Scaretober-Movie Review: It Chapter One

For the month of October I’ve dubbed it Scaretober in which I will be blogging every day in October. No, it’s not just random blogs in October but specifically scary movies movies. I’m definitely not one of those girls that enjoys scary movies by any means in fact this is a HUGE challenge for me since I’m such a wimp when it comes down to it. Some of the movies reviewed will be super scary and others will just be 90’s cheesy scary compared to today’s standards. There will be a few days during this month that I will be putting up more than one posts, because sometimes you can’t hold any awesome back when it comes to the blog.

Today’s movie is It.

I had never seen the original tv movie before, but I knew that this was the movie that had made people deathly afraid of clowns. I knew that I would have to include both movies in Scaretober at some point. Yes, I actually saw this in theaters, so be a little proud of me for this.

Here’s the rundown on the movie: This 2017 version of  Stephen King’s original book takes us to the small town of Derry, Maine. The film opens on a rainy day in October 1988 where a older brother named Bill gives his younger brother Georgie a paper sailboat to play with in the rain. Georgie follows the boat down several streets and then it hits a sewer and is caught by Pennywise the Dancing Clown. Georgie spends a while talking to Pennywise before he is grabbed and never heard from again. Flash forward to June of the following year and you catch up with Bill on the last day of school. Bill and his friends fondly refer to themselves as the losers club and are often chased by the town bully Henry Bowers. Bill still grief stricken by the loss of his younger brother talks his friends into following his theory of going down to a place called the Barrens to look for his brother’s body. It is while at the Barrens that they run into new kid Ben, who is also being tormented by Henry. While saving Ben from Henry they meet up with Beverly, a girl who is also being ostracized in town. A few weeks later, Bill and his friends also save Mike from the town bully, Henry and he becomes part of the crew.

It is also during this time that the crew beings to realize that they all might be being tortured by their worst fears brought to life by the same entity. Ben gives the rest of the gang a multitude of research that he has found on the town, that includes the statistics that show that kids go missing nearly every 27 years.

I will keep to my promise and not spoil the entire movie for you. I can say that there was a cliffhanger ending in which the director can chose to continue the story. Rumor has it that there is either going to be a sequel or a prequel, I guess we’ll see though. There are quite a number of jump scares in the movie which had me on the edge of my seat. I was also continually annoyed by all the adults in the movie for not doing anything to help the kids, or even try and pay attention to them. Is this a thing with scary movies and kids? There are a million more things that annoyed me about the story, but overall I thought that it was well done. The scary abandoned houses, dark sewer tunnels were definitely done in such a way to set the mood. I also liked the back story on each of the parents so that you could see that each child focused on in the movies had to deal with their own demons at home. I would recommend that you see this movie and I would be interested in seeing the original movie.

I hope that you enjoyed this selection of the Scaretober series and that you will keep coming back throughout the month to see what other movies I watch. Also if you would like to see what movies that I have watched in the past you can find them here.  Also feel free to leave suggestions on videos or movies that you think I should watch. See you soon!


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