King is quite the philanthropist. And Bangor, Maine, loves the King family to death (and undeath) given how much the household of horror has contributed to the community. Count this next story within the accolades of the master behind IT and Pet Sematary:
Who knew the Addams Family would be so popular, even after Raul Julia, Anjelica Huston, and Christina Ricci gave it sex appeal? And more popular by turning it into a CGI animated flick?? We had that with Hotel Transylvania. Still we can't complain. The film killed it in the box office with the panache of a Pixar movie (and it looked it, too), and there is now word that a sequel's on its way.
Don't get me wrong: I get the willies from zombie clowns, Pennywise-s, and certain Violators of a spawn-like comic book hero. They're the stuff of legends and horror, but ultimately we have to remember one thing: it's all fiction. The truth is we often get much more scared at the clown walking down the street in the middle of the night than we do a demon in a sewer drain with a red balloon.
That may be a stretch. We may be exaggerating. We're not, though. When you've got clout, tremendous backing, a history of making great films, and adaptability to branch out into everything from action, to drama, to even comedy, Sylvester Stallone is the cream of the crop!
In fact, in the horror genre, remakes have been admirable, at the very least. Say what you want about the Child's Play remake—Mark Hamill did just fine with his voice acting chops. Still we have issues, like the forgettable remake of The Rocky Horror Picture Show bringing the genre down a notch, but in all fairness, that's one misstep among a legion of interesting takes on phenomenal ideas.
Survival features still to this day are so relatable—and scary all by themselves. That's so much the case that really any of these types of films don't need CGI, high concepts or even explosions. Amazingly enough, not even a mega-film like Megdemanded over-the-top visuals. If you saw that film, you might've thought it was a bit underwhelming. Perhaps for such a massive prehistoric shark, it was. Still what would we be expecting about a planet that's mostly made up of water, one megalodon and a food chain the size of the universe? It's not particularly epic especially when that size shark can't even make it to the shores to prey on the innocent the way a great white can in one classic movie.