On Disc

at Amazon

In 1960, seven pre-teen outcasts fight an evil demon who poses as a child-killing clown. Thirty years later, they reunite to stop the demon once and for all when it returns to their hometown.
Reviews
Popularity
241 ( 142)

Learn More About the 'It' Remake

The 2017 It is a remake of the 1990 TV miniseries. Check out our "No Small Parts" video on Bill Skarsgård's early career and watch the young stars of It reveal what it was like to meet Pennywise the Clown for the first time.

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
1990  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Demon Hunter (2016)
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

Detective Ray Beckett seeks the aid of homicide suspect, Taryn Barker, in rescuing his daughter from a demonic force.

Director: Zoe Kavanagh
Stars: Niamh Hogan, Alan Talbot, Sarah Tapes Jenkinson
It I (2017)
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

In the summer of 1989, a group of bullied kids band together to destroy a shapeshifting monster, which disguises itself as a clown and preys on the children of Derry, their small Maine town.

Director: Andy Muschietti
Stars: Bill Skarsgård, Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard
Stepfather II (1989)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

After escaping the insane asylum in which he was incarcerated, the Stepfather impersonates a marriage counselor and manages to win over a patient and her young son.

Director: Jeff Burr
Stars: Terry O'Quinn, Meg Foster, Caroline Williams
The Shining (1997)
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A recovering alcoholic must wrestle with demons within and without when he and his family move into a haunted hotel as caretakers.

Stars: Rebecca De Mornay, Steven Weber, Wil Horneff
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

After murdering his entire family, a man remarries a widow with a teenage daughter in another town and prepares to do it all over again.

Director: Joseph Ruben
Stars: Terry O'Quinn, Jill Schoelen, Shelley Hack
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A group of camp counselors are stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant while trying to reopen a summer camp which, years before, was the site of a child's drowning.

Director: Sean S. Cunningham
Stars: Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, Jeannine Taylor
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Several people are hunted by a cruel serial killer who kills his victims in their dreams. While the survivors are trying to find the reason for being chosen, the murderer won't lose any chance to kill them as soon as they fall asleep.

Director: Wes Craven
Stars: Heather Langenkamp, Johnny Depp, Robert Englund
Tree Keeper (2011)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

'TREE KEEPER' is a gripping drama about a young man's struggle to protect the woodlands he inherited from his father from being developed as a landfill site.

Director: Patrick O'Shea
Stars: James Browne, Pascal Scott, Roisin O'Donovan
Mutt (2012)
Short | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9/10 X  

A young woman, while house-sitting for her Aunt, finds that one of the household's beloved dogs has died. Now she must take care of the body, according to the wishes of her Aunt. Based on a true story.

Director: Shaun O'Connor
Stars: John Ryan Howard, Amy Stack
Short | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Alan Lidden is a chick lit novelist who has always wanted to be taken seriously. He is in search of the perfect book review - 10 out of 10. And he will do anything to get it.

Director: Sean Breathnach
Stars: James Browne, Irma Mali, Pascal Scott
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Director: Daniel O'Connell
Stars: John Ryan Howard, Frank Hurley
Short | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

Jack needs a break from his busy, everyday life so he plans a short break in a nice Victorian hotel close to the mountains. However, Jack doesn't know that once you check into 'Hotel ... See full summary »

Director: Ryan Matt Jordan
Stars: John Ryan Howard, Ryan Matt Jordan
Edit

Cast

Complete series cast summary:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Adam Faraizl ...
...
...
...
...
...
...
 Mrs. Kaspbrak 2 episodes, 1990
...
Chris Eastman ...
...
 Patrick Hocksetter / ... 2 episodes, 1990
Michael Ryan ...
 Tom Rogan 2 episodes, 1990
...
...
Caitlin Hicks ...
 Patti Uris 2 episodes, 1990
Tony Dakota ...
Steven Hilton ...
 Mr. Denbrough 2 episodes, 1990
Sheelah Megill ...
 Sharon Denbrough 2 episodes, 1990
...
...
Susan Astley ...
 Aunt Jean 2 episodes, 1990
...
...
...
 Officer Nell 2 episodes, 1990
Donna Peerless ...
 Miss Douglas 2 episodes, 1990
...
Edit

Storyline

In 1960, a group of social outcasts who are bullied by a gang of greasers led by Henry Bowers are also tormented by an evil demon who can shape-shift into a clown and feed on children's fears and kill them. After defeating the demonic clown as kids, it resurfaces 30 years later and they must finish it off as adults once again. Written by Blake

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Your every fear - all in one deadly enemy. See more »


Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

18 November 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Stephen King's It  »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Before the adult character Ben Hanscom is introduced, there's a shot of New York City's Twin Towers of the World Trade Center. It is one of at least three adaptation films of Stephen King's books to include shots of the World Trade Center, the other two being Dolores Claiborne and Cat's Eye, among others. Unfortunately, 11 years after It was released, the Twin Towers were hit by planes and destroyed on September the 11th, 2001. See more »

Goofs

When Beverly is using the slingshot, the order of bottles she shoots change. For example, there is one white bottle left that she shoots, then there are none left. However, the last bottle she shoots is another white bottle. See more »

Quotes

George 'Georgie' Elmer Denbrough: S.S. Georgie, Mer Mer.
See more »

Crazy Credits

During the opening credits, we see pictures of the "Lucky Seven" from their childhood like in a photo album. The final photo of the Paramount cinema segues into the actual one in Derry. The camera pulls back from the title IT, and it turns from white to red. In Pt 2, the final photo of a hotel segues into the one the "Lucky Seven" are staying at. At the end of both parts, Pennywise's laugh is heard. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Dreamcatcher (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

I Was A Teenage Werewolf
Written by Paul Dunlap
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

 
Solid adaptation of a great book
6 November 2004 | by See all my reviews

This is a very entertaining made for TV mini-series. It does a good job at jamming a book with more than 1000 pages into 2x90 minutes movie running time. The most important parts have been adopted, unnecessary fat was thrown out, little amandments have been made, sometimes for better, sometimes for worse. The writers really tried to remain faithful to the novel and even mentioned side characters or story lines in short sentences for those who have read the book. The coolest thing, however, is that director Tommy Lee Wallace somehow managed to transfer that unique spirit of nostalgia, friendship and fear into his movie. Of course, the incredible cast deserves a lot of credit for that, too. Amazingly the child actors of part 1 upstage their adult companion pieces of part 2. The greatest performance of all, however, is given by Tim Curry, who really gives "It" a face, and a very scary one. He makes this movie what it is. In my opinion, it's the role of Curry's career, even outshining his part in "The Rocky Horror Picture Show".

Now for the bad sides of "It": as a made for TV project this movie obviously couldn't get too graphic and violent and that's a bit of a pity. Stephen King's book is awfully graphic and the movie would have been twice as scary if they had shown a bit more gore. Mostly Pennywise just appears and shows his sharp teeth and that gets lame after a while. The other big minus of this film is its ending. It has to be said that the ending in the book is so bizarre it's unlikely it could ever look good on celluloid. Still, those crappy special effects were just disappointing and made me (and everyone else I know) go: "Is that what I've been waiting for the last 3 hours? That is the big climax?"

Bottom line is that for a TV movie with such strict time limits "It" did a very good job at bringing this scary book to life. Nevertheless, I think the story should be retold properly and turned into a mini-series à la "Twin Peaks". The only problem is that it's going to be hard to find someone who can fill Tim Curry's giant clown shoes.


99 of 125 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 512 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial