The Mandate: Episode 11 – IT (2017)

Two movies based on Stephen King novels in a row?! What are we doing here? Oh and dare I mention that original co-host of The Mandate, Josh Alvarez returned to grace us with his presence?! Needless to say this is a pretty special episode of The Mandate, well at least for me it is. I have my former compadre return and I get to sit down to watch and discuss a flick by my favorite author of all time. With that being said, I absolutely hated the fact that an IT remake even existed. Sure the original is a bit dated and missing some of the more grotesque elements of the book, but I, as well as quite a few others, still feel that it’s effective enough. Maybe it’s just because Tim Curry was so good as Pennywise but regardless, the original still holds some value to me and I wasn’t about to have it ruined with modernization. However, with the constant release of teasers, trailers, comic con extras, my interest grew in the film more and more each day. Not necessarily in the “I NEED TO SEE THIS!” type of way but there was a growing intrigue as if they could pull off what I thought was blasphemy. In the interest of making Horror Business host, Justin Lore, HAVE to listen, I won’t spoil the results here. Press play and listen to The Mandate, how it started, take a trip to the dreaded Derry, Maine and hear what we think of it.

 

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John Wren

I am John Wren; a Delco original, and thanks to a cartoon Chihuahua (surprisingly, not the small bird), most know me only by my last name. Although people think I it’s due to self-hatred, I do actually enjoy running in ridiculous races up and down mountains and have recently ventured into the world of triathlons. I used to sing for the Jersey based metalcore band Bottomfeeder (www.facebook.com/bottomfeederhxc) but am now bandless. I’m the worst Buddhist known to man and if I’m given the opportunity, I will ramble on about anything and everything at great lengths, with lots of profanity. I’ve read every Stephen King book, my favorite band of all time is White Zombie, and I will need to take a week of bereavement the day Bruce Campbell dies.

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