HANNAH WILLIAMS/ Editor-in-Chief
Clowns are creepy no matter what, and Stephen King’s It, has the creepiest. The clown “It” haunts every 27 years, and the director was very clever to release a remake exactly 27 years later, and definitely met expectations.
Set in summer of 1988 in the small Maine town of Derry, the film follows a group of misfit kids looking forward to summer, but it does not meet their expectations.
One of the kids, Bill DenBrough, is the quiet one; he has a stutter and is still grasping reality from a recent family tragedy. His younger brother, Georgie, disappeared earlier in the year, which kicks off the plot of the film.
“This movie was way better than the original, and I can’t wait for the next one,” junior Emily Kleitsch said.
Soon, the kids learn their town is haunted by an evil force- “It”- who emerges every 27 years to torment the children. This “It” takes form of Pennywise, a circus clown who lives in the town’s sewers and has an ominous floating red balloon.
As spine-tingling as many scenes with Pennywise are in this film, overall “It” is more intense than scary.
“The movie was so terrifying,” senior Hugo Jimenez said.
Besides some inconveniences, It ends exactly how films like this should and directors should take notes. Many fans can’t wait to see where the filmmakers take it next.by