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A group of bullied kids band together when a shapeshifting demon, taking the appearance of clown, begins hunting children.

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In the Town of Derry, the local kids are disappearing one by one, leaving behind bloody remains. In a place known as 'The Barrens', a group of seven kids are united by their horrifying and strange encounters with an evil clown and their determination to kill It. Written by Emma Chapman

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Rated R for violence/horror, bloody images, and for language | See all certifications »

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8 September 2017 (USA)  »

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$35,000,000 (estimated)

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$117,150,000 (USA) (8 September 2017)

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$218,813,729 (USA) (15 September 2017)
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Trivia

Both actors cast as Pennywise were significantly younger and taller than Tim Curry was when he played the role in It (1990). Curry was 44 and 5'9" at the time. Will Poulter was 22 and 6'2" when he was cast, and Bill Skarsgård was 25 and 6'4". See more »

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The hole in the floor that Eddie fell through is gone when Bill and Richie come out of the room with the mattress. See more »

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Bill Denbrough: We like hanging with you.
Beverly Marsh: [smiling] Thanks.
Bill Denbrough: You shouldn't thank us too much, hanging with us makes you a loser, too.
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Crazy Credits

At the conclusion of the credits, as the title card is displayed, Pennywise's maniacal laugh can be heard. See more »

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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Valley of Bones (2017) See more »

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Love Removal Machine
Written by Ian Astbury and Billy Duffy (as William Duffy)
Performed by The Cult
Courtesy of Beggars Banquet Records Ltd.
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Terrifyingly brilliant. You'll float too.
31 August 2017 | by See all my reviews

What persuaded me to watch this movie was the blessing bestowed upon it by the stories original creator, Stephen King, who claimed: "I wasn't prepared for how good it really was".

He's not wrong.

"IT" is quite extraordinary. The attention to detail, the subtle but effective comedic undertone and the exquisite cinematography not only do the original title proud, they make this re-imagining of the original classic even better than its predecessor.

It's a very scary film but what impressed me was how true the film sticks to the original's tricks; it isn't filled with loud in-your-face jump scares, in fact, a lot of what makes this film scary is the slick cinematography and intricate shadow play. The use of lighting and creation of atmosphere is what makes this film so tense, which is why it's perfectly suited for those who like Horror movies but without the obnoxious gore.

Watched the pre-release as a critic - August 28th.


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