that nice, fluffy stuff is happening. At Halloween, demonic creatures hunt for flesh, monsters creep out of their graves, and TV does its level best to freak us all the hell out.

In the spirit of all that, we asked our writers to select and share the TV episodes, horror or otherwise, that have made them whimper with fear. Here they all are, 31 of them, because, well, at Halloween, we like things to add up to 31.

Note that this isn’t a Top 10, or a Best Of, nor is it listed in order of scariness. It’s a collection of the particular
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