Mariah Webb – Design Editor

It, the new movie by Andrés Muschietti came out on Friday September 15. The movie is based on the Stephen King novel of the same name that was published in 1986. The movie follows the story of six kids and their encounter with Pennywise the Dancing Clown.

  The movie begins with one of the kids, Billy, and his brother, Georgie, in the house on a rainy day. Georgie gets the wax from the basement and brings it to Billy to coat the boat so it will float on the water. Georgie goes outside and sets the boat on the water that is running down the street. The boat falls into the sewer, and you see a pair of eyes coming through the shadows. Pennywise appears and talks to Georgie; he then tells him to come and get the boat. When Georgie reaches to get the boat, Pennywise eats his arm and drags him into the sewer.

  All of this occurs within the first 10 minutes of the movie and sets the overall tone for the movie. The film does have some elements of comedy, but overall the film is very gory, which is a part of what earned the film its R rating.

  I enjoyed the film, but it could have been scarier. I saw the movie with my sister, and she was shaken up by the movie –but as for me– will I be having nightmares about Pennywise the Dancing Clown? Maybe. If there’s a sequel will I go see it? For sure.

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