You might not like It: Chapter Two. But I loved it.
Over at Junkee, I dig deep into the health of the Australian horror industry and Australian opinions on the horror industry.
Across his filmography, Flanagan’ strives for something more insidious than the reptilian-brain jolts favoured by mainstream horror – something truly horrific; something that has you questioning your very own eyes.
There’s never going to be a version of It as terrifying as the novel I read when I was 12. But the new adaptation does well to channel the unnerving spirit of King’s novel.
Early in Stephen King’s time travel story, 11.22.63, protagonist Jake Epping has settled in to the town of Derry in the late 1950s (those familiar with King’s oeuvre will recognise Derry as the setting of one of the author’s best novels, It). Jake is an English teacher under the assumed name of George Amberson. He’s…