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Hollywood's 'It' man discovered horror in Pennsylvania

When local movie buffs flocked to theaters to see the opening of the supernatural horror film "It" last weekend, many may not have known that the film was written by a screenwriter with roots right here in Delaware County.

Gary Dauberman, Penncrest Class of 1995, not only wrote the adaptation of Stephen King's 1986 novel "It," along with Chase Palmer and Cary Fukunaga, but he also penned the "Conjuring" spin-off movies "Annabelle" and this past summer's "Annabelle: Creation," which is also currently playing in local theaters.

Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures and shot in Southern Ontario, "It: Chapter One" is...