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2017, Demons

IT (2017)

Duration 2h 15m Rating (UK) 15
Source of story A 1986 Stephen King novel of the same name
Writer/s Script Chase Palmer, Cary Fukunaga, Gary Dauberman
Director Andy Muschietti
Starring Bill Skarsgård and a load of kids we may never hear of again.
Elevator Pitch Every 27 years a demon in the form of the clown Pennywise returns to Derry, Maine to terrorise the young people of the town with visions of the things they fear most, and then possibly abducting them. The teenagers have other problems, the town bullies and in the case of the girl of the group the possible sexual attentions of her father.
Content The children are faced with the visions of a headless man, a leper, a grotesque woman out of a picture and the clown itself, as well as the bullies and in the case of the girl, her father’s attentions. There is a lot of moving about in the sewers and drains and scenes in the ruined house which appears to be the clown’s lair. Some violence and a lot of scary moments.
A View To make such movies work the supernatural events should take place in an otherwise normal world: not quite true in this case. The bullies inflict actual bodily harm, which should involve the police. But where are they? The boys find the shoe belonging to a girl who has disappeared but do they tell anyone? But perhaps I’m being picky. It has made a fortune and is much liked by the critics. You might like it!

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