Filmmaking siblings bring Stephen King's horror classic 'It' to life

Filmmaking siblings bring Stephen King's horror classic 'It' to life

"The closest thing I can liken it to is being in a very destructive relationship, because you never really realize you're in one until you're out". After the awful misfire that was The Dark Tower, director Andy Muschietti (Mama) knocked it out of the park with his take on King's horrific 1986 novel "It". It-part one of two, to be released at a later date-follows a group of kids in Derry, Maine, who encounter an entity that transforms into their worst fears.

According to Express, actor Bill Skarsgard, who bravely took on the role of Pennywise the clown in the 2017 "IT" movie adaptation, has allegedly been suffering from disturbing dreams since donning the clown costume and white makeup. Jaeden Lieberher (who plays Bill) and Jackson Robert Scott (who plays Georgie) bring an huge amount of tenderness, innocence and grief to their interactions. The appearance of Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things' Mike) and Nicholas Hamilton (Captain Fantastic) is more than welcome, with Wolfhard getting the lion's share of zingers thrown his way. The town's children seem to be vanishing at an alarming rate, and all of the children begin seeing Pennywise prowling around.

The other notable acting in the cast is from the very charismatic Sophia Lillis (37), who plays Ben's - and the other kids - first love Beverly Marsh. Together, the group sets out to beat Pennywise.

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Almost 30 years later, with a little help from improved special effects, "It" packs a wallop by combining coming-of-age drama with relentless suspense and jaw-dropping scares. It does none of that. IT movie features Bill Skarsgard playing the Pennywise along with the bunch of children. If you invest in the characters, the scares are more real and allow you to feel the fear with them.

The camaraderie between the children is superb, with their banter absolutely top notch. All of this ensures that, while the titular villain is decidedly fantastical, the audience can still relate to the story being told. It actually ties directly into Pennywise's - into It's - gruesome backstory, which itself is a major plot point of both the movie and the book it's based on. On top of that, it's now the fifth best opening of the year. If you're a horror fan, don't miss "It"!