Yes, clowns are creepy. John Wayne Gacy Jr. stigmatised them for ever more and Stephen King's source material is malevolent business. This is a strong adaptation that functionally brings the concept to the screen. It's no masterpiece but its impact is unquestionable.
Poor adaptation of the pulp King novel that seems to have become over-rated by an entire generation of horror fans who happened to see it when they were kids. The tv film completely lacks all aspects of horror and is marred by poor performances and lazy scripting and a finale both ridiculous and anti-climatic. For those with coulrophobia set off by clowns this might be terrifying for all others...meh.
The episodic-style introduction of each character is blandly repetitive, and also makes its forward momentum sputter. Once the film settles down into a straightforward telling when the kids as adults, the story itself isn't nearly as strong. Also, dare I say Curry's 'It' character feels more like an afterthought. His character should've been milked more, with scarier/tenser/more suspenseful fright set pieces.
On devrait montrer cette production en école de cinéma. Regarder Ca, 30 ans après sa réalisation est une véritable épreuve qui vous conduira immanquablement à rire aux larmes, tant la surprise de voir un tel Nanard tient de l'éblouissement. Le film a franchit le cap de l'irregardabilité : de la mise en scène, à l'histoire jusqu'au jeu des acteurs, il ne reste rien à sauver... Et c'est finalement presque fascinant.
I'm hating it. I hate clowns. I hate McDo. As a nearly 8 yo girl, I couldn't sleep for months: horror movie main goal accomplished? Even if I've never seen it again later (and I probably won't do either in the early future), I think I should consider it as an early '90s film must-have-seen.
An irritating adaptation of an irritating novel. Don't be fooled--this is as complete and satisfying of a re-telling of this story as you're ever going to get. As a massive King fan, the popularity of this lumbering mess of a book has always mystified me. This incarnation just underlines what a nonsensical crapfest it always has been. Find a nice "best of Pennywise" video on YouTube and avoid the rest of it!