Horror movies may seem easy to make but it is as difficult to scare people as it is to make them laugh. Films that belong to the horror genre often use sound and lighting (or the lack of it) to spook the audience. Hence, so many of them are rated poorly on movie database sites as the plot is wafer-thin. That is not the case with IT though as the film packs a solid punch with its watertight script and edge of the seat moments.
IT is adapted from a Stephen King novel of the same name. The book which released in 1986 was well received. This isn’t the first book of Stephen King that has inspired a movie or TV show. In fact, most of his work has been adapted in various formats. Even The Dark Tower which released two weeks before IT was adapted from his novel. Unfortunately, that film was one of the worst Hollywood movies of 2017.
Out of all the English movies in 2017, only a few have received rave reviews and IT is one of them. The film stars Bill Skarsgård, Finn Wolfhard, Sophia Lillis, Jaeden Lieberher, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Owen Teague, Chosen Jacobs, Nicholas Hamilton, Jackson Robert Scott, and Jake Simms. The movie has opened to packed houses and the positive reviews are helping its cause. Most critics have claimed that IT is one of the best horror movies in a long time. The last horror film that got good reviews was Don’t Breathe. The other English films 2017 in the horror genre are The Bye Bye Man, Wish Upon, Cult of Chucky, 47 Meters Down, The Mummy and The Killing of a Sacred Deer.
Besides releasing in the regular 2D format, IT has also released in IMAX. Now imagine watching a scary film in IMAX. The images are larger than life and it becomes an immersive experience. If you have the guts, then you should definitely catch IT in IMAX as not many horror movies have released in this format. IT is directed by Andrés Muschietti who previously helmed the 2013 horror flick - Mama. That movie too had done well at box-office but the critics didn't like it as much. IT, on the other hand, is doing exceptionally well across the globe and only good stuff is being written about the film. We doubt the makers will plan a sequel to the movie though.
It is the summer of 1989, when the kids in Derry, Maine, are disappearing at a worrisome rate. The culprit seems to be an evil, shape-shifting clown named Pennywise. It's up to a bunch of ragtag, bullied kids who unite to form the Losers' Club and fight a common, supernatural evil.
The IT reviews have come in and user reactions say that it is the horror movie of the year. Check out the best reviews here, on the BookMyShow blog.