Movie Thoughts: IT (2017)

I’m not going to give you a re through of the story because there is enough out there to already know. Instead I’ll just express me and my families feedback. IT was always going to be a hard movie to remake as I’m a big Tim Curry fan. I can never think he would be replaced. However, I was also intrigued by the re-imagining of such a book as Stephen Kings IT. It was great that it reminded me of those 80’s movies I love so much. We noticed than there was certainly a Japanese horror influence, for example the hair in the sink part and the basement scene. What did I think of Bill Skarsgard? Creepy certainly, removing the cheese that Tim Curry may have played up to. He’s also Floki the boat builder and Eric the vampires brother. I also loved Hemlock Grove, sod the critics. He was unsettling, strange and disjointed.

The boy said he wanted it as a series. He enjoyed it but commented he wanted there to be a slower character development and story. He also snarled at what he viewed as key scenes from the original being missed out. So don’t expect a straight up remake. It is causing major debates in the house husband is pro-2017 IT and the boy is pro-1990.

I fell asleep towards the end but that was the result of me not being well or just getting old, not the movie. Maybe it was slightly too long, more build up and less climax may have worked better. However I will give it an 9/10. It is one of the better of the horror movies of 2017 (not that there was much competition). Why did I give a 9/10? I had a nightmare about it that night. Do you know how it is to unsettle me into nightmares or to scare me? Bloody hard that’s what!

About thewytchinghourblog

I'm a horror loving librarian with the need to share reviews of everything horror, gore and spooky related. I'm an avid reader of books, mainly horror, definitely supernatural. I'm a pagan and like to define myself as an eclectic witch. Halloween/Samhain is my favourite time of year from everything pumpkin spiced, the scent of decay and the veil between worlds thinning. So, here we are to share all things blood splattered, things that go bump in the night and crawl out of the darkness.
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3 Responses to Movie Thoughts: IT (2017)

  1. raistlin0903 says:

    I missed this one last year, but I hope to see it when it comes out on dvd. Glad you enjoyed it (not the giving you nightmares part though), and a 9/10 score is very positive indeed. Great post! 😀

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  2. Savior699 says:

    Loved this movie, and i agree 9/10 is accurate. Tho i hate to say it as much as i think Tim Curry is a world wide treasure, this version is better.

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  3. I’m really hoping that the financial success of this will mean a flood of quality high budget horror movies soon too.

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