Is Oculus A Pattern For The Next IT Movie?
Cinema Blend brings up an interesting point in its review of Mike Flanagan's OCULUS. Noting that Occulus is a possession story, the article then points out that it "that bears striking similarities to Stephen King’s It (and provides filmmaker Cary Fukunaga with a template on how to juggle King’s sprawling text when he attempts that adaptation later this year)." (cinemablend.com)
I've been a bit worried about the IT remake when I heard they were moving the timeline up the the 80's. I really (REALLY) liked the trip back to the 50's. I didn't grow up in the fifties, so it's not that I have sweet memories of the era. But the novel was good -- really good -- at bringing the era to life. I did grow up in the 80's.