For Your Consideration: Stephen King's IT
It appears that Warner Bros pictures have drawn first blood. They have officially launched an Academy Award campaign for Andy Muschietti's version of 'IT'. The movie not only proved it has teeth, but made a bold statement after a massive opening weekend. The movie has surpassed the $600 Million dollar mark and it keeps going strong.
Horror movies generally do not do well in theaters. A number of factors such as the rated R rating or blood and gore factor could be the reasons why. But this movie seems to have not only broken many box office records, but it's proven to the world that GOOD horror movies generating big box office numbers are a real possibility.
Does this movie deserve Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, Best Editing, Best Costume Design, Best Visual Effects, Best Sound Mixing, Best Sound Editing, Best Makeup and Hairstyling, or Best Original Score?
Warner Bros seems to think so. Check out their campaign HERE. Whether or not you agree, this movie has proven that if a horror movie is nurtured and done right, it can do well at the box office.
After all, horror movies are here to stay.