Stephen King's It
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Originally titled Stephen King's It, this two-part TV movie first aired on November 18 and 20, 1990. The story starts in Maine, where a small child is lured into the hands of what audiences everywhere can be assured is one mean clown. The 30-year struggle against an evil supernatural force that masquerades as a circus clown named Pennywise (Tim Curry) begins in 1960 and spans until 1990. Featured are a group of six young men and one young woman who call themselves "the lucky seven" and are the unfortunate targets of Pennywise from pre-adolescence into their mid-forties. The lucky… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"For the resources director Wallace is given, [the movie] offers up a creepy and spooky tale about the past coming back to haunt you."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Too vanilla, too banal and too earnest to do the source material any justice."
‑ Scott Weinberg, Apollo Guide
"As made-for-TV horror, it lacks real bite, but still has a fine unsettling atmosphere. And let's face it: clowns are REALLY scary."
‑ Rob Vaux, Flipside Movie Emporium
"Stephen King pits kids vs. killer clown from hell."
‑ Charles Cassady, Common Sense Media
"Effective TV adaptation of King's novel"
‑ Jon Niccum, Lawrence Journal-World
"The first half is terrifying -- or was when I was younger. The second half has a bad special effect spider."
‑ Dan Fienberg,
"Top-Calibre horror"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
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