Next month, Netflix will receive a major horror boost


Get ready for a spooky Netflix season this year

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Two of Stephen King’s biggest film adaptations are coming to Netflix in October, and the streaming service is getting into the Halloween spirit early.

It will arrive on June 19th at the earliest. It stars Bill Skarsgard as Pennywise the Dancing Clown and a cast that includes Jaeden Martell, Jeremey Ray Taylor and Sophia Lillis, as well as Finn Wolfhard and Wyatt Oleff, among others, as well as Chosen Jacobs and Jack Dylan Grazer as members of The Loser Club, who band together to investigate a strange evil stalking the town of Derry, Maine.


This film, which was released five years ago, garnered an impressive 86 percent on Rotten Tomatoes and raked in more than $700 million at the worldwide box office. It was followed in 2019 by a rather lacklustre sequel, but the first movie’s terrifying moments, which there are many, remain. Be prepared for coulrophobia if this is your first encounter with Pennywise.

The Mist will premiere on Netflix on June 22, just a few days after that. Frank Darabont directs this horror film based on Stephen King’s 1980 novella of the same name, which he adapted for the screen. Darabont has previously directed versions of The Green Mile and The Shawshank Redemption, both of which were based on works by Stephen King. In contrast to those two uplifting films, The Mist is a downer.

After a mysterious fog engulfs the town of Brighton, Maine, a group of survivors find shelter in a local supermarket. After spotting something hiding in the mist outside, the party realises that the most serious menace may really be lurking right in front of them at the supermarket. The film’s dramatic climax is a well-known draw, and it’s sure to leave you reeling. When it was released in 2007, The Mist earned positive reviews from critics, earning a score of 72 percent on Rotten Tomatoes (opens in new tab).


Netflix is adding two more of Stephen King’s modern horror classics to its extensive collection of the author’s work. In the Tall Grass, Pet Sematary, 1922, Gerald’s Game, Christine, and Stand By Me are just a few of the many Stephen King classics available for streaming right now.

Netflix is also adapting a short story from King’s If It Bleeds collection for the streaming service. With Donald Sutherland and Jaeden Martell starring, Mr. Harrigan’s Phone will be released in the latter part of the year.


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