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May 25, 2013Originally aired as a two-part television movie in the early 90's 'I't has since been re-edited into a three hour movie. Based on the novel by Stephen King 'It' opens in Maine where a young girl is murdered by a malevolent force that takes the form of a clown known as Pennywise. Whilst at the scene, Mike, a resident of the town notices a picture, a picture of his friends brother, killed 30 years ago. Having originally put a stop the clown's murderous spree as children he soon realises that he must reunite with his friends, a group who called themselves "the losers club", in order to defeat Pennywise once and for all.
Let me say now that I am a huge fan of Stephen King's novels but will always try to judge any movie taken from his work on its own merits. Condensing a book well in excess of 1000 pages into 180 minutes was never going to be an easy task and cuts have obviously been made. The real problem however is that with some less than stellar dialogue, a few uneven performances and any scenes of violence taking place off screen the movies low budget TV origins are painfully obvious throughout. As a result, despite a memorable performance from Tim Curry as Pennywise, It lacks the creepy atmosphere created by King’s book and while Pennywise may inspire nightmares for younger viewers very little in the movie is actually scary.
It’s not all bad of course. Underneath it all there is a good tale and it certainly makes for a watchable three hours but if you want the full story I suggest you read the book instead (or listen to the unabridged audiobook that is now available).… Expand
Jul 28, 2011this movie was scary as hell, which didn't surprise me considering that this is a stephen king movie. This movie is why im scared of clowns!, Chances are if you like scary movies and you are a fan of stephens other horror flicks like the mist than you will love this movie
Jan 24, 2013Probably the scariest movie of my childhood. Tim Curry's performance as Pennywise is just phenomenal. Just a real shame that it ended the way that it did. The ending did feel a bit out of context and really didn't fit very well with the rest of the film. To be honest I really only liked the first 75% of this movie. The end does get a bit boring. Really great seeing Seth Green in one of his earlier roles. Overall: a great horror of its time, and will always be a classic in my eye.… Expand