“Fear is only as deep as the mind allows.” Director Muschietti delivers a vast improvement on the original with a superb cast and chilling imagery. Unfortunately ‘IT’ focuses too much on those with Coulrophobia, hitting hard on the terrifying shots of everyone’s favourite clown Pennywise, and not enough on general suspense. The occasional scene of graphic violence however will send shocks of fear and surprise throughout the audience. This film may fall short of true horror, but succeeds as a coming-of-age story.

Reminds me of:

  • Stand By Me
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street
  • Charmed