Stephen King’s suspense horror “It” floats onto the big screen since the last television movie series 27 years ago in 1990. Set in 1989, a group of bullied children in the town of Derry for a psychotic clown named Pennywise who has been hunting for children every 27 years. The story of “It” is a murder mystery, high school problems, camaraderie, bullying, teen-parent relations, and supernatural horror like a mix of “Stand By Me”and “A Nightmare on Elm Street.” The cinematography was well done and the acting from the cast was excellent. The movie took me some time to warm up to mainly from the children (the same reason I had a hard time getting into “Stranger Things”). Jumpscares were minimal, but the chills were strong. “It” is worth seeing in theaters, but I must warn you that the movie is not for the faint of heart.
I rate it 8.5 out of 10.