This weekend, we got to see the long gestating IT feature film! And so many people were feverishly anticipating it that it broke all kinds of box office records and is on track to become the biggest horror movie of all time! The likes which haven’t been seen since THE EXORCIST became the highest grossing movie of all time in 1973. Adapted once before for television in 1990, this film chooses to focus on the first half of the book, leaving the rest of the book ready for sequels. A group of kids in the mythical and magical summer of 1989 must defeat a supernatural entity that becomes their worst fears realized after they discover its been murdering the children of the town.
The cast was stupendous, the writer was emotional, the visuals were scary and I think fans are now clamoring for a follow up! We sure are. We are also excited to see what this means for the state of horror in general now that studios now see how hungry the audience is for more frights. If anything, this means less horror movies released on Halloween weekend and more in September so we have the whole Halloween season to enjoy them!