After weeks of begging I finally managed to persuade one of my best friends to come and see the new adaptation of Stephan King’s IT. I’d been wanting to see it ever since I saw the trailer but unlike me, my friends not much of a horror fan but somehow I managed to convince him that it would be fun to go and get scared shittless together – I mean that’s what friends do right?
We opted for a late screening but met up earlier for a catch up before heading to buy a crap tonne of sweets to avoid having to borrow a loan in order to afford the ridiculous Cinema food prices. Armed with far too many goodies for just two people we headed for our viewing to which my friend kindly treated us both to VIP seats and a devilishly looking dairy milk milkshake and took our seats.
IT REVIEW – NO SPOILERS
I’ll admit it. Clowns are creepy – and that’s without them being a child killing entity. For those of you who haven’t heard of IT before its based on a novel by Stephan King about a group of friends dubbed as ‘The Losers Club’ who have to band together to try and defeat a child killing clown who preys on their fears – sounds creepy right?
I was super stoked to hear this was being remade. I’m a bit of a fan of a thriller fan so I knew this would be right up my street though I have to say for me, it wasn’t nearly as frightening as I had hoped. The story and the cast were amazing and I did really enjoy the film and would go see it again just for me it lacked that scare factor I was hoping for – at least from Pennywise anyway. The thing that really made this movie so dark for me actually had nothing to do with the clown but the real life tragedies of the children’s backstories. Those were more terrifying than the evil entity simply because those things they are forced to endure are real and they happen every single day. I really did enjoy this film and would give it a well deserved 7/10. But please don’t be put off it IS a scary movie just not scary enough for me. There were plenty of screams coming from the lady beside me who actually left just twenty minutes in! So don’t be put off if you are wanting to go see it!
When the movie was over we headed for home discussing what we thought when my friend suddenly made a bee line for a parked car and quickly realised he had actually ordered us a takeaway at the beginning of the movie to be ready for us coming out. Returning like a hero, he handed me my box and we set off for home. I thanked him for coming with me and left him and all his new Pennywise paranoia at the bus stop and headed for home to share my parmo between me, my partner and the dog.
Overall I had a really fun evening. It was lovely to be able to catch up with my friend and do something together. I really enjoyed the movie and think everyone should definitely go and see it. Has anyone seen it yet? What did you think of it? Thanks for stopping by!
Until next time,
Abby – x-