Whatever ‘It’ Is, ‘It’ Is Back

By Lucas Ouano | Special Correspondent

Do NOT go to see “It” if you scare easily!

The 2017 remake of Stephen King’s “It” is the scariest movie you’ll ever see.

Directed by Andy Muschietti, “It” tells the story of a group of kids and their struggle against Pennywise, the dancing clown who can shape shift into their greatest fears.

Jen Yamato from the “Los Angeles Times” summarizes perfectly, describing the movie with, “R-rated scares, creepy clowns, ghastly nightmarescapes, blood-spouting sinks and entirely human threats.”

“It” is set in the fictional town of Derry, Maine in the 1980’s, a town haunted by a creature that emerges every 27 years to feast on the citizens.

From the beginning we are told that people are known to disappear mysteriously and as the plot unfolds the kids discover what is really behind all the missing people.

The pacing of the film is done almost perfectly, allowing just enough time to characterize each of the main characters without boring the audience.

This is accomplished through scenes that focus on just one character’s fears.

Michael O’Sullivan, a critic from “The Washington Post,” said that “these aren’t just tricks pulled from a director’s toolbox of worn-out clichés, but an arsenal that comes from the clown himself, who tailors his scares to each victim’s deepest fear.”

It should be noted that “It” is not only terrifying in the end, “It” is horrifying throughout.

Be ready to hide your eyes and grip your date in total terror!

The performances were great, despite the movie being led by child actors.

Bill Skarsgård worked excellently as the antagonist, Pennywise.

Peter Travers of the “Rolling Stone” said “that evil clown Pennywise, a spectacularly scary Bill Skarsgård . . . is the stuff of nightmares.”

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