“IT” is just the beginning
Based on the 1986 horror novel by American author Stephen King, “IT” has hit the screens for the second time. This American horror supernatural film is the journey of Pennywise the clown, who hunts children. Pennywise terrorizes each kid by disguising himself as their worst fear.
“I’ve always been a big fan of Stephen King, especially in my teenage years. It was always one of my favorites,” said director Andy Muschietti in an interview with Roger Ebert.
Muschietti attributed much of his connection to the movie to friendship, love and other life experiences that he learned to appreciate as he grew older.
This movie is more than the average thriller. Compared to other thrillers, this movie in particular allows the audience to connect with the main characters of the movie. Each character experiences their own demon. For example, one of the boys has a fear of germs and bacteria, so Pennywise disguised himself as a leper.
“I think that this movie was actually more psychological than horror because each of the kids’ biggest fears were exploited through Pennywise,” junior business management major Spiro Valasakos said.
The movie begins with a scene that happens a year before the climax of the movie, when a little boy named Georgie discovers Pennywise in one of the storm drains. Pennywise lures him in and eventually kills him. As the movie continues, the children come together to open up about what they have been experiencing.
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“It’s not so much the act of being scared, but the adrenaline rush you get out of being scared,” Valasakos said. “I enjoy that feeling, and it keeps you on your toes throughout the whole movie.”
With “IT” being Chapter One, there there have been rumors that Chapter Two is beginning to be funded. Last month, Muschietti told MTV News he would be “very, very happy about doing Chapter Two.”
“I enjoyed ‘IT: Chapter One,’ as it was actually a very well done movie, and I especially enjoyed Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise,” junior business economics major Jake Perrow said. “I also believe the director did a great job with the first film and will do so again with the second.”