Well, I’m sufficiently disturbed.
To be honest, I wasn’t all that excited to see the new film adaptation of Stephen King’s IT. I was never too fond of the original 1990 tv miniseries that admittedly hasn’t aged well aside from Tim Curry’s excellent performance, and judging by the trailer for the new remake, I thought the new IT was going to be yet another Hollywood movie trying to capitalize on the 80s nostalgia craze and be a flick that only specializes in jump scares.
In essence, I feared IT was going to be SHIT.
But thankfully, IT is actually quite good. In fact, it’s really good. So good in fact that IT joins the lexicon of truly exemplary horror films that have been released since the modern horror renaissance began a few years ago and would make a great double feature with recent horror classics such as The Babadook, It Follows, The Conjuring, Get Out, and so many others.
Yes, it’s really that good.