I can wade through horror games like Silent Hill and Until Dawn, but when it comes to horror movies, I’m a baby. Even trailers for the upcoming IT spook me. As if the movie’s sheer existence wasn’t enough, the Alamo Drafthouse theater chain is looking to make all our worst nightmares come true. The Austin, Texas location of the Alamo Drafthouse is hosting a clown-only screening of the latest adaptation of Stephen King’s infamous horror tale.
The event is set to take place a day after the movie’s premiere, and the Drafthouse website says that you ‘should arrive dressed as a clown in order to attend.” If you show up, you’ll also be able to enjoy a pre-party with a touch-up station, a photo booth, a raffle, and “other terrifying merriment.”
If you’re one of those people who laughs at horror movies and you live in the Austin area, you’ll want to get gussied up and check it out. If you’re like me, though, maybe close your blinds.
IT’s gonna be big
Variety notes that IT is expected to be a big movie regardless of how many clown-only screenings we might end up seeing around the country. The movie is expected to pull in over $50 million in its opening weekend, which is pretty impressive for an R-rated movie, considering how that limits audiences. Studios have been more and more reticent to take on R ratings for big movies because of that, but flicks like Deadpool, Logan and Get Out might be changing minds with impressive opening weekends.
The movie is expected to do well enough that a sequel covering the latter half of the story is already planned and expected to start filming before too long. Director Andres Muschietti. meanwhile, is a busy guy, and has yet another adaptation on his plate in the form of mecha anime Robotech. Both that and the IT sequel are both likely to be quite a ways off. IT, meanwhile, hits theaters on September 8.