An anthology series centering on different characters and locations, including a house with a murderous past, an insane asylum, a witch coven, a freak show, a hotel, a possessed farmhouse, a cult, the apocalypse and a summer camp.
In 1960, a group of social outcasts who are bullied by a gang of greasers led by Henry Bowers are also tormented by an evil demon who can shape-shift into a clown and feed on children's fears and kill them. After defeating the demonic clown as kids, it resurfaces 30 years later and they must finish it off as adults once again.Written by
The asylum orderly, Koontz, drops a roll of coins when he sees Pennywise. Though not covered in the movie, the book explains that Koontz uses quarter rolls to beat the patients as it is as effective as a baton and more compact. See more »
Stan is described as being Jewish. However, when they show his grave, it has a cross as the tombstone. See more »
I can get them, if they only half-believe. But you. You're alive, Henry. You can get them no matter if they believe, half-believe, or don't believe at all.
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During the opening credits, we see pictures of the "Lucky Seven" from their childhood like in a photo album. The final photo of the Paramount cinema segues into the actual one in Derry. The camera pulls back from the title IT, and it turns from white to red. In Pt 2, the final photo of a hotel segues into the one the "Lucky Seven" are staying at. At the end of both parts, Pennywise's laugh is heard. See more »
The following cuts have been made on the 2002 DVD.
Part 2 starts with Bill arriving at the Derry cemetery. This completely cuts out his conversation with the woman at the hotel checkout desk, along with the opening credits.
I first saw this on a rented vhs in 1991.
I still remember the shopkeeper telling me to rent the two cassette tapes as it was a two part series. Renting two vhs was a bit expensive those days but the film never made me regret shelling me the extra rupees.
Revisited it recently on a dvd.
Saw the remake with my son in a theater. The remake is really good.
Coming back to the original, it has some nostalgic moments attached to it, the ones showing the kids play down by the river and the bike riding ones r memorable.
Country life can b really fun for growing kids. The child actors in this film are marvelous. We easily are attached to them.
The plot is about a group of misfit children who end up becoming lifelong friends and how they unite to deal with the horror affecting them. In my opinion it is a darker version of Stand By Me.
Considering it was a made for TV as a mini series, it wasn't that gory n the special effects weren't that good. Also the pacing was a bit odd. The most striking thing about the film was Tim Curry's iconic, creepy performance as Pennywise, the murderous clown. The only movie which had dealt with creepy clowns before this was Salva's Clownhouse.
Maybe Stephen King borrowed the clown thing from Victor Salva n Salva borrowed the concept of the thing coming back after 23/27 years in Jeepers Creepers from Stephen King.
The remake nailed it again with the child actors.
The remake has superb cinematography, awesome acting n terrific direction. The fat boy's acting n facial expressions in the remake is spot on.
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