IT Chapter Two won’t make a lot of sense if you haven’t seen the first installment, but it’ll be immensely satisfying for fans – and may even win over franchise agnostics.
Mike Flanagan’s sequel to The Shining doesn’t just do justice to its predecessor – it’s one of the best Stephen King adaptations of recent years, a genuine horror epic sure to cement its director’s reputation as a horror auteur.
Raising the dead rarely ends well. That’s the message I got from Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer’s grisly take on Pet Sematary.
If you believe the hype, horror is getting harder and harder to nail down.