Movie Review by Kristin: IT | #ITMovie @ITMovieOfficial


Goooooood morning!!!

It’s actually a GREAT morning because I was able to sleep after watching IT last night with the family! I don’t know why I agreed to watch that movie at night, but I did. I was tense the entire time and then took the most nerve-wracking shower I’ve ever taken in my life because I was certain that Pennywise was standing outside my shower curtain. Did I mention that I am NOT a horror movie person . . . AT ALL?!

SYNOPSIS: When children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, a group of young kids are faced with their biggest fears when they square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries.

Let me start by saying: 1) I do not like clowns. In no way, shape or form do I think a grown adult should be dressing up like that and entertaining children. lol. It’s just creepy in general. 2) As I already mentioned, I am not a horror movie fan, I don’t enjoy being scared, and I totally had to fall asleep last night watching FRIENDS on Netflix so I wouldn’t keep thinking about Pennywise the damn Dancing Clown!!

With that being said . . . the movie was actually better than I expected. I kept getting mad at the typical person walking into the basement instead of out of the house, but I digress. The majority of the cast were minors and I thought they all did a fantastic job! The script was great and they delivered the foul-mouthed lines perfectly. Jack Dylan Grazer, who plays Eddie had to be one of my favorites. The other members of the self-proclaimed  “Losers” group alongside Jack Dylan Grazer were Jaeden Lieberher, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Finn Wolfhard (Mike on Stranger Things), Sophia Lillis, Chosen Jacobs and Wyatt Oleff.

From watching the trailers, you would think that the sole purpose of the movie is for the kids to defeat Pennywise, but I like the little plot twist. It’s more about their fears than it is of Pennywise himself. He represents the respective fear for each of the kids, and I thought that was pretty interesting. It taught me two things: 1) Don’t let anyone know what your fear is and then maybe it won’t try to kill you, and 2) It you ever have to face your biggest fear, make sure you have the kids of Derry on your side.

Aside from being so incredible tense throughout the movie, I thought it was really good. The cast was phenomenal, the plot was interesting and the only complaint I really have is not being able to understand Pennywise a lot of the time because he constantly drooled and slurred his words. But, then again, I probably didn’t want to hear what he had to say anyway! So check it out and, as always, let me know what you thought!


IT’s Pennywise Actor, Filmmakers Create Fantastic Suspense Movie

Written by Jesus Figueroa (@Thisfunktional)
With so many re-makes trying to mimic or pull away so much that it’s no longer true to the original, “IT” comes out with a brand new re-imagining with all the right scares.

Staying true to the iconic moments and including some lighthearted humor makes this telling of “IT” creepy and relatable.

Being fortunate to have the film premiere 27 years after the made-for-tv series with Tim Curry as the menacing Pennywise the Dancing Clown and following a worldwide resurgence of menacing clowns, which were not promo gimmicks for the movie, “IT” comes to the big screen in a unique manner with its own distinct take on the menacing clown.

Producers David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame Smith said that the timing of release and the scary clowns are all coincidence and just worked out to the movie’s benefit.

As fans of Stephen King, they were thrilled with his reaction to the movie, it was almost like a stamp of approval for them and whatever happened from that point on, they could deal with knowing King enjoyed the movie.

Director Andy Muschietti said that the King novel was one of his favorite and when he got on the project he began to work on his design of what Pennywise should look like. He has many hand drawn designs which he had in mind, but when Bill Skarsgard was cast he brought more to the part and the character evolved to what is in the movie.

Pennywise actor Skarsgard said that he felt the pressure to be a great Pennywise, but with little description of the character he needed to trust Muschietti’s vision and direction and the two were able to collaborate to make the character standout from how Curry’s Pennywise did.

A rated R horror movie with a cast of young actors can be tough to make, but with a story which treats every theme serious the cast was able to do justice to King’s characters and story.

Screenplay writer Gary Dauberman manages to keep a good pace to the movie and mix light humor, drama and suspense magnificently to keep the story flowing and continuously moving forward.

Dauberman said that King’s novel is masterfully written with everything in it already, writing the screenplay and making it mix well wasn’t as difficult, but the young actors played off each other magnificently and with the direction from Muschietti the movie gained its great timing.

Fans of the original made-for-tv series may see some familiar scenes, which are iconic even for the book, but they are great scenes to watch.

The scares come frequently and so does the humor of the movie.

The brilliant performances from the young cast cements the spectacular movie as more than just a remake. The ability to take on strong themes and be courageous in their performances as well as the kid nature that they bring is a must watch.

The darkened theater, audience reactions and cold chill of the theater make for a great ambience to watch “IT.”

opens in theaters Sept. 8.

@Thisfunktional, @JessicaCameron_ at the IT Experience Neibolt House Hollywood

Written by Jesus Figueroa (@Thisfunktional)

Built in seven days, three days without the foundation, the IT Experience Neibolt House Hollywood puts IT fans into the scary movie experience fitting of the movie.

it-neiboltGetting to take have the experience with scream queen actress Jessica Cameron made the entire thing that much better.

Take a look at the short walkthrough of Neibolt House and the scares which reside inside the house on the corner of Hollywood and Vine.

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