In a small town in the United States, some children are disappearing, but it is not an isolated fact , the phenomenon takes place every 27 years. A group of excluded and abused teenagers at school (Losers Club) discover the horror behind the abductions: a clown named Pennywise is responsible, a demonic clown who feeds on childish fear .
Stephen King’s original novel (one of his most extensive and extraordinary works) had already been taken to the small screen in miniseries format . But this film version directed by the Argentine Andy Muschietti is much more faithful to the book and contains elements that transform it into an instant classic.
Surely, “It” will keep circling in the heads of all those who dare to see it and some of the images will disturb, harass and give nightmares to others. If a horror film like this achieves “that”, we can say that the mission is accomplished.
(“It”, Release Date: September 8, 2017) Directed by: Andy Muschietti. Screenplay: Chase Palmer, Cary Fukunaga, Gary Dauberman, according to Stephen King’s eponymous account. Photography: Chung-hoon Chung. Edition: Jason Ballantine. Music: Benjamin Walfish.
Act: Bill Skasgard, Jaden Leiberher, Jaremy Ray Taylor, Finn Wolfhard. Distributor: Warner Bros. 135 min.