Horror movie IT remake still scares audiences

The main goal of any horror movie is to scare the audiences watching it. Many succeed in achieving this goal, but many others fail, too. Modern horror movies, however, have not been failing. IT, a remake of the 1990 film of the same name based on Stephen King’s novel, proves that an old dog can learn new tricks.

In 1985, a group of seven kids named “The Losers Club” (due to their social lives not being up to par with the other kids’ around them) stumbles upon an evil entity that can take the form of one’s worst fear. The movie starts out with a little boy, Georgie, sailing his paper boat down a stream of water running down the side of the street. The boat falls into a sewer drain, and Georgie tries to retrieve it.

Suddenly appearing in the drain is Pennywise, a murderous clown who is the main antagonist of the movie. Pennywise tries to lure Georgie down the sewer drain, but Georgie says no. Pennywise, in retaliation, kills Georgie. For the members of the group, “It” takes the forms of a mummy, a leper, two drowned boys, a werewolf, a fountain of blood and for Bill, Georgie’s older brother, the form of Georgie’s deceased spirit. The club members go to an abandoned house, which is where “It” hides out; the house also connects all the sewer lines because of a well in its backyard. The Club fights “It” and manages to win when “It” is defeated and hides back down in the sewers.

That is where the movie ends. A sequel has been confirmed, set to be released September 6, 2019.

King’s novel is divided into two parts: one from the kids’ perspective in 1954 (changed to 1980 in the film) and one from their adult counterparts’ perspective in 1985 (changed to present day for the second film). The second film will be the adult part of the novel in which the Losers’ Club returns after “It” comes back to their hometown.

IT is all about the power of friendship. If The Losers’ Club had never met, they would not have been able to defeat the entity and save their town. The being would have kept attacking children and killing them. The power of friendship keeps the group together, and it affects their adult lives as well, as viewers will find out in the upcoming sequel.