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Review of Stephen King’s IT

Morgan Hamer

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On September 8th, Stephen King’s 1986 terrifying novel “IT” finally came back to theaters. This horror film directed by Andy Muschietti had many great reviews. Michael O’ Sullivan from the Washington Post said: “Call it a symphony of orchestral meta-horror, an elaborate waking nightmare in which you, as the dreamer, are constantly reminded of what the film is trying to do, and yet are powerless to stop it.”

The setting of the movie is Derry, Maine, where a group of kids face their worst nightmares. The main characters, Bill, Beverly, Ritchie, Mike, Stanley, Eddie, and Ben, are all being followed and tortured by “It,” which usually takes the form of “Pennywise the dancing clown,” and he only comes around every 27 years. This movie is very suspenseful and frightening.

Stephen King thinks the move is “one of the better adaptations drawn from his expansive bibliography.” The producers were ecstatic to hear this praise.

When I went to see the movie with my friends, I couldn’t even watch some of the scenes because it was such a scary movie. I recommend this movie to anyone who loves scary movies and a good fright!

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