31 Days of Horror: A Compilation of My Favorite Horror Films. Day 19: It

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Stephen King’s It (1990)

Why I love it:

  • It’s based on a novel by Stephen King.
  • It’s a film that features the creepiest clown ever, Pennywise who preys upon children. 
  • It provides psychological terror that resurrects childhood fears. 
  • Pennywise, the clown resides in a sewage system and he is first seen when a boy looks into a storm drain for his lost paper boat. 
  • The fact that Pennywise preys upon innocent children is one of the main reasons why it’s so scary.
  • Pennywise’s twisted line “They all float down here”. 
  • The shower scene where Pennywise comes up from out of the drain.
  • The movie goes back and forth between the group being terrorized as children and how their lives have been affected as adults. I like how each person of the group gets informed that Pennywise is back by another. 
  • The group of kids coin themselves “The Losers” because they are outcasts. I always root for the underdogs.
  • While I felt that the ending of It was weak, rushed and cheesy, the make up, special effects and the plot itself make up for it. 

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