Stephen King's It (1990)

1990 Horror, Thriller, Drama, Mystery

User Score: 65/100


In 1960, seven outcast kids known as "The Loser Club" fight an evil demon who poses as a child-killing clown. 30 years later, they are called back to fight the same clown again.

Is there anything scarier than clowns? Of course not. And who knows scary better than Stephen King? You see where we’re going. It puts a malevolent clown (given demented life by a powdered, red-nosed Tim Curry) front and center, as King’s fat novel gets the TV-movie treatment. Even at three hours plus, the action is condensed, but an engaging Stand by Me vibe prevails for much of the running time. The seven main characters, as adolescents, conquered a force of pure evil in their Maine hometown. Now, the cackling Pennywise is back, and they must come home to fight him—or, should we say, It—again. Admitting the TV-movie trappings and sometimes hysterical performances, this is a genuinely gripping thriller. As so often with King, the basic idea (the bond formed during a childhood trauma) is clean and powerful, a lifeline anchored in reality that leads us to the supernatural.

About Stephen King's It (1990)

Title: Stephen King's It
Year: 1990
Starring: Chelan Simmons, Tim Curry, Seth Green, Emily Perkins, Dennis Christopher, Annette O'Toole, Jarred Blancard, John Ritter, Richard Masur, Richard Thomas, Brandon Crane, Adam Faraizl, Marlon Taylor, Ben Heller, Harry Anderson, Tim Reid, Jonathan Brandis
Director: Tommy Lee Wallace
Score: 4 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3.25/5 stars from 220 users. Votes: 220.
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Drama, Mystery

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