IT is the 2017 feature film adaptation of Stephen King’s horror book of the same name. There is a shape shifting killer clown roaming through the sewer systems and praying on the young children of Derry, Main.
The young cast excels at acting and creating a genuine range of emotions. The storyline has lots of weird moments, including gore and horror. The kids mature over the film and form a likeable Loser’s Club. The band together to fight their own personal fears and bring down the evil clown.
If you aren’t scared of clowns, you will be afterwards. Pennywise is played well by Bill Skarsgard with the added bonus of visual effects. He terrorises the town every 27 years with a sudden upsurge in people disappearing or dying in Derry. It is accompanied by an increase in crime, bullying and abuse.
IT is an unexpectedly creepy and suspenseful film.
The film covers chapter 1 of 2.
IT is currently showing in cinemas around Australia.