Are you scared yet? Well you should be. It’s not even Halloween yet, however, there is already one film that will probably have you trembling much before the holiday. IT is almost here and though it was a 1990 mini-series it’s roots date back to September of 1986.
Stephen King’s IT Is Coming To Theaters This Week
Believe it or not, IT is going to be set just one year after the book was released in 1986. The 80s nostalgia will run rampant in this upcoming film and we are absolutely all for it.
“Director Andy Muschietti’s new take on Stephen King’s IT, meanwhile, has its cake and eats it,” according to TheGuardian.
“The film takes us back, but has done a deep dig with the source material to excavate more elemental horror than the 1990 television adaptation was able to serve up. Set in 1987, a year after the novel’s original publication, it hits the nostalgia sweet spot dead on, although it kind of had to – true to the book’s second timeline, which takes place 27 years later, a sequel will follow.”
The film is receiving much praise already for the horror encapsulated in it.
“IT feels just right, an uncanny time machine. But it also brings the darkness to the surface,” according to the report.
“There is real torment here, the kids’ fear coming from deeper places, and even with a more disturbing, more demonic Pennywise, the psychological torture is what sticks.”
Well, if “psychological torture” is your thing and you happen to love films set in the 80s, you can check out IT, when it hits theaters on September 8.