I must be on another level to some of you, I love horror movies, watch a ton of them, and thought ‘IT’ was magnificent and legitimatiley unnerving. I fcking hate jump scares but damn it, this movie got me and most of them made sense. Shat all over Conjuring and any of the other attempts at horror in recent years. If you have better horror movies I’m happy to hear them, I can’t think of many that left me unnerved like this. I think ‘Lights out’ and ‘Babadook’ were probably up there but for mine this is legit good and deserves praise. Annabelle was shizen and I don’t rate many others.
I think the ending got bogged down a little, but the performances from everyone, including Skarsgard who played Pennywise and all the kids were fantastic. They were trying to go for the Stranger things vibe and it mostly worked. And yes, a million times better than the original. Not a flawless film ,but definitley an 8 or 9 for mine. I enjoy a good villian, and ecspecially something thats actually unnerving, which is rare. I said to the Mrs’ during the film that these kids are going to be mentally farked for life regardless of what happens from here.
Spoiler thoughts here:
The Projector scene was genuinely unnerving. You knew something was coming, but when it came out of the screen trying to eat them, farkkkk. That probably the best horror scene for many years. Also Georgie getting his arm eaten off was unexpectedly gorey for a kid…it actually made me uneasy to actually see a poor kid having his arm eaten.