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Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise in "It Chapter Two." (Courtesy Warner Bros. Pictures)
Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise in "It Chapter Two." (Courtesy Warner Bros. Pictures)

The highly anticipated "It Chapter Two” comes out Friday, just four days before the release of Stephen King's 61st novel "The Institute."

There's been a recent cultural renaissance of King, with the re-emergence and remakes of some of his most iconic works.

What is it that is so attractive and enduring about the stories of King?

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Tony Magistrale, professor at the University of Vermont. He's written books on King and worked as the author's research assistant in the mid-2000s. His most recent book is "The Shawshank Experience: Tracking the History of the World's Favorite Movie."

This segment aired on September 5, 2019.

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