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31 Days of Halloween: Day 18: It (1990) – The Nightmare of every Child

IT movie coverCategory: Horror/ Drama/ Mystery
Actors: Richard Thomas, Tim Reid, Annette O’Toole, Tim Curry, Seth Green
Duration: 192 min

You might like this movie if you enjoyed:
Stand by Me (1986)

Long Story Short:
Due to a tragic incident, a group of friends gathers together after 30 years, and realizes that they have to face the same supernatural powers that tore them apart once. Will they overcome their fears that have been slumbering inside for all their life?

It is another great novel adaptation by Stephen King. I personally haven’t read the entire book, just because it was too long for me, but the way Tim Curry portrays Pennywise on the big screen is pure perfection. He comes off just as creepy as the character in the book. Ever since I have seen this movie at the age of 8, I look at clowns in a totally different way. In fact, I don’t want to be near them. And I am sure I am not the only one who feels that way. The story is very intriguing, frightening and mysterious at the same time. I always enjoy the first half of the movie a lot more, which includes mainly flashbacks from their childhood, but I also like how this fear from their past transitions into the protagonists’ lives as adults. Towards the end it gets a little cheesy and also very cheap looking, but let’s not forget that this is a TV-Movie from the 90s with a very low budget, so with that said, It is a great movies with a wonderful cinematography, unique storyline – thanks to Stephen King -, a gripping atmosphere, and child actors who outshine the grown- ups.

Rating: 7.5/10


  1. This is a great adaptation of Stephen King’s novel, IT. Its a great story, I’ve never liked clowns either, and I like the way the events of the past mix in with the characters in the present. Considering how low the budget was for this TV mini-series, it turned out really well.

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