Stephen King’s ‘IT’: A World-First Experiment needs you!

Calling all horror fans: take part in world-first experiment inspired by Stephen King’s IT

Calling all Stephen King fans: Pennywise Needs You!

Take part in a world-first Stephen King experiment with horror film expert Dr Charlie Oughton. 

With Andy Muschietti’s IT: Chapter 2 hitting screens later this year, take part in a world-first scientific experiment to find out why the story of Pennywise and The Losers’ Club has its effect.

Starburst writer Dr Charlie Oughton has teamed up with world-leading tech scientists, Lumen, for a day investigating King’s original book. You don’t need to know the story or to have read the book before to join in. You just go along, read a page of IT and say what you think about IT. That’s it! Groups are more than welcome.

To take part, you must be 18+ and be able to get to the BFI’s offices in Stephen Street, Central London on the 17 January 2019 between 9 and 6pm. Sign up via the link below to confirm your time. The results of the experiment will be published in Charlie’s forthcoming book on Stephen King’s IT, which also includes interviews with the stars.

Sign up here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/FPSH8TX 

About the author

Dr Charlie Oughton lectures in Media and Communications at a number of universities. He has written on horror film, serial killers and gender for publishers including McFarland, is a journalist for publications including SciFiNow and Starburst, has contributed essays to labels including Arrow Video, has toured public lectures at events including the British Film Institute’s Stephen King on Screen season and has appeared on broadcast media including BBC News and Sky News. He is currently working on a book about Stephen King’s IT for McFarland.   

Charlie’s Instagram page (full of IT updates!): @drcharlieoughton

Lumen’s tech wizardry: http://www.lumen-research.com/

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