Pennywise lives in an exclusive stream of Waxwork Records' IT soundtrack

The creepy clowns that terrified America by lurking in bushes and along dark highways throughout the fall of 2016 have disappeared, but just because those clowns seem to have gone into hibernation doesn’t mean that the greasepainted threat is gone for good. Anyone who’s read Stephen King’s IT—or seen the 1990 TV…

Bill Hader and James McAvoy in talks to play a couple of grown-up Losers in the It sequel

We can’t help thinking that director Andy Muschietti must have felt a little star-deprived during the filming last year’s summer blockbuster It; outside of Bill Skarsgård’s Pennywise—and Stranger Things’ Finn Wolfhard—the film’s cast was mostly made up of lesser-known performers, something of a necessity when casting…

The Lonely Island share an incredibly strange, ambitious song they wrote for the Oscars

Last night’s Oscars were intermittently funny, mostly fine, and, reportedly, not super highly viewed. Maybe next year they should pony up for some larger productions instead of just covering the stage in crystals? The Lonely Island tweeted out today that they “wrote a song for this year’s Oscars that was overly…

The best film scenes of 2017

Ryan Gosling slugging it out with Harrison Ford in a ballroom of holograms. Saoirse Ronan defiantly rolling out of a moving vehicle. Soldiers sitting like ducks on a beach as a German fighter plane dives menacingly out of the sky. All of the above moments—and a couple dozen more besides—would have made fine additions…

Trump apology-monster Kellyanne Conway floats some evil ideas past Anderson Cooper on Saturday Night Live

Kate McKinnon’s portrayal of Donald Trump spokesperson, camera-hog, and shameless truth denier Kellyanne Conway on Saturday Night Live has envisioned Conway’s seemingly bottomless thirst for camera time as that of a creature of evil before. But her work as the glassy-eyed fact foe on last night’s Kumail Nanjiani-hosted

“Oh… I haven’t seen it”: 15 deep-cut Halloween costumes from 2017 pop culture

Halloween draws nigh, and with it the annual parade of ghosts and goblins, trolls and Trumps, pumpkins and David S. Pumpkins, and other, equally obvious guises drawn from the well of contemporary pop culture. But you read The A.V. Club (or, at least, you scroll past it on the way to the comments). Your refined tastes…

It just became the most successful* R-rated horror movie in U.S. history

Andy Muschietti’s It is one of the most successful horror movie in years, blending together Stephen King’s name, a massive marketing push, and the legitimately arresting sight of Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise the Dancing Clown into a cinematic phenomenon. In fact, It—which already scored the biggest horror opening in…

It’s a good thing we know nothing about Pennywise The Dancing Clown

There’s a scene in Stephen King’s It—the book—where the Losers’ Club creates a “smoke hole,” a method by which Native Americans were said to have visions. In doing so, two of the characters witness an age-old Derry and the arrival of something overwhelming and indescribable: an evil from Outside Of Everything that…

It director wants Jessica Chastain to play Bev in the sequel

The young primary cast of Andy Muschietti’s record-breakingly successful Stephen King adaptation It acquitted themselves pretty well, projecting plucky warmth and authentic terror at the hands of Bill Skarsgård’s Pennywise The Clown. But now—with plans for a sequel covering the second half of the book’s chronology…