In the Town of Derry, the local kids are disappearing one by one. In a place known as 'The Barrens', a group of seven kids are united by their horrifying and strange encounters with an evil clown and their determination to kill It.Written by
Contrary to the novel, in which the children's journey with Pennywise begins in 1958, the movie follows the Losers Club from around 1989 which is four years after the final encounter between the club and Pennywise in the novel. See more »
The drum equipment (Yamaha SFZ snare drum) used by the marching band wasn't introduced by Yamaha until 1992. See more »
What persuaded me to watch this movie was the blessing bestowed upon it by the stories original creator, Stephen King, who claimed: "I wasn't prepared for how good it really was".
He's not wrong.
"IT" is quite extraordinary. The attention to detail, the subtle but effective comedic undertone and the exquisite cinematography not only do the original title proud, they make this re-imagining of the original classic even better than its predecessor.
It's a very scary film but what impressed me was how true the film sticks to the original's tricks; it isn't filled with loud in-your-face jump scares, in fact, a lot of what makes this film scary is the slick cinematography and intricate shadow play. The use of lighting and creation of atmosphere is what makes this film so tense, which is why it's perfectly suited for those who like Horror movies but without the obnoxious gore.
Watched the pre-release as a critic - August 28th.
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