IT,written by my favourite author,Stephen King,is a MUST WATCH for all horror buffs.
....the film starts earlier in time,1960s,with a group of young boys and how their friendships grow,dealing with family life and peer bullys..and Pennywise the clown!!
Continuing into later adulthood,with them all getting back together to avenge the deaths of friends.
Its a long film,but well worth viewing.
(Make sure you have a cushion to hide behind,you will need it..i certainly did,everytime Pennywise appeared..im 42yrs of age and he still gives me the shivers!! hehe)
Steven King's IT Ric's Review
This excellent tail from Steven King is both thrilling and frightening. A group of older men, in their fourties, look back to a childhood that has mysteriously been forgotten about. As they, one-by-one, begin to remember their childhoods they also begin to remember the horror of their past lives in the town which they grew up.
The history of the town is also shrouded in mystery: every thirty years, or so, a murderous event happens in which a considerable amount of people die. The group of people involved, dubbed the "magnificent seven," have been through the horror once before when they were children and now they reform put an end to the mysterious deaths.
When the "magnificent seven" were ten year-old children they soon descovered what was behind the horrendous murders: something that takes the form of their worst nightmares and they call "It." Their mission on returning to their home town is to find It and kill It.
The film stars one of my favourite actors Tim Curry. This was a good choice to cast him as the super scarey Penniwise, because his voice sticks in your mind for days with lines like "Beep, beep Richie" and "They all float down here."
After reading the book, however, I found that the film had vital pieces missing in the story; like what happened to Eddie when he was ten years-old? Also Ben Hanscome's side of the story is much more scary in the book, but then books always are better.
Nevertheless, this film is a classic, and a brilliantly chilling adaption of Steven King's masterpiece. I would recommend anyone to buy this film and if you buy it you'll float too!
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Stephen King's IT.
Ive been a huge Stephen King fan ever since i first picked up and read "Carrie" about 25 years ago. The novel "IT" came after the very scary "Pet Sematary" and was a huge epic novel of around 1200 pages. This book held me fascinated for days. Pennywise the clown must have been the most scariest character in a novel i had ever read at the time. I first saw this when it hit the screen around 1990 as a T.V. movie/mini series. It was a 3 hour extravagant of fear, bravery, childhood memories, sorrow, loathing and love. It was a brilliantly portrayed movie of a very complex novel. I had been looking for a copy of this for a long time and when i found it again on e-bay i just had to have it and i thoroughly enjoyed watching again. A must see for any Stephen King fan who has never had the opportunity to view this.
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'IT' DVD by Stephen King
I have always loved this film and was delighted to find a copy of 'IT' on DVD through Ebay. When watched on the TV or through a computer the quality is excellent and the story was just as I remembered it - A child murdering 'CLOWN' named 'PENNYWISE' In keeping with tradition this film is brilliantly cast and the story line exceptionally Erie - As with all Stephen King films a true classic in Horror.
Stephen King's IT: Review
IT can be anything. A fanged monster that won't stay on the movie screen. Something ominous lurking in the basement. No matter what your biggest fear is, no one knows IT better than Stephen King.
Based on King's 1986 bestseller, IT is a jittery, jolting excursion into personal fear starring Harry Anderson, Annette O'Toole, John Ritter and Richard Thomas. A malevolent force in a small New England town takes the shape of a clown (Tim Curry), but he's not clowing around. Instead, he terrifies youngsters and brings some to their untimely doom - until some wily kids fight back. The evil resurfaces 30 years later: meaner, angrier, deadlier. And friends who vividly remember youthful terrors reunite to battle IT.
My favourite film of all time, since I first watched it about 10 years ago.
A fantastic film that grips you from the very beginning. When you watch IT, you immediately find yourself identifying with the 7 main young characters, and continue to 'will them on' throughout the film.
It gets even more gripping when you watch them return as adults, to fight the evil once again, and get an insight into their own personal fears.
If you never see IT - you are missing out!
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