Then there's the horror element - which is, arguably, the main draw of the movie.
Wyatt Oleff, who plays young Stanley Uris in the new film "It", has a vivid memory of the first time he saw Bill Skarsgård dressed up as the killer clown Pennywise. "It" rises above potential silliness and director Andy Muschietti does a pretty decent job of keeping the tone suspenseful and the scary clown scenes pretty jarring. Even starring Finn Wolfhard (Mike Wheeler from the show), the movie has a lot in common with Netflix's hit show.
Bill Skarsgard in a scene from "It".
One by one, each of the kids experiences Pennywise in a different form. The movie tells the story of seven children in Derry, Maine, who are terrorized by the eponymous being.
While Curry hasn't commented on Skarsgard's portrayal of Pennywise in the "It" remake, the film has gotten the seal of approval from Stephen King. Stephen King first introduced Pennywise in his 1986 novel IT and the great Tim Curry brought him to life (and our nightmares) in the 2-episode 1990 TV mini-series. Despite wanting to enjoy their summer, the Loser's Club is stalked by a sinister looking monster known as Pennywise the Dancing Clown (Bill Skarsgard). Throw in acne and body hair; and a fear-sucking, child-eating, shape-shifting, demon clown doesn't seem that far outside the realm of possibility. If you're not already afraid of things like clowns, or women with twisted faces, or walking corpses that look like they wandered straight out of the nearest haunted house, there's absolutely nothing here to be afraid of. But Pennywise isn't JUST a freaky looking clown (as if that wasn't enough already) - he's a awful yet powerful force that feeds off of people's fear, and one who can't easily be defeated. All of this makes the horror so much more effective, as the audience is able to establish a rapport with the characters on screen. The story is as delight to watch despite it trying to scare you every 5 minutes.
After a disgusting August and Labor Day at the box-office, the anticipated big screen adaptation of Stephen King's epic It looks to dominate September. "Never planned it but we have two vans on the road at the same time through the last month or so".