‘It’ Is Scary Good
It's one of the most anticipated films of the Fall with finally its big screen debut. Hitting movie theaters this weekend is the film adaptation of Stephen King's novel It. The novel was turned into a miniseries in the 1990s, but now with the help of its lead actor Bill Skarsgard a full-length feature is debuting.
The film, like the novel, centers around a group of children who begin to disappear in the town of Derby, Maine. The neighborhood kids decide to band together to fight the town’s legendary evil and ominous clown known as Pennywise. Adding to the horror, Pennywise snatches children from the neighborhood leaving red balloons to mark his murderous conquest and violent episodes. Portraying this deliciously devilish character is none other than new leading man, Bill Skarsgard. Skarsgard has made appearances in several films before, but they have all been in supporting roles like his character from Atomic Blonde. However, you wouldn't know it from his portrayal of Pennywise, which is hauntingly delicious and truly horrifying.
The film is intended to be the first installment of a new franchise and is directed by Andres Muschietti, who previously directed 2013 horror film Mama. For this go round Muschietti has clearly taken the best of the novel and parts of the 1990s miniseries, then expanded upon them to create a pure stroke of genius and a movie that is full of fear. In the wake of the recent revival of horror flixs, as well as the Netflix's hit Stranger Things, this film will likely do extremely well at the box office.