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Just Go See 'IT': Spoiler and Review

IT (2017)

Quick, what were your childhood fears? Did the thought of creepy dolls, being in the dark, or clowns terrify you and send chills down your spine?

Now, you are older, and you may believe that those childhood fears you once had are just a thing of the past. Be advised, if you plan to see the highly anticipated "IT" movie directed by Andy Muschietti, Pennywise the Dancing Clown (Bill Skarsgård) will tap into your inner child and prey on those fears that you thought were long gone.

"IT" is a 2017 American supernatural horror film based on Stephen King's 1986 novel of the same name. Produced by New Line Cinema, KatzSmith Productions, Lin Pictures and Vertigo Entertainment, and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, it is intended to be the first installment in a planned duology. The novel also adapted into a 1990 miniseries. The film tells the story of a town named Derry, where 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 named, Pennywise and their determination to kill IT. ​​

Wyatt Oleff, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard, Sophia Lillis, and Chosen Jacobs in It (2017)

Although the leading actors in the film are a group of children, who refer to themselves as "The Losers Club," do not let their cute faces fool you. From arguing about the merits of loogie mass to dropping F-bombs harder than Samuel L. Jackson, the kids did an exceptional job at making you feel like you were apart of their horrific journey. The kids had such great chemistry, and with their hilarious juvenile insults, you believe that they were all great friends. The tone most closely resembles "Stand By Me" or "The Goonies."

If you have never liked clowns before, you're going to dislike clowns even more because Bill Skarsgård's performance as the new Pennywise will haunt your dreams for the next few weeks after you've watched this movie. Pennywise is pretty much invincible to a certain extent; you'll see him pop up in the unlikeliest of places, meaning when you least expect him, that's when he'll scare the (S)ugar (H)oney (I)ce (T)ea out of you. So, brace yourselves for surprises around every corner. The jump scares were so intense that during the September 6 Los Angeles screening, not one, not two but SEVEN people jumped out of their seats and downright left the theater. ​​

Bill Skarsgård in It (2017)

This movie is quite intense and is not for the faint of heart. "IT" will leave you satisfyingly exhausted and is one of the best horror films to date.

Based on Stephen King’s classic novel of the same name, "IT" stars Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise, Finn Wolfhard, Jaeden Lieberher, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Jack Dylan Grazer, Chosen Jacobs, Wyatt Oleff, Nicholas Hamilton, Owen Teague and Logan Thompson. With a current score of 91% on Rotten Tomatoes, "IT" floats its way into theaters this Friday.

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