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A group of bullied kids band together when a shapeshifting demon, taking the appearance of a clown, begins hunting children.

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In the Town of Derry, the local kids are disappearing one by one, leaving behind bloody remains. 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 Emma Chapman

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AUD 7,467,255 (Australia) (10 September 2017)
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Although he says his character is not a psycho, Bill Skarsgård made a very deep research into the "psycho universe" to find his own way to perform Pennywise. He got inspiration from "mainstream movies" such as The Shining (1980), and also from "underground movies" such as Walking After You (2016), starring Alan Miller, which is Skarsgård's favorite Brazilian actor. See more »

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Richie Tozier crosses his legs when Beverley Marsh breaks the boys stare whilst she is sunbathing, in the next cut he is sat without his legs crossed. See more »

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Pennywise: [Last word spoken] Fear
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Crazy Credits

After the main credits the It logo appears on screen but this time with 'Chapter One' added on top of it. This reveals the movies real name to us and also shows us that this is only the beginning. See more »

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Referenced in The Truth About It: The Movie (2017) See more »

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Bust A Move
Written by Matt Dike, Marvin Young, Luther Rabb and Jim Walters
Performed by Marvin Young (as Young MC)
Courtesy of The Bicycle Music Company
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Where was the tension?
8 September 2017 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I think the film was good, but didn't really live up to expectations. I didn't find it that scary. Admittedly, one of the jump scares worked on me but otherwise I never felt any dread looming in the pit of my stomach. The film is gorier than the mini series. That's for sure. And I liked that updated aspect, but nothing particularly shocked me. There was quite a bit of special effects that just were not very good. And I think that's a big reason why I just wasn't very scared.

The other dumb thing I want to mention is that sometimes the characters fell into predictable horror movie tropes. Its just kind of silly when they've already been scared by Pennywise many times. Knows this all "isn't real" and yet will wander off by one of the missing kids going "Come here". I mean, really? You're going to fall for that? I think what does save this film are the performances. Bill does a good job with Pennywise. However, he does lack the charm that Tim Curry had. But those were always going to be big shoes to fill. (Clown pun not intended). The kids though were amazing. In particular Jaeden Lieberher (who played Bill) and Sophia Lillis (who played Bev) were the standouts. I also want to give a shoutout to Nicholas Hamilton (who played Henry) for managing to make me feel empathy for a bully. Finn Wolfhard (from Stranger Things) plays Richie who is meant to be the jokester of the group. And Finn does well with that character. I just wish the writers had laid off from the jokes some of the times. You're supposed to be building tension and it kind of gets ruined when he opens his mouth to make a joke about period blood or whatever.

I see the potential in this film. And I think it could have been really good. I just think they spent too much focus on "shock value" rather than building on an atmosphere.


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