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
The aerial shot of the town is actually Walton St. in Port Hope, Ontario, Canada. See more »
During the scene in the drug store, you can see Covidien Curity bandages on the shelf. The scene takes place in 1988. Covidien is a medical product manufacturing company that was known as The Kendall Company back in 1988. It was not named Covidien until 2007ish, products were not re-branded/repackaged until 2009-2010. See more »
The Warner Bros./New Line Cinema logos are darker than usual, have an eerie glow around them, and it starts to rain around them, with a red balloon floating beside the New Line logo. The Ratpac logo also takes place on a cloudy and raining background. See more »
Having not seen the original movie and only tidbits of the trailer, I didn't really know what to expect when walking into the cinema this evening. Someone described the movie as 'The Goonies' meets 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' - this turned out to be an extremely accurate description!
The opening scene seems to suggest that the movie will be very dark, yet these expectations are quickly dispersed as the horror is undercut by comedy. This happens repeatedly throughout the film: and it works. My friends and I (as well as the entire packed cinema) found ourselves gasping at scenes of sheer terror, then only moments later laughing hysterically at the banter between the main characters.
I would say that this is not a film for the faint of heart, yet I think even those individuals would find themselves enjoying 'It'. If not for the horror, then certainly for the comedy and camaraderie. It's as if this is a movie within a movie: a mix of a high-school-problems/coming-of-age movie and a horror. A brilliant two-for-one if you ask me!
Great acting from all of the cast as well as excellent writing make this movie a must watch!
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