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The movie adaptation of Stephen King's novel is definitely worth watching.

The movie adaptation of Stephen King's novel is definitely worth watching.

The movie adaptation of Stephen King's novel is definitely worth watching.

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To say this movie left me feeling unsettled after watching would be an understatement.

Now, do not get me wrong, it was a great watch as well as refreshing to see a horror movie with a good plot for a change.

The movie stars seven children who live in Derry, Maine during the 80s. The “Losers Club,” as everyone calls them, is a group of misfits who constantly face bullying and abuse in school and home.

Mysterious disappearances take place in the seemingly quiet and peaceful town, including the disappearance of one of the children’s little brother. The “Losers Club” starts experiencing paranormal and terrifying episodes that seem to be all linked to the terrifying character, meanwhile the adults of the town seem to be oblivious to the fact and somewhat indifferent. So the solitary characters will now have to face against the clown Pennywise, a shape-shifting monster who takes the shape of their worst nightmares. After investigating the story behind this dark and mysterious figure, the children realize they are up against a great evil and will have to come together if they ever hope to defeat it.

The way the movie portrays the clown Pennywise is very accurate according to the book by Stephen King, upon which the movie is based. The movie is not only a horror flick, IT also falls under the category of psychological thriller. One of the most frightening aspects of the film was not the appearance of the clown, (although it was scary at times) but a feeling of helplessness from the children as they seem to be alone against this evil entity. As I mentioned before, the adults have little to no clue about what is happening, and the clown seems to be invisible to them.

Needless to say, the film brilliantly portrays King’s novel. The children’s acting is very professional, and Bill Skarsgard brings the nightmarish clown to life in a superb way. With a few omissions, IT stays true to the source material and makes a good use of special effects to bring to life the world of Stephen King. It is also noteworthy to mention the movie received high praise from Stephen King himself who said it was “a good adaptation based on his book.”

IT has been one of the best horror movies I have watched in some time, and truly is worth watching.

I’ll have to admit, never being afraid of clowns before, I can relate to that phobia a little bit now after watching the film.

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