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Finally, another rare evil clown horror film that manages to be TERRIFYING. Based on a Stephen King novel, It features a group of friends who have scary encounters with a freaky monster-clown named Pennywise.


During the summer of 1989, a year after his brother Georgie’s death, Bill and his group of friends are forced to face their worst nightmares when an evil clown named Pennywise who feasts on children awakens after twenty-seven years.

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Movie details

Director: Andy Muschietti
Cast: Bill Skarsgård, Jaeden Martell, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff
Writer: Cary Joji Fukunaga, Chase Palmer, Gary Dauberman
Release Date (Australia): 7 September 2017
Runtime: 134 minutes/2h 14m
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Language: English


Themes (MA15+)

The film is mainly concerned with strong horror themes such as frequent depictions of a monster and the monster attacking children, bullying and child abuse.

Violence (MA15+)

There are scenes featuring large amounts of blood detail accompanying depictions of characters being stabbed and bitten.

Coarse Language (M)

The film contains occasionally aggressive use of the words “f**k”, “s**t”, “d**k”, “p***y”, “ass” and “slut”.

Sex (M)

The film contains crude verbal sexual references to masturbation and sex.

mpaa rating

R (for violence/horror, bloody images, and for language)

Aussie boy's thoughts

This monster-clown horror reboot based on the classic Stephen King novel isn’t just the simple jump-scares and plain gore played over and over that we usually expect from most horror movies. Instead, It is a superbly entertaining, perfectly-designed and downright terrifying coming-of-age tale. Expect several moments featuring blood and jumps, but they are unexpected and surprisingly add to the amount of tension throughout the film. How freaky and thoroughly horrific the entire film is already labels how skilfully-crafted it is. It is genuine terror for true horror fans!

Pennywise the clown, played by the undeniably talented Bill Skarsgård, is the majority of the film’s scariness. Skarsgård’s expressions, voices and the clown’s creepy appearance makes a true horror character. On the other hand is the cast who mastered performing ‘the losers club’. There’s a surprisingly compelling coming-of-age side of It.

It isn’t anything like Friday the 13th or A Nightmare on Elm Street, it feels like a nightmare with deep fear. Other than horror is the mild humour, which is loveable, and the stunning effects. The soundtrack is super-unsettling and the plot is engaging.

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