IMDb rating: 7.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 86%
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Afraid of clowns? Then don’t watch this movie. The modern remake of Stephen King’s classic horror about a killer clown is grim and disturbing – perfect for horror fans.
The Telegraph, which gave it 4 out of 5 stars, wrote: “As a rattling ghost-train ride through sewers and derelict houses even David Lynch would think twice before exploring, the film toot-toots its way around at often deafening volume, but settles for doing only partial justice to King’s epic ambitions. Perhaps Muschietti has more of these stored up for the sequel, once an audience has gained faith that the scary stuff – petrifying, when it peaks – is well and truly in hand.
While Total Film wrote, “Thrilling and haunting, pitching the power of adventure and friendship against the day-to-day horrors of childhood and a chilling Pennywise. An absolute scream.”
This is the first chapter of the two-film series. IT: Chapter 2 revisits the children 27 years later and releases in cinemas in September 2019.