(DVD - 2002)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
It can be anything. A fanged monster that won't stay on the movie screen. Something ominous lurking in the basement. A malevolent force in a small New England town takes the shape of a clown, but It isn't clowning around. Instead, It terrifies youngsters with their innermost fears, bringing some to their untimely doom -- until a group of wily neighborhood kids fight back. Thirty years later the evil resurfaces: meaner, angrier, deadlier. And the friends who vividly remember the terrors of their youth reunite to make a desperate stand against It.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, c2002
Edition: Widescreen version
ISBN: 9780790765372
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (187 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in
Alternate Title: Stephen King's It


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my brother is scared of clowns so that is why i watch this movie

Jul 30, 2014
  • Libraryman1_0 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Ah yes the movie that rehashed many people's fears of clowns. lol

Jul 29, 2014
  • jazeebelle rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

i know i should have my stephen king fan club membership revoked for this, but i really hated this. So much work up so much build up, then the end, when it really matters... blah, boring ending. It felt like such a let down...

Jul 22, 2014
  • azerith121 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

i love stephen king the only book i had problems with was IT has always been one of my favorite books as well as movies right along with The Stand or Tommyknockers

This Movie is the reason why i'm afraid of clowns. even though when its on TV i watch it.

“IT” is a classic Stephen King tale, involving psychological horror, friendship, and a maniacal clown thrown in for good measure. The storey follows the unfortunate happenings of a group of friends known affectionately as ‘The Losers Club’. The film begins with the death of one of the club’s members younger brothers at the hands of a murderous clown by the name of Pennywise the Dancing Clown. Pennywise haunts the friends throughout their lives, causing mayhem and fear. Once grown up, the friends move away from their childhood small town, but eventually return in order to vanquish Pennywise once and for all.
Stephen King has not failed to impress with “IT”. The famed horror author has brought yet another terrifying story to the table, and director Tommy Lee Wallace did has done a wonderful job of bringing it to life. The bond that the Loser’s Club shares is heart-warming, and Pennywise is horribly despicable. You can’t help but love the friends and hate the clown! The setting of the movie does a great job of setting the mood, and the plot is never dull. Of course, as with all Stephen King stories, watchers/readers should be wary of the psychological horror that comes hand in hand with “IT”. There are no real ‘jump scares’, but rather drawn-out moments where you know that Pennywise will show up, but you don’t know how, and you don’t know what he will do when he does pop up. Opposed to the predictable actions of other horror movies villains, Pennywise is spontaneous, and just downright terrifying.
The author of this review recommends “IT” for those who are fifteen and over, and looking for a good scare. However, a fair warning to all who watch: if you weren’t afraid of clowns before, you will be after watching “IT”! Be prepared too to be hiding under your covers at night, hoping that Pennywise isn’t hiding under your bed. There are some ‘trigger warnings’ revolving around gore within the movie. All in all though, the author of this review highly recommends this movie to those who enjoy good psychological horror films.

Before you check this out, please note that there are two sides to the disk. Side A is part 1, side B is part 2. Also make sure you aren't afraid of clowns...

only has disk 1, so first half of the whole show. be warned....before investing 2hrs of your time! lol.

Sep 24, 2011
  • Lexikal rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

For a television movie I think the creators of this movie did an excellent job. The book it's based on (also called "IT") is a true horror masterpiece in my opinion and I recommend all horror fans at least try to read it. I have trouble reading though, and while this movie didn't have the same scope or depth as the book, it was a pretty fun mini-series. Tim Curry is excellent as Pennywise and the child actors were all great, too. Plus, this was filmed right here in Vancouver, so viewers can have fun trying to find approximate filming locations (the barrens was filmed in Stanley park, for instance, and the outside of Beverly Marsh's childhood home was filmed in the downtown eastside near princess st.)


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