“IT” focuses on the town of Derry, Maine, which for some reason has a dark curse over it. So much so, in fact, that every 27 years this darkness manifests itself into physical form to eat on none other than, you guessed it, fear itself. Each cycle more devastating than the next, the town slowly dies, piece-by-piece, until a band of lovable losers decide to band together and get to the bottom of what in the gray water is going on here. “IT” is a terrifying tale, rich with characters and situations true to childhood fears in any decade, and featured one of the most sinister antagonists in literature presented as Pennywise..
we turn our voices to Derry, Maine, as The Losers Club takes on Pennywise the Dancing Clown in Stephen King’s adaptation of IT. Does IT live up to the hype? Has faith been restored in the movie theater? Find out as we debate red balloons, the direction of the film, and the performances that everyone are talking about.
Discussed on this episode of The Hollywood Outsider Podcast:
- Stephen King’s IT – our reactions to the film, and what we want to see in Chapter Two
- Director Andy Muschietti and the writers choices with both story adaptation and direction
- The book influences and relevance, for both die-hard and casual fans.
- Favorite and least favorite moments
- The Losers Club cast, and the performance of Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise the Dancing Clown
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