Director: Andrés Muschietti.
Starring: Bill Skarsgård, Jaeden Lieberher, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Finn Wolfhard. USA 2017. 135 mins.
Afraid of clowns? You might want to skip this one. All is not well in the town of Derry. Children are vanishing. A trail of cast-off toys snakes through the sewers. Something lurks in the labyrinth below. It preys on the phobias of its victims. It changes shape to become what they fear. It masquerades as a clown to ensnare young children, dangling balloons to lure them to its lair. Seven young misfits unite to confront it, but this evil bozo is the one hunting them. It’s an ancient, monstrous, bloodthirsty demon – and it’s all their worst nightmares and terrors at once. Having scared readers witless for over three decades, Stephen King’s classic horror novel finally gets the big-screen treatment, and it’s all set to make cinema audiences leap out of their skin.