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A group of bullied kids band together when a shapeshifting demon, taking the appearance of 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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Drama | Horror | Thriller

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Rated R for violence/horror, bloody images, and for language | See all certifications »

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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

Due to the town being called "Derry", a name similar to the city in Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland, the country had its own premiere of the film there. Before the movie began, there was special video from the child actors greeting the Derry audience. See more »

Goofs

Though the film takes place in 1989, Richie refers to another character has having a mullet. The term "mullet" being used for a haircut was not introduced until 1994, by the Beastie Boys. See more »

Quotes

Eddie Kaspbrak: Who's sneaker is it?
Richie Tozier: It's Betty Ripsom's.
Eddie Kaspbrak: Oh shit. Oh god. Oh fuck! I don't like this.
Richie Tozier: How do you think Betty feels... running around these tunnels with only one frickin shoe?
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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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Bust A Move
Written by Matt Dike, Marvin Young, Luther Rabb and Jim Walters
Performed by Marvin Young (as Young MC)
Courtesy of The Bicycle Music Company
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Where was the tension?
8 September 2017 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I think the film was good, but didn't really live up to expectations. I didn't find it that scary. Admittedly, one of the jump scares worked on me but otherwise I never felt any dread looming in the pit of my stomach. The film is gorier than the mini series. That's for sure. And I liked that updated aspect, but nothing particularly shocked me. There was quite a bit of special effects that just were not very good. And I think that's a big reason why I just wasn't very scared.

The other dumb thing I want to mention is that sometimes the characters fell into predictable horror movie tropes. Its just kind of silly when they've already been scared by Pennywise many times. Knows this all "isn't real" and yet will wander off by one of the missing kids going "Come here". I mean, really? You're going to fall for that? I think what does save this film are the performances. Bill does a good job with Pennywise. However, he does lack the charm that Tim Curry had. But those were always going to be big shoes to fill. (Clown pun not intended). The kids though were amazing. In particular Jaeden Lieberher (who played Bill) and Sophia Lillis (who played Bev) were the standouts. I also want to give a shoutout to Nicholas Hamilton (who played Henry) for managing to make me feel empathy for a bully. Finn Wolfhard (from Stranger Things) plays Richie who is meant to be the jokester of the group. And Finn does well with that character. I just wish the writers had laid off from the jokes some of the times. You're supposed to be building tension and it kind of gets ruined when he opens his mouth to make a joke about period blood or whatever.

I see the potential in this film. And I think it could have been really good. I just think they spent too much focus on "shock value" rather than building on an atmosphere.


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