Stephen King’s It: the original movie still scares me

The mark of an excellent horror movie is something that still scares me. Stephen King’s IT fits that bill to a T — yes, I know most people will consider it horror nostalgia, but just thinking about it gives me the shivers.

I will admit it might have something to do with the fact that I was barely in my teens when I watched the mini series. Everyone in school was talking about it, even as we knew we were all no supposed to be watching it — age restrictions, you see.

I couldn’t and haven’t picked up the book after that mini series. To think about curling up in the dark with Pennywise… whimpers. Nope. 

So, it’s with some trepidation and eagerness that I see that it’s being remade into a 2-part movie. Directed by Cary Fukunaga and produced by Seth Grahame-Smith this quote has me going ARGH in a good and bad way:

I think that if anything, [the new film] will bring back some of the viciousness of the book that they couldn’t do with the miniseries because it was for broadcast. I think it’s going to be very scary, but I also feel like you’ve got Cary who is going to direct these kids—and he’s incredible at casting, incredible at shooting. He’s incredible with tone and atmosphere.

It’s going to make me feel like I’m 13 again, watching the mini series for the first time, isn’t it?!

 

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