This movie, based on the Steven King novel stars Bill Skarsgard as Pennywise, the creepy and diabolical clown who preys on people’s fears – especially those of children. When young Bill’s brother Georgie disappears, Bill can’t stop trying to find out what happened. Bill, played by Jaeden Lieberher, convinces his friends in the Loser’s Club to help him investigate.
The kids are constantly on alert from their bullying classmates. But when each one of them has a run-in with Pennywise, the bullies are the least of their worries. This is the best horror film I’ve seen all year, but I wouldn’t expect less from a Steven King story.
The set, the costumes, and the makeup were all perfect. Tim Curry was a great Pennywise in the original miniseries but I think Bill Skarsgard is just as good. He wanted to make this his part and he did an excellent job doing it his own way. The directing was spot-on as was the acting. This is my favorite Steven King book to date and the movie does not disappoint. Steven King was on set throughout the filming as he was in the miniseries. It’s rated R for good reason so leave young kids at home.
If you like horror, this is the movie for you. I gave it 4 out of 4 stars.