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Chapter 2′ and ‘Conjuring’ Take New Line Into New Horror

New Line Cinema is at the moment having fun with a multi-year horror film sizzling streak continued this weekend with “It: Chapter Two,” the sequel to a Stephen King adaptation that redefined what a horror movie is able to making on the field workplace. “It: Chapter One” was not solely the primary horror movie to gross over $100 million in its opening weekend, it additionally went on to earn $700 million worldwide, and this month’s “Chapter Two” opened to $91 million and $185 million worldwide.

But New Line’s horror goldmine is acquainted territory for a studio which was saved from failure 35 years in the past by some of the iconic franchises within the style’s historical past.

In the early 1980s, New Line was in bother. The distributor that had introduced John Waters and Werner Herzog to theaters was attempting to get into manufacturing, however its early movies have been struggling, and founder Robert Shaye wanted an enormous hit to show issues round. Around the identical time, prime Hollywood studios have been saying no time and again to horror auteur Wes Craven’s new thought for a film a few monster that murders youngsters of their desires. But Shaye heard Craven’s pitch and he jumped to make it a…

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