Stephen King's It

Stephen King's It

DVD - 2002
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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,, [2002]
Edition: Widescreen
Copyright Date: ©2002
ISBN: 9780790765372
Branch Call Number: FIC Steph
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (187 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: It
Audience: Ontario Film Review Board rating: Not rated


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Nov 28, 2017

this version IS a made for tv mini series from 1990, not the new one from a few months ago. i would've thought john ritter being dead for 14 years might have tipped you off

Nov 17, 2017

you need to flip the disc over to watch the second half

the movie itself seemed more like a made for TV movie, it actually felt more like I was watching an old episode of the X-Files, lower grade production than you'd expect for a box office movie.

Checked out one copy and side 2 will not play, be sure both sides work before checking this movie out!

May 06, 2017

This movie HAS ONE DISC BUT TWO SIDES! Flip it over to watch the second half. Doesn't say it on the case.

May 17, 2016

One of many Stephen King movies I enjoyed. This is a classic. This movie (book too) is not for those who don't like clowns.

white_eel_14 Sep 08, 2014

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

Jul 29, 2014

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

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

Mar 20, 2014

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

Feb 21, 2014

“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.

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