3.5 / 5
Tagline: The Master of Horror unleashes everything you were ever afraid of
Directed by: Tommy Lee Wallace
Written by: Stephen King, Lawrence D. Cohen
Actors include: Tim Curry, Harry Anderson, Tim Reid
Length: 192 minutes
So if you've read the book you are going to be somewhat disappointed (as I was) because much of it isn't in this movie. Still at a whopping two and half hours long or so we can definitely get the idea. Anyhow a series of murders occur which reunite seven friends which share a secret. The secret of the evil that bothered them when they were children. The evil is of course Pennywise the spider clown thing (Tim Curry couldn't be more perfect for this role). It takes a while for us to get to know this cast of friends and of course they are forced to confront the very thing that traumatized them as children. It's an interesting story on many levels but seriously you should read the book...it's just so much better!