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Hot on the heels of It’s record-breaking opening weekend at the box office, yet another Stephen King movie adaptation has been given a green light. The author’s 1972 short story Suffer the Little Children is being adapted for the big screen, and you know what that means – yep, more creepy kids are coming to theaters to freak you out.
I haven’t read this entry in King’s body of work, but Deadline, who broke the news about the new movie adaptation, describes it as “a supernatural thriller that centers on a recently divorced first-grade schoolteacher who notices some ‘unsettling’ traits in the children in her class: flashes of a bizarre texture lurking underneath their skin and a chilling, conspiratorial secrecy to the way they play together. And now, people in her new town are dying mysteriously. Is this all just paranoia, or is something more disturbing happening to the children in this town?”
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Suffer the Little Children will be written and directed by Sean Carter (no, not Jay-Z…that’s Shawn Carter), an up-and-coming filmmaker who edited the 2009 feature The Killing Room and made his directorial debut with the yet-to-be-released horror movie Keep Watching, which stars Bella Thorne, Natalie Martinez, and Christopher James Baker. You can check out that movie’s trailer below to get a sense of what Carter can do behind the camera:
That trailer doesn’t exactly inspire...
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