‘Pennywise: The Story of IT’ documentary has met its goal


Stephen King fans aren’t going to want to miss the upcoming IT documentary which has met its crowdfunding goals.

And when you see it… you’ll float too!

Pennywise: The Story of IT, the new documentary directed by Chris Griffiths and birthed from a collaboration between Dead Mouse Productions and Cult Screenings UK Ltd, has reached its funding goal and will go into production very soon for a slated 2018 release.

However, you haven’t missed out on the campaign entirely. There is still time to donate to their Indiegogo campaign, with perks ranging from £10 for an exclusive pin badge, to £30 for the blu-ray with exclusive o-card, and even a very tempting poster signed by 10 cast and crew members for £100. Plus many, many more exciting and wonderful perks to aid in making sure Pennywise: The Story of IT is as great as it has the potential to be.

Also, go and check out their Instagram and Facebook pages.

Credit Cult Screenings UK Ltd

Best documentary ever?

The documentary itself will include interviews and behind the scenes stories from over 20 cast members, including the source of all of your childhood nightmares, Mr Tim Curry. The following official statement was taken from the indiegogo campaign page:

"From Dead Mouse Productions Ltd and Cult Screenings UK Ltd, makers of Leviathan: The Story of Hellraiser and Hellbound: Hellraiser II, You’re so cool, Brewster! The Story of Fright Night and RoboDoc: The Creation of RoboCop and John Campopiano, director/writer of Unearthed and Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary comes this brand-new documentary Pennywise: The Story of IT. A fully independent retrospective into the making of Stephen King’s IT and its cultural impact over the last 28 years. Supported by dozens of the original cast and crew including Tim Curry, Tommy Lee Wallace and Bart Mixon Pennywise is made by fans of the IT for fans of IT. The crew have already received support from over 20 of the cast and crew, including acquiring over 2 hours of never-before-seen set footage from SFX wizard Bart Mixon, as well as loads of archival and behind-the-scenes photos and there is no doubt that by the time of production many more key players will be attached to share their amazing stories about one of the most iconic movies ever-made.The documentary is made as a labour of love by a team ofIT fans and this is YOUR unique opportunity to get on board and not only be part of this amazing project BUT make it a reality."

Sounds like a lot of love and labour will be going into this project doesn’t it? And with the release of the IT remake coming up, starring Bill Skarsgård as the clown of your dreams, what better way to rediscover the inner workings of a movie that left a wave of coulrophobia in its wake upon a generation. Judging by the trailers we’ve seen, history is looking like it’s about to repeat itself once more.

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Respect the past. Embrace the future.

The collaboration of Dead Mouse Productions and Cult Screenings UK LTD has already brought us the fantastic You’re So Cool Brewster: The Story of Fright NightLeviathan: The Story of Hellraiser and Hellbound: Hellraiser II, which I highly recommend any hardcore horror fan or even just the casual curious watcher check out.

Before the release of Pennywise, they will also be releasing the upcoming ROBODOC: The Creation of Robocop at some point in 2017, so keep your eyes open for that one!

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I’ve already grabbed my blu-ray perk and can’t wait to have this beauty in my disc player!

So what are you waiting for? Come float with us…..