The children ran for their lives as Pennywise, the dancing clown, pursued them in a hunger-fueled chase. Even if they escape the monster, the children will be forever scarred.
IT is a horror movie that features a maniacal clown tormenting group of kids in Derry, Maine. This movie really gave me goosebumps: the many unexpected jump scares and unimaginable graphic monsters terrified my soul. IT was published on September 8, 2017; the movie was based off of Stephen King’s novel and was written on a culmination of ideas. Its main character was fashioned after serial killer John Wayne Gacy who performed at children’s parties as Pogo the Clown. Inspired by a real-life clown, this movie grasps the minds of its viewers, leaving them in terror-stricken anticipation.
“I like IT because it has a lot of suspense and I like the feeling of wanting to know what happens next,” Bailey Pauly said.
A lot of people have seen the movie IT; some say that it's the best movie they have ever watched, and others claim that it was too suspenseful to finish. Horror movies have remained a popular genre in the film industry for decades, owning its popularity to hits like The Shining and The Conjuring. Even though horror movies are highly popular in the box office, some are still afraid to watch thrillers.
“I have not seen the movie IT because I have never seen a horror movie ever in my life and people say that it’s not the one to start off with,” Zoe Delagarza said.
Even though IT may not be the best introductory horror film, the film will be remembered as a must-see thriller; to not see this movie would be just as terrifying as running from a bloody-disgusting clown.
~Zoe Dean- Staff Writer