Stephen King Bans Trump From Seeing New Film - Quickly Realizes It Was A Huge Mistake

Stephen King is making it clear where he stands on the controversial presidency of Donald Trump.

The film legend, one of the most famous writers and movie producers in the horror genre, jokingly declared this week that he had “banned” Trump from watching his newly released picture, “It.” King explained: “Donald Trump blocked me on Twitter. I am hereby blocking him from seeing ‘It’ or ‘Mr. Mercedes.’ No clowns for you, Donald. Go float yourself.”

“It,” which stars an evil clown who threatens teenagers in a small Maine town, is scheduled to make its box-office debut next month. “Mr. Mercedes” is a new series on the Audience network about a murderer who steals a car and slams it into a group of people.

Fox News noted that before Trump got King blocked from Twitter earlier this year, the filmmaker frequently used the social-media site to slam the president. He once wrote that Trump reminded him of Voldemort, the “dark lord” in the “Harry Potter” series. During the 2016 presidential race, King described the Trump campaign as the most “annoying novelty act since ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks.’”

The Maine native called Trump a “thin-skinned racist with the temperament of a 3-year-old,” and argued that (unlike in the case of former President Richard Nixon) people would be aware they were “electing a crook” if they supported Trump. Even before the real-estate mogul captured the Republican presidential nomination, King tweeted: “Oh, look, a rabid coyote with bad hair won (the Republican primary in) South Carolina.”

According to Page Six, when King revealed in June that Trump had succeeded in having him blocked on Twitter, the writer quipped: “I may have to kill myself.” The website reported that in February, after the president’s contentious phone conversation with Australia’s leader, King wrote that Trump “screws up” relations between the two countries. He dismissed the president as “an impulsive, bad-tempered idiot.”

The Daily Mail praised “It” as “one of the most terrifying horror series in history.” The British tabloid interviewed King and the film’s director, Andy Muschietti, who boasted that the remake is “unsettling.” King, who wrote the novel “It” in 1986, added: “I had hopes but I was not prepared for how good it really was. I’m sure my fans will really enjoy the movie. … It’s very emotional.”

In the film, a 27-year-old man paints his face and puts on a red wig to become an extremely scary clown who targets kids’ fears. The clown, named Pennywise, made his first screen appearance when Tim Curry played the character on a television series in 1990. “It,” which depicts the opening half of King’s book, portrays junior high school students in Derry, Maine, who form “The Losers Club.” They become Pennywise’s latest prey. If the film is as popular as industry insiders predict, the second half of the book will be the subject of a sequel.

King, 70, has sold more than 350 million copies of his 60 books, according to Wikipedia. Many of his horror, fantasy, suspense and science fiction stories have become plots for movies, comic books, and television programs and series.

Source: Fox News Insider
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