It’s the middle of the month and two brand new movies have made the jump to Netflix’s streaming platform and quickly hit the top 10, and they’re both based on the work of Stephen King. As of this writing, both of 2017 This and of 2007 fog is currently scaring audiences across the United States and they are running side by side in the top 10. This Has been hovering in the top 2 for the past few days, but has now slipped to #3 by sitting right next door fog Which is the #4 movie in the United States.
fog Originally released in theaters in November 2007, it was the third adaptation of King’s work by director Frank Darabont. The film didn’t exactly set the box office on fire in its debut, but many viewers found themselves hurt by its conclusion, something the film is now doing for Netflix audiences. This Ten years later, it debuted in 2017, and its smashing success not only brought a much-anticipated sequel for the fourth time, but among other records, the film became the highest-grossing horror film of all time at the box office.
ThisThe success of Stephen King was also responsible for kickstarting the current wave of programming, which has seen the beginning of a remake of pet Sematary, fire starter, and more on the way. Despite the success of IT films and an upcoming TV series set in the dreaded Main City, King has previously stated that he has no intention of returning to the world of Pennywise the killer clown.
“Well, I don’t have a relationship with Pennywise anymore,” King previously told Bloody Disgusting Losers Club Podcast, “Because I have no intention of going back to IT… it’s in the hands of the people who are doing it… Andy and Barbara [Muschietti] Going to ‘Welcome to Dairy’, they’re talking about it anyway. And they’ve got a kind of handshake deal with HBO Max, I guess.”
Both This And fog The King adaptations aren’t the only ones available on Netflix either. The streamer has created his own films from The Master of Horror, including: Gerald’s Game, 1922And in tall grass, Netflix is now working on an adaptation of Mr. Harrigan’s phone As a Feature Film and Adaptation of a TV Series talismanStarring Stranger Things creators Ross and Matt Duffer.
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