Horror movies have a long history of sneaking commentary about real-world issues into their tales of slashers and ghouls—and even those that aim only to entertain help us escape our actual fears by letting us shriek at terrors that never leave the screen.
Do you want your horror movies to be five hours long? Well, have I got a treat for you.
Let’s paint a picture. The date is September 5. It Chapter Two has just opened to massive box office success. Warner Bros. calls director Andy Muschietti and producer Barbara Muschietti and says, “We want more It.” Would they do it? And if so, how?