The hotly-anticipated documentary Pennywise: The Story of IT is coming exclusively to the Bloody Disgusting-powered SCREAMBOX streaming service this summer, with Dread Central making the announcement this week that the doc will be opening in select theaters beginning July 8 before releasing on VOD and SCREAMBOX on July 26, 2022!
An in-depth look at the 1990 mini-series based on Stephen King’s novel, the film had its world premiere at the Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival in Spain and its UK premiere at FrightFest last fall before landing stateside for its US premiere at Panic Fest in May.
Pennywise: The Story of IT will play Boston’s Coolidge Corner Theatre on July 8 and the Columbus Theatre in Providence, RI, on July 9 (other theatrical engagements to be confirmed) before releasing on VOD and SCREAMBOX on July 26.
Thirty-plus years after its release, the popular two-part miniseries IT and its infamous villain live on in the minds of horror fans around the world. Pennywise: The Story of IT, which is co-directed by John Campopiano (Unearthed & Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary) and Christopher Griffiths (Leviathan: The Story of Hellraiser) and produced by Gary Smart (Dark Ditties Presents), captures not only the spark the IT saga created when it was released but also the lasting impact it has had on an entire generation and the horror genre at large.
Several years in the making, the film features exclusive interviews with many of the cult classic’s key players, from cast members Richard Thomas, Seth Green, and Tim Curry, who portrayed the notorious monster clown Pennywise, to director Tommy Lee Wallace and special effects makeup artist Bart Mixon.
The documentary also boasts a wealth of archival material and never-before-seen footage.
In addition to releasing on VOD platforms such as InDemand, DirecTV, DISH, Apple, Amazon Prime Video, Google, Vudu, and Xbox, Pennywise: The Story of IT will debut on Cinedigm’s horror streaming channel SCREAMBOX as an Original on July 26. SCREAMBOX features a broad mix of content for casual and die-hard horror fans alike. The service is refreshed monthly with content from the Company’s extensive genre library with films and episodes delivering every type of terror imaginable – supernatural, slasher, zombie and beyond. Screambox is available to stream on iOS, Android, Prime Video, YouTube TV, Comcast and screambox.com.
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