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A group of bullied kids band together when a shapeshifting monster, 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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$35,000,000 (estimated)

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AUD 7,467,255 (Australia) (10 September 2017)
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Trivia

About six months before the film was released, Stephen King (the author of the original novel) was shown a screening. Afterwards, he said that the film exceeded his expectations and that the producers had done "a wonderful job." See more »

Goofs

When Bill holds up a Lego turtle made by Georgie, it is partially made out of lime green Lego bricks. However, lime green Lego bricks were not produced until 1993. See more »

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Mr. Marsh: I worry about you, Bevvie.
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Crazy Credits

At the conclusion of the credits, as the title card is displayed, Pennywise's maniacal laugh can be heard. See more »

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References Gremlins (1984) See more »

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You Got It (The Right Stuff)
Written by Maurice Starr (as Larry Johnson)
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Terrifyingly brilliant. You'll float too.
31 August 2017 | by See all my reviews

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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