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After 27 Years, “It” Returns

If you haven’t seen the new “It” that came out September 7, you need to. Nightmarish scenes followed by comedic relief make “It” a terrifying movie, but not so terrifying that you can’t sleep that night.

If you’ve seen the 1990 movie or read Stephen King’s novel, then you know “It” is about–spoiler alert– a killer clown who feeds off children’s fear. Pennywise preys on innocent children every twenty-seven years in the town of Derry, Maine.

The scary scenes in this movie aren’t just jump scares. Director Andrés Muschietti really takes scaring his audience to a whole new level by including visual representations of what it means to be afraid of something. We see each child’s fear in a way that makes it relatable. If you’re not scared of clowns, seeing Richie afraid for his young life will cause you to reevaluate your phobias.

I think the best part of this film was the storyline and the characters. As someone who loves a good scary movie, I can’t get into it if I don’t support the characters. These young kids are in junior high and, if we’re being honest, those are the worst years because of the changes we all go through. Your voice changes, your body grows and now a killer clown is after you? No thanks.

This movie will make you scream in fear, laugh at some raunchy adolescent humor and even cry if you have a soft enough heart.

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